Frontier News

February 2019

Frontier Schools Earns 92.4% of Points Possible on 2018 APR

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced statewide results for both the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) and district Annual Performance Reports (APR) for the 2017-18 school year. More than 413,000 third- through eighth-grade students and an additional 175,000 high school students participated in the state’s testing program, leading to more than 1.05 million total assessments being administered to Missouri public and charter school students.


This year’s APR data reflected a slightly heavier focus on non-academic factors such as high school readiness (K-8 districts), college and career readiness (K-12 districts), attendance, and graduation rates. Schools continued to prepare students for success after graduation, with tangible results: more students both participated in advanced placement courses and scored a 3 or better on AP exams, enrollment increased in dual enrollment and Project Lead the Way courses, and a greater number of students earned industry-recognized credentials.


Frontier Schools earned 92.4% of the points possible on its 2018 Annual Performance Report. Congratulations to our students, teachers, staff, families, and school board for this great achievement!

Visit from Author, W. Bruce Cameron - A Dog's Way Home

On January 11th, W. Bruce Cameron, the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including, "A Dog's Way Home" and "A Dog's Purpose" visited students at Frontier STEM High School to talk about the process of writing, novels vs. screenplays, etc. Mr. Cameron emphasized the importance of following your dreams and then answered questions from students. The students appreciated Mr. Cameron's kind and genuine words - what an inspirational and exciting experience!
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Charter Board Partners: Partnering With Frontier Schools


Charter Board Partners is a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the governance and quality of public charter schools. Lisa Ford, Frontier Schools' Board Member was featured in Charter Board Partners' Blog.


Read the full article here.

Frontier Schools Joins CAPS Network!

As of November 30th, 2018, Frontier Schools and Frontier STEM High School are officially part of the CAPS Network.


The CAPS Network stands for the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) programs are nationally recognized, innovative high school programs. Students fast forward into their future and are fully immersed in a professional culture, solving real world problems, using industry standard tools and are mentored by actual employers, all while receiving high school and college credit. CAPS is an example of how business, community and public education can partner to produce personalized learning experiences that educate the workforce of tomorrow, especially in high skill, high demand jobs.

3rd Annual KC STEM Fest, March 15th, 2019!

For more information, check out the KC STEM Fest website.
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5th Annual Career Fairs at FSHS and FSE

The 5th Annual Career Fairs were held on January 25th for Frontier STEM High School and February 1st for Frontier School of Excellence. Approximately 650 students had the opportunity to interact with more than 30 local employers from the Kansas City area. Year after year, this continues to be an invaluable opportunity for high school students to learn about the vast and various career options available to them.


A huge shout out to all the employers and organizations that attended our event – our students learned so much from you!

FSHS - January 25th

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FSE - February 1st

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DESE Representative Visits Frontier Schools

On February 1st, ELA Assistant Director, Lisa Scroggs, visited FSI Elementary, FSI Middle and Frontier STEM High School. Mrs. Scroggs received an in-depth tour of all three schools while learning about our school's needs and concerns.


Thank you Lisa Scroggs for taking the time to come and visit our schools!

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4th Annual Million Father March

On January 8th, Frontier School of Innovation Elementary and Middle hosted their 4th Annual Million Father March! Male caregivers including fathers, grandfathers, uncles and brothers were invited to attend and participate in welcoming back students to help kick off the new semester!


Thank you to all the FSI dads, local community members, and KC Wolf for braving the cold weather to welcome back students and for showing your warm support!

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National School Choice Week (NSCW) 2019

Held every January, NSCW shines a spotlight on effective education options for children. The goal of NSCW is to raise awareness about the K-12 education options available to children and families, while spotlighting the benefits of school choice.


During the week of January 20-26th, Frontier students celebrated in various ways. Elementary students practiced and learned the NSCW official dance, some campuses drew pictures and wrote why they love their school, and many students from all schools proudly posed for school choice pictures.

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KCIA School Visit

On January 18th, FSE College Counselor, Mr. Murat and Frontier's District Outreach & Communications team, visited Kansas City International Academy to speak with 8th graders about the high school programs offered at Frontier STEM High School and Frontier School of Excellence. We hope to see you next school year!
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100th Day at FSI Elementary

On February 1st, the Kinders and 1st graders at FSI Elementary celebrated a milestone achievement - their 100th day of school! Congrats - here's to many more days!
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Paws for Reading!

Paws for Reading is a highly anticipated and beloved activity that students and staff look forward to every first Friday of the month! Emma and Nala sit with students individually or in groups while students practice reading aloud. This creates a safe and inviting space for students to feel comfortable and at ease while improving their reading skills. Emma and Nala enjoy the company and all the new interesting stories!
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KC Scholars Visit FSHS

On January 11th, representatives from KC Scholars visited Frontier STEM High School to talk to students about scholarship opportunities while providing helpful information on college finances.
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1st Annual High School Transition Night

On January 17th, Frontier STEM High School hosted their 1st Annual High School Transition Night! 8th grade students and their families received answers to all of their questions about transitioning from middle school to high school.
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FSE Seniors Visit Park University

On January 17th, seniors from Frontier School of Excellence visited Park University. During their visit, students received a campus tour, lunch, and financial aid information. This was a fun and informational experience for students to learn more about the programs offered at Park University.
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Midwest Pool Management Visits FSE

On January 24th, representatives from Midwest Pool Management visited Frontier School of Excellence to speak to students about summer jobs, internship opportunities and community service hours.
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Home Visits

Home visits continue to go strong at Frontier Schools. Teachers and school staff have visited approximately 564 students during 364 home visits since the start of the 2018-19 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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Upcoming!

Donuts with Dad, February 7th, 2019!

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Parent Teacher Conferences, February 14th, 2019

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Reminder!

Saturday School Schedule

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If you marked "NO" on your application and you would like to see you child on social media, please feel free to contact your campus to allow your child to have photo permission.
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Donations

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.

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.


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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