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D211 Post: Hoffman Estates Teacher Named Illinois Special Education Teacher of the Year

            Hoffman Estates High School Special Education teacher Katie McGarvey has been named the 2021 Illinois Special Education Teacher of the Year.  McGarvey was told of her selection during a meeting between with Principal Michael Alther, District 211 Superintendent Dr. Lisa Small, and representatives from the Illinois State Board of Education September 21.   As part of this year’s Teacher of the Year program, the Illinois State Board of Education added three new categories including Bilingual Teacher of the Year, Early Childhood Teacher of the Year, and Special Education Teacher of the year.&nb...

D211 Post: Palatine High School Sets Date for Cupcakes for a Cause

            The Palatine High School Special Education Department has scheduled its biennial "Cupcakes for a Cause" on March 7 in the school’s cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Entry to the event is free and cupcakes will be available for $2.00 each or $20.00 for a dozen.              In addition to cupcake sales, the event features raffles and cupcake judging contests.  Funds raised will be used for special education programs such as Special Olympics, Best Buddies, and Pep Club.  Included in the day is free entertainment for ...

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.      &nb...

D211 Post: The Future Begins Today-Informational Meeting Set for April 23

            Township High School District 211, in conjunction with High School District 214, Barrington Community Unit School District 220, and Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO) will hold The Future Begins Today at Palatine High School (1111 Rohlwing Rd. Palatine) April 23, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  They event is for parents and guardians of individuals with a wide-range of developmental disabilities and mental health needs.             The event will include a keynote panel titled “What’s Next-e...

D211 Post: BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT HONORS LEGACY OF HOFFMAN SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENT

Seldom do mainstream and Special Education students work together in a sporting event. The Amy Rudolph Basketball Tournament provides a unique opportunity for District 211 students to cheer one another on while raising funds for a worthy cause. The tournament, in its 37th year, recognizes Amy Rudolph, a special education student, who passed away in November, 1982, of kidney failure. She was only 15 years old. Amy’s love of sports and her outgoing personality inspired those around her. Three months after this popular student passed, the school hosted a sporting event that continues every year in her honor. All profits directly benefit the ...

D211 Post: HEHS To Hold 9th Annual Cupcakes with Friends

            Hoffman Estates High School’s Special Education Department will hold their 9th annual Cupcakes with Friends October 27 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Entry for the event is free and open to the public.             During the day, cupcakes will be available for sale at a cost of $2 each or $20 per dozen.  The proceeds from the event will be used for HEHS Special Education programs including Best Buddies, Special Olympics, and Hawkettes Cheer Team among others.  For kids, the event offers face and nail ...

D211 Post: Hoffman Estates Students Get Lesson in Public Transportation

            Representatives from Pace Bus and JJs List, held a “Hop on the Bus” training at Hoffman Estates High School.  During the 90-minute session, students in Hoffman Estates High School’s special education department learned how to independently use public transportation.             “This training is really setting a foundation for the future,” said Edward Madden, Coordinator of Public Outreach for Pace.  “Whether they use a fixed-route bus now or in 15 years we want them to have a positive experience.”    &nbs...