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 ...

Read More


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 ...

Read More


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 ...

Read More


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...

Read More


D211 Post: Board Recognizes Student-Soldier

             The Township High School District 211 Board of Education recognized William Fremd High School senior Emilly Rojas-Cantu, who is currently enlisted in the United States Army Reserve during their general business meeting December 12.             Pvt. Rojas-Cantu, a supply specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 330th Medical Brigade, enlisted through the Army’s split-option program. The program allowed her to complete ...

Read More


D211 Post: Donor’s Generosity Feeds Giving

The High School District 211 Foundation recently received a donation of more than $1,000 from a generous individual to pay for 10 students to receive breakfast and lunch for the upcoming semester. The funds will also remove lunch debt accrued last semester. As word of this donor’s generosity spread, the District 211 Foundation began receiving additional donations to pay for reduced-price meals.  Thirty-five percent of District 211 students qualify for the national meals program. Depending on a number of criteria, students qualify for either free or reduced-...

Read More


D211 Post: District students learn of business apprenticeships

            Students from across High School District 211 had the opportunity to learn about business apprenticeships during a visit to Zurich Insurance in Schaumburg on November 14.  During the visit, representatives from Zurich, as well as current apprentices, some of which were recent District 211 graduates, spoke about the benefits and requirements of apprenticeships with the insurance company.             As part of the day’s activities, a panel ...

Read More