High School District 211 staff returned for two Teacher Institute days on Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11 to open the 2017-2018 school year. The first day of classes for students at all five District 211 high schools and two alternative schools is Monday, August 14.
Students in High School District 211’s Business Incubator program spent the school year developing business ideas to try to bring them to life with the help of investors.
Six of the best teams from each school’s Business Incubator course were selected to compete at the District Pitch Night for real funding this past May. After planning and preparation, each team presented their business idea to a panel of judges in hopes of being awarded $20,000 in seed money from the District 211 Foundation.
Two teams won this year’s seed money: Green Dirt from Conant High ...
Sophomores Nikita Basu, Aparna Ayyah, Archisha Ghosh, and Rithi Bramananthan are spending select mornings selling coffee and hot chocolate to students and staff to raise money for individuals affected by Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
“Sadly, people tend to forget about natural disasters within a week or two after they happen,” said Aparna. “For the people who are living through it they suffer the after effects for years. Anything that people can do to help those victims is so appreciated because they need it.”
Although each of the students participate in ...
District 211 is partnering with the Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates communities to help students within those communities explore career and internship options.
The Village of Schaumburg is hosting a “Career Exploration and Internship Fair” for Conant, Hoffman Estates, and Schaumburg High School students on Jan. 26 at Schaumburg High School. The fair aims to:
help create career opportunities for students,
increase youth awareness of local community and public sector opportunities,
put public sector agencies in contact with talent,
Registration is now open for the seventh-annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) Conference. The conference will be held at Conant High School on Feb. 4, 2017, for 5th and 6th grade girls and their parents in School Districts 15 and 54, and private schools within the District 211 attendance area. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Girls will learn about careers in engineering, math, and science by actively participating in hands-on sessions. These activities will be taught by women in fields such as structural design, polymers, ...