30 days until KC STEM Fest 2017!
Parent Breakfast at Frontier School of Excellence
Elementary Choir Concert
School Choice Rally in Jefferson City
On February 2nd, students, staff and parents from all four school campuses departed for the State Capitol to advocate for school choice by participating in a rally for kids in the State Capitol’s Rotunda. During their visit, students had the opportunity to meet with state legislators – Senator John Rizzo and Representative David Wood. As a part of the day’s festivities, two STEM High School students, Esther V. and Samantha V. performed The Star Spangled Banner.
5th Grade Student Finishes in 4th Place at Math League
Visitors from KU Center for STEM Learning
On February 1st, Katrina Rothrock and Steven Case, with the KU Center for STEM Learning, visited Frontier STEM High School to see Ms. Finley's Project Lead The Way (PLTW) class in action. During their visit, students were studying the rate of osmosis and how it relates to diabetes.
The KU Center for STEM Learning provides teachers and schools invaluable instruction, resources, and support. Thank you for your visit and continued guidance!
Frontier School of Excellence Student Drawing Selected by Parallel Education
Donuts with Dad at Frontier School of Innovation Middle
Family Literature Night
Professional Development Day
On February 17th, teachers and staff participated in a full day of Professional Development training. The focus of training was on instructional coaches and teachers collaborating towards completion of K-8 Science and Social Studies curriculum documents and targeting wrap up work for March 1st and Apr 5th early-release days. This type of professional development builds capacity in teachers to take ownership of the curriculum and more intentional lesson planning.
Department Chairs in grades 9-12 scheduled and coordinated the content for content area collaboration (Math, Science, ELA, Social Studies) as did Specials, SPED, ELL, and Foreign Language departments. Art and Music were afforded the opportunity to conduct "off site" Professional Development with each department head creating the agenda for the day. This included Art teachers developing lesson plans based on observations conducted at the Nelson-Atkins Museum and with K-12 music teachers observing in classrooms outside the district. The collaboration time for this opportunity to grow professionally was well received by teachers.
Student and Staff Talent Show at Frontier School of Excellence
February, 2017: Black History Month
Throughout the month of February, each of the four campuses participated in classroom activities and assignments to celebrate the heritage and contributions of African Americans. Each building shared morning announcements, decorated bulletin boards, and organized events to pay tribute to the impact African Americans have had on American culture and society.
FSI students learned about Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
National Honor Society (NHS) students decorated bulletin boards around the school to commemorate the achievements of African Americans.
NHS students decorated bulletin boards around the school to commemorate the achievements of African Americans.
DARE Graduation at Frontier School of Innovation Middle
Frontier Alumni News
Wasilah Smith Documentary Filming
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