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.”
Samuel Devereux, a member of the Hoffman Estates High School Special Olympics Soccer Team, was named to the Illinois State Special Olympics Team. With this announcement, Devereux will participate in the national Special Olympics competition in Seattle, Washington, in July.
“This is a big honor for him,” said Coach Julie Phelan. “He is an excellent soccer player and a natural leader.”
Devereux tried out for the ...
The Conant High School Booster Club will host its 38th annual craft fair Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Conant High School (700 East Cougar Trail, Hoffman Estates, Illinois). Admission for the event is $1.
This year, more than 250 crafters will have booths set up selling a variety of goods. Attendees will also be able to enter for a chance to win a variety of prizes including items donated by the crafters and gift cards to many area businesses.
Earlier this year, Township High School District 211 unveiled the new “Incoming Freshman Handbook.” The handbooks were designed to aid and simplify the process for students preparing to enter high school.
“In the past, we’ve had a series of separate mailings,” said Mark Kovack, Associate Superintendent for Student Services. “These were disjointed and perhaps not as engaging.”
Students throughout Township High School District 211 who are considering summer internships are encouraged to start speaking with their school’s career advisors soon. The district’s internship program offers students to work with area businesses to learn skills which will benefit them in their future.
“It’s a great way for them to learn life skills and beef up college resumes while earning great experi...