Welcome Back Frontier Students & Staff!
We're off to a fantastic start for the 2019-20 school year!
The 1st Annual Charter School Convocation
Other schools sponsored by MU are Ewing Marion Kauffman School, Genesis School, KIPP: Endeavor Academy, and Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy.
Teachers and staff attended various breakout and round-table discussions with several topics, including Creating Visual Teaching Tools for Conferring, Reaching Goals with Your English Language Learners, Design Thinking for Innovation, Steps to Special Education, Effective Family Engagement, Fundraising and Parent Involvement, and much more!
All participants received a complimentary t-shirt with their schools' names with #WeTeachKC.
This was a valuable opportunity for teachers and administrators to collaborate and learn new techniques that can be utilized during the 2019-20 school year.
Thank you to those who made this event possible!
- Ardie Bland, Municipal Judge, Keynote Speaker
- Gerry Kettenbach, Director of MU Charter School Operations
- Shanika Harris, Charter Liasion
- Margaret R. Glash, Charter School Specialist
- Megan Cunningham, Genesis School
- Elizabeth Gude, Frontier Schools
- Ashley Walker, Tolbert Academy
District Professional Development
FSHS's Solar Panther Summer Competition
Frontier STEM High School, Solar Panther’s Team, for their 6th place triumph in the Classic Division at the National Solar Car Challenge Race held at the Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas, Texas. As the only school representing the entire state of Missouri and just their second year competing in the challenge, the Solar Panther’s stayed on track, lap for lap, while competing with 44 nationwide teams on a track radiating temperatures up to 150 degrees as they successfully completed 366 miles at an average speed of 13.1 miles per hour.
“We are very proud of our students. Their hard work, determination, teamwork, and sportsmanship paid off during the competition,” said Azat Ovezov, STEM Coordinator for the Solar Panthers.
“As a STEM-focused school, this event helps students see first-hand how science, technology, engineering, math, creativity, and collaboration work together. It is our vision and mission to empower students to discover and develop their gifts and talents, preparing them for the jobs projected for the American workforce. This is just one of the ways we are accomplishing this,” said Ugur Demircan, Superintendent of Frontier Schools.
The Solar Car Challenge is an educational program designed to help motivate students in science, engineering, and alternative energy, and teach students how to design, engineer, build, race and evaluate roadworthy solar cars. The Solar Car Challenge Foundation, based in Plano, Texas, is celebrating its 26th anniversary this year. To view the 2019 Solar Car Challenge results or for more information, visit www.solarcarchallenge.com.
FSHS Displays Solar Car at Fox 4 News and KCPD Movie Night
The Solar Panther Team enjoyed a fun night of interacting with the community members and sharing their Solar Car experiences.
FSI Elementary Welcomes Back the KCCG
The Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) has returned to FSI Elementary for another great season of harvesting! New and returning students have an awesome opportunity to learn more about plants and gardening with hands-on experience!
U.S. Marines Recruit at FSE
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.
2nd Annual Parent Academy - Saturday, September 28th!
Parents and guardians are invited to participate in various sessions including
- Dialogue with the Consulate of Mexico
- Helping Your Child Make Healthy Relationships Choices
- How To Help Your Child With Math Homework
- STEM High School Activities
- Drugs & Alcohol
- Credit Report & Scores
- Understanding the Socio-Emotional Needs of Your Child
- What is a Charter School
- Frontier Schools College Counseling Program Overview
- Parent Portal
- ELL Program & Testing, Understanding Your Child’s ELL Score Report
- Suicide Prevention
Click here to sign up for the Parent Academy!
If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Watson, Director of Communications & Outreach for Frontier Schools at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th Annual Multicultural Festival - Friday, December 13th!
FSHS State of the Art Innovation Lab
Frontier Schools’ is planning to build 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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