It’s All About Options
Last week I gave you some information about the Power of 15, which is the idea that students are more successful if they leave high school with 15 college credits in their pocket. This week, I’d like to tell you about another way that Harper College is working with Fremd High School and District 211 to provide options for our students.
Targeting freshmen, it’s called the Promise Scholarship. Essentially, Harper College will provide free tuition to students who meet prescribed requirements for attendance, rigor, quality, persistence, and community service throughout their career at Fremd.
You will be receiving more information from us about this opportunity. The application period begins October 15. For now, take some time to explore the hyperlink above, and talk to your freshman student about this wonderful opportunity.
Highlights and Successes
I often list the most recent highlights at Fremd. I thought you might also enjoy seeing the season-at-a-glance highlights for each of our varsity sports teams.
Girls Swimming and Diving:
4-1 in dual meets
Undefeated in MSL
Boys Cross Country:
Conference Record 3 – 1
Crystal Lake Invite Record 1st out of 17 teams
Peoria First to the Finish Invite 11th out of 45 teams
4-0 in Conference
4-1 Overall for Duel Meets
2nd place at the Rockford Invite
Last week broke 2 school records.
52 yd. field goal
59 pts scored in a game
Girls Cross Country
Conference Record 1-2
Peoria First to the Finish Invite 25th out of 40 teams
Warren Invite Varsity 7th out of 21 teams
- Congratulations to Coach Joe Marcin and the Girls Cross Country Team on their 7th place finish at the Warren Blue Devil Invite: Nora Finegan 11th, Linda Varela 17th, Monica Zawisza 38th, and Megan Benka 40. Varsity finished 7th out of 21 teams.
- Congratulations to Coach Lauren Hall and the Girls Varsity Tennis Team on taking 2nd place at the Rolling Meadows Invite.
- Congratulations to Coach Christine Vlaming and the Girls Golf Team on placing 2nd at the Guilford Golf Invite. Haezi Jung placed 4th with a score of 72 and Jaehee Hur took 5th place with a score of 74.
- Congratulations to the following 2016 National Merit Program Commended Students: Michael Arbour, Akcan Balkir, Jenny Chu, Karishma Desai, Nathan Du, Mark Guo, Kellie Halloran, Isabella Iaccino, Alexander Johnson, Veronica Jung, Kartik Kansal, Byungjun Kwak, Lauren Lin, Melissa Nakazawa, Nathan Narasimhan, Vibha Panthasarathy, Bradley Posdal, Nicole Ricken, Corey Shultz, Colleen Sweeney, Caleb Vail, William Wang and Michael Zhou.
Upcoming Home Activities and Varsity Events
FMA Trivia Night - Student Cafeteria, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Fremd Football @ Conant - 7:30 p.m.
Student Congress Tournament - 6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Girls Tennis Invitational @ Prospect High School - 8:00 a.m.
Boys Cross Country vs. Bartlett @ Sunrise Park - 9:00 a.m.
Boys Soccer @ Buffalo Grove - 11:00 a.m.
Band Fall Showcase Concert - Cafeteria, 6:00/7:30 p.m.
Boys Golf vs. Prospect @ Mt. Prospect Golf Club -3:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer vs. Schaumburg H.S. - 7:00 p.m.
Boys Golf @ Makray Memorial Golf Club - 8:30 a.m.
Girls Conference Meet @ Fox Run Golf Course - 8:30 a.m.
Girls Tennis @ Palatine H.S. - 4:30 p.m.
Girls Volleyball vs. Conant - 6:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer @ Rolling Meadows H.S. - 6:30 p.m.
Powder Puff Game - Stadium, 7:00 p.m.
Girls Golf Invitational vs. Maine South @ Willow Hill Golf Course - 4:00 p.m.
Boys Cross Country @ Harper College - 4:30 p.m.
Girls Swimming & Diving @ Schaumburg H.S. - 4:30 p.m.
Girls Tennis vs. Schaumburg - 4:30 p.m.
Girls Cross Country @ Harper College - 4:45 p.m.
Girls Volleyball @ Palatine H.S. - 6:00 p.m.
For a more complete list, please visit our Athletics Page.
Name: Colene Brockman
Position: Assistant Principal
Years at Fremd:3 years
Life Before Fremd: I grew up in a suburb of Detroit, MI and attended the University of Michigan for undergrad. I moved to the Chicagoland area in 2012 and earned my Masters in Administration and Leadership at DePaul University. Prior to arriving at Fremd, I spent three years in Katy, TX teaching English and coaching tennis.
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading when I can find the time, working out, and traveling. I am also a serious Michigan Football fan, and I am hoping that Harbaugh can turn the program around in the next few years.
Insider Tip for Parents: Follow @FremdVikings on Twitter. It is a great way to stay up to date on all academic, athletic, activity, and event related things at Fremd!
Ask the Principal
Q: What improvements have you seen as a result of the parking lot renovation?
A: The renovations addressed several issues with our parking lot: flow in/out of the lot, limited student parking, and a wall that caused access and safety issues (especially in the winter months). It is definitely an upgrade compared to our former setup: I have only received positive comments from parents about the traffic flow. We were able to add roughly 20 more student spots and 7-8 more Visitor parking spots. And we got rid of the wall and stairs. Next on the agenda: figure out a way to triple our parking.
Q: Last week you mentioned that Fremd has over 40 AP and/or Dual Credit courses. Where can I find a list?
A: Good question. This list is currently under construction, and I hope to be able to provide something for you soon. In the meantime, you can search for AP and dual credit options in our Curriculum Guide, which is organized by departments.
Are you curious about something at Fremd but have never asked? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your question is pertinent to a wider audience, I will include it in the next blog post.