D211 Post: Conant Student Provides Lifesaving Aid

            When James B. Conant High School Senior Kaitlyn O’Brien started her shift at Rosario’s in Schaumburg September 28, she expected a usual Saturday evening.  Shortly after taking a call-in order, she said one of the waitresses ran into the back calling for the owner.             “The waitress said a woman passed out,” O’Brien said.  “Initially I didn’t think anything of it.  I just kept bagging food.”   ...

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Assistant principal named next principal at Palatine High School

Tony Medina
At its October 18, 2018 meeting, the High School District 211 Board of Education approved the appointment of Tony Medina as principal at Palatine High School, effective July 1, 2019.  Mr. Medina, currently an assistant principal at the school, will take over the principalship from Gary Steiger, who has been in that role since 2002 and will retire at the end of this school year. Mr. Medina joined High School District 211 in 2006 as a world language teacher at Fremd High School.  He accepted his first leadership role in 2013 as the world ...

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D211 Post: RAH and D211 Foundation Pair Up for 8th Annual Event

           Realtors Against Homelessness and the D211 Foundation partner for their 8th annual event November 7, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Stonegate Banquet Centre in Hoffman Estates.  For the second consecutive year, guests will be entertained by 7th Heaven.             The event will include a variety of live and silent auctions as well as raffles.  All proceeds from the event will be used by RAH in their mission of support to students ...

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D211 Post: HEHS To Hold 9th Annual Cupcakes with Friends

            Hoffman Estates High School’s Special Education Department will hold their 9th annual Cupcakes with Friends October 27 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Entry for the event is free and open to the public.             During the day, cupcakes will be available for sale at a cost of $2 each or $20 per dozen.  The proceeds from the event will be used for HEHS Special Education programs including Best Buddies, Special Olympics, and ...

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D211 Post: Schaumburg Band Travels 4400 Miles …to Play in Schaumburg

            The Ernestinum Bigband, a student band from Schaumburg, Germany, will perform with the Schaumburg High School Jazz Ensemble October 6, as part of the German bands area visit.  The two bands will perform in the high school’s auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m.             Schaumburg High School Music Department Chair Vinnie Inendino said he and his students are eager for the joint concert.         ...

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D211 Post: Fremd Holds First Champion Program Meeting

             A group of teachers and staff at William Fremd High School wanted to combat students’ feelings of no connection with the school.  The group ultimately came up with the Champion Program, which would pair these students with staff members who volunteered as mentors.  The program held their kick-off meeting October 2.             Special Education Department Chair, Jessica Medinah said the purpose of the mentors is to create an additional support system ...

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D211 Post: College Night is October 10

            As part of District 211’s effort to help prepare students for post-high school education, the District will host its annual college night October 10.  The informational event will be held at Palatine High School from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.             The representatives from more than 210 two- and four-year colleges and universities will be on hand to answer a variety of questions.  Representatives will discuss financial aid, ...

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