D211 Post: Hoffman Estates HS Tops Foundation Spirit Challenge

From March 1 through May 1, the D211 Foundation ran the #wheresyourspirit challenge.  Over the two-month challenge, students, staff, family, and alumni were encouraged to post photos showing off their school spirit while donating to the foundation's grants and scholarships.  At the end of the challenge, the winning school would be recognized by the remaining schools posting a congratulatory message on their marquees.  All District 211 school marquee will congratulate challenge champion Hoffman Estates High School with the message, "Congrats Hoffman ...

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D211 Post: High School District 211 Alternative Schools to Hold Graduation Ceremony May 17

Township High School District 211 will hold its 26th-annual commencement ceremony for the District’s Alternative High School programs on Thursday, May 17, 2019, at Hoffman Estates High School (1100 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates), beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. Graduates from the Class of 2018 at District 211 North Campus, Higgins Education Center, and Alternative High School will receive their diplomas during the ceremony. Family and friends are invited to attend. Students who attend alternative programs complete all High School District 211 ...

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D211 Post: Township High School District 211 Daniel E. Cates named ‘Superintendent of Distinction’

  Dr. Daniel E. Cates, superintendent of Township High School District 211, has been named the 2018 Superintendent of Distinction by his colleagues in the North Cook Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA). Cates was honored at an awards luncheon May 1 in Springfield. State Superintendent Dr. Tony Smith was the featured speaker at the luncheon where 21 IASA regional Superintendents of Distinction were honored. “I am humbled to be recognized for our work on behalf of students in the District 211 community. Each day as superintendent ...

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D211 Post: 5 District 211 Students Receive National Merit Scholarships

           Five students from throughout Township High School District 211 were among the nearly 1,000 students nation wide who received the corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship.  The announcement came as part of the first list of the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarships which was published April 18.           This year's recipients are:           Kashif Javid, a senior at William Fremd High School who was selected to receive the National Merit Motorola  ...

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Inaugural D211 Career Expo a success

Career Expo 2018
High school students and local businesses had a chance to come together as more than 400 students visited 90 local businesses at the inaugural High School District 211 Career Expo, held on April 4 at Palatine High School.  The Expo, which was open to all District 211 students, provided an opportunity for students to connect their pathways to careers, with all 16 career clusters being represented at the event.  Participating businesses focused on internships, career exploration, apprenticeships, and jobs to help students.

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D211 Post: Fremd Students Work to Build Stronger Student Community

            When William Fremd High School sophomore Nora Joerger learned of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, she felt compelled to do something to help.  After a conversation with Fremd High School Early Childhood Development Teacher Erin Fasse, meetings with school administration, and discussions with other students, Joerger and 10 of her classmates decided to create the first-ever W.A.C. Week.              Joerger said the idea was to build a stronger community within ...

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D211 Post: All District 211 Schools Recognized with Safe Sports School Award

             In all District 211 schools, dedicated teams of athletic trainers oversee the safety and well-being of every student involved in any athletic activity.  At each school, athletic trainers are required to not only address injuries sustained by student-athletes, but create plans and programs to prevent future injuries.  For this extensive work, every District 211 school has achieved the Safe Sports School Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.         ...

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