Frontier News

November 2019

Outreach Talk Series

Representative Ingrid Burnett

Frontier Schools' Outreach & Communications Department organizes and hosts four Outreach Talk Series with Community Leaders each year.

On Thursday, October 24th, Representative Ingrid Burnett (District 19) was our invited speaker. Attendees consisted of 40 seniors from Frontier STEM High School, along with staff and local community leaders. Rep. Burnett spoke about her 37 years of experience in education including working as a counselor, a teacher, a principal in the Catholic and Independence Public School Systems, and serving on the Kansas City Public School District School Board. Her primary message to students was to always be your true authentic self and to stay focused on your dreams.

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Accepting Applications 2020-21

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Frontier Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year! Any student who lives within the Kansas City Public School boundaries is eligible to apply for grades Pre-K-12.

Pre-K Applications

Frontier Schools is accepting 60 new Pre-K students for the 2020-21 school year. Applications are being accepted for children who turn 4 on or before September 1st, 2020.

For more information on the admissions process, please visit and click "Apply Now".

School Fairs

KIPP Endeavour Academy & Brookside Charter

On Thursday, October 10th and Thursday, October 24th, Frontier Schools Central Office and College Counselors attended the Kipp Endeavor Academy and Brookside Charter School Fair to inform potential students and their families about the academics and programs offered at Frontier Schools.

Campus Events

Parent Teacher Conferences

On Friday, October 4th, Frontier Schools held district-wide Parent-Teacher Conferences. Students along with their parents met with teachers on an individual basis to discuss student performance and ideas for improvement.
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Fun Times at the Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch

Throughout the month of October, FSI Elementary students visited the Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch in Kearney, MO for a class field trip. Students picked out pumpkins, played in the corn maze, enjoyed a hayride and played with local farm animals. This was a fun field trip for all grades, staff, and family members who attended. A big shout out to all of our volunteer chaperones!

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Political Cartoonist and Author Visit FSHS

On Thursday, October 17th, Celeste Wamire, Illustrator and Political Cartoonist, and Kathryn Toure, Author, visited Frontier STEM High School to share information about their career choices. Students were interested in knowing where they found their motivation, how they deal with doubt and what inspired them to choose their line of work.
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Red Carpet Parent Breakfast at FSHS

On Thursday, October 3rd, Frontier STEM High School hosted their annual Red Carpet Parent Breakfast! During breakfast, parents learn more information about the academic school year and collaborate on ideas for future improvements.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

On Friday, October 25th, Frontier STEM High School celebrated and recognized Hispanic Heritage with an educational walking tour hosted by their Geography & Spanish classes. Students explored various Hispanic countries and their cultures!

Future Women's Leadership Forum

On Tuesday, October 22nd, senior girls from Frontier School of Excellence attended the Future Women's Leadership Forum at the Kaufman Foundation Center. The forum was designed to empower female high school students in a learning environment that inspires them to dream big as they prepare for their futures. Students met and spoke with inspirational female role models from a variety of business industries, listened to an executive panel discussion and received one-on-one mentoring. The annual Forum changes the lives of hundreds of young ladies by inspiring them to reach for and achieve their dreams.
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FSE & STEM Alumni Dinners

On Friday, October 11, Frontier STEM High School and Frontier School of Excellence each hosted Alumni dinners for their respective campuses. Returning students enjoyed an evening reuniting with friends, playful games and a catered dinner.
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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is all about drug prevention and awareness. This year's theme was," Send A Message. Stay Drug Free." Take a look at how Frontier Schools created awareness at their campus!

For more information about Red Ribbon Week and participating in the National Red Ribbon Campaign Pledge, please visit:

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College Visits

Visit to the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

On Monday, October 7th, students from Frontier STEM High School and Frontier School of Excellence visited the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Students received an in-depth tour of their facilities and learned about the academic programs offered.
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Avila University at FSHS

On Wednesday, October 9th, representatives from Avila University visited students at Frontier STEM High School to discuss the academic programs they offer, the admissions process, financial aid, and scholarships.


On Tuesday, October 15th, sophomores visited and toured Missouri Western State University (MWSU). Students toured the campus and dorm rooms, ate lunch at the student union and learned more about the admissions process.
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Annual Ivy League Trip

On October 17th &18th, 12 juniors from Frontier STEM High School participated in the schools annual Ivy League College Tour. Universities visited included Harvard University, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Yale University and Columbia University. Students and faculty advisers also made time to visit Central Park, Times Square, take a bus tour of New York City and enjoy a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty. These annual trips continue to be an amazing and eye-opening opportunity for students to aspire and achieve greatness.
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Northwest Missouri State University Visits FSHS

On Wednesday, October 30th, representatives from Northwest Missouri State University visited Frontier STEM High School seniors to discuss academic programs, life on campus, scholarship opportunities and the admissions process.
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WSU Visits FSE

On Monday, October 7th, a representative from Wichita State University visited students and shared information regarding admissions, financial aid, and scholarships. Students also participated in a fun STEM building activity.
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KSU Visits FSE

On Tuesday, October 29th, representatives from Kansas State University shared information regarding admissions, financial aid, and scholarships with senior students.


FSI Elementary

Students participated in a Fall Spooktacular event at the Metropolitan Community College Business & Technology campus for the third year in a row! Students played carnival-style games, enjoyed snacks and trick or treated throughout the campus. What a fun and interactive afternoon for students before heading back to school to enjoy their fall classroom activities.
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FSI Middle

FSI Middle School held their annual morning assembly to celebrate “Fall into Reading Character”! For this event, students and staff dressed up as their favorite character from one of their favorite books. Students also participated in a trivia game to test their knowledge of novel characters. A fun event that encourages students to keep reading!
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Edgar Allen Poe

Mrs. Ivanov's 9th grade class at Frontier STEM High School have been reading, "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe and she thought of a creative way to help her students become more involved with the story while celebrating the Spooky Season. Students composed sensory poems based on details from the story and designed face masks centered around the story's location during the Carnival in Venice!
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FSE Hosts Spooktober Night

On Saturday, October 26th, Frontier School of Excellence's Student Council hosted their 2nd Annual Spooktober Night for students and staff. The event featured a haunted hallway, carnival games, a costume contest, and a raffle. Over 200 families participated in this event which helped Student Council raise over $370 that will be used towards the Junior/Senior prom and the FSE Athletic Department.
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FSI Middle

Frontier School of Innovation Middle's Volleyball Team had a great season of 14-4! Great job ladies! We can't wait until next season begins! Go Tigers!
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Home Visits

Home visits continue to go strong at Frontier Schools. Teachers and school staff have visited approximately 443 students in 270 home visits since the start of the 2019-20 school year.

With our diverse student body, home visits are paramount in bridging cultural gaps that might exist. These visits also provide opportunities for staff to understand their students better by visiting them in their home environments. The goal is to foster a true partnership - with both students and their families.

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Help Us #FixTheGlitch!

Please see the video and graphic below from Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCSPA) about funding equity in charter public schools.
Missouri Public School Funding Equity
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KC STEM Fest - March 13th, 2020!

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Frontier Schools’ is building a modern, state-of-the-art Innovation Lab attached to the Frontier STEM High School.

This project-based approach is an essential part of immersive STEM education; it makes the experience real for the students. They will be able to conceive a project, be it a product or prototype, and follow the production process from conception to physical

reality. Students will understand the technology that powers their creations; both the

hardware and the software. The goal is to build a strong, authentic knowledge-based theory to applied skills in STEM education, ensuring Frontier’s high school graduates will

be prepared to enter collegiate level science, technology, engineering and mathematics

programs with the skills to succeed on day one.

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