Aptakisic Junior High School

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Aptakisic Junior High School is part of Aptakisic-Tripp Community Consolidated School District 102 located on 1231 N. Weiland Road in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. It feeds into Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois,[1] suburbs of Chicago, and the school's main goal is to prepare the students for future success in a global economy undergoing rapid change. The Volleyball teams won the championship 2 years in a row. They went undefeated in 2008 and won the championship. In 2015, the Scholastic Bowl team won state in an IESA tournament.

The school's colors are red and white, and until 2012 the mascot was the Indian, in honor of Chief Aptakisic. In April 2012, the school's mascot was changed to the Eagle.[2] The school runs education and sports programs. The soccer team was undefeated in 2007. The facility operates as the chief middle school of School District 102, and houses the seventh and eighth grades; Meridian Middle School, also located in Buffalo Grove, feeds into it. Students who live in Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire and a small part of unincorporated Deerfield attend the school.

The school was built in the 1970s after the original Aptakisic-Tripp School was torn down. It served grades K-8, until 1979 when Pritchett School was built. By the late 1990s the school began only serving kids of grades 7 and 8, once the Tripp School was built.

In 2005, a 12-year-old-girl stabbed another student with a kitchen knife out of an act of revenge. The girl received a sentence of 5 years of extensive probation.[3]

About the school[edit]

The school's curriculum includes a Spanish class and there are extra classes for those whose second language is English.

Also, it has many mathematics classes (Pre- Algebra Survey, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2). Students who reach the math class of Honors Geometry are bused to Stevenson High School, while they have the rest of their classes at Aptakisic. It also has a school newspaper (The Insider), and a variety of athletic clubs, and also contains a fitness center with both cardio and weight machines. The school has two gyms, a small gym and a large gym and in one wing of the school is the district office.

The school also offers band, orchestra, and chorus (choir).

Clubs are: - Scholastic Bowl (Won the IESA state tournament in 2015) - Science Fair (As a middle/junior high school, won the most awards in the 2015 IJAS State Science Fair) - Math Counts (Has had students progress to state finals) - Art Studio Club - Aptakisic Business Club - The School Play - Stage Crew - School Newspaper - Jazz Band (Has played at numerous Chicago Bulls games) - Student Council - Science Olympiad - History Bee/Bowl and Geography Bee/Bowl (Numerous Individual and Team honors at regional, state, and national levels)

Athletic Clubs: - Volleyball - Basketball - Soccer - Track and Field - Cross-Country - Wrestling -Golf

Aptakisic is part of the Patriot Athletic Conference, of six feeder schools into Stevenson High School, the other five being Twin Groves Middle School, Woodlawn Middle School, Daniel Wright Junior High School, Fremont Middle School, and West Oak.

Technology Initiative[edit]

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year an iPad was provided for each student in 5th grade and 7th grade. The pilot program was deemed a success and the following year all students in 5th-8th grade received iPads. In addition to iPads, each classroom has one Promethean Activboard.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Public Elementary School Districts Within Stevenson District 125." Sender School Districts. Adlai E. Stevenson High School, n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2013. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  2. ^ Stoffel, Michelle (2012-04-03). "Aptakisic Junior High drops Indian mascot". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Co. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  3. ^ "Girl, 12, gets probation in stabbing". 2005. Retrieved 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ https://sites.google.com/a/d102.org/pti/

Coordinates: 42°10′28″N 87°56′55″W / 42.17444°N 87.94861°W / 42.17444; -87.94861