District 79 Notes
Fremont PTO named Susan Hurley as the recipient of theExcellence in Volunteering Award honor this year.
Updated: July 22, 2012 6:07AM
district 79 notes
Contract approved for superintendent
The contract for Dr. Jill Gildea, superintendent of Fremont School District 79, was extended by five years, following unanimous school board approval this month. The contract begins July 1. Dr. Gildea is finishing her second year as superintendent of Fremont School District 79.
In the fall, the school board commissioned its administration to develop a Strategic Plan. The plan was the outcome of information provided by staff and parent focus groups, survey and achievement data. The board revisited its mission and articulated its vision of providing an exemplary education focused on whole child development, collaboration, and fiscal responsibility.
Dr. Gildea believes the outcome of the strategic plan will result in the following:
Working together to yield a safe, student-centered and future-focused learning organization.
Collaborating to create a seamless preschool through eighth grade educational experience for the benefit of each learner.
PTO announces winner
The Fremont PTO named Susan Hurley as the recipient of the EVA honor this year. The Excellence in Volunteering Award was established in 1991 to honor long-time Fremont volunteers whose last child is graduating from the district.
Mrs. Hurley volunteered in many capacities, including hospitality, fundraising, the holiday boutique, Ladies Night Out, book fairs, and cultural arts.
She began her volunteering at Fremont when her oldest son, Matthew, was in kindergarten. Matthew will be starting his sophomore year at the University of Virginia in the fall. Andrew will be a freshman at Mundelein High School in the fall.
Foundation hosts record-breaking fundraiser
Record sponsorship dollars, record donations, and record attendance are the trio of success stories the Fremont Education Foundation has achieved from its most recent golf fundraiser event held this month.
Guin Financial led the way to a truly amazing day of golf and a locally, star-studded night of fun as this firm was the event sponsor for the Fremont Education Foundation Golf, Dinner and Auction event. The rain ceased just in time for the scramble start. George McGuire, Dennis Bruns, Dave Hofflander, Eric Jensen team took first with a 12 under score of 60.
PSA Dewberry, CIC Corporation, and Pepper Construction all sponsored the event at the silver level. Christine Lee with RE/MAX, Harrison Wallace, and Events.org all sponsored the event at the bronze level. These sponsors helped defray the cost of the event, food and beverages. More importantly, their support will allow the foundation to fund more innovative and unique grants.
During the 2011-2012 school year, the Fremont Education Foundation supported over $25,000 in grants that included funding for rockets and robotics classes, Northern Illinois STEMfest event, iPads, Girls on the Run, a long jump/shot-put/discuss runway and sand pit, author nights, an Internet Safety Night, CPR for students, butterfly artwork, art tiles, and Promethean ActivBoards. A main objective of the Fremont Education Foundation is to grant funds to supplement and compliment educational opportunities that transcend traditional classroom activities.
Students receive school band awards
Fremont Middle School Band Director Brent Burger selected eighth graders Louis Bourque and Kaitlin Lambert to receive the school’s Outstanding Music Achievement Award for 2012. Eighth graders Jake Landry and Jaryd Pacis received the Outstanding Jazz Musician Award for 2012.
What people may not know about the Fremont band program:
•Five-hundred students participate in band, grades four through eight
•One-hundred students perform in jazz bands, grades five through eight
•Seventh grade band received a Division I rating at the district contest, which consists of players from three counties
•Seventh grade band received a Division II rating at state
•Eighth grade band received a Division I rating at the district contest
•Eighth grade band received a Division II rating at state
•Sixth grade jazz band received a Division I rating at the district level
•Sixth grade jazz band received a Division II rating at state
•Seventh grade jazz band received a Division I rating at the district level
•Seventh grade jazz band received a Division I rating at state
•Eighth grade jazz band received a Division I rating at the district level
•Eighth grade jazz band received a Division I rating at state
Third Trimester Honor Roll 2011-12
A Honor Roll (4.0 grade point average)
Sixth Grade: Isabelle Beauchamp, Jeffrey Bikus, Sydney Blackmer, Nina Bowser, Terri Doby, Ethan Ekstrom, Yasmeen Fathallah, Jacob Fordham, Colin Geary, Scott Haseman, Eva Holsen, Jack Housinger, Carolyne Im, Austin James, Jessica Kafka, Ana Koruna, Natasha Kumar, Kristen Lay, Hadlee Linane, Abigail Lukas, Madeline Martorana, Marissa Mazzone, Reagan McGinn, Sophia Mock, Phoebe Morris, Emily Nailor, Nicholas Pawlicki, Olivia Piotrowski, Cameron Pozzi, Peyton Pribyl, Sommer Ray, Rebecca Riekki, Quinn Rizzo, Michael Rogalski, Natalie Rutz, Jacquelin Shon, Marcelina Skowronski, Shane Stanley, Myah Strokosch, Kate Tobin, Anna Van Belleghem, James Willman, and Katie Wynn.
