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Hoffman Estates High School Charity Bash Provides Thousands of Meals through Local Organization

Students at Hoffman Estates High School spent the week prior to spring break doing something other than finishing last-minute projects, dreaming of warm weather, and preparing for spring athletics. They participated in a spring charity event that benefited children. A group of fourth-year educators at HEHS decided the beginning of spring would be better spent organizing a Charity Bash. The event was created for the fourth-year teachers' project and raised more than $650 to donate to Feed My Starving Children, which helps feed children all over the world. That equates to more than 3,000 meals that the organization can provide. “The goal of ...

Student Spotlight: Hoffman Estates High School Senior, Bowler JR Meagher

Many students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities. Many hope it will help make them stand out on a college application or make it easier to apply or earn scholarship money. Then there are some who participate simply because they love the sport or activity, regardless if it’s recognized by the school or not. That is exactly what Hoffman Estates High School senior JR Meagher is doing outside of the classroom with bowling. JR started bowling when he was five years old. He has progressed so far that he recently bowled a 300 game and an 800 series. A 300 game means he bowled a perfect game and an 800 series means he ...

Hoffman Estates High School Students, Staff Take Icy Plunge for a Cause

Normally, it might be hard to find individuals excited and enthusiastic to jump into a pond in winter. However, students and staff from Hoffman Estates High School took a chilly plunge for a cause without thinking twice. Students and staff from Hoffman Estates High School joined community members in Palatine at the Twin Lakes Recreation Area on March 3 for the 2013 Polar Plunge. The HEHS team, Freezin’ for a Reason, raised more than $14,000 for Special Olympics, and were given awards for the largest group and the most money raised. “Everyone on the team showed up with their orange and blue on, and represented Hoffman and Special Olympi...

Hoffman Estates High School Cheerleaders, Wrestlers Spread Kindness on Valentine’s Day

While many were giving their significant others roses and chocolates on Valentine’s Day, students at Hoffman Estates High School turned the holiday into much more with a few small valentines and their ability to entertain with school spirit. Hoffman Estates wrestling and cheerleading teams volunteered their time at Alden Poplar Creek Rehabilitation and Health Center on Valentines Day to share some love with the residents at the center.  The cheerleaders performed cheers and the HEHS fight song while the wrestlers sang “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” The teams also passed out valentines made by the local elementary school students. “...

The Benefits of District 211 Late Start Days

Throughout the school year, there are several days where students get to sleep a little bit later before coming to school. While students are not in classes, their teachers take advantage of Late Start Days, which provide valuable time for collectively planning, assessing, and setting goals with their colleagues. Late Start Days take place 10 times throughout the academic year. The purpose is to allow teachers structured time within the school day to work together on curriculum practices and student assessments. The most recent Late Start Day took place on Dec. 4. “Teachers can share practices and things they are doing in the classroom,” ...

District 211 Students Build Leadership Skills at Harper Hosted Conference

Several District 211 students had the opportunity to explore and enhance their leadership skills not only with other peers in the District, but with students from other area school districts, as well. The Student Leadership Challenge Experience, which was a one-day leadership program hosted at William Rainey Harper College, took place on Oct. 18. This is the second year District 211 attended the event, and students from District 214 and Barrington High School also attended the conference. “I believe this is important because it gives a young person insight on how to be a leader and what it’s all about, also how they can use it to take on ...

HEHS Donates, Reads Books to Children at Literacy Academy

Elementary students at John Muir Literacy Academy were surprised as the Hoffman Estates High School Hawk mascot walked in to classrooms, excitedly waving and promoting literacy while several high school students read books to children. His guest appearance and readings were part of a book drive hosted by HEHS on March 23. More than 1,200 books were donated to the school from faculty and students. “For our project this year, we were trying to come up with something that would affect the school culture in a very positive way,” said Cynthia Taylor, librarian at HEHS. The event was started as a project by fourth-year teachers at HEHS in ...