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8 Welding Students Compete at Metropolitan Community College

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Eight Fremont High School SkillsUSA welding students recently competed in the Inaugural Metro Omaha Trades Invitational at the Fort Omaha Campus. The competition was held on Saturday, February 2 and consisted of written and physical tests for students in Gas Metal Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Oxyfuel Cutting to demonstrate their mastery of the subject. Fremont represented well by placing three of the top five welders and five of the top ten. Click here for the complete article.
Midland University Announces Local Partnership with Fremont Schools

Friday, November 09, 2018

Story by Madonna Kilpatrick-Kielion - November 9, 2018 Midland University recently announced a new strategic partnership with Fremont Public Schools to enable local students to attend and graduate from college through a “grow your own, keep your own” initiative. The strategic partnership will involve Fremont High School and Archbishop Bergan with the new Tiger to Warrior, and Knight to Warrior Scholarship program. All graduates from Fremont High School and Archbishop Bergan will be offered scholarships renewable for four years based on students high school grade point average and ACT score. Additional needs-based-aid may also be applied, as well as athletic, and performing arts awards to make obtaining a...
FHS Librarian starts Project Lit Program

Friday, October 12, 2018

Following a grassroots movement to bring awareness to multicultural issues through reading, Fremont High School librarian Dana Fontaine decided to initiate a Project Lit program within the Book Club at FHS. “We are starting Project Lit this year because we need to read more diverse literature in our Book Club,” said Fontaine, who has sponsored the Book Club for three years at FHS. “We need to represent all groups at the high school and open our eyes to a world outside of Fremont.” Founded in 2016 by Jarred Amato, a reading teacher in Nashville, Project Lit is a program designed to enrich...
FHS Senior named in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program!

Friday, October 12, 2018

A Fremont High School senior has been named a “Commended Student” in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. The student, Payton Eyler, received a letter of commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, according to information released by Fremont High School The commendation went out to 34,000 students across the country, who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Click here for the complete article.
FPS Announces Preschools being Added to Two Elementary Schools

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Fremont Public Schools Board of Education approved a plan to add preschool classes to the Howard and Clarmar Elementary School buildings next year. Prior to the approval, which came unanimously during Monday night’s monthly Board of Education meeting, Howard and Clarmar were the only two elementary school buildings in the district without any preschool or early childhood offerings, according to FPS Director of Student Services and Business Affairs Brad Dahl. During the past few years, the district has been moving away from its “center-based program” of predominantly housing its early childhood program at the Davenport School, as it has moved preschool...
Student Run Coffee Shop

Monday, May 07, 2018

There’s a new coffee shop coming to Fremont this fall. While the new beverage stop plans to sell all of the usual coffee shop fare, the people it serves and those developing new business are less-than typical. The coffee shop, to be known as Deja Brew, will not only serve students at Fremont High School it will also be run and managed by their fellow classmates. “This is the first class that MCC (Metropolitan Community College) has ever had that has created a business incubator and is actually going to have a student run, student managed business,” Dan Smith, MCC instructor, said. Click here...
Fremont Public Schools - A Year in Review

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Fremont Public Schools will soon close another academic year. The Tribune sat down with several FPS administrators to discuss the year’s academic highlights and new programs and preview what’s on the horizon for next year. This year, FPS brought pre-kindergarten classes to the Grant and Bell Field Elementary School buildings, with two sections at Grant and one at Bell Field. Those buildings join Milliken Park, Washington and Linden elementary schools to bring the total number of elementary buildings housing pre-kindergarten classes up to five. The district is hoping that it could be possible to implement pre-school classes at Howard and Clarmar by the...
School Holds Annual Donuts with Dads Event

Friday, April 27, 2018

Grant Elementary School welcomed special guests on Friday morning: Dads. For its annual Donuts with Dads event, the school welcomed students’ fathers to spend the morning eating breakfast, chatting and taking a walk around the track outside. Children also welcomed grandfathers and other family members when fathers were unavailable attend. In total, there were 176 children and visitors, according to Diane Brown, the treasurer for the Grant Elementary School PTA, which organized the event. Click here for the complete article.
FPS Foundation recognizes High Achieving Grads

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Fremont Public Schools Foundation hosted its 14th annual Academic Achievement Banquet on Sunday, honoring 34 high-achieving students who are graduating from Fremont High School this year. The program, held at the Fremont Golf Club, recognized students who will be graduating with a 3.75 GPA or higher, and who completed Fremont Public School’s most academically rigorous courses. “We wanted to acknowledge the efforts of top academic students graduating from Fremont Senior High,” said FPS Foundation Executive Director Joe Sajevic. “It’s an accomplishment for these guys. Those classes are hard.” Click here for the complete article.
Precision Measurement Tools Incorporated into Classroom Thanks to Keno Grant

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Members of the Fremont community gathered at Fremont High School to celebrate a recent grant that was awarded to Fremont Public Schools on Friday. The grant, which was provided by through the Big Red Keno’s Science and Math Program, allowed for the purchase of new precision measurement tools for Fremont High School that aim to teach industrial engineering students how to design products to industry standards. The packed event, billed as an event for coffee and conversation, was sponsored by the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce, and allowed guests to see the students using the new tools. It was meant to acknowledge...
Fremont Schools Adapt to Growing Latino Population

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

As the Latino community in Fremont grows, area schools are assessing ways to better reach and serve its members. In 2010, Fremont’s Hispanic and Latino population accounted for 10.6 percent of Fremont’s total population at 2,778, according to U.S. census estimates. By 2016, that number had increased by more than 1,000 to 3,875. The Hispanic and Latino population accounted for 14.7 percent of Fremont’s total population in 2016. Most of those individuals — nearly 3,000 — come from Mexico. For the last two years, Archbishop Bergan Catholic School has been actively working on increasing its enrollment numbers from within Hispanic community through...