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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D211 Post: D211 Schools to Host Annual Open House

Township High School District 211 schools are preparing to host annual Parent Open Houses.  William Fremd, James B. Conant, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, and Schaumburg High Schools will hold Parent Open Houses on Thursday, August 30, 2018.  Parents are invited to follow shortened versions of their child’s schedule (10- to 14- minute segments) as well as take part in other special activities and events.  The District’s two alternative schools, District 211 North Campus and Higgins Education Center, also will host open houses on August 30. Conant High ...

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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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