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!
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.
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.
Please read below for information about our goals to raise student achievement and create a positive culture at Frost.
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:
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
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
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/.
Track and Field began on March 17th. Basketball, 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/.
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.
Come check out the 7th Grade and 5th Grade Jazz concert tonight at Frost at 7pm! Also, the District 54 Art Show is tonight at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg at 6pm. Come support our Spartans around town!