BISON BULLETIN Curriculum Night Fenton Community High School - District 100 Family Newsletter - September 2009 - Volume 8, Issue 2 www.fenton100.org Thursday, September 10 at 6:55 pm It’s time for school! Parents who have dreamed of reliving their high school days will get their chance on Thursday, September 10 at Fenton’s annual Curriculum Night. From 6:55 pm to 8:30 pm parents will follow their student’s daily class schedule to experience first-hand a day-in-the-life of a high school student. While at Curriculum Night, parents can expect to learn several things from their student’s teach- ers including academic and behavior expectations, course outlines, homework, and make-up work. Please have your student write his/her daily schedule on the form on the next page and follow the schedule period by period during the evening. If your student has a study hall period, you may wish to visit the Media Center, Guidance Office, the Athletic Office, Community Service Office, or the Main Office. Student volunteers will be in the hallways to assist you in locating classrooms. Be sure to attend a parent meeting held prior to Curriculum Night - see page 2 for more information. We hope to see you there! Turn the page for the Curriculum Night schedule - 630-766-2500 Homecoming 2009 “Red Carpet” September 28 - October 3 Turn to page 5 for the Homecoming schedule → Fenton Preschool and PUPS Programs Now Enrolling Fenton Parent’s Corner The Fenton Preschool is now registering children ages 3-5 years old Calling all Parents. Join us in Room 50 at 6:15 for the 2009-2010 school year. The preschool runs from September pm before Curriculum Night on September 10. through June following Fenton’s calendar and costs $15 per month. For Get to know other parents, learn about two really more information, contact Ginny Oelslager at email@example.com important new programs to help your student's suc- or by phone at 630-860-4935. ceed, and have a snack before you make the PUPS (Parents Using Preschool Skills) is now accepting registration rounds of your student's classes. Information on the forms for the Infant/Toddler and Preschool room for the 2009-2010 school Safe Home Parent Pledge/Director and the Young year. Children can range from six weeks to five years of age. The cost is Hearts for Life programs will be presented, and op- $50.00 per family. For additional information, please call the Family and portunities for you to be involved in these two activi- Consumer Science Department at ties will be offered. For more information, contact 630-860-4935. Principal Todd Leden or Parent Association Presi- The Fenton Preschool and PUPS dent Jill Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org). programs are happy to begin the new school year with a new play- La primera reunion y cafecito de ground. The bright orange and blue PADRES UNIDOS es: playground was purchased using ARRA Preschool Stimulus Money. El 11 de septiembre The new playground replaces an older, rundown playground and will provide the preschool and PUPS chil- 7-9 de la noche dren, and their high school teachers, with a more fun place to play. En la Cafetería Grande Cuido de niños gratis. Adult College of DuPage ESL classes held at Fenton will begin registration on September 9 at 6:00 pm. For more information, con- Vengan todos Uds. para aprender como tact Lillian Reed at 630-860-4799. NAVEGAR FENTON! Page 1 Curriculum Night Schedule Have your student fill out his/her schedule below to bring with to Curriculum Night. Period Time Teacher Course Room # 0 6:45 - 6:55 pm 1 7:00 - 7:08 pm 2 7:13 - 7:21 pm 3 7:26 - 7:34 pm 4 7:39 - 7:47 pm 5 7:52 - 8:00 pm 6 8:05 - 8:13 pm 7 8:18 - 8:26 pm A Note from the Principal Dear Fenton Parents, Welcome back to another great school year at Fenton High School. We’ve enjoyed a smooth start to the year and are pleased to welcome 6 new faculty members and 3 new support staff members. Please look through the bulletin to find out more information about the new faces at Fenton. Parents are invited to join the Fenton Parent Association at their first meeting of the school year. The meeting will be held at 6:15 pm in room 65 on September 10th. Please join us as we discuss Young Hearts for Life and topics for future FPA meetings. At the conclusion of the meeting, all parents are encouraged to attend Curriculum Night be- ginning at 6:45 pm for zero hour and 6:55 pm for the regular school day. This is an opportunity to meet the new teachers. Curriculum night is designed to allow parents to follow their student’s schedule, meet their teachers, and hear about course curriculum and classroom expectations. Please take a moment to fill out the template