20 results for tag: James B. Conant High School


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D211 Post: Holocaust Survivor Tells Conant Students of Experiences

            On April 11, 1945, a 12-year-old Barney Sidler was liberated from the Buchenwald Concentration Camp.  On April 30, 2019, the now 86-year-old Holocaust survivor shared his experiences with the students of James B. Conant High School.             During the first 30 minutes of the presentation, Sidler described his life from the time Nazi soldiers occupied his home town of Deblin, Poland in September 1939.  He discussed being pulled out of school and moved into what he called “an open ghetto,” and ultimately ...

D211 Post: District 211 Career Expo Shows Growth in Second Year

            For the second year, Township High School District 211 held a career expo, which highlighted career path information as well as job and internship opportunities.  This year’s expo, held at Schaumburg High School, saw 600 students meet with representatives from 155 area businesses.             District 211 Internship Coordinator Jan Brottman said following last year’s successful expo, the team of career counselors wanted to expand.             “After seeing ...

D211 Post: Cisco Systems Adds Student Interns Following Career Expo

            On April 4, 2018, Township High School District held its first Career Expo.  The expo was attended by nearly 100 area businesses representing all 16 career clusters, as well as more than 400 students looking to explore post-education career possibilities.             One business in attendance was Cisco Systems.  Service Delivery Lead Ramya Vijay said she heard about the expo from District 211 Internship Coordinator Jan Brottman.  Ramya said she was acquainted with the District due to the networking courses ...

D211 Post: Conant Winter Play “subText” Explores Teenage Life

            When the James B. Conant High School's Conant Theater takes the stage February 8, they will be presenting the newer play “subtext,” which delves into the experiences of 21st century teenagers through a variety of short segments told in the round.             “This play brings attention to several issues close to my heart,” said Conant High School Winter Play Sponsor Stephanie Svarz.              The play was written by Tyler Dwiggins, who Svarz meet while ...

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...