Students Study Spanish, Culture Abroad

Spanish Classes
For many District 211 students who are studying Spanish, the summer provided an exciting opportunity to see the world. These students traveled to Spanish-speaking countries to immerse themselves in the language and culture. A total of 38 students from Schaumburg, Palatine, Conant, and Hoffman Estates High Schools, went on the trip. For 11 days, they explored Guatemala and Belize, studied language, and participated in various community service projects. Each student stayed with a family where they were engaged in conversational Spanish at all times, went to a ...

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Large Summer School Program Enhances Learning Opportunities

Summer School
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

Scholarship graphic
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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National Art Recognitions for HEHS Students

Brooke Kim Artwork
At the end of each school year, art students at Hoffman Estates High School are recognized at the Visual Art Exhibition and Awards Night for their participation in several different art venues and competitions throughout the year. Many students were successful in local and regional competitions, and at the national level, HEHS students placed in the 8th and 10th Congressional Districts. Five HEHS students competed in the 2012 National Congressional “Artistic Discovery” Competition. Jeff Bratanch, Drawing; Brooke Kim, Advanced Graphic Design; Samantha Liu, ...

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D211 National Merit Scholars

District 211 logo
High School District 211 has 20 students that were awarded prestigious National Merit Scholarships for their outstanding academic and extracurricular accomplishments. Scholarships are based off of corporate-sponsored awards financed by roughly 200 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship, semifinalists had to fulfill requirements to advance to finalist standing, including high test scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, or PSAT. Each semifinalist was asked to complete a ...

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HEHS Lacrosse Team Runs 5K for Epilepsy

Lacrosse Team HEHS
Hoffman Estates High School Lacrosse Coach and Defensive Coordinator Eric Mills was pleasantly surprised when his team joined him to participate in a race benefitting the Greater Chicago Epilepsy Foundation. The HEHS varsity lacrosse team ran the Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K on May 12. Mills wasn’t expecting the team to be there, but they registered and surprised him. The Hawks were there in support of Mills who ran to honor of a family member that has epilepsy. By participating in the event, the Hawks lacrosse team helped raise more than $700 for the Greater ...

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Teacher Feature: HEHS’ Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown
  "Students see that the things they learned here at HEHS and with me, whether it’s in the gym, through other activities, or in the classroom, have benefitted them in life. That is the whole reason that I am doing this.” When Ryan Brown was a student at Hoffman Estates High School, little did he know he would return to walk the halls again as a teacher and coach. Although he had dreams of becoming a doctor and breaking the family mold of working in education, he realized his true passion is for writing, literature, and books. “When I got through my senior ...

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