above with your student’s schedule and bring it with you to Curriculum Night. Homecoming is another exciting activity and will take place the week of Monday, September 28th through Saturday, October 3rd. Please read page 5 of the bulletin for times and locations of the many exciting activities. I look forward to seeing you at one or more of these Fenton events. I wish you and your family a successful school year. Go Bison, Todd Leden Principal Page 2 Important Parent Meetings Prior to Curriculum Night Fenton Parent Association Meeting Bilingual Parent Meeting The first meeting of the Fenton Parent Association will be held There will be two Bilingual Parent Committee meetings prior to Cur- prior to Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 10 at 6:15 pm in riculum Night on Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm. Parents of ESL room 65. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend this students are encouraged to attend a meeting in Room 51. This will be informative and enriching meeting. Information will presented an opportunity for parents of students in the ESL program to get to know about the Safe Home Parent Pledge and Directory and the one another, as well as to meet the teachers in the ESL/Bilingual pro- Young Hearts For Life Cardiac Screening Program. The pur- gram. Parents of students not in ESL are encouraged to attend an infor- pose of the Fenton Parent Association is to improve communica- mational meeting in Room 50. These meetings will be immediately be- tion between the home and the school. Please make sure to attend fore the Curriculum Night activities. this important meeting! Bring your questions and suggestions - no committee assignments or homework, we promise! Vengan a una reunión para Padres de Familias Bilingües el jue- ves, 10 de septiembre a las 6:00 antes de la Noche Curricular. Los padres de los estudiantes en el programa de ESL (Inglés como Don’t Forget to Turn in Young Hearts Segundo Idioma) van a reunirse en el salón 51 y los padres de los For Life Forms by October 23 estudiantes en clases regulares deben reunirse en el salón 50. Fenton is pleased to welcome Midwest Heart Community Founda- We encourage you to discuss this screening with your child. Your tion on November 6 as they bring the Young Hearts For Life Cardiac child’s participation in the screening is your decision. We want to as- Screening program. All students whose parents authorize them to be sure you that students’ confidentiality, privacy and individual modesty tested will be screened. will be respected throughout all aspects of the program. Midwest Heart Community Foundation provides free cardiac More information about the Young Hearts For Life Cardiac Screen- screenings to identify high school students at risk for sudden cardiac ing Program can be found on Fenton’s website www.fenton100.org. death and to increase the public’s awareness of this issue. To date over 32,000 students have been screened . Fenton Administrators Welcome You to A New School Year Kathie Pierce Todd Leden Michael Connolly Superintendent Principal Director of Curriculum Todd Becker Jill Kingsfield Carrie Pomahac Mike Chappell Assistant Principal- Assistant Principal- Assistant Principal- Assistant Principal- Dean Dean Dean Athletic Director Page 3 Fenton Secures Dual Credit Opportunities with College of DuPage Fenton High School is pleased to announce that a number of its courses have been approved for Dual Credit with College of DuPage starting with the 2009-2010 school year. Courses that have been approved for Dual Credit with COD allow students that complete the Dual Credit registration process to earn college credit at the same time they earn high school credit. The program is free of charge to students and many Dual Credit courses transfer to four year universities. This is a great way for students to get an early start on earning college credit and will help defray the cost of college tuition while giving students the potential to earn a college degree at an accelerated pace. Approved Dual Credit Courses for 2009-2010 include: Graphics I, Painting A and B, Environmental Science, Preschool I and II, and Computer Art A and B. Dual Credit registration will begin for those students enrolled in approved courses at the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year. If you have any questions regarding Dual Credit opportunities, please contact Dr. Michael Con- nolly, Director of Curriculum at 630-860-6253 or by email at Connolly@fenton100.org. College Information Night Upcoming College Visits The Counseling Department will host a College Information Night on Wednesday, See Mrs. Radek in the Guidance