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Students make bananas fly!

Posted September 4th, 2015 by Ms. Shroyer

Students in the STEM classes have been given the task to make bananas fly!  They are hard at work researching and coming up with designs! Come back next week to see what they come up with!DSC00852DSC00850

Today’s (9/3/15) Track meet cancelled!

Posted September 3rd, 2015 by Ms. Shroyer

Today’s track meet has been cancelled due to the heat index.  There will still be practice.  Please call our front office at 847-357-6800 with any questions.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we keep the best interest of our students in mind.

Cross Country Meet Cancelled!

Posted September 1st, 2015 by Ms. Shroyer

Today’s cross country meet has been cancelled due to the heat index; however, there will still be practice!  Please call the front office 847-357-6800 if you have any questions. Thank you for your flexibility as we keep the best interest of our students in mind.

Girls Basketball off to a great start!

Posted August 31st, 2015 by Ms. Shroyer

Coach Czarnecki, Coach Sroka, and Coach Foster are here at Frost late tonight with our girls basketball teams practicing! Way to put in the effort and time Lady Spartans! Bring a W home!

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A Message from the Principal

Posted August 31st, 2015 by Ms. Shroyer
Dear Robert Frost Community,
 
We had a fantastic start to the school year!  It was great to meet our new Spartans on Monday and welcome back our 8th grade students on Tuesday.  We have a wonderful group of students this school year.  Our 8th grade students have matured into a great group of student leaders and our 7th grade students have made a positive impression in their first week as junior high school students.  This week featured the following back-to-school events:
 
  • Monday, August 24th was “Frost Forward”, a special day devoted to our 7th grade students.  Our students were greeted by the entire Frost faculty who lined the main hallway to the gym cheering each 7th grade student as they entered the school.  The day was filled with students traveling through their class schedules, practicing on their new lockers, and learning about life at Frost.  After “Frost Forward” on Monday, we feel confident that our 7th grade students are prepared for a positive transition to junior high school. 
  • Tuesday, August 25th was our “PBIS Boot Camp”.  Students started the morning with a boot camp-themed assembly hosted by Mr. Barbini and me in the gym, where we briefed the students on the behavioral expectations for the year.  The students then went through their schedules learning what our expectations are of them throughout the school.
  • Wednesday, August 26th our students participated in the following Quantum Learning activities in each of their classrooms:  in PE, the students did an activity called, “All My Neighbors”; in science, students worked together doing team trivia; in social studies, students discussed Frost as our “Home Court Advantage”; in math, students got to know each other by sharing facts about themselves; in LA, student learned about our collective agreements of making the most of every moment, doing what it takes, and remaining open; and in Electives, student learned to work together in an activity called, “Unity”.   Please take some time this weekend to ask your child about these culture-building activities.     
 
After this week’s opening events, our students are set up for a fantastic school year.  The remainder of this letter is to provide you with a few items of note as we get the school year going:
 
PTA
There are a number of announcements from our fantastic PTA:
  • Frost 2015-2016 Spirit wear Fund Raiser begins next week!  T-shirts, hoodies, pom shirts, and sweatpants.  Samples sizes will be available during curriculum night with orders accepted through the month of September.  Watch for details!
  • Reminder that the PTA hot lunch order forms were due today.  However, the PTA is extending the due date to this coming Monday, Aug 31st.  Any forms not returned by Monday, August 31st will miss the first 2 hot lunches of the school year.
  • PTA “Scrip” Fundraiser: Please see Frost Scrip Order Form (1).  The order form is due on September 11th.
 
BUSING
If your child rides the bus to and from school, please note the following procedures:
  • All students riding a bus are required to show their bus pass upon boarding the bus.  If a student loses their bus pass, a replacement bus pass may be acquired in the main office.
  • If your child is assigned a bus, please encourage them to take the bus home after school for safety reasons.
  • For students who choose to stay after school hours for sports and/or clubs, we do run an activity bus that will take your child home.  The bus begins loading students at 3:50 and departs Frost at 4:00.  Please encourage your child to take advantage of the activity bus and stay at Frost for our great extra-curricular offerings.
  • We completed our Bus Evacuation Drills today during PE classes.     
 
WATER BOTTLES AT SCHOOL
Students are allowed to bring water bottles to school for hydration.  We are asking students to please keep their water bottles in their lockers to drink between classes.  Students may only carry their water bottles with them to the cafeteria for lunch.  If your child needs to carry a water bottle with them for medical reasons from class to class, please contact our school nurse, Dianne Garces at 847-357-6772.    
 
HOMEWORK LUNCH
Frost’s Homework Lunch program will begin on September 28th.  Students who have 3 or more missing assignments will be issued a Homework Lunch invite on Monday mornings.  If your child does not complete their missing work, they will be required to attend Homework Lunch in one of our classrooms during their lunch period.  Please note that if your child is in Homework Lunch, they will not be allowed to purchase Pizza or other food items from the cafeteria on the days they are in Homework Lunch.  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.  Thank you in advance for encouraging your child to be responsible with the work completion!
 
