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  • Dist. 211 honors Fremd grad in Marines Dec 17, 2014 1:58 PM
    Palatine Schaumburg Township High School District 211 recently started a new tradition to honor alumni for the service they have given to their country. Marine Lance Cpl. Grant Dunham, a 2013 graduate of Fremd High School, was honored and thanked for his service by the board of education at its Dec. 11 meeting.

  • Dist. 211 to discuss strategic plan in wake of levy criticism Dec 17, 2014 4:42 PM
    In the wake of criticism from residents over a $216.1 million property tax levy approved last week, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members plan to discuss a long-deferred strategic plan at their Jan. 15 meeting.

  • District 211 board President Robertson not seeking re-election Dec 17, 2014 10:04 AM
    [No Paragraph Style]NewsPalatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board President Bill Robertson has announced he won’t seek re-election in the April 7 race. Robertson, who also serves as superintendent of Creston Community Consolidated School District 161 west of DeKalb, said he wanted to dedicate all of his time to that position.

  • Does the ACT really tell you if you’re ready for college? Dec 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    More than 64 percent of Larkin High School's students are enrolled in college 16 months after graduation, but according to state statistics, only about half of them were ready for it. The disconnect between college readiness and college enrollment is a statewide trend, one that has many suburban high schools questioning the state’s measure of preparedness.

  • Dist. 211 considers moving finals before winter break Dec 12, 2014 10:54 AM
    The largest specifically high school district in Illinois is considering a step more and more are taking — to move first-semester finals from mid-January to before winter break. Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members Thursday endorsed administrators' proposal that students, parents and teachers be surveyed now about the possibility of making such a change for the 2016-17 school year.

  • Dist. 211 calendar change poses question for feeder districts Dec 14, 2014 9:11 AM
    If Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 changes the start and end times of its school year in 2016, both of its feeder elementary districts - Palatine Township Elementary District 15 and Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 - would have to consider doing the same.

  • Schaumburg High School charity lunch Friday Dec 9, 2014 1:48 PM
    Students in Schaumburg High School’s Chemistry of Foods and Practices in Entrepreneurship (PIE) are preparing to host the 11th annual Charity Soup Lunch to benefit the SHS Blessings in a Backpack project and the SHS Magic Closet.

  • Palatine Scout earns Eagle rank Dec 8, 2014 1:41 PM
    John Komoll, 17, of Palatine Boy Scout Troop 209, has achieved scouting’s highest honor, the rank of Eagle Scout.

  • Speak up about your school district taxes Dec 8, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Flo Corrigan of Schaumburg wants taxpayers everywhere to watch what their school districts are doing regarding tax hike hikes.

  • Girls’ math, science conference Feb. 7 Dec 2, 2014 2:10 PM
    Registration is now open for the fifth annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Conference from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7, at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates. The conference is for fifth- and sixth-grade girls and their parents in Palatine Township Elementary District 15, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 or any private schools within the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 attendance area.

  • When it comes to outfitting needy families, PATH lends hand Dec 1, 2014 1:18 PM
    When the temperature suddenly dropped in late November, social workers at Palatine High School noticed some teens arriving at school unprepared for the unseasonable chill - wearing T-shirts and jeans, and no jackets. They knew where to turn — a local group called Palatine Assisting Through Hope. PATH volunteers delivered an assortment of winter coats to the high school that very same day.

  • Harper College summit inspires area Latinos Nov 22, 2014 7:30 AM
    Ernesto Mejia posed tough questions to the roughly 450 Northwest suburban high school freshmen and sophomores gathered Friday at Harper College for the 13th annual Latino Summit. Mejia, a college administrator turned motivational speaker, had to overcome discrimination, modest beginnings and a disease that left him temporarily paralyzed.

  • Fremd Viking Booster Club Emerald Gala Nov. 22 Nov 13, 2014 4:49 PM
    For the 20th year, the Fremd Viking Booster Club is hosting its annual dinner dance to benefit Fremd High School students and programs. This year’s newly renamed Emerald Gala will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Cotillion Banquets in Palatine.

  • District 211 schools celebrate Veterans Day by honoring local veterans Nov 12, 2014 3:15 PM
    This year, District 211 took a different approach to recognize a federal holiday that students usually have off school. Each District 211 school honored and recognized Veterans Day in their unique ways. Celebrations ranged from assemblies, to musical performances, student speakers, hallway decorations and giving thanks to local veterans.

  • Taxpayers in neighboring districts funding legal fight in Dist. 211 rape case Nov 12, 2014 11:19 AM
    For eight years, taxpayers in three suburban school districts have been helping fund the fight against a lawsuit brought by the families of five former special education students who were raped by a classmate at a District 211 school. Offiicals think that's OK, but “I definitely think that if the school board was overseeing this there might be a little more understanding of the human toll of this case,” said Catherine Massarelli, representing four of the families.

  • D211 a big part of the pension problem Nov 10, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: District 211 has been one of the biggest (if not the biggest) abusers of our educators’ pension system, writes Ken Hofrichter of Elk Grove Village.

  • R.A.H. Fundraiser to Benefit Homeless D211 Students Coming up Thursday Nov 3, 2014 7:43 AM
    R.A.H. Fundraiser to Benefit Homeless D211 Students Coming up Thursday

  • Realtors, District 211 raise money for homeless students Oct 31, 2014 1:08 PM
    For many students in Palatine-Schaumburg Hich School District 211, challenges start outside of the classroom. One of those challenges includes students and families that are homeless. To help, Realtors Against Homelessness (RAH) works to provide fundraising opportunities and events throughout the year. RAH, in partnership with the District 211 Foundation, is hosting the fourth annual event to support homeless students. The event is at Schaumburg’s Chandler’s, 401 N. Roselle Road, on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $40 each.

  • Lake Zurich Unit District 95 critical of proposal to redistribute state education funding Oct 30, 2014 5:30 AM
    Concerned about the possible loss of $3 million annually, Lake Zurich Unit District 95 wants residents to encourage lawmakers to oppose a proposal that would change how the state funds schools. District 95's position is shared by other suburban school systems.

  • Northwest suburban educators ‘will not stand’ for state funding cuts Oct 31, 2014 1:18 AM
    Three Northwest suburban school districts held a joint forum Thursday night to rally parents and taxpayers against Senate Bill 16, a controversial proposal that would redistribute state funding among Illinois public school districts. “This would be a major disruption to the services that this community offers and to the services that your students receive, and we will not stand for that,” Palatine-Schaumburg District 211 Superintendent Dan Cates told the crowd.

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