D211 Post: Conant High School Gets Multiple Summer Improvements

            James B. Conant High School has been closed during the 2018 summer break while the school is receiving multiple upgrades and improvements.             The largest renovation to the 55-year-old building, is a complete overhaul of nine of the school’s restrooms.  Renovations include new fixtures, plumbing improvements, installation of hand dryers, and HVAC updates.             Lauren Hummel, District 211 ...

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D211 Post: Investors Award $30,000 to Top Business Pitches During Pitch Night

            Nearly 200 parents, students, and community members gathered in the auditorium at James B. Conant High School, May 15, for the third annual District 211 Pitch Night.  During the evening, teams from throughout the District pitched business ideas and products to a panel of area business leaders with the intention of gaining funding.  By the end of the night the panel of investors chose to invest $30,000 in teams Ideal Meal from William Fremd High School and i-Dry from Palatine High School.     &...

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D211 Post: District 211 to Hold Annual Business Incubator Pitch Night

             Students from throughout Township High School 211 will gather at James B. Conant High School’s auditorium May 15, to participate in the District’s annual “Pitch Night.”  This year's event will begin at 6:00 p.m.  During the evening teams from the schools’ Business programs will pitch their ideas to a panel of investors in the hopes of winning start-up funds.             “This is an excellent way to recognize the winning pitches from each of ...

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D211 Post: Seven District 211 Students Named in National Merit Scholarship Second Announcement

            Seven students from throughout Township High School District 211 have been added to the list of National Merit Scholarship Recipients during the second announcement.  Recipients listed in the second announcement will all receive a $2,500 scholarship.             Scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of substantial amount of information submitted by both the finalist and ...

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D211 Post: 5 District 211 Students Receive National Merit Scholarships

           Five students from throughout Township High School District 211 were among the nearly 1,000 students nation wide who received the corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship.  The announcement came as part of the first list of the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarships which was published April 18.           This year's recipients are:           Kashif Javid, a senior at William Fremd High School who was selected to receive the National Merit Motorola  ...

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D211 Post: Coach Shows Toughness in the Face of Adversity

  This article was submitted by Conant Crier staff writer Isaac Goffin.  The Crier is the student newspaper of James B. Conant High School.  To read the original article or more from the Crier, click here. Due to a congenital birth defect, head sophomore girls’ basketball coach Drew Shulman couldn’t tie his shoes until the fourth grade. The defect, which caused Shulman to be born without a left hand, never frustrated the once three-sport athlete from Elk Grove High School. As an athlete, Shulman made a difference to his team through his ...

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D211 Post: Conant Student Council Donates to Lurie Children’s Hospital

           Members of the James B. Conant High School student council presented a check for $4,200 to Deanna Kerns, an associate director at Lurie Children’s Hospital, during the winter sports assembly at the school March 2.  The money was raised by changing the school’s winter dance into a fundraising event.             Kerns said the donation will be used to provide meaningful cures.             “This money will ...

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