Elementary Intermediate Middle
District 79 PRESS RELEASE
Principal Pam Motsenbocker DATE: Monday, September 21, 2009
Asst. Principal Darin Meyer
28871 N. Fremont Center Road
Mundelein, IL 60060
District initiates landscaping plan
Generous donations by the Ammentorp family and the Sims family have started the
ball rolling on Fremont District 79’s outdoor beautification plan.
A newly formed beautification committee is taking the lead on the district’s
landscaping plan. The committee is charged with reviewing the current landscaping plan,
discussing ways to implement the plan, the costs involved in landscaping, and a
timeframe in completing the process. Residents, nurseries, clubs, and organizations
interested in making landscaping donations may contact Mike Moon, director of
buildings and grounds, at 847-566-0169 or email him at email@example.com.
The Fremont Elementary School staff had a bronze statue of a golfer made in memory
of one of their beloved students, Brennan Ammentorp, who enjoyed golfing. Over the
summer, the Ammentorp family paid to have bushes and perennials planted around the
statue, that is now located in front of the elementary school.
Bill and Anji Sims’ family nursery, Rolling Hills Nursery of Prairie View, provided
shrubbery to enhance the cafeteria of a PTO sponsored staff luncheon recently. The
maintenance department then planted the donations -- cypress mop, hydrangeas, switch
grass and evergreen trees -- around newly installed signage that directs parents into the
elementary and intermediate school frontage road as well as around an intermediate
school sign. Daisies and rose bushes also soften the exterior of the transportation
“Landscaping makes a building look occupied,” commented Bill Sims. “It spruces up
a building and makes it look alive and vibrant,” he said.
Fremont Middle School is a sixth through eighth grade school serving 723 students
living in the communities of Mundelein, Wauconda, Hawthorn Woods, Grayslake,
Ivanhoe, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, Long Grove and Libertyville.