Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Fremd and Palatine high schools competed at the state badminton tournament last weekend.
Local qualifying girls high school badminton teams competed last weekend for the state title. Locally, Fremd High School's badminton fared the best, tying with Naperville High School for a second place finish at the state tournament with 12 points, according to the Illinois High School Association website. Thornton Fractional South in Lansing won the state title with 16.5 points. Fremd's Angela Wu was among the top finishers in the singles badminton competition. She finished in sixth place overall. Fremd's Kelly Owens also competed in the singles competition, making it to the semifinals of the consolation bracket before being knocked out by Wu. In the pairs competition, Fremd's Rina Seo and Momoka Shimizu made it to the semifinals of …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Palatine High School stole the show at their sectional meet placing first overall.
Several Palatine High School girls track and field athletes will be headed to the state meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston this Thursday through Saturday. The Palatine High School girl's track and field time placed first overall at their home sectional meet on May 10 with a total score of 116.5, according to preliminary results posted on the IHSA website. Finishing behind Palatine was Barrington High School, with a score of 74 points; and Warren Township High School, with a score of 66 points. Fremd High School also competed at the Palatine sectional but no Fremd students qualified for the state meet, according to the preliminary results on the IHSA website. The following Palatine track athletes qualified for state at …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Fremd Vikings lose to Rolling Meadows Mustangs 27-14 Friday night, the Daily Herald reports.
The Fremd Vikings lost 27-14 to the Rolling Meadows Mustangs in a Mid-Suburban League crossover Friday night. The Vikings (2-2) made moves up the field, according to the Daily Herald, Fremd’s quarterback, Sam Beutler completed 17-of-30 passes for 235 yards and 2 touchdowns but the Vikings made too many mistakes to come out on top. The Mustangs (3-1) forced 6 turnovers, had 5 sacks and 5 passes batted down, the Daily Herald reports. Playing at Rolling Meadows Friday night, fans in both Viking and Mustang fans wore orange in honor of to former Fremd student Brian Larsen, who passed away last year after a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis, the Daily Herald reports.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The district's director of food service has binders filled with nutritional information available to parents and students.
It’s no surprise that students generally don’t like the food that’s served in the school cafeteria. But a recent video made by a couple of Fremd High School students about their high school lunch program is getting the attention of parents and administrators. In the video, the students said they couldn’t get access to school lunch nutritional information when they asked for it. “The students didn’t get the information they were asking for because they didn’t go to the right people,” said Associate Superintendent David Torres. Although nutritional information is not on the district's website or published with the food that is served, Torres said the information is available from the director of food services. School officials also said that…
Friday, April 13, 2012
The YouTube video description reads "Schools don't have nutrition or health facts posted anywhere, and some of them might surprise you..."
Friday, April 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Township High School District 211 does not use the food additive known as 'pink slime' in its lunches.
Township High School District 211 does not use the food additive known as 'pink slime' in its school lunches. The additive, which consists of spare beef trimmings treated with ammonium hydroxide, has been in the news lately. The Huffington Post reported that McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King will not use it. On March 8, District 211 put out a statement regarding 'pink slime,' explaining that the additive is not used in school lunches. District 211 has five schools, including Fremd and Palatine high schools. "It's something we wanted to head off," District 211 spokesperson Tom Peterson said. "Based on media reports we thought there might be some questions from the public." District 211 issued its statement about 'pink slime' the same …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The Fremd track and field team recently donated items to help Journeys from PADS to HOPE.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Chicago Tribune reports that Fremd beat Waukegan in the 4A regional semifinal.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Fremd student Priyal Amin raised enough money to pay for an Automated External Defibrillator for the Hoffman Estates Fire Department.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Fremd High Student Priyal Amin raised money to pay for an Automated External Defibrillator for the Hoffman Estates Fire Department. The following is Amin's story as submitted by Township High School District 211: In Priyal Amin’s words: Ever since I was a child, I had a terrible fear of fires. There was no specific reason or cause for my fear; it was just something that happened. It came to the point where I would have nightmares and just would not sleep, as I feared the possibility of a fire occurring at home. One night, our fire detectors started going off and we called the fire department. Since I live in Hoffman Estates, the Hoffman Fire Department responded. They came and checked everything out in our house. It appeared that we had …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Fremd's 20th straight state appearance ended in a fourth place finish.
Fremd and Sydney Plichta made the most out of the Vikings’ state-record 20th consecutive appearance at the state finals. Plichta, who is a freshman, finished tied for third on the parallel bars. Her performance along with Shannon Lemajeur, who was 21st in the all-around, gave Fremd a fourth-place finish with a 146.55. Carmel finished first in state for the third straight year. “It was really exciting,” said Plichta, who tied for third on the bars with a 9.50 and finished 7th on the beam. “It was extremely fun to be out there as a freshman. My team helped me so much.” The Vikings also got strong performances from Stephanie Uhrich and Stephanie Gallo, who both just missed qualifying on the bars along with Emily Pinderski and Christine Jensen…