High School District 214
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Becky Kinnee, the teaching and learning facilitator at Wheeling High School, won first prize in the national Teach Plus Project SPARK Innovation Contest. This award is given to educators who reinvented education during the pandemic.
Making it to the Olympics is a life-long dream for many athletes, but it was one goal rhythmic gymnast Liza Merenzon did not have in mind.
The legacy of the late Dr. Elizabeth Ennis, District 214’s sixth superintendent, lives on through the annual Dr. Elizabeth A. Ennis Innovator Award. It is presented annually to an employee or team of employees who have demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of an idea to improve student learning and achievement.
Annie Lindgren, class of 2021, was recently named a second team All-American Water Polo Player by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association.
After participating in last month’s D214 Startup Showcase, the team from Buffalo Grove High School will compete in the National INCubatoredu Student Pitch competition.
D214 Approves Budget for 2021-22
On August 12, 2021, the District 214 Board of Education approved a balanced operating budget for the 2021-22 school year.
The majority of the $295.8 million total operating budget is spent on personnel costs, and also includes funds for supplies and ongoing construction projects such as roofing and curtain walls district-wide.
The approved spending budget is about 7% greater than the 2020-21 fiscal year, but the District also has $11 million in increased revenue this year as a result of federal relief funds and from participating in the national school lunch program.
For the past eleven years, District 214 has been presented with the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials.The complete budget report can be found here.
Two District 214 Administrators in New Roles for the 2021-2022 School Year
Keir Rogers, the current principal of the Specialized Schools, has been announced as the new principal of John Hersey High School effective immediately via an administrative reassignment. Valerie Norris, Assistant Principal for Students Services at Elk Grove High School, is being appointed as the new principal of the Specialized Schools. The unexpected moves come after Hersey Principal Gordon Sisson announced he will be taking a medical leave.
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Masks are Required for All Students, Staff and Visitors
On August 4, 2021, Governor Pritzker mandated that all individuals within Illinois school buildings must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. As a result, masks must be worn by all students, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, while inside D214 facilities.
2021-2022 Transportation FAQs
This fall, District 214 will continue with the shuttle model of transportation. We understand there are many questions. The Transportation Department has compiled a list of FAQs to address them. Should you still have any questions or concerns, please contact the Transportation Department at 847-718-7470.
Block Schedule Pilot
Having adopted block schedules during the 2020-2021 school year to better accommodate student and staff needs during hybrid learning, District 214 will now implement block schedules for all of its comprehensive high schools as a pilot program.
District 214 reached this decision after receiving positive feedback about this year’s schedule from students, parents and teachers and additional positive feedback by way of parent surveys. Additional details of the schedule and several potential advantages identified by District 214 may be found here.
After the pilot concludes, we will review data and once again survey students, parents and staff regarding future years’ schedules.
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100Dual credit courses offered
47,000Potential college credits earned in 2019
11,914Number of students 2019-2020
1081Class of 2020 composite SAT score (out of 1600)