Today the PE department led our school in supporting ‘Wear Red’ day to raise awareness about heart disease. T-shirts and bracelets were sold and all the profits will benefit the American Heart Association. The students had an opportunity to listen to the story of one of their fellow classmates who has a heart condition and they talked about ways that they can be heart healthy. Way to be Frost Strong PE department! Big thank you to those that participated!
District 54 Special Olympics ski team traveled to Galena the past three days to compete in the 2016 Winter Games. Congratulations to our own Frost students; Aidan and Anirudh. Aidan competed in the Super G competition and Giant Slalom competition and brought home a Gold medal in each event in his division. Anirudh competed in the Super G competition and Giant Slalom competition and brought home a Gold and Silver medal in his division.
In Mr. C.’s 8th grade science class, students completed their first lab report on the Chromebooks! Students learned how to use google drawings, docs, and sheets to complete their labs. They used drawings to diagram their garages and sheets to collaboratively collect and graph class data.
Students in Mrs. Benhart’s class were answering a question in Google Classroom where they provided two pieces of text evidence to support that a text was written in second person point of view.
We would like to wish Aidan, Holden, Greg, Brandon, and Anirudh luck as they travel to compete at the state level for Special Olympics! A special thank you to their chaperones and parents for supporting them as well!
Frost’s ELL students have been working hard on their annual ACCESS test this week. Great job staying focused and giving your best effort on these exams. Keep up the great work!
Frost’s Cast and Crew have been working extremely hard preparing for their upcoming performances of Beauty and the Beast Jr. Ms. Bostrom and Ms. Wood are extremely proud of their hard work! What a talented group of students! See any cast or crew member to order a ticket. It’ll be a great show!
Spanish classes are celebrating their Dia de Candelaria Tostada Fiesta today!!
In 8th grade science students are using their engineering skills to design a “cool garage.” Ask your student about their design and how their garage compared to their classmates!
8th grade Language Arts has been doing some creative writing lately. They created extended metaphor poems last month, and this month they wrote both a narrative short story and a fable! Ask your child to see their writing!
In Media class, student’s are learning Photoshop:
In Mrs. Felgenhauer’s class students generating samples to calculate statistical data!
In PE students are playing volleyball!
Please read below for information about our goals to raise student achievement and create a positive culture at Frost.
- Student Goal-Setting Conferences: It was great to see so many of our families at conferences these past two days. We truly value this time to connect with our families and discuss recent successes as well as future goals. Over the next few months, we will be having many conversations with your student related to their academic and behavioral goals. We want to make sure they are following through with the action steps they created with their teachers so they are able to see academic success at the end of the school year. If you were unable to visit with a teacher and/or attend, we have sent the conference folders home with your child. Please call/email any of the teachers if you have any questions. If you have any questions regarding your student’s instructional program, please do not hesitate to contact us. Student goal-setting conferences are a critical part of our continual practice of accountability and celebration to ensure our students attain our school achievement goals for this school year:
- Student growth goals:
- Reading—our students will meet or exceed their spring growth target at the 95% nationally as measured by MAP
- Math—our students will meet or exceed their spring growth target at the 95% nationally as measured by MAP
- Student growth goals:
- 5Essentials Parent Survey: we need your feedback! As a way to continuously improve, District 54 is asking for your feedback on the 5Essentials parent survey. If you have more than one child at a school, you should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school. Schools are listed alphabetically by their full names. If at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, then we will be able to view the results and helps us with our school improvement plan. To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ before March 11, 2016. When searching for our school’s name, please look up the full name (for example, look under R for Robert Frost Junior High School, not F for Frost).
- For parents of 8th grade students, we realize that you may have questions regarding your child’s high school transition. Our guidance department, teaching staff, and administration are available and prepared to field your questions; please know that we may not be able to answer specific questions regarding high school class placement and/or EXPLORE assessment results. We encourage you to contact your child’s District 211 high school for more information. Please see below for the contact names and numbers for the three high schools:
- Schaumburg High School: Yassi Delgado 847-755-4630
- Conant High School: Brigit Cain 847-755-3630
- Hoffman Estates High School: Jennifer Beers 847-755-5630
- PTA board nominations for the 2016-17 school year: According to the Robert Frost PTA by-laws, a board member can only serve for two consecutive years in the same board position. Due to this by-law, Frost PTA has positions available for the 2016-17 school year. Please be advised that all PTA board positions are open and not just those on the board whose term has ended. The positions on the board that need to be filled are:
- President – Presides at all PTA meetings with a prepared agenda, signs legal documents, appoints committee members, and other duties as assigned by the association.
