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Support Frost For Lunch and Dinner Tonight!

Posted September 29th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Thinking about eating lunch or dinner out Monday?  Print the voucher at the link below and head on over to Buffalo Wild Wings on Meacham Rd.  Eat great food and support Frost Jr. High all at the same time.  By presenting this voucher, Frost will receive a portion of your total bill.

Event Ticket FROST JR HIGH Sept 29

8th Grade Science

Posted September 26th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Great experiments that our Discovery class conducted for their first Homemade Science of the year. Too many great things to post here. Check out our twitter page for pictures and videos. https://twitter.com/frostSCImrc

Follow Mr. C’s Science: @frostsSCImrc

Ambassadors for Excellence

Posted September 25th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

At a recent District 54 board meeting, Frost and former Frost students were recognized as Ambassadors for Excellence for their performance at the Annual Spanish Speech Contest at MacArthur last May. Frost students Tatiana C., Janet T., and Veronica C,, and former Frost students Dayanara G. and Anayeli H. were recognized by the board. They proudly represented Frost! Way to go Spartans! That is being Frost Strong!

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Come Have Lunch With Us On Wednesday, 9/24!

Posted September 23rd, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Parents/ Guardians of Frost students: the Frost staff invites you to join us for lunch on September 24th, 2014 after our students are dismissed for the half day.  This is a great time to get to know the staff that works with your child every day in an informal manner.  From 11am to noon in the Frost cafeteria, staff and parents will bring their own lunch and join for some informal conversation and community building.  This is your opportunity to see the staff in another setting and to support your student’s success here at Frost.  So, grab your lunch and join us.  Hope to see you there!

A Message from the Principal

Posted September 22nd, 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

  • Curriculum Night:  The Frost staff would like to thank you for attending our Curriculum Night last week.  We were excited with our turn-out as more than 300 parents were in attendance.  As we shared Wednesday evening, the Frost staff has committed itself to ensuring your child’s success by focusing on two goals: High Achievement through high-quality instruction, assessment, intervention, and enrichment and a Positive Culture through PBIS, Quantum Learning’s 8 Keys of Excellence, and a well-rounded school experience.  Together, we look forward to working with you as key components on your child’s school success team.  If you would like to view the “Frost Strong: Our Best Selves” video that we showed during our presentation, please visit our Frost homepage and find it on the right side of the page.  In addition, you will find our presentation slideshows from the major content areas also located on our homepage.  During our Curriculum night presentation, we highlighted our student achievement goals for this school year:
    • MAP Goals:
      • Reading—our students will meet or exceed their spring MAP growth target at the 95% nationally
      • Math—our students will meet or exceed their spring MAP growth target at the 95% nationally

Each student will be receiving their reading and math growth target after this week’s MAP assessments.  Our language arts and mathematics teachers will begin working with your child to set individual academic goals to help each student reach both their reading and math growth targets.  These goals will be shared with you at your child’s student goal-setting conference in October.

  • Student Goal-Setting Conferences are coming up on October 9th and 10th.  Please click below for more information.  We look forward to seeing all of our families during these important meetings.
    Conferences Letter to Parents 14-15

 

  • Enrichment begins this week and will run until the end of the school year for our students.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we run a different bell schedule that allows us to have a 30-minute block of uninterrupted flexible instruction time at the conclusion of the school day.  Enrichment allows our teachers and specialists to work with students who need extra support and to extend the learning for students who are displaying skill mastery.  All students are assigned to an Enrichment study hall in the building.  During 9th period on Tuesdays and Thursdays, students are invited to join one of their content area teachers (language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science) for a re-teaching or enrichment.  For students not invited to spend the time with a teacher, they are provided a 30-minute study hall to complete homework.  Enrichment is a key component in ensuring all students succeed at Frost.  Please ask your child about their Enrichment experiences.

 

  • Homework Lunch program begins this week.  Students who have 3 or more missing assignments will be issued a Homework Lunch invite on Monday mornings and you will receive an email from me indicating that your child has missing work.  If a student receives an invitation, they will be required to attend Homework Lunch in a designated classroom 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.

 

  • Parent Portal: If you have not signed up for the Parent Portal and would like to, please contact our front office.

 

Positive Culture

  • Come have lunch with us this coming Wednesday, 9/24!  Parents/ Guardians of Frost students: the Frost staff invites you to join us for lunch on September 24th, 2014 after our students are dismissed for the half day.  This is a great time to get to know the staff that works with your child every day in an informal manner.  From 11am to noon in the Frost cafeteria, staff and parents will bring their own lunch and join for some informal conversation and community building.  This is your opportunity to see the staff in another setting and to support your student’s success here at Frost.  So, grab your lunch and join us.  Hope to see you there!

