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  • District 211 moving finals to December Jan 16, 2015 9:07 AM
    Without debate or any further input from the public, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members Thursday voted 6-0 to move first-semester finals before winter break beginning in the 2016-17 school year. Nevertheless, there was some last-minute discussion and clarification about the impacts of that decision for students of the district’s five high schools.

  • Survey: Dist. 211 parents, students eager for calendar change Jan 15, 2015 5:30 AM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members Thursday will review the results of a recent survey of parents, students and staff before deciding whether to move first-semester finals before winter break in 2016, thus adjusting the start and end dates for the school year.

  • D211 should rethink approach to finances Jan 13, 2015 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Gerald Bromley is critical of the District 211 board's strategic planning process and their attitude tward finances.

  • Fremd High School band performs in Alamo Bowl halftime performance Jan 9, 2015 1:49 PM
    Ninety band students from Fremd High School headed to San Antonio during winter break to perform in the Alamo Bowl halftime performance.

  • ‘Operation Click’ getting results among teens Jan 5, 2015 1:52 PM
    Operation Click, the incentive-based program to encourage high schoolers to buckle up while driving, reports that nearly every Northwest suburban school reporting has 93 percent seat belt usage, or higher, by students.

  • Who’s running for school board seats in the Northwest suburbs Dec 29, 2014 10:54 AM
    Now that the deadline to file as a school board candidate has passed, here’s a look at the candidates vying for seats in the Northwest suburbs.

  • Editorial: Make it a real winter break for teens Dec 26, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial details the benefits of high schools ending their first semester in December and calls on school districts to consider it.

  • Celebrating Palatine High girls cross country excellence at French Market Dec 20, 2014 3:36 PM
    After going on a jaunt with a running club, Palatine High School’s girls cross country team gathered where they finished at the downtown French Market in the village train station for a celebration of state and national achievements Saturday. The team took second in the Illinois High School Association’s Class 3A cross country championships in Peoria in November. The Pirates placed 12th in a 22-team field in a Nike national cross country competition in Portland, Oregon, this month.

  • District 211 student digital committee creates action plan Dec 19, 2014 11:45 AM
    Last year, several District 211 students from each high school served on a Digital Democracy Committee, which created a Student Declaration for Acceptable Use to generate awareness and develop expectations for best practices and behavior while using technology both in and outside of the classroom.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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