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A Message from the Principal

Posted December 17th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Greetings Robert Frost Community,

Over the holiday season, I hope you find yourself relaxing and enjoying the company of friends and family. I want to thank the entire community for the support they provide to all of our students.  Since coming to Frost three years ago, I am very appreciative of our community’s dedication and support to the Frost staff and students.  Have a happy holiday and New Year!  Please read below for information about our goals to raise student achievement and create a positive culture at Frost.

High Achievement

  • Student Goal-Setting Conferences are coming up on January 15th and 16th.  During the student goal-setting conferences, your son/daughter will share his/her winter MAP scores, reading goal, mathematics goal, and 2nd trimester mid-term grades on their student portal.  There will be multiple conferences occurring at the same time and in the same location with your child serving as the facilitator.  Similar to the October student goal-setting conferences, there is no sign up for conference times.  Please feel open to come to your child’s student goal-setting conference during the following times and in the following locations:

 

  • 7th grade student goal-setting conferences will be held in the Gymnasium:
    • Thursday, January 15th from 12:00-4:00 pm and 5:30-8:30 pm
    • Friday, January 16th from 7:30-9:30 am.
  • 8th grade student goal-setting conferences will be held in the Cafeteria:
    • Thursday, January 15th from 12:00-4:00 pm and 5:30-8:30 pm
    • Friday, January 16th from 7:30-9:30 am.  Following your child’s student goal-setting conference, the teachers will be available to conduct individual conferences related to your child’s progress in a specific subject area.  During the individual conference portion of the event, we ask that you please limit your individual conference to five minutes out of respect for other parents.  The teachers will be located in the following areas:
  • 7th grade language arts, social studies, and science teachers: Gymnasium
  • 8th grade language arts, social studies, and science teachers: Cafeteria
  • Math teachers: Gymnasium and Cafeteria
  • PE/Health teachers: Main hallway
  • Elective teachers: Main hallway

 

  • MAP results– You will be receiving your child’s MAP results from the just completed winter benchmark assessment. As a staff, we are extremely pleased with the progress that students have shown so far this year as measured by the assessment.  The implementation of the Common Core State Standards-aligned curriculum is clearly making an impact on your child’s learning as our students exceeded our school improvement plan mid-year goals and showed an improvement compared to last school year in progressing towards their spring growth target marks in both reading and math.

Positive Culture

    • PTA:  Several of our students submitted projects for this year’s PTA Reflections, with a number of the projects selected to advance to the next round of judging.  Congratulations to these students and thanks to all of the students who shared their talents with us.  Thank you to the following parents who are volunteering their lunch hours to come and serve our students PTA hot lunch during our student’s lunch periods on 12/12 and 12/15: Chris Jez, Chris Gilley, Rose Tuzil, Isabel Lopez, Sue Clark, Meg O’Connor, Beth Ilnyckyj, Wendy Bobnick, Molly Bryant, Karen Brierly, Stacey Gorski, Rose Tuzil, Cyndi Piotrowski, and Marla Artman.  PTAinvites you to join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 13th @ 7:00 in the Frost Lounge.  Please visit our Frost PTA website for more information about our PTA http://frost.sd54.org/pta/.
  • Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams who both finished as conference runners-up during the regular season.  Our 7th grade team advanced to the District 54 conference tournament championship where they fell short against Plum Grove.  Great job to our players for continuing a tradition of basketball excellence at Frost.
  • Wrestling and Volleyball start their seasons the week of January 5th.

