D211 Post:District 211 College Night to Go Virtual

            Township High School District 211 has announced that their annual College Night will be held virtually, October 20, starting at 6:00 p.m.  The event will consist of four 25-minute sessions, during which attendees will be able to choose from eight presentations hosted by college and university representatives.              Currently, more than 30 colleges and universities will be participating in the virtual meetings.  As students ...

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D211 Post: National School Lunch Week (Slideshow)

October 12-16, is National School Lunch Week.  Throughout District 211 members of our food service department have continued to work to ensure that, even during remote learning, out students have access to stable meals.   To date, District 211 has provided more than 1 million meals since the initial move to remote learning, and our food service staff continue to pack more meal bags every day while still providing normal meal service for teachers and staff members working in the schools. 

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D211 Post: Hoffman Estates Teacher Named Illinois Special Education Teacher of the Year

            Hoffman Estates High School Special Education teacher Katie McGarvey has been named the 2021 Illinois Special Education Teacher of the Year.  McGarvey was told of her selection during a meeting between with Principal Michael Alther, District 211 Superintendent Dr. Lisa Small, and representatives from the Illinois State Board of Education September 21.   As part of this year’s Teacher of the Year program, the Illinois State Board of Education added three new categories including Bilingual Teacher of the Year, ...

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D211 Post: Hoffman Estates Teacher Receives National Award

            On August 3, 2020, the White House announced the 2019 recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), which are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching.  One of the recipients announced was Hoffman Estates High School Chemistry teacher Tanya Katovich.             Upon ...

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D211 Post: District 211 Schools among the Top in U.S. News and World Report

            U.S. News and World Report released its annual Top Schools Report on April 21.  Township High School District 211 was well represented with all five schools placing among the top 15 percent of schools both within the state of Illinois, as well as nationally.             Leading District 211 schools was Fremd High School which ranked 19th in Illinois.  Conant and Schaumburg High Schools were very close, coming in at 46th and 50th in the state, respectively.&nb...

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D211 Post: New principals named at Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg High Schools

           Palatine, Ill. — At its January 16, 2020 meeting, the Board of Education approved the appointment of Michael Alther as principal at Hoffman Estates High School, and the appointment of Brian Harlan at Schaumburg High School.  Both appointments will be effective July 1, 2020.  Mr. Alther, currently an assistant principal at Palatine High School, assumes the principalship from Josh Schumacher, who was recently named District 211 assistant superintendent for instruction.  Mr. Harlan, currently an assistant principal at ...

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D211 Post: Donor’s Generosity Feeds Giving

The High School District 211 Foundation recently received a donation of more than $1,000 from a generous individual to pay for 10 students to receive breakfast and lunch for the upcoming semester. The funds will also remove lunch debt accrued last semester. As word of this donor’s generosity spread, the District 211 Foundation began receiving additional donations to pay for reduced-price meals.  Thirty-five percent of District 211 students qualify for the national meals program. Depending on a number of criteria, students qualify for either free or reduced-...

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