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APTAKISIC JUNIOR HIGH • 847-353-5500 • 1231 Weiland Rd • Buffalo Grove

In the NEWS - D102 Aviation Explorers Club Building Skills for the Future

Since last October, students in the Aptakisic Aviation Explorers Club have been studying, constructing, and flying unmanned aerial vehicles/drones, a current topic in the world of business, military, and leisure. While few can accurately predict what this industry will look like in the future, D102's mission includes providing opportunities for students to explore and develop individual interests and passions. For these students, the excitement of learning about engineering and aviation doubled when a local expert visited a second time to provide additional lessons on calibrating the drone's GPS and flying it.  View the April 17 Chicago Tribune article.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 09:08

Assets (Social Worker's Newsletter) - April 2015

Read about sleep tips for teens and so much more in this months edition of Assets.....created by our Social Worker, Carolyn Lewis.  Click here to read our April Newsletter!

CEO of Mad Lab Industries Inspires D102 Students

Last week, students from the Aptakisic Aviation Explorers Club (lead by Ms. Chausis) had the honor of meeting and learning from the CEO of Mad Lab Industries, Don Miller. Mad Lab is a company that designs and manufactures Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's). In addition to learning to fly UAV's, the Aviation Club is learning about engineering, aviation, electronics, and programming while building a UAV. In the middle of construction, the students had difficulty identifying required components and contacted the UAV's manufacturer, Mad Lab Industries. Mr. Miller visited D102, helped the students finish building a drone, and provided a surprise flight lesson. More about this STEM club.

AJHS Jazz Band "Peps" Bulls Fans

The 2014-15 AJHS Jazz Band performed at the Chicago Bulls game on Saturday, April 11!  To begin the evening, the the band was able to have their picture taken on the court before the game (while Derrick Rose warmed up!) and then played on the main concourse as 22,000 Bulls fans entered the stadium! Thanks to Mr. Eifert, who has worked countless hours to prepare our kids to sound like rock stars and for Mrs. Rakickas, who was there to play in the band and lead the band also!  Mr. Consdorf also came along as a chaperone (and a surprise percussionist!)!  

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 13:21

TED-Ed Club Speaker returns from SHS!

On Tuesday, 4/7/2015, Tanvee Patankar returned to AJHS to speak to the students in this year's TED-Ed Club. Tanvee's participation in Aptakisic's inaugural TED-Ed Club last year led her to be selected as a speaker in the TEDxYouth@LakeVilla event in November. Tanvee, who has been instrumental in establishing a TED-Ed Club at Stevenson High School this year, shared her experiences in preparing and delivering her TEDx talk. Visit Ms. Patankar's project website at http://www.change.org/p/life-management-101.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 13:00

AJHS - Illinois Principals Association Award Recipients 2015

Congratulations to Jakayla M. and Eli T., who along with their parents, participated in the annual Student Recognition Breakfast held at Vernon Hills High School. Jakayla and Eli were recognized for this honor for their outstanding achievements in the school and community.  Congratulations!

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 13:00

Author to Speak on Bullying at Aptakisic this Thursday at 7:00pm Parents are invited to a works

Parents are invited to a workshop at Aptakisic onThursday, April 9 at 7:00pm. Renowned author Carrie Goldman will share her expertise and candid accounts of families dealing firsthand with peer victimization. She will present proven strategies and concrete tools for teaching children how to speak up and carry themselves with confidence; call each other out on cruelty; resolve conflict; cope with teasing, taunting, physical abuse, and cyberbullying; and be smart consumers of technology and media. Thank you to PTO for hosting this parent workshop.  Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVPs help us plan. RSVP to kyoungperkins@d102.org or 847-353-5665. Childcare is available for children five years and older by registering.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:08

Aptakisic Students Perform in Mosaic Show to Raise Money for Cancer Research

During the last week of March more than 40 seventh and eighth graders performed in Aptakisic's Mosaic Show to raise money for pediatric cancer research. These teens practiced many hours on acts such as the cha cha, rhythmic dance, singing, piano playing, beat boxing, and more. "The experience is priceless for these kids," notes Aptakisic Social Worker Carolyn Lewis. "They join Mosaic to share a skill, but leave with new friends and an emotional high that comes from within." The Mosaic raised $582.82 for pediatric cancer research. Thank you to Mrs. Choi and Mrs. Lewis for organizing and hosting Mosaic.

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1231 Weiland Rd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Aptakisic Junior High
1231 Weiland Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-353-5500
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