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D211 Post: Hoffman Estates High School Students Paint Portraits for Memory Project

            For five years, art students at Hoffman Estates High School have participated in a unique art project. Each year the students take part in The Memory Project which invites art teachers and students to help cultivate global kindness by creating portraits for children around the world who have faced substantial challenges.            Art Department Chair Juan Medina believes the project is a good way to help his students see beyond their own lives.           “I thought this would be a great opportunity to allow our students to look outside of ...

Fremd Students Watch Airbrush Painting Demo, Learn About Possible Career Paths

While several students begin imagining what they would like to do for a career after high school, custom airbrush painting might not always come to mind. Students at Fremd High School watched Tom Banks, an artist from Ohio Technical College/PSI, demonstrate airbrush painting techniques on the hood of a car on April 13. The goal of his visit was to introduce students to a career that is not only profitable, but also accessible with a little bit of practice. “There is so much misinformation out there about what it takes to do this work,” Banks said. “Everyone thinks you need to be an artist or you need to have an automotive background. I ...

Fremd High School Senior Maddy Lopez Performs Speed Painting in Honor of Art Teacher, Lew Hubbard

Maddy Lopez, a senior at Fremd High School, did a seven minute speed painting at Fremd's Variety Show this year. The 5 by 6 foot painting was in honor of Lew Hubbard, a District 211 art teacher that passed away this summer. Her YouTube video has more than 49,000 views. Watch the performance below.  

10th Annual Palatine High School ELS Play Showcases ‘Ocean Life’

For the 10th straight year, students in the Educational Life Skills (ELS) program at Palatine High School dedicated their classroom work to showcase their talent and creativity in a spring play. The annual ELS play took place on April 8 in the auditorium, and students chose to create an “Ocean Party” that spoke of themes accepting others’ differences, not judging someone by their appearance, and taking care of the Earth. The range of student ability is vast, but all students participated regardless of their physical or cognitive disabilities. “We do this every year, and it is definitely something the kids and school look forward to,” ...

The Benefits of District 211 Late Start Days

Throughout the school year, there are several days where students get to sleep a little bit later before coming to school. While students are not in classes, their teachers take advantage of Late Start Days, which provide valuable time for collectively planning, assessing, and setting goals with their colleagues. Late Start Days take place 10 times throughout the academic year. The purpose is to allow teachers structured time within the school day to work together on curriculum practices and student assessments. The most recent Late Start Day took place on Dec. 4. “Teachers can share practices and things they are doing in the classroom,” ...