"Students see that the things they learned here at HEHS and with me, whether it’s in the gym, through other activities, or in the classroom, have benefitted them in life. That is the whole reason that I am doing this.”
When Ryan Brown was a student at Hoffman Estates High School, little did he know he would return to walk the halls again as a teacher and coach. Although he had dreams of becoming a doctor and breaking the family mold of working in education, he realized his true passion is for writing, literature, and books.
“When I got through my senior ...
Out of 500 students to be selected as U.S. Presidential Scholarship semifinalists, 141 scholars were announced and Hoffman Estates High School senior Mengran "Meran" Liu is one of two students to represent the state of Illinois in Washington D.C.
Meran will be recognized in Washington D.C. on June 16 at an awards ceremony where she will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion.
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, appointed by President Obama, selects honored scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school ...
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 ...
After 3,000 of the nation’s most distinguished high school seniors were selected by the United States Presidential Scholars Program, semifinalists were narrowed down to 500 students across the country, and three District 211 students made the cut.
Seniors Andrew Song and William Shih from William Fremd High School, and Mengran Liu from Hoffman Estates High School, are awaiting the May announcement to see if they will be named a Presidential Scholar to represent Illinois.
“I’m not coming into this with any sorts of expectations, so I am not too nervous,” ...
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 ...
The best singers from Township High School District 211 will combine their voices for the 211 Honors Choir concert on Saturday, April 14 at Holy Family Church in Inverness. One hundred vocalists from Conant, Fremd, Hoffman Estates, Palatine and Schaumburg High Schools will perform under the direction of Cheryl Frazes Hill, director of Music Education and director of Choral Activities at Chicago College of Performing Arts. Dr. Frazes also holds the position of associate conductor of the Chicago Symphony Chorus.
The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. on April 14 at Holy Family ...
Elementary students at John Muir Literacy Academy were surprised as the Hoffman Estates High School Hawk mascot walked in to classrooms, excitedly waving and promoting literacy while several high school students read books to children. His guest appearance and readings were part of a book drive hosted by HEHS on March 23. More than 1,200 books were donated to the school from faculty and students.
“For our project this year, we were trying to come up with something that would affect the school culture in a very positive way,” said Cynthia Taylor, librarian at ...