D211 Post: Fremd Opens Student Run Nordic Café

            Students with William Fremd High School’s Independent Study Culinary Arts and the Culinary Club have established the school’s first student run morning café named the Nordic Café.              Family and Consumer Science Department chair Christina Parsons said the name for the café as well as logo were designed by students within the Culinary Club.             “The Independent Study students were ...

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D211 Post: District to Hold Community Education Session on Vaping and e-Cigarette Impact

Over the past several years, the use of vaping and e-cigarette products has exponentially increased among our youth. With growing frequency, youth are using these products not only to consume and become addicted to high levels of nicotine, but now are using these devices to inhale THC which is the active, psychotropic ingredient in marijuana. These devices have become more innocuous, harder to identify, and easier to conceal. The perception among many is that these products are less harmful than smoking and other risky behaviors, despite a growing body of research that ...

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D211 Post: District Students Compete in Architecture and Design Competition

            Students from across the District competed against each other in the District 211 Architecture Competition in which they designed an ideal and functional house.  Each entry had to include four bedrooms and two and half bathrooms while being up to 3,500 square feet.  The winning entry, submitted by Palatine High School senior Nelson Bartolo, will be the Building Construction Program house to be built on Berner Road in Elgin next year.          &...

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D211 Post: District 211 Adds Japanese Language Course Through Online Classroom

            Students at James B. Conant and Schaumburg High School have been involved in a new style of classroom this semester.  They gather in their respective school’s media centers where they log into Blackboard where they engage online with a Japanese language instructor at Harper College.  This is the District’s first step into adding online classes to the curriculum.              Conant High School Senior Emma Rogers said she was happy to ...

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D211 Post: Chinese Educators Visit District 211

            A group of more than 20 education staff from the Zhejiang Province of China toured William Fremd High School on Nov. 1 as part of a multi-week education tour.  The group first met with representatives from Community Consolidated School District 15 and Township High School District 211 at the District’s G.A. McElroy Administration Center in Palatine Oct. 25.             During the meeting at District 211’s Administration Center, represe...

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D211 Post: Best Selling Author Visits District 211 Schools

            Sandhya Menon, author of the New York Times bestseller When Dimple Met Rishi spent two days meeting with students from James B. Conant and Hoffman Estates High School.  Her visit to Conant coincided with the school’s first Author Day.  During her visit to Hoffman Estates, she met with students in English Teacher Britany Westby’s creative writing class.             At Hoffman Estates, Menon told students they should never ...

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D211 Post: Schaumburg Business Leader Promotes School Partnership During Tour

            Illinois Deputy Governor Leslie Munger, President and CEO of Intersect Illinois Mark Peterson, Commerce and Economic Opportunity Assistant Deputy Director Erik Brejla and others toured Innovative Components Inc. Schaumburg facility as part of a local business tour arranged by the Schaumburg Business Association October 25.             During opening remarks, Innovative Components President Mike O’Connor discussed the importance of reaching high ...

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