D211 Post: October 25 is Principals Day in Illinois

Today marks Principal Day throughout the state of Illinois. This day is designed to recognize principals and the Illinois Principals Association for the work they do to create a successful learning environment for students across Illinois. In District 211, we say thank you to our principals: Tony Medina - Palatine High School Kurt Tenopir - William Fremd High School Julie Nowak - James B. Conant High School Tim Little - Schaumburg High School Josh Schumacher - Hoffman Estates High School We thank them for the work they do daily serving our ...

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D211 Post: District 211 students explore the future of medicine

            To help students better prepare for their futures beyond high school, career counselors arrange career treks where they can experience aspects of potential future careers.  Recently, about 50 students from across the District had the opportunity to explore the future of the medical field during a trek to AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.             During the nearly two-hour visit, students heard a brief history of ...

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D211 Post: District 211 To Host Annual College Night October 23

            Township High School District 211 will hold its annual College Night at Palatine High School (1111 N. Rohlwing Road) October 23rd, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The event is open to all District 211 students and parents.              This year’s event will see representatives from more than 210 colleges and universities ranging from community colleges to four-year universities meet with students.  Representatives will provide attendees ...

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D211 Post: Conant Students Learn of AI Morality and Designing Their Own Careers

            Students at James B. Conant High School gathered in the school’s auditorium to hear from Jacquelyn Krones, principal ethics strategist in cognition at Microsoft.  During the discussion, Krones spoke about her work with artificial intelligence (AI) programs, ranging from facial recognition software development to its ethical use.             In discussing the development of the software, she described some of the principals of its future ...

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D211 Post: All D211 Schools Make Chicago Magazine List

            In early September, Chicago Magazine published their annual list of the top public schools.  This year’s tabulation listed all five District 211 schools among the best in Cook County.              According to the publication, suburban high schools were rated based on a variety of statistics with graduation rate as the highest while SAT math and reading attainment percentage, income adjusted counting for 12.5% each.   &...

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D211 Post: Conant Student Among Top 30 in Breakthrough Junior Challenge

            James B. Conant High School senior Krisha Jivani is competing in a world-wide competition which sees the winner receive a $250,000 scholarship.  The competition, called the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, has students create a three-minute video covering a math or science topic.             Jivani, who was one of nearly 11,000 applicants, created a video describing magnetic levitation and superconductors.  She said she chose this topic ...

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D211 Post: High School District 211 announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for 2020

             Officials from National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Among them were 36 students from across Township High School District 211.              Students who were named as part of the announcement will continue in a competition for approximately 7,600 scholarships totaling more than $31 million.  District 211 National Merit Scholarship semi-fin...

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