Frontier News

Oct 2021

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Frontier Schools Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Students at FSI Elementary & Middle participated in various ways throughout the month in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. Many students dressed in their culture and classroom doors were also decorated to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Professional Development

On Monday, September 20th, Frontier Schools staff and administrators participated in Professional Development training to expand continuous student learning alongside teacher growth. Professional Development provides teachers and administrators an opportunity to foster new skills and techniques that they can apply in the classroom.

Chit Chat with 4th Grade Students!

On September 29th during recess, we asked a few 4th grade students what they felt grateful for that day. Here's what they told us!

Bike Fleet & Equipment Donations Achieved!

On September 23, 2021, many Kindergarten students at Frontier School of Innovation Elementary got on a bicycle for the very first time. Eric Sharp, FSI Elementary Interventionist, and avid bike rider himself, recognized the need for a complete Kindergarten PE Program, including a fleet of 24 Strider AKB-Specific Bikes, helmets, pedal conversion kits, one Strider 20 Bike for teacher instruction, and curriculum. With the support of All Kids Bike and many months of securing donations, Mr. Sharp finally received enough donations to purchase the fleet and equipment. In mid September, Mr. Sharp, Mr. Brown (PE Teacher), and Michael H. (2nd grade student), spent a week assembling the bikes, Michael H. assembling most of them. During PE , Kindergarten students spent time learning how to put on a helmet safely, sit on a bike, balance, and walk the bike while sitting. The excitement and fear in their eyes was exhilarating for all to see. Teachers and administrators were watching from the windows in their classrooms and offices with smiles from ear to ear.

Mr. Sharp's next goal is to raise funds to get another 24 bikes that are 20-inch bikes for 2nd and 3rd grade students. If you're interested in donating, follow this link:

College Visits

High School students from both Frontier School of Excellence and Frontier STEM High School will be attending several college fairs throughout the 2021-22 school year.

Sept. 21: FSHS Attends Infinite Scholars College-Scholarship Fair

Sept. 23: FSE Visits Rockhurst University

Sept. 24: FSE Visits Missouri Western State University

Sept. 27: Avila University Visits FSHS

FSHS Library

Check out all of the great things going on in Ms. Mather's Library! Here is what she told us:

  • The district just upgraded our library software. For the first time students and staff can access the software from any device through their Clever account to research the library catalog and put books on hold. Additionally, students can write book reviews and create collections of materials from the library and the web to share and use when writing papers, presentations, and such.

  • I have a 1000 Book Challenge going on. This year, I have challenged the staff and students of FSHS to read 1000 books. There will be monthly prizes for the top reading homerooms and a drawing for 2 prizes from the top 5 readers. I am trying to find a corporate sponsor to pay for the year end celebration. I'm looking at maybe having a Kona Ice or ice cream truck visit the school in May should we succeed. If you are interested in sponsoring this year end event, please email Jennifer Watson at

  • Several teachers in the district have been utilizing Donors Choose as a way to provide additional materials for our classrooms and libraries. I myself, have had almost $5000 worth of books donated to the library and I currently have an active project eligible for a double donation and another one just funded for over $5000. If you are interested in donating , please email Jennifer Watson at

After School Clubs

There are many opportunities for students to get involved in after school clubs, such as: Advanced Research Club, Gateway Readers' Club, Girls on the Run, Health Occupations Students of America, Writer's Workshop, Math Club, Cooking Club, I.T. Club, Kindness Club, Art & Craft Club, Video Game Design Club, Chess Club, Fitness Club, Environmental Club, etc.

Volleyball Season

Girls volleyball season is underway at Frontier STEM High School. The Lady Panthers first game was Tuesday, September 21st. The team traveled to Olathe, KS to play against the Kansas School For the Deaf. Go Panthers!

Sports are an essential part of our curriculum and are fundamental in the well-rounded development of our students. Frontier Schools offers the following sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Cheer & Dance, Basketball, and Track & Field.

Tiger Store

FSI Elementary celebrates students who maintain good behavior throughout the week. Students use their PBIS tickets at the school's Tiger Store. The Tiger Store is a mini store where students can exchange their PBIS tickets for fun toys and trinkets as a reward for positive behavior.

Elementary Book Fair

Ms. Green, FSI Elementary Librarian, organized a wonderful book fair for students last week. The book fair ran from Sept. 27th – Sept. 30th.
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