Band, new facilities welcome District 211 students back to school

  • Wade Behrens of the Schaumburg High School band plays trombone Thursday morning as students arrive at the school for the first day of classes there and at all of the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 campuses.

      Wade Behrens of the Schaumburg High School band plays trombone Thursday morning as students arrive at the school for the first day of classes there and at all of the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 campuses. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • The student band plays on the front steps of Schaumburg High School Thursday morning as their classmates arrive for the first day of classes there and at all the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 campuses.

      The student band plays on the front steps of Schaumburg High School Thursday morning as their classmates arrive for the first day of classes there and at all the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 campuses. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Students check out the iTech support center inside the new media center at Schaumburg High School on the first day of classes Thursday there and at all the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 campuses.

      Students check out the iTech support center inside the new media center at Schaumburg High School on the first day of classes Thursday there and at all the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 campuses. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Students visit the new media center at Schaumburg High School on the first day of classes Thursday. The media center is part of an ambitious capital improvement program ongoing in the district.

      Students visit the new media center at Schaumburg High School on the first day of classes Thursday. The media center is part of an ambitious capital improvement program ongoing in the district. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 8/27/2015 2:55 PM

Greeted by their classmates in the marching band playing on the front steps, students arrived at Schaumburg High School early Thursday morning as classes resumed throughout Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211.

The school district is in the midst of an ambitious capital improvement program, and Schaumburg High School students were able to check out a recently completed new media center for the first time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The summer also allowed for the completion of the new Higgins Education Center, just east of Hoffman Estates High School, where many of the district's special education programs will now be housed under one roof. An open house for the public will be held at center, 1030 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates, from 4 to 7 p.m. next Thursday, Sept. 3.

The district also is replacing the swimming pools at all five high schools, though the one at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates is the only one already done.

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