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District 211 Students Join Local School Districts for 2013 Latino Summit

District 211 students from Hoffman Estates, Palatine, and Schaumburg High Schools joined several students from area school districts for the 2013 Latino Summit. There, students had opportunities to hear from Latino professionals, explore college opportunities, and listen to a keynote speaker. The 2013 Latino Summit was held on Nov. 22 at William Rainey Harper College and more than 400 Latino freshmen and sophomores from area Districts 211, 214, 220, 207, and 225 attended. Presentations were held in both English and Spanish. "The Summit gives students prime examples of knowing they aren't alone," said Alonso Ramirez, counselor at Palatine High ...

Students in District 211 Spearhead Donation Efforts for Illinois Tornado Victims

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, students in District 211 recognize they have a lot to be thankful for. While many student organizations generally start fundraising and charity efforts during the holidays to benefit their communities, recent events have led to a focus outside of District 211. Fundraising and charity efforts from all over the District will benefit victims of the tornado that devastated the Washington, Ill., community on Nov. 17. The deadly storms caused roughly 80 tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest. Fremd cheerleaders are joining forces with the cheer teams from Palatine, Hersey, and Buffalo Grove High Schools to ...

Bricks Still Available to ‘Leave Your Legacy’ at Schaumburg High School

This marks the first year the Schaumburg High School Saxon “Leave Your Legacy Paver” is installed and on display for the Schaumburg community. The legacy paver is an arrangement of engraved bricks that is located outside the main entrance near the flagpole at SHS. Anyone can purchase a brick, varying by size, and engrave it with a personal message of their choice. “The paver is important because it is giving the Schaumburg community an opportunity to leave their legacy and message behind,” said Pamela Groves, SHS VIP co-president. “That is awesome and is important for the SHS community.” The pavers will provide opportunities ...

Jarrett Payton Visits Schaumburg High School, Speaks Against Bullying

Students at Schaumburg High School learned a valuable lesson about tolerance and the importance of anti-bullying when Jarrett Payton, motivational speaker, retired football player, and son of the late NFL Bears Football player Walter Payton, shared personal stories about the subject. Payton spoke to the students as part of National Bullying Prevention Month, which is in October. SHS staff and students wore orange to show support to end bullying violence during SHS Unites Day on Oct. 29. “The energy here is amazing, and having been in these students' shoes at one point in my life, I hope the kids take my words to heart because I mean ...

Schaumburg High School Fundraiser to Benefit Former Saxon Battling ALS

To honor a former Saxon in his battle with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, Schaumburg High School will be hosting an event to help him with his fight. Students and community members can purchase t-shirts and raffle tickets online, and attend the Fight Like a Champion Night at Schaumburg High School during the football game on Oct. 25. All proceeds will benefit former Saxon Eric Von Schaumburg’s fight with the disease. “The Schaumburg High School community is honored to support Eric and the fight against ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease,” said Principal Tim Little. “Our vision, ‘We are SHS,’ supports our common belief: Once you’re a ...

SHS Marching Band Performs at Sold Out NIU Football Game

Students in the marching band at Schaumburg High School had an opportunity to perform in front of a sold-out, Northern Illinois University football game. The SHS Marching Band performed on Sept. 21 at the Northern Illinois University vs. Eastern Illinois University football game for NIU Band Days. SHS joined nine other area high school bands, as well as the NIU Huskie Marching Band, for the halftime show in front of 35,000 game attendees. “The students had a great time,” said Kevin Miller, band director at SHS. “The crowd was electric that night, and we performed under the lights, which is always wonderful. You could just see the band ...

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 ...