Assistant principal named next principal at Palatine High School

Tony Medina
At its October 18, 2018 meeting, the High School District 211 Board of Education approved the appointment of Tony Medina as principal at Palatine High School, effective July 1, 2019.  Mr. Medina, currently an assistant principal at the school, will take over the principalship from Gary Steiger, who has been in that role since 2002 and will retire at the end of this school year. Mr. Medina joined High School District 211 in 2006 as a world language teacher at Fremd High School.  He accepted his first leadership role in 2013 as the world ...

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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: 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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D211 Post: Old PHS Band Uniforms Get New Life

            This year sees the Palatine High School Pirate Marching Band taking the field in brand new uniforms.  The uniforms replaced uniforms which began use nearly 30 years ago.  Band director Carlos Esquivel wanted to immortalize the long standing and outgoing uniforms.             After discussion with members of the Band Boosters the group decided on creating pillows from the uniforms.  The pillows were ultimately designed by Booster member Ellen Theis.  ...

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D211 Post: High School District 211 to be represented among I.S.B.E. 2018 Those Who Excel award recipients

Township High School District 211 is poised to be well-represented among recipients in the Illinois State Board of Education’s 2018 Those Who Excel education awards program.  Additionally, Fremd High School Social Studies Teacher Dr. LoriAnne Frieri has been named among the 10 finalists for Illinois Teacher of the Year.  The State Board annually sponsors the Those Who Excel awards to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the state’s public and non-public schools. High School District 211 Those Who Excel award candidates ...

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D211 Post: Fall Brings Booster Club Craft Fairs to D211 Schools

            Over the next three months, craft fairs will be held at Schaumburg, James B. Conant, and Palatine High Schools.               The first of the three will be at Schaumburg High School on September 22nd from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Admission is $1 for adults while children under 12 are admitted free of charge.  The fair is hosted by the Schaumburg High School VIP club and hosts more than 100 vendors  and crafters selling anything from crochet and needlework, ...

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D211 Post: High School District 211 announces National Merit Semifinalists for 2019

Township High School District 211 announces that 31 students have been named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition.  Semifinalists are selected based on scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (P.S.A.T./N.M.S.Q.T.). William Fremd High School students Gianna E. Arnieri, Ayushi D. Balan, Arnav Batta, Hannah Chen, Kristina Y. Chen, Matthew D. Corrigan, Bill Gao, Lydia S. Hahm, Duncan E. Harro, Christina S. Hu, Maegan Jong, Kevin Li, Hannah Lin, Martin Michalski, Anthony H. Mu, Shreya ...

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