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PHS, CHS Students Win Big at District 211 Business Incubator Pitch Night

Students in High School District 211’s Business Incubator program spent the school year developing business ideas to try to bring them to life with the help of investors. Six of the best teams from each school’s Business Incubator course were selected to compete at the District Pitch Night for real funding this past May. After planning and preparation, each team presented their business idea to a panel of judges in hopes of being awarded $20,000 in seed money from the District 211 Foundation. Two teams won this year’s seed money: Green Dirt from Conant High School and Snow and Co. from Palatine High School. Green Dirt also was recently ...

Community Invited to Palatine High School Variety Show April 20, 21, 22

The annual Palatine High School Variety Show will take place on April 20, 21, and 22 at Palatine High School, 1111 N. Rohlwing Rd. The family event is open to the community. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. Palatine High School students have worked to create a show that will make the audience sing, dance, and laugh in their seats. Attendees will see performances from vocalists, dancers, comedians, instrumentalists and more. For more information, please contact Palatine High School.

Palatine Pirates have new head boys swim coach

Kathryn (Katie) Mroz has been named head boys swim coach at Palatine High School.  Mroz will replace John Schauble who is stepping down after two years at the helm of the Pirates boys swim program. “We are really excited that Katie will be leading our swimming program,” said Palatine High School Principal Gary Steiger.  “Her experiences as both an athlete and a coach make her the perfect fit for the job.” Mroz has been assistant coach of the girls swim team at Palatine High School for the past three years.  She has worked as a speech-language pathologist for three years at Conant and Palatine High Schools, as well as at the ...

Upcoming Palatine High School Pirate Pete Trivia Night to Support Ray Mills Fund

Pirate Pete Trivia Night is returning to Palatine High School to support the Ray Mills Fund and students in need. The event will be held on April 7 starting at 7:00 p.m., in the Palatine High School cafeteria, 1111 N. Rohlwing Rd. Tables are $50 for a team of up to eight players, and all are welcome to participate including teachers, students, and community members. Registration can be completed online at www.phs.d211.org. “In tough times like these we have seen an increased need and we are hopeful that this event will help us replenish the fund and continue to provide support to our students,” said Nicki O’Keefe, chemistry teacher and Ray ...

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 ...