To get the new school year off on the right foot, the Palatine High School Marching Band was featured on the CBS Chicago Channel 2 morning news show on Aug. 22 with host Vince Gerasole. Coming off of a busy band camp week and preparing for the first day of school, the band showed Chicagoland what it’s like being part of the PHS marching band.
“When students first found out, the buzz was how great it would be,” said Raeleen Horn, band director at Palatine High School. “They were very excited and interested. This was such an exciting time.”
Yesterday marked another successful first day of school for more than 12,000 District 211 students entering the 2012-2013 academic year. School spirit and pride was shown by faculty and staff at each school, with upperclass student leaders setting examples for fellow students and freshmen. Each school had its own traditions to greet students and build excitement for the school year.
“Students and staff have a unique opportunity to have a fresh start each year,” said District 211 Superintendent of Schools Nancy Robb. “I visited all of our schools throughout the ...
The start of school is an exciting time each year in High School District 211. Back to school means teachers have worked on their curriculum during the summer and are ready to share new lessons or techniques. Many students have taken a summer school class, but most are eager to get back to school. In addition to that excitement, there are many things happening in District 211 that help make the start of this year unique to any other.
Technology has rapidly increased in education throughout the years, and District 211 is incorporating more of it in the classroom. ...
For more than 30 years, District 211 students have participated in a program where they have the opportunity to construct homes in surrounding communities.
The Building Construction Program provides a unique experience where District 211 students learn about various aspects of building a single-family house, including how to read blueprints, what the architecture and construction fields are like, and other marketable skills for after-graduation career opportunities. Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg High Schools’ junior and senior students, and a few students from ...
For many District 211 students who are studying Spanish, the summer provided an exciting opportunity to see the world. These students traveled to Spanish-speaking countries to immerse themselves in the language and culture.
A total of 38 students from Schaumburg, Palatine, Conant, and Hoffman Estates High Schools, went on the trip. For 11 days, they explored Guatemala and Belize, studied language, and participated in various community service projects. Each student stayed with a family where they were engaged in conversational Spanish at all times, went to a ...
When school is out for summer, there are many students who are focused on continuing their education, or brushing up on academic or athletic skills they might not have time for during the regular academic year.
District 211’s expansive summer school program, which started June 13, is unique not only in the amount of courses offered, but also in the amount of students who take advantage of this opportunities.
“There is a mindset that summer school is for students repeating a course, and although we have students who do for various reasons, most students are ...
As another school year comes to an end, most District 211 graduates are gearing up for the next step in their academic careers. Of those students, many have worked hard at earning scholarship opportunities.
“The scholarships that students receive are important,” said Samantha Dolen, assistant superintendent for student services. “That financial relief from tuition, along with the college credits students can earn in high school through advanced placement and dual-credit coursework, represents a real benefit to students and parents.”
Students at District 211 ...