Seventh Grade: Rebecca Aguilera, Maggie Andreasen, Sarah Angelbeck, Sanika Bijawat, Bradley Brokamp, Eleanor Ceisel, Kristi Chernesky, Jean Choi, Caitlin Cook, James Corbin, John Dahlinger, Anna Desfor, Justine Eberhart, Alice Fang, Charles Fang, Allison Faulkner, Jessica Faulkner, Adriana Feijoo, Thomas Ferro, Jacob Franzen, Faith Jung, Joseph Kreis, Mackenzie Linane, Samantha Lococo, Alexander Loding, Emily Love, Hannah Mider, Paige Nierman, Jack OConnell, Jack Olorvida, Madeline Osmond, Natalia Ozymko, Emily Parduhn, Meera Patwardhan, Emily-Nicole Pease, Rose Poplawski, Tess Pribyl, Ryan Rizzo, Marco Rosales, Annabelle Schofield, Sandra Shaw, Katelyn Siltman, Samantha Slaughter, Hannah Speers, Evan Sun, McKenzie Theis, Amy Tian, Emily Tomlin, Joseph Van Belleghem, Steven Van Belleghem, Emily Vastis, Claire Whitemarsh, Victoria Willman, Annie Wu, Emily Wu, and Mitchell Zaprzalka.
Eighth Grade: Valerie Azcona, David Bailey, Anahi Barraza, Kathryn Bauer, Louis Bourque, Darin Chaichitatorn, Reilly Clatch, Josephine David, Madison Davis, Abigail Denson, Amanda Diaz, Anna Ferrigan, Natale Fiocchi, Trevor Fox, Kevin Fung, Taylor Ganan, Abigail Grein, Alexandrea Guiritan, Emily Hay, Matthew Herchenbach, Amanda Im, Shubhangi Joshi, Kyle Kasparian, Anthony Ko, Nathaniel Lee, Kathryn Lefebvre, Anastasiya Loos, Emily Manley, Madhavi Murali, Ashley Nensel, Valentina Novoa, Marisa Nuzzo, Jaryd Pacis, Christian Phillips, Patricia Porzycki, Lura Quandt, Aimee Rabeler, Rubi Rodriguez, Kaila Saunders, Sylwia Skutnik, Taylor Sloan, Marybeth Stone, Ajay Varadhan, and Courtney Wuss.
High Honor Roll (3.75 to 3.99 grade point average)
Sixth Grade: Ryan Abbott, Hannah Adams, Eliza Butler, Victor Canseco, Kaleb Carlson, Ian Figurski, Austin Green, Andrej Hromic, Kendall Job, Eubin Kim, Daniel Lee, Megan Lefebvre, Olivia Luck, Tommy Marcotte, Jonathan Martin, Ava Nachman, Emily Olson, Andrew Owens, Carter Pacis, Gertrude Marie Palillo, Breanna Park, Michael Pawlowski, Lauren Pinto, Alexis Richter, Mason Schaller, Haley Tokars, Kaitlin Wietecha, and Justin Winters.
Seventh Grade: Alexis Brown, Madison Bury, Nicole Casler, Nara Chong, Devon Cole, Nicholas Corrado, Samantha Cosmo, Payton Cousins, Joe Duffy, Emily Edicola, Paige Eifert, Samantha Faruzzi, Kaeleigh Foecking, Gregory Godellas, Alyssa Grandinetti, Eric Gross, Erin Grubb, Marina Hamm, Rachel Hansen, Kyle Klauss, Tyler Manley, Ann McGrath, Olivia Michalski, Will Michalski, Daniel Morrison, Lily OGorden, Jessica Peterson, Eric Pettett, Maysie Richter, Megan Schlebecker, Taylor Shanahan, Abbigale Sise, Madeleine Stafiej, Kenzie Toland, Marc Torres, Hannah Weiss, Tyler White, Yianni Wiechering, Amy Wikrent, Maggie Wittmann, and Sean Wittmann.
Eighth Grade: Mitchell Alberts, Meghan Ammentorp, Monika Bowser, Emily Casale, Elizabeth Chuma, Katherine Chuma, Taylor Cooper, Alana Dickens, Aidan Dreher, Clark Dumblauskas, Alan Fang, Kaci Gray, Alexa Hannon, Jake Landry, Tara Lawson, Alexis Malka, Michael McCarthy, Katrina Menges, Jahnvi Modi, Sarah Nandola, Lucas Nierman, Lauren Owens, Angela Peterson, Anne Poll, Taylor Pullen, Prathyaya Ramesh, Karl Reinke, Thomas Ricchio, Amy Richards, Marissa Rizzo, Matthew Ryan, Elizabeth Shakhnazaryan, Michael Skarzynski, Alec Sommer, Brett Stuprich, Kelly Vaner Ploeg, Charles Volpe, and Ryan Willman.
3.33 to 3.74 grade point average.
