News and Recognition

Where The Jobs Are

Where the jobs are: The new blue collar is the title of an October 1, 2014 USA TODAY article. We’re sharing this article, along with its embedded videos, so you can read it in its entirety. You’ll also be able to read a condensed version of The new blue collar in the October issue of […]

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 […]

Barrington Hosts Open House for Entrepreneurs

Students and parents interested in learning more about becoming true entrepreneurs are invited to an October 14, 2014 open house for the Incubator Program. Real-world entrepreneurs and business experts will serve as coaches and mentors guiding student teams through the process of  ideation, market research, and business plan development.   Read More  

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 […]

D214 Invites NECSS Students/Parents to Career Nights

High School District 214 invites students and parents from District 211 and 220 to three “Career Nights” throughout October and November at various high school sites in the district. Each night highlights professions in a variety of career clusters. Read More  

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 […]

District 211 hosts math, science conference for 5th-, 6th-grade girls

District. 211 hosts math, science conference for 5th-, 6th-grade girls Daily Herald, Posted 2/19/2014 3:45 PM Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 strives to introduce all of its students to various fields of study, and with an annual event, fifth- and sixth-grade girls get to explore mathematics, science, and engineering before they enter high school. The fourth annual […]

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 […]