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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. ...

District 211 Students Are Thankful For…

In celebration of Thanksgiving, we asked several District 211 students to express what they are thankful for this year. Here is what they had to say. Have a happy Thanksgiving from District 211! This year I am thankful for… “My family, my teachers for not giving up on me, for the extra support to make things less stressful, and my Conant family.” - Justin Perez, Senior, Conant High School “The new people I’ve met.”- Karla Cervantes, Freshman, Palatine High School “Internet, food, a great school with nice people and teachers, lots of activities to get involved in, speech team, and my friend.” - Lizzi Lopez, Freshman, Fremd ...

Hoffman Estates High School’s Adult Transition Program Helps Little City Families in a Big Way

  For the fifth year in a row, students in the Adult Transition Program (ATP) at Hoffman Estates High School collected food for those in need. The ATP students collected nonperishable food items that benefitted 30 families. After the items were collected, students of ATP South delivered the items to Little City and helped put donation baskets together. Along with assembling baskets, the students made Thanksgiving cards for each family. “I think that being involved with your local community and helping those in need is always a beneficial and meaningful experience,” said Peter Capra, Adult Transition Program teacher at Hoffman ...

Hoffman Estates High School Automotive Technology Program Ranks Top 20 in National Competition

The Hoffman Estates High School Automotive Technology department was recently recognized as a top 20 program in the country by the O’Reilly Auto Parts Tomorrow’s Tech 2013 School of the Year. “The Hoffman Estates Automotive Technology department works very hard to prepare our students for life after high school, and it is great to be recognized for our efforts,” said David Ligman, Applied Technology Department chair at Hoffman Estates High School. “My students take a lot of pride in their work here, so they were very excited and honored to see their school in the Tomorrow’s Technician edition.” The top 20 schools were divided ...

Hoffman Estates High School P.I.E. Students Launch ‘Bake My Day’ Bakery

Several Hoffman Estates High School students can be spotted on Friday mornings arriving early to school, dressed in bright green t-shirts, and sporting a positive attitude that will bring several people some fresh-baked happiness to start their day. Those students are in the Principles in Entrepreneurship (P.I.E.) class and have successfully launched a Friday morning bakery called Bake My Day, which is open to faculty and staff at Hoffman Estates High School and District 211. The bakery officially opened on Sept. 27. “It is amazing to see the bakery come together on a Friday morning, and you never know what to expect,” said Sam Delisle, ...

Exciting First Day of School for District 211 Students

As the first bells rang to kick-off classes in District 211 schools, students excitedly introduced themselves, cracked open the textbooks, and prepared for what is anticipated to be another successful year. Preparation over the summer helped faculty and staff get ready for the new school year and provide students with little disruption on the first day of classes, which took place on Aug. 21. “We had an outstanding start to the 2013-2014 school year,” commented Nancy Robb, superintendent of schools in District 211.  “Enthusiastic teachers and energetic students in each District 211 school created a positive atmosphere that we will ...

Hoffman Estates High School Polar Plunge Team Earns Great Citizen Award from Mayor

Hoffman Estates High School students took an icy plunge for charity earlier this year and it didn’t go unnoticed by members of their community. Students and staff who participated in Hoffman Estates High School’s Polar Plunge team were recently recognized with a Great Citizen Award from Hoffman Estates Mayor McLeod for their charitable accomplishments. The HEHS team, Freezin’ for a Reason, joined community members in Palatine at the Twin Lakes Recreation Area during the March 3 Polar Plunge event. The team raised more than $14,000 for Special Olympics, and was given awards for largest group and the most money raised. This is the fourth ...