Pirate Boosters Seek Volunteers for Upcoming Dinner and Auction

Members of the Palatine community will have a chance to enjoy a dinner with live entertainment, while at the same time helping raise funds for Palatine High School students. The 33rd annual Pirate Boosters Dinner and Auction will take place on March 3 at The Cotillion, 360 Creekside Dr., in Palatine, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The event is open to adults in the community. This is the largest fundraiser hosted by the PHS Pirate Boosters to benefit all students, programs, and events. Individual tickets are on sale for $60 and tables for 10 are available. The dress code ...

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Pirates Announce New Head Football Coach

Corey Olson has been named varsity head football coach at Palatine High School, effective with the 2017 season. Olson, who is currently an assistant coach with the Pirates, will take over the head coaching responsibilities from Rick Splitt. Splitt is stepping down after four seasons as the Pirates head coach, posting a 34-12 overall record (.739 winning pct.), with three IHSA playoff appearances and reaching the semifinals the past two seasons. “Coach Olson knows football, but more importantly, he knows what it takes to build a team and develop student-athletes,...

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District 211 Bus Driver Recognized for Life-Saving Actions

Township High School District 211 Bus Driver Ken Feeley knows the students on his route. For the past year-and-a-half, he has driven students with special needs to school. Each morning is generally routine. He drives the same route, he greets students as they get on the bus, and he watches as parents say goodbye to their children as they are picked up for school. One January morning something was different. Trusting his instinct, Feeley requested a police well-being check at a student’s house that ultimately led to an emergency response to a life-threatening ...

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Fremd High School Bands Perform at Illinois Music Education Conference, Earn Top Ratings at Northshore Jazz Festival

Students in Fremd High School’s band program were selected to perform at the Illinois Music Educators Association’s (IMEA) Illinois Music Education Conference (IMEC), as well as recently achieved success at the Northshore Jazz Festival. The Jazz Ensemble and Symphony Strings Orchestra performed at a conference in Peoria. There are four different performance categories including band, orchestra, jazz, and choir. Groups submit a blind audition, which means there is no identifying information about the group, and IMEA selects performers. Out of all the schools to ...

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PHS Pirate Boosters to host 33rd Annual Dinner Auction

Members of the Palatine community will have a chance to enjoy a dinner with live entertainment, while at the same time helping raise funds for Palatine High School students. The 33rd annual Pirate Boosters Dinner and Auction will take place on March 3 at The Cotillion, 360 Creekside Dr. in Palatine, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The event is open to adults in the community. It is hosted by the PHS Pirate Boosters to benefit student programs and events. In addition to dinner, there will be a live auction, 50/50 raffle, wine cork pull, silent auction, and various raffles. Some ...

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Fremd Senior Athletes Recognized on National Signing Day

While several students are preparing to leave their high school sports teams for college, eight seniors at William Fremd High School celebrated their athletic scholarships and future spots on NCAA Division I or II collegiate teams. Students at Fremd High School participated in National Signing Day for collegiate sports on Feb. 1. Although the celebration is historically for seniors signing letters of intent for NCAA football teams, Fremd High School honors any student who received a Division I or II athletic scholarship. The following Fremd High School seniors ...

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I Want a Cold Day

Students from Schaumburg High School have teamed up with the High School District 211 superintendent of schools to create a music video that can warm up anyone’s day. Set to the music of Backstreet Boys, a student-made music video aims to provide information about the District’s severe cold weather guidelines. It describes conditions in which school would be canceled due to severe cold weather. SHS senior Emma Robie and junior David Kessler performed vocals with District 211 Superintendent Dan Cates. Additional student actors included juniors Olivia Donofrio, ...

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