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Early College Credit in Schools

As emphasis on the importance of post-secondary education continues to increase, more high cheap mlb jerseys school institutions are feeling the pressure to see graduates succeed. That’s why District 211 is expanding its dual credit courses for students to prepare for higher education and the workforce. The dual-credit courses are in partnership with William Rainey Harper College, and allow District 211 students to enroll in both academic and technical courses for high school and college credit. The courses were approved Levie at a March 15 Board Meeting. “There has been a shift in the way dual credit existed from vocational career paths that ...

SHS St. Baldrick’s Success

Upon hearing the sound of hair clippers pressed to her head, sophomore Krystal Vezzetti excitedly clutched a sign that read $1,293, the amount she personally fundraised as she smiled and laughed in disbelief while cheap jerseys locks of Интерьер her hair fell to the ground and were placed in a bag, culminating to nothing but skin. And she wasn’t alone. SHS St. Baldrick's participants. More than 170 students and faculty at Schaumburg High School participated in the annual St. Baldrick’s event by raising funds for children’s cancer cheap nba jerseys research presents and shaving their heads at a pep assembly on March 22. ...

Teacher Feature: Ken Turner

 “I think science is a tool and a lens that can be used to help understand life around you.” Ken Turner didn’t plan on teaching. In fact, he imagined being a veterinarian, the proud owner of doughnut shop or even a landlord. For him, the possibilities were endless, and he wasn’t in a hurry to pick one major. “I was all over the board, and it wasn’t until my junior year of college when I finally picked my major and teaching, so there is hope for those who make late decisions,” he laughed. Now, after 22 years of teaching science at Schaumburg High School, Turner is an innovator in the educational field not only because of teaching, ...

Hoops for Hope

Collaboration is color blind, and for two cross-town basketball games neither green nor red prevailed. William Fremd and Palatine High Schools teamed up to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis through an event called Hoops for Hope on Jan. 27. Students and staff from both schools purchased orange t-shirts to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “I think this event really serves as a testament to the strength of our community,” said Melissa Poczatek, Student Council president at Palatine High School. The event was created in the memory of Brian Larsen, a Fremd High School student and Palatine native who passed away on Nov. 21, 2011, ...

Students Participate in Leadership Conference

Leadership skills are the focus of a new program and event called the “Leadership Challenge Experience.” Students from District 211 schools participated in the event on March 8, which partnered with William Rainey Harper College. Its ideology was based off of five practices outlined in the book The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Eric Dolen, assistant principal at William Fremd High School, said after the Mid-Suburban League Conferences were disbanded after 12 years, something needed to replace them. That’s when he met Chris George, assistant activity director at Harper College. They attended the same leadership ...

SHS Debate Team Takes State

When arguing points about pressing issues, such as politics or foreign policy, it’s not often students imagine creating history at their school. But that’s exactly what students at Schaumburg High School did as they debated their way to victory. The SHS Debate Team captured the Illinois High School Association State Debate Title during competition at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill., on March 16 and 17. Senior Kali Froh, a varsity four-year debater, led the charge into the final round to help claim the championship in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. “This was for the students to validate every ounce of hard work,” said ...

Innovation Grants 2011-2012

The mission of the High School District 211 Foundation is to obtain and provide resources to enhance and enrich learning opportunities for the students, staff, and school community of Township High School District 211. The Foundation recently awarded nearly $25,000 in Innovation Grants to District 211 teachers and staff for the development of ideas, programs, and practices benefiting students in District 211 that are not funded from the district budget. Details on the Innovation Grants awarded for the 2011-2012 school year are available here. For information about the District 211 Foundation, visit the website at http://www.d211foundation.org.