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Donuts with Dad

Frontier School of Innovation Middle hosted their annual Donuts with Dad breakfast! On February 8th, 4th-8th grade students, along with their dads or the special men in their life, enjoyed coffee, juice, fruit and fresh donuts together before classes began. It was a lovely morning for everyone in attendance.
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Kinders Celebrate Valentine's Day

Kinders at Frontier School of Innovation Elementary celebrated Valentine’s Day in a big way! Students celebrated friendship by exchanging Valentine’s Day cards and interacting in fun classroom games!
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Kindness Club

Frontier School of Innovation Middle’s Kindness Club meets each week to come up with new and creative ways to spread kindness throughout the school! Students in the Kindness Club created s’more packages for teachers as a Valentine’s Day surprise!

We couldn’t be s’more happy to be apart of FSI Middle!

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Alumni Spotlight: Demetrius Cooper

Demetrius Cooper graduated from Frontier School of Excellence in 2013 and he is currently studying Criminal Justice at the University of Central Missouri (UCM). After graduation, Demetrius plans to attend law school to become a child advocate lawyer. Demetrius is a former member of the Pre-Law Student Association and Co-Founder of an organization called Association of Juvenile and Corrections Students at UCM.

Demetrius has many fond memories looking back on his time at FSE; one in particular was his time spent in theatre class. Demetrius shared, “I had the privilege of choosing the scripts for my classmates to act out - it was a great feeling and made me consider becoming a director.” Demetrius also remembers the great memories, experiences, and opportunities he had while involved in the College Readiness Leadership Program (CRLP).

“Frontier School of Excellence was a great place for me to receive my education; I was able to learn perseverance and understand the importance of staying focused on my goals."

Calendar Updates

Pending no future inclement weather, please see below for calendar updates:

3rd Quarter will end on MARCH 16th, 2018.

4th Quarter will begin on MARCH 19th, 2018.

Last day of school will be on MAY 23rd, 2018.

Summer School Dates: Coming Soon!

Frontier Schools Safety and Security

It is never easy to hear about or understand senseless school tragedies. Our students are our top priority and Frontier Schools is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for them. We continually assess and evaluate our protocols and security systems. Processes in place include:

Security Guards:

Each school has an assigned security guard stationed in the front lobby. They circulate through the building and the grounds at various times to make sure everything is secured.

Secured Entries:

All schools have secured entries which require office staff or a security guard to allow entry into the buildings.


All visitors must provide photo identification. IDs are scanned through our Raptor Security System and a background check is quickly conducted.


Security cameras are in place throughout the buildings and parking lots and record any activity in or on school grounds.


All teachers and staff members practice fire, tornado and intruder drills on a regular basis. In addition, teachers are trained in CPI (Crisis Prevention and Intervention) and ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate).

Trauma Informed Care:

Frontier Schools are trauma informed schools and have measures in place to assist students and families.

Social Workers:

Each school has a Crisis Intervention Team allowing students access to social workers and/or other trained staff members who need assistance throughout the school day.

Frontier Schools will continue to assess and evaluate to make sure our students are learning in a safe and secure environment.

Parent Academy - Saturday, April 28th

Frontier Schools will be hosting their 1st Annual One Day Parent Academy on April 28th, 2018 from 9am-12pm at Frontier School of Innovation Middle.

Parents and guardians are invited to participate in various sessions including, Birth Control, Pregnancy Prevention, Budgeting & Personal Finance, Suicide Prevention, Drug & Alcohol Awareness, MAP Testing Tips & Tricks, How to Help Your Child with Math Homework, etc.

More information to come - stay tuned!

If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Watson at

Frontier Schools Complimentary Yard Signs!

Frontier Families: Together let’s show our support for Frontier Schools! Stop by your school and pick up a sign to place in your yard.
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Home Visits

Home visits continue to go strong at Frontier Schools. Teachers and school staff have visited approximately 758 students in 496 home visits 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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Importance of Attendance & Student Portal

Importance of Attendance:

Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success – both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, and avoid dangerous behavior.

Student Portal:

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.

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

Playground Project: Update

The construction of the Playground Project will begin on March 1st, 2018 and should be completed by Spring 2018.

