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Watch Highlights from the Higgins Education Center Open House & Dedication

These highlights are from the Township High School District 211 Higgins Education Center Open House and Dedication that took place on Sept. 3, 2015. The building is the new home to several of the District’s special education programs designed to meet the needs of our students and community. The Higgins Education Center building also will serve as home for the District’s Community School, a new after-school initiative to provide a range of social services and supports to assist families served by School District 54 and Township High School District 211 with health and wellness, education, and language. View highlights from the Open House ...

D211 Board of Education Announces New Superintendent of Schools

At a special board meeting on October 31, 2013, the Township High School District 211 Board of Education unanimously confirmed Daniel E. Cates as its next superintendent of schools, effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Cates, currently District 211 associate superintendent for administrative services, will replace retiring District 211 Superintendent Nancy N. Robb, after 34 years in the District. With his appointment as superintendent, he becomes the seventh superintendent of the state's largest high school district with nearly 12,500 students. “Having spent my entire career in District 211, I could not be more excited about the opportunity to ...

District 211 Staff, Local Police Practice ‘Active Shooter’ Drills on Institute Day

While Township High School District 211 has educated and trained staff about what to do in emergency situations, staff worked with local police to practice a hard lockdown scenario as if an armed intruder entered the building, complete with sounds of gunshots. The Hoffman Estates, Palatine, and Schaumburg Police Departments coordinated efforts with District 211 to practice active shooter drills within school buildings. Schaumburg and Palatine High Schools were used as training sites while no students were present at the buildings on April 8 because of Institute Day. “Twice a year our drills include active participation from the local ...

New Pilot Program Enhances Curriculum with Hand-Held Devices

As the world continues to advance, District 211 is determined to prepare students for their future and to stay ahead of the curve through an education that utilizes cutting-edge technology. This is why the Board of Education approved the One-to-One Electronic Device pilot program at its April 26 meeting, which will allow 1,500 District 211 students to have his or her personal electronic device to enhance classroom interaction and collaboration throughout the semester. “Our students live in a world of unlimited information—and unlimited potential—if they can get to it,” said Daniel Cates, associate superintendent for administrative ...