D211 Post: District 211 Students Named Illinois State Scholars

            The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has released this year’s list of Illinois State Scholars.  This year’s announcement included 587 students from across District 211.  This marks the largest number of District students named to the annual list.             An Illinois State Scholar is a student who ranks in the top 10 percent of graduating seniors across the state.  Selections is based on a variety of criteria including ...

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D211 Post: Ending on a New Tradition

More than 250 Seniors from Palatine and William Fremd High School took part in the first ever District 15 / District 211 Senior Walk where seniors walked the halls of the elementary schools where their education began.  William Fremd senior Matt Downing said it was great to walk the halls again of Hunting Ridge. "It was amazing seeing the little kids," he said.  "It was really something remembering being that young.  Life seemed simple then." For Palatine High School senior Megan Farrell, seeing elementary students was very reflective. "It ...

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D211 Post: District 211 Alternative Schools to Hold Graduation Ceremony May 16

Township High School District 211 will hold its 26th-annual commencement ceremony for the District’s Alternative High School programs on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Hoffman Estates High School (1100 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates), beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. Graduates from the Class of 2019 at District 211 North Campus, Higgins Education Center, and Alternative High School will receive their diplomas during the ceremony. Family and friends are invited to attend. Students who attend alternative programs complete all High School District 211 ...

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D211 Post: District 211 to Hold 4th Annual Pitch Night May 14

            Township High School District 211 will hold its 4th annual Business Incubator Pitch Night on May 14, 2019, in the William Fremd High School auditorium beginning at 6 p.m.              During the competition, student teams from across the District will pitch their business concepts to a group of investors comprised of area business leaders.  The investors will choose which pitches will be awarded seed money to begin development.  In last year’s competit...

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D211 Post: Schaumburg’s MC Art Show Expands in 3rd Year

            Schaumburg High School held its 3rd Annual MC Art Show in the school’s cafeteria May 2, 2019.  The event combined a show of the student artwork as well as displaying tools and techniques used by students with a variety of disabilities.             Art Department chair Gerry James said the move from Seigie’s Corner to the library gave the show its expanded view.             “Our ...

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D211 Post: EPA Grant Aids Purchase of Additional Green Buses

            In 2018, Township High School District 211 purchased 15 propane-fueled school buses in its drive to add alternative fuel vehicles.   In March 2019, the District received a $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of the Diesel Emission Reduction Act School Rebate Program.             At the April 25, 2019 Board of Education meeting, it was announced that the grant money would be used to aid in the purchase ...

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D211 Post: Hoffman Estates High School Students Paint Portraits for Memory Project

            For five years, art students at Hoffman Estates High School have participated in a unique art project. Each year the students take part in The Memory Project which invites art teachers and students to help cultivate global kindness by creating portraits for children around the world who have faced substantial challenges.            Art Department Chair Juan Medina believes the project is a good way to help his students see beyond their own lives.           “I ...

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