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District 211’s Progress Toward Meeting Academic Goals in 2012 – 2013

During the 2012-2013 academic year, District 211 established academic goals for its students that included yearly goals and targets to accelerate academic achievement in various categories. With a focus on student learning and growth, high school standards attainment, high school graduation rate, and college and career readiness, the District’s academic goals reflect changes in the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) accountability system. Teachers had an opportunity to assess and refine the curriculum during 10 morning work sessions throughout the previous school year, and the Board of Education approved 12 similar sessions for the 2013-2...

District 211 Board of Education Approves Pool Renovation Projects

District 211 schools and its students, athletes, and community members can officially look forward to a long-range capital improvement project that will update the most heavily utilized facility within each building. The Board of Education approved the recommendation to update each of the five schools’ swimming pools at its May 23 meeting. The pool renovations, which will start at Conant High School, are estimated to cost $15 million and work will continue throughout the next five years. District 211 pools have not been renovated since their installation in the 1970s. “This is an important opportunity to update our 40-year-old ...

District 211’s One-to-One Program Video Updates

The One-to-One Program began in August 2012 when Township High School District 211 issued iPads to 1,600 students across five high schools. At the February 2013 school board meeting, the board approved the purchase of 7,000 iPad 4s for use with the student population in a true one-to-one environment. These videos are a collection of clips from teachers and students related to their experience in the One-to-One Program. Videos are by Keith Sorensen, director of Educational Technology at District 211. For more information about the One-to-One Program expansion, please read the article here.  

District 211 Board of Education Approves One-to-One Program Expansion

After a successful implementation of the One-to-One pilot program during the first half of the 2012-2013 academic year, District 211 will expand the opportunity for an individual iPad device to more students in the coming year. At its meeting on February 14, 2013, the Board of Education approved the expansion to provide up to 7,000 students with an iPad device for the upcoming school year. The use of iPads enhances student interaction and collaboration both inside and outside of the classroom.  Current teachers and students using the iPad devices have highlighted the ability for teachers to provide students with immediate feedback as a major ...

Four D211 Students Earn Highest Score on ACT

Each year, junior and senior students all over the country take the ACT (American College Testing) exam. For many, this test serves as the gateway to making it into their first-choice university or college. The goal is to receive the best composite score possible in the categories of science, mathematics, reading, English, and an optional writing test. Each exam is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s score is the average of the four test scores. Among District 211 students, four students received the highest possible score. Jack Riedy from Palatine High School, Nikita Pillai from James B. Conant High School, and Soumik Biswas and Fiona ...

2012-2013 Tentative Budget Approved

Each fiscal year, High School District 211 creates its tentative budget for the upcoming school year. The tentative budget for the 2012-2013 academic year was approved by the Board of Education at its Aug. 16 meeting, and is available for public viewing on the District website and local libraries.  The budget will be available for public review for 30 days, at which time the Board will vote to adopt the plan for the upcoming year. All school districts must finalize and approve a budget no later than Sept. 30. This year marks another financially stable year for the District 211, according to Dave Torres, associate superintendent for business. The ...

District 211 to Discontinue Class Rank

At its Dec. 8, 2011 meeting, the Board of Education approved the recommendation of a District committee to discontinue the practice of ranking students based upon grade point average.  The committee's recommendation is based upon a growing national trend among high schools to eliminate this practice because few, if any, colleges or universities continue to use class rank as a determining factor in the admissions process. A two-phase process to eliminate Class Rank will be implemented, beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, class rank will be removed from report cards and transcripts.  Students in the class of 2013, however, will have the ...