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District 211 to Host Summer Internship Informational Meeting for Community Business Owners

Community business owners are invited to attend a Summer Internship Informational Meeting to learn about starting an internship program for students. The summer internship informational meeting will take place on March 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the G.A. McElroy Administration Center, 1750 S. Roselle Rd., in Palatine. Attendees will listen to a panel of speakers who have successfully integrated interns into their business as well as a panel of students who will speak about their experiences. An opportunity to ask questions about hiring student interns will be available as well. District 211 will also host an internship fair that will take place ...

District 211 Schools Participate in National School Breakfast Week

Studies consistently show that eating breakfast helps students succeed in school. Beginning the day with breakfast not only improves classroom performance, test scores and grades, concentration, and provides more energy, but it also decreases behavior problems, tardiness, and absenteeism. Coaches also encourage their student-athletes to observe proper nutrition. District 211 schools participate in National School Breakfast Week, which is March 6 through March 10, and provides schools with the opportunity to highlight and promote the importance of school breakfast. Each District 211 school promotes National School Breakfast Week it its own way. ...

Board of Education Recognizes Community Business Partnerships for Special Needs Students

Several community businesses were recently recognized for their partnership with District 211 to provide worksites for students with special needs. The businesses were honored by the Board of Education at its Feb.12 meeting. There are 29 local businesses that partner with District 211, and through these partnerships the District is able to provide students with true-to-life work experiences that help prepare students for their lives after high school. The following businesses received Board recognition: Advanced Preschool, Inc. Advocate Good Shepherd Health & Fitness Center Alfred Campanelli YMCA Barnes & Noble ...

Two District 211 Students Earn Perfect Score on ACT

At its Feb. 16, 2017 meeting, the Board of Education honored two High School District 211 students for achieving a 36, the highest possible composite score, on the ACT exam. Fremd High School student Kevin Chen and Palatine High School student Sarah Gonwa earned perfect scores on the ACT. Both students said they were surprised to learn of earning a perfect score. “I was really surprised when I learned I got a 36 on the test,” Kevin said. “I was really expecting to have to take it again.” Sarah said that she took the ACT through school but needed to take the exam that included the writing portion. She said taking the ...

WATCH: Top District 211 Band, Orchestra Students Perform at Honors Orchestra Concert

Some of the most advanced District 211 band and orchestra students showcased their talents during a recent concert in front of the community. This year’s District 211 Honors Orchestra Concert was held at Palatine High School on Feb. 11.  Band and orchestra students District-wide were part of the performance. Watch the performance in the videos below:

Pirate Boosters Seek Volunteers for Upcoming Dinner and Auction

Members of the Palatine community will have a chance to enjoy a dinner with live entertainment, while at the same time helping raise funds for Palatine High School students. The 33rd annual Pirate Boosters Dinner and Auction will take place on March 3 at The Cotillion, 360 Creekside Dr., in Palatine, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The event is open to adults in the community. This is the largest fundraiser hosted by the PHS Pirate Boosters to benefit all students, programs, and events. Individual tickets are on sale for $60 and tables for 10 are available. The dress code is casual and Palatine Pirate spirit wear is encouraged. In addition to ...

Pirates Announce New Head Football Coach

Corey Olson has been named varsity head football coach at Palatine High School, effective with the 2017 season. Olson, who is currently an assistant coach with the Pirates, will take over the head coaching responsibilities from Rick Splitt. Splitt is stepping down after four seasons as the Pirates head coach, posting a 34-12 overall record (.739 winning pct.), with three IHSA playoff appearances and reaching the semifinals the past two seasons. “Coach Olson knows football, but more importantly, he knows what it takes to build a team and develop student-athletes,” said Palatine High School Principal Gary Steiger. “He has a passion for ...