FRONTIER NEWS

Jan

Accepting Applications for 2018-19

Frontier Schools is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. The application period ends on February 1st for Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten and on March 1st for the grade levels 1 through 12.


The easiest and quickest way to apply is by utilizing the Apply Now. Alternatively you can fill out a paper application form which is available at the front office of the campus or click this link for an English application form or this link for a Spanish application form.


Frontier Schools admission and enrollment policies require applicants to submit a complete application form in order to be considered for admission. A lottery will be conducted and a waiting list developed if the number of applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment.


For detailed admission information, please visit www.frontierschools.org.


Admission Process of Returning Students

Returning students (students who currently attend the school and intend to return the next school year) are exempted from the lottery if they notify the school of their intent to return for the next school year by February 23rd.

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Million Father March

On January 4th, Frontier School of Innovation Elementary and Middle hosted their 3rd Annual Million Father March! Male caregivers including fathers, grandfathers, uncles and brothers were invited to attend and participate in welcoming back students to help kick off the new semester!


Thank you to all the FSI dads and supporters for braving the cold weather to welcome back students and showing your warm support!


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Paws for Reading

On December 1st, elementary students at Frontier School of Innovation began Paws for Reading! This program allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog in order to improve their reading and communication skills – all while feeling comfortable and confident. Students warmed up to Emma immediately and look forward to their next reading session!
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National Honor Society Rings Bells for Salvation Army

On December 21st, the National Honor Society at Frontier STEM High School rang bells for the Salvation Army at four different locations at Zona Rosa. At each location, students sang holiday carols, rang bells and greeted customers to assist the Salvation Army in raising money for those in need. Students enjoyed giving back to the community during their winter break.
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FSE Winter Concert

On December 12th, Frontier School of Excellence hosted their annual Winter Concert for friends, family and staff. Both the Step Up Band and Beginning Band played timeless holiday classics and several crowd favorites. Students practiced hard all semester and were thrilled to show off their talent.

Winter Sing Along at FSI Elementary

On December 20th, Frontier School of Innovation Elementary hosted their school wide Winter Sing Along Concert! All students participated in this fun and interactive holiday event. Students sang and danced to classic holiday songs such as Jingle Bells and Frosty the Snowman. A festive and merry way to kick off their winter break!
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School Wide Spelling Bee at FSI Middle

On December 15th, Frontier School of Innovation Middle hosted their school wide Spelling Bee! Teachers prepped and prepared students the entire week leading up to the finals. A total of 21 students from grades 4-8 competed in the school wide event. Family and friends attended to cheer on students during the competition.


1st Place: Omar H. - 8th Grade

2nd Place: Valerie H. - 5th Grade


Omar's winning word was TAXIDERMY and he will compete on February 3rd in the Division Spelling Bell.


Congratulations to our finalists!

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National Honor Society Visits Harvesters

On December 9th, Frontier STEM High School's National Honor Society (NHS) members visited Harvesters to help sort and repackage onions. Students filled several large boxes to ensure they were ready to be donated to those in need. NHS is looking forward to helping out again on February 10th. Your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed!

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Greeting Cards for Hospitalized Kids

During December, elementary students at Frontier School of Innovation made colorful greeting cards for sick and injured kids who were cooped up in the hospital during the holiday season. Students were more than eager to send comforting thoughts, sunny smiles and wishes for the best!

FSI Middle Competes in Chess Club Competition

On December 9th, the Chess Club at Frontier School of Innovation Middle competed in their first Chess Tournament at Oakhill Day School. One student from each grade level competed in 16 games. Students enjoyed competing with new players in a competitive setting – all while building self-confidence, developing self-learning tools and learning how to evaluate their decision making process. Students are looking forward to the next competition!


A special thank you to our generous sponsor, Dr. Chase, UMKC Charter School Director, for funding the Chess Club!

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PTO Candy Gram Fundraiser

On December 7th, Frontier School of Innovation Elementary hosted their first Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting of the year! During the meeting, parents and teachers brainstormed and planned a December Candy Gram Fundraiser. The fundraiser was a great success - more than 800 candy grams sold! Way to go!
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PTO Tiger Champions: Meet & Greet

On December 6th, Frontier School of Innovation Middle hosted an informal meet and greet for parents to join their PTO Tiger Champions! This was a great opportunity for parents and teachers to get to know each other and collaborate on upcoming school events.

One Sight Vision

On December 5th, Frontier School of Excellence participated in their 3rd Annual partnership with One Sight Vision. One Sight Vision is an organization that brings eye exams to those who lack access to vision care. 20 students received complimentary eye exams and a pair of glasses. Thank you One Sight Vision for helping our students see their bright futures more clearly!
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Holiday Cards for Deployed Military

During December, elementary students at Frontier School of Innovation spent time creating fun and festive holiday cards for deployed service members. Students worked hard to communicate encouragement and express their gratitude to the brave men and women in all branches of the U.S. military.
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FSI Middle Cooking Club

Cooking Club continues to be a great success at Frontier School of Innovation Middle. Each week students learn how to prepare healthy meals during their club time. Students have created dishes from flavorful fried rice to fun holiday cookies!


