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Taking a Look at the D211 Flag Policy

On a typical day at any District 211 building, one will find the American flag and an Illinois state flag flying high with an additional mascot flag for each school right next to them. But, what does it mean when those flags are displayed at half-staff, and who decides when that happens? The position of the flag is mandated by the United States Flag Code and the State of Illinois Flag Display Act. Only the President of the United States and the Governor of the State of Illinois have the authority to direct the lowering of the United States flag and the Illinois flag. The Illinois Flag Display Act was amended in 2007 to require that the flag be ...

2012-2013 Annual Campaign Starts for District Foundation

In an effort to enrich and provide learning opportunities for D211 students, the Township High School District 211 Foundation is running its annual campaign to raise money to fund Innovation Grants for the 2012-2013 academic year. The annual campaign is the main source of funding for Foundation Innovation Grants, which provide unique learning experiences and programs to D211 students. These grants help develop innovative ideas, programs, and practices that are not funded within the regular school budget. To date, the Foundation has awarded 130 Innovation Grants totaling over $107,000 in project funding. “As a parent, my children are the ...

Summer Construction Updates for D211

During the summer months, facility improvements are made across the District, as well as several administrative changes. Summer provides a perfect time for facility improvements because classrooms are generally empty and summer school locations are determined partly around building improvement plans. There are regular projects that are conducted each summer throughout the District, such as asphalt and concrete work. In addition to regular maintenance, each District 211 school will have wood floors refinished and carpet replaced. Grant funds were secured to replace lighting in all auxiliary gyms with more energy efficient, LED light fixtures. ...

D211 Recognized as Energy Star Leader, Top Performer in Nation

After William Fremd and Conant High Schools were two of 15 schools in Illinois to earn a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Award in spring 2012, the District is receiving another distinction for its energy conservation efforts. The EPA and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) have recognized the District as an Energy Star Leader and a Top Performer, nationally. As a whole, the District had an aggregate energy performance rating score of 75 or higher on all eligible buildings that were considered for Leader status. Additionally, there was a 30 percent improvement of energy efficiency compared to data first ...

D211 Students Report Earned Scholarship Opportunities

As another school year comes to an end, most District 211 graduates are gearing up for the next step in their academic careers. Of those students, many have worked hard at earning scholarship opportunities. “The scholarships that students receive are important,” said Samantha Dolen, assistant superintendent for student services. “That financial relief from tuition, along with the college credits students can earn in high school through advanced placement and dual-credit coursework, represents a real benefit to students and parents.” Students at District 211 schools were asked to report academic scholarships they earned. These self-repo...

Artificial Turf Athletic Fields Continue to Benefit Students

When High School District 211 first installed new athletic fields with artificial turf, it was projected that the investment would open up numerous curricular opportunities at each school. After careful planning and execution, the fields were installed at all five high schools, two during the summer of 2008 and three during the summer of 2009. The amount of opportunities the fields provided to D211 students continues to be the biggest advantage of making the switch to artificial turf. The obvious is that not only did football, soccer, and lacrosse teams benefit from the fields, but also physical education classes, marching band, and other ...

FHS’ Class of 2012 Lip Dub Celebrates 50th Anniversary and Graduation

Fremd High School's class of 2012 created a lip dub video to various music not only to celebrate graduation, but also FHS' 50th anniversary. The video was filmed in two days at FHS on May 20 and 22. Lip dub videos, which uses lip synching and audio editing to make a continuous music video, is gaining popularity among high schools as a way to show school spirit and for graduating classes to leave their mark before they leave. CHS' class of 2012 also made a video, which you can see here.