D211 Recognized as Energy Star Leader, Top Performer in Nation

Energy Star Leader Certificate
After William Fremd and Conant High Schools were two of 15 schools in Illinois to earn a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Award in spring 2012, the District is receiving another distinction for its energy conservation efforts. The EPA and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) have recognized the District as an Energy Star Leader and a Top Performer, nationally. As a whole, the District had an aggregate energy performance rating score of 75 or higher on all eligible buildings that were considered for Leader status. Additionally, ...

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D211 Students Report Earned Scholarship Opportunities

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As another school year comes to an end, most District 211 graduates are gearing up for the next step in their academic careers. Of those students, many have worked hard at earning scholarship opportunities. “The scholarships that students receive are important,” said Samantha Dolen, assistant superintendent for student services. “That financial relief from tuition, along with the college credits students can earn in high school through advanced placement and dual-credit coursework, represents a real benefit to students and parents.” Students at District 211 ...

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Artificial Turf Athletic Fields Continue to Benefit Students

Athletic Fields
When High School District 211 first installed new athletic fields with artificial turf, it was projected that the investment would open up numerous curricular opportunities at each school. After careful planning and execution, the fields were installed at all five high schools, two during the summer of 2008 and three during the summer of 2009. The amount of opportunities the fields provided to D211 students continues to be the biggest advantage of making the switch to artificial turf. The obvious is that not only did football, soccer, and lacrosse teams benefit from ...

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy Available to D211 Students

YEA! Academy
Embrace your passion. Live your dream. Change the world. That is the mission behind the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), a program that takes high school students through the process of starting and running a real business during the course of an academic year. The program, sponsored by the Palatine Chamber of Commerce, is open to all High School District 211 students, with those interested being encouraged to submit an application. Entrepreneurship is an important asset for future generations to embrace and understand. During the program, students will learn to ...

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Program Successful for Special Education’s Transition Services

Transition Industries
As the school year comes to a close, District 211 is completing its first academic year with Transition Industries as part of its special education transition services. Transition Industries is a District 211 vocational work experience for special education students that partners with a local business. Students are placed in a vocational, real-work setting where they focus on work skill behavior with a goal of post-secondary opportunities or competitive employment. The program will run for the six-week summer school vocational training experience as well. The ...

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Three D211 Schools Make ‘Best High Schools’ List

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The annual U.S. News and World Report “Best High Schools” ranking was recently released, and three District 211 schools made the list at both the state and national level. James B. Conant High School was ranked at No. 35 in the state and No. 848 nationally, William Fremd High School was No. 40 in the state and No. 922 nationally, and Palatine High School was No. 50 and No. 1,340 nationally. The rankings are conducted by U.S. News in conjunction with American Institutes for Research. The report included 21,776 U.S. public high schools, and 155 Illinois schools to ...

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District 211 Meals Meet, Exceed Nutrition Guidelines

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Preparing school lunches requires a lot of planning and making sure government nutritional standards are met, and High School District 211 has proven that it provides quality meals to its students. The District received results from The School Meals Initiative Review, which is a nutrition audit of the lunches served within the District done in collaboration with the Illinois State Board of Education and Southern Illinois University. District 211 met and exceeded expectations for high school lunches. The review looks at every nutritional aspect of school meals and ...

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