D211 Post: Hoffman Estates High School Unveils New Media Center

            After nearly 10 months of construction and renovation, Hoffman Estates High School opened its redesigned and expanded media center March 5.  Principal Josh Schumacher called the new facility a student-centered space where students can feel comfortable.             Schumacher said the expanded Media Center moved resources such as the college and career center, SAT preparation center, test make-up, as well as others from areas throughout the ...

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D211 Post: Cisco Systems Adds Student Interns Following Career Expo

            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.  ...

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D211 Post: District Students Compete in Architecture and Design Competition

            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.          &...

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D211 Post: HEHS To Hold 9th Annual Cupcakes with Friends

            Hoffman Estates High School’s Special Education Department will hold their 9th annual Cupcakes with Friends October 27 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Entry for the event is free and open to the public.             During the day, cupcakes will be available for sale at a cost of $2 each or $20 per dozen.  The proceeds from the event will be used for HEHS Special Education programs including Best Buddies, Special Olympics, and ...

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D211 Post: College Night is October 10

            As part of District 211’s effort to help prepare students for post-high school education, the District will host its annual college night October 10.  The informational event will be held at Palatine High School from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.             The representatives from more than 210 two- and four-year colleges and universities will be on hand to answer a variety of questions.  Representatives will discuss financial aid, ...

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D211 Post: HEHS Band Marks Superhero Theme with Real Heroes

            Hoffman Estates High School celebrated their homecoming game with the theme of Superheroes.  The halls of the school were decorated with likenesses of Superman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man and many others.  The marching band chose to make use of the theme to honor other heroes during their traditional pre-game dinner.             H.E.L.P. (Hoffman Estates Loyal Partners) member Jeri Means came up with the idea of inviting firefighters, ...

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D211 Post: A Score of Perfect Scores

          Township High School District 211 began tracking students who received the highest possible composite score on the American College Test (ACT) in April 1998.  Since then, nearly 120 District 211 students have completed the same amazing feat.  During the same time, 12 students have achieved a perfect score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).  Here are some facts by the numbers of these amazing feats: A Case of Multiples              Eight students have ...

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