FSE Gymnasium Ribbon Cutting
Students, staff, and the community celebrated the new 9,422 square feet, state of the art gymnasium which provides built in bleachers, an entry way, locker rooms, restrooms and support offices. The space will be used primarily for physical education classes during the school day, after school activities and team sport practices. It will also provide a large space for various events and activities, such as sporting games, school concert performances, college & career fairs and community events.
Take a look at some comments about the new gymnasium!
"We are really excited to have a new gym. Our students are benefiting from it every day. I believe it will have a positive effect on our school culture – we're already seeing signs of it." – Mr. Isgandarli, Principal of FSE
“It brings more school spirit for team events and it encourages a school community. It’s also a nice break from the classroom – it’s refreshing to look outside! I like that the gym has a pop of color and natural lighting.” – Hilary G., 11th grade
“It was a long awaited addition worth waiting for.” – Jayden F., 11th grade
“It brings us opportunities to stay inside for activities.” – Jennifer P., 8th grade
“It gives us more options to interact with friends in a new space indoors.” – Osiris G., 8th grade
Southtown Council Awards Reception
Due to the expansion of the school with the addition of the new gym, the Southtown Council and Foundation selected Frontier School of Excellence as one of their 2018 Southtown Construction & Major Investment Award recipients. Frontier representatives
proudly attended their awards reception on Friday, October 19th.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Show Me KC Schools Tour at FSHS
"Our community partners were blown away at the projects that your kids were working on - every time I am there it is more and more clear to me that this is the best choice for my own so! I love visiting Frontier and I see something new every time!" - Leslie Kohlmeyer, Director of Programs, Show Me KC Schools
KCIA High School Fair
Academie Lafayette High School Fair
Thank you again to the amazing representatives at the Kansas City Community Gardens for inspiring the growth of knowledge in gardening for our students.
Paws for Reading
Bryan Busby Visits FSI Elementary
Special guest, Bryan Busby from KMBC News visited 3rd graders to teach them all about weather! Students learned about weather prediction, tornadoes, lightning, and what to do when dangerous weather strikes!
Family Movie Night at FSI Middle
Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) at FSHS
The CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
A BIG thank you to the trainers who dedicated their time and effort to educate and inform our students!
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Congratulations to our newest 2018-19 National Honor Society members!
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
HOSA Fall Leadership Conference
Frontier STEM High Schools' Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), participated in the Fall Leadership Conference on October 18th & 19th. The keynote speaker was KC Wolf, Dan Meers. HOSA is a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE.
HOSA members participated in 16 hours of training with SKILLS USA. Students received in depth training on leadership skills, holding effective meetings, working in committees, practicing effective communication through public speaking, membership recruitment, teamwork and conflict resolution, how to deliver effective marketing practices, and about being your best self.
Juniors Visited Harry S. Truman Museum and Library
On October 11th, juniors from Frontier School of Excellence visited the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Students received an in depth tour of the museum and were able to participate in a unique student program called, The White House Decision Center. This nationally recognized hands-on history lab allowed students to step into the roles of President Truman and his advisers. Students had the opportunity to work with formally classified documents and collaborate together to take on some of history’s greatest challenges. This was a unique experience for students to a get first hand look at what it takes to work in a Presidential office.
Seniors Attend International Relations College and Career Fair
Welcome - FSE's 1st Robot!
FSE's 1st Robot was born on October 18, 2018 - he is moving and learning new life skills!
Breast Cancer Fundraiser at FSE
FSE sophomore, Leandre H., proposed the idea of having a breast cancer fundraiser with the help of the Student Council and school staff. The idea, collaboration and planning came into full effect on Tuesday, October 30th when students at Frontier School of Excellence hosted their first Breast Cancer Fundraiser.
The carnival themed after school event consisted of carnival style games, refreshments, a pumpkin pie in the face game, and a surprise raffle! Students, staff and guests were encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween or carnival style costume. This was an admirable event to help raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Festival was a great success - raising more than $480. Thank you to all the students and staff who helped make this event such a great success!
New Library at FSE
Mr. Hopkins, the new Librarian, designed the library to feel and look like a café – with tall tables and chairs, a lounge section, and an overall studious and warming atmosphere. The setup and design allows students to work independently or in a group.
Mr. Hopkins continues to work tirelessly to ensure that the library has something for everyone, including many genres – young adult, nonfiction, graphic novels and much more! He is currently working on obtaining e-readers to expand the library's digital inventory. Mr. Hopkins also plans to start a Reading Challenge around the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) nominated books for 2018-19 and to create a virtual space for students to browse and explore book recommendations from other students. Students at FSE are thrilled to have such a great space to work on group projects and expand their literary horizons.
Thank you for all of your hard work Mr. Hopkins – it doesn't go unnoticed!
New Building Signage at FSE
Red Ribbon Week
For more information about Red Ribbon Week and participating in the National Red Ribbon Campaign Pledge, please visit: http://redribbon.org/pledge.
Fall into Character
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.
FSHS' Juniors Visit the University of Missouri - Columbia
FSHS' Seniors Tour the University of Central Missouri
Donnelly College Visits FSE
University of Central Missouri Visits FSE
FSE Freshman Tour Rockhurst University
FSHS vs. FSE Volleyball Game!
HOSA Main Event Fundraiser on November 11th!
4th Annual Muffins with Mom on November 29th!
5th Annual Multicultural Festival on Friday, December 7th!
FSHS State of the Art Innovation Lab!
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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