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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Large Summer School Program Enhances Learning Opportunities

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When school is out for summer, there are many students who are focused on continuing their education, or brushing up on academic or athletic skills they might not have time for during the regular academic year. District 211’s expansive summer school program, which started June 13, is unique not only in the amount of courses offered, but also in the amount of students who take advantage of this opportunities. “There is a mindset that summer school is for students repeating a course, and although we have students who do for various reasons, most students are ...

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D211 Students Report Earned Scholarship Opportunities

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As another school year comes to an end, most District 211 graduates are gearing up for the next step in their academic careers. Of those students, many have worked hard at earning scholarship opportunities. “The scholarships that students receive are important,” said Samantha Dolen, assistant superintendent for student services. “That financial relief from tuition, along with the college credits students can earn in high school through advanced placement and dual-credit coursework, represents a real benefit to students and parents.” Students at District 211 ...

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FHS Class Tests Phone, Presents Research to Motorola Reps

FHS Motorola Presentation
Students in the two sections of the Advanced Physics Class at Fremd High School had the opportunity to test a newer model of a Motorola cell phone, the Atrix 2, and present their research in front of Motorola and AT&T representatives. Students provided the company with valuable feedback as far as what teenagers are looking for in a cell phone from the best possible source — a teenager’s perspective. The phones were tested on durability, smartphone features, usability and quality of features, and target market analysis, among others. Students relied on ...

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Artificial Turf Athletic Fields Continue to Benefit Students

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When High School District 211 first installed new athletic fields with artificial turf, it was projected that the investment would open up numerous curricular opportunities at each school. After careful planning and execution, the fields were installed at all five high schools, two during the summer of 2008 and three during the summer of 2009. The amount of opportunities the fields provided to D211 students continues to be the biggest advantage of making the switch to artificial turf. The obvious is that not only did football, soccer, and lacrosse teams benefit from ...

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FHS’ Class of 2012 Lip Dub Celebrates 50th Anniversary and Graduation

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Fremd High School's class of 2012 created a lip dub video to various music not only to celebrate graduation, but also FHS' 50th anniversary. The video was filmed in two days at FHS on May 20 and 22. Lip dub videos, which uses lip synching and audio editing to make a continuous music video, is gaining popularity among high schools as a way to show school spirit and for graduating classes to leave their mark before they leave. CHS' class of 2012 also made a video, which you can see here.

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