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D211 Board of Education Waives Student Fees for 2020-2021 School Year

           The Township High School District 211 Board of Education voted to waive the $170 instructional fee and $75 per semester student parking fee for the 2020-2021 school year at its July 16, 2020 meeting.  The move was directed to help families which have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.             In June, the Board of Education requested information on the possibility of waiving fees for the upcoming school year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In a report presented to the Board, District Superintendent Dr. Lisa Small ...

D211 Post: District Commences Summer Construction (Summer Construction Update)

            As District 211 continues with its summer calendar, work has commenced on multiple construction projects in its buildings.  All projects currently underway are part of the scheduled updates approved by the Board of Education.             The majority of projects underway this summer are at William Fremd High School.  In what will be the most noticeable update in the school, all locker rooms are being renovated to include updated HVAC and plumbing, ADA accessible spaces and updated changing and shower locations.&n...

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 ...