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, February 11, 2013
A forum on preventing football head injuries hosted by State Rep. Carole Sente will be held at Vernon Hills High School on Monday, Feb. 25.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) recently approved new rules for the 2013 football seaons in an effort to minimize player injuries related to helmets coming off during the game. As a follow-up to last year’s rules change requiring players to sit out one play if their helmet comes off while the ball is live, the NFHS Football Rules Committee approved three additional rules that are extensions of that change. An illegal personal contact foul was added to Rule 9-4-3 to state that “no player or nonplayer shall initiate contact with an opposing player whose helmet has come completely off.” “Player safety has been and will continue to be the top priority for members of the NFHS Football Rules Committee,” said Brad…
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
How to successfully transition your kids to a new kindergarten, middle school or high school.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Sue Kirchner
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
If your child is headed to kindergarten, middle school or high school this year, they may be nervous about what to expect. These are big transitions! Whether your child is excited and eager to go to the new school or anxious and unsure, here are some tips to smooth the transitions and start the year off right. Don’t Miss Orientations. No matter what grade your kids are entering this year, be sure to attend Back-to-School Nights and Meet the Teacher(s) events before school starts. It makes a huge difference to see a friendly face on the first day of school. Be relaxed but excited. Kids can sense any anxiety you may be feeling, so be sure to talk positively about school. Don’t ask them if they are nervous if they haven’t even considered …
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Both schools’ varsity football teams have overcome problems this season to make the second round of the playoffs
After two first round wins, Palatine and Fremd high schools appear to be hitting their stride. And it couldn't have come at a better time. It is a tale of two teams, one city and lessons about salvaging a season after facing what seemed like insurmountable odds. If Palatine and Fremd win their respective second round playoff games Saturday, they'll face each other the following week. What follows is a look at where both teams are, what they've overcome and where it is they would like to go. Just over three weeks ago Palatine (6-4) had lost their second consecutive conference game, and a team that appeared to be a shoe-in for the playoffs was in a must-win situation. Two short weeks and two improbable wins later, Palatine looks to have …