D211 Post: The Future Kingz – From HEHS to AGT

                           A few days before the start of the 2018-2019 school year, a small group gathered in the gym at Hoffman Estates High School.  After some time spent setting up lights and placing people around some tables, an individual yells action.  The group was filming part of a video project for the dance crew The Future Kingz.             The Future Kingz wanted to film at Hoffman Estates High School as a way to pay ...

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D211 Post: D211 Internship Students Had a Transformative Summer

Fifty five different companies stepped up to provide 143 students with a variety of career choices to explore this summer through internships.  Most high school students never get this opportunity.  The efforts of these hosts are extremely appreciated.   This program continues the vision of the district to prepare students to be college and career ready for the 21st century.  As one of  the company hosts Robyn Safron from Hydraforce in Lincolnshire says, "You don’t know what you’re missing if you don’t do it."  Greg Ohm from ...

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D211 Post: District 211 Staff Makes Final Preparations For the Start of School

            Administrators, teachers, and staff spent the past week making final preparations for the start of the 2018-2019 school year which begins August 13.             On Monday, administrators from throughout the district gathered at William Fremd High School to discuss the future year.  The theme for the day was “One More Degree.”  During the seminar, District 211 Superintendent Dr. Daniel Cates discussed teachers going above and beyond to inspire students to ...

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D211 Post: Hoffman Estates Students Get Lesson in Public Transportation

            Representatives from Pace Bus and JJs List, held a “Hop on the Bus” training at Hoffman Estates High School.  During the 90-minute session, students in Hoffman Estates High School’s special education department learned how to independently use public transportation.             “This training is really setting a foundation for the future,” said Edward Madden, Coordinator of Public Outreach for Pace.  “Whether they use a fixed-route bus now or in 15 ...

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D211 Post: Four Students Listed in Latest Round of National Merit Scholarships

            On June 6, four students from Township High School District 211 were included in the third round of National Merit Scholarships.  In the latest round, the scholarships are financed U.S. colleges and universities.  Each recipient was selected by officials from the various educational institutions.  The recipients will receive between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.       &n...

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D211 Post: District 211 to Hold Annual Business Incubator Pitch Night

             Students from throughout Township High School 211 will gather at James B. Conant High School’s auditorium May 15, to participate in the District’s annual “Pitch Night.”  This year's event will begin at 6:00 p.m.  During the evening teams from the schools’ Business programs will pitch their ideas to a panel of investors in the hopes of winning start-up funds.             “This is an excellent way to recognize the winning pitches from each of ...

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D211 Post: New head boys soccer coach for the Hawks

            Sean Armstrong has been named head boys soccer coach at Hoffman Estates High School.  Armstrong takes over the program from Matt Sriver, who stepped down earlier this year after 14 years as the Hawks head coach and a 70-146-23 record.           “We couldn’t be happier with the selection of Coach Armstrong to lead our boys soccer program,” said Hoffman Estates High School Principal Josh Schumacher.  “Sean’s student-centered and a quality person.  He’s the kind of person ...

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