The Poms and Cheerleaders are working hard to get ready for the assembly this Friday! It’s going to be a great performance!
Mr. C’s 8th Grade Science students have been busy applying the concept of simple machines to the famous inspiration of Rube Goldberg Cartoons. Many students actually built their own versions of Rube Goldberg machines at their homes for extra credit. Below is a selection of students’ work.
Make sure to check out Mr.C’s class page to stay updated on what else is going on in 8th Grade Science! http://frost.sd54.org/mrcscience/
Great job engineers!
Zack, Nate, and Payton built a machine to roll dice in the game Yahtzee!
Quinn, Haruto, and Casey built a machine to flush a toilet!
Orianna and Esther built a machine to hit a key on a keyboard!
Kaylin and Carolyn built a machine to open a cabinet door!
Subin and Jane built a machine to turn on a light!
Leah and Nicole built a machine to take out the trash complete with chihuahua!
Greetings Robert Frost Community,
Please read below for information about our goals to raise student achievement and create a positive culture at Frost.
- Winter MAP Testing: Our second round of MAP assessments will be completed this week and our teachers have begun 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 Math 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 16th and 17th. During these conferences, your child will be sitting down with you to go through their updated reading, math, and behavioral goals for the school year as well as showing you their mid-term report on their student portal. To make scheduling student goal-setting conferences more efficient, we are changing to an electronic process. Beginning Friday, December 13th at 5 p.m., you can begin scheduling your child’s goal-setting conferences and individual teacher conferences for the January 16th and 17th sessions electronically using PTC Wizard, a secure system that prevents scheduling errors and ensures that conflicts do not occur. Online scheduling will conclude on January 13th at midnight. If you do not have access to a computer, you can simply contact the front office to schedule your child’s conference times. In preparation, please ensure that you have an active parent portal account. If necessary, please contact our front office to get your account information if you do not currently have access to the parent portal. Next Friday, I will send out step-by-step instructions on how to sign up for conferences using the PTC Wizard.
- The District 211 EXPLORE Test is coming up for our 8th Grade Students on Saturday, December 7th. If you have any questions about the EXPLORE test, please contact either Schaumburg or Conant High Schools directly.
- Superintendent DuRoss’ most recent article is accessible on the District 54 website at http://sd54.org. Mr. DuRoss also appears in a video related to the information provided in the article. The link to the video is included in his article. The video can also be viewed by going directly to the Mission and Goals page on our website at http://sd54.org/board/mission/
- PTA: Thank you to our parents who are volunteering their lunch time to come and serve our students Ice Cream to our students during our lunch periods tomorrow. PTA invites you to join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 14th @ 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 next week. 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 17th and the Chorus and 8th Grade Band perform on Wednesday, December 18th. Both concerts are in the Frost gymnasium and begin at 7:00 pm. Please come out to see our talented musicians as they put on their annual Winter Concerts.
- Boys Basketball and Cheerleading complete their seasons next week at the District 54 Boys Basketball Tournament starting Monday, December 9th at Eisenhower JHS. The semifinals will be on Tuesday, December 10th and the finals will be on Thursday, December 12th. Good luck, Cagers!
- Please encourage your child to get involved in our after-school Frost Club offerings: First Lego League, Robotics, GEMS, Art Club, Yearbook, and Book Club. Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about these clubs http://frost.sd54.org/clubs/.
- Please click here to view the letter from District 211 regarding their upcoming Project Lead the Way informational meetings.
- Reminder that Winter Break begins at the conclusion of the school day on Friday, December 20th. School resumes after the Winter Break on Monday, January 6th.
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,
Congratulations to the following students on setting new Frost Fitness Records! They all worked very hard to achieve these records so if you see them, commend them on their efforts!
Plank – 13:02 Riley L.
Jump Rope – Heze T. 3,600
Jumping Jacks – Tyler R., Nick D., Zack G. 1,500
Sit-Ups – Sam R. 574
Setps – Maddie A. 2,400 and Amir S. 2,371
Push-Ups – Ashur D. 500
Wall Sit – Vivek B. 14:18
Laps – Yashin F. 150 (33 laps = 1 mile)
This week we are taking our knowledge of simple machines to Rube Goldberg Machines! Don’t let friction stop you from reading about what our students are doing on our class website! http://frost.sd54.org/mrcscience/ Follow us on twitter @frostSCImrc
Just a reminder that Mrs. Czarnecki and Mr. Ferguson’s classes will be switching to Health starting December 9th. Mrs. Reynolds and Mr. Johnigk’s classes will switch to PE on December 9th as well.
Don’t let friction stop you from checking out the latest in Mr. C.’s science class. This week; simple machines and Rube Goldberg! http://frost.sd54.org/mrcscience/
Ms. Wood’s Spartans and Mrs. Wais’ Sprouts had another fun time reading together. Students practiced their listening and reading skills by reading their favorite book to their buddy. Spartan and Sprouts are beginning to form wonderful relationships and look forward to their weekly reading sessions!
We wish all our families a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. Spartans, we will see you well rested on Monday after the five day weekend!
Today, Frost held a Rally for Respect, which is a whole day’s worth of activities that promote the understanding of differences and learning to rise above bullying, judgement, prejudice, and discrimination. It was a powerful day filled with emotion and support. Our Frost Spartans took the day seriously have learned what it means to “Rise Above.”
Great job Spartans!
On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 three Project Lead the Way (PLTW) students from Frost traveled to the PLTW conference in Lisle, IL to represent Frost Junior High. This conference was aimed at sharing projects among PLTW schools and allowing prospective school districts to see what an asset PLTW would be to thier own students. Sachi Goel, Ardit Breznica, and Vivek Bhatt did an outstanding job at representing Frost. They shared their Design and Modeling projects with engineering confidence and were able to see what amazing opportunities PLTW in high school has to offer them. Their PLTW teacher, Ms. Shroyer, could not be prouder of their work and commends their efforts!
Frost Pom Squad is having a great season! On Monday they will be performing their new dance! The girls are looking forward to performing their second dance of the season. Go Spartans!
It’s that time of the year again, time to “shade it!” The 930 students are graphing systems of inequalities today. In order to help them remember the steps, the students watched this catchy video in class: