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  • D211 fund balance is way out of balance Dec 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Mark Evenson urges the District 211 school board to adhere to the district's own policy on how much of a fund balance is prudent to have - versus how much is just plain excessive.

  • Gerald "Chic" Anderson, who was the athletic director at Palatine High School from 1969 to 1988, died Wednesday at age 84.

    Palatine High sports legend ‘Chic’ Anderson dies Dec 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    For more than 30 years, Gerald J. “Chic” Anderson was one of the pioneers clearing the way for athletic excellence during the booming growth period for Palatine Township District 211. And before he retired in 1988, Anderson had built a solid foundation at Palatine High School that still thrives today. Anderson, who died Wednesday at home at age 84 after a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, was a true champion of high school sports, according to family and friends, and his positive attitude and tireless work ethic were recognized throughout the state and by many national organizations.

  •  “Luna Unlaced,” a theatrical group, performs during Friday’s Latino Summit at Harper College in Palatine.

    Latino students inspired to success by Harper summit Nov 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Nestor Zavala came to the U.S. at 10 years old knowing success would be a lot harder for him than most of his peers. His broken English attracted bullies. He didn’t particularly like school. His family was poor. It wasn’t until he attended one of the first Latino Summits at Harper College that he realized higher education would be the gateway. “I didn’t know what college was until that event,” Zavala said. “I was inspired. I told myself, ‘I want to be like that.’”

  •  The Fremd High School community is making a difference. Students, staff, and community members are participating in a cereal drive to support the local Palatine Township Food Pantry. The fourth drive will run through Nov. 27.

    Fremd collects cereal for Palatine Twp. pantry Nov 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fremd High School students, staff, and community members are participating in an annual Cereal Drive to support the local Palatine Township Food Pantry.

  • Dist. 211 presents updated instructional vision Nov 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    In 2011, Palatine Schaumburg Township High School District 211 created a plan and vision that would ensure all of its students are college and career ready when they graduate. Since implementing that plan and making significant progress with student learning, the district has revisited its instructional vision and direction, and has developed new categories to work toward student success.

  • Let bullied report online, privatelyNov 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Conant senior Kelsey Vasilakis believes kids should have an online place to report if they are being bullied, and who the bully is.

  • 70 mph limit too dangerous here Nov 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Jae Pyun, a Conant senior, argues agains the 70 mph speed limit in the urban area, saying the faster the speed limit, the less time drivers have to react.

  • 12th Latino Summit for Northwest suburban students Nov 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Thirteen Northwest suburban high schools will participate in the 12th annual Latino Summit to be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Harper College. More than 400 Latino high school freshmen and sophomores will participate. The keynote speaker will be Jazmin Beltran, a multimedia journalist.

  • Palatine-Schaumburg Dist. 211 proposes increasing tax levy 1.2% Nov 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Palatine-Schaumburg District 211 school board voted 5-2 to approve the proposed 2013 property tax levy after hearing disgruntled residents speak out against it for a second time Thursday. You’re supposed to think critically what the administration is asking and think about everybody in the community,” said Vicky Wilson of Palatine.

  • Passing stopped school buses big concern in Dist. 211 Nov 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    During one week in the beginning of the year, bus drivers in Palatine Schaumburg High School District 211 noted 111 stop arm violations. “The biggest concern we have as school bus drivers and in the industry as a whole is stop arm violations,” said Raymond Gawron, director of Transportation and Driver Education at Palatine Schaumburg High School District 211. “There is no way to protect kids from stop arm violations."

  • How to start a business geared to teens Nov 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    High school students from Palatine Schaumburg District 211, Northwest Suburban District 214 and Barrington Area Unit District 220 will have the opportunity to learn about running and starting a business from experienced and successful entrepreneurs at an event Friday, Nov. 15.

  • Chinese cultural performance Friday in Arlington Heights Nov 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    To celebrate what they have learned in their Mandarin classes, students from three area school districts are coming together Friday for their first Chinese Student Cultural Performance. The 70-minute show will be 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in South Middle School’s Multi-Purpose Room, 400 S. Highland Ave., Arlington Heights.

  •  Visiting educators from Canada from left, Shelley Martsch-Litt, Pam Graham and Denise Emery are given a tour by Palatine High School principal Gary Steiger to learn about the school’s Commit to the Pirate program.

    Canadian educators visit Palatine HS to observe positive behavior program Nov 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    A group of Canadian educators visited Palatine High School Monday to take a look at the school’s Commit to the Pirate program, which supports positive behavior through the creation of uniform expectations and rewards for students. The program, implemented in 2011, was recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education’s Those Who Excel awards program.

  • District 211 fund balance needs to come down Nov 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Mark Evenson says District 211's strategy to take every penny it can under the tax cap is misguided given its "excessive" fund balance. "It needs to suspend any operational fund levy increase for a number of years to work down this ... balance and reach an appropriate levy level before resuming increases," he writes.

  • The Soapbox Nov 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors comment on good things happening in schools, from TV cameras rolling to true teamwork on the field, among other topics.

  • Daniel Cates

    Cates ‘elated’ to be next Dist. 211 superintendentNov 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    After spending his entire working career in District 211, Daniel Cates said Friday, he is "elated" to be the school board's choice for superintendent. “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to lead us into the future years,” he said.

  • The Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 school board chose Daniel E. Cates as its next superintendent, effective July 1, 2014. District 211’s associate superintendent for administrative services will replace Superintendent Nancy N. Robb, who will retire after 34 years in the district.

    District 211 selects Daniel Cates as next superintendentOct 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board decided to hire its next superintendent from within by choosing Daniel E. Cates as its next superintendent.

  • Proposed District 211 levy $2.5 million more than 2012 Oct 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board of education reviewed the proposed 2013 property tax levy for the first time Thursday night. More than 30 residents were in attendance at the meeting, including some who held protest signs that read messages like “Do not raise our taxes” and “Stop being greedy.” The total 2013 levy will amount to $212.2 million, an increase of $2.5 million — or 1.2 percent — over the 2012 total levy extension.

  • Dist. 211 hosts art college and career expo Oct 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 is hosting its art college and career expo from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Hoffman Estates High School, 1100 W. Higgins Road. Several college representatives and professionals in varying art fields will be in attendance to speak with District 211 students.

  • Dist. 211 Foundation launches online auction fundraiser Oct 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 Foundation has launched an online auction to raise money for educator innovation grants that will directly benefit students. There are more than 220 items available for auction, including dining destinations, golf outings, spa experiences, family fun activities and theme baskets. The auction will run from Thursday, Oct. 10, until Sunday, Oct. 20, on eBay. Direct links to the items and more information can be found on the foundation’s website.

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