D211 Post: Retired Teacher and Author Returns for Book Launch

           Tony Ramano spent 32 years teaching English and Psychology at William Fremd High School.  On Jan. 18, Ramano returned for a book launch for his new book Where My Body Ends and the World Begins.              The teacher turned author said he was glad to be back at Fremd, which he said was like a second home.             “It was great being back and seeing so many familiar faces from cafeteria workers to ...

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D211 Post: CNA Course Gives Students a Look at Medical Careers

              John Reyes always wanted to be a teacher, even when he worked as a nurse at William Fremd High School.  His desire to teach led him to teach a Certified Nursing Assistant course at Harper College.  When Township High School District 211 began to look at starting their own program, the administration decided to observe a class at Harper, which happened to be taught by Reyes.             “Nancy Robb, the superintendent at the time, saw me that night,” ...

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D211 Post: Anatomage Table Provides New Resource for Biology Students

            Students at Palatine High School now have a new way to study biology thanks to a device called an Anatomage table.  The table allows students to explore 3-dimensional images of various aspects of human anatomy.             “The biggest advantage is just application, and the amount of different things you can do with this,” said Christian Keller, a biology teacher at Palatine High School.              ...

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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: District 211 to Host Realtors Brunch

           Township High School District 211 will host a Realtors Brunch on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the G.A. McElroy Administration Center (1750 S. Roselle Road in Palatine).  The event provides an opportunity for local Realtors to gain valuable, up-to-date information about District 211, as well as establish contacts within the school district for future reference.             Realtors wishing to attend can RSVP by clicking here or going to ...

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D211 Post: District 211 Adds Alternative Fuel Buses to Fleet

           Township High School District 211 will add 15 propane-fueled 71-passenger buses to its fleet, following the Board of Education approval of a bid, which also included the purchase of 15 smaller gasoline-fueled 30-passenger buses Dec. 14.  The new buses will replace buses ranging from 13-15 years old.             Diana Mikelski, District 211 Director of Transportation, said her team reviewed a variety of alternative fuel buses before deciding on propane.  &nb...

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D211 Post: Fremd NHS Delivers Gifts as Part of Grant-A-Wish

                    Students and advisors from Fremd High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) delivered more than 350 gifts to children at It Takes a Village Head Start Learning Center in Chicago, Dec. 12.  The event is a long-standing holiday tradition of the service based organization.             “One of the pillars of NHS is service,” said Jessica Monticello, NHS advisor.  “This is a great way to uphold that pillar, but it is also a ...

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