Office to September 23 from 7:00-9:00 pm in the auditorium. Fenton High School counselors will sign-up for these college visits. provide information about college preparation, college searches, specific college require- Sept. 18 - North Central College - 9:00 am ments, and the application process. A college admission representative will also share Sept. 22 - Illinois Center for Broadcasting - 11am information about how college admissions decisions are made and what students can do to maximize their chances for admission to the college of their choice. Parents and stu- Oct. 6 - DePauw University - 1:15 pm dents of all grade levels are welcome to attend. This program is especially important for Oct. 15 - Northern Michigan University - 9:30 am juniors and seniors, but freshmen and sophomores will also find the information benefi- cial. For additional information contact the Counseling Department at 630-860-4925. Fenton Introduces PowerSchool PowerSchool is Fenton’s new student information system that manages student data related to grades, attendance, course schedules, demographics, etc. PowerSchool will be replacing Edline as Fenton’s primary source for online student information. Why the Change? Sasi, Fenton’s previous student information system, will be discontinued by the manufacturer in 2010. With this an- nouncement, Fenton saw an opportunity to improve the way student data is managed. Errors should be reduced and updates will be available in real time. How Do I login to the PowerSchool Parent Portal? The PowerSchool Parent Portal is a secure, web-based system that can be accessed from any location with an internet connection. The Parent Portal login page can be accessed at the following address: http://powerschool.fenton100.org. Additional links to PowerSchool are listed under the “For Students” and “For Families” sections of Fenton’s website. Account information will be distributed to students during the first week of school. In addition, a packet will be sent home that will include usernames and passwords for parents and/or guardians. How do I use the PowerSchool Parent Portal? The PowerSchool parent portal is intuitive and easy to use. The complete user guide for the Parent Portal can be downloaded from Fenton’s website. In addition, training will be offered to parents and guardians during the fall semester term. Training dates will be announced shortly. When will Grade and Attendance Information be Updated? Attendance will be posted daily to the Parent Portal. Teachers are required to update grades weekly; however certain factors may influence when grade updates appear. Assignments such as an essays or research papers may take longer to grade. We urge parents and guardians to be patient as teachers do their best to post grades as promptly as possible. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 Choir Boosters GCC A St. Patrick ALL 4:30pm 2:07 pm Dismissal Orange and Blue Day GCC H Early Bird ALL 9:00am Meeting 6:00 pm BCC A St. Patrick ALL 4:30pm Advisory Day BCC H Early Bird ALL 9:00am *Sports schedules are subject Bison Boosters GVB H Proviso W. FA/S 4:30p FB H Glenbard So. S/V 5/7pm FB A Glenbard So. F 9:00 am to change. Please call the Meeting 7:00 pm GVB H Proviso W. FB/V 5:30p BSOC A Addison Trl. V 4:30 BSOC A Addison Trl. S/V 10a Sports Information Hotline at BSOC A Addison Trl. V 4:30p BSOC H Addison Trl. S 4:30 GOLF H Fenton Invite V 6:15 630-238-7100 for up-to-date BSOC H Addison Trl. S 4:30p GOLF H York JV 4:00 pm GTEN A Addison Trl. V 8am sports information. GOLF H Fenwick JV/V 4pm GVB H Morton FA/S 5:00pm GVB A Geneva V 9:00 am GTEN A Maine W. V 4:00pm GVB H Morton FB/V 6:00pm GVB A Leyden F 9:00 am GTEN H Maine W. JV 4:00pm GSWIM H Plainfield C. JV/V 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ACT Test BSOC H Lake Park S 4:30 Yearbook Pictures 2:07 pm Dismissal Orange and Blue Day www.actstudent.org BSOC H Lake Park V 6:30 Jrs, Sophs, Fresh, & Staff Northwestern Univ Band Day No School GTEN H River.-Brk. 4:30pm 7:00 to 3:30 Front Gym Curriculum Night GCC A Lake Park ALL 8:30 12:12 pm Dismissal BCC A Gordon Tech. ALL 9a GTEN A River.-Brk 4:30pm 6:55 pm Labor Day GSWIM H Maine E. JV/V 5 GCC A St. Viator ALL 4:30 pm FB A Walther Luth. S 10:45 GOLF A River.-Brk. JV/V 4pm BSOC A Elmwd Prk S/V4:30 FB A Walther Luth. V 1:00pm GTEN A Leyden V 4:30pm Padres Unidos Mtg. GOLF A Notre Dame F/S 7a GTEN H Leyden S 4:30pm 7:00 - 9:00 pm GOLF A Batavia V 8:00 am GVB A Leyden FA/S 5:00pm Small Cafeteria GTEN A Willowbrk. V 8:00am GVB A Leyden FB/V 6:00pm GTEN A York S 8:00 am GVB A Yorkville V 9:00 am 13 14 15 Sr. Yearbook Picture 16 17 18 19 FB A Walther Luth. F 4:30pm During lunch & after school 2:07 pm Dismissal Orange and Blue Day GCC A Warren Twn. ALL 9a BSOC A St. Joseph JV 4:30 Audit. Foyer 11:45 to 3:30 GVB A Glenbard W. FA/S 5p Advisory Day BCC A Warren Twn. ALL 9a BSOC A St. Joseph F 4:30 GCC A Elmwd Prk ALL 4:30 GVB A Glenbard W. FB/V 6p Middle School Band FB H River.