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Excel Beyond 211 Helps Three District 211 Alumni Earn $6,000 in Scholarships

Excel Beyond 211 (EB211), a program designed to mentor and support first-generation college students from low-income families, announced that three students are starting the school year off with fewer financial worries. District 211 Alumni Samantha Hernandez, 2015 graduate of Hoffman Estates High School, Danica Lopez, a 2014 graduate of Palatine High School, and Cristhian Ocano, a 2014 graduate of Palatine High School, were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship for future engineers from Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. of Deer Park, an international company that develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. Cr...

PHOTOS: ISBE, PARCC Representatives Visit District 211 for PARCC Testing

District 211 participated in the PARCC Test on March 3. The PARCC website states: "The PARCC member states share this fundamental goal: ensuring that every student graduates from high school prepared for success in college and the workplace. The PARCC states’ high quality assessments will allow parents and educators to see how children are progressing in school and whether they are on track for postsecondary success. The PARCC assessment also provides teachers with the ability to identify students who may be falling behind and need extra help." Wes Bruce, off-site consultant for the Illinois State Board of Education, and Margaret Horn, vice ...

D211 Engineering & Manufacturing Advisory Council, Innovation Generation Grant Help Grow Program

New during the 2013-2014 school year is the manufacturing program. Part of the Applied Technology Department, this program introduces students to the field of manufacturing with courses designed to teach students the necessary skills to earn three certifications that will help students land a job after high school. “Students will have the opportunity to come out of this class with nationally recognized industry certificates through the National Institute of Metal Working Skills,” said Palatine High School Applied Technology Department Chair Mark Hibner. “Students learn how to work machinery they would encounter in the real world, as well as ...

District 211 Hosts Engineering, Math, Science Conference for Area Fifth and Sixth Grade Girls

To get fifth and sixth grade girls interested in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering before they enter high school, High School District 211 hosted its annual program that teaches them about careers in those fields. The third-annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) conference was held on Feb. 9 at James B. Conant High School. Approximately 160 fifth and sixth grade students participated in the hands-on learning sessions and activities that focused on engineering, science, and math. “I really believe that if students have a teacher in elementary or middle school who isn’t very thrilled about math or science, ...