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D211 Post: Chemistry Project Expands Beyond the Lab

            Chemistry students at Hoffman Estates High School recently participated in a lab which had them building experience in the marketing, public speaking, and presentation building as well as scientific process.             At the start of the class’s polymer lab, students are presented with two types of polymers.  From there the groups are allowed to experiment by altering one variable the groups are tasked with designing a potential consumer product of their own design.  They must be able to reproduce it while ...

D211 Post: Cougar Perk Returns for 9th Year

            At 5:30 on a Friday morning, a small group of students and teachers walk in to James B. Conant High School to begin cooking.  These individuals are members of a student run café called Cougar Perk, which sells baked goods and coffee to faculty and staff members of Township High School District 211.  On Jan. 26, the café started its ninth year.             The Cougar Perk operates every Friday through the second semester allows students to experience multiple aspects of operating a small bakery.  For students to participate, they ...

Student-Run Cafe Perks Up CHS Faculty, Staff

On select Fridays during second semester at Conant High School, a group of students arrive at school at 6:30 a.m. dressed in bright blue uniforms ready to open and prepare for Cougar Perk, a student-run café that serves coffee and baked goods to faculty and staff. Cougar Perk is part of the Business Education and Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) departments modeled after the same course at Schaumburg High School. Students are part of the year-long course and learn about entrepreneurship and all aspects of running a business. “One of the best things about Cougar Perk is these are kids that might not be connected to school in another ...