D211 Post: Hoffman Estates Hosts 2nd Annual Poetry Power Event

                        Students, Staff and guests presented a variety of original or published poetic works during the 2nd annual Poetry Power at the Hoffman Estates High School library Dec. 7.             Terry Loncaric, a published poet and teaching assistant at Hoffman Estates High School, created the event as a labor of love.  She said she created the event to show students poetry can be grass-roots.      &n...

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D211 Post: An Aerial View of District 211 Schools

The video provides a brief aerial view of all District 211 schools and buildings.  The footage was filmed in mid-November 2017.

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D211 Post: Students Get Opportunity to See Hamilton in Chicago

Nearly 200 students from Hoffman Estates and Palatine High Schools had the unique opportunity to see the hit musical Hamilton at the CIBC Theater in Chicago thanks to a grant from the Gilder Leherman Institute of American History.             As part of the grant application social studies students from the schools had to create a presentation on historic individuals from early American history, using primary sources as part of their research.             ...

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D211 Post: Hoffman Estates Chemistry Teacher Named State Finalist for National Teaching Award

When Hoffman Estates High School Chemistry teacher Tanya Katovich was told she had been nominated for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, it started her on a five-month application processes.  The hard work and preparation  led to her being named as one of five state finalists for the nation’s highest honor for mathematics and science teachers.  The announcement was made during a ceremony at Fermi Lab Nov. 3.             “To be nominated for the award is ...

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D211 Post: District 211 Schools Earn Energy Star Certification

For the second consecutive year, all five District 211 schools have received the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Certification.  The announcement was made during District 211’s Board of Education meeting Oct. 19.             During the announcement, District 211 Superintendent Dr. Dan Cates said, “These awards are an acknowledgement of our staff’s commitment and dedication to the continuous improvement in energy efficiency.”          ...

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D211 Post: District 211 Student Named to State Special Olympics Team

Samuel Devereux, a member of the Hoffman Estates High School Special Olympics Soccer Team, was named to the Illinois State Special Olympics Team.  With this announcement, Devereux will participate in the national Special Olympics competition in Seattle, Washington, in July.             “This is a big honor for him,” said Coach Julie Phelan.  “He is an excellent soccer player and a natural leader.”             Devereux tried out for the ...

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D211 Post: New Handbooks Simplify Transition for Incoming Freshmen

                        Earlier this year, Township High School District 211 unveiled the new “Incoming Freshman Handbook.”  The handbooks were designed to aid and simplify the process for students preparing to enter high school.             “In the past, we’ve had a series of separate mailings,” said Mark Kovack, Associate Superintendent for Student Services.  “These were disjointed and perhaps not as engaging.”   ...

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