56 results for tag: James B. Conant High School


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D211 Post: Conant Students Hear from Perseverance Engineer

            Students in an Advanced Placement Physics class at James B. Conant High School and District 54’s Einstein Elementary had the chance to hear from Mieszko Salamon, an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab who worked on the Perseverance Rover through a program from Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi’s office April 8.  During the 30-minute program, Salamon discussed his background, work on the rover, and took questions from Krishnamoorthi and students.             Salamon, a Chicago area native, began the program by ...

D211 Post: Conant Art Club Beautifies Empty Business

            In September 2020, James B. Conant High School Art Teacher Jamie Peterson was contacted by Dazzles Salon co-owner and Conant Alumna Laurie Fitzsimmons-Wilkens who inquired about working with the school’s art club improve the appearance an empty store front beside hers.              “We did not like how the empty room looked next to us,” Fitzsimmons-Wilkens said.  “We had the idea to create an Instagram wall.  My partner Tina, whose daughter goes to Conant, recommended we reach out to the art club.”...

D211 Post: Speech Teams Complete Safe Season

From late October to late February, being a part of speech team is an extensive commitment for both students and staff.  “In a typical year, our tournaments are designed to mix the students as much as possible and you can easily be hosting 400 students plus coaches and judges,” said William Fremd High School speech coach Katie Giegler. “Obviously, given the CDC guidelines, we knew very early on that an in-person tournament was not going to be feasible.” District 211 speech coaches, Naz Ahmed (Hoffman Estates High School), Vera Bass (James B. Conant High School), Brittany Tillander (Palatine High School), and Becky Carnes ...

D211 Post: CHS Applied Tech Teacher Improves the View for Remote Learners

            For many teachers whose classes require showing hands on procedures, a new step in the virtual classroom is adjusting camera angles for the students to have the best possible view.  This can, at times, cost time and may not always present a smooth view as the work progresses.             Conant High School Applied Technology teacher Jon Babcock has created a way for students to have an up-close view of the class projects in progress.             “I thought ...

D211 Post: Conant Student Turns Project into Novel

            While James B. Conant High School senior Rayaan Siddiqi was taking a computer science independent study, he was told to create a project which would encompass four years of study.  He decided he wanted to do something different from his peers.             “I knew that I could develop another app for the app store or website, but I wanted to do something that had never been done before,” he said.  “I knew that writing a novel about a high school student finding his passion could be a great thing to do.”...

D211 Post: New principal named at Fremd High School

At its February 18, 2021 meeting, the High School District 211 Board of Education approved the appointment of Mark Langer as principal at William Fremd High School, effective July 1, 2021.  Mr. Langer, currently assistant principal at James B. Conant High School, will take over the principalship from Kurt Tenopir, who will move into his new role as assistant superintendent for administrative services on July 1st, following seven years as principal at Fremd High School. Mr. Langer began his teaching career as a science teacher at Palatine High School in 2003.  He was named the school’s dean of students for the 2011-2012 school ...

D211 Post: Cougar Perk Returns In a Modified Way

           For more than a decade, one thing staff at James B. Conant High School could count on was the presence of the student run bakery Cougar Perk during the spring semester.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 season of the café was cut short.              In early February, instructors of Conant’s Practices in Entrepreneurship announced that Cougar Perk would be returning in a modified capacity.             “We are pick-up only,” said Conant High School ...