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.”
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 29, 2019. 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 29.
As summer and summer school begin for students in the area, Palatine High School (1111 N. Rohlwing Rd.) and Schaumburg High School (1100 W. Schaumburg Rd.) will be participating in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program that offers free breakfast and lunch to all children under the age of 18. This marks the 4th year High School District 211 will participate in a USDA summer meal program, offering a free breakfast and lunch to not only students participating in summer programs, but any child ...
More than 250 Seniors from Palatine and William Fremd High School took part in the first ever District 15 / District 211 Senior Walk where seniors walked the halls of the elementary schools where their education began.
William Fremd senior Matt Downing said it was great to walk the halls again of Hunting Ridge.
"It was amazing seeing the little kids," he said. "It was really something remembering being that young. Life seemed simple then."
For Palatine High School senior Megan Farrell, seeing elementary students was very reflective.
Township High School District 211 will hold its 4th annual Business Incubator Pitch Night on May 14, 2019, in the William Fremd High School auditorium beginning at 6 p.m.
During the competition, student teams from across the District will pitch their business concepts to a group of investors comprised of area business leaders. The investors will choose which pitches will be awarded seed money to begin development. In last year’s competit...
On April 4, 2018, Township High School District held its first Career Expo. The expo was attended by nearly 100 area businesses representing all 16 career clusters, as well as more than 400 students looking to explore post-education career possibilities.
One business in attendance was Cisco Systems. Service Delivery Lead Ramya Vijay said she heard about the expo from District 211 Internship Coordinator Jan Brottman. ...
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.