STUDENT ATTENDANCE
School attendance is one of the most important factors in attaining each student’s full academic potential.  Because of the nature of the instructional process and the various curriculum components, it is important that students be in attendance to receive the greatest benefit.  There is no substitute for direct teacher instruction and class interaction regardless of homework availability.  We want every student to do their best and be successful.  Your cooperation to ensure school attendance is very important.  Remember that our student absence line (847-357-6802) is available 24 hours a day. Please call by 7:00 a.m. if your child will be absent from school.  If absences become excessive, we will contact you to work with you to improve your child’s school attendance. 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
There are a number of upcoming events that should be noted:
Wednesday, September 2nd For parents of students enrolled in Mathematics 715, 930, or Geometry, we will be hosting an “Accelerated Math Parent Night” in the Frost Gymnasium.  The schedule for the night is as follows:
  • 6:00-7:00 pm: Mathematics 715
  • 7:00-8:00 pm: Mathematics 930
  • 8:00-9:00 pm: Mathematics 830 (Geometry)
You should have received an invitation letter attached to your child’s schedule regarding this important informational evening.  Please call the office for more information. 
Sunday, September 6th The Frost 8th grade band performs at Septemberfest from 1:45-2:15 pm and the Frost 8th grade orchestra performs at 3:00 pm. 
Wednesday, September 9th Please see attached letter for information about our upcoming Curriculum Night.
Tuesday, September 18th During PE classes, our guidance department and School Resource Officer Zwirowski will be presenting a lesson to all students focused on responsible computer and cell phone usage.  The objective of this lesson is to teach students how to appropriately use social media and how to identify and handle cyber-bullying.
Sunday, September 27th District 54 is hosting its 11th annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a T-shirt in the size you requested if you register by Sept. 4th. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register online, visit http://sd54.org/runtoread.
Wednesday, September 30th is Picture Day.
 
Please visit our Frost JHS website for the building calendar http://frost.sd54.org/events/.  Please visit our Frost PTA website for important information about our PTA at http://frost.sd54.org/pta/.  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                  

Reflections of Summer- Interact and Frost Family support education in Africa

Posted August 28th, 2015 by Ms. Shroyer
Robert Frost Jr. High Interact Club Faculty Advisor Sharon Barrick and a Frost Family attended the August 5th Schaumburg Rotary Club meeting.
The Frost Interact Club earlier this summer launched a fundraising project – spearheaded by two Frost students who enjoy strong parental support – which will involve tie dying white t-shirts by hand and selling them, with the proceeds benefiting the Asante Africa Foundation whose mission is to help educate kids in East Africa.
The Interact Club’s goal is to raise $2,000 in two months that will provide learning desks for approximately 150 -200 students.  To date they have raised approximately $500 thanks in part to club members who generously purchased t-shirts to support this effort.  Schaumburg A.M. Rotary is proud to sponsor this Interact Club and we look forward to getting progress reports from them on this project.

 

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Home Court Advantage

Posted August 26th, 2015 by Ms. Shroyer

Today students and teachers learned what “Home Court Advantage” is all about.  They learned about Frost traditions, how we will make a unified team, the agreements we are going to use to help us succeed and participated in activities to help build good team relationships.  Ask your students about the “Helium Stick” activity, the 3 agreements we have at Frost, or the “My Neighbors” activity!  Great work today Spartans!

 

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This Week’s Activities

Posted August 23rd, 2015 by Ms. Shroyer
Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year Spartans!  As we begin school this week, here are a few important dates to keep in mind:
  • Frost Forward 8-24 (7th graders only)
  • PBIS Boot Camp 8-25 (7th and 8th graders, 8th graders first day of school)
  • Quantum Learning activities 8-26 and 8-27 (7th and 8th graders)

Please continue to visit our website and Facebook page for the most up to date information!

A Message from the Principal

Posted August 23rd, 2015 by Ms. Shroyer

Greetings Robert Frost Community,

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year!  Over the past few weeks, the dedicated Frost staff has worked hard to prepare our school for the arrival of our students.   We are excited to meet our new Spartans on Monday and welcome back our 8th grade students on Tuesday.   We know that your child is prepared for what is sure to be a highly successful year at Robert Frost Junior High School.  This email is to provide you with a preview of next week’s back-to-school events:

FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL

Monday, August 24th is “Frost Forward”, a special day devoted to ONLY the incoming 7th graders. We will be running a special bell schedule on this day where students will get to practice opening their lockers, travel through their class schedules, and learn about life at Frost.   Please ensure that your student brings the following on this day:

    • Lunch
    • Class schedule
    • School supplies (students are welcome to bring their school supplies on this day—they will be able to put their supplies in to their hallway locker during Homeroom/1st period)

