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Pirates Announce New Head Wrestling Coach

Jeff Keske has been named head varsity wrestling coach at Palatine High School, effective with the 2017-2018 season.  Keske will take over head coaching responsibilities from Dan Collins, who is stepping down after 13 years at the head of the Pirates wrestling program.  “We are thrilled that Coach Keske will be leading our wrestling team,” said Palatine High School Principal Gary Steiger.  “Coach Keske has an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm to share with our student-athletes.  He is well-respected by the wrestling community and knows what it takes to lead a team.  He will be a great addition to the ...

PHS Senior Aidan Busch Wins VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

When Palatine High School senior Aidan Busch was looking for ways to help pay for college, he found a scholarship contest that would end up creating opportunities and friendships he never imagined. Aidan was a winner in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) 2017 National Voice of Democracy Program and recipient of the $2,000 Department of Kentucky and Auxiliary Brian Duffy and Marion Watson Scholarship. He won the district and statewide levels of the competition and traveled to Washington D.C. as a finalist for at the national level. He was sponsored by VFW Post 1337 in Mount Prospect, Ill. “I am honored and humbled ...

Two District 211 Students Earn Perfect Score on ACT

At its Feb. 16, 2017 meeting, the Board of Education honored two High School District 211 students for achieving a 36, the highest possible composite score, on the ACT exam. Fremd High School student Kevin Chen and Palatine High School student Sarah Gonwa earned perfect scores on the ACT. Both students said they were surprised to learn of earning a perfect score. “I was really surprised when I learned I got a 36 on the test,” Kevin said. “I was really expecting to have to take it again.” Sarah said that she took the ACT through school but needed to take the exam that included the writing portion. She said taking the ...

WATCH: Top District 211 Band, Orchestra Students Perform at Honors Orchestra Concert

Some of the most advanced District 211 band and orchestra students showcased their talents during a recent concert in front of the community. This year’s District 211 Honors Orchestra Concert was held at Palatine High School on Feb. 11.  Band and orchestra students District-wide were part of the performance. Watch the performance in the videos below:

Pirate Boosters Seek Volunteers for Upcoming Dinner and Auction

Members of the Palatine community will have a chance to enjoy a dinner with live entertainment, while at the same time helping raise funds for Palatine High School students. The 33rd annual Pirate Boosters Dinner and Auction will take place on March 3 at The Cotillion, 360 Creekside Dr., in Palatine, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The event is open to adults in the community. This is the largest fundraiser hosted by the PHS Pirate Boosters to benefit all students, programs, and events. Individual tickets are on sale for $60 and tables for 10 are available. The dress code is casual and Palatine Pirate spirit wear is encouraged. In addition to ...

Pirates Announce New Head Football Coach

Corey Olson has been named varsity head football coach at Palatine High School, effective with the 2017 season. Olson, who is currently an assistant coach with the Pirates, will take over the head coaching responsibilities from Rick Splitt. Splitt is stepping down after four seasons as the Pirates head coach, posting a 34-12 overall record (.739 winning pct.), with three IHSA playoff appearances and reaching the semifinals the past two seasons. “Coach Olson knows football, but more importantly, he knows what it takes to build a team and develop student-athletes,” said Palatine High School Principal Gary Steiger. “He has a passion for ...

PHS Pirate Boosters to host 33rd Annual Dinner Auction

Members of the Palatine community will have a chance to enjoy a dinner with live entertainment, while at the same time helping raise funds for Palatine High School students. The 33rd annual Pirate Boosters Dinner and Auction will take place on March 3 at The Cotillion, 360 Creekside Dr. in Palatine, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The event is open to adults in the community. It is hosted by the PHS Pirate Boosters to benefit student programs and events. In addition to dinner, there will be a live auction, 50/50 raffle, wine cork pull, silent auction, and various raffles. Some of the auction items include: professional sports tickets, massages, restaurant ...