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Conant, Hoffman Estates, and Schaumburg Students Discuss Operation Snowball in Video

Operation Snowball is a state-wide alcohol and other drug use prevention program that focuses on leadership development to empower students to lead drug-free lives.  The name originates from the idea that “If I have a positive impact on you, you can have a positive impact on someone else and the effect snowballs.” Each year, student leaders are interviewed and selected to run the annual District 211 “South Side” Operation Snowball retreat.  Students and adults from Conant, Hoffman and Schaumburg high schools have worked together to run the retreat each year since 2012. Of those students, some run small groups and a few are directors who ...

Festival with Conant, Schaumburg, and Hoffman Estates High Schools Encourages Healthy Lifestyles

In an effort to remind individuals to drive responsibly and the dangers of getting behind the wheel while intoxicated, three District 211 schools recently hosted a music and dance festival to raise funds toward Operation Snowball groups. Schaumburg High School, Hoffman Estates High School, and Conant High School recently joined together with Schaumburg-based nonprofit organization Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) at Schaumburg High School. Several student groups participated in the event and had informational tables with materials on several topics for students’ well-being. Operation Snowball is an organization that encourages ...

Students Earn Scholarships to Attend Illinois Teen Institute

For the past four years, students at Schaumburg High School have been involved with a program that teaches them quality leadership skills, while also affording them an opportunity to meet individuals from all over the state and become empowered to create change within their schools and communities.  The program is the Illinois Teen Institute (ITI) ITI helps participants create alternatives to the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, enhances skills for effective decision-making and stress relief, provides opportunities to enhance positive self-image, and offers a built-in peer support system for living a healthy, balanced life. “It’s a ...