D211 Post:D211 Foundation Offers Multiple Scholarships

             The Township High School District 211 Foundation currently has more than 40 scholarships available to graduating seniors.  These scholarships total nearly $64,000 available to assist graduates in their college endeavors.              “College is a large expense for families and we have many generous donors that are passionate about giving back to the community and honoring loved ones through scholarships,” said foundation member Kris Bratkiv. &nb...

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D211 Post: Cougar Perk Returns for 9th Year

            At 5:30 on a Friday morning, a small group of students and teachers walk in to James B. Conant High School to begin cooking.  These individuals are members of a student run café called Cougar Perk, which sells baked goods and coffee to faculty and staff members of Township High School District 211.  On Jan. 26, the café started its ninth year.             The Cougar Perk operates every Friday through the second semester allows students to experience multiple ...

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D211 Post: District 211 Students Compete in District’s First Hackathon

             More than 100 students representing every school throughout Township High School District 211 competed in Code 211, the district’s first ever hackathon, hosted at Palatine High School, Jan. 19-20.  The event was filled with workshops and contests as students displayed a variety of coding abilities.                Dr. Daniel Cates, Township High School District 211 Superintendent, attended the two-day event and said he was impressed by talented and ...

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D211 Post: CNA Course Gives Students a Look at Medical Careers

              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,” ...

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D211 Post: Conant HS Teacher Named Technology Education Association of Illinois’ New Teacher of the Year

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 ...

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D211 Post: District 211 Schools Earn Energy Star Certification

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.”          ...

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D211 Post: District 211 Student Named to State Special Olympics Team

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 ...

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