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D211 Post: District 211 Hosts GCAMP Breakfast

            Representatives from District 211, as well as Harper College, GCAMP (the Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership), and area manufacturing companies gathered at Schaumburg High School for the GCAMP Breakfast Nov. 8.  During the meeting, the group discussed internships, apprenticeships, and the future of student involvement in manufacturing.              Following the breakfast, District 211 Associate Superintendent for Instruction and Superintendent-Elect Dr. Lisa Small, delivered a presentation on the ...

D211 Post: Swedish Educator and Students Visit PHS Applied Tech

            For three days last week Karl Mihlberg, head manufacturing teacher at Wilhelm Haglund Gymnasium (school) in Gimo, Sweden, and two students, Niklas Lundmark and Fabian Mattsson toured the Applied Technology Department at Palatine High School. The tour was designed to compare manufacturing classes in both schools.             Applied Technology Department Chair Mark Hibner said the tour was coordinated in part by Sandvik Coromant, which has a presence in both countries.         &nbs...

D211 Post: William Fremd High School Named Among Distinguished High Schools by Project Lead The Way

              William Fremd High School has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Engineering. It is one of just 133 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of K-12 students and teachers in over 10,500 schools across the U.S.             “I am very happy we received this,” said Applied Technology Department Chair Paul Hardy.  “One thing we pride oursel...

D211 Post: Conant HS Teacher Named Technology Education Association of Illinois’ New Teacher of the Year

Shayna Adelman, an applied technology teacher at James B. Conant High School, was named New Teacher of the Year by the Technology Education Association of Illinois.  She received her award during the association’s annual conference in Bloomington, Ill., on October 27.             Adelman received the award, which recognizes outstanding teachers in their first five years, based on her work in applied sciences, as well as her work with students in programs such as the robotics club, and Girls in Engineering Math and Science (GEMS).             Adelman ...

Palatine High School Teacher Mark Hibner is Golden Apple Award Finalist

A District 211 teacher is a finalist for a prestigious Golden Apple Award, which recognizes teachers’ contributions to building a better-educated and strong society through the art of excellent teaching. Mark Hibner, Applied Technology teacher at Palatine High School, was nominated for a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is one of 30 finalists for the award out of 400 initial nominations. He was recognized at the Golden Apple Celebration of Excellence on April 2. Only 10 Golden Apple Fellows will be named by the organization’s committee, which is composed of volunteers ranging from principals, administrators, members of ...

Local Resident Gifts $500 Honorarium to Schaumburg High School Applied Technology Department

Schaumburg resident Harry Raimondi, Technical Services Manager at Bales Metal Surface Solutions, recently presented Schaumburg High School with a $500 honorarium he received for his professional accomplishments in moldmaking. "Our advanced manufacturing programs at SHS and PHS have equipment preparing our students for either immediate employment in the industry or the opportunity to continue their education at an accelerated pace at Harper College," said Lisa Small, associate superintendent for Instruction at District 211. "The generous donation to the Schaumburg High School program allowed for the purchase of additional consumable materials ...

Fremd High School Teacher Steve Elza Named 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year, Encourages Students to Find Home in Education

Steve Elza, an Applied Technology teacher at Fremd High School, was recently named the 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year. While students and staff gathered for an assembly to honor his accomplishment, Elza kept the focus on his students and his FHS community. “As the Illinois Teacher of the Year, it doesn’t mean I am the best teacher in Illinois,” he said to FHS students. “You are surrounded by – and I wasn’t kidding when I said – this is truly one of the best families I could be a part of. As a teacher of the year, I am an advocate for all the teachers here and across the state, but more importantly, for each and every one of ...