May 2023

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Staff and Teacher Appreciation Week!

Frontier Schools celebrated their staff the entire first week of May in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week. To show our appreciation for all that they do, small gifts and catered meals were provided each day of the week. This was just a small token to show our admiration and gratitude to those that teach our children each day.

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2022-23 District Teacher of the Year

At Frontier School of Excellence, we have the privilege of having some remarkable educators as part of our faculty. One such educator is Ms. Alexis Mueller, who serves as the lead of the eighth-grade PLC team. Her dedication to her students, her empathy towards them, and her effective classroom management skills are what makes her an excellent educator.

In addition to being an excellent classroom teacher, Ms. Mueller is an equally outstanding PLC lead. She excels in team development, helping her fellow educators create SMART goals, involving parents in their child's education, planning the 8th grade graduation ceremony, and organizing field trips to enhance learning experiences. Her attention to detail and organizational skills allow her to lead her team through every task with ease.

Congratulations, Ms. Mueller!

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Campus Teachers of the Year!

Congratulations to our 2022-23 Teachers of the Year! Each of you have gone above and beyond our expectations, and we extend a well earned congratulations to you. Keep up the great work, and cheers to your continued success here.

  • Shannon Edmonds, FSI Elementary
  • Stephanie Klinksick, FSI Middle
  • Patricia Kissinger, FSHS
  • Alexis Mueller, FSE

Campus Staff of the Year!

Congratulations to our 2022-23 Staff of the Year! Thank you for going above and beyond what's expected of you! Your work and dedication is spot on – we really appreciate you!

  • Abby Tomczuk, FSI Elementary
  • Logan Park, FSI Middle
  • Nicole Deister, FSHS
  • Melissa Meyer, FSE

Celebrating 5 & 10 Years of Service Recognition

We have a tradition to recognize our employees during Teacher Appreciation Week who are in their 5th or 10th years with Frontier Schools. We thank our teachers and staff for their continued commitment to the Frontier Schools’ system. We truly appreciate their loyalty, dedication, and all of their contributions in making Frontier one of the best schools in KC.

10 Years of Service

5 Years of Service

Staff Appreciation Banquet

On May 3, Frontier Schools celebrated their staff appreciation banquet to recognize the hard work and dedication of their staff members. The awards presented included recognition for years of service, campus staff of the year, campus teachers of the year, and district teacher of the year. Each award recognized the outstanding contributions the recipients have made to the school community and the success of the students.

Congratulations to the winners of the awards and to all the staff of Frontier Schools for their exceptional work!

KC Scholars: FSHS First Round Winners!

It's the moment we've all been waiting for! This year's KC Scholars winners have been announced, and Frontier STEM's very own 13 juniors have been recognized for their achievements. Congratulations, students!
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KC Scholars: FSE First Round Winners!

This is the moment we've all been eagerly anticipating! This year's KC Scholars winners have been announced at Frontier School of Excellence! 5 juniors and 2 freshman have been recognized for their achievements. Congratulations, students!
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FSE National Honor Society Induction

On April 24th, the National Honor Society inducted three new members into its esteemed ranks. Congratulations to the latest inductees of NHS! Your hard work, determination, and commitment to academic excellence has paid off!

  • Selena G.
  • Niara S.
  • Maria P.

FSE Prom

On Saturday, April 29th, FSE juniors, seniors and staff had an unforgettable evening filled with music, dancing, and decadent refreshments. This year's Prom took place at the Music Theater Heritage at Crown Center. All evening, the dance floor was energetic, with students and teachers alike showing off their moves. The evening was a huge success and a night that will be remembered by all those in attendance.

FSHS Senior Banquet

Frontier STEM High School recently hosted a Senior Banquet on April 27th, 2023, as a way to honor and celebrate the achievements of the graduating senior class. The event was held in the school's gymnasium and was attended by senior students, their families, and faculty members. The banquet was a special night for the school community to come together and celebrate the accomplishments of the senior class.
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School-wide Spelling Bee at FSI Elementary

On April 27th, FSI Elementary hosted its annual school-wide spelling bee. Three 1st graders, three 2nds graders, and three 3rd graders participated in the event, and the competition was fierce. The school-wide spelling bee was a great opportunity for students to showcase their spelling skills and compete in a friendly and supportive environment. It was also an excellent way for students to build confidence and improve their public speaking and presentation skills.

