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Speech Contest

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by Ms. Shroyer

Frost Spartans win big at the District 54 Annual Spanish Speech Contest!

In the non-native Spanish speaking category Veronica C. won 1st place and Jeffrey D. won 2nd place. In the native Spanish speaking category Brisa C. won 1st place.  Congratulations to Veronica, Jeffrey and Brisa for being Frost Strong!

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Frostbite 2016

Posted May 20th, 2016 by Ms. Shroyer

Each year the Literary Magazine club  allows students to design a magazine that will publish student essays, poetry, shot stories, drawings, cartoons, and photography.  Seventh and eighth grade students contribute writings and art to be published.  The magazine is then put together and published by the club members.  The magazine is entitled “Frostbite” and this year’s edition can be found here.  Well done Spartans! Enjoy reading!

A Message from the Principal

Posted May 20th, 2016 by Ms. Shroyer

Greetings Robert Frost community,

On Wednesday, June 1st, we will be hosting our 2nd annual Career Day here at Frost.  On this day, our 7th grade students will be hearing several presentations from various professionals talking about their careers including how their work as a junior high school student prepared them for their job.

We are looking for parents and community members who are willing to come to Frost on this day to speak with our students.  We are hosting here two sessions.  The morning session is 8:30-10:30 am.  The afternoon session is from 11:30-1:30 pm.  A complimentary lunch will be provided for all of our presenters to thank them for taking the time to talk to our students about their professions.

If you are interested in presenting to our students at our Career Day, please reply to this email or call me at 847-357-6800.

Thanks,

Scott

Want to see what your student has been doing in their electives class all year?

Posted May 16th, 2016 by Ms. Shroyer

Then come visit the Encore Nights from 6-7pm on May 24th and May 25th in the Frost Cafeteria!

On Tuesday, May, 24, 2016: Art, Spanish and STEM will be available for viewing and on Wednesday, May 25, 2016: Art, Music and Media will be available for viewing.

This open house for Encore Nights is right before the band, orchestra, and chorus concerts so that you may enjoy both!

A Message from the Principal

Posted May 9th, 2016 by Ms. Shroyer

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

High Achievement

  • Spring MAP:  Starting Monday, our staff and students will focus their attention on the spring MAP and ending the school year “Frost Strong”.  The staff works extremely hard each day of the school year to challenge our students. We continually utilize feedback received from students to inform our instruction. The MAP is just one of many ways we monitor the progress of our students.  This is all part of our continual practice of accountability and celebration to ensure our students attain our stated achievement goals for this school year:
    • Reading—our students will meet or exceed their growth target at the 95% nationally as measured by the spring MAP
    • Mathematics—our students will meet or exceed their growth target at the 95% nationally as measured by the spring MAP

Most of our students will be taking their MAP tests in their language arts and mathematics classrooms.  Please refer to the tables below to find out when your child will be taking their reading and math MAP assessments.

Math MAP Testing Schedule 2015 – 2016
Day Testing Periods 2-4 Testing Periods 6-8
Monday

5/9/16

Vidal 810 3-4a Ancona 715 6-7a
Felgenhauer 710 3-4a Alcock 810 7-8a
Alcock 710 4b-5
Thursday

5/12/16

Alcock 810 3-4a Alcock 710 8b-9
Ancona 930 4b-5 Ancona 930 8b-9
Felgenhauer 715 4b-5 Felgenhauer 715 8b-9
Vidal 810 4b-5 Vidal 930 8b-9
Friday

5/13/16

Ancona 930 3-4a Corriveau 930 7-8a
Corriveau 930 4b-5 Feeney 810 6-7a
Feeney 710 3-4a Felgenhauer 710 7-8a
Vidal 930 6-7a
Monday

5/16/16

Corriveau 940  3-4A Feeney 810 8b-9
Feeney 710 4b-5 Corriveau 940 8b-9
LA MAP Testing Schedule 2015 – 2016
Day Testing Periods 2-4 Testing Periods 6-8
Tuesday

5/17/16

Benhart 1-2 Benhart 3-4
Kalland 1-2 Kalland 3-4
Letts 1-2 Letts 3-4
Follmer 1-2 Follmer 3-4
Wednesday

5/18/16

Hoffman 1-2 Kalland 6-7
Watkins 1-2 Letts 6-7
McFarlin 1-2 Follmer 6-7
Leahy 1-2
Thursday

5/19/16

Hoffman 3-4 Hoffman 6-7
Watkins 3-4 Watkins 6-7
McFarlin 3-4 McFarlin 6-7
Leahy 3-4 Leahy 6-7
Benhart 6-7

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.
  • Graduation Homework Policy:  Thank you for your continued support of your child’s academics. As we conclude our third trimester, please continue to communicate with teachers and/or monitor grades online. Homework assignments must be received by teachers by May 27th this school year.  We will continue to provide homework completion support for our students as we near the end of the school year.

Positive Culture

  • PTA: Please read the following announcements from our fantastic PTA:
    • Thank you to the following hot lunch volunteers: Chris Jez, Angela Mytych, Lisa McReady, and Karen Brierly.  We appreciate you giving up your lunch hours to come to Frost!
    • Please join the Frost PTA on June 21st, 2016 at the Schaumburg Boomers take on the Lake Erie Crushers.  Purchase tickets for $5.00 and the proceeds go to the Frost PTA.  You will also be able to run the bases after the game!  Please visit our Frost PTA website for more information http://frost.sd54.org/pta/.
  • The Village of Schaumburg hosted a Volunteer of the Year awards luncheon to recognize the efforts of volunteers who enhance the quality of life in the Schaumburg community.  We are proud of five of our students who were recognized at this year’s luncheon.  Umaimah K., Adam M., Emily M., Francis S., and Catherine T. all received a certificate from the Village of Schaumburg to thank them for all they do.

