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Ms. Follmer’s Happy Face!

Posted April 24th, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

Today in Ms. Follmer’s periods 1-2 LA class , the students got to do Ms. Follmer’s make-up for making their MAP growth target goal! Congratulations students on a job well done- both on MAP and on Ms. Follmer’s make-up!

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Last Astronomy Test

Posted April 23rd, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

Next Wednesday will be our last test in Astronomy. Students will receive a review packet on Monday, and a digital copy will be available here at the same time. Good materials to begin looking at are notes on seasons, lunar phases, and eclipses. Readings on each of these subjects given in class, and pages 110 – 114.

A Message from the Principal

Posted April 20th, 2015 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 TestOur Spring MAP test continues on Monday, April 20th.  We have seen an impressive amount of focus and effort in our students as they have worked hard on this important assessment. Please visit the Frost website at http://frost.sd54.org/ to see what day your child will be taking their MAP reading and math assessments.  You can continue to 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.  Continue to be Frost Strong, Spartans!

 

  • End of the school year conflict: District 54 Board of Education recently approved an amended school calendar establishing Friday, June 12th as the last day of school for students in Early Childhood through 7th grade.  In collaboration with District 211, District 54 has set the last day of school for 8th grade students as Tuesday, June 9th.  That same evening all District 54 junior highs will conduct their graduation ceremony.  As a reminder, our graduation is at Conant High School and 6:00 PM.  Frost Junior High school will conduct their graduation practice on Monday, June 8th.  We are aware of potential conflicts for students due to the fact that some activities and summer school programs in District 211 begin June 8th and June 9th, respectively.  Because District 211’s registration process is on-going, we are unable to identify a complete list of impacted students.  At no point, will your child be penalized for their enrollment in a District 211 program.  If a conflict applies to your child, please call me at your earliest convenience.
  • Graduation Homework Policy:  Thank you for your continued support of your child’s academics. As we are into our third trimester, please continue to communicate with teachers and/or monitor grades online. As stated in School Board Policy, “Promotion and Retention of Students 6:280/6:280-AP: In order for eighth (8th) grade students to participate in the Graduation Ceremony, all academic assignments must be completed by the student and received by the teacher one (1) week prior to the ceremony” which is June 2nd, 2015.  We will continue to provide homework completion support for our students as we near the end of the school year.

Positive Culture

  • Frost PTA:  PTA will be hosting a Family Dine-Out Night in support of Frost tomorrow night April 20th from 4:00 – 8:00pm at Culver’s of Schaumburg, 1800 Wise Rd, 847-891-5660.  Culver’s is donating 15% of the group’s sales during this time period to our school.  Bring your family and friends.  Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to help our school, see your friends, and have a great meal!  As a special treat,  join these staff members who are ready to serve your meal during the following times: 4:00-5:30 Mr. Ross, Mr. Barbini, Mrs. Zuffante, Ms. Halverson & Ms. Vidal, 5:30-7:00 Mrs. Czarnecki, Mrs. Carney & Ms. Jankiewicz, and from 7:00-8:00 Mr. Snyder.  Please see attached flyer for more information. culvers flyer

The nominating committee of Robert Frost Jr. High PTA submits the following nominations for the 2015- 2016 school year:

  • 1st term nominees: Jeff Mytych—President, Bridget Minogue—1st  Vice President, Amy Shannon—2nd Vice President, Angela Mytych—Treasurer, and Stephanie Nallen—Recording Secretary
  • 2nd  term nominee: Anna Ganas–Corresponding Secretary

 

 

The nominating committee members consisted of: Scott Ross, Tom Barbini, Maggie Joyce, Jeff Mytych and Stephanie Nallen.  Voting for the above listed nominations will take place at our next PTA General Membership meeting in the Frost Gym at 6:45 on May 26th.

 

  • 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. There are two evening programs scheduled for May.

 

If you are interested in attending these events, please see the attached flyers. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

 

  • The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at Schaumburg High School is hosting a Junior High Activity night, where Future Saxons (8th grade students) can come out and enjoy a night of fun through sports. All of the members of the group are current SHS student-athletes, and the sponsors include four coaches and the SHS Athletic Director, Mr. Tim Kirby.  Please follow this link http://bit.ly/jractnite15 for all the details including the date and time of the event.

 

  • Track and Field competes on 4/23 vs. Eisenhower and 4/28 vs. Keller.  Reminder that all meets are held at Eisenhower Junior High School.

 

 

  • Please encourage your child to get involved in our after-school Frost Club offerings: Intramurals, Spanish Club, Interact Club, PBIS Ambassadors Club, Coding Academy, and FUSE-STEM.  Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about these clubs http://frost.sd54.org/clubs/.

