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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 ...

Palatine High School’s Thanksgiving Feast Benefits Local Shelters

To celebrate Thanksgiving, Palatine High School students served a meal that not only satisfied those who ate it, but also gave back to the community. The sixth annual Pirate Pete’s Thanksgiving Feast took place on Nov. 20, and community members, students, and staff enjoyed a spaghetti dinner, games, a raffle and entertainment. All proceeds from the event benefitted local homeless shelters. “This event teaches our students the value of giving back,” said Jessica Medinah, special education teacher at Palatine High School and one of the organizers of this year’s feast. “Students receive praise in the classroom, but volunteering pushes ...

Upcoming Palatine High School Booster Club Craft Fair

To raise funds to benefit all student programs at Palatine High School, the Pirate Booster Club is holding its annual craft fair where attendees can purchase craft items. The Fall Craft Fair is Nov. 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with more than 125 vendors scheduled to participate in this year’s event which will be held at Palatine High School, 1111 North Rohlwing Road in Palatine. Crafts that will be available for purchase include crochet and needlework, paper crafts, holiday décor, jewelry, purses, accessories, fine art, hand carved wood, candles, pet items, decorative glass, ornaments, wreaths, and much more. Craft fair admission ...

District 211 Hosts Spanish Language College Fair (Feria Universitaria del Idioma Español)

Each year, High School District 211 hosts college night to prepare students and their families for the process of applying to college. These fairs typically showcase different schools and opportunities available for students who are interested in pursuing two- or four-year universities or trade schools. District 211 hosts an additional Spanish Language College Fair that is specifically targeted to students and their families who primarily speak Spanish. This year, the event is Nov. 1 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Palatine High School. College representatives attending will speak Spanish and individuals from neighboring school districts in the area ...

Palatine High School Hosts Zumba Event to Benefit American Cancer Society

This weekend, Palatine High School is hosting an opportunity for individuals to get fit, dance, and raise cancer awareness. The Palatine High School Cultural Awareness Club is hosting its second annual Zumba for Cancer Party in Pink event to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will take place on Oct. 27, beginning at noon in the Palatine High School East Gym (1111 N. Rohlwing Road in Palatine). “Our goal is to make this a big event, raise money, and promote fitness,” said Miriam Bonilla, teacher at Palatine High School and a Cultural Awareness Club sponsor. “A really cool thing about this event is that one of our own Palatine ...

District 211 Students Build Leadership Skills at Harper Hosted Conference

Several District 211 students had the opportunity to explore and enhance their leadership skills not only with other peers in the District, but with students from other area school districts, as well. The Student Leadership Challenge Experience, which was a one-day leadership program hosted at William Rainey Harper College, took place on Oct. 18. This is the second year District 211 attended the event, and students from District 214 and Barrington High School also attended the conference. “I believe this is important because it gives a young person insight on how to be a leader and what it’s all about, also how they can use it to take on ...

Palatine High School Students Inspired by Original Freedom Writer

In an effort to motivate and uplift the student body, Palatine High School hosted a motivational speaker who, in only 50 short minutes, impacted lives and changed mentalities of many young adults for the better. Manuel Scott, one of the original characters portrayed in the movie Freedom Writers, came to PHS on Oct. 18 to share his story and to remind students who are going through hard times that they are not alone. The speaker was sponsored by Palatine’s Promise, the school’s anti-bullying group. “I am not an entertainer,” Scott said at the beginning of his presentation. “I am not a performer. I am not famous. I am not rich with ...