D211 Post:District 211 College Night to Go Virtual

            Township High School District 211 has announced that their annual College Night will be held virtually, October 20, starting at 6:00 p.m.  The event will consist of four 25-minute sessions, during which attendees will be able to choose from eight presentations hosted by college and university representatives. 

            Currently, more than 30 colleges and universities will be participating in the virtual meetings.  As students and parents will not have the opportunity to meet with all representatives of schools which they may be interested in, contact information for the schools will be available on the District’s College Night website.

            Students wishing to know more about the District 211 College Night should speak with their college and career counselors. 




D211 Post: District 211 To Host Annual College Night October 23

            Township High School District 211 will hold its annual College Night at Palatine High School (1111 N. Rohlwing Road) October 23rd, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The event is open to all District 211 students and parents. 

            This year’s event will see representatives from more than 210 colleges and universities ranging from community colleges to four-year universities meet with students.  Representatives will provide attendees with information on post high school educational options as well as provide tips for financial aid. 

            To be prepared for their meetings and to best utilize their time, students are encouraged to register for College Night at https://app.strivescan.com/students.  Registering will provide students with a barcode which college representatives can scan.  This will provide them with the student’s information, allowing them to better discuss a personalized approach to their particular college or university.    

            In an effort to prevent traffic congestion, shuttle services will be offered from other District schools.  Those wishing to use the shuttle service should sign up at https://adc.d211.org/BusSignUp

            Students with questions should speak with their college and career counsellors. 

          




D211 Post: College Night is October 10

            As part of District 211’s effort to help prepare students for post-high school education, the District will host its annual college night October 10.  The informational event will be held at Palatine High School from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

            The representatives from more than 210 two- and four-year colleges and universities will be on hand to answer a variety of questions.  Representatives will discuss financial aid, curriculum and campus information.            

            In some cases, parents and students do not have the ability to visit a large number of colleges and universities in order to make a choice which best fits the student.  The District’s College Night brings the colleges and universities to them.  In preparation for College Night, students are encouraged to register with Strivscan and create a label sheet which includes information such as home address, high school, GPA, ACT scores, and activity involvement.  Students can register with StriveScan by going to here.

            District 211 Transportation will provide free shuttle services from other District schools to Palatine.  Parents are encouraged to sign up for this service as parking at Palatine High School is limited.  Parents and students can sign up for the shuttle service here.




D211 Post: Thinking About a Summer Internship? Start Looking Now

           

            Students throughout Township High School District 211 who are considering summer internships are encouraged to start speaking with their school’s career advisors soon.  The district’s internship program offers students to work with area businesses to learn skills which will benefit them in their future.

            “It’s a great way for them to learn life skills and beef up college resumes while earning great experience,” said Jan Brottman, District 211 Internship Coordinator. 

            Brottman said students should attend the district’s College Night at Palatine High School October 11.  There, they will have the opportunity to learn more about the program as well as meet with internship hosts from previous years.  She said any employers wishing to join the program should contact her at jbrottman@d211.org

            Lisa Small, associate superintendent for instruction for District 211, said the number of internships have tripled in the past year.  She said that is a benefit to the community.

            “This really is a community outreach on the company’s end,” said Small.  “I think each year we’re going to increase our number of internships as more students understand the value of it and more businesses open their doors to welcome our kids into them.”




District 211 College Night to be held October 19 at Palatine HS

collegenightAdmission representatives from colleges around the country will be gathered in one place to provide information about their admissions process and answer questions about programs, student life, and financial aid.

The 2016-2017 District 211 College Night program will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Palatine High School, 1111 N. Rohlwing Road in Palatine.  The event is open to all High School District 211 students and their parents. 

For students and parents unable to visit a college campus, College Night is the perfect opportunity to meet with the college representatives who will be reading their applications. More than 200 representatives from two- and four-year colleges and military academies will provide curriculum and campus information. Before the event, students are encouraged to create a label sheet with identifying information on it, such as name, home address, high school, GPA, ACT score, sports and activities, and more.  In use this year will be StriveScan, an app that allows colleges to scan a barcode containing student information.  The app also sends an email to the student with information about the college, saving time and providing easy access to important information.

Free, round-trip shuttle bus service will be provided from other District 211 schools to Palatine High School.  Parents are asked to take advantage of shuttle buses because parking is limited.  Sign up for the shuttle bus here.

For more information about the College Night or other resources, please contact your school’s college & career counselor.




District 211 to Host 2015 – 2016 College Night at Palatine High School

College CampusCollege fairs are a great opportunity to learn more about colleges.  Admission representatives from colleges around the country are gathered in one place to provide you with information about their admissions process and answer your questions about programs, student life, and financial aid.

The 2015-2016 District 211 College Night program, “The Future Starts Today,” will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Palatine High School, 1111 N. Rohlwing Road in Palatine.  More than 200 representatives from two- and four-year colleges and military academies will provide curriculum and campus information.  College Night is open to all High School District 211 students and their parents.
 

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College Night is a great opportunity for students and parents to visit with college representatives.  If students are not able to visit a college campus, this is the perfect chance for them to introduce themselves to the college representatives who will be reading their applications.  One piece of advice for students: create a label sheet with identifying information on it, such as name, home address, high school, GPA, ACT score, sports and activities, and more.  Students are asked to fill out profile cards at college tables and having these pre-made labels will save valuable time.

