News

A Message from the Principal

Posted October 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

  • End of 1st trimester: As we approach the end of the first trimester, we are adding layers of support at Frost to help students with homework completion.  Students who have 3 or more missing assignments will continue to be issued a homework lunch invite on Monday mornings.  For students who do not complete their missing assignments by the end of their homework lunch period on Thursday, they will be required to stay after school for a mandatory homework club supervised by Frost teachers.  For students who do not complete their missing assignments by the end of after school homework club, they will be required to attend homework lunch on Friday.  If a student is in homework lunch for the entire trimester, they may be placed in to a mandatory study hall during the school day in lieu of an elective class. Please contact your student’s teachers if your child is having difficulty keeping up with the homework requirements.  Finally, please make an effort to be at home and available during homework time and remember to praise your student and comment on improvements, while encouraging your student to work hard and always do their best.

Positive Culture

  • Frost PTA Updates
    • Spirit Cup Fundraiser orders are due this Friday, October 24th.  Turn order forms and payment in to the school office.
    • Dairy Queen Blizzards will be sold during lunch hours this Friday, October 24th.
      • Flavors:  Cookie Dough, OREO, And Chocolate Extreme
      • Cost:  $3.00 each
    • The PTA will be holding a special General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, November 11th at 7:00pm.  Information about Senate Bill 16 will be shared at the meeting followed by a vote regarding the PTA’s intention to take a position to oppose the bill.  This meeting will replace the previously scheduled meeting on November 18th.
    • The second installment of Hot Lunch orders and money is due Friday, November 7th.  Please be sure to turn in the form and money to avoid any missed lunches.
    • We would like to thank all who have become members of the PTA so far this year.  Please join if you have not yet.  Your membership support is appreciated.  Becoming a member does not obligate you for any time commitment.
    • A huge thanks to all who joined the PTA last year.  On Monday, the Frost PTA was honored with a “Double Platinum Record” Hall of Fame award for our 2013-2014 membership total with the highest one-year increase in District 54!  Let’s see if we can earn another for this year.
    • The next “Fun Food” Friday is November 7th.  It will be Culver’s.
      • Flavors:  Vanilla Oreo, Chocolate w/ brownie, Vanilla M&M
      • Cost:  $2.00 each
    • Food 4 Less will be closing on Nov. 8th.  Thank you to all who supported the PTA by using your Community Rewards cards.  It is appreciated
  • Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) 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 two classes scheduled for November:
  • Next Friday, October 31st, you are invited to join us for our first Frost Pep Rally of the school year.  The event will be held in our gymnasium starting at 1:30 pm.  We will be recognizing students on the boys and girls cross country teams, girls basketball teams, and members of the National Fluid Power Challenge team.  The entertainment will be provided by our Spartan Pep Band and several of our students will be selected from our “Gold Card Locker” drawing to participate in “Minute to Win It” competition for the chance to put a pie in the face of Mr. Barbini and me at the Pep Rally.  Our community is welcome to attend, so please consider joining us for this fun event.
  • Please click below regarding emergency school closings.
    School closing sources of info in English1-Page 1 2014- Revised
    School closing sources of info in Spanish-Page 2 1 -2014- Revised

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 weekend,

Scott

Warriors News and Poms Try-Outs

Posted October 21st, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

On Saturday, the District 54 Warriors Floor Hockey team traveled to Highland Park High School to compete in the 2014 Floor Hockey Individual Skills competition. Congratulations to Tarek S. for winning 2nd place!

Tryouts for the Pom squad start on Thursday. You must attend both the clinic on Thursday and Tryouts on Friday. Please make sure your permission forms are turned in to Ms. Wood in room 128 or Ms. Halverson in room 109 by Thursday morning. There is still time to pick up an informational packet if you are interested in trying out! See you on the dance floor!

