D211 Post: Old PHS Band Uniforms Get New Life

            This year sees the Palatine High School Pirate Marching Band taking the field in brand new uniforms.  The uniforms replaced uniforms which began use nearly 30 years ago.  Band director Carlos Esquivel wanted to immortalize the long standing and outgoing uniforms.             After discussion with members of the Band Boosters the group decided on creating pillows from the uniforms.  The pillows were ultimately designed by Booster member Ellen Theis.  ...

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D211 Post: From the Superintendent on the 2018-2019 Tentative Budget

An article by Superintendent Daniel Cates Submitted to the Daily Herald, printed September 18, 2018 A recent headline in the Daily Herald read that the District 211 budget lowers costs and forecasts a $7.9 million surplus. Understandably, questions arose about the reported surplus given that the article also cited our projected revenues of $254.3 million, which are substantially below our projected expenditures of $263.1 million. To remove any confusion about the budget and to highlight the positive financial course set by the District 211 Board of Education, the ...

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D211 Post: High School District 211 to be represented among I.S.B.E. 2018 Those Who Excel award recipients

Township High School District 211 is poised to be well-represented among recipients in the Illinois State Board of Education’s 2018 Those Who Excel education awards program.  Additionally, Fremd High School Social Studies Teacher Dr. LoriAnne Frieri has been named among the 10 finalists for Illinois Teacher of the Year.  The State Board annually sponsors the Those Who Excel awards to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the state’s public and non-public schools. High School District 211 Those Who Excel award candidates ...

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D211 Post: Fall Brings Booster Club Craft Fairs to D211 Schools

            Over the next three months, craft fairs will be held at Schaumburg, James B. Conant, and Palatine High Schools.               The first of the three will be at Schaumburg High School on September 22nd from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Admission is $1 for adults while children under 12 are admitted free of charge.  The fair is hosted by the Schaumburg High School VIP club and hosts more than 100 vendors  and crafters selling anything from crochet and needlework, ...

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D211 Post: High School District 211 announces National Merit Semifinalists for 2019

Township High School District 211 announces that 31 students have been named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition.  Semifinalists are selected based on scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (P.S.A.T./N.M.S.Q.T.). William Fremd High School students Gianna E. Arnieri, Ayushi D. Balan, Arnav Batta, Hannah Chen, Kristina Y. Chen, Matthew D. Corrigan, Bill Gao, Lydia S. Hahm, Duncan E. Harro, Christina S. Hu, Maegan Jong, Kevin Li, Hannah Lin, Martin Michalski, Anthony H. Mu, Shreya ...

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D211 Post: Fremd Freshman Collecting Toys for Pediatric Cancer Patients

            At the entrance of Wildberry Pancakes and Café (1383 N. Meacham Rd. Schaumburg) a colorful box sits to collect new toys for Rosie’s Toy Box, which collects toys for pediatric cancer patients.  The toy drive will continue through September 15.  So, who is Rosie?             Rosie Colucci is a freshman at William Fremd High School.  On her third birthday she was diagnosed with Neurofibromitosis, a genetic disorder which causes tumors to form ...

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D211 Post: District 211 Bus Driver Passes 50 Years of Service to District

          In 1968, then High School District 211 Superintendent Gerald A. McElroy called 22-year-old Bill Dahl to the District’s administration center for an interview to teach physical education and driver’s education at the recently built James B. Conant High School.  More than 50 years later, Dahl still wakes up early every morning to start his work day with District 211.            Dahl said when he started working for the District, most teachers also doubled as bus ...

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