-Brk. F 9:00 am BCC A Elmwd Prk ALL 5:00 GOLF H Timothy Ch. JV/V 4 Night at the BSOC A Elk Grove F 10am BSOC H Illiana Ch. S 4:30 GTEN A Elmwd. Prk. V 4:30 Football Game BSOC A Elk Grove S 12pm BSOC H Illiana Ch. V 6:15 GTEN H Elmwd. Prk. S 4:30 FB H River.-Brk. S/V 5/7pm BSOC A Elk Grove V 2pm GOLF H Illiana Ch. JV/V 4pm GSWIM H Proviso W. JV/V 5 BSOC H St. Joseph S 4:30 GOLF A Willowbrk. S 8:00am GTEN A Illiana Ch. V 4:30 GVB H River.-Brk. FA/S 4:30 BSOC V St. Joseph V 6:15 GTEN H Invite F/S 9:00 am GTEN H Illiana Ch. S 4:30 GVB H River.-Brk. FB/V 5:30 GVB A Fremd S 8:30 am GSWIM H Will./Ad.Trl. JV/V 5 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 BSOC A River.-Brk. S 4:30 College Information 2:07 pm Dismissal Orange and Blue Day BCC A Palatine ALL 9:00am BSOC H River.-Brk. F 4:30 Night FB A Ridgewood F 9:00 am BSOC A River.-Brk. V 6:15 7:00 - 9:00 pm BSOC H Ridgewd. S 4:30 FB A Ridgewood S/V 5/7pm GOLF H Scramble JV 6:30a GOLF H Ridgewd. JV/V 4pm Fenton Auditorium BSOC A Ricgewd. F 4:30 GTEN H Invite JV 9:00 am GTEN H Timothy Ch. V 4:30 GTEN A Willowbrook V 4:00p BSOC H Ridgewd. V 6:15 GSWIM A York V 12:00 pm GTEN A Timothy Ch. S 4:30 GTEN H Willowbrook S 4:00p GOLF H Elmwd. Prk. H 4pm GVB A Add. Trl. JV 8:30 am GVB A Illiana Ch. F/S 4:30 GTEN A River.-Brk. V 4:30 GVB A Illiana Ch. F/V 5:30 GTEN H River.-Brk. S 4:30 GVB A Tim. Chr. FA/S 4:30/5:30 GVB H Tim.Chr. FA/B 4:30/5:30 27 28 29 BSOC A Illiana Ch. V 4:30 30 District 100 School BSOC A Illiana Ch. S 4:30 GVB A Walther Luth. F 4:30 Board Mtg. 7:30 pm GOLF A Ridgewd. V 9:00 am GVB A Walther Luth. S 5:30 BSOC H Kennedy S 4:30 GTEN A Walther Luth. V 4:30 GVB A Walther Luth. V 6:30 BSOC H Kennedy V 6:30 GTEN H Walther Lth. JV 4:30 GOLF A Lake Park ALL 3:30p GSWIM A Ressur. JV/V 5pm GVB A E. Aurora F/S 4:30 pm GVB A Ridgewood F/S 4:30 GVB A E. Aurora F/V 5:30 pm GVB A Ridgewood F/V 5:30 HOMECOMING WEEK - RED CARPET Page 5 Homecoming 2009 “Red Carpet” Monday, September 28 Tuesday, September 29 Wednesday, September 30 Pajama, Robe & Slippers Day Dress Like a Movie Star Day Twin Day 6 on 6 Football 6 on 6 Football Thursday, October 1 Friday, October 2 Sports Attire Day Fenton Spirit Day - Orange and Blue Powder Puff Football Homecoming Assembly 12:30 pm Freshmen vs. Sophomores 6:00 pm Homecoming Parade 2:00 p.m. Juniors vs. Seniors 7:00 pm Football vs. Elmwood Park High School Sophomores – 5:00 pm Varsity – 7:00 pm Saturday, October 3 Homecoming Dance – “Red Carpet” Student Cafeteria – 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm *Dance Tickets cost $9.00 per person with activities paid, $10.00 per person without activities paid, and $15.00 per person at the door. Tickets will be on sale at the Bookstore from September 21 through October 2. Fenton Presents The Good Woman of Setzuan Shen Te lives among the poor in the fictional city of Setzuan. After a random act of kindness, she is given a “gift from the gods” as a test to see if good people can stay good in a world that seems to reward those who are bad. Written by Bertolt Brecht, “The Good Woman of Setzuan” promises to be a highly entertaining and thought provoking piece of theatre. The play will be performed October 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 pm in the Lewis-Huffman Auditorium. Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at the door or put on reserve by calling the theatre box office at (630)860-4928. Senior Citizens Invited to a Free Matinee Performance An exclusive performance of The Good Woman of Szechwan will be given to senior citizens of Bensenville and Wood Dale on Saturday, October 10 at 12:30 pm. There is no admission charge and complimentary re- freshments will be served during intermission. Any senior citizen interested in attending the matinee should make reservations by calling 630-860-8620 beginning September 21 through September 30. Please leave a voice mail indicating your name, phone num- ber, and the number of people in your party. Students “Hang Ten” in Blue Hawaiian Run Several Fenton students participated in Bensenville Park District’s Blue Hawaiian 5K and earned the title of “Big Kahunas”! Congratulations to Carsyn Rodriguez ‘11, Ashley Falco ‘11, Allie Wright ‘11, Charles Fleischaker ‘11, Coach Berago, Masa Arifovic ‘12, Jenny Macko ‘12, Casey ODonnell ‘12, and Sam Kubica ‘12 for participating in the race. Everyone in the group finished strong