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Community Invited to Attend Fremd High School’s Oct. 27 Halloween Festival

The Fremd Student Council is inviting students and parents to attend its annual Halloween Festival to be held at William Fremd High School on Tuesday, October 27th from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Come trick or treat at the school that has been transformed for a fun night of trick-or-treating with games, toys, and candy. Fremd is a proud teal pumpkin supporter, so there are plenty of prizes for all children. All children under the age of 12 are invited and must be accompanied by an adult. Please enter the school at the main entrance in the front of the building. Additionally, donations will be collected for the WINGS Program, Inc.

Retired Teacher Helps Homeless Across the Country One Pair of Socks at a Time

Retired Hoffman Estates High School special education teacher Tom McNamara said he always felt the generosity of others, whether it came from his District 211 family, community, or friends. However, the urge to devote his time to serve others didn't end when he left the classroom. He knew he had more to give. McNamara, who is nicknamed “The Sockman,” endured a life-altering chain of events that propelled him to explore what his purpose is in life – a journey traveling the country in an RV with his dog to help the homeless by handing out socks, an item commonly overlooked in clothing drives. “People have always been so good to me – ...

Conant High School Senior Presents $15,000 Donation to Tornado-Ravaged Washington High School

When Conant High School senior Joe Ranallo saw the devastating aftermath of tornadoes that hit Washington, Ill., in November 2013, he knew he needed to help. Joe, with the help of the entire Conant High School community and local businesses, raised $15,000 for Washington Community High School. Superintendent Jim Dunnan and Assistant Superintendent Joe Sander from Washington Community High School traveled to Conant for a basketball game on Feb. 7 where Joe presented a donation check to them in person. “It was amazing,” Joe said. “The superintendents that came from Washington are great people and were genuinely happy to have a community ...

Hoffman Estates High School’s First ‘Hu-Hu-Huge Food Drive’ Surpasses Initial Goal

For 10 days, students at Hoffman Estates High School joined together for a common cause – making sure local families have food to eat during the holiday season. Students donated more than 13,000 food items to benefit the Schaumburg Food Pantry, Blessings in a Backpack, and the HEHS Food Pantry. The food items were displayed to the school during a pep assembly on Nov. 28, where the total number of donated items was unveiled. “This was to raise excitement in the school and express what the bigger meaning of donating is,” said Tony Ganas, dean of Students, Special Education teacher, and wrestling coach at Hoffman Estates High School. ...

Students in District 211 Spearhead Donation Efforts for Illinois Tornado Victims

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, students in District 211 recognize they have a lot to be thankful for. While many student organizations generally start fundraising and charity efforts during the holidays to benefit their communities, recent events have led to a focus outside of District 211. Fundraising and charity efforts from all over the District will benefit victims of the tornado that devastated the Washington, Ill., community on Nov. 17. The deadly storms caused roughly 80 tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest. Fremd cheerleaders are joining forces with the cheer teams from Palatine, Hersey, and Buffalo Grove High Schools to ...