58 results for tag: James B. Conant High School


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D211 Post: U.S. News and World Report Ranks 211 Schools Among Top 100 in Illinois

            U.S. News and World Report has released its annual Best High Schools list.  In the list, the publication ranked nearly 18,000 public high schools from across the country.  In the most recent rankings, all District schools were ranked in the top 100 in Illinois, with four schools ranking among the top 10% nationally.              Fremd High School ranked the highest this year coming in at 13th in the state and 315th nationally.  Conant joined Fremd in the state’s top 50, ranking 42nd while being listed ...

D211 Post: Conant Cougars have new head basketball coach

Matt Walsh has been named head boys basketball coach at James B. Conant High School.  Walsh, a 1993 Conant High School graduate, takes over the program from Jim Maley, who is stepping down after four years as the Cougars head coach and a 41-58 record. “We couldn’t be more excited with the selection of Matt Walsh to lead our boys basketball program,” said Conant High School Principal Julie Nowak.  “He is a respected coach and leader within our school community, and relates with both student-athletes and parents alike.  His enthusiasm for working with students and his energy on the basketball court and in classroom make ...

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.”...