15 results for tag: special education


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D211 Post: The Future Begins Today-Informational Meeting Set for April 23

            Township High School District 211, in conjunction with High School District 214, Barrington Community Unit School District 220, and Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO) will hold The Future Begins Today at Palatine High School (1111 Rohlwing Rd. Palatine) April 23, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  They event is for parents and guardians of individuals with a wide-range of developmental disabilities and mental health needs.             The event will include a keynote panel titled “What’s Next-e...

D211 Post: BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT HONORS LEGACY OF HOFFMAN SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENT

Seldom do mainstream and Special Education students work together in a sporting event. The Amy Rudolph Basketball Tournament provides a unique opportunity for District 211 students to cheer one another on while raising funds for a worthy cause. The tournament, in its 37th year, recognizes Amy Rudolph, a special education student, who passed away in November, 1982, of kidney failure. She was only 15 years old. Amy’s love of sports and her outgoing personality inspired those around her. Three months after this popular student passed, the school hosted a sporting event that continues every year in her honor. All profits directly benefit the ...

D211 Post: HEHS To Hold 9th Annual Cupcakes with Friends

            Hoffman Estates High School’s Special Education Department will hold their 9th annual Cupcakes with Friends October 27 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Entry for the event is free and open to the public.             During the day, cupcakes will be available for sale at a cost of $2 each or $20 per dozen.  The proceeds from the event will be used for HEHS Special Education programs including Best Buddies, Special Olympics, and Hawkettes Cheer Team among others.  For kids, the event offers face and nail ...

D211 Post: Hoffman Estates Students Get Lesson in Public Transportation

            Representatives from Pace Bus and JJs List, held a “Hop on the Bus” training at Hoffman Estates High School.  During the 90-minute session, students in Hoffman Estates High School’s special education department learned how to independently use public transportation.             “This training is really setting a foundation for the future,” said Edward Madden, Coordinator of Public Outreach for Pace.  “Whether they use a fixed-route bus now or in 15 years we want them to have a positive experience.”    &nbs...

Community Members Invited to Upcoming Halloween Trunk or Treat Event at Higgins Education Center

Community members are invited to a Halloween-themed event that not only allows children to “trick or treat,” but also provides valuable information about community resources. This year’s Halloween Trunk or Treat event will take place on Oct. 20 at the Higgins Education Center, 1030 W. Higgins Rd., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Higgins Education Center in partnership with the Palatine Opportunity Center, and admission is free for both children and adults. The event is a great opportunity to learn about the programs and services offered through District 211. Individuals and families can tour the Higgins Education Center ...

Annual Directions 2016 Event Approaching for Students in Special Education

In an effort to help encourage and provide guidance for parents transitioning their students out of high school and into vocational or collegiate opportunities after graduation, District 211 is part of a team of local educational institutions participating in Directions College and Career Fair 2016. The event, which will take place on Sept. 27 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the District 214 Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Rd., in Arlington Heights, is sponsored by Township High School District 211, High School District 214, Barrington Community Unit School District 220, St. Viator High School, William Rainey Harper College, and ...

District 211 ATP Program Changes Lives Through Creating Opportunities

Three days a week Allison Meehan goes to work. She runs through her morning routines and makes sure she gets herself to work at the local police department on time. Allison, or “A-Team” as her coworkers call her, is always interested in learning new tasks and starts the day’s projects with a smile on her face. Her hard work and love for her community show as she enthusiastically jokes around in the office while breezing through her work. While Allison’s day sounds similar to many, it is how she got there that is truly unique. Allison also has an intellectual disability that challenges her in her day-to-day life, but she has developed ...