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  • Early 1900s in the living room of the Pfingsten Farm home in Schaumburg. Fred Pfingsten, in the foreground, also took the picture. The camera was set on a fixed object. Some flash powder was given a length of fuse, the room was darkened, camera shutter was opened, fuse was ignited, and Fred would then dash over and sit on the floor until flash powder was ignited. The camera shutter would then be closed.

    Images: Conant’s restoring Pfingsten picturesApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Linda Patino-Goergen, a teacher at Conant High School, and her photography club students developed glass plate negatives from about 1905 of scenes from the Schaumburg area's rural past.

  • Conant High School teachers Denise Mitchell, left, and Linda Patino-Goergen, with some of the more than 100 glass plate images.

    Conant High School develops old glass-plate images of SchaumburgApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Students and teachers at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates recently applied their “old-fashioned” photo-developing skills to bring to life images from more than 110 years ago in neighboring Schaumburg. The pictures were preserved in recently rediscovered glass-plate negatives of local farmer and budding photographer Fred W. Pfingsten. “It's right at the time Schaumburg becomes a city,” teacher Denise Mitchell said.

  • A few members of Schaumburg High School’s state champion debate team pose with their state trophies and medals. From left are sophomores Jessica D’Souza and Raza Haque and junior Nathaniel Leonhardt, who was named captain of the All-State Debate Team.

    Schaumburg High School takes state debate titleApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg High School Debate Team has captured the Illinois High School Association State Debate Title for the second time in the club’s history, with its students capturing half the top 10 positions on the All-State Debate Team. Junior Nathaniel Leonhardt missed only 10.5 points out of a possible 300 points for the best speaking record in the tournament. He was named captain of the All-State Debate Team.

  • ‘Cupcakes for Autism’ at Conant H.S. April 26Apr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Autism Society of Illinois is partnering with Conant High School’s student clubs for Cupcakes for Autism and Special Olympics, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the school, 700 E. Cougar Trail in Hoffman Estates. Cupcakes are $2 each or $20 for 12. There also will be free entertainment, crafts, face painting, a DJ for dancing, balloon artist, meet-and-greet with the band 7th Heaven and much more.

  • The District 211 brand statement, which was adopted at the beginning of the school year, is starting to be more noticeable on school grounds.

    Dist. 211 Brand Statement more noticeable in buildingsApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    “Extraordinary Opportunities. Innovative Teaching. Exceptional Learning.”This new District 211 brand statement was adopted at the beginning of the school year and is starting to be more noticeable on school grounds.

  • Tom “The Sockman” McNamara, a retired Hoffman Estates High School teacher, handing out socks to the homeless.

    Retired teacher helps homeless across the country one pair of socks at a timeApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Retired Hoffman Estates High School special education teacher Tom McNamara said he always felt the generosity of others, whether it came from his District 211 family, community, or friends. However, the urge to devote his time to serve others didn’t end when he left the classroom. He knew he had more to give.

  • Elizabeth Chick, a junior at Fremd High School, shows off her business product line of high-waisted handmade, beach-style denim shorts at the Young Entrepreneurs Academy’s Investor Panel Event earlier this month. The name of her company is OUTSPOKKEN.

    Teen entrepreneurs make their best pitchApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Twelve high school students from the Northwest suburbs pitched their business ideas this month before a panel of eight real-life investors to compete for funding at the 2nd Annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel Presentation Event at The Cotillion Banquets. The students presented before representatives of some of the area’s biggest companies, as well as an audience filled with family, friends and members of the community, for the opportunity to win funding for their original business ideas.

  • Palatine High School junior Juan Marquez works with Culbertson during a demo on the complexities of working with chocolate.

    Palatine H.S. food students see science of chocolate demoMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Palatine High School Chemistry of Foods students had a sweet opportunity to learn about the science behind working with chocolate.

