Directions 2012 Event Approaching for Students in Special Education

Directions 2012
In an effort to help parents transition their students out of high school and into post-secondary opportunities, District 211 has teamed up with other local educational institutions to participate in the annual event Directions 2012. The event is open to all students in special education and family members on Oct. 2 from 6 - 8:30 p.m., and features various informational sessions and a college and career fair. The event will be held at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights. The event is sponsored by the Northwest Educational ...

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VIDEO: One-to-One Pilot Program Update

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As the world advances at an incredible pace, District 211 is determined to prepare students for their future and to stay ahead of the curve through an education that utilizes cutting-edge technology. The One-to-One Electronic Device pilot program will allow 1,500 District 211 students to have their own personal electronic device to enhance classroom interaction and collaboration throughout the semester. Students received their devices during the first two days of school and started using them immediately in the classroom and also for homework. The overall goal of ...

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PHS Marching Band Featured on CBS 2 Chicago

Marching Band on CBS
To get the new school year off on the right foot, the Palatine High School Marching Band was featured on the CBS Chicago Channel 2 morning news show on Aug. 22 with host Vince Gerasole. Coming off of a busy band camp week and preparing for the first day of school, the band showed Chicagoland what it’s like being part of the PHS marching band. “When students first found out, the buzz was how great it would be,” said Raeleen Horn, band director at Palatine High School. “They were very excited and interested. This was such an exciting time.” Segments ...

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First Day of School Success at D211

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Yesterday marked another successful first day of school for more than 12,000 District 211 students entering the 2012-2013 academic year. School spirit and pride was shown by faculty and staff at each school, with upperclass student leaders setting examples for fellow students and freshmen. Each school had its own traditions to greet students and build excitement for the school year. “Students and staff have a unique opportunity to have a fresh start each year,” said District 211 Superintendent of Schools Nancy Robb. “I visited all of our schools throughout the ...

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What’s New for the 2012-2013 School Year

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The start of school is an exciting time each year in High School District 211. Back to school means teachers have worked on their curriculum during the summer and are ready to share new lessons or techniques. Many students have taken a summer school class, but most are eager to get back to school. In addition to that excitement, there are many things happening in District 211 that help make the start of this year unique to any other. Technology has rapidly increased in education throughout the years, and District 211 is incorporating more of it in the classroom. ...

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Student’s Progress in Building Construction Program

For more than 30 years, District 211 students have participated in a program where they have the opportunity to construct homes in surrounding communities. The Building Construction Program provides a unique experience where District 211 students learn about various aspects of building a single-family house, including how to read blueprints, what the architecture and construction fields are like, and other marketable skills for after-graduation career opportunities. Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg High Schools’ junior and senior students, and a few students from ...

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Students Study Spanish, Culture Abroad

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For many District 211 students who are studying Spanish, the summer provided an exciting opportunity to see the world. These students traveled to Spanish-speaking countries to immerse themselves in the language and culture. A total of 38 students from Schaumburg, Palatine, Conant, and Hoffman Estates High Schools, went on the trip. For 11 days, they explored Guatemala and Belize, studied language, and participated in various community service projects. Each student stayed with a family where they were engaged in conversational Spanish at all times, went to a ...

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