Sixth Grade: Samuel Abbott, Benjamin Arebalo, Connor Ashton, Cathyedy Avila, Michael Baciu, Nicholas Baginski, Logan Bellinder, Delaney Bonds, Travis Bronstein, Gavin Bulmash, Krista Bumatay, Amber Burgess, Libby Burmeister, Liam Carmody, Catherine Coffey, Brandon DeGuzman, Lindsay Dickens, Jennifer Dimitriou, Henry Dumblauskas, Austin Ehren, Kyle Enright, Nolan Feeney, Ian Ferguson, Jake Ferrigan, Colin Flanagan, Kevin Garcia, Breanna Giametta, Alexander Golebiowski, Daniel Gottfried, Benjamin Grabski, Mackenzie Haith, Carter Hallin, Nomika Harris, Zachary Heraty, Tatiana Katsnelson, Matthew Kaufman, Emily Leaf, Dylan Leonard, Angelica Levit, Kenneth Lu, Justin Lumpkin, Nicholas Manaligod, Austin Masters, Eli Minsky, John Christopher Mistica, Brianna Moderhack, Ryan Monkman, Noah Morton, Samantha Muench, Charles Nacion, Thomas Nandola, Abram Nazario, Allison Nick, Jeremy Park, Nicholas Parmley, Shlok Patel, Anuj Pawar, Spencer Randolph, Ronnie Ryba, Jared Santos, Sophia Sarkis, Jacob Schiro, Decker Schueneman, Alex Slack, Christine So, Sophia Sorrentino, Nataleese Souchet, Benjamin Staroszczyk, George Stedman, Cindy Szabo, Shiwani Tailor, William Tasch, Samantha Tenorio, Briana Ventrella, Kaitlyn Vogel, Lauren Volpe, Hannah Wessberg, Michael Wijas, Kara Williams, Zach Zepeda, and Virginia Zundel.
Seventh Grade: Delaney Appelhans, Kendall Barbacovi, Leopold Bourque, Daniel Brokamp, Anna Bui, Nicolas Campos, Nicholas Camugnaro, Hannah Capparelli, Ryan Carlson, Nicholas Clatch, Dustin Clegg, Phoebe Crabtree, Dominic Cristino, Jennifer Cronin, Kelley Cronin, Celeste Cruickshank, Nicolas DeDominicis, Dorothy Desmond, Brian Ebben, Eric Escoto, Danielle Fang, Gavin Ganong, Kyle Greenhill, Jack Grinde, Daniel Grishaber, Kyle Guzzio, Jason Hajduk, Nicholas Helland, Alexander Heraty, Danielle Hoffstadt, Jacob Horvat, Ireland Hurney, Adam Huston, William Jacob, Benjamin Krauss, Joseph Krusinski, Justin Lawrence, Kayla Lentsch, Lucas Loding, Erika Maslennikov, Megan Mendoza, Chantelle Moody, Jennifer Nayden, Brenden Paul, Michelle Pinzour, Alexandra Polyakov, Natalie Przybylo, Stephen Rice, Sarah Ryoo, Ryan Scott, Kaitlin Shibovich, Gabriel Sirkis, Emily Stahoviak, Jackson Steiner, Bryce Thomas, Kailee Vicari, Andrew Wagner, Kaitlyn Watkins, Robert Zengeler, and Zachary Zentz.
Eighth Grade: Ashley Adams, Douglas Alberts, Hunter Ashton, Kevin Bair, John Bikus, Rolin Blake, Jared Bronstein, Larissa Brown, Rachel Carrier, Alexandria Chiselko, Nicholas Chuma, Matthew Collins, Carson Corirossi, Charles Cranford, Kori Dahlstrom, Marisa DiVenere, Ryan Fairweather, Makenzie Feeney, Alexis Fiolka, Quinn Galindo, Grace Gotlund, Diana Guliyeva, Brandon Hassan, Ani Ipjian, Dinyar Kadkhodaian, Ilya Kats, Marko Koruna, Taylor Kunath, Donnie Kvien, Kaitlin Lambert, Ryan Leonard, Ashlyn Maciag, Maxwell Malter, Ruby Mankus, Gurmehar Mann, Giovanna Mengarelli, Nicholas Mistele, Cydney Natzke, Jennimai Nguyen, Stephen Nick, Michael Nieckula, Caroline Niepsuj, Sam Nozicka, Jeffery Park, Nicole Parney, Jay Patel, Niki Patel, Erica Peterson, Connor Pett, Kyle Pietrusiewicz, Erin Popielewski, Jon Paul Postma, Calista Ramirez, Zoey Rosuck, Jonathan Santiago, Sean Santore, Gunner Schoen, Kelley Sloot, Bridget Smith, Dylan Smith, Kishan Surti, James Syme, Sydney Untermyer, Alexandru Varanic, Sebastian Vargas, Michael Vogel, Daniel Waltenburg, Nathan Wojciechowski, and Aurora Zimmerman.