Yesterday the District 54 Special Olympics Team traveled to Palatine High School, and competed in the 2014 District Gymnastics Competition. Congratulations to our own Spartan students; Tarek S. and Gio D.
Gio competed in the Men’s High Bar competition coming home with a 2nd place, and Men’s Pommel Horse competition coming home with 1st place. Tarek competed in the Men’s Vault competition coming home with 5th place, and Men’s Floor Exercise competition coming home with 1st place. Gio and Tarek were great representatives of Frost and our district. If you see Gio or Tarek in the halls today, please be sure to congratulate them on a great job!
Frost’s production of High School Musical Jr. is this weekend! The show times are Saturday, March 15th at 2 PM and Sunday, March 16th at 2 PM. Tickets can be ordered in advance from any cast member or by calling Ms. Wood at 847-357-6786. The students have been working extremely hard and are excited to put on a great show for you!
This week 8th grade Science will begin a discussion on the formation of the universe and the origins of our solar system and planet. The leading scientific theory (The Big Bang) will drive our discussions and activities. We understand that many of us come from various cultural backgrounds, and this is an opportunity to discuss our various beliefs, and perhaps find common ground. Mr. C is asking each student to approach this discussion with an open mind, and tolerance for one another and cultural differences. This may also serve as a good conversational topic at home around the dinner table as we move through this material together this week. While The Big Bang is considered a theory, it is believed to be the origins of our existence and the adopted belief of our existence by the scientific community. If you have any questions or concerns please let Mr. C know.
You can’t have a spARTans without ART and March is Youth Art Month! Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs.
There is a lot of great Frost Art news to share!
Congratulations to Ashleigh F. who has made it to nationals for her PTA Photography!
Congratulations to Ashley K. and Nathan R. for recieving national honorable mentions for their PTA Reflections projects!
Congratulations to Janeth M. for winning first place in the Heritage Bank art contest! (See pic below)
Congratulations to Nick L. for winning second place in the Heritage Bank art contest! (see pic below)
Congratulations to Mikayala A., Patrick B., and Bella D. for being a part of the District 54 Art Show taking place on March 19th!
Art students are being very busy and productive as they are screen printing t-shirts, creating mosaics, and diving into pointillism.
New art projects are being displayed in the Frost hallways. Works include scratch art, Mondrian style paintings, and thumbs of life!
Art Club students are doing an amazing job on creating the solar system and having each planet represent a school subject.
A big thank you and great job to students who have been submitting work for the Google 4 Doodle competition. You can submit work through March 14th.
Please feel free to contact Hobbs Behrouzi if you have any questions about any of this great news!
Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!
Eligibility for Enrollment:
1) District 54 students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade
2) Students have been participating in the D54 Instrumental Music program for at least one school year.
Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 7-24, 2014 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Keller Junior High School. Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at www.sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.
If you have questions, please contact Mr. Hamada-Orchestra/847-357-6778, Mr. Hansen-Band/847-357-6777 or the D54 Music Department/847-357-5138.
We are looking for responsible students to work with lighting, props, set, costume, makeup, and all backstage needs of our upcoming musical.
If you are interested, get a permission slip from Ms. Bostrom or Ms. Wood. You can also find the permission slips in the cafeteria. Bring your signed permission slip to a meeting this Thursday at 2:15 in the library!
Another trimester is done! The students in the dual classes have been working hard and achieving their goals!
In the Spanish dual class the students learned about the Panama Canal, different music genres, about Soccer, and about different markets around the world. They made many different projects, and to conclude the trimester, the students made their own market right there in the classroom! They brought things to sell, and had the opportunity to buy items from their classmates (with “Monopoly Pesos”). It was a fun and engaging activity! (Pictures are attached)
Social Studies was extremely interesting this trimester! The students learned about the Jazz Era, The Great Depression, about Franklin D. Roosevelt, and to conclude the trimester they learned all about World War II, including the people, the countries, and the events related to this important war in the world’s history. It was truly an interesting unit, and the students learned a lot; they even created propagandas as if they were living during the time of the war! (Pictures are attached)
Please read below for information about our goals to raise student achievement and create a positive culture at Frost.
