D211 Post: District 211 Teachers Helping Eligible Students Register to Vote

            September 23-27, 2019 has been designated as High School Voter Registration Week.  The week is designated as a nonpartisan drive to encourage and aid eligible high school students in registering to vote in upcoming local and national elections.             Across Township High School District 211, teachers and organizations such as the League of Women Voters have worked to ensure students are familiar with voting procedures and are registe...

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D211 Post: All D211 Schools Make Chicago Magazine List

            In early September, Chicago Magazine published their annual list of the top public schools.  This year’s tabulation listed all five District 211 schools among the best in Cook County.              According to the publication, suburban high schools were rated based on a variety of statistics with graduation rate as the highest while SAT math and reading attainment percentage, income adjusted counting for 12.5% each.   &...

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D211 Post: Realtors Against Homelessness Wins $24,000 Grant

            Throughout August, Realtors Against Homelessness (RAH), an organization which works to fight homelessness among students within District 211, was in competition for the Biard & Warner Good Will Network’s Solid Good grant.  The grant awards $24,000 to five regional nonprofit organizations with an emphasis in combating homelessness.              After the more than 25,000 votes were counted, RAH was named one of the top five ...

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D211 Post: Conant Student Among Top 30 in Breakthrough Junior Challenge

            James B. Conant High School senior Krisha Jivani is competing in a world-wide competition which sees the winner receive a $250,000 scholarship.  The competition, called the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, has students create a three-minute video covering a math or science topic.             Jivani, who was one of nearly 11,000 applicants, created a video describing magnetic levitation and superconductors.  She said she chose this topic ...

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D211 Post: Realtors Against Homelessness Schedules 9th Annual Event

            Realtors Against Homelessness has scheduled their 9th annual RAH Event for November 7, 2019 at Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre (2401 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL).  The event will run from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.                  Realtors Against Homelessness was formed in 2011 and partnered with the District 211 Foundation to work to decrease homelessness among students throughout District 211.  ...

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D211 Post: Class Ring Returned After 44 Years

            When Ruth Ford-Drake was a student at William Fremd High School, she did what most teenagers of the ‘70’s did when they started a new relationship.  She gave her boyfriend her class ring.  That exchange was the last time she would see the ring for 44 years.              “The ring cost around $150 at the time,” Ford-Drake said.  “When it went missing, I couldn’t even tell my mom that it had been lost.”  ...

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D211 Post: 5th Annual First-Generation College Symposium Set for Sept. 26

            Township High School District 211 will hold their 5th Annual First-Generation College Symposium September 26th at Palatine High School from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Child care will be available for attendees from 6:15 until 8:45 p.m.  The symposium is designed to help parents whose students will be the first in their family to attend college, but is open to all District 211 families.              Like previous years’ symposiums, parents ...

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