39 results for tag: James B. Conant High School


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D211 Post: District 211 Schools among the Top in U.S. News and World Report

            U.S. News and World Report released its annual Top Schools Report on April 21.  Township High School District 211 was well represented with all five schools placing among the top 15 percent of schools both within the state of Illinois, as well as nationally.             Leading District 211 schools was Fremd High School which ranked 19th in Illinois.  Conant and Schaumburg High Schools were very close, coming in at 46th and 50th in the state, respectively.  Hoffman Estates came in next at 76th in Illinois, with Palatine rounding out ...

D211 Post: Conant H.S. Teachers Make PPE for Medical Professionals

            James B. Conant High School Science Teacher Dave Torpe and Applied Technology Department Chair Eric LeBlanc have been occupying their time recently doing what they can to support medical professionals combating the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Due to social distancing, Torpe and LeBlanc have been working on different personal protective equipment (PPE) designs from their homes.             LeBlanc said he was inspired to begin work on this after seeing Conant High School Principal Julie Nowak and others packing meals for ...

D211 Post: District Donates Medical Supplies

            Township High School District 211 has a tradition of preparing students for whatever careers they may be interested in following graduation.  One way the District accomplishes this is through focus on career clusters, one of which includes the medical field.             With schools closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the District had a supply of medical equipment both for classes and school use that was going unused.  After hearing from parents who work in the medical field, staff from ...

D211 Post: 3rd Annual Career Expo Fills Fremd

            Township High School District 211 held the 3rd Annual Career Expo at William Fremd High School February 27.  This year’s expo saw nearly 900 students meet with representatives from more than 175 different businesses covering all 16 career cluster options.              For students like Fremd Sophomores David Nora and Matthew Ruzanski, who chose to walk through the expo after seeing it set-up, this was an opportunity to see what they may need to work on prior to their final years of high school.   &...

D211 Post: Conant’s New Black Leader Achievers Hosts Black History Event

            When James B. Conant High School junior Faith Massey moved from Nashville, Tenn., she was surprised to see that her new school did not have an Afro-centric organization.  She decided to work the school to create one.             “My mom paved the way for me by giving me advice,” Massey said.  “She told me ‘you can do this, Faith.’  So I did, because there was a need.”             Massey and Senior Desia Holmes met with English Teacher ...

D211 Post: D211 Career Expo offers chance for businesses to inspire students

            Township High School District 211 will be holding its 3rd annual Career Expo at William Fremd High School February 27 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  The Expo, open to all District 211 students, gives area businesses the opportunity to showcase their variety of career opportunities as well as inspire and guide students who may soon make up their future workforce.             Following a successful expo in 2018 that saw more than 150 business representatives meet with hundreds of students and helping them explore career options, ...

D211 Post: Donor’s Generosity Feeds Giving

The High School District 211 Foundation recently received a donation of more than $1,000 from a generous individual to pay for 10 students to receive breakfast and lunch for the upcoming semester. The funds will also remove lunch debt accrued last semester. As word of this donor’s generosity spread, the District 211 Foundation began receiving additional donations to pay for reduced-price meals.  Thirty-five percent of District 211 students qualify for the national meals program. Depending on a number of criteria, students qualify for either free or reduced-price meals. Some families who qualify for reduced-price meals have difficulty ...