Frontier News

April 2019

3rd Annual KC STEM Fest 2019!

On March 15th, 2019, Frontier Schools hosted their 3rd Annual KC STEM Fest! More than 200 students from Frontier Schools participated in this event, showcasing projects they've worked on all year.

The KC STEM Fest was a fun filled day full of innovation, science and creativity! This one-day, admission free event was open to the public to enjoy and engage with students to learn more about their STEM related projects. The 3rd annual event took place from 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm at Union Station in the Sprint Festival Plaza.

The KC STEM Fest continues to be a fun and family-friendly day that celebrates science, technology, engineering, and math! This event has also been a great opportunity to get kids and the community excited about STEM careers and their future.

Oz Qureshi, Program Director of MINDDRIVE was awarded the 2019 KC STEM Leader Award for being an advocate in promoting STEM in Kansas City.

Thank you to our amazing and generous partners and sponsors - we could not have done this without you!

Sponsors: Frontier Schools (Platinum Sponsor), BioNexus KC (Silver Sponsor), Custom Specialties LLC (Silver Sponsor)

Partners: Ag Education on the Move, BioNexus KC, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Custom Specialties LLC, Henderson Engineers, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Frontier Schools, Kansas City Zoo, Mike's Robot Lab, MINDDRIVE, New Frontier Educational Foundation, Science City at Union Station, Truman Medical Centers, and The University of Kansas!

We appreciate your contributions and unwavering support!

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Frontier Schools' 5 Year Charter Renewal!

On March 26, 2019, the Missouri State Board of Education unanimously approved the charter renewal of Frontier Schools. The renewal period commences on July 1, 2019, and ends on June 30, 2024; at that time Frontier Schools will submit a new renewal application.

We are excited to receive this expedited renewal, and we thank you for your continued support and dedication to our school.

Frontier Schools' 2019-20 Academic Calendar

The 2019-20 Academic Calendar was approved by the board during the February 23, 2019, Board of Directors' meeting.

Click here to view the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar.

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Campus Events

2nd Graders Visit Arrowhead Stadium

On March 1st, FSI Elementary 2nd graders spent the day exploring Arrowhead Stadium! Students received a tour of the locker room, the playing field, artwork around the stadium and all students were able to participate in Play 60 - the NFL’s national campaign designed to encourage young fans to be active for 60 minutes a day. This was so much fun for our students!
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FSI Elementary Celebrates Black History Month

On March 8th, FSI Elementary celebrated Black History Month! Students prepared power-points, songs, and videos to present to each grade level. This was an educational and informative assembly for students to learn more about Black History and its culture.
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Science Olympiad Competition

On Saturday, March 2nd, the Science Olympiad teams from Frontier School of Innovation Middle and Frontier STEM High School competed at the Regional State Olympiad at Staley High School. Science Olympiad continues to challenge, inspire and inform the academic and professional careers of students and instructors across America. Each team consists of 15 students, they compete as a team in hands-on activities – challenging various skill sets.

FSI Middle School Team:
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STEM High School Team:
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2nd Annual Dodgeball Tournament

Frontier School of Innovation Middle hosted their 2nd Annual Dodgeball Tournament on March 29th in the school’s gymnasium! Over 100 students and families came out to support and participate in this event. 8 teams consisting of students, staff, and family members competed in a double elimination bracket, and the winners are:

1- The Elite

2- The Grade Point Average Joes

3- The Beastie Balls

Everyone in attendance had an amazing time – this was a fun and interactive event for students, families and staff members. Already, there is excitement and growing anticipation for next year’s Dodgeball Tournament!

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Basketball Fundraiser

On March 8th, Frontier STEM High School's PG-19 (Project Graduation 2019) Committee organized an exciting fundraising event with an after school basketball game. Teams from Frontier STEM High School played each other in a friendly competition followed by various other activities including, computer gaming stations, movie viewing room and karaoke! FSI Middle 8th graders and their parents were also invited to partake in this fun after school event - This was a fun night for all!

FSE visits Missouri Western State University

On March 8th, students from Frontier School of Excellence visited Missouri Western State University for their Annual High School Writing Day hosted by Missouri Western’s Prairie Lands Writing Project and Department of English and Modern Languages. Students celebrated writing by attending breakout sessions on topics such as poetry, flash fiction, sports writing, technical writing, and so much more. At the end of the day, an Open Mic Reading was held for students to have an opportunity to share what they’ve written.
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AT&T Job Shadow

On March 7th, Frontier School of Excellence visited AT&T to participate in a job shadow organized by Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City. Students engaged in fun interactive activities and had the opportunity to learn more about AT&T's business model.
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Annual Alumni Dinner

On March 13th, Frontier School of Excellence hosted their Annual Alumni dinner for previous graduates from Frontier STEM High School and Frontier School of Excellence. Alumni spent the evening reconnecting, having dinner, and participating in fun activities such as Balloon Popping, a No Hands Eating Challenge, and a Dancing Chair Challenge.
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Senior Spring Break Trip to Dallas, Texas

Over Spring Break, seniors from Frontier School of Excellence spent 3 day in Dallas, TX, in result of collecting more than 500 shoe donations during their 3 month long Shoe Drive Fundraiser. Seniors and staff spent time visiting the University of Dallas, Stockyards Championship Rodeo, Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Botanic Garden, Dallas Arboretum, Pioneer Plaza, GatSplat Indoor Paintball, Adventure Landing Dallas, Galleria Mall, and a Dallas Movie Theater. On the last day, students visited and toured The University of Texas at Dallas, students attended an informational session followed by lunch on campus.
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Home Visits

Home visits continue to go strong at Frontier Schools. Teachers and school staff have visited approximately 574 students during 375 home visits since the start of the 2018-19 school year.

With our diverse student body, home visits are paramount in bridging any 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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Just Us: Social Justice Art Show - April 12th

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No School for North Campuses - Friday, April 19th

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FSI Elementary - Ice Cream Social on April 27th

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Online Safety Reminder

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Saturday School Schedule

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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.