 

  • D54 Foundation awards $26,500 in student grants!  Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation is thrilled to announce that it approved all 233 grant applications submitted this year by District 54 students for extracurricular summer activities. The Foundation will distribute about $26,500 to these families, who face extenuating financial circumstances. These grants, called Memorial Grants, are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away. For a list of names, you can visit http://d54foundation.com/in-memory.  In addition to these grants, the D54 Foundation supports our school district through a variety of ways. Two of the Foundation’s current initiatives include breakfast programs for children from low-income households and educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs. Did you know that 30 percent of the students in School District 54 qualify for the federal free lunch program? That means 30 percent of the students live in a household where the annual salary is less than $32,000 for a family of four.  To fully fund these programs, the Foundation reaches out to corporations and organizations for donations, and hosts other fundraisers that everyone can support. Please consider supporting the D54 Foundation by participating in one of these upcoming events:
    • Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20th:  Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20th. Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.
    • Golf Outing – June 13th:  Please consider golfing, joining us for dinner, or sponsoring the annual golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club. To register for golf or dinner, or for more information, click here. In addition to mailing in a form with your check, we also have an online registration option this year. The cost of $150 per golfer (or $550 for a foursome) includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner, and various hole contests, such as “Closest to the Pin” and an opportunity to shoot for a $1 million hole-in-one. If you can’t attend, but would still like to make a donation to the silent auction, the Foundation would appreciate that as well.
  • 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 is one upcoming evening program.
    • Keeping Your Kids (and You) from Going Crazy This Summer: Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist Meghan Reitz will highlight ways to bridge the transition from the school year to summer.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on May 18th in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available.

If you are interested in attending this event, please click on the link above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu.

  • Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting: The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.  Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition visit www.cpydcoalition.org. To register for the town hall meeting, email cpyd.coalition@gmail.com.

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  • Our upcoming Wacky Wednesdays are America day on 5/11 and Sports day on 5/18.  Wacky Wednesdays are a fun way to lighten the mood as we come up on the end of the school year!
  • Congratulations to three of our Spartans who were winners in this year’s District 54 Spanish Speech Contest.  Great work by Veronica C., Brisa C., and Jeff D. for being Frost Strong!
  • Frost Encore Nights are May 24th and 25th here at Frost.
  • Track and Field completes their season on 5/16 at the District 54 conference track meet.
  • End of year reminders:
    • This year’s 8th grade dance will be on Friday, May 20th starting at 6:30 pm and concluding at 9:00 pm at Frost. Feel free to contact the school at 847-357-6800 if you have any questions.  Thank you to these parents who volunteered their time to come to Frost to sell dance tickets during the lunch periods to our 8th grade students: TinaMarie Bauman, Karen Brierly, Molly Bryant, Sue Clark, Quiana Cohn, Stacey Gorski, Beth Ilnyckyj, Lisa McReady, Lorna Monroe, Michelle Nielsen, Meg O’Connor, Lenny Santana, Debbie Santangelo, Yoko Satoh, and Diane Tamunday.
  • District 54 Board of Education approved Wednesday, June 1st as the last day of school for students in Early Childhood through 7th grade.  District 54 has set the last day of school for 8th grade students as Tuesday, May 31st.  That same evening all District 54 junior highs will conduct their graduation ceremony.  As a reminder, our graduation is at Conant High School starting at 8:30 pm.  Frost Junior High school will conduct their graduation practice on Tuesday, May 31st.
  • Important upcoming dates:
    • May 9th  Spring MAP begins
    • May 20th  8th grade dance/celebration
    • May 24th – 25th  Encore Nights
    • May 25th  Spanish Dual Language graduation ceremony
    • May 30th  No school
    • May 31st  8th grade graduation and last day of attendance for 8th grade students;  7th grade field day
    • June 1st  Career day; last day of attendance for 7th grade students

Please visit our Frost JHS website for our daily blog 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.

Field trip to practice culinary skills

Posted May 5th, 2016 by Ms. Shroyer

Students in Mrs. Kissamis’ and Mrs. Natale’s rooms took a field trip on March 30th to practice their culinary skills. The students broke into groups to cook a delicious meal. Some helped cook the meat, others cut the vegetables and some watched their classmates. After all the hard work the end result were burritos and guacamole.

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Self Portraits

Posted May 4th, 2016 by Ms. Shroyer

Trimester art classes just finished up our self-portraits- take a look at a couple:

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The students were to draw themselves as well as to include things that represented them. Way to go Spartan artists!

Probability Games and Discovering Pi

Posted May 3rd, 2016 by Ms. Shroyer

Students in Mrs. Alcock”s class wer discovering Pi:

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and they also were playing probability games!

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Dairy Queen on Friday

Posted May 2nd, 2016 by Ms. Shroyer

PTA will be selling Dairy Queen Blizzards this Friday for students who did not order hot lunch.
COST: $3.00 each
FLAVOR:   cookie dough

Blizzard is included for those who ordered hot lunch.

Frost Track team

Posted May 2nd, 2016 by Ms. Shroyer

The Frost Track and Field team is in the middle of their season.  Here are a few snapshots from their meet the week of 4/18:IMG_7214 IMG_7210 IMG_7209 IMG_7212 IMG_7211 IMG_7209 IMG_7208