and had fun supporting one another. Coach Berago hopes that even more Fenton runners will participate next year! Page 6 Fenton Welcomes New Faculty and Staff Members Mallory Beagley Janet Best Mick Kahler Erin Kapolnek Math Department Math Department Special Ed. Dept. Social Studies Dept. Elizabeth Longeway Andrea Wysopal Lisa Olson Davina Stauch Daniel Wilson English Department Social Studies Dept. Computer Lab Aide Daytime Custodian Academic Tutor MUSIC NOTES Band News Choir News The Fenton High School Bands have many exciting events going on for the Welcome Back! I hope that you had a wonderful summer…and are prepared for month of September. an even better school year! You can see the FHS Marching Bison Band performing at the following events: We are hitting the ground running with lots of new music to learn, and material to -August 25: Bison Booster BBQ Kick-Off prepare. We started our Market Day Fundraiser on August 31 and it will be running -September 4: 1st Home Football Game Halftime through September 14….If you are interested please see any choir member. Swing -September 11: 2nd Home Football Game Halftime Choir Auditions will take place on September 1 and 2 in the Choir Room - for more -September 12: Northwestern University Band Day during halftime of the NU vs. information please see the choir director. Lastly, we hope to see all interested par- Eastern Michigan football game (for tickets, visit www.nusports.com) ents at the choir booster meeting on Sept. 2 at 6:00 pm in the Choir Room (room -September 18: Middle School Band Night (an event where Blackhawk Middle 10). Thanks! Mrs. Seredy Williams School and Wood Dale Junior High School perform with us that evening) Do you have a Marching Band Practice and Performance calendar? If not, visit September www.fenton100.org/musicweb/marchingband.htm to view one. Swing Choir Auditions: 1st & 2nd @ 3:15-5:00 p.m. The FHS Band Boosters will be having their first meeting of the school year on Choir Boosters Meeting: 2nd at 6:00 pm Monday, August 31 at 6:00 pm in the band room. All interested community mem- Fall Fundraiser-Catalog (Selling Dates: 8/31-9/14, Pick up date: October 19) bers and parents interested in furthering the successful support of the band are welcome. Fenton Choir Boosters The FHS Bands will be selling 2009-2010 Entertainment books to the Fenton Join us the first Wednesday of each month at 6 pm in the Choir Room (rm 10) community. Please call the band office at 630-860-4944 or see a band student to September - Choir Boosters Meeting: 2nd at 6:00 pm purchase yours come September. October - Choir Boosters Meeting: 7th at 6:00 pm Don't forget to order your Scrip (gift cards) for any occasion at November - Choir Boosters Meeting: 4th at 6:00 pm www.fenton100.org/musicweb, click on the Band Booster button at the top and December - Choir Boosters Meeting: 2nd at 6:00 pm scroll down to the New Scrip Order Form link. January - Choir Boosters Meeting: 6th at 6:00 pm The Band Boosters are sponsoring a whole school Market Day delivery this school year. Our first delivery will be Wednesday, September 9 in the small cafe- February - Choir Boosters Meeting: 3rd at 6:00 pm teria between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. For an order form contact booster president March - Choir Boosters Meeting: 3rd at 6:00 pm Donna Lange at email@example.com or order and pay on line at April - Choir Boosters Meeting: 7th at 6:00 pm www.marketday.com. May - Choir Boosters Meeting: 5th at 6:00 pm Page 7 Preparing for Flu Season Although summer is just ending, cold and flu season is already hitting headlines in newspapers and news broad- casts. Fenton High School is committed to helping keep students and staff healthy and safe during flu season and is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stay up-to-date on the latest information. Fenton families can find information regarding the seasonal flu and the H1N1 flu (formerly the swine flu) on Fenton’s website www.fenton100.org, as well as in upcoming issues of the Bison Bulletin. Federal, state, and local officials will be encouraging all individuals to receive a yearly seasonal flu shot as soon as the vaccine is available. The federal government is currently working to develop a vaccine for the H1N1 influenza as well and it is expected to be available mid-October. These vaccines are the single most effective way to prevent the flu and families are encouraged to speak with their doctor or local health department for more information regarding vac- cines. Besides vaccinations, Fenton encourages students and staff to exercise good personal hygiene habits. Remember the three C’s: Clean - Wash your