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  • Rolling Meadows’ Eileen Hart named region’s Principal of the Year

    Rolling Meadows principal Eileen Hart was selected as Principal of the Year by the North Cook Region of the Illinois Principals Association. The annual Horace Mann/IPA High School Principal of the Year Awards recognize outstanding high school administrators who provide high quality learning opportunities for students.

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  • D214 Special Olympics team show skills in Night of Hoops event

    The D214 Special Olympics team showed off their skills in the Night of Hoops event at Hersey High School. This annual event is held with Barrington High School, but the host school switches every other year. It serves as a fundraiser for Special Olympics Region B in the northwest suburbs.

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  • Hersey student in the fast lane to success through apprenticeship

    Abraham Lopez is the latest in a long line of District 214 students to pursue their career interest at Arlington Heights Ford. The John Hersey High School student became an apprentice auto technician at Arlington Heights Ford last summer. Lopez graduated a semester early and now is working full time at the dealership, while working on his industry training and certification.

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  • Twenty D214 music students selected for All-State honors

    Twenty students from High School District 214 schools have been selected to perform at this year’s Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) All-State Festival, the highest honor a high school musician can achieve. All-State musicians will travel to Peoria, IL from January 25-28, 2023 to participate in the Illinois Music Education Conference.

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  • Student takes control of her future through D214 Specialized School

    When Madelin Luna first arrived in District 214 as an incoming junior, she faced challenging adjustments. During the pandemic, she had been taking all her classes remotely at her previous school—and loved it. But entering the 2021-22 school year, remote classes were no longer an option. The transition felt a bit overwhelming. She felt anxious.

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  • PHS helps Chicago radio host discover his future

    From the Prospect High School stage to the Chicago airwaves, Chris Petlak is the host of The Morning MIX on 101.9fm The MIX. The 2004 graduate takes us behind the scenes and has advice for students pursuing a career in entertainment. 

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  • Students turn grant into food for families

    How do you feed a planet whose population will reach 9 billion in the next 15 years? Here at home, how do you help those in need access affordable, healthy food?

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  • Endorsements signal D214 student readiness

    For a student, earning a Pathway Endorsement is a lot like earning a driver’s license: Just like a driver’s license is a signal to the world that a student has put in hard work on multiple fronts, and is ready to get behind the wheel, a Pathway Endorsement signals to colleges and prospective employers that a student is ready for postsecondary success in a chosen field.

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D214 News

  • Superintendent Leadership Transition

    After 18 years, Superintendent Dr. David Schuler is leaving his position at District 214 to serve as the next executive director of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). As the District wishes him well on his new endeavors, the Board of Education is tasked with appointing a successor.

    Dr. Kenneth Arndt and Dr. Lazaro Lopez have been appointed as Co-Interim Superintendents to lead the District as the board continues its search.

    The District is seeking the community's input to help prioritize the desired characteristics of the next superintendent. Please complete this survey HERE by Wednesday, February 1.

    For a list of community forums and the latest updates on the process, click HERE.

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  • Celebrating Dr. Schuler

    Please join us for a special farewell reception honoring Superintendent Dave Schuler for his contributions and 18 years of leadership in District 214. Wish him well on his new and exciting journey on Thursday, February 9 at 5:30-7pm at Forest View Educational Center. Presentation and remarks begin at 6pm. Click HERE to RSVP.

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  • Fund your future

    Applications are now open for Education Foundation Scholarships. In addition to the Redefining Ready! Scholarship, there are many other awards ranging from $500 to $8,000 for students with various interests and post-secondary plans. To learn more and apply, go to 214foundation.org/scholarships. The deadline is March 17.

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D214 Facts

  • 140Co-curricular opportunities

  • 44,000Average annual potential college credits earned

  • 11,895Number of students 2020-2021

  • 1,112Class of 2021 composite SAT score (out of 1600)

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