Two District 211 Students Earn Perfect Score on ACT

At its Feb. 16, 2017 meeting, the Board of Education honored two High School District 211 students for achieving a 36, the highest possible composite score, on the ACT exam. Fremd High School student Kevin Chen and Palatine High School student Sarah Gonwa earned perfect scores on the ACT. Both students said they were surprised to learn of earning a perfect score. “I was really surprised when I learned I got a 36 on the test,” Kevin said. “I was really expecting to have to take it again.” Sarah said that she took the ACT through school but needed ...

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Pirates Announce New Head Football Coach

Corey Olson has been named varsity head football coach at Palatine High School, effective with the 2017 season. Olson, who is currently an assistant coach with the Pirates, will take over the head coaching responsibilities from Rick Splitt. Splitt is stepping down after four seasons as the Pirates head coach, posting a 34-12 overall record (.739 winning pct.), with three IHSA playoff appearances and reaching the semifinals the past two seasons. “Coach Olson knows football, but more importantly, he knows what it takes to build a team and develop student-athletes,...

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PHS Pirate Boosters to host 33rd Annual Dinner Auction

Members of the Palatine community will have a chance to enjoy a dinner with live entertainment, while at the same time helping raise funds for Palatine High School students. The 33rd annual Pirate Boosters Dinner and Auction will take place on March 3 at The Cotillion, 360 Creekside Dr. in Palatine, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The event is open to adults in the community. It is hosted by the PHS Pirate Boosters to benefit student programs and events. In addition to dinner, there will be a live auction, 50/50 raffle, wine cork pull, silent auction, and various raffles. Some ...

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Reminder: All Schools Hosting Extended Media Center Hours For Finals Prep

Many District 211 students took advantage of last night's extended media center hours to study for finals. As a reminder, all District 211 schools will have extended media center hours to provide students with a quiet space to study for finals. Read below to find out what each school is doing for its extended hours this week. PHS: Students at Palatine High School will be able to study in the library during normal hours from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Students can then study in the library and café until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Staff will be available to direct ...

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All Schools Hosting Extended Media Center Hours for Finals Prep

All District 211 schools will have extended media center hours to provide students with a quiet space to study for finals. Read below to find out what each school is doing for its extended hours this week. PHS: Students at Palatine High School will be able to study in the library during normal hours from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Students can then study in the library and café until 9 p.m. on both Monday, Dec. 19, and Tuesday, Dec. 20. Staff will be available to direct students to the study areas. FHS: The media center at Fremd High School will be open until 9 p.m. on ...

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FHS Students Receive Free HCM Cardiac Screen

Students at Fremd High School participated in an event that could potentially save a life. Fremd High School offered free cardiac screenings for more than 1,680 students on Dec. 8. The screen was for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic heart condition that causes an excessive thickening of the heart and is the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest in young people. “The test was very short, easy, and painless,” said Ian Wojciak, a Fremd High School senior and baseball player that participated in the screen. With funds raised by the Joshua ...

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CBS 2 Reporter Sandra Torres Talks Importance of Hard Work with PHS Students

Students in the Attendance Intervention Program at Palatine High School received a visit from a local figure that knows a thing or two about working through life’s obstacles. CBS Channel 2 Reporter Sandra Torres spoke with students on Dec. 12 about the importance of not only working hard in school, but also simply showing up to school. Torres shared stories from her own high school and college experiences to tell students that hard work can overcome some of the most distracting challenges, such as family troubles, financial stress, and poor performance in school. ...

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