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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 students are given 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 ...

D211 Post: Hoffman Estates Chemistry Teacher Named State Finalist for National Teaching Award

When Hoffman Estates High School Chemistry teacher Tanya Katovich was told she had been nominated for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, it started her on a five-month application processes.  The hard work and preparation  led to her being named as one of five state finalists for the nation’s highest honor for mathematics and science teachers.  The announcement was made during a ceremony at Fermi Lab Nov. 3.             “To be nominated for the award is a huge honor,” she said. “It was overwhelming, because once you read through ...

Hoffman Estates High School Teacher Tanya Katovich Receives Prestigious Davidson Award

Tanya Katovich, science teacher at Hoffman Estates High School, was recently presented the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) Davidson Award through the Illinois Chemical Education Foundation (ICEF). The award goes to an outstanding teacher who exemplifies excellence in teaching chemistry. This is the 49th consecutive year that CICI has presented the Davidson Award to recognize teaching excellence. ICEF presented Katovich with a plaque commemorating the award and $3,000 at the ICEF/CICI Annual Scholarship Luncheon. She will be recognized by the Board of Education at its June 11 meeting. “This award is very special in terms of ...