PHS, CHS Students Win Big at District 211 Business Incubator Pitch Night

Students in High School District 211’s Business Incubator program spent the school year developing business ideas to try to bring them to life with the help of investors. Six of the best teams from each school’s Business Incubator course were selected to compete at the District Pitch Night for real funding this past May. After planning and preparation, each team presented their business idea to a panel of judges in hopes of being awarded $20,000 in seed money from the District 211 Foundation. Two teams won this year’s seed money: Green Dirt from Conant High ...

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District 211 Celebrates 1 Million Meals Served This School Year

A lucky student helped High School District 211 reach an impressive milestone on May 18. As he stood in the Hoffman Estates High School cafeteria food line, little did freshman student Jett Dennis know he would be a part of the District’s food service department celebrating its 1-millionth meal served during this school year. “I was very surprised,” said Jett after the announcement during lunch. “It is nice how the school provides us with a good lunch that we can eat and enjoy every day.” Jett went to purchase his lunch when the milestone celebration ...

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Village of Schaumburg to Host Career Exploration and Internship Fair for SHS, CHS, HEHS Students

District 211 is partnering with the Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates communities to help students within those communities explore career and internship options. The Village of Schaumburg is hosting a “Career Exploration and Internship Fair” for Conant, Hoffman Estates, and Schaumburg High School students on Jan. 26 at Schaumburg High School. The fair aims to:  help create career opportunities for students, increase youth awareness of local community and public sector opportunities, put public sector agencies in contact with talent, educate ...

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Reminder: All Schools Hosting Extended Media Center Hours For Finals Prep

Many District 211 students took advantage of last night's extended media center hours to study for finals. As a reminder, all District 211 schools will have extended media center hours to provide students with a quiet space to study for finals. Read below to find out what each school is doing for its extended hours this week. PHS: Students at Palatine High School will be able to study in the library during normal hours from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Students can then study in the library and café until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Staff will be available to direct ...

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All Schools Hosting Extended Media Center Hours for Finals Prep

All District 211 schools will have extended media center hours to provide students with a quiet space to study for finals. Read below to find out what each school is doing for its extended hours this week. PHS: Students at Palatine High School will be able to study in the library during normal hours from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Students can then study in the library and café until 9 p.m. on both Monday, Dec. 19, and Tuesday, Dec. 20. Staff will be available to direct students to the study areas. FHS: The media center at Fremd High School will be open until 9 p.m. on ...

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HEHS Hawks Announce New Head Football Coach

Timothy Heyse has been named varsity head football coach at Hoffman Estates High School, effective with the 2017 season.  Heyse, who is currently an assistant coach, will replace Mike Donatucci at the helm of the Hawks’ football program.  Donatucci is retiring after four seasons as the Hawks head coach, and leading the program to its first post-season appearance in 22 years. A physical education teacher at Hoffman Estates High School since 2001, Heyse is in his third stint as the Hawks’ varsity offensive coordinator, having served in that capacity since 2013, ...

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HEHS Students Participate in Mock Presidential Debates

Hoffman Estates High School Social Studies Department conducted eight presidential debates on Nov. 2 and 3 to highlight and educate students on the issues facing the nation. Over 100 students participated in the debates with more than 1,000 in the audience. Covering topics that ranged from foreign policy to immigration to the economy students were both educated on the issues and engaged in the democratic process. In past debates student panels would play actual candidates by name. “In this contentious atmosphere, we as a department decided to have the students ...

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