 

Tuesday, August 25th the 8th Grade Students will join the 7th Grade Students as we host our annual Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Basic Training.  Students will learn what our expectations are of them in different locations throughout the school.  Please ensure that your student brings the following on this day:

    • Lunch
    • Class schedule
    • Assignment Notebook
    • School supplies

 

Wednesday, August 26th our students will be participating in Quantum Learning activities in each of their classrooms:  in PE, the students will be doing an activity called, “All My Neighbors”; in Science, students will participate in team trivia; in SS, students will learn why Frost is a “Home Court Advantage” for them as students; in Math, students will get to know each other by sharing facts about themselves; in Electives, student will learn to work together during a difficult activity called, “Unity”; and in LA, students will be learning about the “Essential Agreements”.  As a follow-up on Thursday, August 27th, each of your child’s classroom teachers will discuss what the “Essential Agreements” of making the most of every moment, doing what it takes, and remaining open means in their rooms and subject areas.

 

During the first days of school, we will be reviewing with the students a number of school rules including our policies on dress code and the prohibition of cell phones and entertainment devices.  Please take a moment to talk with your child about these and other key points found in the Frost Parent-Student Handbook that you received on Information Day.  You can also find the Frost Parent-Student Handbook on our Frost homepage at http://frost.sd54.org/files/2015/06/Frost-Student-Parent-Handbook-15-16.pdf

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL and BOYS/GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Our junior high school fall sports season kicks off next week.  Girls’ basketball holds try-outs after school on Thursday, August 27th from 2:15-4:00 pm.  Boys & Girls Cross Country hosts an informational meeting after school on Tuesday, August 25th from 2:15-4:00 pm.  We encourage your child to participate in sports and represent Frost as a Spartan “student-athlete”.  If your child plans to participate, per School Board Policy, current physicals are required of all students to be on file prior to try-outs and/or participation in any inter-scholastic sport.  If you have any additional questions about your child’s physical, please contact our school nurse.

 

SCHOOL HOURS

Frost school hours are 7:38 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. with the first bell ringing at 7:30.  Please note:  Beginning Wednesday, August 26th, every Wednesday is designated for staff development.  Students are dismissed 30 minutes early on Wednesdays (1:45 p.m.).

 

OFFICE HOURS

Frost school office hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Remember that our student absence line (847-357-6802) is available 24 hours a day. Please call by 7:00 a.m. if your child will be absent from school.  In the event that you need to contact your child at school, please feel free to contact our main office (847-357-6800) between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM.  Also, students are able to use the student phone located in the main office to contact parents.  With staff permission, classroom phones are also available for students to use.

 

PICK UP PROCEDURES

To ensure the safety of our students, there will be no entry to our parking lot beginning at 2:15 (1:45 on Wednesdays) until ten minutes after the end of the day. When entering the east parking lot, please follow the yellow arrows marked on the pavement for safe traffic flow.  We appreciate your patience as we work to improve the flow of traffic to make it safer for our students.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

There are a number of upcoming events and announcements that should be noted:

  • Sunday, September 6th The Frost 8th grade band performs at Septemberfest from 1:45-2:15 pm and the Frost 8th grade orchestra performs at 3:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, September 2nd For parents of students enrolled in Mathematics 715, 930, or Geometry, we will be hosting an “Accelerated Math Parent Night” starting at 6:00 pm in the Frost Gymnasium.  You should have received an invitation letter attached to your child’s schedule regarding this important informational evening.  Please call the office for information.
  • Wednesday, September 9th Please see attached letter for information about our upcoming Curriculum Night.
  • Schaumburg Parent University  District 54 is excited to once again offer our families the Schaumburg Parent University (SPU). The Parent University 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. We offer two types of classes – Practical Parenting for adults only and Time Together, where families learn and play together. Most classes are free and childcare is provided. Our first session will be Family Literacy Night on Sept. 14. Click on the attachments for more information about the rest of the fall classes or visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu. Registration information is also found at this website.
  • Run to Read  District 54 is hosting its 11th annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a Tshirt in the size you requested if you register by Sept. 4. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register online, visit http://sd54.org/runtoread.
  • Visions Newsletter Interested in receiving news about District 54 schools and events? Subscribe to the District 54 Visions enewsletter at http://sd54.org/email-signup
  • Wednesday, September 30th is Picture 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.  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.  We are looking forward to a wonderful school year with your child.

 

Have a nice weekend and we look forward to the arrival of your child next week!

 

Scott

Thursday, August 13th- Information Day

Posted August 12th, 2015 by Ms. Shroyer

There will be two sessions that students AND parents (parents must accompany students) can attend: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Frost students will receive their schedules, PE uniforms and yearbooks may be purchased, and consumable fees can be paid for. If you are unable to attend Information Day, you may retrieve your materials during office hours (7am to 3:30pm) after Information Day.