New Charter Sponsorship with University of Missouri – Columbia
As of February 27th, 2019, we are excited to announce our new partnership with the MU Office of Charter School Operations and we look forward to collaborating with them to achieve exceptional educational outcomes for all of our students.
Below is a letter from Frontier Schools' Superintendent:
Dear Frontier Families and Staff,
This letter is to inform you that Frontier Schools Board of Directors has accepted an offer of sponsorship from the University of Missouri – Columbia (MU). MU will be Frontier Schools’ new charter school sponsor effective March 1, 2019.
We are excited to announce our new partnership with the MU Office of Charter School Operations and we look forward to collaborating with them to achieve exceptional educational outcomes for all of our students. MU currently sponsors three charter schools in Kansas City and four charter schools in St. Louis. These schools vary from individual elementary schools to those with multiple campuses, enrolling nearly 6,000 students in 12 schools. You can find more information about the University of Missouri - Columbia Charter School Operations on their website: http://musponsorship.missouri.edu.
We thank the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) and the Charter School Center for the support they have provided to Frontier Schools since 2007 and we look forward to working with them in their new support role.
If you have any questions regarding this transition, please contact Central Office or campus administrators.
Join Us Next Friday at the KC STEM Fest – March 15th, 2019 at 12:15pm!
Frontier Schools Joins the CAPS Network!
The Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) Network is a nationally-recognized model for profession-based education and experiential learning.
“It’s an honor to welcome the Frontier’s students, educators and strategic partners into the CAPS family,” said CAPS Network Coordinator Gregg Brown. “There’s tremendous value in expanding our network to include this vibrant and innovative learning community.”
As part of Frontier’s expanded STEM offerings for students, the school is fundraising capital to build a 2,600-square-foot Innovation Lab annex at Frontier STEM High School. The plans include a makerspace for students “makers” and designers dedicated to experiential learning with industry-standard equipment and tools.
Students will be able to apply STEM theory to practice preparing them for college pathways and careers in specialties such as data management, manufacturing, clinical research, biotechnology and other STEM-related fields locally and regionally.
“We’re excited to be a part of the CAPS Network to collaborate around best practices in STEM education and to open the door to real business experiences for our students, said Frontier Schools District Instructional Coach and High School Science STEM Coordinator Azat Ovezov. “Dedicating a space for professional skill development and project-based learning experiences, will ensure that our students are prepared to solve authentic real-world challenges.”
Parent Teacher Conferences
Family Night at FSI Elementary
This month's theme focused on Black History Month - students and families enjoyed a fun filled evening of activities, games, dancing to jazz, learning about Mae Jemison and creating their own rockets to launch in a STEM challenge. Family Night continues to be a big success for FSI families and staff!
Extreme Science Assembly
FSI Elementary Student Awards
"I Have A Dream" Musical
FSI Middle Spelling Bee Success
He spelled the words DENIM, SALAMI, and GINGHAM. Good luck at the next competition!
FSI Middle MATHCOUNTS Competition
On Saturday, February 2nd, Frontier School of Innovation Middle MATHCOUNTS Club competed in the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series at Burns and McDonnell. The Competition Series consisted of 4 levels of competition: school, chapter, state, and national. Each level of competition is comprised of 4 rounds: Sprint, Target, Team, and Countdown Round. All rounds combined take approximately 3 hours to complete.
The FSI Middle team consisted of 6th and 7th grade students. Beginning in September, teams prepared on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. This was a great opportunity for our students to showcase their skill and hard work!
College Acceptances from Washington University
Pep Rally & Valentine's Dance
FSHS Celebrates Black History Month
Wichita State Visits FSE
UMKC Representative Visits FSE
Shoe Donation Success
Frontier School of Excellence has partnered with Funds2ORgs Group, a business model in the form of a shoe drive fundraiser.The Funds2Orgs Group helps raise money with creative fundraising ideas, without asking for money or selling anything, to provide an economic opportunity for micro-entrepreneurs in developing nations and to help the environment by re-purposing shoes. Students and staff have been hard at work to collect gently used shoes since the beginning. The fundraiser ends on March 14th. So far, over 475 shoes have been donated!
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.
SHPE Presents Noche de Ciencias – March 7th
RSVP for FSHS & FSE Alumni Reunion Dinner – March 13th
Saturday School Schedule
Social Media Photo Release
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.
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.
4. Radio & TV
Local stations share announcements on-air and on their websites.