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Palatine High School Students Learn to Capture Action on Film during Pediatric Photo Shoot

Students from Palatine High School’s advanced photography class had a real-world opportunity to practice taking live action photos for a pediatric therapy clinic. Pathways Center, a pediatric therapy clinic offering practices in physical, occupational, and speech therapy services, recently held its 8th Annual Photo Shoot on March 12. Palatine High School students participated in the photo shoot and their work will be used in several promotional materials for the organization. “It’s an amazing facility,” said Palatine High School senior Spencer Brown, one of four Palatine High School students that participated. “The fact that it’s ...

Palatine High School’s Project Excel Program Presentation at National Conference

Palatine High School’s Project Excel program is gaining success with its students, and a national presentation in Chicago will showcase the challenges faced and successes reached while growing the program and propelling its students to achieve their goals. The Association for Supervision and Curricular Development (ASCD) is hosting its 68th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Chicago at McCormick Place West, on March 16-18. Palatine High School Teachers Anita Lee and Asa Gordon, and Counselor Susan Quinlan will lead a presentation entitled “Helping Students of Color Find a Voice with Rigor and Efficacy.” “Major studies throughout ...

Palatine High School Choir Students Showcase Talent at White House Performance

Several students in the choir program at Palatine High School were honored to sing at the White House for the holidays, and showcase their talents at various sites in Washington D.C. The group, called “Midnight Blues,” was invited to sing at the White House Holiday Open House. They traveled during winter break from Dec. 21 through Dec. 24. “The students were so excited to go there,” said Steven Sivak, music teacher and choir director at Palatine High School. “I was very proud that I could share this experience with my students and see the trip through their eyes.” The group included members of the vocal jazz group, plus an ...

ICompete Program Fundraiser to Benefit Youth in Palatine Community

An upcoming event will be a tasty, aromatic, and informative way for those who are 21 years of age and up to raise funds for the ICompete program, which benefits underserved youth in the Palatine community. A wine tasting fundraiser will take place at The Wine Cellar, 361 W. Northwest Highway, from 6 until 8 p.m. on Jan. 17. All proceeds from the event and 10 percent of the store’s sales will be donated to ICompete’s youth programs. Palatine High School is one of five ICompete partners, and many volunteers for the program are students. The iCompete program is to introduce underserved families in Palatine to athletics, arts, and academics by ...

Palatine High School Students Show Support for Classmate’s Family After Tragic Loss

When an unexpected tragic event struck a Palatine High School senior’s family, several students and Palatine community members showed their support through fundraising efforts for the family. Palatine High School senior Brad Wall’s father unexpectedly passed away on Dec. 8, and his friends rallied with the PHS community to raise more than $10,000 in four days to help the family pay for medical bills and funeral services. Those efforts did not include additional funds raised throughout the Palatine community. “After Brad’s dad passed away, we were in kind of shock. He’s such a good friend of ours” said Palatine High School senior ...

Palatine High School Band Students Perform at the White House

While guests attended a tour of festive decorations at the White House, a popular spectacle each holiday season in Washington D.C., students in Palatine High School’s band received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to personally add a touch of holiday cheer to the event through music. Six students in Palatine High School’s Brass Ensemble were honored to play at the White House during the White House Holiday Open House on Dec. 15. The group performed a two-hour set and rotated 30 different holiday carols throughout the day. “We’re all walking a little taller,” said Raeleen Horn, Palatine High School’s music department chair and ...

Palatine’s Promise Events Promote Positive Learning Environment

To further celebrate and encourage anti-bullying behavior, Palatine High School’s Palatine’s Promise hosted events that help students foster a positive learning environment. Two recent events include “Lunchapalooza,” which was during student lunch hours, and “Do Don’t Be Rude,” an activity that encourages manners and respect toward others. Palatine’s Promise focused these events around an overall goal of accepting others despite differences. “This year really focuses on getting along with others even if you don’t like them,” said Eric Smith, counselor at Palatine High School and sponsor of Palatine’s Promise. “A lot ...