Fremd Student Services

2019-20 Fall Newsletter

We hope that this seasonal newsletter can help you stay connected and up to date with available resources and new programs Fremd Student Services has to offer. Also, we encourage you to consistently check the Fremd website for other useful announcements and resources. You can scroll down to the bottom of the newsletter for language translation options.

Freshmen: Class of 2023

Counselors have already visited VAMP classrooms a number of times this semester to introduce themselves to their students and run group guidance activities. School psychologists and social workers also presented to freshmen in the auditorium on August 28th to introduce themselves and to share what social-emotional support resources are available at Fremd. Counselor visits to VAMP will continue throughout the first semester and all activities/presentations are accessible by parents through Schoology class of 2023 folder. Prresentation topics include:


  • High School Graduation Requirements vs. College Entrance Requirements
  • Understanding GPA
  • Introduction to Xello (formerly Career Cruising)
  • Harper Promise
  • Social-Emotional Awareness- Mood Meter
  • Personality Colors Assessment
  • 4-year planning
  • Course Selection
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Through the Freshman Wellness PE Program Students will complete the Erika’s lighthouse Suicide Awareness/Prevention program


In addition, counselors will continue to meet with freshmen individually as needed or requested.

Practice SAT (all juniors) Early Dismissal

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 2019 at 7:30am

Main and South Gyms

11:50am dismissal schedule


Juniors will be taking the Practice SAT on Wednesday, October 23rd. The test will be administered paper-pencil in the main gym and south gym. The test will begin promptly at 7:30am. Check-in will begin at 7:10am. We would like all students to be checked in no later than 7:25am.

College Night

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 2019 at 6:30-8:30pm

1111 North Rohlwing Road

Palatine, IL


There will be over 190 college/university representatives from across the country available to talk with prospective students/parents about their institutions. A list of the schools that will be attending can be found here.

STRIVE SCAN – PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE ATTENDING THE EVENT:

Many college/university representatives will be using scanners at their table to obtain information from prospective students (this is in lieu of the informational cards that are usually filled out by students). Please have your student create a FREE account on Strive Scan using their cell phone or iPad for this event. Strive Scan will send your student a barcode that they will present to college representatives throughout the evening. It is best to have this account created before you arrive at the event on October 23. The second question on the form is a drop down menu item that asks “What event are you attending?” Please choose 10/23/19 - District 211.

TRANSPORTATION TO COLLEGE NIGHT AT PALATINE HS

D211 provides bus transportation from Conant, Fremd, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg High Schools to Palatine High School for the College Night event. If your family plans to use the transportation service, please register here

AP Exam Registration

There was a mandatory meeting for all Advanced Placement students in the auditorium on October 8th. Students received important information about upcoming AP Exam registration and the changes to registration.


Contact Mr. Lathrop or Mrs. Monticello with questions.

Student Support Groups

Support Groups can help students to make a regular connection with other students who share an experience that may be having an impact on their life at school. Here’s a list of some of the Support Groups that are running or have run recently.


  • Boys Social Skills
  • Girls Social Skills
  • Decision-Making
  • Divorce Group
  • Freshman Transition Group
  • Grief Group
  • Study Skills
  • Friends and Family
  • African-American Girls
  • Latinas Achieving Success (LAS)
  • LGBTQ
  • Stress Management
  • Transfer Students


Other groups can be created as a need arises. If you are interested in any of these groups, or would like to learn more, please contact a school counselor.