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Golden Apple, a leader in advancing the teaching profession in Illinois for 28 years, has proudly announced that Hampshire High School Band & Orchestra Teacher Helen Lawrence is a finalist for the 2013 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching.  Mrs. Lawrence was selected from a pool of 510 nominations and 215 applicants from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

Welcome back from what we hope was a restful and enjoyable break!  Relay For Life of District 300 is coming up 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday-Saturday, April 19-20, inside Hampshire High School, but there's still time to get involved and get inspired!  It’s fun, it’s festive, and it makes a huge difference in the fight against cancer. Hundreds of D300 students, staff, parents, and community members of all ages have already donated or signed up to participate in this district-wide event, which is now in its fifth year.

Click here to view the performance booklet for The 42nd Annual D300 Solo and Ensemble Contest. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville.  


Join your favorite teachers today (Thursday, Feb. 28) for the 3rd Annual LEAD 300 Blood Drive, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at Westfield Community School: 2100 Sleepy Hollow Road in Algonquin.  Appointments preferred, but walk in's welcome!  Select your slot at and click in the "Warm Hearts Club" box.  (You will need to create a donor account and then sign in.  Find the LEAD blood drive by entering “Algonquin” for the city and “2/28” for the date.) Questions?

1:30 p.m. Notice: Due to the weather, all school-sponsored, after-school activities are hereby cancelled throughout D300 today.  Your patience with busing delays this afternoon will be appreciated.  Thank you.

February is Black History Month, and District 300 students, families and staff of all backgrounds are celebrating and learning about its significance.

Over 50 students from all three D300 high schools (Dundee-Crown, Hampshire, and Jacobs) spent their day off on Monday, Feb. 18 (Presidents’ Day), on a field trip to the DuSable Museum of African-American History in Chicago.  The special outing was organized by the D300 African-American Parent Advisory Committee (AAPAC) in partnership with D300 Administration. 

It was the fulfillment of a dream –  the latest chapter in the unfolding story of the new Hampshire High School.  It was simultaneously a tribute to the past, celebration of the present, and bellwether of the future.  It was, in a word, inspiring. 

A larger-than-life mural was unveiled Monday morning (Feb. 11) at Hampshire High School as a special gift from the Class of 2013.  Click here to see photos of the big reveal.

We're glad you're here!  Whether or not you currently have children in our schools, here you will find links to important information for learning about and getting involved in D300.

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