 

  • A BIG Thank you to the following PTA volunteers who gave up their lunch hour to come and serve our students hot lunch these past two weeks:  Angela Mytych, Chris Jez, Denise Lentz, Carol Metz, Amanda Daskalakis, Wendy Bobnick, Isabel Lopez, Marla Artman, Sue Clark, Cheryl Jancaric, Tracy Holian, Shanon Dominguez, Elizabeth Parenza, and Yuching Lee—it was great having you join us at Frost for the day!  Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 14th at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.  Also, please consider becoming a PTA member by contacting our Front Office staff who can assist you with membership sign-up.   Please visit our Frost PTA website for important PTA information http://frost.sd54.org/pta/.

 

 

  • Frost Strong Camp is this coming Wednesday, September 24th during the half-day.  Students will be grouped in to Frost Strong teams where they will run through two activities teaching them the following Keys of Excellence: “Ownership” and “Failure Leads to Success”.  Please talk with your child about what they learned about these two keys of excellence.
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  • The 10th Annual District 54 Run to Read is Sunday, September 28th at Dirksen School in Schaumburg. Run to Read is a day of races offering something for everyone. The day begins with 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children. At 8:45 a.m., we start our 5K run followed by a family walk at 9 a.m. All four events support our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register or find out more information about Run to Read, please follow this link to the District’s website http://sd54.org/runtoread/.  Finisher medals are awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group and participation medals are awarded to all children.

 

  • Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams run on 9/22 @ Addams, 9/23 @ Sandburg, 9/30 @ Mead, and 10/2 vs. Mead.  Girls Basketball plays 9/22 vs. Addams, 9/23 vs. Mead, 9/29 vs. LP, 10/2 @ Eisenhower.

 

  • Please encourage your child to get involved in these upcoming Frost Club offerings:Art Club, PBIS Ambassadors, Animal Club, Fluid Power Challenge, Robotics Club, Interact Club, Spanish Club, and FUSE.  Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about these clubs http://frost.sd54.org/clubs/.

 

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

 

 

Ending the Week On a Good Note!

Posted September 19th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Good luck to the Fluid Power Challenge students at Harper College today!

Frost is offering a brand new club this year: PBIS Ambassadors! Members of this club will manage the school store, run school assemblies, create cool tools for the student body, decide locker drawing prizes, and more! We meet once per month, and our first meeting is Monday, September 22nd in room 111. Get a permission slip in the cafeteria today!

Math 810 Is having their first test of the year! We are celebrated our knowledge with Module 1 this week!

In Physical Education the students participated in LaCrosse and Ultimate Frisbee. They are winding up our Fitness Testing.

Spartans on WGN Radio!

Posted September 17th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Frost’s very own Deming F. was part of an interview on WGN Radio with Steve Cochran about the upcoming “Plane Pull” Fundraiser for Special Olympics. Click below to listen to the interview! Way to be your best self and Frost strong, Deming!

http://wgnradio.com/2014/09/15/special-olympics-illinois-maybe-the-most-efficient-way-to-move-planes-around/

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Curriculum Night Success!

Posted September 11th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

A big thank you to all the families who attended our 2014 Curriculum Night. The building was filled with great energy as teachers presented their curriculum and classroom expectations. Below, you will find links to the presentations of our major areas of study. If you would like more information, please contact your child’s teachers.

Administrators Welcome

Guidance

7th grade LA

8th grade LA

Math 710 715 810 930

Math 940

7th grade Science

8th grade Science Christopoulos

8th grade Science Zuffante

7th grade SS

8th grade SS

Curriculum Night Tonight!

Posted September 10th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

We hope to see everyone tonight for Curriculum Night. Below is this evening’s program schedule. Please remember that Curriculum Night is a parents only event.

Time Event
5:30-6:30 Curriculum Night presentation in Spanish in the LRC
6:00-6:30 Discovery Program Parent Meeting in Café
6:30-7:00 Administrator/PTA Welcome in Gym
7:00-9:00 Teacher Presentations in Classrooms

 

A Message from the Principal

Posted September 9th, 2014 by Mr. Behrouzi

Greetings Robert Frost Community,

Our students had a successful first two weeks of school.  It was great to see students getting back in the swing of the school year as they moved from class to class trying to beat the tardy bell, enjoyed their first Pizza Day of the school year in the cafeteria, and got used to opening and using their lockers.  As a school, we have committed ourselves to two standards of success at Frost: High Achievement and Positive Culture.  This and every subsequent Focus on Frost letter will communicate to you how we are working to maintain these two standards of success at Frost.

