Frontier News

January 2019

5th Annual Multicultural Festival

On December 7th, hundreds of visitors came out to enjoy music, food, and dances from all over the world at Frontier Schools’ 5th Annual Multicultural Festival.

This district-wide event offered a feast of culinary delights from more than 40 country booths and student performances including– FSE’s school concert band, a Turkish folk dance, a Quinceaera dance, a Somalian fashion show, Hip-hop dances, German, Korean, and French songs, Hispanic songs and dances, and so much more!

The enthusiasm of the participants and crowd was spectacular as they celebrated and connected with our diverse student body – representing more than 10 countries.

The festival clearly established a community atmosphere, encouraging everyone to learn from each other while sharing traditions and cultures.

While the Festival was held all in one evening, preparing and getting ready for the hundreds of students, families, and community members took months of planning. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us!

Frontier Schools would also like to thank our students and staff for their dedication,

commitment, and involvement in this year’s 5th Annual Multicultural Festival.

Campus Activities

Bully Prevention at FSI Elementary

During the first week of December, FSI Elementary celebrated Bully Prevention Week with different activities, games, and dress down days such as: I'm Dreaming of a Bully Free School (pajama day), Don't Let Bullies Get You in A Frizzy (crazy hair day), It's OK To Be Different (mismatch day), Buddy Up Against Bullies (twin day), Team Up Against Bullies (favorite shirt/jersey day). A fun and educational week for students!
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Paws for Reading

Paws for Reading is a highly anticipated and beloved activity that students and staff look forward to every first Friday of the month! Emma and Nala sit with students individually or in groups while students practice reading aloud. This creates a safe and inviting space for students to feel comfortable and at ease while improving their reading skills. Emma and Nala enjoy the company and all the new interesting stories!
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Flakes Musical

On December 18th, FSI Elementary 2nd graders put on a fun and festive "Flakes" Musical for their families and friends. Students dressed up as snow flakes or in their favorite holiday outfit to perform winter songs, including "Cold Snap", "We're Flakes", "SNIRT", "Nothing Special" and "One in a Million"! A sure way to get everyone in the holiday spirit!
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Basketball Jamboree at KU

On December 1st, both the girls and boys basketball teams from FSI Middle went head-to-head in a tournament against other local teams at Kansas University's Robinson Center. Students had a great time and look forward to doing it again next year!
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School Wide Spelling Bee at FSI Middle

On December 14th, Frontier School of Innovation Middle hosted their school wide Spelling Bee! Teachers prepped and prepared students the entire week leading up to finals. Students from grades 4-8 competed in the school wide event. Family and friends attended to cheer on students during the competition.

1st Place: Michael W., 7th Grade

2nd Place: William A., 7th Grade

Michael's winning word was CLAVICLE and he will compete on February 16th at the Division Spelling Bell.

Congratulations to our finalists!

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Chess Club Tournament

FSI Middle

On December 8th, the Chess Club at Frontier School of Innovation Middle competed in their first Chess Tournament at Shoal Creek Elementary. The tournament consisted of 3 sections with 4 different rounds where students 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, understanding sportsmanship and learning how to evaluate their decision making process. Students are looking forward to the next competition!

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Frontier STEM High School

Congratulations to the Chess Club for winning 2nd Place as a team!
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HOSA Fundrasier

On December 17th, Frontier STEM HOSA and Frontier Innovation HOSA worked together to complete a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch in Liberty, MO. Students raised funds by busing tables and talking with guests about HOSA and their individual education goals. At the end of the night, students raised $287.93 towards being able to go to State Leadership Conference!
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FSE's Winter Concert

On December 11th, Frontier School of Excellence's Beginning Band and Concert Band played their first concert of the school year for family, friends and staff! Ms. Slagle, Director of Bands, led each band as they performed classic holiday songs such as Jingle Bells, Silent Night and We Wish You a Merry Christmas! This was a wonderful night for the bands to showcase their hard work and celebrate the holiday season.
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Boys Scouts of America Visit FSE

On December 14th, representative Randy Wood from Boy Scouts of America, Heart of America Council visited with students to share information about exploring future opportunities after graduation at their National location.
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Home Visits

Home visits continue to go strong at Frontier Schools. Teachers and school staff have visited approximately 560 students during 362 home visits since the start of the 2018-19 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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Giving Back

Frontier Schools

This holiday season Frontier Schools assisted 47 Frontier families including 200 individuals through the Adopt A Family Program!

Frontier STEM High School had a "Giving Wall" that contributed to the adopted families.

A HUGE thank you to our amazing and generous donors:

Frontier Staff Employees, Family and Friends, UAW CAP Committee, Microsoft Corporation,

Mobile Instrument Service and Repair, St. Peters & All Saints Episcopal Church, Rockhurst University, St. Thomas Aquinas Rugby Team, Jason's Deli, Cleveland Chiropractic, Edward Jones, Mike Gronniger, Pitsco Education, 54th St. Restaurant, Adams Mark Hotel & Conference Center, Kevin Flattery and ADT Security Services.

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FSI Elementary

The Microsoft Corporation adopted two families from FSI Elementary and the families received everything on their wish lists as well as over $800 in gift cards!

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KC Scholar Recipients

Congratulations to Ismail A., Yoanna C., and Stephanie P.! They received amazing news from KC Scholars and earned $50k for their future college education! Congratulations, you've earned it!

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Saturday School Schedules

FSI Elementary and Middle

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Frontier STEM High School

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High School Student Career Fair for Frontier STEM High School
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If you marked "NO" on your application and you would like to see you child on social media, please feel free to contact your campus to allow your child to have photo permission.
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FSHS State of the Art Innovation Lab!

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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.

You can help now by giving to our campaign! To donate, click here!

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

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. School Messenger:

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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