Third graders celebrated African American History month in February by learning about the African culture. The students watched as guest speaker Chapuchi Ahiagble, a Master Weaver from Denu, Ghana, shared about the art of weaving. Students learned about the trade of weaving and how the art of weaving is passed on from generation to generation. Students not only viewed Chapuchi weaving in his loom, but they were also able to help the master weaver create a beautiful piece of art.
Fremont Middle School's MathCounts club competed recently at the College of Lake County. Twenty schools competed. MathCounts is a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement. Students who competed were Scott Haseman, Ryan Ray, Abbie Lukas and Nicholas Baginski. MathCounts coach is Doug Knox. The math team is scheduled to compete at Mundelein High School and Stevenson in the near future.
The Fremont Board of Education recognized Dan Wagner, district supervisor of buildings and grounds, for being one of the first individuals in Lake County to achieve the Certified Plant Maintenance Manager status through the Association for Facilities Engineering. Read the story here.
The Fremont Education Foundation and the district shared in the $33,000 cost of purchasing 30 laptop computers for Mrs. Poglayen. Exclusive access to the Internet has made it possible for this teacher to do away with paper and pencil projects and even the textbook to a large extent. Read the story here.