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  • In a summer drill that did not involve students, SWAT members approach Gifford Street High School in Elgin. The team was training to respond to a call about multiple shooters.

    Debate continues on shooting drills with studentsFeb 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    A new state law requires all schools to conduct at least one "active shooter" drill every school year. Many suburban school districts, though, have been doing them well before they were mandatory. But one area of disagreement is whether these realistic drills, with SWAT teams and staged casualties, should involve students. “Kids in our system don’t know school without those kinds of drills,” said Bob Ross, assistant superintendent for secondary education for Naperville Unit District 203.

     
  • Junior Lexy Harms stirs soup while guest start to arrive at the Empty Bowls Project fundraiser.

    Palatine High School students host annual soup charity eventFeb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Faculty, staff, and students at Palatine High School participated in a student-facilitated event dedicated to helping their community combat hunger.

     
  • Dist. 211 to prevent leaks at Conant, FremdFeb 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members Thursday recommended a $1.46 million repair of Conant High School’s roof and a $248,000 repair of Fremd High School’s skylight this summer to prevent a potential for leaks in the near future. The maintenance issues were discovered through an update of the district’s Health/Life Safety Survey, required for all facilities every 10 years and which was most recently done in 2010.

     
  •  Former Naperville City Councilman Richard Furstenau is pushing legislators to end a special “13th Payment” bonus program he benefits from that cost Illinois taxpayers more than $41 million in 2013.

    Retiree bonuses cost taxpayers millions Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Every July, thousands of Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pensioners find a little something extra in their mailboxes in addition to their monthly pension check. In 2013, those little somethings added up to a big bill for taxpayers — $41,054,552. It’s called the “13th Payment,” and it’s essentially a bonus paid to retirees for simply living another year and outliving other retirees.

     
  • Schaumburg schools lock down after police send mistaken emergency alert Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg schools went on temporary lockdown Tuesday morning after the village’s police department mistakenly issued a message stating an emergency situation was occurring in the community. Police said the message inadvertently went out to school officials while the department was conducting a routine test of its emergency notification system.

     
  •  The Hoffman Estates Loyal Parents will host its 6th annual Trivia/Game Night from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Sears Corporate Center in Hoffman Estates.

    Test your trivia savvy at Trivia/Game Night in Hoffman Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Tickets are now on sale for a night full of trivia that will benefit Hoffman Estates High School students. The Hoffman Estates Loyal Parents will host its 6th annual Trivia/Game Night from 6 to 11 p.m. on Feb. 22, at the Sears Corporate Center in Hoffman Estates. All proceeds will benefit curricular and extracurricular student activities at Hoffman Estates High School.

     
  •  District 211’s Board of Education approved motions to not raise standard school fees for the 2014-2015 school year. These fees have been consistent for the past eight years, with the exception of school lunch prices.

    Meals only fee increase for District 211 Jan 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    High School District 211 has a diverse student population, each with varying needs and concerns that need to be met. In an effort to keep educational costs as low as possible for families, District 211’s Board of Education approved motions to not raise standard school fees for the 2014-2015 school year. These fees have been consistent for the past eight years, with the exception of school lunch prices.

     
  • Diane Kelly

    Fremd to induct two former coaches into its Hall of Honor Jan 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fremd High School will induct former coaches Diane Kelly and Richard Bokor into the Fremd Hall of Honor on Friday, Jan. 31. The recognition will take place between the boys varsity basketball game and the girls varsity basketball game.

     
  • Dist. 211 to raise lunch prices by 10 centsJan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members on Thursday voted to keep student user fees at the same prices they've been for years, but they raised the cost of lunch by 10 cents.

     
  • Julie Nowak

    New principals named for Conant, Fremd Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    New principals were named for Conant High School in Hoffman Estates and Fremd High School in Palatine at Thursday night’s Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board meeting. The appointment of Julie Nowak at Conant and of Kurtis Tenopir at Fremd will be effective July 1.

