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Aptakisic Junior High
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Aptakisic Junior High students read stories to children at Tripp.
Tripp Elementary School kicked off Read Across America on March 2 by inviting Aptakisic Junior High students to read Dr. Seuss books to kindergartners through fourth-graders. The National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss. The NEA surveyed teachers and students and compiled a list of top 100 favorite books. Check out the teacher's list and the children's list and share it with your child. The NEA website also offers an Asian-American Booklist, Spanish/English Bilingual Booklist, 50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Read, Celebrity Book Pics, 50 State …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Students from St. Mary School, Meridian Middle School and Aptakisic Junior High represented Buffalo Grove at a regional spelling bee.
Three students from Buffalo Grove schools were among a field of 44 who competed last week in the Lake County Sectional spelling bee at South Park School in Deerfield. Contestants included Meridian's Ani Nuthalapati, Aptakisic's Lia Tziortzis and St. Mary's Edyta Czaplinski. In the end, only four spellers could advance to the Lake County finals. Pranav Guru from Charles J. Caruso Middle School in Deerfield, Alex Banta from Deer Path Middle School in Lake Forest, Pranav Sivakumar from Barrington Middle School - Station Campus, and Grace Chiou from St. Joseph School in Libertyville will compete for the championship title on March 14 at the College of Lake County.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Seventh- and eighth-graders spent a week focusing on tolerance and diversity.
Aptakisic Junior High students celebrated diversity last week during the school’s fifth annual Mix It Up Week. Its theme, “COEXIST,” emphasized tolerance and diversity education. Additionally, some students participated in an essay contest, "What Diversity Means to Me." Seventh-grader Matthew Cabrera’s essay was selected as the winner by a team of School District 102 administrators. Essays were judged based on their focus on tolerance and diversity. Related story: Read Matthew Cabrera's winning essay Mix It Up Week, which ran from Oct. 24-28, also included an assembly by Reality Theatre, an acting group composed of high school students who write and act in their own skits focusing on topics affecting junior high school students. In …
Aptakisic Junior High seventh-grader Matthew Cabrera was the named winner of the school's essay content, held in conjunction with Mix It Up Week.
This is Matthew Cabrera's winning essay from the diversity-themed contest at Aptaksic Junior High School. In the beginning, God created ALL men equal. The constitution clearly states that all men are created equal. Yet, even in the 21st century, there seems to be a disconnection that is happening in our society. We still cannot embrace the beauty of diversity. Racism, discrimination, prejudices, stereotypes, ignorance and fear hinders us from developing relationships with people of different culture and thus prevents us from truly unraveling the beauty and power of diversity. I must admit, I may be naive at the beginning on what diversity truly is, but after writing this essay, I have a new deeper sense of understanding of this complex and…