Mar 2023

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FSI Middle Is Going to STATE for Science Olympiad!

On February 18th, Science Olympiad students participated in the Science Olympiad Regional Competition at William Jewell College in Liberty. Congratulations to all of our Science team students and their teachers for placing 3rd!

The state tournament will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield.

Best wishes at state! You got this!

Partnership Pre-K Playground

With funding from two of Frontier Schools newest foundation partners a

Pre-K playground is a reality. This more than $40,000 playground was made

possible through a gift of the Ronald D. Deffenbaugh Foundation and UMB

Bank Charitable Trusts and Foundations.

These philanthropic collaborations have been most instrumental in assisting the school in adding both new equipment and programming. The Pre-K playground for our youngest students is only one example of how the community is joining in growing Frontier Schools”, said Superintendent Demircan.

Frontier Celebrates Black History Month!

February was Black History Month, the celebration of African American history, contributions, and achievements. All campuses celebrated in various ways by honoring the tradition and educating students on Black history and culture.

KC STEM FEST! Join Us on March 17th!

KC STEM FEST invites everyone from all ages to come and celebrate science, technology, engineering, and math with fun activities, demonstrations and exhibits. This 4th annual event will take place on Friday, March 17, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Union Station in the Sprint Festival Plaza. This event is admission FREE and open to the public.

For more information, visit

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Frontier Schools 2023-2024 Academic Calendar

The 2023-24 Academic Calendar was approved by the board during the February 4, 2023, Board of Directors meeting.

Click here to view the 2023-24 Academic Calendar.

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Parent Teacher Conferences

On February 10th, all campuses held Parent Teacher Conferences. Conferences are designed to increase communication between school and home, keep parents informed about their child's progress, and develop a plan for the student's future.

FSE Career Fair

On February 24th, approximately 230 students had the opportunity to interact with 20 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.

Shout out to all of the employers and organizations that attended our event – our students learned so much from you!

FSI Middle Pre-Law Society Visits UMKC School of Law

On February 1st, 7th and 8th grade students in the Pre-Law Society Club went on a field trip to the UMKC School of Law. During their field trip, students met with Professor Lynnette Lockhart and the law students who teach most of the content and provide the training. The purpose of this field trip was to encourage students to envision their future while being empowered in a courtroom setting.

One of our very own FSE Alumni and a current UMKC law student, Tedeja Dean, is one of FSI Middle's Pre-Law Society Club leaders. It's great to have you back, Ms. Dean!

Henderson Engineers Visits FSI Elementary

On February 16th, Henderson Engineers stopped by FSI Elementary to do a fun engineering project with 3rd grade students. 3rd graders were challenged to design their own home on paper.

Students had a great time working on this activity! Thank you, Henderson Engineers!

Introduce a Girl to Engineering (IGED) Field Trip

On February 24th, female engineering students from FSHS went on an Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day field trip at the Kansas City Convention Center. During their field trip, students were introduced to various engineering disciplines with keynote speaker, hands on activities, and panel discussions.

Parent Academy Events: February

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.

  • February 22: Conscious Discipline (How to connect with your child and build relationships, while setting boundaries) at FSI Elementary
  • February 24: Graduation Requirements & Scholarship Programs for 9th and 10th graders at FSHS

College Visits

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.

February 7: UMKC visits FSHS

Home Visits

Teachers and school staff have visited 548 students in 474 homes since the start of the 2022-23 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!

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Career Opportunities at Frontier Schools

Join our committed team to prepare students for success and to earn competitive pay and benefits.

Click here for our career opportunities!

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