A Message from the Principal

Posted October 20th, 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

  • Student Goal-Setting Conferences were well-attended last week.  It was great to see so many of our families join us for this special event.  On behalf of the Frost staff, thank you for attending!  During these conferences, your child shared with you their reading and math goals for the school year as well as their plan to enrich their Frost experience through involvement in clubs and sports.  Hopefully, you were able to meet your child’s teachers.  If you were not able to talk with a particular teacher and wish to do so, please contact that teacher directly to set up a private conference.  For parents who were not able to make their child’s conference, your child’s goal-setting conference materials have been sent home with them—please take the time to go through their conference materials.  We are proud of all of our students who worked with their language arts and math teachers to create individualized goals and then took the time to rehearse their student goal-setting conference with a peer before presenting to you, the most important piece to their educational success, at their formal conference.
  • School Improvement Plan:  Our language arts and mathematics department chairs will join Mr. Barbini and me for our presentation of Frost’s 2014-15 School Improvement Plan to Superintendent DuRoss and the cabinet next week.  Our School Improvement Plan is focused on four areas: instruction, assessment, intervention, and enrichment and is the guiding document for our continual practice of accountability and celebration to ensure our students attain our stated achievement goals for this school year:
    • MAP Goals:
      • Reading—our students will meet or exceed their spring growth target at the 95% nationally
      • Math—our students will meet or exceed their spring growth target at the 95% nationally
  • Frost will be recognized by the District 54 Board of Education as a “90/90” school based on last school year’s student achievement results. During the 2013-14 school year, our students performed at the 99th percentile (top 1% nationally) in meeting individual student growth targets in math and at the 98th percentile (top 2% nationally) in meeting individual student growth targets in reading as measured by Measures of Academic Progress (MAP).   We are excited to share this recognition with you as we continue to ensure our students are meeting our annual goal to raise student achievement here at Frost.

 

 

Positive Culture

    • Thank you to the following parents who volunteered their lunch hours to serve our students PTA Hot Lunch these past two weeks: Chris Jez, Shanon Dominguez, Lettie Grunwald, Stacey Gorski, Michelle Nielsen, Yuching Lee, Ann Tsoulos, Chris Gilley, Donna Bradley, Beth Ilnychyj, Elizabeth Paveza, and Denise Lentz.

           Frost PTA:

  • The PTA is very pleased to announce that they will be using the power of the National Football League, Major League Baseball, your favorite college teams, and the 5 branches of the Military to help raise money to support their school projects.  The fundraiser announcement was sent home with your child last week.  The products are spirit cups, spirit popcorn, and spirit travel cups.  Order forms and payment are due by October 24th.  All checks should be made payable to “Frost PTA”.  Thank you for your help in achieving their fundraising goals this year.  If you have any questions, please contact Angela Mytych @ frostjrhighpta@gmail.com.
  • There is an upcoming PTA Blood Drive at the Rafferty Center located at 524 E. Schaumburg Rd in Schaumburg on Oct. 23rd from 2:30-7:00pm.
  • Please join us for our next PTA meeting on November 18th at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.  Also, please consider becoming a PTA member by contacting our Front Office staff who can assist you with membership sign-up.   Please visit our Frost PTA website for important PTA information http://frost.sd54.org/pta/.

 

 

  • Girls Basketball concluded their seasons as the District 54 Conference champions sweeping the season titles for the second consecutive year.  Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade girls on their great success.  Special mention to the 8th grade girls team who ended their Spartan careers as back-to-back conference champions.  Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams finished their season at this past Tuesday’s District 54 Conference meet.  Great job representing Frost this season.  Boys Basketball, Cheer, and Poms begin next week.

 

  • Please encourage your child to get involved in these upcoming Frost Club offerings:FUSE, Interact, Animal Club, Robotics, Spanish Club, PBIS Ambassadors, and Frost TV.  Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about these clubs http://frost.sd54.org/clubs/.

 

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

Egg Drop Competition 2014

Posted October 16th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Congratulations to Mrs. Zuffante’s 8th grade Science classes who have won the 2014 Egg Drop Competition for the third year in a row!

Library Contest Results

Posted October 15th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Congratulations to Hunter D. who won the library books estimation contest! Hunter used is exceptional math skills to estimate the number of books in the Frost library. His guess? 15,300. The exact number is 15,378! Only 78 books off Hunter! Way to go! Hunter received a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble Book Store.

Our second place winner was Tyler B. who guessed 14,861! Excellent guess! Tyler won a library book of his choice.

Look for our next contest, “Guess the Reader.” Details coming soon!

Conference Success!

Posted October 14th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

The Frost staff wants to thank all the families for the successful student-led conferences that were held last week! If you have any follow-up questions for any of the teachers, feel free to contact them!

Math Acceleration, Poms Tryouts, and Eggs!

Posted October 7th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

The 710 and 810 math acceleration students have all been working hard to get ready for their module 2 assessments.  Mrs. Barrick, Mrs. McDonough, and Mrs. Leong are proud of all of their hard work and effort.  Keep it up and good luck on those tests!

