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Pirates Announce New Head Wrestling Coach

Jeff Keske has been named head varsity wrestling coach at Palatine High School, effective with the 2017-2018 season.  Keske will take over head coaching responsibilities from Dan Collins, who is stepping down after 13 years at the head of the Pirates wrestling program.  “We are thrilled that Coach Keske will be leading our wrestling team,” said Palatine High School Principal Gary Steiger.  “Coach Keske has an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm to share with our student-athletes.  He is well-respected by the wrestling community and knows what it takes to lead a team.  He will be a great addition to the ...

Pirates Announce New Head Football Coach

Corey Olson has been named varsity head football coach at Palatine High School, effective with the 2017 season. Olson, who is currently an assistant coach with the Pirates, will take over the head coaching responsibilities from Rick Splitt. Splitt is stepping down after four seasons as the Pirates head coach, posting a 34-12 overall record (.739 winning pct.), with three IHSA playoff appearances and reaching the semifinals the past two seasons. “Coach Olson knows football, but more importantly, he knows what it takes to build a team and develop student-athletes,” said Palatine High School Principal Gary Steiger. “He has a passion for ...

Palatine High School Principal Gary Steiger Named IPA’s 2015 -2016 High School Principal of the Year

Each year, the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) recognizes high school principals who have demonstrated a positive impact on their students and learning community. Palatine High School Principal Gary Steiger was named the 2015 -2016 High School Principal of the Year by the IPA. He will be recognized at the IPA’s annual fall conference in October 2015 and will receive a $1,000 honorarium. The recipient of the award is chosen from nominees provided by 21 Regions of the IPA. “I was surprised when I found out I was selected from the group of 21 nominees,” Steiger said. “There are a lot of great principals in the state, and it’s ...

PHS Alum Announced as Head Softball Coach

Nicole Pauly has been named head softball coach at Palatine High School.  Pauly, a 2006 PHS graduate and an assistant coach at the school this past season, replaces Jeff Manz at the helm of the Pirates softball program. Pauly recently completed her first year working as a counselor at Palatine High School.  Prior to this, she was a counselor at St. Benedict Prep High School in Chicago from 2011-2013.  She coached collegiate softball at Loyola University Chicago from 2010-2013, helping the program to a pair of Horizon League regular-season titles and was instrumental in high school player recruiting for the Ramblers program. “Nicole is a ...

Palatine High School PBIS Program Serves as International Model

As Palatine High School continues to implement programs and initiatives to promote positive behavior and learning environments for its students, one program in particular has gained international attention. Three representatives from Lambton Kent District School Board in Ontario, Canada, visited PHS to explore the success of Commit to the Pirate, PHS’ Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS or PBS) on Nov. 4. The guests toured the school and spoke with teachers, counselors, and administrators instrumental in starting the program. “We wanted to learn more about secondary PBS, we had been told this was a school that had been quite ...

Palatine High School’s Project Excel Program Presentation at National Conference

Palatine High School’s Project Excel program is gaining success with its students, and a national presentation in Chicago will showcase the challenges faced and successes reached while growing the program and propelling its students to achieve their goals. The Association for Supervision and Curricular Development (ASCD) is hosting its 68th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Chicago at McCormick Place West, on March 16-18. Palatine High School Teachers Anita Lee and Asa Gordon, and Counselor Susan Quinlan will lead a presentation entitled “Helping Students of Color Find a Voice with Rigor and Efficacy.” “Major studies throughout ...

Teacher Feature: PHS’ Sue Quinlan

“I believe that every student is capable, and it’s just a matter of helping them realize those capabilities.” - Sue Quinlan As an advocate for diversity and programs that support the multicultural population at Palatine High School, Sue Quinlan has spent much of her educational career trying to help students embrace opportunities that can enrich their lives. While she traveled abroad as an exchange student in high school and studied international relations in college, she has spent much of her life as a teacher and high school counselor in Palatine Township District 211 helping students learn more about themselves as they explore the ...