16 results for tag: James B. Conant High School


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D211 Post: Palatine Hosts Seventh Science Olympiad

            Palatine High School held its seventh Science Olympiad November 30.  The event, which was the largest in Illinois, drew approximately 1100 students from 33 schools, including three from Indiana and one from Kentucky.             Carl Garrison, Palatine High School Science Department chair, was pleased by the large turnout and eagerness of the competitors.              “It is wonderful to see so many students wake up early on a Saturday to do Science,” he ...

D211 Post: District Students Compete in Architecture and Design Competition

            Students from across the District competed against each other in the District 211 Architecture Competition in which they designed an ideal and functional house.  Each entry had to include four bedrooms and two and half bathrooms while being up to 3,500 square feet.  The winning entry, submitted by Palatine High School senior Nelson Bartolo, will be the Building Construction Program house to be built on Berner Road in Elgin next year.             Work began on each student’s design at the start of the school ...

D211 Post: District 211 Adds Japanese Language Course Through Online Classroom

            Students at James B. Conant and Schaumburg High School have been involved in a new style of classroom this semester.  They gather in their respective school’s media centers where they log into Blackboard where they engage online with a Japanese language instructor at Harper College.  This is the District’s first step into adding online classes to the curriculum.              Conant High School Senior Emma Rogers said she was happy to see the District use the online course option to add Japanese to the curricul...

D211 Post: Best Selling Author Visits District 211 Schools

            Sandhya Menon, author of the New York Times bestseller When Dimple Met Rishi spent two days meeting with students from James B. Conant and Hoffman Estates High School.  Her visit to Conant coincided with the school’s first Author Day.  During her visit to Hoffman Estates, she met with students in English Teacher Britany Westby’s creative writing class.             At Hoffman Estates, Menon told students they should never be afraid of rejection.  She recounted the story of author Stephen King’s ...

D211 Post: Conant Student Provides Lifesaving Aid

            When James B. Conant High School Senior Kaitlyn O’Brien started her shift at Rosario’s in Schaumburg September 28, she expected a usual Saturday evening.  Shortly after taking a call-in order, she said one of the waitresses ran into the back calling for the owner.             “The waitress said a woman passed out,” O’Brien said.  “Initially I didn’t think anything of it.  I just kept bagging food.”              A short time later, ...

D211 Post: College Night is October 10

            As part of District 211’s effort to help prepare students for post-high school education, the District will host its annual college night October 10.  The informational event will be held at Palatine High School from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.             The representatives from more than 210 two- and four-year colleges and universities will be on hand to answer a variety of questions.  Representatives will discuss financial aid, curriculum and campus information.        ...

D211 Post: A Score of Perfect Scores

          Township High School District 211 began tracking students who received the highest possible composite score on the American College Test (ACT) in April 1998.  Since then, nearly 120 District 211 students have completed the same amazing feat.  During the same time, 12 students have achieved a perfect score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).  Here are some facts by the numbers of these amazing feats: A Case of Multiples              Eight students have received a score of 36 on their ACT exam twice.  Half of the students who ...