- Treasurer – Responsibilities include writing and collecting checks for PTA activities and also maintaining and balancing the books for the PTA.
- Recording Secretary – Responsible for taking minutes at each PTA meeting and typing them for approval at the next PTA meeting.
- Corresponding Secretary – Responsible for sending cards & purchasing gifts as needed. Attend monthly meetings.
- 1st Vice President – Responsible for overseeing the disbursement of excess funds and providing a centerpiece at the STC auction. You may also nominate an individual for the PTA board positions of 2nd Vice President.
If you would like to make a nomination, or nominate yourself for a position, please send an email to Stephanie Nallen (email@example.com) or fill out this form: Frost PTA Nomination Letter 2016-17 FINAL .doc and return to our Frost front office in an envelope labeled “Nominating Committee”. If you have any questions or would like more information regarding any of the above PTA Board positions, please contact Stephanie by email. All nominations are due by Friday, February 5th. All nominees will be contacted by the nominating committee prior to being presented to the PTA board. Once approved, the slate of candidates is then voted on at the May 24th general membership meeting.
- Please read the following announcements from our PTA:
- Hot Lunch Order Form #3 is due Feb. 5th. Reminder to 8th grade band students: Do NOT order your student a lunch for March 18th (Riccardo’s) as 8th grade band students will be on a field trip that day.
- PTA invites you to join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, February 9th @ 7:00 pm in the Frost Lounge. Please visit our Frost PTA website for more information about our PTA http://frost.sd54.org/pta/.
- Schaumburg Parent University is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are three upcoming evening programs.
- Staying Connected to Your Children. Social Worker Susan DeLuca will share ways to increase communication and connections between parent and their children. This presentation for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
- Planning a Safe and Fulfilling Future for People with Disabilities. Mary Anne Ehlert, president of Protected Tomorrows, will discuss how families with members who have special needs can prepare for the future. This presentation for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
- Family Engineering Night. Using everyday materials, you will become a family of engineers who problem-solve together through various challenges, including building a tower and designing a dancing robot. This workshop for children and parents will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the class above. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.
- District 211 – Join the Discussion: Residents of Township High School District 211 are invited to share their ideas about the future of District 211 schools at upcoming monthly Community Engagement meetings from February through May. The information gathered will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the District. There will be two meetings each month, both on the same topic, to make it convenient for people to attend. The first two meetings will be from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on February 1st at Fremd High School, and February 2nd at Schaumburg High School. Additional information, including a schedule of upcoming meetings, is available online at http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.
- 8th grade dance date has been set for Friday May 20th from 6:30-9:00 pm. This year’s theme is “Candyland”. Parents of 8th grade students: If you are interested in helping bring the Candyland board (Gingerbread House, Chocolate Mountain, Lollypop Woods, Gummy Hills, Etc…) alive at Frost, there will be a volunteer meeting on Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:00pm in the Frost staff lounge. Come join the fun!! If you would like more information about the dance, please email Angela Mytych at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wrestling grapples on 1/26 vs. Keller, 2/1 @ Mead, and 2/4 @ Eisenhower. Volleyball plays 1/26 @ Keller, 2/1 vs. Mead, and 2/4 vs. Eisenhower.
- Please encourage your child to get involved in these upcoming Frost Club offerings: FUSE, Interact, Drama, Animal Club, Coding Academy, GEMS, Art Club, Yearbook Club, and Frost TV. Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about these clubs http://frost.sd54.org/clubs/.
- Important upcoming dates:
- February 10th Half-day
- February 15th No school
- February 19th End of 2nd trimester
- March 15th No school
- March 19th-March 28th Spring break
Please visit our Frost JHS website for the building calendar http://frost.sd54.org/events/ and para información de la escuela en español, favor de precionar bajo http://frost.sd54.org/hispanoparlantes/ . Finally, don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/frostspartans and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/frostspartans to stay updated with the latest news and information about the great things happening at Frost.