VIDEO: FHS Student Surprised by Brother’s Return from Afghanistan

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Schwartz, and former Fremd High School Graduate, surprised his sister Jacqueline Trujillio during her Spanish Class on Sept. 26. Surrounded by their family, Trujillio was unaware of her brother's return. FHS Principal Lisa Small told Trujillio she had a guest for lunch when she opened the door and saw him standing outside her classroom. Their younger brother, a fourth grader, was also surprised in his class at Hunting Ridge. After a long embrace, the family reunited and went out for lunch.

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Four D211 Students Earn Highest Score on ACT

Each year, junior and senior students all over the country take the ACT (American College Testing) exam. For many, this test serves as the gateway to making it into their first-choice university or college. The goal is to receive the best composite score possible in the categories of science, mathematics, reading, English, and an optional writing test. Each exam is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s score is the average of the four test scores. Among District 211 students, four students received the highest possible score. Jack Riedy from Palatine High ...

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FHS, PHS Cheerleaders Support Palatine Beautification

Each year, cheerleaders at Fremd and Palatine High Schools help the Village of Palatine’s Beautification Commission transition from summer to fall by assisting with cornstalk displays around the community. This year, spirit and community support was shown when the two squads joined forces and volunteered to help the Village decorate its lampposts, train station, and the Village Hall for fall on Sept. 8. “I think it is fun for the girls to interact with cheerleaders from another school because they don’t get that opportunity all the time,” Lindsey Cochor...

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Directions 2012 Event Approaching for Students in Special Education

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In an effort to help parents transition their students out of high school and into post-secondary opportunities, District 211 has teamed up with other local educational institutions to participate in the annual event Directions 2012. The event is open to all students in special education and family members on Oct. 2 from 6 - 8:30 p.m., and features various informational sessions and a college and career fair. The event will be held at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights. The event is sponsored by the Northwest Educational ...

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First Day of School Success at D211

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Yesterday marked another successful first day of school for more than 12,000 District 211 students entering the 2012-2013 academic year. School spirit and pride was shown by faculty and staff at each school, with upperclass student leaders setting examples for fellow students and freshmen. Each school had its own traditions to greet students and build excitement for the school year. “Students and staff have a unique opportunity to have a fresh start each year,” said District 211 Superintendent of Schools Nancy Robb. “I visited all of our schools throughout the ...

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What’s New for the 2012-2013 School Year

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The start of school is an exciting time each year in High School District 211. Back to school means teachers have worked on their curriculum during the summer and are ready to share new lessons or techniques. Many students have taken a summer school class, but most are eager to get back to school. In addition to that excitement, there are many things happening in District 211 that help make the start of this year unique to any other. Technology has rapidly increased in education throughout the years, and District 211 is incorporating more of it in the classroom. ...

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Student’s Progress in Building Construction Program

For more than 30 years, District 211 students have participated in a program where they have the opportunity to construct homes in surrounding communities. The Building Construction Program provides a unique experience where District 211 students learn about various aspects of building a single-family house, including how to read blueprints, what the architecture and construction fields are like, and other marketable skills for after-graduation career opportunities. Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg High Schools’ junior and senior students, and a few students from ...

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