Artificial Turf Athletic Fields Continue to Benefit Students

Athletic Fields
When High School District 211 first installed new athletic fields with artificial turf, it was projected that the investment would open up numerous curricular opportunities at each school. After careful planning and execution, the fields were installed at all five high schools, two during the summer of 2008 and three during the summer of 2009. The amount of opportunities the fields provided to D211 students continues to be the biggest advantage of making the switch to artificial turf. The obvious is that not only did football, soccer, and lacrosse teams benefit from ...

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SHS Collaborates with Elementary School for Lego Robotics Grant

Lego Robotics Grant with Hoover
During the fall, students at Schaumburg High School collaborated with Motorola and Hoover Math and Science Academy (HMSA) for the $10,000 Lego Robotics Grant the elementary school received. Sixth grade HMSA elementary students were paired with at least one SHS student during the construction of the LEGO robots. All told, there were 71 sixth grade participants from HMSA, 27 SHS students, and six Motorola engineers who oversaw the project. HMSA Principal Jake Chung lent 23 LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Kits to SHS students to take home and explore over spring break. This ...

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Meet SHS’ New Head Baseball Coach, Calvin Seely

Cal Seely
Schaumburg High School has named its new head baseball coach. Mr. Calvin Seely will take over the responsibilities of the Saxon baseball program following the retirement of 600-plus game winner Paul Groot at the end of this season. “We are very excited to have Cal leading our baseball program at Schaumburg High School,” said athletic director Tim Kirby. “He relates well with both student-athletes and parents alike. He’s familiar with the school, having coached here at the sophomore level for a season. His enthusiasm, energy, and experience make him a perfect ...

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

We Are SHS
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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Upcoming Event: SHS Night of Percussion

students in a drumline
The percussion studio at Schaumburg High School will present "Take That," their annual Night of Percussion on April 30 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature all four percussion ensembles, SaxonSTOMP, the System Red Drumline, and several percussion soloists. Students will be performing on everything from drums to basketballs. "This concert is always fun because there are so many surprises," said Kevin Miller, SHS music department chair and band director.  There will be a wide variety of styles performed including: traditional Mexican marimba music, avant-garde percussion, ...

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K-9 Units Search D211 Schools, Deter Drug Possession

Police officers getting ready to search schools
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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Upcoming District 211 Honors Choir Concert

Honors Concert Choir
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 ...

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