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: Palatine Students Win Cooking Competition

Students enrolled in the culinary arts program at Palatine High School won the first Camos and Cooks competition hosted by Illinois Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Command’s Delta Herd at Harper College Oct. 18.  The students competed against teams from Harper as well as the Illinois Army National Guard.             Senior Patti Dabrowska, the team captain, said the competition, which required the competitors to create a main course, dessert, and beverage using military Meals Ready to Eat ...

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PHS Orchestra to Participate in Augustana College Symphony Orchestra’s First Tour

The Palatine High School Orchestra will participate in the Augustana College Symphony Orchestra’s first tour when the college ensemble visits Messiah Lutheran Church (25225 W Ivanhoe Rd) in Wauconda, Illinois, Nov. 3.             PHS Orchestra Director Dung Pham said this will be a very exciting opportunity for her students.  She said the students will participate in a clinic with Dr. Daniel Chetel, Assistant Professor of Music at Augustana.             "The opportunity to ...

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D211 Post: Palatine Culinary Arts Students Cook with Unique Ingredients

                              Students in Palatine High School’s culinary arts class had the opportunity to create unique meals during class Oct. 5.  The students practiced for a competition called Cammo and Cooks where cooks are challenged to create meals using various pieces of military Meals Ready to Eat or MREs.             Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Serowka, an Illinois Army National Guard recruiter, brought the MREs 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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D211 Post: Thinking About a Summer Internship? Start Looking Now

                        Students throughout Township High School District 211 who are considering summer internships are encouraged to start speaking with their school’s career advisors soon.  The district’s internship program offers students to work with area businesses to learn skills which will benefit them in their future.             “It’s a great way for them to learn life skills and beef up college resumes while earning great experi...

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D211 Post: Parents and Students Learn to Navigate College Preparation Experience

            More than 600 parents and students learned how to navigate the sometimes-complicated process of preparing and applying for college during Township High School District 211’s First Generation College Symposium at Palatine High School Sept. 27.             Over the course of the evening, the attendees listened to presentations which ranged from what to expect in attending large colleges to applying for financial aid.  Sessions were conducted in both English and ...

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