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

Spanish Classes
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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Large Summer School Program Enhances Learning Opportunities

Summer School
When school is out for summer, there are many students who are focused on continuing their education, or brushing up on academic or athletic skills they might not have time for during the regular academic year. District 211’s expansive summer school program, which started June 13, is unique not only in the amount of courses offered, but also in the amount of students who take advantage of this opportunities. “There is a mindset that summer school is for students repeating a course, and although we have students who do for various reasons, most students are ...

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Students Earn Scholarships to Attend Illinois Teen Institute

ITI 2012 logo
For the past four years, students at Schaumburg High School have been involved with a program that teaches them quality leadership skills, while also affording them an opportunity to meet individuals from all over the state and become empowered to create change within their schools and communities.  The program is the Illinois Teen Institute (ITI) ITI helps participants create alternatives to the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, enhances skills for effective decision-making and stress relief, provides opportunities to enhance positive self-image, and offers a ...

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D211 Students Report Earned Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship graphic
As another school year comes to an end, most District 211 graduates are gearing up for the next step in their academic careers. Of those students, many have worked hard at earning scholarship opportunities. “The scholarships that students receive are important,” said Samantha Dolen, assistant superintendent for student services. “That financial relief from tuition, along with the college credits students can earn in high school through advanced placement and dual-credit coursework, represents a real benefit to students and parents.” Students at District 211 ...

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Artificial Turf Athletic Fields Continue to Benefit Students

Athletic Fields
When High School District 211 first installed new athletic fields with artificial turf, it was projected that the investment would open up numerous curricular opportunities at each school. After careful planning and execution, the fields were installed at all five high schools, two during the summer of 2008 and three during the summer of 2009. The amount of opportunities the fields provided to D211 students continues to be the biggest advantage of making the switch to artificial turf. The obvious is that not only did football, soccer, and lacrosse teams benefit from ...

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SHS Collaborates with Elementary School for Lego Robotics Grant

Lego Robotics Grant with Hoover
During the fall, students at Schaumburg High School collaborated with Motorola and Hoover Math and Science Academy (HMSA) for the $10,000 Lego Robotics Grant the elementary school received. Sixth grade HMSA elementary students were paired with at least one SHS student during the construction of the LEGO robots. All told, there were 71 sixth grade participants from HMSA, 27 SHS students, and six Motorola engineers who oversaw the project. HMSA Principal Jake Chung lent 23 LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Kits to SHS students to take home and explore over spring break. This ...

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