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  • District 211 saves millions fighting tax appeals Jul 28, 2014 5:31 AM
    Since 1998, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 has spent $1.06 million fighting the tax appeals of commercial property owners, winning back $12.25 million from settled and withdrawn challenges. "We believe it is our duty and our responsibility," Superintendent Dan Cates said.

     
  • Shocking increase of homeless students in suburbs Jul 28, 2014 1:24 PM
    Since 2007, the number of homeless students has risen by more than 70 percent, most alarmingly in the suburbs. But federal and state funding hasn't kept up - and as a result more students are falling through the cracks, advocates say. “These kids are dealing with a lot,” said Deb Dempsey of the Kane County Regional Office of Education. “

     
  • New Dist. 211 leader eager for start of new year Jul 27, 2014 5:43 PM
    Daniel Cates has spent his entire 22 years in education working for Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211, and is about to start his 23rd as its new superintendent. But his passion for education was lit among much humbler surroundings than the five technology-savvy suburban high schools he now leads.

     
  • Conant H.S. to celebrate 50th Sept. 20 Jul 25, 2014 6:57 PM
    Conant High School’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner is open to staff, retirees, alumni and adult community members affiliated with the school in Hoffman Estates. It will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg.

     
  • Hoffman Estates schools ranked 7th in nation by real estate blog Jul 7, 2014 5:10 PM
    Hoffman Estates schools were ranked seventh in a nationwide small city education study posted in June by Movoto Real Estate, a national brokerage blog. The study weighed factors such as student-teacher ratio and graduation rates.

     
  • Renovations underway at Conant High School Jun 17, 2014 3:03 PM
    Renovations have started at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates on the building’s main office and pool. The pool renovations will enhance student opportunities in physical education, athletics and community programs, as well as update aging equipment that can continue on a regular maintenance schedule for many years to come.

     
  • Fremd, Palatine students participate in Rush University Field Trip Jun 16, 2014 8:51 AM
    Approximately 130 students in the Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology classes at Palatine and Fremd high schools received an opportunity that many don’t experience until college. Those students took an annual trip to a collegiate-level cadaver lab at Rush University.

     
  • Schaumburg Special Olympian a true team player Jun 12, 2014 11:29 AM
    Nick Joseph plays seven sports, but soccer is the one the 20-year-old from Schaumburg calls "very addicting." He's heading to New Jersey this week to play for Team Illinois' soccer squad in the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games.

     
  • Devotion to helping others leads Hoffman teen to Special Olympics Jun 12, 2014 11:07 AM
    Vanessa Sandoval was a freshman at Hoffman Estates High School when she became intrigued by the idea of giving back to the community. Vanessa soon discovered participating in the Special Olympics was her ticket to give back to those who needed it most.

     
  • No win, but much gained by Fremd grads at auto skills competition Jun 11, 2014 4:58 PM
    A car can’t go anywhere without fuel. Fremd High School graduates Frank Kranz and Tom Mayer know that to be true after one mechanical mishap dropped them to 31st place in this week’s the Ford/AAA Auto Skills competition at Ford Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.

     
  • Fremd graduates aiming for national title in automotive competition Jun 5, 2014 3:02 PM
    About this time last month, Tom Mayer and Frank Kranz weren’t expecting to be in possession of a state championship trophy. Now the two recent Fremd High School graduates have set their sites on an even bigger accomplishment: a national title. Kranz and Mayer, both 17 year olds from Palatine, will represent Illinois as one of 50 two-person teams at the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills national competition June 8-10 in Dearborn, Michigan.

     
  • New Schaumburg Twp. group encourages healthy behavior by youth May 30, 2014 9:12 PM
    The newly formed Schaumburg Township Community Coalition for Positive Youth Development met for the first time Thursday, kicking off its mission of helping local young people avoid unhealthy behavior like drug or alcohol abuse.

     
  • Ex-Palatine, Forest View teacher worked for Gen. MacArthur May 21, 2014 9:36 AM
    Burt “Sarge” Showers, a World War II veteran who served under Gen. Douglas MacArthur and later taught history at two suburban high schools, now has a scholarship named in his honor. The scholarship, to be given annually to a Palatine High School senior, will be awarded for the first time Wednesday night. “We had a great four years together,” former Palatine student Ed Rogan said.

     
  • Hoffman Estates student wins Congressional art contest May 20, 2014 1:40 PM
    A senior at Hoffman Estates High School is the winner of the 2014 U.S. House art competition in the 8th Congressional District. Marco Gomez was chosen as the winner for his piece titled “Winter Solitude.” It will be displayed in the United States Capitol.

     
  • Conant brings largest volunteer group to Special Olympics event May 13, 2014 3:39 PM
    Seventy-three students, staff, and parents volunteered at the Area 18 Northwest Special Olympics Summer Games at Prospect High School on April 27. The Conant Volunteers were the largest volunteer group at the games. They received the honor of carrying out the oversized American flag in the March of Athletes during the opening ceremonies, as well as a nomination for the 2014 Volunteer Recognition & Impact Awards Breakfast.

     
  • Kirk School hosts fundraiser for athletic equipment May 12, 2014 9:04 AM
    Kirk School will be hosting a Community Walk and Wheelathon 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at 520 S. Plum Grove Road, Palatine, to raise funds for adapted athletic equipment and field improvement.

     
  • As students get iPads, Dist. 211 combats cyberbullying danger May 12, 2014 9:01 AM
    Technology and social networking have changed the way students learn in the classroom. While the connectivity has increased productivity and collaboration, one challenging aspect is combating cyberbullying. Several Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 students from each school served on a Digital Democracy Committee, a student-led group to combat bullying on social networking websites and online.

     
  • Dist. 211 moving $31 million for projects, old debt May 9, 2014 1:00 PM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members Thursday began transferring funds to embark on an ambitious $52.6 million capital improvement plan while paying down old debt. The board specifically voted to transfer $4 million from its operations fund to its capital improvement fund and the gradual transfer of $4.5 million from the working cash fund for debt repayment.

     
  • Fremd Wind Symphony snags superior ratings in April May 6, 2014 12:33 PM
    The Fremd Wind Symphony was busy performing their way to success this April. The band was recognized for their performances at the Chicagoland Invitational Concert Band Festival hosted by Hersey High School, and the Illinois State University State of Illinois Invitational Concert Band Contest held at the ISU Center for the Performing Arts.

     
  • Sandy Hook mom gives school safety advice to suburban educators, first responders May 1, 2014 1:31 AM
    After Michele Gay lost her 7-year-old daughter Josephine in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, she and a few others parents started Safe and Sound Schools. Gay was in Arlington Heights on Wednesday to discuss school safety with suburban educations, police officers and firefighers.

     
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