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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District 211 Hosts Networking Event for Instructional Coaches from 38 Area Schools

District 211 recently hosted a networking conference for area instructional coaches to share coaching models and strategies that are utilized in area schools. More than 60 participants from 38 different Chicago-area high schools attended. This is the first time District 211 has hosted this event. District 211 instructional coaches, as well as Lisa Small, associate superintendent for Instruction, spearheaded the event. The agenda included opportunities to share instructional coaching models that have worked at each school. Glenbrook South presented on student ...

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Fremd High School Teacher Steve Elza is Finalist for 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year

When Steve Elza, applied technology teacher at Fremd High School, first heard about being a 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year finalist, he was speechless. “I have a passion for what I do with the kids and seeing them succeed, and when someone else sees that passion and says ‘you’re doing a great job and we appreciate what you do,’ it really validates what we all do here. It’s pretty amazing.” Elza, who has worked at Fremd High School for seven years, is one of 12 finalists for 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year. The State Board annually sponsors the ...

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Fremd High School to Induct Two Former Coaches into FHS Hall of Honor

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                Fremd High School is inducting two former coaches into the Fremd High School Hall of Honor on Jan. 31. The recognition will take place between the boys’ varsity basketball game and the girls’ varsity basketball game. The two inductees are former FHS coaches Richard Bokor and Diane Kelly.  Kelly was the assistant coach for FHS’ girls’ gymnastics team and retired in 2004. Throughout Bokor's tenure, he was assistant coach for the boys’ track team, head coach for the boys' ...

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Six District 211 Students Named 2013 Golden Apple Scholars

Many high school students have a drive and passion to become educators and work toward the prestigious goal of becoming a Golden Apple Scholar. District 211 has six students who are on their way to becoming future educators. Students Marco Arreola, Elise Guerro, and Tiffany Guerro from Palatine High School, Karyn Baldwin from Schaumburg High School, and Fatima Cisneros and Timothy Coukart from Hoffman Estates High School were selected as part of 135 Golden Apple Scholars for the Illinois Class of 2013. Each student was recognized for his/her accomplishments by the ...

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