     
  • Dist. 211 spring Continuing Ed brochure available online Jan 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Continuing Education course catalog is available online for Spring 2014 and offers a wide range of courses that cater to individual interests and skill-building needs. Course topics range from foreign language, home improvement, fitness, personal enrichment, cooking, and more.

     
  • School districts in alternate universes Dec 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Gerry Shacter of Buffalo Grove complains that educator salaries are more and more out of step with the community, and says administrators have to do a better job negotiating. "The next time you negotiate, keep in mind that my family is at the table too," he writes.

     
  • Hoffman Estates High School wake-up app helps students be on time Dec 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Any Hoffman Estates High School students that have a tough time waking up in the morning for school now have a little help with making sure they are on time. Jeff Davis, the Title 1 attendance interventionist has been using the app Remind101 to help students get out of bed and to school on time. Students can sign up to receive alerts, or wake-up messages, that Davis sets through the app.

     
  •  Students at Fremd High School in Palatine were given a meal that is representative of a traditional meal in different countries around the world during the Hunger Banquet.

    Fremd students host poverty awareness week Dec 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Two classes at Fremd High School participated in a unique event to create awareness around the global issue of poverty. “Poverty Awareness Week” was a series of events hosted by students in the World Affairs and Multicultural Perspectives classes to educate students about poverty locally and globally. “The Hunger Banquet really opened my eyes and made me realize how widespread and awful poverty really is,” said Morgan Faulkner, a sophomore at Fremd High School.

     
  •  Students involved in the Chemistry of Foods course at Fremd High School recently collected more than 300 canned and boxed food items to donate to the Palatine Food Pantry.

    Fremd foods students sell wares for charity Dec 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Students involved in the Chemistry of Foods course at Fremd High School have worked hard to raise money and donations for two charitable causes.

     
  • D211 fund balance is way out of balance Dec 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Mark Evenson urges the District 211 school board to adhere to the district's own policy on how much of a fund balance is prudent to have - versus how much is just plain excessive.

     
  • Gerald "Chic" Anderson, who was the athletic director at Palatine High School from 1969 to 1988, died Wednesday at age 84.

    Palatine High sports legend ‘Chic’ Anderson dies Dec 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    For more than 30 years, Gerald J. “Chic” Anderson was one of the pioneers clearing the way for athletic excellence during the booming growth period for Palatine Township District 211. And before he retired in 1988, Anderson had built a solid foundation at Palatine High School that still thrives today. Anderson, who died Wednesday at home at age 84 after a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, was a true champion of high school sports, according to family and friends, and his positive attitude and tireless work ethic were recognized throughout the state and by many national organizations.

     
  •  “Luna Unlaced,” a theatrical group, performs during Friday’s Latino Summit at Harper College in Palatine.

    Latino students inspired to success by Harper summit Nov 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Nestor Zavala came to the U.S. at 10 years old knowing success would be a lot harder for him than most of his peers. His broken English attracted bullies. He didn’t particularly like school. His family was poor. It wasn’t until he attended one of the first Latino Summits at Harper College that he realized higher education would be the gateway. “I didn’t know what college was until that event,” Zavala said. “I was inspired. I told myself, ‘I want to be like that.’”

     
  •  The Fremd High School community is making a difference. Students, staff, and community members are participating in a cereal drive to support the local Palatine Township Food Pantry. The fourth drive will run through Nov. 27.

    Fremd collects cereal for Palatine Twp. pantry Nov 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fremd High School students, staff, and community members are participating in an annual Cereal Drive to support the local Palatine Township Food Pantry.

     
  • Dist. 211 presents updated instructional vision Nov 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    In 2011, Palatine Schaumburg Township High School District 211 created a plan and vision that would ensure all of its students are college and career ready when they graduate. Since implementing that plan and making significant progress with student learning, the district has revisited its instructional vision and direction, and has developed new categories to work toward student success.

     
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