Well done to the champions of the spelling competition!

1st Place - Sofia P. (Winning word was "vault")

2nd Place - Cemal G.

3rd Place - Abraham N.

Kindergarten Round Up!

On April 19th, FSI Elementary hosted a Kindergarten Round Up for all the new kids coming in for the 2023-24 school year. It was an exciting day and we were thrilled to welcome our future kindergartners and their families to our campus.

TSA State Leadership Challenge

In mid April, Frontier STEM High school sent 24 students to compete at Missouri Technology Student Association (TSA) State Leadership Challenge (SLC) from April 16-18, 2023. Teams competed in Architectural Design, Board Game Design, Coding, Drone Challenge, Extemporaneous Speech, Fashion Design, Forensic Science and Promotional Design.

Most teams were in the top 10 in the state. One Team, Coding (William A. and Osvaldo A.) made it to the final stage receiving 5th place. Promotional Design, a single person event done by Racheal F., was our 2nd Place winner. Students are now working on perfecting their projects as they move onward to compete at the National Leadership Challenge in Louisville, KY from June 27 through July 3rd.

College Visits

Frontier School of Excellence and Frontier STEM High School participate in several college visits throughout the year. During their visit, students learn about the academic programs offered, campus activities, the admissions process, financial aid, and how to apply for scholarships.

April 7: FSHS Sophomores visit Washington University

April 26: FSHS Juniors visit Mizzou

Parent Academy Events: April

The Parent Academy is a FREE, district-wide initiative that strives to open the lines of communication between home and school by connecting parents to the resources and information needed to support their child's education.

Throughout the year, all campuses will host several Parent Academy events that will consist of educational and inspirational sessions covering a wide variety of topics; including, Conscious Discipline at Home, College Prep and Financial Aid, FAFSA, NWEA, etc.

April 6: ACT, PowerSchool, NWEA, Multicultural Festival, Leadership Camps, PBIS, and attendance for FSE High School.

April 13: PowerSchool, NWEA, Multicultural Festival, Leadership Camps, PBIS, and attendance for FSE Middle School.

The Rainbow Fish Musical

The FSHS Drama Club's final performance was a resounding success. On Friday, April 28, the high school drama club performed The Rainbow Fish Musical, a fitting finale for cast and crew, showcasing their talent and passion for the arts. Great job, Panthers!

FSI Elementary Ice Cream Social

On April 29th, FSI Elementary hosted an ice cream social for students and their families. The ice cream social took place outside and in the gymnasium and featured a variety of ice cream flavors and toppings, including chocolate syrup, sprinkles, and whipped cream. Students and their families had the opportunity to mingle and enjoy their sweet treats together. In addition to the ice cream, the event also included games, raffles, and a silent auction. Everybody enjoyed themselves immensely!

U.S. Navy Guest Speaker at FSHS

On April 24th, Jose Miranda, Director, Technology Security and Technology Programs Directorate with the Navy International Programs Office, stopped by Frontier STEM High School to talk to students about US Navy careers. Mr. Miranda provided an engaging and informative presentation that left the students with a new appreciation for the US Navy.

Pajama Party! Musical

On April 28th, 1st grade students performed the musical Pajama Party for students, families and staff. It was heartwarming to see their parents in the audience, proudly watching and cheering them on. Well done, 1st graders!

Shout out to students and Ms. Mercan, Music Teacher, for all the hard work you put into the performance!

Family Movie Night at FSI Elementary

On April 14th, FSI Elementary hosted an indoor movie night in the FSI Middle gymnasium. Everyone had a blast filling up on popcorn, coloring, and watching Minions: Rise of Gru with their friends and family. We hope you’ll join us again next year!

FSHS Field Trip at Hollis + Miller Architects

On April 13th, FSHS students went on a field trip to Hollis + Miller Architects. The students were given a tour of the firm's office and learned about the various projects the firm has worked on. Students also participated in group competitions in engineering and architecture. The field trip was a great opportunity for the students to learn about the real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and to explore potential career paths in this field.

Home Visits

Teachers and school staff have visited 592 students in 525 homes since the start of the 2022-23 school year.

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.

A SHOUT-OUT to our teachers & staff! Thank you for everything you do!

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