D211 Post: Hoffman Estates Chemistry Teacher Named State Finalist for National Teaching Award

When Hoffman Estates High School Chemistry teacher Tanya Katovich was told she had been nominated for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, it started her on a five-month application processes.  The hard work and preparation  led to her being named as one of five state finalists for the nation’s highest honor for mathematics and science teachers.  The announcement was made during a ceremony at Fermi Lab Nov. 3.             “To be nominated for the award is ...

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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: Palatine Students Win Cooking Competition

Students enrolled in the culinary arts program at Palatine High School won the first Camos and Cooks competition hosted by Illinois Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Command’s Delta Herd at Harper College Oct. 18.  The students competed against teams from Harper as well as the Illinois Army National Guard.             Senior Patti Dabrowska, the team captain, said the competition, which required the competitors to create a main course, dessert, and beverage using military Meals Ready to Eat ...

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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: HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 211 ANNOUNCES NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS FOR 2018

High School District 211 announces that 31 students have been named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Semifinalists are selected based on scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (P.S.A.T./N.M.S.Q.T.). William Fremd High School students Abhinav R. Balu, Kevin Chen, Varun Cidambi, Bissmun Gill, Matthew C. Grabianski, Kailey G. Henson, Stephanie X. Hu, Jesse Huang, Kashif Javid, Edward W. Li, Anna J. Miller, Allison M. Nakazawa, Adhith Palla, Nicholas L. Parekh, Elizabeth D. ...

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D211 Post: Foundation Taps District 211, Harper College, NIU for Bachelor’s Degree Grant

High School District 211, Harper College, and Northern Illinois University have been selected to participate in a one-year “design challenge” that aims to dramatically move the needle on bachelor’s degree completion for community college students. The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation is funding the nonprofit Education Design Lab to lead the Seamless Transfer Pathway Design Challenge. Harper, NIU and District 211 are among just four groups of two- and four-year institutions chosen nationwide for the grant.   “We know that through our ...

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District 211 Earns Ninth Consecutive Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

District 211 was recently recognized for its high quality Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending 2014. For the ninth year in a row, District 211 was awarded the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award. The organization recognizes school districts that meet its criteria for financial reporting. “We are privileged to have such skilled, committed people working in our business department,” said Lauren Hummel, chief operating officer at District 211. “Their ...

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