A Message from the Superintendent: Brand New

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This post was reprinted from the July/August Superintendent's Newsletter, and written by Superintendent of Schools Nancy Robb  Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year! To begin this year, I am pleased to report that District 211 recently reviewed and adopted a new “brand” statement. For those not familiar with that phrase, let me describe what it means. Branding actually stems from the practice, started in the middle ages, of marking cattle or other livestock with a unique symbol to indicate ownership. In more recent times, the term branding was imported by the ...

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2013-2014 Tentative Budget Approved

Each fiscal year, High School District 211 creates its tentative budget for the upcoming school year. The tentative budget for the 2013-2014 academic year was approved by the Board of Education at its Aug. 15 meeting, and is available for public viewing on the District website and at local libraries.  In accordance with School Code, the budget will be available for public review for 30 days, and the Board will vote to adopt the plan for the upcoming year at its Sept. 26, 2013 meeting. All school districts must finalize and approve a budget no later than Sept. 30. This ...

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District 211’s Progress Toward Meeting Academic Goals in 2012 – 2013

During the 2012-2013 academic year, District 211 established academic goals for its students that included yearly goals and targets to accelerate academic achievement in various categories. With a focus on student learning and growth, high school standards attainment, high school graduation rate, and college and career readiness, the District’s academic goals reflect changes in the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) accountability system. Teachers had an opportunity to assess and refine the curriculum during 10 morning work sessions throughout the previous ...

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District 211 Summer Construction Update

During the summer months, facility improvements are made across the District, as well as several administrative changes. Summer provides a perfect time for facility improvements because classrooms are generally empty and summer school locations are determined partly around building improvement plans. Here are some updates on what the District is currently working on for the 2013-2014 school year. Asphalt and Concrete:  Removal and replacement of asphalt is complete at James B. Conant and Palatine High Schools.  Work is underway at Hoffman Estates High School.  ...

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District 211 Participation in Free and Reduced Lunch Program Ensures All Students Receive Healthy Food Options

High School District 211 has a diverse student population, and because of this, each school strives to ensure the needs of individual students are met. This is one reason District 211 participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. The program allows the District to provide qualifying students meals at a free or reduced rate based on household income. It’s beneficial for District 211 to participate in the program because it allows every student access to a meal that is nutritionally balanced and meets strict federal requirements. “The program ...

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Slideshow: A Glance at District 211 Graduation

Students from Palatine, Fremd, Hoffman Estates, Conant, and Schaumburg High Schools, as well as students in District 211's Alternative High School programs graduated on May 30 and June 2. This is a glance at the District 211 graduating Class of 2013. All images courtesy HR Imaging. [slider_pro id="9"]

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Graduation is Here for District 211’s Class of 2013

As the school year is coming to an end, there is one thing on every senior’s mind – graduation. For many senior students in District 211, this time of year is a busy, yet bittersweet reminder that high school is coming to an end. Students from Palatine, Fremd, Hoffman Estates, Conant, and Schaumburg High Schools, as well as students in District 211’s Alternative High School programs, are finishing their final coursework and preparing for high school graduation. “We know our students received an outstanding high school education that has prepared them for ...

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