D211 Post: Teachers Back for Institute Days

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High School District 211 staff returned for two Teacher Institute days on Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11 to open the 2017-2018 school year.  The first day of classes for students at all five District 211 high schools and two alternative schools is Monday, August 14.                                                         ...

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D211 Post: Three Former Superintendents Visit District 211

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Township High School District 211 prides itself on providing students with the highest quality education and opportunities. Building a strong reputation did not happen overnight. It is the product and impact of each staff member under the leadership of the superintendent that led to the District’s success and reputation. To celebrate the District 211 legacy, Superintendent of Schools Dan Cates recently invited three local former superintendents to visit the school district and discuss their time in District 211. Collectively, the four superintendents have more ...

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D211 Post: D211 Board of Education appoints new member to fill vacant seat

The High School District 211 Board of Education has selected Schaumburg resident Steven Rosenblum to fill the vacant seat on the seven-member Board.  Mr. Rosenblum’s appointment became effective immediately at the August 3 special Board of Education meeting, and runs through the completion of former elected High School District 211 Board Member Lauanna Recker’s term in April, 2019.  Ms. Recker resigned her position on the Board on June 28, 2017.   Mr. Rosenblum has been a District 211 resident since 1998 and is the parent of two Schaumburg ...

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D211 Post: HEHS Retiree Robin Jacobi Receives Prestigious Award from French Government

Robin Jacobi has been selected for induction into the French Republic’s prestigious Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of the French Academic Palms) at the grade of Chevalier (Knight). The Palmes académiques was founded by Napoleon in 1808 to honor education and is the oldest non-military French decoration. This distinction was initially awarded to outstanding members of the university community. Today, it recognizes the significant contributions of teachers through their teaching, scholarship and leadership over the course of their careers. It is also bestowed ...

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D211 Post: Introduction to Grading Improvements

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A message from Superintendent Dan Cates … (reprinted from the July/August 2017 Superintendent’s Newsletter)     Just for a moment, consider what you believe a report card grade should represent. Most of us can likely agree that a grade serves to communicate a student’s performance within a given course. Though grading might initially seem uncomplicated and straightforward, opinions differ widely about characteristics that should or should not factor into a final grade. Complexities associated with grading continue to merit extensive interest and ...

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FHS Featured in ‘EdTech Magazine’ For Helping Students Use Tech to Advance

Fremd High School was recently featured in EdTech Magazine. The article explores how innovative technology is helping students become career ready. Read an excerpt below: In the past, students in Steve Elza’s automotive classes at William Fremd High School in Palatine, Ill., had to take turns using a diagnostic scanning tool that cost the school up to $8,000. Today, the teens use an inexpensive device that connects via Bluetooth to the ­tablets they all carry. “Today’s cars have 100 or more computers in them,” says Elza. “We have to have ...

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School Supplies Needed for ‘Pack the Bus’ Donation Drive

A local student spearheaded a fundraiser to help provide students with the school supplies they need.  Pack the Bus will take place on Aug. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Super Target in Schaumburg, 2621 W. Schaumburg Rd. Donations can also be brought to the Schaumburg Township, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Additionally, donations are also being accepted via PayPal and GameWorks at 601 N. Martingale Rd., in Schaumburg. Top school supplies needed include pens, glue sticks, pencils, spirals, and folders.  A note from ...

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