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FHS Featured in ‘EdTech Magazine’ For Helping Students Use Tech to Advance

Fremd High School was recently featured in EdTech Magazine. The article explores how innovative technology is helping students become career ready. Read an excerpt below: In the past, students in Steve Elza’s automotive classes at William Fremd High School in Palatine, Ill., had to take turns using a diagnostic scanning tool that cost the school up to $8,000. Today, the teens use an inexpensive device that connects via Bluetooth to the ­tablets they all carry. “Today’s cars have 100 or more computers in them,” says Elza. “We have to have computers to work on them.” That’s just one of the ways technology is transforming ...

Two Fremd High School Students Earn First Place, National Competition Spot at State Auto Skills Competition

Two students from Fremd High School earned the top spot in an auto skills competition and will compete at the national level in June. Curtis Robinson, junior, and Samuel Robar, senior, took part in the Ford/AAA Auto Skills Competition at Parkland College in Champaign, Ill., on May 8. The team placed first in the competition by repairing all of the faults installed in their 2015 Ford Fiesta. Students will advance to the National level on June 7 - 10 in Michigan on the front lawn of Ford Motor Company and each earned scholarships and various awards for their efforts. “The cars have 10 to 15 ‘bugs’ that we need to find and repair in 90 ...

Fremd High School Teacher Steve Elza Named 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year, Encourages Students to Find Home in Education

Steve Elza, an Applied Technology teacher at Fremd High School, was recently named the 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year. While students and staff gathered for an assembly to honor his accomplishment, Elza kept the focus on his students and his FHS community. “As the Illinois Teacher of the Year, it doesn’t mean I am the best teacher in Illinois,” he said to FHS students. “You are surrounded by – and I wasn’t kidding when I said – this is truly one of the best families I could be a part of. As a teacher of the year, I am an advocate for all the teachers here and across the state, but more importantly, for each and every one of ...

Fremd High School Teacher Steve Elza is Finalist for 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year

When Steve Elza, applied technology teacher at Fremd High School, first heard about being a 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year finalist, he was speechless. “I have a passion for what I do with the kids and seeing them succeed, and when someone else sees that passion and says ‘you’re doing a great job and we appreciate what you do,’ it really validates what we all do here. It’s pretty amazing.” Elza, who has worked at Fremd High School for seven years, is one of 12 finalists for 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year. The State Board annually sponsors the “Those Who Excel” awards to honor individuals who have made significant ...

Five Fremd Students Compete in Las Vegas Auto Competition

In a fierce battle between 13 teams from across the country, five Fremd High School students competed in an auto competition that deemed to be a once in a lifetime experience. Students Alex Cook, Avery Olson, Tyler Raap, Bogdan Sabados, and Maurice Schuerke competed in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Competition at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. During the competition, students were required to correctly de-assemble and re-assemble a Chevy 350 engine. This competition uses strong teamwork skills to mimic what a top-fuel pit crew does. There were four competition waves, in which the slowest time was ...