CHS Student Competes in National Speech Competition

Athena Saldanha
When Conant High School senior Athena Saldanha joined the speech team, she was less than enthusiastic about it, and wanted to quit at first. With her parent’s encouragement and an open mind, Saldanha continued practicing and competing, and realized this is an important skill she enjoys. Recently, Saldanha was a semifinalist representing the state of Illinois in The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program – “A Constitutional Speech Contest,” which is a national-level competition. She competed against 19 students at the state competition to make ...

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K-9 Units Search D211 Schools, Deter Drug Possession

Police officers getting ready to search schools
Combating and deterring illegal drug possession within a high school is a problem that school districts often face.  In an effort to discourage students from drug violations, High School District 211 has partnered with Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, and Palatine police departments to use police dogs to search for drugs on campus. The searches began at the start of the 2011-2012 school year, with police dogs checking student lockers within the school.  Now, the District is planning to expand its searches to include student parking lots, as well. “We recognize ...

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Upcoming District 211 Honors Choir Concert

Honors Concert Choir
The best singers from Township High School District 211 will combine their voices for the 211 Honors Choir concert on Saturday, April 14 at Holy Family Church in Inverness. One hundred vocalists from Conant, Fremd, Hoffman Estates, Palatine and Schaumburg High Schools will perform under the direction of Cheryl Frazes Hill, director of Music Education and director of Choral Activities at Chicago College of Performing Arts. Dr. Frazes also holds the position of associate conductor of the Chicago Symphony Chorus. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. on April 14 at Holy Family ...

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Fremd, Conant Earn Energy Star Awards

Energy Star Certificate
Modifying old habits takes time to get used to and might not be immediately noticeable, but thanks to the efforts from District 211 faculty, staff, and students, tiny changes have amounted to something huge. Since 2004, there has been close to $8 million in savings for electricity, heating, and cooling costs district-wide. That savings has helped the District earn the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star Certification for William Fremd and Conant High Schools for a second consecutive year. Buildings that are the most energy-efficient and are nationally ...

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