2018-19 District Teacher of the Year: Danielle Bentley
Ms. Bentley is a 7th grade Language Arts teacher at Frontier School of Innovation Middle – during her interview she shared her personal teaching beliefs, methods, techniques, and what she has gained from her teaching experience.
*Click on the video below to view the full interview.
Congratulations, Ms. Danielle Bentley!
KC Charter School Teacher Finalist: Nancy Jones
To recognize excellence and to honor educators that are making a difference for children attending Kansas City’s charter schools, The MCPSA recently named 11 finalists in the new Kansas City Charter Schools Excellence in Education Awards.
Nancy Jones, High School ELA Teacher at Frontier STEM High School was recognized as one three Kansas City Charter School Middle/High School nominees.
Congratulations Mrs. Nancy Jones!
2019 DESE Breaking Traditions Award Winner – Genesis L.
Senior Genesis L. from Frontier STEM High School won the state competition for the Breaking Traditions Awards sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The Breaking Traditions Awards are an annual recognition of outstanding nontraditional career education students and the educators and employers who support them.
KC Scholars Success
The KC Scholarship Awards are unlike most other scholarship programs, which award scholarship near the end of 12th grade, KC Scholars awards its Traditional Scholarship at the end of 11th grade. Scholars must maintain a cumulative 2.5 high school GPA and enroll full-time in college the semester immediately following high school graduation and remain enrolled full-time in order to remain eligible.
27 students total from both schools have been awarded with scholarships up to $10,000 per year up to 5 years!
Congratulations Scholarship Winners!
Frontier STEM High School
Frontier School of Excellence
The program began with Ms. Crowley and Ms. Colbert's kindergartners singing and dancing to "Best Year of Our Lives" based on the song, “The Best Day of My Life”, by the band, American Authors; and Ms. Sawyer and Ms. Clark's class singing, "The Kindergarten Class" to the tune of The Addams Family theme song. The program proceeded with each student walking across the stage to receive their diplomas then concluding with hugs and refreshments. This was an exciting and heartfelt day for everyone in attendance.
8th Graders Graduate
Congratulations 8th graders and best of luck in high school!
8th Grade Promotion to 9th Grade at FSE
8th grade students listened to high school students share their own tips and advice in succeeding in high school, followed by 8th graders receiving honors from their teachers for their successes; including, achievement in reading, ALEKS, athleticism, French, and States Quizzes. Family, friends, and staff celebrated with students as they embark on their first steps into high school.
FSHS – Senior Graduation
A special thanks to Adriana Porter, keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony. Adriana Porter is an engineer, leader and advocate working to inspire women to advance in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Driven by her passion for helping others and sharing her knowledge, Porter has embraced opportunities to contribute to the future of engineering in positive ways. With nearly eight years of professional experience, various community service projects and over 10 years of dedication to promoting women’s interest in STEM, she has distinguished herself as reliable and trusted leader.
Congratulations to all of our graduates, you have big futures ahead of you!
FSE – Senior Graduation
A special thanks to Councilwoman Alissa Canady, keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony. Councilwoman Canady is an attorney in private practice. She was elected in 2015 to the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri to represent the Fifth Council District. Prior to being elected, she was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson County. Recently, as a candidate in the 2019 mayoral primary, she made a strong showing by finishing 3rd of 11 candidates and is the first African American woman to receive the KC Star’s endorsement for Mayor.
Congratulations to all of our graduates, you have big futures ahead of you!
Senior Banquet 2019
FSHS Senior Banquet
FSE Senior Banquet
Paws for Reading
KC Civic Orchestra Musical at FSI Elementary
Pajama Party Musical
1st Place: The Horses, danced to "Old Town Road"
2nd Place: Dulce Banda, sang Nunca es Suficiente
3rd Place: Jazmine Sagastume, played piano to Jesucristo Basta
All winners received trophies!
Spring Blood Drive
Be on the look out for the upcoming 5th Bi-annual Fall Blood Drive!
Senior Parade at FSI Elementary
U.S. Navy Visits FSE
Job Shadow at Safety Culture
FSE Class Picnic
Family Fun Night
FSE Track Success Continues to Soar
For the first time in Frontier Schools history – Frontier School of Excellence went to State Championships!
On May 17th and 18th, the Falcons Track and Field team competed at the State Championships at Jefferson City High School.
- 4x100 meter relay team: 3rd Place with a time of 43.73.
Congrats to the team members: Xzhavion L., Eric R., Leandre H., and Trevion W.!
- 100 meter dash: 3rd Place went to Trevion W. with a time of 11.15.
- 200 meter dash: 1st Place went to Trevion W. with a time of 21.96.
Harper D. was also on the traveling squad as an alternate.
Congratulation Falcons Track and Field Team!
Ivy League College Visits for FSE
During the month of May, students from Frontier School of Excellence took their annual Ivy League College Visit Trip. Students and staff visited Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), New York University (NYU) and Columbia University – during each campus visit, students attended informational sessions and received campus tours.
Students and staff also made time to visit classic landmarks including: Central Park, The Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial, and Time's Square in New York City!
STEM Leadership Camps
The girls visited the camp on May 24th-27th and the boys visited from May 27th - 29th.
For 4 days, students were surrounded by continuous fun and learning experiences. During camp, Wichita State University's Admissions Representatives came to share the admissions process, financial aide, and scholarship opportunities.
The CRLP camp is designed to develop student potential in academics, leadership, teamwork, and essential life and personal skills. Educational and recreational activities included, building a mousetrap powered car, reading, wall climbing, zip lining, movies, campfires, and so much more!
Girls Leadership Camp
Boys Leadership Camp
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.
Summer School Schedule
FSHS State Of The Art Innovation Lab
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.
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