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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D211 Post: PHS Band Steps in to Decade Old Tradition

            The neighborhoods around Palatine High School rang with the sounds of music as the PHS Marching Band concluded band camp with their annual parade and barbeque.              Assistant Band Director Marissa Rentner said that the parade serves two distinct purposes.             “One of the reasons we do it is so the students can some practice on parade basics,” she said.  “We also do it as a way to ...

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D211 Post: Palatine Athletic Director Honored by Illinois Athletic Directors Association

           Long-time Palatine High School Athletic Director Jerry Dobbs has been named as one of the Illinois Athletic Director Association’s Athletic Director of the Year for 2018.              Dobbs, who has worked as the school’s athletic director for twenty-years, was honored during the association’s annual conference May 6.  Over the course of his career, he has served in a variety of positions both in the school and with the association.    ...

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D211 Post: PALATINE CHAMBER’S WOMEN IN BUSINESS ADVISORY FORUM AWARDS THREE SCHOLARSHIPS

For the fourth consecutive year, the Women in Business Advisory Forum (WIBAF), a networking group of the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce, offered a scholarship program to young women in the Palatine community. The WIBAF Scholarship Committee had planned to award two $1,000 scholarships, but due to successful fundraising in 2017, three scholarships were awarded in May 2018 to senior female students at Palatine and Fremd High Schools. This year’s recipients are Megan Dowd, Brittany Padden, and Katherine Wu. The WIBAF scholarship provides non-renewable awards to be ...

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D211 Post: Investors Award $30,000 to Top Business Pitches During Pitch Night

            Nearly 200 parents, students, and community members gathered in the auditorium at James B. Conant High School, May 15, for the third annual District 211 Pitch Night.  During the evening, teams from throughout the District pitched business ideas and products to a panel of area business leaders with the intention of gaining funding.  By the end of the night the panel of investors chose to invest $30,000 in teams Ideal Meal from William Fremd High School and i-Dry from Palatine High School.     &...

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