  • Interact Club:  Thank you to everyone who supported Adopt-A-Family this year!  The Interact Club raised $2027.52.  That money was used to provide holiday gifts for eight Frost families this year.  All of the families were greatly appreciative of everything they received.  They are all looking forward to a wonderful Christmas morning.  On behalf of the families, thank you for all your support!  The Interact Club will be sponsoring a food drive January 5th thru January 14th.  We will be competing against the other junior highs in District 54 to see who can collect the most items.  Our goal is to collect 3,500 items.  All of our items will be donated to District 54 Food Pantry.  Please remember to send in your non-perishable items, toiletries, or paper goods.  If we are the winning building, then Mr. Barbini and I will complete the ice bucket challenge.  Thanks for your support!
  • Our Frost musicians have two upcoming holiday concerts.  The orchestra and 7th grade band perform tonight, Tuesday, December 16th and the chorus and 8th grade band perform tomorrow night, Wednesday, December 17th.  Both concerts are in the Frost gymnasium and begin at 7:00 pm.  Please come out to see our talented students as they put on their annual winter concerts.
  • Pep Rally: Please join us this Friday, December 19th at 1:30 pm for our second Frost pep rally of the school year where we will recognize students who participated in cheer, poms, boys basketball, and the PTA Reflections contest as well as staff members who will be nominated by our students to receive a special ceiling tile to display in their rooms.  Entertainment will be provided by the cheer and poms squads, who will perform holiday dance routines for our students at the rally, and our Spartan Pep Band who will play music.  We look forward to seeing you this Friday.
  • Reminder that the 2015-16 District 54 calendar has been approved by the school board and can be found at http://sd54.org/calendars .  Please note that school resumes after the Winter Break on Monday, January 5th.

Please visit our Frost JHS website for the building calendar http://frost.sd54.org/events/ .  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.  As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thank you for your continued support and commitment to ensuring your child’s educational success.

Have a great holiday,

Scott

 

Congratulations Cast!

Posted December 15th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Congratulations to the new Cast of Aladdin Jr. We have a wonderful and talented group of actors and actresses! We are looking forward to beginning rehearsals and getting our show started! Everyone did a wonderful job at auditions and Ms. Bostrom and Ms. Wood are so excited for this years show!

Chorus Schedule for Next Week

Posted December 11th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Chorus Schedule next week

Box Arcade and Boys’ Basketball Tournament

Posted December 8th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Partners club and STEM are working together to create an arcade made of boxes and will display them in the gym on Thursday, December 18th.

The Spartan Cheerleaders are following our Boys Basketball team on the road for Game 1 of their Tournament! We can’t wait to see them bring home a win!

The New Learning Resource Center Website

Posted December 4th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Check out our new and improved Learning Resource Center website which contains all news and information regarding our school library. Stop by the page frequently to see information on new books and new resources for students!

For future reference, the link is located under Frost Resources at the top of our website.

http://frost.sd54.org/lrc/

6th Grade Parent Night and Graduation Gown Measurement

Posted December 3rd, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

We are excited to meet the parents of our incoming Spartans at tonight’s 6th Grade Parent Night. The presentation will begin at 7:00 PM in the Frost gymnasium.

Also, 8th graders will be getting measured for graduation gowns on Thursday during homerooms.

Focus on Frost

Posted December 2nd, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Greetings Robert Frost Community,

Please read below for information about our goals to raise student achievement and create a positive culture at Frost.

High Achievement

  • The District 211 EXPLORE Test is coming up for our 8th Grade Students this Saturday, December 6th.  In the event that weather or another emergency forces the cancellation of the District 211 Freshman placement testing this Saturday, official announcements informing parents and students of this decision will be posted on the District 211 website at www.d211.org.  The announcement also would be made available to area media for broadcast between 6:30 am and 7:15 am Saturday morning, including radio stations WMAQ (AM-670), WGN (AM-720), WBBM (AM-780), and also to television stations channels 2, 5, 7, 9. FOX, and CLTV.  If you have any questions about the EXPLORE test, please contact either Schaumburg or Conant High Schools directly.
  • Winter MAP Testing: Our second round of MAP assessments will be completed next week and our teachers will begin using the MAP data to plan individualized instruction, plan intervention for students who are not making expected progress, and plan enrichment for students who are displaying proficiency.  In addition, each LA and mathematics teacher will be spending time in the next two weeks individualizing each of their student’s reading and math goals.  These goals will be shared with you during our upcoming January student goal-setting conferences.  We use this information as part of our continual practice of accountability and celebration to ensure our students attain our stated achievement goals for this school year
  • Student Goal-Setting Conferences are coming up on January 15th and 16th.  During the student goal-setting conferences, your son/daughter will share his/her winter MAP scores, reading goal, mathematics goal, and 2nd trimester mid-term grades on their student portal.  There will be multiple conferences occurring at the same time and in the same location with your child serving as the facilitator.  Similar to the October student goal-setting conferences, there is no sign up for conference times.  Please feel open to come to your child’s student goal-setting conference during the following times and in the following locations:
  • 7th grade student goal-setting conferences will be held in the Gymnasium:
    • Thursday, January 15th from 12:00-4:00 pm and 5:30-8:30 pm
    • Friday, January 16th from 7:30-9:30 am.
  • 8th grade student goal-setting conferences will be held in the Cafeteria:
    • Thursday, January 15th from 12:00-4:00 pm and 5:30-8:30 pm
    • Friday, January 16th from 7:30-9:30 am.

