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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D211 Post: Conant Golfer Tallies School’s First Hole-In-One

            When he was a sophomore, James B. Conant High School golfer Nikko Ganas finished the season as the second leading golfer across the Mid-Suburban League conference.   This year, he leads the conference in points, a feat which was aided by achieving the school’s first competitive hole-in-one at the Bridges of Poplar Creek August 28.             Ganas said that he didn’t realize he had a chance of making the 148-yard shot until he ...

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D211 Post: Book-appétit-Conant Students Participate in Book Sampling Event

            English students at James B. Conant High School received assistance selecting new reading material when they participated in what was called a “Book Tasting.”              Conant High School Librarian Judith Lopez said the event is designed to expand the students’ reading interests.             “This experience gives the students more of the ownership of selecting books.  ...

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