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D211 Post: Fremd Students Work to Build Stronger Student Community

            When William Fremd High School sophomore Nora Joerger learned of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, she felt compelled to do something to help.  After a conversation with Fremd High School Early Childhood Development Teacher Erin Fasse, meetings with school administration, and discussions with other students, Joerger and 10 of her classmates decided to create the first-ever W.A.C. Week.              Joerger said the idea was to build a stronger community within Fremd High School.          &n...

PHOTOS: Guest Speaker Dr. Betances Encourages Community Support in Education

Hoffman Estates High School hosted Dr. Samuel Betances and his wife, Dr. Laura Souder, to speak with the community about ways to help students reach their full potential on March 1. The goal of the event was to teach the necessary tools for success in education and how a community can support that. Betances is the author of Winning the Future Through Education, and the founder of Souder, Betances, and Associates, Inc. He shared his personal journey of dropping out of high school to graduating with a doctorate from Harvard University as motivation for students, as well as to create awareness with educators and community members. The keynote address ...

HEHS Hosts Community Event, Guest Speaker to Teach Tools for Student Success

Family, community members, and community organizations play an important role in student success and growth. To showcase the ways to help motivate students, District 211 is inviting an expert to share his experiences. Hoffman Estates High School is hosting Dr. Samuel Betances and his wife, Dr. Laura Souder, to speak with the community about ways to help students reach their full potential on March 1. The keynote address in Spanish will begin at 2 p.m and will be followed by a reception for Spanish-speaking families and community members.  He will then give a keynote address in English beginning at 4 p.m., with a reception to follow.  Childcare ...

Enrollment for Fall 2012 Continuing Education Now Open

With an opportunity to learn something new every day, District 211 offers Continuing Education courses to community members and individuals who are 18 years or older. The Continuing Education course catalog, which is available online for fall 2012, offers a wide-range of courses that cater to individual’s interests and skill-building needs. Course topics range from foreign language, home improvement, fitness, personal enrichment, cooking, and more. “Continuing education provides learning opportunities for community members to learn something new,” said Charles Chamberlain, director of summer school, evening programs, and continuing education ...