Following your child’s student goal-setting conference, the teachers will be available to conduct individual conferences related to your child’s progress in a specific subject area.  During the individual conference portion of the event, we ask that you please limit your individual conference to five minutes out of respect for other parents.  The teachers will be located in the following areas:

  • 7th grade language arts, social studies, and science teachers: Gymnasium
  • 8th grade language arts, social studies, and science teachers: Cafeteria
  • Mathematics teachers: Gymnasium and Cafeteria
  • PE/Health teachers: Main hallway
  • Elective teachers: Main hallway

Positive Culture

  • PTA:  Thank you to the following parents who are volunteering their lunch hours to come and serve our students PTA hot lunch during our student’s lunch periods on 11/25:  Angela Mytych, Chris Jez, Stacey Gorski, Mark Trinka, Lettie Grunwald, Isabel Lopez, Yuching Lee, Sue Clark, Marla Artman, and Diane Tamunday.  PTAinvites you to join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 13th @ 7:00 in the Frost Lounge.  Please visit our Frost PTA website for more information about our PTA http://frost.sd54.org/pta/  
  • Adopt-a-Family:  Frost continues an annual tradition of holiday goodwill as our Interact Club hosts a fundraising drive for Frost families-in-need these next two weeks.  Please encourage your child to donate to this worthy cause either during homeroom or during their lunch periods.
  • Our Frost musicians have two upcoming holiday concerts.  The orchestra and 7th grade band perform on Tuesday, December 16th and the chorus and 8th grade band perform on Wednesday, December 17th.  Both concerts are in the Frost gymnasium and begin at 7:00 pm.  Please come out to see our talented students as they put on their annual winter concerts.
  • Boys Basketball and Cheerleading complete their regular seasons this week on 12/2 vs. Keller and 12/4 @ Addams.  They start their post season next week at the District 54 Boys Basketball Tournament starting Monday, December 8th at Mead and Eisenhower JHS.  The semifinals will be on Tuesday, December 9th and the finals will be on Thursday, December 11th both at Mead.  Good luck, Cagers!
  • Please encourage your child to get involved in our after-school Frost Club offerings:  FUSE, Theater, Robotics, Interact, and Art Club.  Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about these clubs http://frost.sd54.org/clubs/.
  • Please click below for the flyer from Schaumburg High School regarding their upcoming Project Lead the Way informational meetings.
    PLTW Night Parent Invite 2015-16

Please visit our Frost JHS website for the building calendar http://frost.sd54.org/events/ .  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.  As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thank you for your continued support and commitment to ensuring your child’s educational success.

Have a great week,

Scott

 

Aladdin Jr. and Cheerleaders Spice Things Up!

Posted December 1st, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

This years school musical will be Aladdin Jr. The informational meeting will be this Thursday after school. Tryouts will be next Tuesday. Please pick up an informational packet in the café and see Ms. Wood or Ms. Bostrom if you have any questions. We are looking forward to putting on a great production full of singing, dancing, and hilarious acting!

The Cheerleaders are working on spicing up their half time routine at practice today! It will be debuted at the game tomorrow!

Frost Super Partner

Posted November 25th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Super Partner 2

 

 

 

 

 

 
Robert Frost Junior High would like to thank Hitachi Technologies America for their continued commitment to the Robert Frost Science Department. Over the past two years, Hitachi has been generous enough to lend an electron microscope to the department for use with the students. What makes an electron microscope unique and different is that it uses a vacuum sealed chamber and electrons to illuminate the sample. The result is an incredibly detailed image of the sample, which can lead to increased observation and better understanding. This opportunity has both enriched students’ understanding of science, as well as given them tangible experience with leading science technology. At Frost we pride ourselves in preparing our students to be successful in a global economy. This experience has been a valued component of that mission.

