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Giving Back

Posted April 23rd, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Mentors club had an awesome outing to feed the homeless this week. It is always a great day when you re giving back. #FrostStrong

A Message from the Principal

Posted April 21st, 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

  • Spring MAP Test:  Our Spring MAP test begins on Tuesday, April 22nd.  Please click on the following link, Spring MAP Testing Calendar 2013 – 2014 to see what day your child will be taking their MAP reading and math assessments.  To encourage our students to give their best effort on this final MAP test of the school year, we have set up a number of incentives for the students if we can achieve our school-wide MAP goals—another piece in our continual practice of accountability and celebration to ensure our students attain our high achievement goals for this school year:
  • MAP reading and math—our students will meet or exceed their spring growth target at the 95% nationally

You can help your child do his/her best on the test by making sure that they attend school on time on the days of testing, making sure they get a good night’s sleep the night before testing, providing a nutritious breakfast on the mornings of testing, and letting your child know that you are confident in his/her ability to do his/her best.  We have seen our students work impressively hard this school year and we know that they are fully prepared to do well on this year’s end-of-year MAP test.  Below you’ll see Frost’s year’s MAP Boost video for this year. Good luck, Spartans!

  • Superintendent DuRoss’ most recent article written for the Daily Herald is accessible on the District 54 website at http://sd54.org. Mr. DuRoss also appears in a video related to the article content. The link to the video is http://sd54.org/board/mission/.

Positive Culture

  • Frost’s 50th Anniversary Celebration is on Friday, May 2nd at Frost.  The theme of the evening is, “Frost through Five Decades” and will feature a keynote address by Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson.  The celebration is an open house for all Frost community members, particularly current and former Frost families and students.  In addition, several dignitaries will be in attendance including state politicians, District 54 board of education members, and retired and current Frost faculty members.  The open house begins at 5:30 pm and will conclude at 8:00 pm.  Food and drinks will be on sale in the cafeteria and “five decades” of music will be playing for your entertainment.  Also featured will be a yearbook photo walk from every Frost yearbook since 1964.  Please mark your calendars for this special event!  Please click below to view the  invitation for more information.
    50th Anniversary Invitation
  • 8th grade dance is scheduled for Thursday, May 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Frost JHS.  Please click here to view the dance flyer.  Important dance items to note:
    • Dance tickets will be on sale during lunch periods the week of May 5th for $5.00.
    • Students will not be allowed to leave the dance early and must be picked up by an adult at the conclusion of the dance unless other arrangements are made in advance through our front office.
    • Dress for the dance is student choice and can be casual to formal.  The only requirement is that students must follow Frost’s dress code policy as stated in our Frost Parent Student Handbook found on our website at http://frost.sd54.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/69/files/2013/10/Frost-Student-Parent-Handbook-13-14.pdf

 

  • PTA: Thank you to the parent volunteers who have spent their lunch hours at Frost selling hot lunches and fun foods these past few weeks.  It is always wonderful to see our fantastic parent community actively participating in the lives of their children during the school day here at Frost.  There are two upcoming opportunities to support the Frost PTA:
  • The Village of Schaumburg would like to continue efforts with District 54 schools to encourage students and their parents to participate in the co-hosted iwalk/bike to school day.  What is iwalk/bike day?  The intent of this day is to encourage parents and students to define safe walking or bicycling routes to and from school.  Walking and bicycling is important because it helps to clear and open a child’s mind, build a healthier body and develop bonding friendships.  Additionally, walking and biking helps improve air quality and limits vehicle traffic around schools.  For more information on iwalk, please visit http://www.iwalktoschool.org/
  • Our 8th grade students recently wrote letters to a Vietnam Veteran thanking them for their service.  These letters were sent to Operation Gratitude where they will distribute the letters to veterans.  More information about Operation Gratitude can be found at http://www.operationgratitude.com/get-involved/write-letters/.
  • This summer the District 54 Tech Camp, “Invention Hunters” will take place at Mead Junior High School.  2014 summer tech camp flyer
  • The Schaumburg High School VIP Parent Booster club is looking for your help.  SHS V I P Nomination Ltr_PTA
  • Reminder that the Board has approved the last day of school for June 5th.  This last day will be a full day this year, so all 7th grade students and early childhood students should plan on being in attendance.  The Board has also approved the 8th grade graduation ceremony for June 4th starting at 8:30 pm at Conant High School.  June 4th will be the last day of attendance for our 8th grade students.
  • Important End of the Year Dates:
    • April 22nd—Spring MAP begins
    • May 7th—Early dismissal for students (10:45 am)
    • May 12th—Conference track & field meet at Conant HS
    • May 20th—Chorus singing tour to elementary schools
    • May 20th—Encore Night: Orchestra & 7th grade band concert
    • May 21st—Encore Night: Chorus & 8th grade band concert
    • May 22nd—Spanish Dual Language graduation ceremony
    • May 22nd—8th grade dance
    • May 23rd—No school
    • May 26th—No school (Memorial Day)
    • May 28th—Final day for homework assignments to be turned in
    • May 29th—“Energy Summit”
    • June 3rd—“Frost Idol”
    • June 4th—7th grade field day
    • June 4th8th grade graduation ceremony at Conant HS & last day of attendance for 8th grade students
    • June 5th—Last day of attendance for 7th grade and EC students

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

Letters and Food!

Posted April 15th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

8th grade social studies is sending letters to Vietnam Veterans through Operation Gratitude after studying the Vietnam War.

In math 710 they are making tree diagrams to see how many different ice cream cone possibilities there are at a store. In addition, they are looking at pizza combos. We’re getting hungry here!

Track Meet Cancelled Today 4/14

Posted April 14th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Due to weather, today’s track meet has been cancelled and is rescheduled for Thursday, April 17.

