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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 ...