Students in both 7th and 8th grade used the microscope to gain new insights and increase the level of observations. This experience was tied back to concepts discussed in class. Samples included insects, swatches of clothing, paper currency, sandpaper, mirrors, and even baby teeth!

Hitachi HTA has also been a valued supporter of Frost’s First Lego League. Hitachi fully supported and funded our team to compete in local competitions. Teams of students were charged with the task of designing and building a Lego robot to perform specific tasks related to the competition. The theme of the competition was natural disasters. Students had to design a machine that would assist communities confronted with natural disasters ranging from hurricanes, to tornadoes, to floods.

Without the support of Hitachi HTA, these experiences would not be possible. Thank you again to all of those who have been involved in this partnership, and we look forward to our continued work for years to come.

A Message from the Principal

Posted November 24th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Greetings Robert Frost Community,

Please read below for information about our goals to raise student achievement and create a positive culture at Frost.

High Achievement

  • District 211 Information Night: Thank you to those parents who attended our District 211 Information Night here at Frost.  If you were unable to attend and/or would like a copy of the presentation, please see click below.
    Frost LP Mead Junior High Presentation
  • District 211 Explore high school placement test:  8th grade students attending a District 211 high school next school year are required to take the Explore placement test on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 from 8:00 am until 10:30 am.  The test includes the following areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science.  The test results allow District 211 to make initial assessment of our 8th grade students’ skills and abilities.  In addition, information gathered from Frost teacher recommendations is also essential to District 211’s high school placement process.  This information may be used as criteria for placement in special programs, such as accelerated courses or general-level programs.  Recommendations for summer school programs also may be made as a result of the test scores.  Please feel free to contact either Frost’s guidance department or your child’s high school guidance department for more information about the high school placement test.  For Explore test prep information, please click below for the Explore Sample test and visit http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/ and http://frost.sd54.org/languagearts/ for more information.
    Explore Sample Test

 Positive Culture

    • Rally for Respect: On Monday, November 24th, we will be hosting our annual Rally for Respect.  The day will begin with an interactive assembly put on by the troupe MWAH! (Messages Which Are Hopeful!).  This assembly will feature many of our own students as they sing and dance alongside members of the troupe.  The assembly will be emotionally charged with current events such as cyberbullying, racism, and drug abuse.  The end message, however, will be equally powerful in that we have the ability to change the world through our actions.  You can visit the MWAH! Website at http://www.mwah.net/ for more information.  We invite parents that would like to come see the assembly to join us.  The assembly will begin at 8:00 am and last ninety minutes.  Following the assembly, the students will then follow their schedules learning in each class how to handle bullying behavior at Frost.  The penultimate activity will be a lesson on “Speaking with Good Purpose”.  The day concludes back in the gym where the students will hear from a former student and several staff members who will share their personal stories about how bullying behavior affected their lives.  This day has always been one of the most impactful days on our school calendar and serves as a touching lesson on the power our choices have on others and ourselves.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the day’s content.
    • PTA hot lunch for next week is Jersey Mike’s and has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 25th due to Rally for Respect on November 24th.  Please note that due to hot lunch, pizza will not be served on Tuesday.

 

  • PTA:  Please join us for our next PTA meeting on January 13th at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.  Also, please consider volunteering for any of our PTA events here at Frost by contacting our Front Office staff who can assist you with volunteer sign-up.   Please visit our Frost PTA website for important PTA information http://frost.sd54.org/pta/.

  • Thank you to the following parents who volunteered their lunch hours to serve our students PTA Hot Lunch on 11/14: Chris Jez, Lettie Grunwald, Michelle Nielsen, Denise Lentz, Sue Clark, Beth Ilnyckyj, Elizabeth Paveza, and Tracey Holion.
  • Boys Basketball and Girls Cheer continue their seasons on 11/24 @ Eisenhower and 12/4 @ Addams.
  • Picture re-take day has been rescheduled to Tuesday, 11/25.

  • Reminder that report cards will be mailed home this coming Tuesday, 11/25 and Thanksgiving Break is next week 11/26-11/28.

Please visit our Frost JHS website for the building calendar http://frost.sd54.org/events/ .  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.  As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thank you for your continued support and commitment to ensuring your child’s educational success.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday,

Scott