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10th Annual Palatine High School ELS Play Showcases ‘Ocean Life’

For the 10th straight year, students in the Educational Life Skills (ELS) program at Palatine High School dedicated their classroom work to showcase their talent and creativity in a spring play. The annual ELS play took place on April 8 in the auditorium, and students chose to create an “Ocean Party” that spoke of themes accepting others’ differences, not judging someone by their appearance, and taking care of the Earth. The range of student ability is vast, but all students participated regardless of their physical or cognitive disabilities. “We do this every year, and it is definitely something the kids and school look forward to,” ...

Hoffman Estates, Palatine ELS Students Play Ball for a Cause in 31st Annual Amy Rudolph Basketball Tournament

Usually basketball tournaments showcase rivalries between various schools as players compete for a first-place finish. However, students at four area schools become closer each year as they play basketball for a cause. The 31st Annual Amy Rudolph Basketball Tournament took place on Feb. 22 at Hoffman Estates High School. Participants in the event are special education students in the Educational Life Skills (ELS) program from Hoffman Estates, Palatine, and Hersey High School, as well as Kirk School. All proceeds of the event are donated to the National Kidney Foundation. All teams played hard, but Palatine High School was victorious and took ...