  • This is a right angle view of the pool at Conant High School, which will be the first of District 211’s five high schools to receive renovations. Coaches say the design, which is the same at all the schools, prevents athletes from properly training for competition.

    Dist. 211 budgets $52.6 million for projectsMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members Thursday heard the annual update of the district’s capital improvement plan — one which promises another peak of activity during the next few years. Associate Superintendent for Business Dave Torres said there was a high level of activity from 2006 to 2009, but the busyness of the coming years — in which costs of $52.6 million are anticipated — will put several issues to rest for a very long time.

  • Police are investigating a double homicide at Baldwin Green Apartments in Palatine. Authorities say a 15-year-old boy and his father were found in an apartment early Wednesday morning with gunshot wounds.

    Police say shootings of Palatine father, son a double homicideMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 15-year-old Palatine boy and his father were shot and killed early Wednesday morning on the village's northeast side in what police say they are investigating as a double homicide. Luis Reynoso and his 38-year-old father, Segundo Reynoso, were found with fatal gunshot wounds in an apartment shortly after midnight.

  • Superintendent Nancy Robb, right, who participated in the Schaumburg High School St. Baldrick’s event by donning a green hair extension, shows students support while they shave their heads for St. Baldrick’s.

    Schaumburg High School proves bald is beautiful at St. Baldrick’s eventMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg High School was buzzing with school spirit as many of its own shaved their heads during a pep assembly to raise awareness and funds for children’s cancer research. The school hosted its third St. Baldrick’s shaving event on March 14 and has raised $102,390.84 to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

  • Eighteen Conant High School students attended Harper College’s Black Teen Symposium on Feb. 27.

    District 211 students attend Harper College’s Black Teen SymposiumMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    District 211 joined more than 100 area students at Harper College for an event that aims to inspire local African-American high school students to pursue higher education and ensure they’re ready for it.

  • Mohansrinivas Chennakesavalu

    Conant High School student earns perfect score on ACT examMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Conant High School student is joining a growing list of District 211 students who have achieved a 36 on the American College Test exam, the highest possible composite score.

  • Schaumburg High School choir festival ThursdayMar 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg High School Choir is presenting a choir festival at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Weimer Auditorium for Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 and Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54.

  • The Vikettes perform during the state championship.

    Fremd Vikettes score solid second in state competitionMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Varsity Vikettes at Fremd High School had a busy season. The team, which is coached by Shana Dinham, began competing in the fall with the Viking Marching Band. Highlights of the team’s season included performing in the Illini Marching Band Festival at the University of Illinois and securing a second place finish in state competition.

  • 400 Education Leaders Climbed the Hill for Education/TrainingMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Today, it is more imperative than ever for Illinois and the nation to invest in education.

  • Hoffman Estates Loyal Parents host Spring Craft and Vendor FairMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    If anyone is looking to get a head start on shopping for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, upcoming graduations or prom, Hoffman Estates High School’s booster program is hosting an event that not only benefits students, but also helps find that perfect gift.

  • The Schaumburg High School Cadet Band in concert. Tammy Loch

    Schaumburg High School Bands perform benefit concertsMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg High School Band is once again excited to present its annual series of Band-Aid Concerts, taking place March 17th and 18th at 7:00 PM in the Weimer Auditorium.

  • Fremd High School student Kira Swearingen registers to vote with social studies teacher and deputy registrar Jason Spoor-Harvey.

    Fremd H.S. students register to voteMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    To help educate students about the importance of voting and making sure their opinion is heard, several teachers at Fremd High School created an annual opportunity for their students to get involved and register to vote.

  • Lake Zurich High School performs in the Varsity Flag Open Flag category during the TEAMDance Illinois 2014 Grand Championship in Peoria, Sunday March 2nd.

    Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand ChampionshipMar 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Team Dance Illinois' Grand Championship was held Sunday, March 2 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event showcases Illinois’ best dance, pom, drill and guard teams competing throughout the event.

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