D211 Post: Fremd Teacher Makes Triumphant Return Following Cancer Battle

            During a homecoming pep-rally at William Fremd High School on September 20, 2013, special education teacher T.J. Valacak said he wasn’t feeling very well.  This day was the latest in a series of days feeling fatigued.  When he spoke to his doctor the next day, he received a shock.             “I got a call from my doctor after they had run some blood work, and he said ‘hey you have to get to the hospital.  It looks like you ...

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D211 Post: Food Service and Transportation to Pair Up for Meal Delivery

            Following the decision by Township High School District 211 to begin the school year with remote learning, the food service and transportation departments have announced a plan for student meal deliveries.              Beginning August 13, District transportation will start delivering meal bags to students.  Under the program, students can sign up for weekly meal deliveries by filling out the Google form here.  Once a student fills ...

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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 to Hold Substitute Job Fair

            Township High School District 211 will hold a substitute job at the G.A. McElroy Administration Center (1750 S. Roselle Rd.) August 5, and August 6, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  Those wishing to attend will need to complete an application available here.             During the job fair, interested personnel will be able to begin the employment process.  Attendees will receive employment paperwork and sign up for a time to complete ...

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D211 Post: District 211 Creates Equity Team

            The Township High School District 211 Board of Education approved a motion to establish the creation of the District 211 Equity Team during their July 16. 2020 meeting.  The team, which will be led by a core committee of staff members, students, parents, Board of Education liaisons and community members, will be responsible for a variety of tasks which will work to promote equity across the District.              In her statement to the ...

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D211 Board of Education Waives Student Fees for 2020-2021 School Year

           The Township High School District 211 Board of Education voted to waive the $170 instructional fee and $75 per semester student parking fee for the 2020-2021 school year at its July 16, 2020 meeting.  The move was directed to help families which have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.             In June, the Board of Education requested information on the possibility of waiving fees for the upcoming school year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic...

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D211 Post: Applied Tech Teachers Create STEM Summer Project Site

            During most summers, younger area students would have the ability to attend STEM workshops hosted by District 211 Applied Technology teachers.  Due to the current COVID-19 social distancing requirements, the usual camps were not able to be held.  This did not stop the District from finding a way to work with, and inspire younger students. In late-June, Applied Technology teachers from across the District spear-headed the design of the website https://phardy4.wixsite.com/techactivities. &n...

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