Three D211 Schools Make ‘Best High Schools’ List

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The annual U.S. News and World Report “Best High Schools” ranking was recently released, and three District 211 schools made the list at both the state and national level. James B. Conant High School was ranked at No. 35 in the state and No. 848 nationally, William Fremd High School was No. 40 in the state and No. 922 nationally, and Palatine High School was No. 50 and No. 1,340 nationally. The rankings are conducted by U.S. News in conjunction with American Institutes for Research. The report included 21,776 U.S. public high schools, and 155 Illinois schools to ...

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District 211 Meals Meet, Exceed Nutrition Guidelines

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Preparing school lunches requires a lot of planning and making sure government nutritional standards are met, and High School District 211 has proven that it provides quality meals to its students. The District received results from The School Meals Initiative Review, which is a nutrition audit of the lunches served within the District done in collaboration with the Illinois State Board of Education and Southern Illinois University. District 211 met and exceeded expectations for high school lunches. The review looks at every nutritional aspect of school meals and ...

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New GPA Criteria Established for Academic Scholar Distinction

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When District 211 made the decision to eliminate class rank, careful consideration was given to revising the process used to determine which students qualified as Academic Scholars during his or her senior year. New selection criteria was established to determine which students will be designated Academic Scholars, and those guidelines were approved by the Board of Education at its meeting on April 26. Instead of using class rank to identify the top 25 students, grade point average will be the determining factor. Students who achieve or earn a minimum of 3.90 on the ...

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New Pilot Program Enhances Curriculum with Hand-Held Devices

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As the world continues to advance, District 211 is determined to prepare students for their future and to stay ahead of the curve through an education that utilizes cutting-edge technology. This is why the Board of Education approved the One-to-One Electronic Device pilot program at its April 26 meeting, which will allow 1,500 District 211 students to have his or her personal electronic device to enhance classroom interaction and collaboration throughout the semester. “Our students live in a world of unlimited information—and unlimited potential—if they can ...

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Proper CPR, AED Training Saves Man’s Life During SHS Softball Game

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Nothing seemed out of the ordinary during a Schaumburg High School freshman girls’ softball game on April 16, until the game came to a shocking halt and a man’s life was saved. Athletic trainer Kelly Wika and parent Joe Boshold acted without hesitation when volunteer assistant coach Rich Keller collapsed and was unresponsive due to an apparent heart attack. Keller, who is the father of softball coach and SHS Social Studies teacher Brittany Moll, was coaching third base. Immediately after Keller went down, Wika sprang into action. Following her lead was Boshold ...

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Delicious Success at Cupcakes for a Cause

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Hours of baking more than 9,000 Cupcakes that resembled shapes of flowers and characters like the Cookie Monster paid off as the delicious works of art raised money for autism awareness.  Community members collaborated for Cupcakes for a Cause at Hoffman Estates High School, and raised more than $13,000 for the Schaumburg chapter of Autism Speaks, with $3500  of that going to Special Olympics and Best Buddies Clubs, on April 7. This is the third year Cupcakes for a Cause has been in place. In previous years, the event was hosted at different venues, but came to HEHS ...

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K-9 Units Search D211 Schools, Deter Drug Possession

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Combating and deterring illegal drug possession within a high school is a problem that school districts often face.  In an effort to discourage students from drug violations, High School District 211 has partnered with Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, and Palatine police departments to use police dogs to search for drugs on campus. The searches began at the start of the 2011-2012 school year, with police dogs checking student lockers within the school.  Now, the District is planning to expand its searches to include student parking lots, as well. “We recognize ...

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