High Achievement

  • Common Core State Standards at Frost:  The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) call for schools across America to increase rigor in reading and mathematics, emphasize science and social studies content and text, and realign our current curriculum to include high cognitive demand tasks.  The CCSS have required our school and district to change both the instruction and structure of our language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies classes in order to attain our goals for student learning.  These changes are evident at Frost this school year.  In language arts, social studies, and all levels of mathematics (excluding Geometry), students will receive instruction from our CCSS-aligned curriculums that embed high cognitive demand tasks directly into the curricular scope and sequence.  In science, students will receive instruction from our CCSS-aligned and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-aligned curriculum that embeds the curricular model of engagement, exploration, explanation, elaboration, and evaluation directly into the curricular scope and sequence.  In all four content areas, the CCSS-aligned and NGSS-aligned curriculum is being taught within a balanced instructional framework.  All students receive 80 minutes of language arts instruction, 60 minutes of mathematics instruction, 40 minutes of social studies instruction, and 40 minutes of science instruction.  Any student needing more support in reading and/or mathematics will receive an additional 40 minutes of literacy and/or mathematics instruction in “Acceleration”.  During our Curriculum Night this coming Wednesday, September 10th, you will learn more about how these instructional changes are positively impacting how your child learns every day at Frost.
  • Curriculum Night Frost’s Curriculum Night will be held on Wednesday, September 10th.  The evening’s program schedule is as follows:
Time Event
5:30-6:30 Curriculum Night presentation in Spanish in the LRC
6:00-6:30 Discovery Program Parent Meeting in Café
6:30-7:00 Administrator/PTA Welcome in Gym
7:00-9:00 Teacher Presentations in Classrooms

 

  • Fall MAP Testing begins on Monday, September 8th.
  • Accelerated Math Parent Night: Thank you to all of the parents and students who joined us this past Wednesday for our Accelerated Math Parent Night.  If you have any questions about the presentation, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s mathematics teacher.  The parent-teacher partnership is crucial to ensure your child’s mathematics success at Frost.

Positive Culture

  • Thank you to our PTA for the wonderful treats last week for our 7th grade students at Frost Forward during their first attendance day.  Please visit our Frost PTA website for important PTA information http://frost.sd54.org/pta/.
  • Have lunch with the Frost staff:  You are invited to join us on Wednesday, September 24th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Frost cafeteria for a “Brown Bag Lunch” with the Frost staff.  The event is a chance to meet our staff in an informal setting over the lunch hour.  More information to come about this event later this week.
  • PBIS To reinforce positive behaviors, students displaying the “Spartan Standards” of respect, responsibility, and safety are given a “Gold Card” by staff members.  Students can put their “Gold Cards” into our “Gold Card Locker” in the main hallway where they can win prizes or use the “Gold Cards” to purchase items at the Spartan Shop starting September 29th in the café during their lunch periods on Mondays.  
  • The Frost 8th grade band performs on Tuesday, September 9th starting at 7:00 pm in the Frost gymnasium and again on Friday, September 19th at the Schaumburg Saxons football game.  Please come and support our musicians as they put on what are sure to be great performances by Mr. Hansen and his students.
  • Girls Basketball and Cross Country start their seasons next week.  Girls basketball plays on 9/8 vs. Barrington, 9/9 @ Mead, and 9/11 @ Winston.  Boys & Girls Cross Country run on 9/8 @ Keller, 9/9 vs. Cooper, and 9/11 @ Addams.  Good luck, Spartans.
  • The 10th Annual District 54 Run to Read is Sunday, September 28th at Dirksen School in Schaumburg. Run to Read is a day of races offering something for everyone. The day begins with 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children. At 8:45 a.m., we start our 5K run followed by a family walk at 9 a.m. All four events support our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register or find out more information about Run to Read, please follow this link to the District’s website http://sd54.org/runtoread/.  Finisher medals are awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group and participation medals are awarded to all children.
  • Please see attached flyers for two upcoming Schaumburg Parent University classes: Erin’s Law and STEM.
  • Important upcoming dates: Tuesday, September 9th we will be running our annual bus evacuation drills, Wednesday, September 24th is a half-day of student attendance for a building in-service, and Monday, October 20th 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.  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