D211 Post: Palatine Booster Club Announces 2020-2021 Scholarships

The Palatine High School Booster Club has announced that they are accepting applications for their 47th annual scholarship program.  The program will award scholarships of $1,000 to approximately 14 members of the Palatine High School Class of 2021.  

To qualify for the scholarship, the applicants must be attending either community college, a 4-year college or university, or a certified trade or vocational school and must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average.  If an applicant does not meet the GPA requirement, but has extenuating circumstances, they are encouraged to apply and include a statement explaining their situation.  All applications must be submitted to Marla Morrissey in the PHS main office no later than 3:45 p.m., March 15, 2021.

The booster club’s scholarship committee stated that they are looking for students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, academic excellence, and have a history of service and volunteerism both at PHS and surrounding community.  

Among this year’s scholarships are the Charlotte M. and Robert  C. Donahue Millennium Scholarship, which as donated by Palatine alumni Andy and Patrick Donahue in honor of their late parents; the Legacy Scholarship, which was donated by the Palatine High School Class of 1979; and 12 scholarships which have been named in honor of Mr. Fred Zajonc, a long time community leader, village trustee, and long-time member of the Palatine Booster Club.

For more information and to download the application visit https://tinyurl.com/PHSBoosterScholarship2021.




D211 Post: PHS Booster Announces Club 2019-2020 Scholarships

The PHS Pirate Booster Club is accepting applications for its 46th annual Scholarship Program starting January 13, 2020. These scholarships will be awarded to deserving members of the Palatine High School graduating class of 2020 wishing to further their education. Up to 14 graduating seniors may receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Twelve of these scholarships are named in honor of Fred Zajonc. Mr. Zajonc was a community leader, a village trustee, and long-time member and past president of the Booster Club who worked tirelessly to generate parent and community support of Palatine High School.

The thirteenth scholarship, the “Charlotte M. and Robert C. Donahue Millennium Scholarship” was donated by PHS alumni, Andy and Patrick Donahue, in honor of their parents, the late Charlotte and Robert Donahue.

This year an additional scholarship will be offered by the PHS Graduating Class of 1979. The “Legacy Scholarship” will follow the same selection criteria as the Booster and Millennium scholarships.

Completed applications must be turned in to Marla Morrissey in the main office at PHS by 3:45pm on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Applicant Requirements

Must be attending a 4-year college/university, 2-year community college or a certified trade/vocational school

Minimum 2.0 GPA. If an applicant has less than a 2.0 average, but has extenuating circumstances, please submit the completed application along with a separate typed statement of explanation.

Selection Criteria

The scholarship committee is looking for students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, academic excellence, service, and volunteerism at Palatine High School and in the community.

More information and the applications can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/PHSBoosterScholarship2020




D211 Post: Fall Brings Booster Club Craft Fairs to D211 Schools

            Over the next three months, craft fairs will be held at Schaumburg, James B. Conant, and Palatine High Schools.  

            The first of the three will be at Schaumburg High School on September 22nd from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Admission is $1 for adults while children under 12 are admitted free of charge.  The fair is hosted by the Schaumburg High School VIP club and hosts more than 100 vendors  and crafters selling anything from crochet and needlework, holiday decor, baby clothing, fashion accessories and more.  The fair will feature a bake sale to support the SHS band.  Breakfast and lunch concessions will be available, and the Schaumburg Spirit Shop will be open.  Anyone attending is asked to enter through Entrance 4.  For more information e-mail SHSVIPCraftFair@gmail.com.  

           James B. Conant High School will hold their 39th annual craft fair on October 20th from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Conant’s annual fair will host more than 250 crafters offering a variety of clothing, accessories, and decor.  Admission is $1 with all proceeds supporting the Booster Club Scholarships for students and special grants.  The Booster Club will also hold a raffle to raise funds for the club’s post-prom activities which offers a safe and alcohol/drug free event for CHS students.  For more information email chscraftfair@yahoo.com.   

