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The Importance of Institute Day

Every academic year, there are four days known as institute days. For students, this is simply a day where there is no school, but for District 211 teachers it’s the complete opposite. What is the reason for an institute day if teachers are at school, but students aren’t? These workdays are designed to help teachers collaborate with colleagues various topics in order to improve classroom experience for students, such as curriculum discussions, sharing teaching methods, and viewing guest speakers. Although institute days are typically held at each District 211 school, the most recent institute day on April 9, is a district-wide institute.  ...

The Full Picture of Planning an Academic Calendar

When planning a school year calendar, it’s easy to overlook various considerations that go into it. That’s why ensuring High School District 211’s academic calendar meets state requirements, satisfies the wishes of teachers and parents, and meets the needs of students, isn’t a simple task. Many aren’t aware of the process to create a school calendar, and for the District’s 2013-2014 academic year, which was approved by the Board of Education on March 15, any slight changes happened for a reason. “We’re looking for an overall good balance,” said Samantha Dolen, assistant superintendent for Student Services. Each academic year ...

VIDEO: Schaumburg High School St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser

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 research and shaving their heads at a pep assembly on March 22. SHS raised more than $103,000 for the organization this year.

Fremd, Conant Earn Energy Star Awards

Modifying old habits takes time to get used to and might not be immediately noticeable, but thanks to the efforts from District 211 faculty, staff, and students, tiny changes have amounted to something huge. Since 2004, there has been close to $8 million in savings for electricity, heating, and cooling costs district-wide. That savings has helped the District earn the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star Certification for William Fremd and Conant High Schools for a second consecutive year. Buildings that are the most energy-efficient and are nationally ranked within the top 25 percent in the country are given this recognition. ...

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, ...