D211 Post: Schaumburg Students Hold Stuff the Bus Food Drive

Students from Schaumburg High School’s Students Helping Others partnered with the Schaumburg High School Student Council to hold their first ever “Stuff the Bus” food drive November 11.

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. 

Kelly Adusah wanted to spread a message of perseverance to her fellow seniors.

            “A lot of friends were talking about how upset they were to be missing out on everything,” she said.  “I wanted to show them that we are a strong class, and we can get through anything.”

            While Adusah said that part of the script used was from the short video she had seen, she saw the need to add more to demonstrate her generation’s perseverance.  Once the script was completed, she and her friends selected which parts they would record.  Adusah then compiled all of the videos and completed the project.

            She stated that the message of the video is strength.

            “We are all 10 times stronger than we seem to be,” she said.  “Everything is hard right now, but we are so much stronger if we stay positive.”

              View the video below.

VIDEO: What Students Like About the New SHS Media Center

As educational initiatives in the classroom continue to migrate toward the use of increased technology and collaborative student learning, the spaces used to facilitate these initiatives will play a role in helping students develop the skills they will need upon entering college or starting a career. As learning migrates away from traditional practices of “checking out” hardcover books and increasingly toward greater utilization of electronic media, our libraries are working to digitalize media content through various electronic means. The educational goals for library space are less intended to provide an area that is designated for independent, quiet learning spaces, but is rather becoming a space where students can work collaboratively in a Learning Commons.

Upgrades to the Schaumburg High School Media Center to become a Learning Commons area were recently completed. As District 211 continues to expand technology in the classrooms and challenge students to work collaboratively through various media sources, the new Learning Commons is designed to facilitate development of 21st century skills, enhance opportunities for non-stop learning, and provide students with endless opportunities for collaborative learning.

Watch the video below to see what students are saying about the renovations.