Fremont Focus

November 2, 2022

Fremont Trimester 1 Highlights

Career Exploration Event at Lake County Tech Campus

A group of 45 Fremont Middle School seventh- and eighth-graders explored potential career fields by participating in the Future Quest event at Lake County Tech Campus. Students explored and participated in hands-on learning in a variety of programs such as welding, nursing, automotive, crime scene investigation, early childhood education, and more. We are appreciative of this partnership with Lake County Tech Campus as we continue to add to our list of opportunities for our students to learn beyond our classroom walls.

Congrats to the Girls Soccer Team!

The Fremont Middle School girls soccer team enjoyed another tremendous season this fall under the direction of Coach Andrew Markovic. The Wildcats advanced all the way to the championship game of their conference tournament and earned a hard-fought second-place finish. Congratulations on a great season!

ISBE Summative Designation Status

On October 27, the Illinois State Board of Education announced the 2022 designation status for schools. Not only were all of our schools at the level of "Commendable" once again this year (a consistent designation since 2018), but Fremont Elementary School/Lincoln and Fremont Intermediate School have earned “Exemplary” status. To earn "Exemplary" status, a school must perform in the top 10% of schools statewide, with no underperforming student groups. Fremont Middle School just missed out on the top 10%, but has demonstrated tremendous growth with fall. We are encouraged by their continued progress.

We enjoyed a festive Halloween holiday this week. Enjoy these fun photos of our annual traditions back on track.

📅 Important Dates

  • November 3 - Preschool Screening (Lincoln Early Learning Center)
  • November 8 - General Election Day (Students Not In Attendance & Schools Closed)
  • November 9 - End of First Trimester
  • November 11 - Early Dismissal Day (Early Dismissal Schedule; no school for Pre-K/Early Childhood)
  • November 16 - PTO Meeting, 6 p.m. (Middle School DEN)
  • November 21 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (Students Not In Attendance)
  • November 22-25 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Board of Education Meeting Recap

In an effort to connect the FSD79 Board of Education and the community, the District is creating a summary of monthly, regular Board meetings. To view a recap of the October 24 meeting, please click here.

Sixth-Grade Field Trip to Camp MacLean

Camp MacLean Field Trip
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Technology Department Restructure

For over 10 years, FSD79 has outsourced its technology roles and responsibilities through a collaboration with the Dyopath organization. Following a thorough review of the District's technology goals and the instructional support needed for educators and students, FSD79 is moving to building an internal technology team to be headed by a Director of Information Systems & Network Security. This new position has been posted, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

RSV Prevention

Cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) have been rising steadily across the U.S. and Illinois. To learn more about RSV, including steps that can be taken to help prevent its spread, please click on the PDF below from the Lake County Health Department.

Literacy Pumpkins

Mrs. Ostrowski's third-graders did an awesome job decorating and disguising their pumpkins as a literary character!

Mix-It-Up Day

Fremont Middle School enjoyed another awesome Mix-It-Up Day last week, where students change up who they normally sit with at lunch in order to get to know other people by participating in some ice-breaker activities. Thanks as well to the members of our Board of Education who took part.
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For all the most up-to-date news and notes regarding the Fremont PTO, please be sure to visit the organization's webpage.


  • The Fremont PTO would love to see you at our meetings this year! Meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month in the Middle School Den at 6:00 p.m. Our next meeting is on November 16. Here is the list of all meeting dates for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Casino Night is back on January 21 from 6-10 p.m. More information to follow.


We are so excited to be partnering with Happy Little Flame with a fabulous fundraiser going on NOW through November 2! Grab all your clean, non-toxic candles just in time for hosting holiday parties, gift giving, and just keeping your house smelling wonderful for those unexpected guests!! Start all your shopping here! Questions feel free to reach out to Elisabeth at


It’s easy to support our fundraiser! Our organization receives profit for every item purchased using our Organization ID through November 4. With your help, we’ll be one step closer to reaching our very important goal! See our flyer for all of the important details.


The Fall Book Fair will be taking place from November 11-21 and it will be located in Rooms 3002 and 3004 in the Wildcat Cave of the Intermediate School. Please see the flyer with all the additional information for the Book Fair including the dates and times. If you would like to come into the school to volunteer and help out during the fair please click here.


The middle school is running its annual Fall Scholastic book fair on November 14-18 & during Parent-Teacher conferences on November 21. They are looking for volunteers to run the register and organize books. If interested, please use the following to sign up. Parents can sign up for multiple spots and days. Everyone is welcome!


Wear your favorite pajamas and come listen to teachers and staff read their favorite stories at the Intermediate School Friday, November 11. See flyer for details.


Want to get a head start on your holiday shopping? Join us Saturday, November 12 at the Intermediate School from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to shop from a variety of vendors.

See flyer for details!


We are looking for donations for a silent auction and need your help! See our flyer for a list of ideas we are looking for by January 10, 2023. Contact Elisabeth or Danielle

Virtual Backpack

FSD79 offers local groups and organizations the opportunity to advertise their upcoming events in the Virtual Backpack. To submit your group's event for consideration, please submit a PDF flyer to Check back regularly for upcoming offerings. Events that are upcoming include:

Lake County STEM for Girls

English Tutoring

The next edition of the Fremont Focus will be distributed on Tuesday, November 22. This will be in addition to the weekly e-newsletters sent on Sundays from principals at the school level.

Fremont School District 79

Address: 28855 North Fremont Center Road, Mundelein, IL

Phone: (847) 566-0169



Twitter: @FSD79

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