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  • Dist. 211 Continuing Ed registration starts Aug. 18 Aug 12, 2014 2:39 PM
    The District 211Continuing Education course catalog is available online for fall 2014 and offers a wide-range of courses that cater to individual’s interests and skill-building needs. Registration will begin on Monday, Aug. 18.

     
  • Palatine High School alum named head softball coach Aug 5, 2014 2:05 PM
    Nicole Pauly was named head softball coach at Palatine High School. Pauly, a 2006 Palatine High School graduate and an assistant coach at the school this past season, replaces Jeff Manz at the helm of the Pirates softball program.

     
  • Dist. 211 adopts healthier food options to meet new regulations Aug 1, 2014 11:42 AM
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has encouraged schools to provide nutritious food. Significant changes enacted this year mean menu items will have lower fat levels, fewer calories and primarily consist of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean proteins. “Providing students with a variety of healthy options is beneficial for their future,” said Mary O’Connor, District 211 director of food services.

     
  • Conant H.S. to celebrate 50th Sept. 20 Jul 30, 2014 6:13 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.

     
  • Editorial: Homeless education funding scarce but needed Jul 29, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editorial: For the fifth year, money for helping schools identify and help homeless students got left out of the state budget, but it doesn't take a lot of money to have a big impact.

     
  • 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$1.06 million fighting the tax appeals of commercial property owners, winning back $12.25 million from settled and withdrawn challenges.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.

     
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