Awards and Recognition

Harper Names 41 Students as One Million Degree Scholars

Forty-one low-income Harper College students have been selected to become One Million Degrees Scholars. OMD empowers community college students to excel academically, and ensures that they are well prepared to enter the workforce in diverse and meaningful careers. OMD Scholars are graduating from community colleges at a rate of 70 percent – three times the […]

Prospect Senior Leads State Organization

Lauren Becherer, a Prospect High School student, has been elected to lead the Illinois Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) – the first student chosen for the presidency from the northern half of the state. Becherer is representing Illinois as a voting delegate with FCCLA officers from across the country. Read […]

D211 Applied Tech Teacher Finalist for State Award

Fremd High School Applied Technology Teacher Steve Elza is one of 12 finalists for 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year.  The State Board annually sponsors theThose Who Excel awards to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the state’s public and non-public schools. Read More  

Barrington fifth-grader’s essay takes 1st at state DAR competition

Written as a letter to her brother during the Revolutionary War, character Sarah Matherson describes how her life has changed since her brother left their farm to fight the British. She finds herself taking on his chores, has less time for school, and feeds and cares for patriot soldiers that pass by the farm. Christina […]

Illinois Teacher of the Year 2013 is District 211 Brian Curtin

When Schaumburg High School English Teacher Brian Curtin was named the 2012-2013 Illinois Teacher of the Year, little did he know what to expect. Since the announcement in October 2012, Curtin said he is experiencing opportunities he never would have thought possible. Read More

Winning Alliance at the WildStang VEX Robotic Tournament Headed to State Competition

December 11, 2013 The winning alliance in the VEX Robotics Regional event on December 7 at Rolling Meadows High School is comprised of two teams from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and Niles North High School in Skokie. Two WildStang Robotics Teams advanced to the semifinals before being eliminated. Sponsored by the WildStang Robotics Team, which consists of […]

Eleven D211 Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Professional development of teachers is a vital source of academic innovation in the classroom. Throughout the years, many District 211 teachers have successfully completed the highest professional certification credentials in the teaching field. Read More

Hersey’s DECA Business Club Members Earn Top Places at State Competition

John Hersey High School’s DECA Business Club turned in an outstanding performance at the State DECA Competition, March 7- 9 , 2013. The Hersey business students competed against over 1,200 other high school students from around the state and brought home 21 medals in two different real-world business simulations and an economics and marketing exam.  […]

District 214 Technology Program Receives Recognition in 2013 Magna Awards

The American School Board Journal, (NSBA), named District 214’s program, Technology Innovation That Works, as an Honorable Mention Recipient in the magazine’s Magna Awards 2013 recognition program. District 214’s entry will be cited, along with the winning programs, in a special supplement to the May 2013 issue of the American School Board Journal.