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District 211 Summer Construction Update

During the summer months, facility improvements are made across the District, as well as several administrative changes. Summer provides a perfect time for facility improvements because classrooms are generally empty and summer school locations are determined partly around building improvement plans. Here are some updates on what the District is currently working on for the 2013-2014 school year. Asphalt and Concrete:  Removal and replacement of asphalt is complete at James B. Conant and Palatine High Schools.  Work is underway at Hoffman Estates High School.  The weather has been very favorable for this work so far. Kitchen ...

Summer Curriculum Projects: What Teachers Do During Summer

When people think about schools being out for the summer months, some assume that teachers’ time is spent vacationing, leisurely pursuing hobbies, or lounging poolside awaiting the fall semester to begin. However, District 211 teachers tackle many projects that cannot be completed during the school year and prepare for teaching in the fall. There are several curricular items that need work during the summer months. This year, teachers have focused on District-wide instruction to better support Critical Learning Standards and Academic Goals. Summer curriculum projects allow faculty to develop, modify, and improve instruction, often in response to ...

Summer Construction Updates for D211

During the summer months, facility improvements are made across the District, as well as several administrative changes. Summer provides a perfect time for facility improvements because classrooms are generally empty and summer school locations are determined partly around building improvement plans. There are regular projects that are conducted each summer throughout the District, such as asphalt and concrete work. In addition to regular maintenance, each District 211 school will have wood floors refinished and carpet replaced. Grant funds were secured to replace lighting in all auxiliary gyms with more energy efficient, LED light fixtures. ...