Blast Off!

Posted April 9th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

The 8th grade science students are putting their physics, astronomy, and engineering knowledge to the test today as they launch our hand-made water rockets outside. They are using an altitude tracker to record the angle of apogee and will use that data to construct a graph to determine the rocket’s flight altitude. To infinity…and beyond!

8th Grade Graduation

Posted April 7th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Greetings Robert Frost Community,

The 8th grade graduation date has been set. Frost’s graduation ceremony will be held Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 beginning at 8:30 PM at Conant High School. We do not issue tickets and seating is on a first come, first seated basis. We ALWAYS have enough room for all to attend!

Graduation Requirements-Each junior high school holds a graduation ceremony for eighth grade students. All eighth grade graduates are required to rent gowns for the ceremony. In order for an eighth grade student to participate in the graduation ceremony, the student must complete all academic assignments one week prior to the graduation ceremony. It will be the student’s responsibility to turn in all late or missing assignments. Failure to turn in even one assignment will cause the student to be excluded from the graduation ceremony. Extreme inappropriate behavior could also cause a student to be excluded from the graduation ceremony at the discretion of the school administrators.

Eighth grade parents/guardians will be receiving more information concerning graduation in the next two week in the U.S. mail.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to this special celebration for our 8th grade students.

Have a great week,

Scott

PTA Reflections and Proportionality

Posted April 4th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Congratulations to Asheigh F. for officially advancing to the Nationals for her PTA Reflections photography project!

Also 7th grade math closed up unit 4 on proportionality with their unit test! The focus was amazing! Great job Spartans!

Band and SpaceX

Posted April 2nd, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

The Frost 8th grade band will be performing with 6th graders tonight at 7pm!

This week, science students were shown the future of space exploration…..private industry. With NASA retiring the space shuttle program, new companies like SpaceX have popped up as an outsourcing venture for space organizations. Two current Frost students have a relative at the company who works in their engineering department. He has been kind enough to answer questions that students generated today, in hopes of giving us greater insight into the future of space exploration. This is an exciting opportunity for our 8th grade class to communicate with someone in the emerging engineering market.

To learn more about SpaceX you can visit their sight here, http://www.spacex.com/  or watch a video below.

We look forward to hearing from SpaceX next week.

Welcome Back Spartans

Posted March 31st, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Egg Drop 2014 was another great success this year. Check out a re-cap of the week in the video below. Enjoy!

A Message from the Principal

Posted March 21st, 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

  • Effort Creates Ability:  ISAT is over and our students did an outstanding job giving their best effort.  We know they are all very happy and relieved to have ISAT over.  Our staff and students will now focus their attention on our upcoming Spring MAP and ending the school year “Frost Strong”—all part of 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
      • Mathematics—our students will meet or exceed their Spring Growth Target at the 95% nationally
  • 5Essentials Survey: Beginning March 17, teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help us guide school improvement.  The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are 10 times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators are
    • Effective leaders
    • Collaborative teachers
    • Involved families
    • Supportive environments
    • Ambitious Instruction

To take the parent survey, please visit http://Illinois.5-essentials.org between March 17 and April 25, 2014. When searching for your school’s name, remember to look up the full name (for example, look under R for Robert Frost Junior High School, not F for Frost).  We would like as many of our parents to take this survey as possible, if we can assist you in any way please let us know.  Please click below to view a letter detailing the 5Esssentials Survey.
5Essentials letter
5Essentials letter-Spanish

Positive Culture

  • Frost’s 50th Anniversary Celebration is set for Friday, May 2nd in the Frost gymnasium.  The theme of evening is, “Frost through Five Decades” and will feature a keynote address by Schaumburg Mayor Al Larsen.  The celebration is open to all community members, particularly current and former Frost families and students.  In addition, several dignitaries will be in attendance including state politicians and retired and current Frost faculty members.  The celebration begins at 5:30 pm and will conclude at 8:00 pm.  Food and drinks will be on sale in the gymnasium and “five decades” of music will be playing for your entertainment.  Also featured will be a yearbook photo walk from every Frost yearbook since 1964.  Please mark your calendars for this special event!  Please click here to view the invitation for more information.
  • PTA invites you to join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, April 8th @ 7:00 in the Frost Lounge.  Please visit our Frost PTA website for more information about our PTA http://frost.sd54.org/pta/.
  • Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs 2014 Elementary Summer Scholarship:  Information can be obtained on the District 54 website:  http://pta.sd54.org/elementaryscholarship
  • Track and Field began on March 17thBasketball, Volleyball, and Soccer intramurals begin after Spring Break.
  • Frost Performing and Visual Arts were on display this week.  The Frost Orchestra put on a great performance at the Prairie Center this past Monday.  The 7th Grade Band performed on Wednesday with our feeder elementary band members.  Also, various Frost students had their artwork on display at the District 54 Art Show also on Wednesday at the Prairie Center.  Finally, several of our students have been recognized over the past month for exceptional talents in the arts.  In the Heritage Bank Art Contest, Janeth M. took 1st place and Nick  L. took 2nd place.  In the PTA reflections regional contest, Ashleigh F. is moving on to nationals in photography and Nathan R. and Ashley K. took honorable mention.
  • Please encourage your child to get involved in these upcoming Frost Club offerings: FUSE-STEM, Basketball Intramurals, Volleyball Intramurals, Animal Club, 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 to view the flyers detailing upcoming classes offered by the Schaumburg Parent University.
    Feld April 16
    Bollywood April 17
  • Reminder that Spring Break begins today, Friday, March 21st at the conclusion of the school day. School resumes on Monday, March 31st.

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 Spring Break,

Scott