Friday, February 10, 2017

The Parking Edition

Parking: Fremd’s Waterloo

Recently, the Palatine Police Department has deployed license plate recognition technology to monitor public parking, including the Fremd High School parking lot. As a result, we have discovered MANY parking violations subject to fines from the village.

Moving forward, a student’s second semester parking permit tag number needs to correspond with the license plate registered with the school. If the second semester permit number and the license plate the school has on file do not match, a student could receive a parking ticket from the Palatine Police Department.
Additionally, the Palatine Police Department will not be issuing any more warnings for vehicles that do not have the proper second semester parking permit displayed. Please make sure your student’s second semester permit is displayed at all times or they could be subject to a parking ticket from the Palatine Police Department.

Any student found to be misusing their parking pass privileges--making duplicates, allowing a friend to use the pass, selling the pass to another student--may be subject to a parking pass suspension or revocation. Fraudulent parking passes, including forgeries and parking passes bought on the secondary market, will be confiscated.

Highlights and Successes:
  • Congratulations to Coach Katie Giegler and the Fremd Speech Team on being Regional Champions and qualifying 12 of 15 events for the Sectional Tournament..  Award winners include:  Ben mathew - 1st place, Poetry Reading;  Brian rosenwinkel & paige Dirkes Jacks - 1st Humorous Duet Acting;  Brian Rosenwinkel - 1st place, Original Comedy;  Jack Rosenwinkel - 1st place, Extemporaneous speaking;  Katie Haggett - 1st place, Prose Reading;  Paige Dirkes Jacks - 1st place Dramatic Interpretation; Ben Mathew & Joey Barrett - 2nd place, Dramatic Duet Acting; Devin Dionne - 2nd place, Radio Speaking; Katie Haggett - 2nd place, Humorous Interpretation; Performance in the Round - 2nd place; Jack Rosenwinkel - 3rd place, Impromptu Speaking; and Kellie Liu - 3rd place, Special Occasion Speaking.
  • Congratulations to the following State qualifying BPA members:  Ranking 1st at the BPA Regional:  Anthony Aigner, Max Chan, Bryan Piento, Daniel Piento - Video Production Team A;  Liana Bagel, Emily Baker, Kate Bodensteiner, Marta Cholewa - Web Site Design Team A;  Priyal Gosar - Presentation Management Individual;  Haisam Hachem, Hari Yagatili - Small Business Management Team B;  Lydia Hahm - Banking & Finance and Medical Office Procedures; Maegan Jong - Extemporaneous Speech and Prepared Speech; Aakash Lilaramani, Anshu Nidamanuri - Small Business Management Team B;  Yulia Odinokova - Entrepreneurship; Tim Okonek - Business Law and Ethics - Pilot; Vikas Reddy - Economic Research Individual; Andrew Ruan, Shun Yamamoto, Kristine Yim, Mingda Zhang - Economic Research Team B; and Jason Yim - Graphic Design Promotions.  Ranking 2nd at the BPA Regional:  Ryan Arbour, Darian Gerasta, Kyle Ingram - Parliamentary Procedure Team A;  Javen Joerger, Colin Moody, Alyssa Ricken, Mia Robben, Ian Wojcik - Broadcast News Production Team A; Brandon Matuszcyzak, Peter Opinante, Michael Parzynski - Broadcast News Production Team A; Grace Miller, Shreya Tewari, Aidan Voehringer, Katherine Wu - Presentation Management Team B; Yulia Odinokova - Advanced Interview Skills; Nathan Stevens - Presentation Management Individual; Shun Yamamoto - Interview Skills; Mingda Zhang - Extemporaneous Speech.  Ranking 3rd at the BPA Regional:  Daniel Piento - Payroll Accounting; Sarah Yoon - Legal Office Procedures; Ranking 4th  at the BPA Regional:  Adarsh Muralidharan - Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications; Shreya Tewari - Fundamental Accounting; Kristine Yim - Fundamental Word Processing; Ranking 5th  at the BPA Regional:  Katherine Wu - Banking & Finance.
  • Congratulations to Coach Paul Hardy and The Fremd Robotics Club on having two robots that placed in the top 8 out of 40 other robots last weekend at the District 214 Robot Rumble.  The team also won the Fan Favorite Award for the competition.
  • Congratulations to the following 2017 National Merit Finalists:  Naman Agarwal, Ruchi Nitin Chitgopekar, Praneet Dara, Priyal Gosar, Emma Liu, Kevin Liu, Koumani Niowe-Fankam, Adam Quinn, Mingda Zhang, and Christopher Zhu.

Upcoming Home Activities and Varsity Events

February 10
Boys Wrestling Sectional Semifinals @ Barrington H.S. - 4:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball @ Hoffman Estates H.S. - 7:30 p.m.
February 11
Boys Wrestling Sectional Finals @ Barrington H.S. - 9:00 a.m.

Girls Bowling Sectional @ Arlington Lanes - 9:00 a.m.

Boys Track & Field Invitational @ Wheaton North H.S. - 1:00 p.m.

Boys Swimming & Diving Conference @ Conant H.S. - 1:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball vs. Lake Forest @ Deerfield H.S. - 4:30 p.m.
February 13
D211 Honors Orchestra Concert @ HEHS, 7:00 p.m.
February 14
Girls Track & Field @ Glenbrook South H.S. - 4:30 p.m.
February 15
Band Benefit Dinner/Concert - Cafe/Auditorium, 6:00/7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball Regional @ Barrington H.S. - 6:00 p.m.
February 16
Girls Basketball Regional @ Barrington H.S. - 7:00 p.m.

Boys Wrestling State @ State Farm Center, Champaign - 7:30 p.m.
February 17
Girls Bowling State

For a more complete list, please visit our Athletics Page.

Staff Spotlight

Name: Jim Aikens
Position: Science Teacher, Head Boys Track Coach, Assistant Boys Cross Country Coach
Years at Fremd: Started @ Fremd in 1985, Retiring 2017 = 32 years
Life Before Fremd: I received my education degree from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. I taught science and  coached football & track at Marlboro High School, Marlboro, NJ. I also taught science and coached soccer & track at Conant High School, Hoffman Estates, IL.
Hobbies/Interests: Riding my motorcycle whenever possible. Traveling around our great country visiting the amazing national parks. Coaching the shot put & discus events.
Insider Tip for Parents: Really encourage your child to get involved in some aspect of high school.  I strongly feel for the students to get the most out of their high school experience they must buy into something. It’s the old adage “the more you put into something the more you get out of it”.

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