Modifying old habits takes time to get used to and might not be immediately noticeable, but thanks to the efforts from District 211 faculty, staff, and students, tiny changes have amounted to something huge. Since 2004, there has been close to $8 million in savings for electricity, heating, and cooling costs district-wide.
That savings has helped the District earn the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star Certification for William Fremd and Conant High Schools for a second consecutive year. Buildings that are the most energy-efficient and are nationally ...
Collaboration is color blind, and for two cross-town basketball games neither green nor red prevailed.
William Fremd and Palatine High Schools teamed up to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis through an event called Hoops for Hope on Jan. 27. Students and staff from both schools purchased orange t-shirts to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
“I think this event really serves as a testament to the strength of our community,” said Melissa Poczatek, Student Council president at Palatine High School.
The event was created in the memory of Brian Larsen, a ...