PHS, CHS Students Win Big at District 211 Business Incubator Pitch Night

Students in High School District 211’s Business Incubator program spent the school year developing business ideas to try to bring them to life with the help of investors. Six of the best teams from each school’s Business Incubator course were selected to compete at the District Pitch Night for real funding this past May. After planning and preparation, each team presented their business idea to a panel of judges in hopes of being awarded $20,000 in seed money from the District 211 Foundation. Two teams won this year’s seed money: Green Dirt from Conant High ...

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FHS Boys Varsity Basketball Team Places 4th Place in IHSA State Tournament

Fremd High School hosted a rally earlier this week to celebrate the Varsity Boys Basketball Team placing 4th in the IHSA State Tournament. During the rally, seniors on the team competed against staff members in a short basketball game. View photos of the rally below.

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Pirates Announce New Head Wrestling Coach

Jeff Keske has been named head varsity wrestling coach at Palatine High School, effective with the 2017-2018 season.  Keske will take over head coaching responsibilities from Dan Collins, who is stepping down after 13 years at the head of the Pirates wrestling program.  “We are thrilled that Coach Keske will be leading our wrestling team,” said Palatine High School Principal Gary Steiger.  “Coach Keske has an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm to share with our student-athletes.  He is well-respected by the wrestling community and ...

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Two District 211 Students Earn Perfect Score on ACT

At its Feb. 16, 2017 meeting, the Board of Education honored two High School District 211 students for achieving a 36, the highest possible composite score, on the ACT exam. Fremd High School student Kevin Chen and Palatine High School student Sarah Gonwa earned perfect scores on the ACT. Both students said they were surprised to learn of earning a perfect score. “I was really surprised when I learned I got a 36 on the test,” Kevin said. “I was really expecting to have to take it again.” Sarah said that she took the ACT through school but needed ...

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Fremd Senior Athletes Recognized on National Signing Day

While several students are preparing to leave their high school sports teams for college, eight seniors at William Fremd High School celebrated their athletic scholarships and future spots on NCAA Division I or II collegiate teams. Students at Fremd High School participated in National Signing Day for collegiate sports on Feb. 1. Although the celebration is historically for seniors signing letters of intent for NCAA football teams, Fremd High School honors any student who received a Division I or II athletic scholarship. The following Fremd High School seniors ...

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Reminder: All Schools Hosting Extended Media Center Hours For Finals Prep

Many District 211 students took advantage of last night's extended media center hours to study for finals. As a reminder, all District 211 schools will have extended media center hours to provide students with a quiet space to study for finals. Read below to find out what each school is doing for its extended hours this week. PHS: Students at Palatine High School will be able to study in the library during normal hours from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Students can then study in the library and café until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Staff will be available to direct ...

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All Schools Hosting Extended Media Center Hours for Finals Prep

All District 211 schools will have extended media center hours to provide students with a quiet space to study for finals. Read below to find out what each school is doing for its extended hours this week. PHS: Students at Palatine High School will be able to study in the library during normal hours from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Students can then study in the library and café until 9 p.m. on both Monday, Dec. 19, and Tuesday, Dec. 20. Staff will be available to direct students to the study areas. FHS: The media center at Fremd High School will be open until 9 p.m. on ...

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