D211 Post: CNA Course Gives Students a Look at Medical Careers

              John Reyes always wanted to be a teacher, even when he worked as a nurse at William Fremd High School.  His desire to teach led him to teach a Certified Nursing Assistant course at Harper College.  When Township High School District 211 began to look at starting their own program, the administration decided to observe a class at Harper, which happened to be taught by Reyes.             “Nancy Robb, the superintendent at the time, saw me that night,” ...

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D211 Post: Anatomage Table Provides New Resource for Biology Students

            Students at Palatine High School now have a new way to study biology thanks to a device called an Anatomage table.  The table allows students to explore 3-dimensional images of various aspects of human anatomy.             “The biggest advantage is just application, and the amount of different things you can do with this,” said Christian Keller, a biology teacher at Palatine High School.              ...

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D211 Post: PHS String Quartet Performs Impromptu Holiday Concert

Members of the Palatine High School String Quartet, under the direction of Music Dept. Chair Dung Pham, perform an impromptu holiday concert at the G.A. McElroy Administration Center Dec. 5. This video features four of the pieces performed.

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D211 Post: Palatine Students Donate to Township’s Angel Tree Program

For more than 11 years, students at Palatine High School have donated gifts as part of Palatine Township’s Angel Tree Program.  This year the students donated more than 350 gifts to 100 recipients, which were delivered to Palatine Township Nov. 30.             Jim Nowak, a math teacher and student council advisor at PHS called this a great success.              “Knowing this is going to those in need in our community is a great feeling,” ...

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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: 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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