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Dual Language Board Games

Posted February 25th, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

In the Spanish dual class, the students completed a project of making their own board games. They wrote the rules and explained in detail “how to play the game!” They even made a model of their game and showed the class how to play it! They did a great job, and it was a fun and engaging activity!

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A Message from the Principal

Posted February 23rd, 2015 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

  • PARCC: The PARCC Performance Based Assessment (PBA) schedule for Frost is as follows:
    • Monday, March 9th- Mathematics Unit 1
    • Tuesday, March 10th – Mathematics Unit 2
    • Wednesday, March 11th – English Language Arts Unit 1
    • Thursday, March 12th – English Language Arts Unit 2
    • Friday, March 13th – English Language Arts Unit 3Most of our students will be taking their PARCC tests in their homeroom locations with a smaller group of students being relocated to test in a mathematics classroom.  During our testing sessions, the building will be silent to ensure that all students can focus and give their full effort.  You can help your student do his/her best on the test by:
  • making sure, if possible, that your student attends school on the days of testing;
  • making sure your student gets a good night’s sleep the night before testing;
  • providing a nutritional breakfast on the mornings of testing;
  • reminding your student to ask the teacher questions if he/she does not understand the test direction;
  • letting your student know that you are confident in his/her ability to do his/her best;
  • advising your student not to worry about the test — just to do the best he/she can.

Students will be taking their final practice PARCC tests in both their language arts and mathematics classes this week.  Please contact me directly if you have any questions about this upcoming assessment.

  • Achievement Boosts begin next week as a lead up to the spring MAP test in late April.  The “Achievement Boost” is intended for students at or above grade level in reading and/or mathematics and will provide them with curricular-aligned enrichment.  We look forward to seeing positive gains in this group of students’ achievement and applaud them for committing themselves to extending their school day to hone their reading and math skills.
  • 5Essentials Parent Survey: we need your feedback!  As a way to continuously improve, District 54 has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey.  Please take 10 minutes to provide us with feedback by visiting https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ until March 13, 2015.
  • 2nd trimester report cards will be mailed home on Tuesday, March 3rd.

Positive Culture

  • PTA:
    • Due to PARCC testing, the hot lunch scheduled for March 9th has been rescheduled to Monday, March 16th.
    • Letters detailing this information will be passed out to the impacted students during their lunch period today, Monday, February 23
    • rd.  If you have any questions, please contact our front office staff or email Frost’s PTA President Angela Mytych at angelamytych@gmail.com.
    • The PTA will be selling Fun Foods on March 6th (Dairy Queen).
    • Upcoming PTA meetings:
      • Thursday, March 12th @ 7:00 pm in Frost Lounge
      • Thursday, April 9th @ 7:00 pm at Village Tavern
      • Tuesday, May 26th @ 6:45pm in Frost Gym (General Membership)
    • More Ways to Contribute to the Frost PTA:  Frost will now be collecting “Box Tops”.  Our wonderful Frost staff is participating in an “ice bucket challenge” to help kick off our “box top” collection.  Please click here for a special ballot collection form for you to return to the front office by March 9th.
    • Feel good about Giving:  The STC Blood Drive will be February 26th from 2:00-7:30 pm at the District 54 Rafferty Administrative Center board room.  Please help support our local hospitals and those in need by donating if you are able.
    • Looking for a Fun Night Out?  The STC of PTA presents:  “Pot of Gold” Dinner & Auction, Annual fundraiser to benefit the STC Scholarship Fund.  March 13th, Appetizers and Silent Auction begin at 5:30 pm, dinner buffet at 6:00 pm.  Stonegate Banquet Centre.  $30 per person.   The ticket order form is available on the Frost PTA webpage.

 

  • Congratulations to the 8th grade girls’ volleyball team as they captured the District 54 conference championship this season.  Wrestling finishes their season this week in the District 54 conference tournament at Addams on 2/24 and 2/26.

 

