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Palatine High School Chemistry of Foods Students Host Annual Soup Charity Event

Faculty, staff, and students at Palatine High School participated in a student-facilitated event dedicated to helping their community combat hunger. Students in the Chemistry of Foods class hosted the annual “Empty Bowls Project” to raise funds for the Palatine Township Food Pantry on Feb. 6 at Palatine High School. “We tell the kids that even though we might have bowls of soup that are full, there will always be someone who has a bowl that is empty, and we are helping those people,” said Erika Varela, culinary arts teacher at PHS. “I like seeing the satisfaction students have and how proud they are of their work.” For a ...

Palatine High School Chemistry of Foods Students’ First Restaurant Day

More than 60 students enrolled in Palatine High School’s Chemistry of Foods class were working together to assemble their first large order of personal deep-dish pizzas since the school year started. Some rolled the dough, others were in charge of sauce and toppings, and with a lot of teamwork, they completed more than 120 orders for Palatine High School faculty and staff on Oct. 4. With the assistance of teachers Erika Varela, Mark Langer, and Robert Heitz, and Palatine based Pizza Bella pizzeria owner Tony DeFilippis, students received a first-hand experience of what it’s like to be in a restaurant kitchen. “The best part of this ...

Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Nineteen District 211 teachers have earned national certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This is the highest professional credential in the field of teaching. With the addition of these 19 teachers, High School District 211 now has had 121 teachers earn national certification, fourth most among school districts in Illinois. This year’s recipients are listed alphabetically below. These teachers were recognized by the Board of Education at its January 19, 2012 meeting. Dana Batterton, Palatine High School Marilyn Berdick, William Fremd High School Christopher Bruce, James B. Conant High School Robert ...