To help celebrate Illinois Arts Education Week, please join us at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts for the District 54 Art Show taking place from 6-8pm. Frost is being represented by 3 of it’s Spartan Artists! Here’s a preview of what is to come!
7th Grade science classes have been challenged! Each lab group is a company working for Spartan Genetics, Inc. Their job is too create a buffer that will extract the most DNA from 20 grams of strawberries. Each company must follow certain criteria and constraints including spending $20 or less on materials (on the company credit card, of course). The students are doing an awesome job so far!
Please read below for information about our goals to raise student achievement and create a positive culture at Frost.
PARCC: The PARCC Performance Based Assessment (PBA) schedule for Frost is as follows:
Monday, March 9th- Mathematics Unit 1
Tuesday, March 10th – Mathematics Unit 2
Wednesday, March 11th – English Language Arts Unit 1
Thursday, March 12th – English Language Arts Unit 2
Friday, March 13th – English Language Arts Unit 3
All test sessions will begin after the first bell rings at 7:40 am and will conclude mid-morning. Please be advised that we will be running an alternate bell schedule during this week. Subsequently, there will be no pizza sold on Tuesdays or Thursdays and the lunch periods will be at the following times
Monday, March 9th:
Tuesday, March 10th:
Wednesday, March 11th:
Thursday, March 12th:
Friday, March 13th:
Most of our students will be taking their PARCC tests in their homeroom locations with a smaller group of students being relocated to test in a mathematics classroom. 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.
5Essentials Parent Survey: we need your feedback! As a way to continuously improve, District 54 has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey. Please take 10 minutes to provide us with feedback by visiting https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ until March 20, 2015.
At the regional round of the “You Be the Chemist” Challenge at the Prairie Arts Center, three Frost students did a fantastic job making it through quite a few rounds. Congratulations to Sachi G. who took 1st place out of 32 competitors. This marks the 1st time that a Frost Spartan has won the competition. Sachi moves on to the state competition in April. Also, special mention to Krisha J. and Sophie C. who also competed well.
District 54 Summer STEM Academy: What did you do on your summer vacation? Your answer could be: “I built and programed a robot, learned the principles of flight through rocket construction, or used a 3-D printer to design my own car or jewelry.” With the goal of bringing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) alive through authentic hands-on activities, District 54’s Summer STEM Academy creates experiences that expands on the interests of students. The District 54 Summer STEM Academy offers:
A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
STEM Certificate of Achievement recognizing the achievements of students
Instruction by District 54 teachers, experienced with STEM, in a positive environment
An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world
Registration for the Summer STEM Academy is $40.00 per student, checks/ money orders are to be made payable to Schaumburg School District 54, which includes a camp t-shirt. Registration opens on Monday, March 2nd and closes on Friday, March 20th. Information and registration forms have been mailed to your home address – payment for the Summer STEM Academy with the registration form is mailed to the Department of Student Learning (524 E. Schaumburg Rd.). Parent Letter – Academy Introduction D54 STEM Summer Academy Brochure D54 Summer STEM Academy – Registration
Due to PARCC testing, the hot lunch scheduled for March 9th has been rescheduled to Monday, March 16th.
If you have any questions, please contact our front office staff or email Frost’s PTA President Angela Mytych at
Tuesday, May 26th @ 6:45pm in Frost Gym (General Membership)
More Ways to Contribute to the Frost PTA: Frost will now be collecting “Box Tops”. Our wonderful Frost staff is participating in an “ice bucket challenge” to help kick off our “box top” collection. Please see the link below for a special ballot collection form for you to return to the front office by March 9th. Frost ICE Bucket
Please join us at our first Family Dine-Out Night at Chick-Fil-A on Golf Road on Monday, March 9th from 4:00-8:00 pm. The following Frost staff have volunteered to serve food and bus tables that evening: Mr. Barbini, Ms. Joyce, Mrs. Reynolds, Mr. Snyder, Ms. Duran, and me.
Looking for a Fun Night Out? The STC of PTA presents “Pot of Gold” Dinner & Auction, their annual fundraiser to benefit the STC Scholarship Fund. The event is on March 13th with appetizers and silent auction beginning at 5:30 pm and a dinner buffet at 6:00 pm. The auction will be held at the Stonegate Banquet Centre. Cost is $30.00 per person. The ticket order form is available on the Frost PTA webpage.
This year’s Frost musical is a production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. Please come out and see our theater club this coming Friday, March 6th at 7:00 pm or Saturday, March 7th @ 2:00 pm. Please see following link for more details. Aladdin Jr Production
The 4th annual Prairie Arts Center Art Show is coming up on Wednesday, March 18th at the Prairie Arts Center. Please go and see some of our best artists showcase their work starting at 6:00 pm.
Schaumburg Parent University – 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. We will host one evening program for parents in March: School Related Anxiety at 5:30 p.m. March 12 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. District 54 social worker Tricia Johnson will assist parents in understanding the difference between common stress and anxiety disorders and will provide helpful strategies to help children manage stress. If you are interested in attending this event, please see the link below. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu. Schaumburg Parent University presents School-Related Anxiety – March 12
District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra Registration for 2015 Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun! District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.
Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Keller Jr High. Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at http://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram. If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138.
Please encourage your child to get involved in our after-school Frost Club offerings:FUSE-STEM, Coding Academy, Partner’s Club, Animal Club, GEMS, and Art Club. Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about these clubs http://frost.sd54.org/clubs/.
The 8th grade dance/celebration has been scheduled for Friday, June 5th, 2015. The date, time, and location for the 8th grade graduation ceremony will be officially announced in the next two weeks. More information to come regarding these end-of year events.
Spring breakbegins at the conclusion of the school day on Friday, March 20th with school resuming on Monday, March 30th.
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.
The average mass of an element’s isotopes compared with one-twelth the mass of one atom of carbon-12 is the _____________________.
A. atomic mass
B. relative atomic mass
C. relative atomic density
Can you answer a question like this within 10 seconds? Sachi G. can!! Congratulations to Sachi G. for taking 1st place at this year’s Regional You Be the Chemist Challenge!! She will advance to the state competition on April 25th at Benedictine University in Lisle. This is a huge accomplishment and really showcases Sachi’s ability to set and achieve goals. Special recognition to Krisha J. and Sophie C. for working hard and making it through quite a few rounds at this year’s competition.