27 results for tag: James B. Conant High School


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D211 Post: All D211 Schools Make Chicago Magazine List

            In early September, Chicago Magazine published their annual list of the top public schools.  This year’s tabulation listed all five District 211 schools among the best in Cook County.              According to the publication, suburban high schools were rated based on a variety of statistics with graduation rate as the highest while SAT math and reading attainment percentage, income adjusted counting for 12.5% each.             In the list William Fremd ...

D211 Post: Conant Student Among Top 30 in Breakthrough Junior Challenge

            James B. Conant High School senior Krisha Jivani is competing in a world-wide competition which sees the winner receive a $250,000 scholarship.  The competition, called the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, has students create a three-minute video covering a math or science topic.             Jivani, who was one of nearly 11,000 applicants, created a video describing magnetic levitation and superconductors.  She said she chose this topic as it was something she found difficult.       ...

D211 Post: Conant Golfer Tallies School’s First Hole-In-One

            When he was a sophomore, James B. Conant High School golfer Nikko Ganas finished the season as the second leading golfer across the Mid-Suburban League conference.   This year, he leads the conference in points, a feat which was aided by achieving the school’s first competitive hole-in-one at the Bridges of Poplar Creek August 28.             Ganas said that he didn’t realize he had a chance of making the 148-yard shot until he heard the reaction from others around the hole.      &...

D211 Post: Book-appétit-Conant Students Participate in Book Sampling Event

            English students at James B. Conant High School received assistance selecting new reading material when they participated in what was called a “Book Tasting.”              Conant High School Librarian Judith Lopez said the event is designed to expand the students’ reading interests.             “This experience gives the students more of the ownership of selecting books.  They get to find books on their own,” she said.  “Teachers like this ...

D211 Post: Parent Open House at D211 Schools on August 29

Township High School District 211 schools are preparing to host annual Parent Open Houses.  William Fremd, James B. Conant, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, and Schaumburg High Schools will hold Parent Open Houses on Thursday, August 29, 2019.  Parents are invited to follow shortened versions of their child’s schedule (10- to 14- minute segments) as well as take part in other special activities and events.  The District’s two alternative schools, District 211 North Campus and Higgins Education Center, also will host open houses on August 29. Conant High School’s (700 East Cougar Trail in Hoffman Estates) Open House runs from ...

D211 Post: District 211 Uses Summer Break for Facility Improvements

            Traditionally High School District 211 uses the summer break which starts in late May and continues through early August for various construction projects to improve its facilities.  Over the past three years, one south-side school has been closed for summer break to allow for larger facility and site improvement projects.             This summer, Hoffman Estates High School received the largest share of renovations, beginning with renovation of all the student restrooms at the school.  The restrooms were outfitted ...

D211 Post: District 211 Students Complete Library Board Term

            Two students from Township High School District 211 recently completed their terms as the Student Advisor Trustees for the Schaumburg Township District Library. James B. Conant High School student Alisa Gandhi and Schaumburg High School student Matthew Williams were sworn in to their position in September 2018 with the term ending this month.             Gandhi said serving in the position gave her a new perspective on library operations.             "Being a Student ...