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D211 Post: Schaumburg Special Olympics Soccer Athletes Recognized

When Schaumburg High School students Tarek Samara, Zach Pierce, and Davien Luong-Luu walked into the band room Nov. 3, they were greeted with the sound of the schools fight song.  All three students are members of combined special olympics soccer team which is scheduled to compete at the state tournament.   Tim Little, principal at Schaumburg High School presented each student with a pin recognizing them as a state competitor in their sport. "Only students who go down to represent Schaumburg at the state level get this pin," Little said during the presentation.   Watch the students receive their pins in the ...

Hoffman Estates High School Named a Project Unify Champion School

Hoffman Estates High School was recently recognized as a Project Unify Champion School because of the involvement of students and coaches with the Illinois Special Olympics program. This year, Project Unify recognized 18 out of 160 total Illinois schools. The award is based on three categories of Project Unify: unified sports, youth leadership, and whole school involvement activities. "We are extremely fortunate to be able to participate in Project Unify,” said Hoffman Estates Principal Elect Joshua Schumacher. “This program embodies what we believe at Hoffman Estates High School: that young people of all abilities can be leaders in ...

HEHS Prepares, Seeks Bakers for ‘Cupcakes for a Cause’ Event

Hoffman Estates High School students, staff, and community members are preparing for the Annual Cupcakes for a Cause event on Oct. 24. The event will take places at Hoffman Estates High School from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds go to the HEHS Special Olympics team, Blessings in a Backpack, and Hawks Nest. Cupcakes for a Cause is taking registrations for bakers through Oct. 15. Anyone who bakes for the event will be eligible for the Cupcakes for a Cause contest. At the event, free kids entertainment, including face painting, and drinks will be available. Chance tickets will also be sold. Admission to the event is free, and is from 11 a.m. to ...

Conant High School Brings Largest Volunteer Group to Area 18 Northwest Special Olympics Summer Games

Conant High School students, staff, and parents recently volunteered for a special event in a big way. Seventy-three students, staff, and parents volunteered at the Area 18 Northwest Special Olympics Summer Games at Prospect High School on April 27. The Conant Volunteers were the largest volunteer group at the games. They received the honor of carrying out the oversized American flag in the March of Athletes during the opening ceremonies, as well as a nomination for the 2014 Volunteer Recognition & Impact Awards Breakfast. The group was led by the Senior Survey class co-taught by special education teacher Corey Olson and Social Studies ...

Palatine High School’s Cupcakes for a Cause Event Seeks Volunteers, Bakers

Palatine High School is gearing up for its second annual Cupcakes for a Cause fundraiser hosted by the Special Education Department. The department is looking for volunteers to bake cupcakes, donate items for raffles, and volunteers for the day of the event. The event will take place on March 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the PHS cafeteria, and all proceeds from this event will go to special education clubs, activities, and programs, including Special Olympics, Best Buddies, PAC Club, LLS Program, SPED Art Club, On Our Own club, PEP Squad, SCED Program, and additional donations will be given to ELS families in crisis. This is a family event and is ...

Hoffman Estates High School Polar Plunge Team Earns Great Citizen Award from Mayor

Hoffman Estates High School students took an icy plunge for charity earlier this year and it didn’t go unnoticed by members of their community. Students and staff who participated in Hoffman Estates High School’s Polar Plunge team were recently recognized with a Great Citizen Award from Hoffman Estates Mayor McLeod for their charitable accomplishments. The HEHS team, Freezin’ for a Reason, joined community members in Palatine at the Twin Lakes Recreation Area during the March 3 Polar Plunge event. The team raised more than $14,000 for Special Olympics, and was given awards for largest group and the most money raised. This is the fourth ...

Hoffman Estates High School Students, Staff Take Icy Plunge for a Cause

Normally, it might be hard to find individuals excited and enthusiastic to jump into a pond in winter. However, students and staff from Hoffman Estates High School took a chilly plunge for a cause without thinking twice. Students and staff from Hoffman Estates High School joined community members in Palatine at the Twin Lakes Recreation Area on March 3 for the 2013 Polar Plunge. The HEHS team, Freezin’ for a Reason, raised more than $14,000 for Special Olympics, and were given awards for the largest group and the most money raised. “Everyone on the team showed up with their orange and blue on, and represented Hoffman and Special Olympi...