FSI Elementary is home to K-3rd grade classes for approximately 500 students, but is proud to announce the opening of the new Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) program for the 2018-19 school year. 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.

If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Watson at

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FSHS Celebrates Black History Month

On Tuesday, February 27th, Frontier STEM High School held an assembly to celebrate Black History Month. During the assembly, several students presented on well known African American figures, followed by a presentation from Cathie Moss with the American Negro Museum. This was an educational assembly to enhance the understanding of the role of African Americans in helping to build America.
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Science Olympiad Competition

The Science Olympiad Club at Frontier School of Innovation Middle competed in the Science Olympiad Regionals for the 3rd year in a row! Students competed in 18 different events such as Optics, Experimental Design, Thermodynamics, Roller Coaster and so much more against 17 teams! They excelled to 12th place in the competition with a team consisting of four 8th graders, one 7th grader, and eight 6th graders. They cannot wait to compete again next year!

Thank you to the Science Olympiad coaches - Mrs. Raymer, Ms. Wallace, Ms. Isum, and Mr. Novotny for your guidance and positive motivation!

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Family Night at FSI Elementary

On February 27th, Frontier School of Innovation Elementary hosted a Family Literature Night. Each quarter, elementary students and families are invited to participate in educational after school fun and games with teachers and staff.

Family Night continues to be a big success for FSI families and staff!

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FSI Middle 8th Graders Shadow FSHS

On February 9th, 8th grade students from Frontier School of Innovation Middle visited Frontier STEM High School for a school tour and to shadow high school students while learning about high school expectations, curriculum, and the various clubs offered.

We can’t wait to see all the new freshman faces this fall!

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Book Fair

During the week of February 26th - March 2nd, both Frontier School of Innovation Elementary and Middle School hosted their semi-annual Book Fair in their school’s library. Each classroom scheduled times for students to visit and browse the selection of new books, games, and school supplies. Students created a wish list to share with their families. The Book Fair stayed open after school so families could purchase the items their child/ren’s wished for.

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FSHS vs. FSE Basketball Game

Basketball season is in full swing! On January 19th, Frontier STEM High School Panthers played Frontier School of Excellence Falcons for the second time this season! The competition was fiercely fun as the two teams faced off in another great game! It has been an exciting season for the Panthers and Falcons!

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FSE Attends AT&T Aspire Mentoring Academy

On February 8th, Frontier School of Excellence students attended the AT&T Aspire Mentoring Academy in Kansas City! Students were able to engage with professionals and partake in workshops including; Career Planning, Defining a Good Work Ethic, The Importance/Impact of Attendance, Delivering Exceptional Customer Service and the Sales Career job shadow opportunity. This was a beneficial experience for students to gain helpful advice for their future.
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The University of Kansas Cancer Center Tours FSHS

On February 8th, Christine Wilson and Dr. Lisa Harlen-Williams, representatives from the University of Kansas Cancer Center received a student led tour of Frontier STEM High School. The National Cancer Center Institute provides training and education to students interested in science and medical research.

Thank you Ms. Wilson and Dr.Harlen-Williams for visiting STEM High School, we look forward to partnering with you!

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Damion Watson, CRLP Guest Speaker Visits

Damion Watson, a College Readiness Leadership Program (CRLP) guest speaker visited Frontier School of Excellence students on February 13th, to demonstrate how to build and maintain professional relationships. Mr. Watson gave an outgoing and detailed presentation that motivated students to practice their networking skills while inspiring students to feel more confident in networking settings.

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On February 7th, Christopher Madden, Director of Young Achievers from the YMCA of Greater Kansas City visited Frontier STEM High School seniors to provide an overview of the various activities planned for the rest of the school year. To assist seniors with college and career transitions, STEM will implement components from the University of Chicago's curriculum.
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FSHS Experiences The Beyond Planet Earth Exhibit

Frontier STEM High School’s Environment and Astronomy classes visited Prairiefire Museum on February 13th to see the Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration Exhibit. Students interacted and learned about the future of space travel as scientists examine humanity’s next steps in the solar system and beyond. This was an informational and educational experience for students.
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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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