The start of school is an exciting time each year in High School District 211. Back to school means teachers have worked on their curriculum during the summer and are ready to share new lessons or techniques. Many students have taken a summer school class, but most are eager to get back to school. In addition to that excitement, there are many things happening in District 211 that help make the start of this year unique to any other.
Technology has rapidly increased in education throughout the years, and District 211 is incorporating more of it in the classroom. ...
Each fiscal year, High School District 211 creates its tentative budget for the upcoming school year. The tentative budget for the 2012-2013 academic year was approved by the Board of Education at its Aug. 16 meeting, and is available for public viewing on the District website and local libraries. The budget will be available for public review for 30 days, at which time the Board will vote to adopt the plan for the upcoming year. All school districts must finalize and approve a budget no later than Sept. 30.
This year marks another financially stable year for the ...
For the first time in District 211 history, students seized an opportunity to take a summer school course online.
The course Online Keyboarding allowed students to enhance their typing skills in order to succeed in their academic and professional careers. The class is primarily online, however, students meet with the teacher a total of three times during the course to exhibit their typing technique and to receive feedback from their teacher.
“As educators, we believe in proper keyboarding techniques for the workplace and academic success,” said Patti Ertl, a ...
With an opportunity to learn something new every day, District 211 offers Continuing Education courses to community members and individuals who are 18 years or older. The Continuing Education course catalog, which is available online for fall 2012, offers a wide-range of courses that cater to individual’s interests and skill-building needs. Course topics range from foreign language, home improvement, fitness, personal enrichment, cooking, and more.
“Continuing education provides learning opportunities for community members to learn something new,” said Charles ...
Starting high school can be a stressful time for students and parents alike. For many students that are developing social skills, such as students with communication disabilities, specifically those on the Autism Spectrum, entering high school might be more stressful for reasons other than just coursework. These students and their parents might seek additional support when preparing to enter school freshman year.
This is why High School District 211 offers a summer transitional program in conjunction with the Life and Learning Strategies program entitled “The Hidden ...
As District 211 looks to strengthen its District-wide curriculum, there has been a slight shift in the focus of academic goals for the next two years. The Board of Education approved those goals for the 2012-2014 academic years at its July 12 meeting.
The first goal is that students will demonstrate academic growth in high school. Instead of the District focusing solely on higher enrollment in more rigorous classes, teachers are looking at overall growth based on the individual student.
“What we want as far as growth is to have students try to progress to the next ...