  • Our choral students put on a wonderful performance this past Wednesday as a part of the inaugural District 54 Choral Festival with Keller Junior High School, Schaumburg High School, and the District 54 Unified Chorus.  Special thanks to Meghan Farej and David Luzwick who hosted the event to showcase our student’s many talents.
  • Community Readiness Survey:  The Schaumburg Township Community Coalition for Positive Youth Development wants to hear from you. District 54 is a member of this coalition and is therefore supporting its efforts to reach out to our community. We are looking for all community members, whether you live and/or work in the community, to give you input on what issues you think the community faces, and what the community’s priorities should be in addressing these issues.  Please take our brief online survey at http://goo.gl/forms/MHu1Xetyii.
  • This week, we begin our Wacky Wednesdays when students and staff can show their spirit by participating in themed days every Wednesday for the remainder of the school year.  This Wednesday, we start out with Pajama Day and next week is Excessive Accessory Day.  Wacky Wednesdays are a fun way to lighten the mood as we come up on the end of the school year.
  • Please encourage your child to get involved in our after-school Frost Club offerings:FUSE-STEM, Coding Academy, GEMS, Spanish Club, Theater Club, PBIS Ambassadors, and Art Club.  Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about these clubs http://frost.sd54.org/clubs/.
  • Calendar reminders:
  • The 8th grade dance/celebration has been scheduled for Friday, June 5th, 2015.  The date, time, and location for the 8th grade graduation ceremony will be officially announced in the next few weeks.  More information to come regarding these end-of year events.
  • Spring break begins at the conclusion of the school day on Friday, March 20th with school resuming on Monday, March 30th.

 

 

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

8th Grade Girls Volleyball

Posted February 20th, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

Congratulations to our 8th Grade Girls Volleyball team for completing a successful regular season in volleyball and heading to a conference championship!

School Cancelled – Thursday, February 18, 2015

Posted February 18th, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

All District 54 schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The National Weather Service has issue a wind chill advisory until noon Thursday, which calls for wind chill values as low as -26.

Our number one priority every day is keeping children safe. We have about 8,000 students who ride a bus. The other 6,500 students either walk or get a ride to school. We cannot assume that all students can get a ride to school on a cold weather day. We also can’t assume that all children will be dressed appropriately for this weather.

All after-school and evening activities at schools are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. will be held. Thank you for your understanding and support.

The District 54 Choral Festival scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, will still occur. The event is located at Frost Junior High School.

Child Care

The Hoffman Estates Park District, Schaumburg Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. For more information, visit the websites below.

http://www.campanelliymca.org

www.parkfun.com

Hoffman Estates Park District

Tonight’s Show Is On!

Posted February 18th, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

Spartans, regardless of the decision the district makes on school being open tomorrow, tonight’s concert will still be on! Cold weather won’t stop our choirs from performing! See you tonight at 7 pm!

Choral Festival Schedule

Posted February 17th, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

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Design, Play, Solve, and Take a Poll!

Posted February 12th, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

The 8th grade science students have begun their final project; designing their own insulated garage. Students have been hard at work this week testing different materials and their insulation qualities. Students will use this information to drive their design decisions with their final projects.

Frosts Production of Aladdin Jr. will be Friday, March 6th at 7:00 and Saturday, March 7th at 2:00 PM. Please contact Ms. Wood at laurawood@sd54.org for tickets or any cast and crew member. Our students have been working extremely hard and we can’t wait for you to see their performance!

The 8th grade math acceleration classes have been working hard to solve systems of equations. Mrs. Barrick and Mrs. Leong are very impressed with the good questions students have been asking!

The 7th grade math acceleration classes have been solving inequalities. Mr. Kaplan and Mrs. Leong are really happy to see how well the students are doing with this new concept! The students are doing a great job of transferring what they know about solving equations, to solving inequalities. Keep up the great work!

Ms. Alcock’s students are patiently awaiting to find out whether Ms. ALcock is having a baby boy or girl! They did a poll and they are split! 50% think girl and 50% think boy!

A Message from the Principal

Posted February 11th, 2015 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

  • Achievement Boosts begin the first week of March as a lead up to the spring MAP test in late April.  Students were invited to attend the “Achievement Boost” based on their performance on the winter MAP Assessment.  The “Achievement Boost” is intended for students at or above grade level in reading and/or mathematics and will provide them with curricular-aligned enrichment.  We look forward to seeing positive gains in this group of students’ achievement and applaud them for committing themselves to extending their school day to hone their reading and math skills.
  • End of Trimester 2 is Friday, February 20th.  Please talk with your child about completing all missing assignments before the conclusion of the trimester.  We will be working with students who have an excessive amount of missing assignments over the next few weeks to ensure all work is completed and submitted before the close of the trimester.
  • PARCC: Third- through eighth-grade students throughout Illinois will be taking the PARCC assessment for the first time this spring. The PARCC assessment replaces the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT).  The PARCC Performance Based Assessment (PBA) schedule for Frost is as follows:
    • Monday, March 9th- Mathematics Unit 1
    • Tuesday, March 10th – Mathematics Unit 2
    • Wednesday, March 11th – English Language Arts Unit 1
    • Thursday, March 12th – English Language Arts Unit 2
    • Friday, March 13th – English Language Arts Unit 3
    • Our students will be taking practice PARCC tests in both their language arts and mathematics classes during the month of February.  Please contact me directly if you have any questions about this upcoming assessment.