           The third craft fair of the fall will be at Palatine High School on November 3rd from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Admission to the craft fair is free.  Palatine’s fair will showcase more than 125 vendors selling handmade crafts ranging from jewelry to holiday decor as well as wood crafts and crocheted and knitted items.  Palatine will also be holding various raffles throughout the day.  The Pirate Boosters will also have information available on the 35th annual Dinner and Auction which is scheduled for March 1, 2019.  For more information visit phspirateboosters.com.




D211 Post: Conant Booster Club to Host 38th Annual Craft Fair

The Conant High School Booster Club will host its 38th annual craft fair Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Conant High School (700 East Cougar Trail, Hoffman Estates, Illinois).  Admission for the event is $1.

            This year, more than 250 crafters will have booths set up selling a variety of goods.  Attendees will also be able to enter for a chance to win a variety of prizes including items donated by the crafters and gift cards to many area businesses.   

            All proceeds from the fair go to the Conant Booster Club and will be used to sponsor Conant High School’s post prom event which provides a safe, drug and alcohol-free activity for students.




Tickets Available for Fremd Viking Booster Club’s 20th Annual Dinner Dance

fremddinnerdance2For the 20th year, The Fremd Viking Booster Club is hosting its Annual Dinner Dance to benefit FHS students and programs.

This year’s Emerald Gala will be held on Nov. 22 at the Cotillion Banquets, 360 S. Creekside Dr., in Palatine. The gala starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Tickets are $95 per adult and all funds raised will benefit the Fremd Viking Booster Club.

“The Fremd Boosters greatly appreciates all of the attendees, donors and advertisers who have contributed to this year’s Emerald Gala Dinner Dance,” said Peter Carlson, Fremd Viking Booster Club president. “The funds raised at this event reach every student at Fremd in some way. Your generosity will provide support to organizations, activities, clubs, music, drama, the arts, and athletic teams, as well as Writer’s Week, a Scholarship program, and the preeminent Post-Prom event in the area.

This is the 20th year for the Fremd Viking Booster Club’s dinner dance, and in recognition of this memorial event, the program was rebranded the Emerald Gala this year. A $4,000 pair of emerald earrings will be given away at the dinner dance to a lucky winner. Hundreds of additional items will be available through live and silent auctions.

fremddinnerdance1The gala will include music and an open bar. The support of the community and local businesses has made this event a major fundraiser for the Booster Club. All of the proceeds from this event, in addition to the Booster’s other fundraising activities, supports and benefits all Fremd students.

To view auction items, please sign up at events.org. For additional information or to make your reservation, please visit the event website here.




Conant High School Booster Club to Host 35th Annual Craft Fair

More than 250 exhibitors are scheduled to participate in the Conant High School Booster Club’s 35th Annual Craft Fair.

The fair takes place on Saturday, Oct.18, at 700 East Cougar Trail from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There is a $1 admission charge, and all proceeds will support Booster Club scholarships for students and special grants.

In addition, a raffle will be held to benefit the Booster Club’s post-prom activity, which provides a safe, alcohol and drug free event for CHS students. There will also be a lot of door prizes. Attendees are welcome to join the CHS Booster Club for Lou Malnati’s pizza during lunch.

For more information, please contact Robert Small, Conant High School Booster Club liasion, 847-755-3612, rsmall@d211.org or Tracy Gebhardt, 847-619-3992,chscraftfair@yahoo.com




Conant High School Booster Club to Host Annual Craft Fair

More than 250 exhibitors are scheduled to participate in the annual Conant High School Booster Club Craft Fair on Oct. 19. The Booster Club will host its event at Conant High School, 700 East Cougar Trail in Hoffman Estates, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  There will be a $1 admission charge, with all proceeds supporting Booster Club scholarships for students and special grants. In addition, a raffle will be held to benefit the Booster Club’s post-prom activity, which provides a safe, alcohol and drug free event for CHS students. For more information, please contact Jerry Trevino, Conant High School Booster Club liaison, 847-755-3612, jtrevino@d211.org or Tracy Gebhardt, 847-619-3992, chscraftfair@yahoo.com