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10th Annual Palatine High School ELS Play Showcases ‘Ocean Life’

For the 10th straight year, students in the Educational Life Skills (ELS) program at Palatine High School dedicated their classroom work to showcase their talent and creativity in a spring play. The annual ELS play took place on April 8 in the auditorium, and students chose to create an “Ocean Party” that spoke of themes accepting others’ differences, not judging someone by their appearance, and taking care of the Earth. The range of student ability is vast, but all students participated regardless of their physical or cognitive disabilities. “We do this every year, and it is definitely something the kids and school look forward to,” ...

Directions 2012 Event Approaching for Students in Special Education

In an effort to help parents transition their students out of high school and into post-secondary opportunities, District 211 has teamed up with other local educational institutions to participate in the annual event Directions 2012. The event is open to all students in special education and family members on Oct. 2 from 6 - 8:30 p.m., and features various informational sessions and a college and career fair. The event will be held at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights. The event is sponsored by the Northwest Educational Council for Student Success, in conjunction with District 211, Township High School ...

What’s New for the 2012-2013 School Year

The start of school is an exciting time each year in High School District 211. Back to school means teachers have worked on their curriculum during the summer and are ready to share new lessons or techniques. Many students have taken a summer school class, but most are eager to get back to school. In addition to that excitement, there are many things happening in District 211 that help make the start of this year unique to any other. Technology has rapidly increased in education throughout the years, and District 211 is incorporating more of it in the classroom. This fall marks the start of the One-to-One Pilot program, where students are given ...

Support for Parents, Students in Special Education’s Summer Transition Program

Starting high school can be a stressful time for students and parents alike. For many students that are developing social skills, such as students with communication disabilities, specifically those on the Autism Spectrum, entering high school might be more stressful for reasons other than just coursework. These students and their parents might seek additional support when preparing to enter school freshman year. This is why High School District 211 offers a summer transitional program in conjunction with the Life and Learning Strategies program entitled “The Hidden Curriculum-Navigating the High School Environment.” The course content for The ...