D211 Post: Conant’s New Black Leader Achievers Hosts Black History Event

            When James B. Conant High School junior Faith Massey moved from Nashville, Tenn., she was surprised to see that her new school did not have an Afro-centric organization.  She decided to work the school to create one.             “My mom paved the way for me by giving me advice,” Massey said.  “She told me ‘you can do this, Faith.’  So I did, because there was a need.”         ...

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D211 Post: Palatine High School Sets Date for Cupcakes for a Cause

            The Palatine High School Special Education Department has scheduled its biennial "Cupcakes for a Cause" on March 7 in the school’s cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Entry to the event is free and cupcakes will be available for $2.00 each or $20.00 for a dozen.              In addition to cupcake sales, the event features raffles and cupcake judging contests.  Funds raised will be used for special education programs such as Special Olympics, Best ...

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D211 Post: Conant Hosts 3rd Annual Code 211 Hackathon

More than 70 students from across District 211 gathered at James B. Conant High School January 25, 2020 for the 3rd annual Code 211 Hackathon.  Students competed to create original apps and games.  Students also had the ability to attend a variety of workshops to learn new techniques and variable options in coding.  

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D211 Post: New principals named at Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg High Schools

           Palatine, Ill. — At its January 16, 2020 meeting, the Board of Education approved the appointment of Michael Alther as principal at Hoffman Estates High School, and the appointment of Brian Harlan at Schaumburg High School.  Both appointments will be effective July 1, 2020.  Mr. Alther, currently an assistant principal at Palatine High School, assumes the principalship from Josh Schumacher, who was recently named District 211 assistant superintendent for instruction.  Mr. Harlan, currently an assistant principal at ...

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D211 Post: Chicago Journalist and Schaumburg Alum Talks Career Path

             Students enrolled in Schaumburg High School’s broadcast course, as well as those interested in the journalism career pathway, had a unique opportunity to hear from The Jam morning show host, and SHS alum, Amy Rutledge about her career and experiences.              Students involved with the school’s broadcast media outlet “The Burg,” reached out to Rutledge through social media.  Schaumburg High School art department chair ...

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D211 Post: PHS Booster Announces Club 2019-2020 Scholarships

The PHS Pirate Booster Club is accepting applications for its 46th annual Scholarship Program starting January 13, 2020. These scholarships will be awarded to deserving members of the Palatine High School graduating class of 2020 wishing to further their education. Up to 14 graduating seniors may receive a $1,000 scholarship. Twelve of these scholarships are named in honor of Fred Zajonc. Mr. Zajonc was a community leader, a village trustee, and long-time member and past president of the Booster Club who worked tirelessly to generate parent and community support of ...

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D211 Post: D211 Career Expo offers chance for businesses to inspire students

            Township High School District 211 will be holding its 3rd annual Career Expo at William Fremd High School February 27 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  The Expo, open to all District 211 students, gives area businesses the opportunity to showcase their variety of career opportunities as well as inspire and guide students who may soon make up their future workforce.             Following a successful expo in 2018 that saw more than 150 business represen...

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