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D211 Post: Three Former Superintendents Visit District 211

Township High School District 211 prides itself on providing students with the highest quality education and opportunities. Building a strong reputation did not happen overnight. It is the product and impact of each staff member under the leadership of the superintendent that led to the District’s success and reputation. To celebrate the District 211 legacy, Superintendent of Schools Dan Cates recently invited three local former superintendents to visit the school district and discuss their time in District 211. Collectively, the four superintendents have more than 100 years of experience served in District 211, with more than 40 combined ...

Excel Beyond 211 Scholarship Program Seeks Help for College Ready Students

District 211 has a large population of academically talented students from first-generation, or low-income families. These students are college ready and looking for ways to increase their college successes and completions. However, many of these students are the first in their families to go to college, and finances are often the only issue standing in their way. To help these students, the scholarship program Excel Beyond 211 Dollars for Scholars helps selected District 211 graduates in their efforts to become successful college students. Excel Beyond 211 is an all-volunteer program, with a Board of Directors consisting of community members, and ...

Exciting First Day of School for District 211 Students

As the first bells rang to kick-off classes in District 211 schools, students excitedly introduced themselves, cracked open the textbooks, and prepared for what is anticipated to be another successful year. Preparation over the summer helped faculty and staff get ready for the new school year and provide students with little disruption on the first day of classes, which took place on Aug. 21. “We had an outstanding start to the 2013-2014 school year,” commented Nancy Robb, superintendent of schools in District 211.  “Enthusiastic teachers and energetic students in each District 211 school created a positive atmosphere that we will ...

A Message from the Superintendent: Brand New

This post was reprinted from the July/August Superintendent's Newsletter, and written by Superintendent of Schools Nancy Robb  Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year! To begin this year, I am pleased to report that District 211 recently reviewed and adopted a new “brand” statement. For those not familiar with that phrase, let me describe what it means. Branding actually stems from the practice, started in the middle ages, of marking cattle or other livestock with a unique symbol to indicate ownership. In more recent times, the term branding was imported by the business community to represent a public statement expressing a company’s ...

District 211 School Fees Remain Consistent for Seven Years Straight

In an effort to help families with educational costs, District 211’s Board of Education approved motions to not raise standard school fees. These fees have been consistent for the past seven years.   The six fees the Board approved at its January 17, 2013 meeting included: Transportation, Driver’s Education, Student Parking, Textbook and Instructional Supply, School Breakfast and Lunch, and Summer School. The only fee to see a slight increase since 2007-2008 is the school breakfast and lunch fee, but the cost for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program will remain the same.   “In recognition of the economic realities in our commun...