D211 Post: 5th Annual First-Generation College Symposium Set for Sept. 26

            Township High School District 211 will hold their 5th Annual First-Generation College Symposium September 26th at Palatine High School from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Child care will be available for attendees from 6:15 until 8:45 p.m.  The symposium is designed to help parents whose students will be the first in their family to attend college, but is open to all District 211 families.              Like previous years’ symposiums, parents ...

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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: College Night is October 10

            As part of District 211’s effort to help prepare students for post-high school education, the District will host its annual college night October 10.  The informational event will be held at Palatine High School from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.             The representatives from more than 210 two- and four-year colleges and universities will be on hand to answer a variety of questions.  Representatives will discuss financial aid, ...

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D211 Post: HEHS Band Marks Superhero Theme with Real Heroes

            Hoffman Estates High School celebrated their homecoming game with the theme of Superheroes.  The halls of the school were decorated with likenesses of Superman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man and many others.  The marching band chose to make use of the theme to honor other heroes during their traditional pre-game dinner.             H.E.L.P. (Hoffman Estates Loyal Partners) member Jeri Means came up with the idea of inviting firefighters, ...

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D211 Post: D211 Schools to Host Annual Open House

Township High School District 211 schools are preparing to host annual Parent Open Houses.  William Fremd, James B. Conant, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, and Schaumburg High Schools will hold Parent Open Houses on Thursday, August 30, 2018.  Parents are invited to follow shortened versions of their child’s schedule (10- to 14- minute segments) as well as take part in other special activities and events.  The District’s two alternative schools, District 211 North Campus and Higgins Education Center, also will host open houses on August 30. Conant High ...

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D211 Post: Conant Baseball Coach and Wife Save Driver from Roll-over Crash

            James B. Conant High School Math Department Chair and Baseball Coach Derek Fivelson spent part of his summer coaching his son’s youth baseball team.  While traveling with his family to a state tournament in Freeport on August 3, Fivelson witnessed an automobile crash into a retention pond near the intersection of I-90 and Illinois Route 47 in Huntley, Ill.             “Suddenly getting to a baseball game in Freeport didn’t seem so important,” he said. &...

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D211 Post: Investors Award $30,000 to Top Business Pitches During Pitch Night

            Nearly 200 parents, students, and community members gathered in the auditorium at James B. Conant High School, May 15, for the third annual District 211 Pitch Night.  During the evening, teams from throughout the District pitched business ideas and products to a panel of area business leaders with the intention of gaining funding.  By the end of the night the panel of investors chose to invest $30,000 in teams Ideal Meal from William Fremd High School and i-Dry from Palatine High School.     &...

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