D211 Post: October 25 is Principals Day in Illinois

Today marks Principal Day throughout the state of Illinois. This day is designed to recognize principals and the Illinois Principals Association for the work they do to create a successful learning environment for students across Illinois. In District 211, we say thank you to our principals: Tony Medina - Palatine High School Kurt Tenopir - William Fremd High School Julie Nowak - James B. Conant High School Tim Little - Schaumburg High School Josh Schumacher - Hoffman Estates High School We thank them for the work they do daily serving our ...

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D211 Post: District 211 students explore the future of medicine

            To help students better prepare for their futures beyond high school, career counselors arrange career treks where they can experience aspects of potential future careers.  Recently, about 50 students from across the District had the opportunity to explore the future of the medical field during a trek to AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.             During the nearly two-hour visit, students heard a brief history of ...

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D211 Post: District 211 To Host Annual College Night October 23

            Township High School District 211 will hold its annual College Night at Palatine High School (1111 N. Rohlwing Road) October 23rd, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The event is open to all District 211 students and parents.              This year’s event will see representatives from more than 210 colleges and universities ranging from community colleges to four-year universities meet with students.  Representatives will provide attendees ...

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D211 Post: Fremd High School named a 2019 U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School

Township High School District 211’s William Fremd High School was one of the 362 schools recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2019. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. “We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a video message to the honorees. “As a National Blue Ribbon School, your ...

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D211 Post: All D211 Schools Make Chicago Magazine List

            In early September, Chicago Magazine published their annual list of the top public schools.  This year’s tabulation listed all five District 211 schools among the best in Cook County.              According to the publication, suburban high schools were rated based on a variety of statistics with graduation rate as the highest while SAT math and reading attainment percentage, income adjusted counting for 12.5% each.   &...

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D211 Post: High School District 211 announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for 2020

             Officials from National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Among them were 36 students from across Township High School District 211.              Students who were named as part of the announcement will continue in a competition for approximately 7,600 scholarships totaling more than $31 million.  District 211 National Merit Scholarship semi-fin...

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D211 Post: Class Ring Returned After 44 Years

            When Ruth Ford-Drake was a student at William Fremd High School, she did what most teenagers of the ‘70’s did when they started a new relationship.  She gave her boyfriend her class ring.  That exchange was the last time she would see the ring for 44 years.              “The ring cost around $150 at the time,” Ford-Drake said.  “When it went missing, I couldn’t even tell my mom that it had been lost.”  ...

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