D211 Post:District 211 College Night to Go Virtual

            Township High School District 211 has announced that their annual College Night will be held virtually, October 20, starting at 6:00 p.m.  The event will consist of four 25-minute sessions, during which attendees will be able to choose from eight presentations hosted by college and university representatives. 

            Currently, more than 30 colleges and universities will be participating in the virtual meetings.  As students and parents will not have the opportunity to meet with all representatives of schools which they may be interested in, contact information for the schools will be available on the District’s College Night website.

            Students wishing to know more about the District 211 College Night should speak with their college and career counselors. 

D211Post: College Informational Seminars to go Virtual Sept. 30

            Township High School District 211 will hold two of its college information seminars, the Directions College and Career Fair, and the First-Generation College Symposium, virtually September 30.

            The Directions College and Career Fair is designed to provide every student with access to academic and a career-oriented opportunity after high school and equip every student with the knowledge they need to succeed after graduation.  The event is run through the combined work of District 211, Barrington Community Unit School District 220, High School District 214, St. Viator High School, and Harper College. 

            This year’s Directions College and Career Fair will begin with committee introductions at 6:00 p.m. and will include a resource review and live question and answer session.  For more information on this event, visit www.directionscollegeandcareerfair.org

            District 211’s annual First-Generation College Symposium is designed to help parents whose students will be the first in their family to attend college, however it is open to all District families.  This year’s event will include video presentations and live panels discussing topics ranging from financial aid and grade level presentations to benefits of different types of colleges.  Videos and panels will be available in both English and Spanish.  Representatives from District 211 schools, Harper College, Elmhurst College, Monmouth College, Southern Illinois University, Michigan State University, and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be participating in the various interactive question and answer panels. 

            The First-Generation College Symposium will begin with a welcome and introduction at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit adc.d211.org/Page/7910.

D211 Post: District 211 To Host Annual College Night October 23

            Township High School District 211 will hold its annual College Night at Palatine High School (1111 N. Rohlwing Road) October 23rd, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The event is open to all District 211 students and parents. 

            This year’s event will see representatives from more than 210 colleges and universities ranging from community colleges to four-year universities meet with students.  Representatives will provide attendees with information on post high school educational options as well as provide tips for financial aid. 

            To be prepared for their meetings and to best utilize their time, students are encouraged to register for College Night at https://app.strivescan.com/students.  Registering will provide students with a barcode which college representatives can scan.  This will provide them with the student’s information, allowing them to better discuss a personalized approach to their particular college or university.    

            In an effort to prevent traffic congestion, shuttle services will be offered from other District schools.  Those wishing to use the shuttle service should sign up at https://adc.d211.org/BusSignUp

            Students with questions should speak with their college and career counsellors. 


D211 Post: Directions College and Career Fair Scheduled For Oct. 2


           Township High School District 211, in partnership with High School District 214, Barrington Community Unit School District 220, St. Viator High School, and Harper College will be holding the 11th Annual Directions College and Career Fair October 2, from 6-8 p.m. at the Forest View Educational Center (2121 Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005).  The fair is designed to provide students who receive special education assistance or Section 504 services, and their parents, with knowledge and resources needed to succeed after high school.

            During the evening, attendees will hear from a panel of speakers including Lynn Gallagher, Director of the Lynch Office of Disability Services at Loras College, Tim Ahlberg, Assistant Director of Admissions at Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy, and Kathleen Burley, Executive Director of GCAMP (Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership).  Parents and students will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 50 colleges and career fields. 

            For more information or for a list of attending colleges go to http://directionscollegeandcareerfair.org

D211 Post: Schaumburg Business Leader Promotes School Partnership During Tour

Innovative Components Inc. President Mike O’Connor discusses recruiting high school students into the labor market during a tour of his company in Schaumburg Oct. 25.

            Illinois Deputy Governor Leslie Munger, President and CEO of Intersect Illinois Mark Peterson, Commerce and Economic Opportunity Assistant Deputy Director Erik Brejla and others toured Innovative Components Inc. Schaumburg facility as part of a local business tour arranged by the Schaumburg Business Association October 25.

            During opening remarks, Innovative Components President Mike O’Connor discussed the importance of reaching high school aged students.  One item O’Connor focused on was the program his company runs which recruits students from local high schools.  He also discussed the working relationship his company has had with Township High School District 211 and Township High School District 214 through programs for students with special needs.

            “We are grateful for Innovative Component’s partnership with the District in creating opportunities for all students,” said District 211 Director of Special Education Renée Erickson.  “It is through this partnership our students can experience the world of work, with the real potential for post-secondary opportunities in continued education, training and employment.”

            Following the opening remarks, the delegation, as well as representatives from Districts 211 and 214 walked through the workshop.  Inside they were greeted by a recent Schaumburg High School graduate who discussed the nature of his job with Innovative Components.  The group also observed special needs students from District 211’s Higgins Education Center packaging one of the many styles of nobs created by Innovative Components.

            Following the tour, Deputy Governor Munger spoke on how she was impressed by the partnerships between the company and school districts.  She also expressed her appreciation for seeing special needs students being given the opportunity to learn a skill and continue working.

Innovative Components Inc. President Mike O’Connor discusses his company’s operations with Illinois Deputy Governor Leslie Munger and Intersect Illinois President and CEO Mark Peterson during a tour Oct. 25.

D211 Post: College Night is October 10

            As part of District 211’s effort to help prepare students for post-high school education, the District will host its annual college night October 10.  The informational event will be held at Palatine High School from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

            The representatives from more than 210 two- and four-year colleges and universities will be on hand to answer a variety of questions.  Representatives will discuss financial aid, curriculum and campus information.            

            In some cases, parents and students do not have the ability to visit a large number of colleges and universities in order to make a choice which best fits the student.  The District’s College Night brings the colleges and universities to them.  In preparation for College Night, students are encouraged to register with Strivscan and create a label sheet which includes information such as home address, high school, GPA, ACT scores, and activity involvement.  Students can register with StriveScan by going to here.

            District 211 Transportation will provide free shuttle services from other District schools to Palatine.  Parents are encouraged to sign up for this service as parking at Palatine High School is limited.  Parents and students can sign up for the shuttle service here.