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D211 Post: Hoffman Estates HS Seniors Enjoy Skating Event

            With the COVID-19 pandemic causing a lot of activities commonly enjoyed by seniors to be cancelled, schools are working to provide safe, enjoyable experiences for the class of 2021.  Hoffman Estates High School provided one such activity when they offered a Senior Skate Night at the Scott R. Triphahn Community Center in Hoffman Estates February 21.             During the night, seniors could sign up to take part in a one-hour block where they could skate with several of their classmates.  For many, it provided an ...

D211 Post: ISAC PROVIDES FREE ASSISTANCE STATEWIDE FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS

From the Illinois Student Assistance Commission:    While students are struggling nationwide with remote education and college plans seem to be more up in the air than ever, there is some good news in Illinois: Illinois closed out the year ranking the #1 state for completions of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), the form most students use to apply for federal and state financial aid for postsecondary education.  Helping to ensure that more Illinois students have the funds to follow a path to education after high school has become increasingly difficult in the midst of a pandemic that is challenging ...

D211 Post: Hoffman Estates HS Seniors Encourage Peers

            When Hoffman Estates High School senior Kelly Adusah saw a short video on the app Tic Toc talking of strength and perseverance, she was inspired to build on that for her fellow HEHS seniors.  The result was a collaborative video that included more than 60 of her classmates telling everyone to be strong.             Adusah said she and her friends had been feeling sad about the possibility of missing traditional senior events such as prom and graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.      ...

D211 Post: Ending on a New Tradition

More than 250 Seniors from Palatine and William Fremd High School took part in the first ever District 15 / District 211 Senior Walk where seniors walked the halls of the elementary schools where their education began.  William Fremd senior Matt Downing said it was great to walk the halls again of Hunting Ridge. "It was amazing seeing the little kids," he said.  "It was really something remembering being that young.  Life seemed simple then." For Palatine High School senior Megan Farrell, seeing elementary students was very reflective. "It was something to see the little kids," she said.  "It's hard to imagine that ...