D211 Post: Speaker Mawi Asgedom Tells PHS Students to Push Their ‘Turbo Button’

             Public speaker Mawi Asgedom met with students at Palatine High School during an all school assembly January 24.  During his presentation, Asgedom spoke of the difficulties of his early childhood as an Ethiopian refugee through his families settling in the United States and his ultimate graduation from Harvard.             Counselor Judy Locher worked to bring Asgedom to PHS after hearing speak at the Illinois School Counselor Association ...

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D211 Post: Time to Start Applying for College Scholarships

            As the second semester is underway, seniors should start filling out scholarships in preparation for college.  The District 211 Foundation offers a variety of scholarships from students which range from school specific to District wide.             Scholarships offered by the District 211 foundation are available to graduating seniors across the District.  While most applications are due by mid-March, students are encouraged to check ...

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D211 Post: RESCHEDULED District 211 to Host Vaping & E-Cigarette Community Education Session

  NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for March 14, 2019 at 7 PM.             Township High School District 211 will host a Community Education Session discussing the dangers of Vaping and E-Cigarettes at Palatine High School January 31, 2019, beginning at 7 p.m.  The session will be available in both English and Spanish, and child care will be available in the school’s media center café.             Palatine High School Assistant Principal Tony ...

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D211 Post: Fremd Social Worker’s Kind Act a Point of Inaugural Speech

            William Fremd High School Social Worker Kim Filian was in her office when a fellow staff member sent her an unusual text message.  According to the text, new Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker discussed an act of kindness Filian had performed in December.             “I got a text message saying, ‘hey the new governor mentioned you in his inaugural speech three times,” Filian said.  “I thought he was kidding.”   &n...

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D211 Post: Palatine Hosts Seventh Science Olympiad

            Palatine High School held its seventh Science Olympiad November 30.  The event, which was the largest in Illinois, drew approximately 1100 students from 33 schools, including three from Indiana and one from Kentucky.             Carl Garrison, Palatine High School Science Department chair, was pleased by the large turnout and eagerness of the competitors.              “It is ...

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D211 Post: Hoffman Estates Students Get Inside Look at City Government

            Students in Hoffman Estates High School’s Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics and Introduction to Government classes received an inside look at the various operations within Hoffman Estates’ village government during a trip to the village hall Nov. 29.             Hoffman Estates High School Government teacher Kim Ryon said the visit was the second of a three sessions designed to expose students to the breadth of local government ...

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D211 Post: District 211 Placed on the College Board’s 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for 4th Year

Township High School District 211 is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.  To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, the District had to, since 2016, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.   &...

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