Thank you to our generous sponsors at the River Market - Global Produce, Cristina’s Produce and Al Habashi Mart!

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Home Visits

Home visits continue to go strong at Frontier Schools. Teachers and school staff have visited approximately 450 students in their homes since the start of the 2017-18 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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Multicultural Festival!

Please join us on April 13th for our district-wide, annual Multicultural Festival that celebrates and connects the many cultures that are represented at Frontier Schools. Our diverse student body draws from more than 10 countries - this is something to celebrate! The event is meant to capture and create community by encouraging people to learn from each other while sharing tradition and culture.


While the Festival takes place all in one evening, preparing and getting ready for the hundreds of students, families, and community members that come takes months. Our staff, students, and families work very hard preparing their country booths, performances, and eclectic dishes. Country booths are designed to highlight the country's flag, traditions, celebrations, foods, dress and notable art. This fun and exciting event is guaranteed to have something for everyone, including: music, dance, poetry, art, games, and an abundance of authentic foods representing diverse cultures.


We hope to see you there!

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Saturday School Begins on January 20th

Saturday School provides an extra day of learning and helps Frontier students enhance their mastery of Language Arts and Math.


To register, contact your school's front office. Free transportation and snacks will be provided.


You're child will be notified by a school administrator if their attendance is critical.

Student Portal: Attendance Tab

Attention Parents! Your child must be present at school at least 90% throughout the school year to be promoted to the next grade level. To assist you in monitoring this, we've updated the Attendance Tab in the Student Portal.
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KC STEM Fest 2018 Donations!

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Click here to complete your secure online donation or mail us a check payable to Frontier Schools at 30 W Pershing Rd, Suite 402, Kansas City, MO 64108.


Have questions or need help? Contact Jennifer Watson at (816) 241-6200 or jwatson@frontierschools.org.


For more information about the KC STEM Fest, visit www.kcstemfest.org.

Playground Project! Donations Welcomed!

FSI Elementary is home to K-3rd grade classes for approximately 500 students. These school years offer them their last opportunity to still be kids before moving on to middle school.


With our increased enrollment, recess on the playground at FSI Elementary needs additional space and updated equipment. We hope that you will be able to join us in funding a much needed playground. Any support will be highly appreciated by Frontier Schools and the students we serve. Can we count on your support? If so, click here to complete your secure online donation. If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Watson at jwatson@frontierschools.org.


Note: All donations are tax-deductible and a donation receipt will be provided.

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FSE Youth and Government (YAG) Field Trip

On November 30th, students at Frontier School of Excellence participated in a 3 day school field trip to Jefferson City. Youth and Government (YAG) is a student-driven simulation of state government, which involves 1,000 Missouri youth in grades 8-12. Beginning in the fall of each year, students come together in their local delegations to choose their roles, register and prepare for the State Convention. At the State Convention, students create their version of state government under the guidelines of the Missouri Constitution. All participants in Missouri come together for this three-day event at the State Capitol. Legislators meet in committees and in the House and Senate chambers to debate legislation. Attorneys try their cases before student judges and engage in a moot trial competition. Participants also engage in campaigns and elections for officers who will serve during the following year.
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Aviation Institute of Maintenance Job Shadow

On December 8th, students at Frontier School of Excellence visited the Aviation Institute of Maintenance. Students participated in hands-on activities and received a first-hand look at aircraft mechanical programs within the Aviation field. Your futures are bound to soar!
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JCCC Representative Visits FSE

On December 4th, Ivan Ramirez, a representative from Johnson County Community College visited with freshman, sophomores, and juniors at Frontier School of Excellence to share best practices for building a successful future. Mr. Ramirez shared strategies and ideas to start earning an associates degree, working towards a certification, getting a head start on a four-year degree, enhancing goals and earning college credit. An insightful and informative visit to jump start student's futures!

Seniors Visit Metropolitan Community College (MCC)

On December 6th, seniors from Frontier School of Excellence visited MCC. Students learned about the university's facilities, student life, culture on campus, academics, and the programs offered. Students had an enlightening visit and are ready to start on their applications!
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Jordan Williams, CRLP Guest Speaker Visits

On December 14th, Frontier School of Excellence received a visit from Jordan Williams, a CRLP guest speaker from Junior Achievement. Mr. Williams talked about how determination and perseverance can help you overcome challenges and how you can use your creativity and intellect to become successful. Mr. Williams encouraged and motivated students to pursue their dreams.
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Inclement Weather Procedure

During inclement weather Frontier Schools will implement a school closing policy to ensure the safety of our students.


Students may be released early or classes may be cancelled entirely due to inclement weather. Please be familiar with the following information sources in the event of school cancellations, early releases or late starts.


Channels of Communication:

1. School Website:

Please check your school’s website for information regarding school closings and other cancellations within minutes of a decision.


2. SchoolMessenger:

Phone and optional voice/text messages are sent to school families when classes are cancelled, delayed or students are released early.


3. Social Media:
We will post information on the Frontier Schools District Facebook and Twitter page.

4. Radio & TV

Local stations share announcements on-air and on their websites.

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