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Frontier Schools Highlights:
- Strong STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) focus
- Sponsored by Saint Louis University
- Tuition Free & College Preparatory
- Breakfast & Lunch Service
- Free Bus Service for Pre K-12
- Full Day Pre K Program
- 100% College Acceptance
- Gifted Education Program
Innovation Lab Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks New Beginning!
On Monday, October 23rd, Frontier Schools celebrated the grand opening of their new Innovation Lab. This impressive facility spans 8,000 square feet and promises to significantly enhance educational opportunities for the school's students. The generous support of key sponsors, including the Bayer Fund, Henderson Engineering, Country Club Bank, Turner Construction, and the R.A. Long Foundation, played an instrumental role in bringing this innovative Lab to life.
Heading this new venture is Dr. Geyik, the school's recently appointed Director of STEM Curriculum, who is now at the helm of the Lab's operations. Classes have already commenced at the beginning of the school year, benefiting Frontier students, spanning from the elementary to high school levels.
In photo, from left and right: Becky Gripp, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board member, Greg Rieke New Frontier Educational Foundation, Ugur Demircan Superintendent, Jamaal Carter Henderson Engineers, Katie Mahr Bayer Fund, Rachael Ausmus Country Club Bank and Carlos Gomez Executive Director Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
AcruxKC: A Great Partner!
AcruxKC, previously known as the Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation, has been an invaluable partner to Frontier Schools for over five years. Their grants have been instrumental in enhancing health and mental health services for our students. Notably, Tammy Collingsworth, the Director of Community Programs at the foundation, recently had the privilege of presenting a generous donation to the school's board of directors.
Frontier Schools Host Districtwide Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 5th
Frontier Schools organized districtwide Parent-Teacher Conferences, bringing together students and their parents for one-on-one discussions with teachers and staff. During these meetings, both student performance and opportunities for improvement were actively addressed, promoting a collaborative approach to education.
Districtwide Professional Development
Ms. Wilson's Inclusion in Who's Who in America: A Distinguished Achievement
Bayer Tours Frontier Schools New Innovation Lab
Strategic Planning Meeting
Exploring Law and Justice: FSHS and FSE Students Take on Mock Trial at UMKC School of Law
The Criminal Justice classes and Mock Trial Clubs from FSHS and FSE had a field trip to UMKC School of Law on Monday, October 30th. They attended a class taught by a law professor, where they learned about presenting evidence related to character. After the class, they explored the law school and enjoyed lunch while chatting with law students who shared their experiences.
The highlight of the day was the mock trial, featuring the case of the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs. The Big Bad Wolf faced charges of trespassing, property destruction, and attempted murder. Our students collaborated with UMKC law students, taking on roles as lawyers and witnesses for the case. Mr. Osgood, a FSHS teacher, played the role of the wolf. In the end, the jury of our students found the wolf not guilty.
National Junior Honor Society at FSI Middle
On October 30th, Frontier School of Innovation Middle proudly inducted its second group of National Junior Honor Society students. This esteemed national organization honors students who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship, character, citizenship, service, and leadership. We are thrilled to welcome the following outstanding individuals into this prestigious society: Emily Velazco, Sema Cayiroglu, Ahmet Kilic, Xianchi Dong, Gisselle Soriano, Saido Hassan, Michelle Hernandez, and Samara Riojas. Their dedication and achievements truly make them the best of the best in our school.
We also extend our appreciation to current members Nureni Sheikhnoor and Emmy La Pham, who were there to support the incoming inductees. The pride of our faculty and parents in these exceptional Tigers knows no bounds!
Pep Rally Electrifies FSI Middle School
Bayer Visits 4th Grade Classes at FSI Middle
Red Ribbon Week at Frontier Schools
From October 23rd to 31st, Frontier Schools celebrated Red Ribbon Week, a campaign promoting a drug-free lifestyle and raising awareness about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, and drug use. Our curriculum included relevant lesson plans and activities. Students enjoyed participating in dress-down days with different themes, such as 'Being drug-free is NO SWEAT! Wear workout clothes.
Trunk or Treat at FSI Elementary
Halloween Fun at FSE!
FSI Elementary Students Trick-or-Treat at Central Office!
Making a Difference: Recognizing Oracle Health Foundation, Giving the Basics, and One Sight!
- Oracle Health Foundation has generously provided 60+ care kits filled with age-appropriate essentials like pajamas, hygiene items, books, and more for our students. Additionally, we've received hygiene kits and feminine hygiene packets.
- This school year, we're thrilled to partner with Giving the Basics, ensuring our students and families have access to essential items like laundry soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toilet paper through a monthly order.
- One Sight has made a significant impact by providing eye exams for 67 students, with 61 of them receiving glasses. Thanks to their support!
October Parent Academies
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.
- October 17th: Parent Meeting: Title I at FSI Elementary
- October 17th: Power School training at FSI Middle (4th & 5th Grade)
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.
October 3rd: FSHS Seniors visit UMKC
October 11th: FSHS Sophomores visit MWSU
October 12th: MSU visits FSE Juniors
October 18th: FSHS Seniors visit NWMSU
October 24th: FSE Juniors visit NWMSU
October 25th: FSE Seniors visit UMKC
October 25th: NWMS visits FSHS Juniors
October 27th: FSHS Seniors visit MCC's Advanced Technical Skills Institute
After School Clubs
Featured this month are:
- Drone Club at FSHS
- Robotics Club at FSI Middle School
Teachers and school staff have visited 246 students in 209 homes since the start of the 2023-24 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!
We take great pride in the outstanding achievements of our esteemed Frontier alumni. In our latest spotlight, we celebrate the remarkable contributions of those who are harnessing their talents to create a positive impact.
This month's Alumni Spotlight shines on Catia Montelongo, a 2019 graduate of Frontier STEM High School. Catia recently completed her academic journey at UMKC in May 2023, earning a Bachelor's degree in Communications Studies with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She is currently playing a pivotal role in the Central Office at Frontier Schools, serving as the Assistant Alumni Coordinator. Discover her reflections on her formative years at Frontier and the pivotal role it played in shaping her journey to her current accomplishments.
November Alumni Events:
- November 15th, 12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.: Central Office Hosts FSE Alumni Panel featuring Nabil Abas (Class of 2016) and Tedeja Dean (Class of 2017).
- November 17th, 6:00 p.m.: Join us for the 7th Annual Alumni Thanksgiving Dinner.
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