Shark Tank Comes to District 211!
Student teams from Palatine, Fremd, Conant, Schaumburg, and Hoffman Estates will present their business ideas to community “sharks” for seed money to start real businesses!
Students enrolled in B397 Business Incubator have worked all year to develop a viable business idea. They have worked not only with their classroom teacher, but have had unprecedented support from community content-experts and mentors. The best teams from each school are selected to compete at the District Pitch Night for real funding.
Please join us on Monday, May 23 at 6:00 pm in the Conant High School auditorium! All students, parents, and community members are welcome! Please contact Patti Ertl at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Highlights and Successes:
- Congratulations to Coach Jeremy Herriges and the Girls Track Team on taking 2nd place at Glenbrook South invite.
- Congratulations to Coach Jim Aikens and the Boys Track Team on winning the Travis ABC Track Meet Invitational at Hersey High School.
- Congratulations to Coach Tim Hamman and the Boys Gymnastics Team on taking 3rd place at the Hawk Invite. Eric Barnd placed 2nd All Around, 2nd Pommel Horse, 2nd Vault, and 2nd High Bar.
- Congratulations to April English Student of the Month Kellie Halloran.
- Congratulations to the following Viking Pride recipients this week: Maxwell Chan, Joaquin Grace, Jr., Jesus Librado Nava, Liam MacGillivray, Amulya Malapaka, Imelda navarro, and Rebekah Seidman.
Upcoming Home Activities and Varsity Events
Boys Tennis Invitational @ Hersey H.S. - 3:00 p.m.
Girls Softball @ Elk Grove H.S. - 4:30 p.m.
Boys Baseball vs. Hersey H.S. - 4:30 p.m.
Boys Track & Field Invite @ Prospect H.S. - 4:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer @ Naperville N. H.S. - 5:00 p.m.
Girls Badminton Varsity Conference @ Fremd H.S. - 5:00 p.m.
Boys Gymnastics Conference @ Rolling Meadows H.S. - 6:00 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse @ Barrington H.S. - 7:30 p.m.
Boys Tennis Invitational @ Hersey H.S. - 8:00 a.m.
Boys & Girls Track & Field Relays @ Palatine H.S. - 8:30 a.m.
Girls Badminton Conference @ Fremd - 8:30 a.m.
Boys Tennis @ Crystal lake S. H.S. - 8:30 a.m.
Boys Baseball DH @ Cary Grove H.S. - 10:00 a.m.
Girls Soccer @ Naperville N. H.S.- 11:00 a.m.
Girls Water Polo Crossover - TBA
Girls Softball vs. Hersey H.S. - 4:30 p.m.
Boys Baseball vs. Palatine H.S. - 4:45 p.m.
Boys Volleyball vs. Stevenson H.S. - 6:00 p.m.
Boys Water Polo MSL Crossover @ Fremd - 6:00 p.m.
Girls Lacrosse vs. Carmel H.S. - 7:00 p.m.
Boys Tennis @ Palatine H.S. - 4:30 p.m.
Boys Volleyball vs. Conant H.S. - 6:00 p.m.
Girls Softball @ Rolling Meadows H.S. - 4:30 p.m.
Boys Baseball @ Palatine H.S. - 4:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer @ Wheeling H.S. - 4:30 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse @ Highland Park - 5:00 p.m.
Girls Lacrosse @ St. Viator - 5:30 p.m.
Boys Water Polo MSL Championship @ Buffato Grove H.S. - 7:00 p.m.
Girls Badminton Sectional @ Fremd - 4:00 p.m.
Boys Tennis vs. Hoffman Estates H.S. - 4:30 p.m.
For a more complete list, please visit our Athletics Page.
Ask the Principal
Q: What is a reasonable amount of time for a teacher to input grades? Get back to me by email?
A: Unfortunately, I have addressed these questions in prior issues of the blog. Keeping track of your student's academic progress should be a seamless process, without barriers. Our general rule is to respond to every email/voicemail within 24-48 hours (preferably 24). We tell teachers to make sure that multiple stakeholders--students, parents, counselors, administrators--have current information about student progress. "Current" is a subjective term, but it should be a rare incident where homework is not returned and/or grades are not communicated within a couple weeks. (Big papers and projects are exceptions to this rule.)
If you have emailed a staff member who does not reply, please notify the staff member's department chair, especially if it seems to be a trend with a particular teacher. In regard to grades, I'd encourage you to reach out to the teacher to express your desire to receive more frequent updates about your student's grades. Again, the department chair is a crucial link in this process.