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Exciting First Day of School for District 211 Students

As the first bells rang to kick-off classes in District 211 schools, students excitedly introduced themselves, cracked open the textbooks, and prepared for what is anticipated to be another successful year. Preparation over the summer helped faculty and staff get ready for the new school year and provide students with little disruption on the first day of classes, which took place on Aug. 21. “We had an outstanding start to the 2013-2014 school year,” commented Nancy Robb, superintendent of schools in District 211.  “Enthusiastic teachers and energetic students in each District 211 school created a positive atmosphere that we will ...

On the Road with the Illinois Teacher of the Year Brian Curtin

When Schaumburg High School English Teacher Brian Curtin was named the 2012-2013 Illinois Teacher of the Year, little did he know what to expect. Since the announcement in October 2012, Curtin said he is experiencing opportunities he never would have thought possible. “This honor has been big for District 211, and I have looked at being Teacher of the Year like this from the beginning,” Curtin said. “Not only am I able to share my messages, but I also am taking the District’s message and spreading that around. Everyone knows that I am a District 211 teacher, and this honor is putting us on the map because they look at the Teacher of the ...

Schaumburg, Conant Girls’ Water Polo Play Second Annual Fundraiser Games for American Cancer Society

For the second year in a row, girls’ water polo teams from two District 211 schools were inspired to use some friendly competition to collectively raise money for cancer research. The Girls’ water polo teams at Schaumburg and Conant High have joined forces to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life with two fundraiser games on April 23 at 4:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. at Conant High School. “We wanted to support a nationwide organization that also benefits our local community,” said Schaumburg High School senior and team co-captain Ashley Johnson. “Cancer is something that hits home for everyone in some way, and we ...

Schaumburg High School Percussion Students Perform on Professional Stage

Five percussion students at Schaumburg High School had an opportunity to showcase their talents outside of their own community and on a professional stage. The Schaumburg High School Percussion Quintet performed at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake on Feb. 23. The concert, entitled “An Evening of Percussion,” featured a diverse program of percussion music, from steel band and Taiko drummers to drumline. “This was such a great opportunity for our percussionists to perform on a pro stage,” said Kevin Miller, music department chair and band director at Schaumburg High School. “The concert was completely sold out and the ...

Schaumburg High School Charity Soup Event Provides Tasty Way to Give Back to Community

Each year, Schaumburg High School’s Chemistry of Foods classroom is transformed into a charitable restaurant that serves hearty homemade soups for a cause. Students, staff, and some community members attended the ninth annual Chemistry of Foods and Cool Beans Soup Charity Event on Nov. 30. All donations benefited the Elgin Community Crisis Center and the SHS Magic Closet. Each year, the popular event draws more than 200 people. “The average person—a student, teacher, parent—can help others,” said Ken Turner, science and Chemistry of Foods teacher. “They can make a difference by participating in the event, and there are a lot of ...