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D211’s Three Golden Apple Scholars

For high school students aspiring to be teachers in the future, there is one distinction many of them hope to receive — to be a part of the Golden Apple Scholars Foundation. Lizbeth Arreola of Palatine High School, Jae Eun Ship and Maya Lane of James B. Conant High School, were selected as Golden Apple Scholars for the Illinois Class of 2012. They were chosen from more than 1,200 nominees this year. Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a competitive program that seeks the best Illinois youth interested in a teaching career. Those selected receive advanced teacher preparation through four summer institutes that give them early practice and ...

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Available to D211 Students

Embrace your passion. Live your dream. Change the world. That is the mission behind the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), a program that takes high school students through the process of starting and running a real business during the course of an academic year. The program, sponsored by the Palatine Chamber of Commerce, is open to all High School District 211 students, with those interested being encouraged to submit an application. Entrepreneurship is an important asset for future generations to embrace and understand. During the program, students will learn to develop and refine ideas and objectives, write business plans, pitch potential ...

HEHS Lacrosse Team Runs 5K for Epilepsy

Hoffman Estates High School Lacrosse Coach and Defensive Coordinator Eric Mills was pleasantly surprised when his team joined him to participate in a race benefitting the Greater Chicago Epilepsy Foundation. The HEHS varsity lacrosse team ran the Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K on May 12. Mills wasn’t expecting the team to be there, but they registered and surprised him. The Hawks were there in support of Mills who ran to honor of a family member that has epilepsy. By participating in the event, the Hawks lacrosse team helped raise more than $700 for the Greater Chicago Epilepsy Foundation. For more information on the cause, please visit the ...

Three D211 Schools Make ‘Best High Schools’ List

The annual U.S. News and World Report “Best High Schools” ranking was recently released, and three District 211 schools made the list at both the state and national level. James B. Conant High School was ranked at No. 35 in the state and No. 848 nationally, William Fremd High School was No. 40 in the state and No. 922 nationally, and Palatine High School was No. 50 and No. 1,340 nationally. The rankings are conducted by U.S. News in conjunction with American Institutes for Research. The report included 21,776 U.S. public high schools, and 155 Illinois schools to make up the rankings based on the class of 2010. Criteria for rankings are based ...

VIDEO: PHS Senior Recognition Band Concert

The PHS Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Percussion Ensembles performed on May 9. Long-time WGN-Radio host Orion Samuelson narrated the performance titled "To Heal A Nation--Senior Recognition Band Concert." During the evening, 38 PHS senior band musicians who devoted four years of their time and talent to PHS were honored.

District 211 Meals Meet, Exceed Nutrition Guidelines

Preparing school lunches requires a lot of planning and making sure government nutritional standards are met, and High School District 211 has proven that it provides quality meals to its students. The District received results from The School Meals Initiative Review, which is a nutrition audit of the lunches served within the District done in collaboration with the Illinois State Board of Education and Southern Illinois University. District 211 met and exceeded expectations for high school lunches. The review looks at every nutritional aspect of school meals and what is being served, including even the ketchup and mustard packets that are ...

New GPA Criteria Established for Academic Scholar Distinction

When District 211 made the decision to eliminate class rank, careful consideration was given to revising the process used to determine which students qualified as Academic Scholars during his or her senior year. New selection criteria was established to determine which students will be designated Academic Scholars, and those guidelines were approved by the Board of Education at its meeting on April 26. Instead of using class rank to identify the top 25 students, grade point average will be the determining factor. Students who achieve or earn a minimum of 3.90 on the regular grade point average scale or a minimum of 4.70 on the weighted scale at ...