D211 Post: Conant SAPC Student Group to Host Online Sexual Assault Awareness Panel Event

            Students from James B. Conant High School's Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign will hold an online Sexual Assault Awareness Panel Event on April 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The event is open to students, parents and members of the community.             Over the course of the event, guest panelists, including Jessica Caccavallo from Northwest CASA, Erin Merryn a survivor who help create Erin’s Law, and others, will relate their experiences and provide ...

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D211 Post: 20th Annual POC Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser Set

            Partners for Our Communities (POC) has scheduled their 20th annual Cinco de Mayo fundraiser event at Falcon Park Recreation Center on Wednesday May 5 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  The event will offer food, drinks, and raffles.  It will also have games which celebrate Mexican culture, and the community served by POC.             Tickets for this year’s event are available on POC’s website and are $50 each.  Proceeds from ticket sales as ...

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D211 Post: Conant Students Hear from Perseverance Engineer

            Students in an Advanced Placement Physics class at James B. Conant High School and District 54’s Einstein Elementary had the chance to hear from Mieszko Salamon, an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab who worked on the Perseverance Rover through a program from Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi’s office April 8.  During the 30-minute program, Salamon discussed his background, work on the rover, and took questions from Krishnamoorthi and students.        ...

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D211 Post: Conant Art Club Beautifies Empty Business

            In September 2020, James B. Conant High School Art Teacher Jamie Peterson was contacted by Dazzles Salon co-owner and Conant Alumna Laurie Fitzsimmons-Wilkens who inquired about working with the school’s art club improve the appearance an empty store front beside hers.              “We did not like how the empty room looked next to us,” Fitzsimmons-Wilkens said.  “We had the idea to create an Instagram wall.  My partner ...

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D211 Post: Speech Teams Complete Safe Season

From late October to late February, being a part of speech team is an extensive commitment for both students and staff.  “In a typical year, our tournaments are designed to mix the students as much as possible and you can easily be hosting 400 students plus coaches and judges,” said William Fremd High School speech coach Katie Giegler. “Obviously, given the CDC guidelines, we knew very early on that an in-person tournament was not going to be feasible.” District 211 speech coaches, Naz Ahmed (Hoffman Estates High School), Vera Bass (James B. Conant ...

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D211 Post: Holocaust Survivor Shares Experiences with PHS Students

              On October 2, 1943, eight-year-old Steen Metz and his family were taken from their home in Odense Denmark by a group of Nazi officers and put on a train for the Theresiennstadt Ghetto.  After suffering through 18 months of atrocities including the loss of his father, terrible living conditions, and malnutrition, Steen and the other prisoners were liberated. Seventy-eight years later, Steen shared his story with students of Palatine High School.       &nb...

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D211 Post: CHS Applied Tech Teacher Improves the View for Remote Learners

            For many teachers whose classes require showing hands on procedures, a new step in the virtual classroom is adjusting camera angles for the students to have the best possible view.  This can, at times, cost time and may not always present a smooth view as the work progresses.             Conant High School Applied Technology teacher Jon Babcock has created a way for students to have an up-close view of the class projects in progress. &n...

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