ISAT: Reminder that we will be taking ISAT starting tomorrow Monday, March 3rd. The ISAT schedule over the next two weeks is as follows:
Reading—March 3rd, 4th, and 5th (ALL Students)
Mathematics—March 6th, 7th, and 10th (ALL Students)
Science—March 11th and 12th (7th Grade Students ONLY)
Please note that students will be taking their ISAT with their language arts, mathematics, and/or science classrooms around their regularly scheduled class period. If your child receives testing accommodations, then they will have an alternate testing schedule.
Achievement Boost begins this week as a lead up to the Spring MAP test in late April. Students were invited to attend this session of “Achievement Boost” based on their performance on the Winter MAP Assessment. We look forward to seeing positive gains in this group of students’ achievement and applaud them for committing themselves to extending their school day to improve their reading and math skills.
Superintendent DuRoss’ most recent article written for the Daily Herald is accessible on the District 54 website at http://sd54.org/. Mr. DuRoss also appears in a video related to the article content. The link to the video, which is cited in the article, is http://sd54.org/board/mission/.
Second trimester report cards will be mailed home on Tuesday, March 4th.
PTA will be selling cookies during the lunch periods in the cafeteria March 3rd – 5th. PTA will also be hosting hot lunch on March 12th Thanks to our parents who volunteered their lunch hour to sell ice cream to our students this past Friday. PTA invites you to join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, March 11th @ 7:00 pm in the Frost Lounge. Please visit our Frost PTA website to find out more about our PTA http://frost.sd54.org/pta/.
Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs 2014 Summer Scholarships: As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships for summer programs/camps to District 54 students who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences. The program is being offered to students currently in 1st through 7th grades. Scholarships will be awarded for the FULL cost of the program/camp UP TO $125.00. A parent of the applicant must be a PTA member by March 1st. More details including the application deadline and a complete list of the guidelines, along with the full application, can be obtained in the school office. Please note: This is not a needs-based scholarship. Applications are due back to the school office, in a sealed envelope, by Monday, March 31st. No exceptions.
Student Achievement Recognition: This past Friday, we held another Frost Pep Rally in the gymnasium. At the Pep Rally, both the wrestling and volleyball teams were recognized for their successful seasons. In addition, several students who were the “Gold Card Locker” winners got to play in a staff vs. student basketball game. Musical entertainment was provided by our Spartan Pep Band. Last week as a conclusion to the second trimester, students who displayed responsibility throughout the trimester were rewarded with a special assembly performance by a hip-hop dance crew—thanks to those students who committed themselves to being responsible with their school work. This week on Frost TV, Mr. Barbini and I will be recognizing two special groups of students: the first group of students was nominated by their teachers for showing exceptional character and the second group of students increased by 10 or more points in their reading and/or math winter MAP scores. Lastly, congratulations to the 8th grade band for their successful performance at the District 211 festival.
We will be hosting Wacky Wednesdays during the third trimester when students and staff are invited to participate in school-wide theme days. This coming Wednesday is “Illinois Spirit Day” followed by “Neon Day” the following Wednesday.
Our Theater Club will be performing “High School Musical” on March 15th, 16th, and 17th in the Frost gymnasium.
Please encourage your child to get involved in these upcoming Frost Club offerings: FUSE-STEM, Theater Club, Spanish Club, Art Club, and Animal Club. 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.
It’s that time of the year when we sing the quadratic formula! The Math 930 students learned the quadratic formula this week. They used this catchy tune to help them remember the formula. The students can earn some extra credit by singing either a solo or duet of the quadratic formula song to Mr. Ross and Mr. Barbini!
Congratulations to Asleigh F., Ashley K., Eleanor P., and Nathan R. who were recognized at last Thursday’s board meeting for having their PTA Reflections projects make it to the state competition! Way to go Spartans! Let’s show the state what it means to be Frost Strong!
Today, students who had no missing assignments were awarded with the opportunity to attend a performance put on by The Future Kings, a hip-hop dance crew based out of the northwest suburbs. Students were moved by an opening speech about ambition and then got to watch the crew perform foot work and brakdancing moves. Students had an opportunity to take pictures and talk with the performers which probably inspired a lot of our Spartans to be future dancers! Way to go getting those assignments in on time Spartans!