When school is out for summer, there are many students who are focused on continuing their education, or brushing up on academic or athletic skills they might not have time for during the regular academic year.
District 211’s expansive summer school program, which started June 13, is unique not only in the amount of courses offered, but also in the amount of students who take advantage of this opportunities.
“There is a mindset that summer school is for students repeating a course, and although we have students who do for various reasons, most students are ...
As another school year comes to an end, most District 211 graduates are gearing up for the next step in their academic careers. Of those students, many have worked hard at earning scholarship opportunities.
“The scholarships that students receive are important,” said Samantha Dolen, assistant superintendent for student services. “That financial relief from tuition, along with the college credits students can earn in high school through advanced placement and dual-credit coursework, represents a real benefit to students and parents.”
Students at District 211 ...
Whether it was a three-legged race or running around the track backwards, students participated in an event to raise money for their school charity and to pump up school spirit.
The Paws for a Cause event at James B. Conant High School helped 50 CHS students show their pride by raising more than $600. Following the event was a movie night where a lip dub video — a music video created by audio editing and lip synching — created by CHS students was shown. The May 19 event was organized by National Honor Society President and senior Kelsey Ehrhardt.
There were 10 ...
High School District 211 has 20 students that were awarded prestigious National Merit Scholarships for their outstanding academic and extracurricular accomplishments.
Scholarships are based off of corporate-sponsored awards financed by roughly 200 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship, semifinalists had to fulfill requirements to advance to finalist standing, including high test scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, or PSAT.
Each semifinalist was asked to complete a ...
For high school students aspiring to be teachers in the future, there is one distinction many of them hope to receive — to be a part of the Golden Apple Scholars Foundation.
Lizbeth Arreola of Palatine High School, Jae Eun Ship and Maya Lane of James B. Conant High School, were selected as Golden Apple Scholars for the Illinois Class of 2012. They were chosen from more than 1,200 nominees this year.
Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a competitive program that seeks the best Illinois youth interested in a teaching career. Those selected receive advanced teacher ...
The annual U.S. News and World Report “Best High Schools” ranking was recently released, and three District 211 schools made the list at both the state and national level.
James B. Conant High School was ranked at No. 35 in the state and No. 848 nationally, William Fremd High School was No. 40 in the state and No. 922 nationally, and Palatine High School was No. 50 and No. 1,340 nationally.
The rankings are conducted by U.S. News in conjunction with American Institutes for Research. The report included 21,776 U.S. public high schools, and 155 Illinois schools to ...
On select Fridays during second semester at Conant High School, a group of students arrive at school at 6:30 a.m. dressed in bright blue uniforms ready to open and prepare for Cougar Perk, a student-run café that serves coffee and baked goods to faculty and staff.
Cougar Perk is part of the Business Education and Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) departments modeled after the same course at Schaumburg High School. Students are part of the year-long course and learn about entrepreneurship and all aspects of running a business.
“One of the best things about ...