 

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  • End of year reminders: This year’s 8th grade celebration will be on Friday, June 5th starting at 6:30 pm and concluding at 9:00 pm at Frost. Tickets will be $5.00 each. Parents of 8th grade students have been mailed information about the 8th grade celebration.  Feel free to contact the school at 847-357-6800 if you have any questions.  The Board of Education has approved the last day of school for Friday, June 12th and has also approved the 8th grade graduation ceremony for June 9th starting at 6:00 pm at Conant High School.  June 9th will be the last day of attendance for our 8th grade students.
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  • Important end of the year dates:
      • April 30th, May 1st, May 4th, May 5th—PARCC EOY
      • May 6th—Early dismissal for students (10:45 am)
      • May 11th—Conference track & field meet at Conant HS
      • May 19th—Encore Night: Orchestra & 7th grade band concert
      • May 20th—Encore Night: Chorus & 8th grade band concert
      • May 25th—No school (Memorial Day)
      • May 28th —Spanish Dual Language graduation ceremony
      • June 1st—No school
      • June 2nd—Final day for homework assignments to be turned in
      • June 4th—“Energy Summit”
      • June 5th—8th grade celebration/dance
      • June 9th8th grade graduation ceremony at Conant HS & last day of attendance for 8th grade students
      • June 10th—7th grade field day

  • June 12th—Last day of attendance for 7th grade students

 

  • Upcoming Wacky Wednesdays: 4/22 Blue & Gold Day, 4/29 Superhero 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

 

Dual Language Program Updates

Posted April 17th, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

The Dual Language students have been busy! They just completed the STAMP testing, which measures their proficiency in the target language (Spanish), and they all worked really hard! Also, all Dual Students wrote, memorized, practiced, and gave a speech in the Spanish class! They all stood in front of the class and delivered a persuasive message or an opinion. Everyone did a great job! In addition, 10 Dual Students are participating and representing Frost in the District 54 Annual Speech Contest. Last year Frost won 1st place in both categories, and this year the Frost students will dominate again! Good luck Spartans!

“R” Word Awareness Week

Posted April 16th, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

Club Unify is sponsoring a “R” word awareness week next week!

Monday- Meaningful Monday
Explain the weeks outcome and have students guest speak on the announcement’s to speak about “R” word awareness. We will put up a large poster for students to sign to say they will no longer use the “R” . Videos will be played in the cafeteria.

Tolerance Tuesday- Go up to someone you do not know and say something nice using a “R” word such as “You are radiant today!”

Wonderful Wednesday- Be wonderful to others today.

Thankful Thursday- Be thankful for everyone you know- tell someone how wonderful they are.

Feeling Good Friday- Tell stories about the week in lunch.

Two Moons?

Posted April 15th, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

This week, 8th grade science has been learning about the lunar phases of our moon. Check out a great video below that reviews the lunar phases with song.

In other news, does Earth have another moon? Check out this great article and decide for yourself. Who knows, maybe Cruithne will show up in our astronomy books in the future?

http://theconversation.com/earths-other-moon-and-its-crazy-orbit-could-reveal-mysteries-of-the-solar-system-38010

Volunteer of the Year Nominee

Posted April 14th, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

Dominique M. was nominated for the 2015 Youth Individual Volunteer Award by Mrs. Czarnecki and Mrs. Carney at the 28th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards Luncheon.  The Volunteer Luncheon recognizes the efforts of volunteers that enhance the quality of life in the community.    Dominique consistently demonstrates exemplary qualities of a volunteer.  Dominique feeds the homeless, sells concessions for various sporting activities, is a positive role model for students that need encouragement to make positive choices, helps foster friendships and teach appropriate social interactions to students with special needs, volunteered a weekend of her time to  attend a conference in Springfield to learn how to create an inclusive environment in society, shopped and wrapped presents at Christmas time for families in need, serves as a Physical Education Ambassador, and has participated in multiple other service learning projects.  She constantly goes above and beyond.  In addition to her volunteering, she is an a hard worker who demonstrates a positive personality.

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MAP It Off

Posted April 10th, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

Rest up for your Spring MAP Test next week, Spartans!

Family Dine-Out Tonight!

Posted April 9th, 2015 by Mr. Behrouzi

PTA will be hosting a Family Dine-Out Night at Village Tavern Family Dine-Out tonight, April 9th! 20% of your pre-taxed bill will be donated to Frost! Fill out the attached form and come see your teachers serving and hosting!
http://frost.sd54.org/files/2015/04/april-village-flyer.pdf

A Message from the Principal

Posted April 7th, 2015 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

  • Graduation: We are pleased to announce that this year’s 8th grade graduation ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 starting at 6:00 pm at Conant High School.  Specific details related to the graduation ceremony will be sent to you via email and US mail in early May.  Please mark your calendars for this special evening.
  • Graduation Homework Policy:  Thank you for your continued support of your child’s academics. As we are into our third trimester, please continue to communicate with teachers and/or monitor grades online. As stated in School Board Policy, “Promotion and Retention of Students 6:280/6:280-AP: In order for eighth (8th) grade students to participate in the Graduation Ceremony, all academic assignments must be completed by the student and received by the teacher one (1) week prior to the ceremony” which is June 2nd, 2015.  We will continue to provide homework completion support for our students as we near the end of the school year.
  • Spring MAP Test
  • Our Spring MAP test begins on Monday, April 13th.  Please visit the Frost website at http://frost.sd54.org/ 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.  Be Frost Strong, Spartans!