hands frequently to prevent the spread of germs; Cover - Your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve, not your hand; and Contain your germs - stay home if you are sick. BEAT Tip of the Month Bison Environmental Activist Team: BEAT We have heard the words REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE. The emphasis seems to be on recycling which is great and as we saw last can save trees, electricity, and water. However we can save a lot more if we focus on Reducing our consumption. One of the things we can do is try to look for produces that do not come with a lot of packaging. If a product has a lot of packing material, it will take up more space and use more gas and energy to ship it and that extra material will have to be recycled to use more energy or take up space in a landfill. Plastic bottles are another big energy drain and take up much needed landfill space. Instead of buying water from the store, purchase a reusable water bottle and use water from your tap. You can always use a water filter and fill up you bottle with filtered water. The other thing about plastic bottles is that they are made from petroleum, so we can save more petroleum for our cars. The more we can reduce the less energy and landfill space we need. Students do not forget that is you are interested in the Bison Environmental Activist Team, Come see Mr. Baeder. Changes to the Student Handbook YEARBOOK PHOTOS The following changes were omitted from the 2009-2010 calendar and student Spelman Studios, Fenton’s official school handbook. Please be advised of the changes listed under “Co-Curricular Activi- photographer, will be on campus Wednesday, Septem- ties” in the handbook. ber 9 to take student yearbook photos. Pictures will be Jazz Ensemble taken during all physical education classes in the front Jazz ensemble is and extra-curricular ensemble that gives students at Fenton an oppor- gym. Students who do not have a physical education tunity to explore a uniquely American genre of music. This ensemble is open to all stu- class may take their photo before school, during lunch or dents by audition. Students can expect to be exposed to advanced jazz literature and after school. Students and parents should look for photo learn how to improve on their instruments. Performances will be at all Band Concerts, order forms in the September Bison Bulletin mailing or community events, Jazz Concerts and Jazz Festivals. can pick them up in the Main Office, Student Center, and cafeteria. Any students that miss the September 9 Marching Band photo date or students who would like to retake their The FHS Marching Band is a unique ensemble that allows high school students to per- photos may do so on Tuesday, October 20 between form in an outdoor setting. This gives students and exciting musical experience set to 7:30 am and 3:30 pm in the back hallway during lunches marching formations and drills. All Fenton students enrolled in curricular bands are re- and before and after school. quired to be in Marching Band. This ensemble performs at every home football game, Seniors should call Spelman Studios at 630-208- homecoming parade and one - two marching festivals a year. The Fenton Community 0099 for information on senior photos. Seniors can take High School Marching Band is also in high demand for community performances. or retake their senior photos on Tuesday, September 15 Pep Band from 11:45 am to 3:30 pm in the auditorium foyer during Pep Band is an exciting part of being a wind & percussion instrumentalist. It is an oppor- lunch or after school. Seniors unable to take or retake tunity to positively support the basketball/football team, community, parents, school and their senior photos on September 15 have one last peers. It also allows us to perform fun and powerful music in front of an excitable audi- chance to take their senior photos at Fenton on Tues- ence. Pep Band performance dates and guidelines will be distributed in November. All day, October 20 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm in the back Fenton students enrolled in curricular bands are required to be in Pep Band. hallway. Photos can be taken on the 20th before school, during lunch, and after school. Color Guard (formerly Flag Corps) Any questions regarding Color Guard is a combination of movement, dance, and equipment performance (flag and school yearbook photos should rifle) during live musical performances, which is why it is one of the more unique sections be directed to Spelman Studios at in marching band. The FHS Color Guard performs along with the FHS Marching Band 630-208-0099. and is open to any FHS student or band student interested.