 
Free, round-trip shuttle bus service will be provided from other District 211 schools to Palatine High School.  Parents are asked to take advantage of shuttle buses, since parking is limited.  For more information about College Night, contact your school’s college & career counselor.
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District 211 Hosts Spanish Language College Fair (Feria Universitaria del Idioma Español)

Students have the opportunity to meet with representatives from schools in Illinois and surrounding states.

Each year, High School District 211 hosts college night to prepare students and their families for the process of applying to college. These fairs typically showcase different schools and opportunities available for students who are interested in pursuing two- or four-year universities or trade schools.

District 211 hosts an additional Spanish Language College Fair that is specifically targeted to students and their families who primarily speak Spanish. This year, the event is Nov. 1 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Palatine High School. College representatives attending will speak Spanish and individuals from neighboring school districts in the area are welcome to attend.

“The larger District College Fair is so valuable, and many parents take advantage of it, but it’s not offered in Spanish,” said Iris Jun, dean of students at Palatine High School and member of the District 211 Spanish Language Fair committee. “This Spanish Language College Fair is smaller and gives families and students an opportunity to speak to representatives in Spanish. The language part is very helpful for our Spanish-speaking population to get information.”

An informational presentation in Spanish will cover topics such as preparing for college, financial aid, and community college vs. four-year institutions. From there, students and parents can speak with representatives of various colleges and universities about specific programs they offer. Typically there are 35 to 40 institutions in attendance at the fair each year. District 211 will also provide bus routes to allow for easy access to Palatine High School the night of the fair.

Jun said this is a great opportunity for parents to gather information about sending their child to college, especially if they have not gone through this process before.

“It’s sometimes intimidating for our non-English speaking parents to come to a large event,” she said, “so the small Spanish language college fair is smaller and more intimate which makes it good draw for our Spanish speaking parents.”

Jun said the fair has grown, and originally started with colleges and universities from Illinois. As of four years ago, the District added colleges and universities from surrounding states.

“We want to make sure the District provides every parent with the bit of information to make the best educational decision for their child,” Jun said. “This is just another way we can do that.”

Jun said the best way to access more information about the Spanish Language College Fair, including information about bus routes and times, is through your child’s individual school website.

 

Feria Universitaria del Idioma Español (artículo en Español) 

Una presentación informativa en Español cubrirá temas como, preparándose para la universidad/colegio, ayuda financiera, y colegios de la comunidad vs. Instituciones/Escuelas de 4 años.

Cada año las escuelas secundarias del Distrito 211, organiza una noche de universidades/colegios para preparar a los estudiantes y sus familias en el proceso de aplicar para las universidades/colegios.  Estas ferias típicamente presentan diferentes escuelas y oportunidades disponibles para estudiante quienes están interesados en seguir una carrera universitaria ó escuela de comercio por dos ó cuatro años.

El Distrito 211 organiza una Feria Universitaria en Español  la cual es específicamente dirigida hacia los estudiantes y sus familias que principalmente hablan Español.  Este año, el evento tendrá lugar el 1o de Noviembre de 6:30 pm a 8:30 pm en la Escuela Secundaria Palatine.   Los representantes de las universidades/colegios que atenderán hablan Español y las personas de los distritos escolares en los alrededores de la escuela están cordialmente invitadas.

“La feria más grande del Distrito Universitario es muy valiosa,  y muchos padres de familia aprovechan de ella, pero no se ofrece en Español,” así lo comentó Iris Jun, Decana de Estudiantes de la Escuela Secundaria Palatine y miembro del Comité de la Lengua Española del Distrito 211.  “Esta Feria Universitaria del Idioma Español es más pequeña y dará a las familias y a los estudiantes la oportunidad de hablar con un representante en Español.  La parte del lenguaje es muy útil para nuestra población de habla-hispana para poder obtener información.”

Una presentación informativa en Español cubrirá temas como, preparándose para la universidad/colegio, ayuda financiera, y colegios de la comunidad vs. Instituciones/Escuelas de 4 años.  De ahí en adelante, estudiantes y padres pueden conversar con representantes de varios colegios y universidades  sobre los programas específicos que ofrecen.  Típicamente existen de 35 a 40 instituciones que atienden ésta feria cada año.  El Distrito 211 también proveerá rutas de autobuses para  permitir un fácil acceso a la Escuela Secundaria Palatine la noche de ésta feria.

La Sra. Jun comentó que ésta es una gran oportunidad para que los padres de familia obtengan información de la universidad a la cual sus hijos(as) atenderán, especialmente sino han tenido la oportunidad de  hacer este proceso anteriormente.

“A veces es intimidante para nuestros padres que no hablan el idioma Inglés, el atender  a un evento de ésta magnitud,”  ella comentó,  está Feria Universitaria del Idioma Español es más pequeña e íntima lo cual atrae a nuestros padres que hablan Español.”

La Sra. Jun dijo que ésta feria ha crecido, y originalmente comenzó con colegios y universidades de Illinois.  Y hace cuatro años, el Distrito añadió colegios y universidades de estados circunvecinos.

“Queremos asegurarnos que el Distrito proveé a cada padre con algo de información para que así puedan hacer la mejor decisión educacional para sus hijos(as),” dijo la Sra. Jun.  “Este es tan solo otro camino en el cual lo podemos lograr.”

La Sra. Jun indicó que la mejor manera de obtener mas información acerca de la Feria Universitaria del Idioma Español, incluyendo rutas y horarios de autobuses, es a través de la pagina web de la escuela de su hijo(a).