D211 Post: Conant Booster Club to Host 38th Annual Craft Fair

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.     &nbs...

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D211 Post: New Handbooks Simplify Transition for Incoming Freshmen

                        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.”   ...

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D211 Post: Thinking About a Summer Internship? Start Looking Now

                        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...

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D211 Post: Parents and Students Learn to Navigate College Preparation Experience

            More than 600 parents and students learned how to navigate the sometimes-complicated process of preparing and applying for college during Township High School District 211’s First Generation College Symposium at Palatine High School Sept. 27.             Over the course of the evening, the attendees listened to presentations which ranged from what to expect in attending large colleges to applying for financial aid.  Sessions were conducted in both English and ...

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D211 Post: District 211 College Night to be held at Palatine High School on October 11

The 2017-2018 District 211 College Night program will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Palatine High School, 1111 N. Rohlwing Road in Palatine.  The event is open to all High School District 211 students and their parents.   Admission representatives from colleges around the country will be gathered in one place to provide information about their admissions process and answer questions about programs, student life, and financial aid.  More than 200 representatives from two- and four-year colleges ...

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High School District 211 Represented Among I.S.B.E. 2017 Those Who Excel Award Recipients

Township High School District 211 is poised to be well-represented among recipients in the Illinois State Board of Education’s 2017 Those Who Excel education awards program.  The State Board annually sponsors the Those Who Excel awards to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the state’s public and non-public schools.   High School District 211 Those Who Excel award candidates include (listed alphabetically): • Palatine High School Assistant Principal Michael Alther (administrator ...

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D211 Post: Conant High School Unveils New Culinary Arts Kitchen

                                     The Family and Consumer Science Department at James B. Conant High School unveiled their new culinary arts kitchen Sept. 19.  The new classroom expands the abilities of the culinary arts programs at the school.             “We’ve moved from a home economics kitchen to a bit more modern culinary arts room,” said Angela Drenth, the F.C.S. department chair.  ...

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