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  • 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.

  • H.E.H.S. celebrates language during Wardrobe of Words week Apr 28, 2014 8:58 AM
    Hoffman Estates High School participated in a “Wardrobe of Words” event, which was a weeklong celebration about the importance of words and language.

  • Dist. 211 to relocate adult transition programs Apr 25, 2014 4:15 PM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 officials have negotiated a lease to relocate two of their Adult Transition Program sites to the former Barrington Orthopedic office building next to Hoffman Estates High School. The Adult Transition Program helps high school graduates with mild and moderate cognitive impairments continue developing their vocational, life and leisure skills through the age of 22.

  • Fremd girls gymnastics coach named IHSA coach of the year Apr 25, 2014 5:13 PM
    Fremd High School girls gymnastics Coach Elissa Ference has been named the 2014 Illinois High School Association Girls Gymnastics Coach of the Year. The Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 Board of Education recognized Ference for her statewide honor at its meeting Thursday. “Anyone in here who’s had an opportunity to watch her coach ... she is outstanding,” Superintendent Nancy Robb said.

  • Palatine-Schaumburg District 211 to spend $29 million on pools Apr 25, 2014 1:46 PM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 school board members Thursday approved $29 million in contracts for the reconstruction of all five high schools' swimming pools over three years. The first phase will concentrate on the replacement of the Conant High School pool in Hoffman Estates, beginning this summer and lasting into the 2014-15 school year.

  • District 211 issuing iPads to all students Apr 24, 2014 8:14 AM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 will issue iPads to every student and teacher at its seven schools in August after a gradual buildup of its “One-to-One” technology program over the past two school years. After hearing a report on the program’s successful implementation, school board members voted unanimously to start a three-year lease with Apple to buy 6,380 more iPads than the 7,000 the district already owns.

  • Conant High School develops old glass-plate images of Schaumburg Apr 21, 2014 1:17 PM
    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.

  • Images: Conant’s restoring Pfingsten pictures Apr 21, 2014 9:20 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.

  • Schaumburg High School takes state debate title Apr 18, 2014 9:40 PM
    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 26 Apr 16, 2014 4:35 PM
    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.

  • Dist. 211 Brand Statement more noticeable in buildings Apr 11, 2014 10:03 PM
    “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.

  • Retired teacher helps homeless across the country one pair of socks at a time Apr 4, 2014 1:49 PM
    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.

  • Teen entrepreneurs make their best pitch Apr 1, 2014 1:45 PM
    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 H.S. food students see science of chocolate demo Mar 26, 2014 12:57 PM
    Palatine High School Chemistry of Foods students had a sweet opportunity to learn about the science behind working with chocolate.

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