D211 Post: District 211 Schools Earn Energy Star Certification

For the second consecutive year, all five District 211 schools have received the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Certification.  The announcement was made during District 211’s Board of Education meeting Oct. 19.             During the announcement, District 211 Superintendent Dr. Dan Cates said, “These awards are an acknowledgement of our staff’s commitment and dedication to the continuous improvement in energy efficiency.”          ...

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D211 Post: Fremd Students Raise Funds for Disaster Relief

Students from William Fremd High School's World Language Department raised more than $4,100 during a fundraiser Oct. 6.  The money will be used to support those affected by the Mexican Earthquake and Hurricane Maria.             The students conducted a “miracle minute,” fundraiser in which students had one minute to make any donations while a song was played over the school’s intercom system.  That night the students also stood outside of Fremd’s home football game taking any additional ...

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D211 Post: Slideshow-Work Continues on Fremd Media Center

The updated media center is expected to open early November 2017

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D211 Post: Fremd Principal Elected to IHSA Board of Directors

             Kurt Tenopir, the principal at William Fremd High School, was elected to the board of directors for the Illinois High School Association.  Tenopir will serve as the board member for Division 2 which encompasses approximately 100 high schools.              “This is a great honor to represent, not only schools in our area, but throughout the state,” said Tenopir.  “Athletics and activities has always been a passion of mine.  I am happy to ...

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D211 Post: New Handbooks Simplify Transition for Incoming Freshmen

                        Earlier this year, Township High School District 211 unveiled the new “Incoming Freshman Handbook.”  The handbooks were designed to aid and simplify the process for students preparing to enter high school.             “In the past, we’ve had a series of separate mailings,” said Mark Kovack, Associate Superintendent for Student Services.  “These were disjointed and perhaps not as engaging.”   ...

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D211 Post: Thinking About a Summer Internship? Start Looking Now

                        Students throughout Township High School District 211 who are considering summer internships are encouraged to start speaking with their school’s career advisors soon.  The district’s internship program offers students to work with area businesses to learn skills which will benefit them in their future.             “It’s a great way for them to learn life skills and beef up college resumes while earning great experi...

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D211 Post: Parents and Students Learn to Navigate College Preparation Experience

            More than 600 parents and students learned how to navigate the sometimes-complicated process of preparing and applying for college during Township High School District 211’s First Generation College Symposium at Palatine High School Sept. 27.             Over the course of the evening, the attendees listened to presentations which ranged from what to expect in attending large colleges to applying for financial aid.  Sessions were conducted in both English and ...

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