Positive Culture

  • Frost PTA:  The nominating committee of Robert Frost Jr. High PTA submits the following nominations for the 2015- 2016 school year:
  • 1st term nominees: Jeff Mytych—President, Bridget Minogue—1st  Vice President, Amy Shannon—2nd Vice President, Angela Mytych—Treasurer, and Stephanie Nallen—Recording Secretary
  • 2nd  term nominee: Anna Ganas–Corresponding Secretary

 

The nominating committee members consisted of: Scott Ross, Tom Barbini, Maggie Joyce, Jeff Mytych and Stephanie Nallen.  Voting for the above listed nominations will take place at the PTA General Membership meeting in the Frost Gym at 6:45 on May 26th.

    • Upcoming PTA meetings:
      • Thursday, April 9th @ 7:00 pm at Village Tavern
      • Tuesday, May 26th @ 6:45pm in Frost Gym (General Membership)
    • Upcoming PTA events:
      • PTA will be hosting a Family Dine-Out Night at Village Tavern Family Dine-Out on Thursday, April 9th.  Please see attached link for more information. april village flyer
      • PTA will be selling Dairy Queen Blizzards on April 10th for $3.00 during the lunch periods.
      • Please see attached link for the upcoming Recycling Event on April 18th, 2015. Recycling Event Flyer_2015
    • Thank you to following PTA volunteers who helped serve lunches and sell fun foods to our students during the month of March: Chris Jez, Rose Tuzil, Stacey Gorski, Mark Trinka, Ann Tsoulos, Sue Clark, Donna Bradley, Chris Gilley, Cyndi Piotrowski, Lettie Grunwald, Marla Artman, Vanessa Brand, and Brenda Wartman.  It’s always great to see you at Frost.  We are fortunate to have such a dedicated group of parents.
  • This year’s 8th grade celebration/dance will be on Friday, June 5th starting at 6:30 pm and concluding at 9:00 pm at Frost. The theme will be “Masquerade”. In order to participate in the event, 8th grade students must be in good academic and behavior standing, must have all assignments turned in, and, per School District 54 Parent-Student Handbook, must be at school by 10:45 am on the day of the dance in order to be allowed to participate in the event.  Tickets will be $5.00 each. More information to come regarding this special event.
  • The School District 54 annual Multicultural Event is taking place on Saturday, April 11th. Please see the link for more information.
    MultiCultural Flyer-2015
    MultiCultural Flyer 2015 Spanish Version
  • 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 Mead JHS.  Registration forms are available at Frost from Mr. Hansen and Mr. Hamada or at http://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.   If you have questions, please contact Mr. Hansen or Mr. Hamada or call 847-357-5138.
  • Alexian Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital will be providing Sports Physical Exams for students in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program at a minimal price of $5.00.  The physicals will be conducted during our Information Day at Frost on August 13th, 2015 from 9:00-11:00 am and 6:00-8:00 pm.  Please see attached links for more information.
    D54 Play It Safe Physicals 2015
    D54 Play It Safe Physicals 2015 Spanish
  • Track and Field competes on 4/13 vs. Addams and 4/16 vs. Mead/Lincoln Prairie.  Reminder that all meets are held at Eisenhower Junior High School.
  • Please encourage your child to get involved in our after-school Frost Club offerings: Intramurals, Interact Club, Coding Academy, Art Club, and FUSE-STEM.  Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about these clubs http://frost.sd54.org/clubs/.

  • The Board of Education has approved the last day of school for Friday, June 12th.  Reminder that this last day will be a full day, so all 7th grade students should plan on being in attendance for the entire day.  The Board has also approved the 8th grade graduation ceremony for June 9th starting at 6:00 pm at Conant High School.  June 9th will be the last day of attendance for our 8th grade students.
  • Important End of the Year Dates:
      • April 13th—Spring MAP begins
      • April 30th, May 1st, May 4th, May 5th—PARCC EOY
      • May 6th—Early dismissal for students (10:45 am)
      • May 11th—Conference track & field meet at Conant HS
      • May 19th—Encore Night: Orchestra & 7th grade band concert
      • May 20th—Encore Night: Chorus & 8th grade band concert
      • May 25th—No school (Memorial Day)
      • May 28th —Spanish Dual Language graduation ceremony
      • June 1st—No school
      • June 2nd—Final day for homework assignments to be turned in
      • June 4th—“Energy Summit”
      • June 5th—8th grade celebration/dance
      • June 9th—8th grade graduation ceremony at Conant HS & last day of attendance for 8th grade students
      • June 10th—7th grade field day
      • June 12th—Last day of attendance for 7th grade 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