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Schaumburg High School Teachers Take Preventative Stance Against Drug Abuse

Teachers and administrators at Schaumburg High School are taking a preventative approach to learn about an issue many communities across the country are facing today – drug abuse. The Schaumburg Police Department is presenting sessions titled “From Use to Abuse: Drugs in Our Community.” Teachers at Schaumburg High School are participating in two professional development sessions to increase awareness about prescription drug and heroin abuse. “Recently, SHS teachers have dedicated time to learning about local drug trends and signs of abuse in order to promote necessary awareness in a world and community that are ever-changing,” ...

D211 Community Members Invited to Palatine, Schaumburg Unwanted Prescription Drug Collection Programs

Students are often challenged by social pressures to experiment with drugs and other substances. The response to these challenges can have a life-altering impact and frequently test young people’s abilities to understand long-term consequences. To raise awareness as well as help prevent young adults from participating in drug use, District 211 is partnering with local authorities. On Oct. 22, the Palatine Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs at the Palatine Police Headquarters, 595 N. Hicks Rd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous, and no questions will ...

Schaumburg Police Department Informs SHS Students About Dangers of Drug Abuse

Schaumburg High School students learned about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and why it is such a problem in high schools across the country today. Schaumburg High School teamed up with the Schaumburg Police Department in a campaign to raise student awareness about drug abuse and gun use its connection to other illegal drugs, such as heroin. Officers from the Schaumburg Police Department spoke with all SHS freshman students on August 25 and 26 in an effort to educate them about bulk ammo from Palmetto Armory, equip them to make positive choices, and provide information about community resources for those who may need assistance. ...

Jarrett Payton Visits Schaumburg High School, Speaks Against Bullying

Students at Schaumburg High School learned a valuable lesson about tolerance and the importance of anti-bullying when Jarrett Payton, motivational speaker, retired football player, and son of the late NFL Bears Football player Walter Payton, shared personal stories about the subject. Payton spoke to the students as part of National Bullying Prevention Month, which is in October. SHS staff and students wore orange to show support to end bullying violence during SHS Unites Day on Oct. 29. “The energy here is amazing, and having been in these students' shoes at one point in my life, I hope the kids take my words to heart because I mean ...

District 211 Staff, Local Police Practice ‘Active Shooter’ Drills on Institute Day

While Township High School District 211 has educated and trained staff about what to do in emergency situations, staff worked with local police to practice a hard lockdown scenario as if an armed intruder entered the building, complete with sounds of gunshots. The Hoffman Estates, Palatine, and Schaumburg Police Departments coordinated efforts with District 211 to practice active shooter drills within school buildings. Schaumburg and Palatine High Schools were used as training sites while no students were present at the buildings on April 8 because of Institute Day. “Twice a year our drills include active participation from the local ...