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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 ...

District 211 Ranked on Washington Post’s Top 50 Illinois School Districts List

The Washington Post has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country and the Washington D.C. region for 15 years. There are more than 1,900 schools on the America’s Most Challenging High Schools list, which are ranked by state and nationally. In Illinois, 52 schools were ranked and all five District 211 schools made the list. William Fremd High School ranked 17, James B. Conant High School ranked 34, Hoffman Estates High School ranked 37, Palatine High School ranked 42, and Schaumburg High School ranked 43. Several factors play into how schools are ranked, however, how effectively the school prepares students for college is most ...

Hoffman Estates High School Athletes Honored with ‘Great Citizens Award’ for Community Service

The Village of Hoffman Estates honored Hoffman Estates High School athletes for volunteering efforts that made an impact in their community. The varsity wrestling and cheerleading squads from Hoffman Estates High School were presented with “Great Citizens Award” from the village on April 15. These student-athletes were nominated for this honor recognizing the time they volunteered this past Valentine’s Day with residents at the Alden Poplar Creek Rehabilitation and Health Center in Hoffman Estates. Student wrestlers and cheerleaders spent the afternoon with residents passing out hand-crafted valentines created by local elementary ...

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. “...