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 succeed. 

District 211 Superintendant Dr. Daniel Cates addresses administrators from throughout the District during an administrators workshop at William Fremd High School.

            “A highlight of any week is when I get a chance to have lunch with students, or engage in a conversation at [school] events,” Dr. Cates said. “What I say is, ‘Who was the teacher who made the difference for you?’”

            Later in the day, the administrators discussed the District’s new Student Readiness Plan as well as the new health and wellness programs.

            On Wednesday teachers gathered at the various schools to discuss the evolving structure of each of their departments and schools.  Thursday started with the principals welcoming their teachers back to their respective schools, then laying out their intended directions.

Teachers from Schaumburg High School’s math department discuss curriculum for the 2018-2019 school year.

            After breaking into department meetings, teachers made final updates to ensure the rooms are ready for the projected 11,800 students who will arrive Monday morning.

Teachers from James B. Conant High School test out new VR goggles which will begin use in the 2018-2019 school year.