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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: Swedish Educator and Students Visit PHS Applied Tech

            For three days last week Karl Mihlberg, head manufacturing teacher at Wilhelm Haglund Gymnasium (school) in Gimo, Sweden, and two students, Niklas Lundmark and Fabian Mattsson toured the Applied Technology Department at Palatine High School. The tour was designed to compare manufacturing classes in both schools.             Applied Technology Department Chair Mark Hibner said the tour was coordinated in part by Sandvik Coromant, which has a presence in both countries.         &nbs...

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: BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT HONORS LEGACY OF HOFFMAN SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENT

Seldom do mainstream and Special Education students work together in a sporting event. The Amy Rudolph Basketball Tournament provides a unique opportunity for District 211 students to cheer one another on while raising funds for a worthy cause. The tournament, in its 37th year, recognizes Amy Rudolph, a special education student, who passed away in November, 1982, of kidney failure. She was only 15 years old. Amy’s love of sports and her outgoing personality inspired those around her. Three months after this popular student passed, the school hosted a sporting event that continues every year in her honor. All profits directly benefit the ...

D211 Post: Speaker Mawi Asgedom Tells PHS Students to Push Their ‘Turbo Button’

             Public speaker Mawi Asgedom met with students at Palatine High School during an all school assembly January 24.  During his presentation, Asgedom spoke of the difficulties of his early childhood as an Ethiopian refugee through his families settling in the United States and his ultimate graduation from Harvard.             Counselor Judy Locher worked to bring Asgedom to PHS after hearing speak at the Illinois School Counselor Association Conference.           &n...

D211 Post: RESCHEDULED District 211 to Host Vaping & E-Cigarette Community Education Session

  NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for March 14, 2019 at 7 PM.             Township High School District 211 will host a Community Education Session discussing the dangers of Vaping and E-Cigarettes at Palatine High School January 31, 2019, beginning at 7 p.m.  The session will be available in both English and Spanish, and child care will be available in the school’s media center café.             Palatine High School Assistant Principal Tony Medina said the session will provide parents with educational information on ...

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 ...