 

  • 5Essentials Parent Survey: we need your feedback!  As a way to continuously improve, District 54 has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey.  Please take 10 minutes to provide us with feedback by visiting https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ until March 13th, 2015.

 

Positive Culture

  • This Wednesday, February 11th, your child will participate in our second Frost Strong Camp of the school year.  Frost teachers will be leading out lessons for our students that will focus on the following “Keys of Excellence”: Commitment, Flexibility, and This Is It.  Please ask your child about the day’s activities and what they personally took away from these lessons that are devoted to developing high character in our Spartans.
  • Please read the following announcements from our PTA:
    • The PTA will be selling Fun Foods on February 13th (Valentine’s Day treat) and on March 6th (Dairy Queen).

 

    • Please note
      There have been some changes to the PTA meeting dates and locations.  We hope you can join us at the following upcoming meetings:
  • Tuesday, February 10th @ 7:00 pm in Frost Lounge  (General Membership)
  • Thursday, March 12th @ 7:00 pm in Frost Lounge
  • Thursday, April 9th @ 7:00 pm at Village Tavern
  • Tuesday, May 26th @ 6:45pm in Frost Gym (General Membership)
    • More Ways to Contribute to the Frost PTA:  Frost will now be collecting “Box Tops”.  Our wonderful Frost staff is participating in an “ice bucket challenge” to help kick off our “box top” collection.  Look for a special ballot collection form to be coming home next week with your student and on the Frost PTA website.
    • Feel good about Giving:  The STC Blood Drive will be February 26th from 2:00-7:30 pm at the District 54 Rafferty Administrative Center board room.  Please help support our local hospitals and those in need by donating if you are able.
    • Big Thanks!  The PTA would like to thank the following for their generous donations in support of the STC Scholarship Auction:  Schaumburg Golf Club, Elk Grove Jersey Mike’s, Rocco Vino’s, Zanie’s Comedy Club, Schaumburg Boomers, DoubleTree Hotel, Lynfred Winery, YMCA, Season’s 52, IMPROV Comedy Club & Schaumburg Park District.
    • Looking for a Fun Night Out?  The STC of PTA presents:  “Pot of Gold” Dinner & Auction, Annual fundraiser to benefit the STC Scholarship Fund.  March 13th, Appetizers and Silent Auction begin at 5:30 pm, dinner buffet at 6:00 pm.  Stonegate Banquet Centre.  $30 per person.   The ticket order form is available on the Frost PTA webpage.

 

  • Wrestling grapples on 2/12 vs. Eisenhower, 2/17 @ Keller, and 2/19 vs. Addams.  Volleyball plays on 2/10 vs. Lincoln Prairie, 2/12 @ Eisenhower, 2/17 vs. Keller, and 2/19 @Addams.

 

  • Special Announcement regarding Measles: In light of the recent news regarding measles at a Palatine child care facility, District 54 is sharing with all families this Measles Fact Sheet from the Cook County Department of Public Health (link below). At this time there have been no reported cases of measles in District 54. Should there be a case of measles at your child’s school; parents/guardians would be notified.
    • Measles is a highly contagious disease. However, more than 99% of our students are vaccinated against this disease and the measles vaccine is highly effective.
    • If your child is exhibiting symptoms of measles, has been exposed to measles, or has been diagnosed with measles, please notify us. In addition, all students should remain at home anytime they have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater).
    • If you have specific questions about your child’s health, please contact your personal physician.
      CCDPH Measles Fact Sheet

 

  • Please encourage your child to get involved in our after-school Frost Club offerings:FUSE-STEM, Coding Academy, Theater Club, Animal Club, Art Club, and Yearbook Club.  Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about these clubs http://frost.sd54.org/clubs/.

 

 

  • Calendar reminders:
  • The 8th grade dance/celebration has been scheduled for Friday, June 5th, 2015.  The date, time, and location for the 8th grade graduation ceremony will be officially announced in March.  More information to come regarding these end-of year events.
  • Reminder that our students have a half-day on Wednesday, February 11th due to a building in-service that afternoon and there is no school on Monday, February 16th due to President’s Day.

 

 

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

“You Be the Chemist” Top Scorers

Posted February 5th, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

District 54 hosts an annual ‘You Be the Chemist’ Challenge where students can opt to take a qualifying exam at their school. This year, out of about 60 students, Frost is happy to announce that Krisha J., Sachi G., Mohit S., and Sophie C. had the top scores! These students will be moving on to the Regional YBTC contest at the Prairie Arts Centre on Wednesday, February 25th! Congratulations!

Safety First

Posted February 3rd, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

Spartans, please be careful walking and running in these snowy conditions. Take your time and get to where you need to go safely! Stay warm!