D211 Post: District 211 Bus Driver Passes 50 Years of Service to District

          In 1968, then High School District 211 Superintendent Gerald A. McElroy called 22-year-old Bill Dahl to the District’s administration center for an interview to teach physical education and driver’s education at the recently built James B. Conant High School.  More than 50 years later, Dahl still wakes up early every morning to start his work day with District 211.            Dahl said when he started working for the District, most teachers also doubled as bus ...

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D211 Post: Two District 211 Teachers Named AGS Geography Teacher Fellows

           Advanced Placement Human Geography Teachers Dr. LoriAnne Frieri, from William Fremd High School, and Mrs. Samantha Serrano, from James B. Conant High School, are two of only 50 teachers from across the United States chosen as 2018 American Geographical Society (AGS) Geography Teacher Fellows.  This is the third year of the initiative which has been bade possible by a generous gift from the Boundless Corporation, sponsorship from Mapbox for the Geography Teacher Fellow Mapathon, and support from the AGS Corporate Angels Partne...

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D211 Post: D211 Schools to Host Annual Open House

Township High School District 211 schools are preparing to host annual Parent Open Houses.  William Fremd, James B. Conant, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, and Schaumburg High Schools will hold Parent Open Houses on Thursday, August 30, 2018.  Parents are invited to follow shortened versions of their child’s schedule (10- to 14- minute segments) as well as take part in other special activities and events.  The District’s two alternative schools, District 211 North Campus and Higgins Education Center, also will host open houses on August 30. Conant High ...

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D211 Post: The Future Kingz – From HEHS to AGT

                           A few days before the start of the 2018-2019 school year, a small group gathered in the gym at Hoffman Estates High School.  After some time spent setting up lights and placing people around some tables, an individual yells action.  The group was filming part of a video project for the dance crew The Future Kingz.             The Future Kingz wanted to film at Hoffman Estates High School as a way to pay ...

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D211 Post: D211 Internship Students Had a Transformative Summer

Fifty five different companies stepped up to provide 143 students with a variety of career choices to explore this summer through internships.  Most high school students never get this opportunity.  The efforts of these hosts are extremely appreciated.   This program continues the vision of the district to prepare students to be college and career ready for the 21st century.  As one of  the company hosts Robyn Safron from Hydraforce in Lincolnshire says, "You don’t know what you’re missing if you don’t do it."  Greg Ohm from ...

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D211 Post: Conant Baseball Coach and Wife Save Driver from Roll-over Crash

            James B. Conant High School Math Department Chair and Baseball Coach Derek Fivelson spent part of his summer coaching his son’s youth baseball team.  While traveling with his family to a state tournament in Freeport on August 3, Fivelson witnessed an automobile crash into a retention pond near the intersection of I-90 and Illinois Route 47 in Huntley, Ill.             “Suddenly getting to a baseball game in Freeport didn’t seem so important,” he said. &...

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D211 Post: District 211 Staff Makes Final Preparations For the Start of School

            Administrators, teachers, and staff spent the past week making final preparations for the start of the 2018-2019 school year which begins August 13.             On Monday, administrators from throughout the district gathered at William Fremd High School to discuss the future year.  The theme for the day was “One More Degree.”  During the seminar, District 211 Superintendent Dr. Daniel Cates discussed teachers going above and beyond to inspire students to ...

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