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 ...
The Township High School District 211 Foundation currently has more than 40 scholarships available to graduating seniors. These scholarships total nearly $64,000 available to assist graduates in their college endeavors.
“College is a large expense for families and we have many generous donors that are passionate about giving back to the community and honoring loved ones through scholarships,” said foundation member Kris Bratkiv.
At 5:30 on a Friday morning, a small group of students and teachers walk in to James B. Conant High School to begin cooking. These individuals are members of a student run café called Cougar Perk, which sells baked goods and coffee to faculty and staff members of Township High School District 211. On Jan. 26, the café started its ninth year.
The Cougar Perk operates every Friday through the second semester allows students to experience multiple ...
More than 100 students representing every school throughout Township High School District 211 competed in Code 211, the district’s first ever hackathon, hosted at Palatine High School, Jan. 19-20. The event was filled with workshops and contests as students displayed a variety of coding abilities.
Dr. Daniel Cates, Township High School District 211 Superintendent, attended the two-day event and said he was impressed by talented and ...
John Reyes always wanted to be a teacher, even when he worked as a nurse at William Fremd High School. His desire to teach led him to teach a Certified Nursing Assistant course at Harper College. When Township High School District 211 began to look at starting their own program, the administration decided to observe a class at Harper, which happened to be taught by Reyes.
“Nancy Robb, the superintendent at the time, saw me that night,” ...
Shayna Adelman, an applied technology teacher at James B. Conant High School, was named New Teacher of the Year by the Technology Education Association of Illinois. She received her award during the association’s annual conference in Bloomington, Ill., on October 27.
Adelman received the award, which recognizes outstanding teachers in their first five years, based on her work in applied sciences, as well as her work with students in programs such as the robotics club, and Girls in Engineering Math and Science ...
For the second consecutive year, all five District 211 schools have received the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Certification. The announcement was made during District 211’s Board of Education meeting Oct. 19.
During the announcement, District 211 Superintendent Dr. Dan Cates said, “These awards are an acknowledgement of our staff’s commitment and dedication to the continuous improvement in energy efficiency.”