D211 Post: Fremd Teacher Receives University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award

             Martin Zacharia, an advance placement history teacher at William Fremd High School, has received the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award.  Zacharia was nominated by a former student who now attends the university.             Zacharia said he was humbled by receiving the award.             “I was just really touched that Mingda took the time to nominate me,” said Zacharia.  ...

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D211 Post: Students Recognized for Highest Possible ACT Scores

           The Township High School District 211 Board of Education recognized five students for scoring a 36, the highest composite score, on the American College Test (ACT).  The students included two from Schaumburg High School and three from Fremd High School.             The first student recognized Rose Dinh, a senior at Fremd High School. Math teacher Chris Grattoni stated that Dinh’s high school career has been defined by hard work and success.  Dinh has a ...

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D211 Post: District 211 Named to College Board’s 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll

         Township High School District 211 has been named to College Board’s annual Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll for the third time in the award’s eight-year history for significant gains in student access and success.  District 211 is one of only 447 districts throughout the United States and Canada to be honored this year.            To be named to the honor roll, data from the past three years of 38 different AP exams, including world language and culture, was reviewed to ensure ...

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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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