All girls interested in trying out for Frost’s Pom (dance) squad can pick up an informational packet in the cafeteria.  Please return to Ms. Wood or Ms. Halverson. We are looking forward to seeing you all at tryouts!

The 8th grade science classes have been hard at work designing containers to protect an egg from the roof of the school. Our young scientists have been challenged to apply Newton’s laws of motion into the designing of their basket. The competition between Mr. C.’s and Ms. Zuffante’s classes will take place next Tuesday. Stay tuned for details!

A Message from the Principal

Posted October 6th, 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

  • Student Goal-Setting Conferences are coming up this week on October 9th and 10th.  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, October 9th from 12:00-4:00 pm and 5:30-8:30 pm
    • Friday, October 10th from 7:30-9:30 am.
  • 8th grade student goal-setting conferences will be held in the Cafeteria:
    • Thursday, October 9th from 12:00-4:00 pm and 5:30-8:30 pm
    • Friday, October 10th 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.  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

 

  • New standards-based gradebook: With the adoption of our new standards-based report card, you will notice a change to assignments and assessments created by teachers on the parent/student portal.  Some assignments and assessments now show standards to show alignment to our Common Core State Standards curriculum.  Key updates to be aware of as you look at the parent/student portal:
    • Sometimes, the standard is not recorded at the same time as the grade which would result in a blank or missing mark for the standard.  This is common and does not mean that the student is missing the assignment; only that the standard score has not yet been assigned to the assignment.
    • If an assignment attached to one or more standard is missing, you will see the assignment missing for the achievement score and every standard it is attached to.
      • If the student’s missing assignment report shows the same assignment more than once, it will only be counted as one missing assignment. Our guidance department will cross reference the homework missing and will ensure that students who are in homework lunch actually have three or more missing assignments.
      • Thank you for your patience as our teachers work through the new gradebook processes.  If you have any questions about your child’s grades on portal, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child’s teacher directly.

Positive Culture

    • Thank you to the following parents who volunteered their lunch hours to serve our students PTA Hot Lunch on 9/29: Angela Mytych, Chris Jezz, Yoko Satoh, Cyndi Piotrowski, Chris Gilley, Karen Brierly, Lettie Grunwald, Marla Artman, Diane Tamunday, Amanda Daskalakis, Tracy Holian, and Yuching Lee.

 

  • PTA:  Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 14th at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.  Also, please consider becoming a PTA member by contacting our Front Office staff who can assist you with membership sign-up.   Please visit our Frost PTA website for important PTA information http://frost.sd54.org/pta/

 

 

  • Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams run on 10/7 vs. Addams and 10/14 at the District 54 Conference meet.  Girls Basketball plays 10/6 vs. Keller, 10/7 @ Addams, and at the District 54 Tournament starting on 10/14 @ Keller and Frost.

 

  • Please encourage your child to get involved in these upcoming Frost Club offerings:Art Club, PBIS Ambassadors, Animal Club, Fluid Power Challenge, Robotics Club, Interact Club, Spanish Club, and FUSE.  Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about these clubs http://frost.sd54.org/clubs/.

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

 

District 54 Spartan Warriors

Posted October 2nd, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

The District 54 Warriors (the Special Olympics Team) traveled to Arlington Heights to compete in the 2014 Bocce tournament last weekend. It was a fabulous day with 65 participants representing District 54. These participants included current athletes, alumni athletes, and their unified partners. We competed in Unified Doubles, Unified Team, and Traditional Doubles. The day was incredible, the district was represented with so much pride and dignity, and everyone had a wonderful time.

Congratulations to our Spartan Warriors:
Deming Fanslau ~ 1st place ~ Unified Doubles and 2nd place ~ Unified Team
UNIFIED PARTNER ~ Sam M. ~ 1st place ~ Unified Doubles and 1st place ~ Unified Team
Tarek S. ~ 3rd place ~ Unified Doubles and 1st place ~ Unified Team

Way to be Frost Strong, Spartans!

The Frost Bucket Band!

Posted October 1st, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Mrs. Farej’s music class has been busy being creative learning about rhythm.  The students have been writing their own rhythmic patterns and are able to apply them to their bucket instrument. Thank goodness the weather has been nice and we can be outside to create our sounds! Check out the video!