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D211 Post: BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT HONORS LEGACY OF HOFFMAN SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENT

Seldom do mainstream and Special Education students work together in a sporting event. The Amy Rudolph Basketball Tournament provides a unique opportunity for District 211 students to cheer one another on while raising funds for a worthy cause. The tournament, in its 37th year, recognizes Amy Rudolph, a special education student, who passed away in November, 1982, of kidney failure. She was only 15 years old. Amy’s love of sports and her outgoing personality inspired those around her. Three months after this popular student passed, the school hosted a sporting event that continues every year in her honor. All profits directly benefit the ...

Hoffman Estates, Palatine ELS Students Play Ball for a Cause in 31st Annual Amy Rudolph Basketball Tournament

Usually basketball tournaments showcase rivalries between various schools as players compete for a first-place finish. However, students at four area schools become closer each year as they play basketball for a cause. The 31st Annual Amy Rudolph Basketball Tournament took place on Feb. 22 at Hoffman Estates High School. Participants in the event are special education students in the Educational Life Skills (ELS) program from Hoffman Estates, Palatine, and Hersey High School, as well as Kirk School. All proceeds of the event are donated to the National Kidney Foundation. All teams played hard, but Palatine High School was victorious and took ...

Booking with the Hawks Program Gets Elementary Students Excited to Read

To help excite elementary students about reading, high school students at Hoffman Estates High School traveled to seven local elementary schools to put on assemblies about their reading program. Joining the Hawk mascot, members of the HEHS girls’ and boys’ basketball teams, pom poms, cheerleaders, and band traveled to the schools to tell elementary students a story about reading and share information about their winter reading program. These assemblies took place on Dec. 20 and 21. The participating District 54 schools include: Anne Fox Elementary, Armstrong Elementary, MacArthur International Spanish Academy, Winston Churchill Element...