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  • Fremd teacher Steve Elza finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year Oct 20, 2014 2:53 PM
    When Steve Elza, applied technology teacher at Fremd High School, first heard about being a 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year finalist, he was speechless. “I have a passion for what I do with the kids and seeing them succeed, and when someone else sees that passion and says ‘You’re doing a great job and we appreciate what you do,’ it really validates what we all do here. It’s pretty amazing.”

     
  • School districts host forum on Senate Bill 16 Oct 19, 2014 4:26 PM
    The public is invited to a forum hosted by Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Palatine Township Elementary District 15 and Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 to share information about Senate Bill 16 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Schaumburg High School, 1100 W. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Officials from the three districts say Senate Bill 16 would dramatically reduce their state funding by redistributing general state aid they now receive to districts in other communities.

     
  • Dist. 211 proposes tax levy for newly uncertain times Oct 17, 2014 12:35 PM
    As uncomfortable as they may have always been for taxpayers, the determination of annual property tax levies probably has become a familiar process for most suburban school districts — until now. But with the potential impacts of pension reform, Senate Bill 16 and other measures that could affect state funding, financial forecasts are being challenged by an unprecedented level of uncertainty, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 officials say.

     
  • Districts 211, 214 agree to change boundary for Arlington Downs Oct 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Officials from two Northwest suburban high school districts have agreed to shift attendance boundaries so families who might move into apartments at the former Sheraton hotel site now known as Arlington Downs are not split into separate schools. The boundary dividing Northwest Suburban High School District 214 and Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 now runs directly through the building.

     
  • Palatine, Hoffman girls teams raise funds for breast cancer research Oct 15, 2014 3:34 PM
    On Thursday, Oct. 2, the Palatine High School Girls Volleyball Program hosted the Hoffman Estates Hawks during a regular season mid-suburban league volleyball match. The match was dedicated to all the men and women who have been touched by breast cancer with hopes that this devastating disease will one day be cured.

     
  • Special Olympian crowned Hoffman H.S. homecoming king Oct 11, 2014 1:31 AM
    Amid chants of “A.J.! A.J.!” from his classmates, Hoffman Estates High School special education student and four-year drummer for the school band, A.J. Pilafas, was crowned homecoming king Friday afternoon to his amazement and delight. Joining him as homecoming queen was fellow band member and the school National Honor Society president Hannah Greenwalt.

     
  • Conant students achieve perfect scores on ACT exam, Schaumburg student scores perfect SAT exam Oct 5, 2014 4:51 PM
    At its Sept. 18 meeting, the Board of Education honored four High School District 211 students for achieving a 36, the highest possible composite score, on the ACT exam. Additionally, one student from Schaumburg High School earned a perfect score on the SAT exam.

     
  • Fundraiser to help homeless Dist. 211 students Nov. 6 Oct 3, 2014 1:38 PM
    Realtors Against Homelessness will be hosting a fundraiser to raise money for District 211 students who are classified as homeless.

     
  • Palatine High to host Volley for the Cure fundraiser Sep 30, 2014 1:01 PM
    The volleyball programs from Palatine High School and Hoffman Estates High School are teaming up once again to fight against breast cancer with Volley for the Cure.

     
  • Directions Fair for special ed high school students Tuesday in Arlington Hts. Sep 24, 2014 1:37 PM
    In an effort to help encourage and provide guidance for parents transitioning their students out of high school and into vocational or collegiate opportunities after graduation, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 is part of a team of local educational institutions participating in Directions Fair, which will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights.

     
  • Healthier District 211 lunches draw USDA attention Sep 20, 2014 7:15 AM
    A USDA official had lunch at Palatine High School on Friday, asking students how well they like the new, healthier federal lunch program. Audrey Rowe got a mixed bag of answers, but overall lunch sales are up in District 211, officials said.

     
  • District 211 teachers, support staff get new contracts Sep 18, 2014 11:46 PM
    The Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 school board approved a new four-year contract agreement with the district’s teachers union at its meeting on Thursday night.

     
  • Dist. 211 student panel promotes digital ‘best practices’ Sep 16, 2014 1:32 PM
    Think before posting - the first rule of good social media behavior, say a group of District 211 students.

     
  • Couple visiting Schaumburg High, on disabilities: ‘The best thing that ever happened’ Sep 15, 2014 7:22 PM
    Never let challenges get in the way of your dreams, Jay Cramer and Katy Sullivan told high school students on Monday. They should know. The couple -- who act, sing, and compete athletically -- are both disabled. “Falling that day is the best thing that ever happened to me,” Cramer said, talking about the opportunities he has had throughout his recovery. “Your whole life can change in the blink of an eye.”

     
  • To students today, 9/11 is like ancient history Sep 11, 2014 9:50 AM
    Fremd High School social studies teacher Jason Spoor-Harvey was leading classes on Sept. 11, 2001, and he could see the shock and changed perspectives of the students he had that day. “We’re no longer the country that’s never been attacked,” he said. Today, Spoor-Harvey no longer teaches students with firsthand experience of the emotional impact of that terrible day — and the difference is palpable.

     
  • District 211 announces ‘Those Who Excel’ candidates Sep 10, 2014 5:13 PM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 is poised to be well represented among recipients in the Illinois State Board of Education’s 2014-2015 “Those Who Excel” education awards program.

     
  • Five suburban educators are finalists for Teacher of the Year Sep 9, 2014 2:41 PM
    Teachers at Naperville Central High School, William Fremd High School, Prairie Elementary School (Buffalo Grove), Southbury Elementary School (Oswego) and Grayslake North High School are among the 12 finalists for 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

     
  • Scholarship group has great first event Sep 1, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Donna Epton says the new scholarship organization, Excel Beyond 211 Dollars for Scholars, had a great first fundraising event at Wolff's flea Market in palatine.

     
  • Mundelein High students using laptops in all classes for new tech initiative Aug 31, 2014 6:43 AM
    Starting this school year, all 2,110 Mundelein High students have personal laptop computers to use on campus, at home or wherever they choose to do schoolwork. Many students are excited about the new tech, saying they help them stay organized and learn better, while some experts doubt their effectiveness.

     
  • District 211 Foundation 5K fundraiser steps off Sept. 14 Aug 29, 2014 1:42 PM
    The District 211 Foundation will host its annual D211 Fun(d) 5K Run/Walk Race on Sept. 14 at Palatine High School starting at 8 a.m. Registration is open and individuals can sign up online until Sept. 10. The pre-race fee for adults is $25 and the race day registration is $30.

     
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