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A Message from the Principal- 3/11/18

On Wednesday, our students participated in their final Frost Strong Camp of the school year. Each of the camps held throughout the year centered on the Quantum Learning “Keys of Excellence”. Students participated in activities that illustrated each Key and then discussed how they could apply that Key to their own lives. The focus of the final camp was commitment, flexibility and balance.  For the commitment activity, students were asked to solve puzzles together in an “Escape Room” format. We were impressed with how our students stuck with it until the end to figure out how to escape!  For the flexibility activity, students had to see how quickly they could get several random objects around a circle of students.  It required a ton of teamwork and “outside the box” thinking, but by the end, the students were competing for the fastest time in the school!  For the balance activity, students first took a survey to find out what they are passionate about in life.  They then set up a game plan to be schedule time for them to pursue what makes them passionate.  After completing each activity, the students personally reflected on how this activity helped them think about that specific Quantum Learning Key.  Frost Strong Camp is a great chance for us to focus on the critical attitudinal characteristics that help us attain our school-wide goals of High Achievement and Positive Culture.  Please read below for more information about these goals.

High Achievement

End of Trimester 2 was Friday, March 2.  The online report cards will be available for view, download, and print on the portal next week.

District 54 Spanish Speech Contest:  MacArthur School is hosting a Spanish Language Speech Contest from 8:30 a.m. to noon on May 3, 2018, for students in third through eighth grade. Application, speech drafts written by applicant himself/herself, and video recordings no more than 3 minutes (one video recording per participant) must arrive at MacArthur School by April 3. The maximum length for speech drafts is two pages. The finalists will be notified via mail by April 26. Please contact Ms. Lucrecia Temoczuk at or (847) 357-6666 with any questions. If your child is interested in participating, please complete the Spanish Speech Contest Application.  If you are unable to print the electronic form, paper forms can be picked up in your school office.  La escuela MacArthur será anfitrión este año del Concurso Anual de Oratoria el 3 de mayo 2018 de 8:30 AM a 12:00 PM. Los estudiantes de 3er a 8vo grado pueden participar.  Forma de inscripción, borrador del discurso escrito por el concursante, y una grabación de video de no más de 3 minutos (un video por participante) debe llegar a MacArthur School para el 3 de abril. El discurso debe ser de dos páginas. Los finalistas serán notificados por correo para el 26 de Abril. Por favor contacte a Lucrecia Temoczuk al o al siguiente numero (847) 357-6666 con preguntas. Si su hijo está interesado en participar, por favor complete el Formulario de Participación. Si no puede imprimir el formulario electrónico, hay copias disponibles en la oficina de su escuela.

The date, time, and location for the 8th grade graduation ceremony will be officially announced by the board of education around spring break.  More information to come!

Positive Culture

PTA:  Please read below for important information from our fantastic PTA.

  • Frost PTA is looking for some help for the 2018-2019 school year!  Please see attached for a list of positions and committee’s that need to be filled: Help Wanted adds for 2018-2019.docx
  • Please see attached for the STC Elementary Scholarship cover letter and application: 2018 Cover.docx Application 2018.doc
  • Thank you to the following Hot Lunch volunteers for coming to Frost over the lunch hours to serve hot lunch to our students: Donna Hall, Wendy Bobnick, Dawn Dobner, Maureen Brennan, Donna Porter, Emillie An, Nicole Garza, Iveta Keprdova, Mark Trinka, Traci Garcia, Lisa Bezilla, Cheryl Jancaric, Karen Silva, Rachit Siripromsbat, Traci Holian, Audrey Flechsig, Diane Tamunday, Charlotte DeVito, Tracy Olender, Hyun Song, and Yukako Barcomb.  PTA Hot Lunch is looking for more volunteers!  If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up to serve PTA Hot Lunch by simply visiting this site and submitting your desired time:
  • Congratulations to two Frost students for their exemplary work submitted to the Reflections program!  There will be a reception honoring the Reflections students from PTA District 37 (which includes School District 54) on March 13, 2018.  And the winners, to move on to the State level of competition are:
    • In the Visual Arts Category:
      An, 8th grade student, for the title, That Which Falls Down
    • In Photography:
      Sarah, 8th grade student for the title The Transportation Twilight
  • Please join us for our next PTA meeting on April 24 at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.  Please visit our Frost PTA website for other important PTA information Frost PTA.

District 54 Information to Planned Civic Protests: The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month has led to a number of planned student-led civic engagement efforts and protests, including school walkouts. We are currently aware of three nationwide dates for planned student walkouts.

  • March 14:  The Women’s March Youth Empower Walkout – Organizers are encouraging students to walk out of their schools at 10 a.m. and remain outside for 17 minutes to represent the 17 killed in Florida.
  • March 24:  March 4 Our Lives – This is taking place on a Saturday.
  • April 20:  National School Walkout – Organizers are encouraging students to walk out at 10 a.m. and not return to school that day.

With the large, peaceful protests at Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates High Schools in February, we anticipate that more junior high students may be interested in following suit. We support a student’s Constitutional right to peaceful assembly and free expression; and we applaud a child’s desire to make a difference and stand up for what they believe in.  As was stated in the letter sent to parents in February, our priorities continue to be keeping students safe and remaining focused on teaching and learning. On March 12, we will be sharing a lesson with all junior high students related to peaceful protests and the First Amendment. These are topics we regularly cover in junior high, and we feel it is important to address them at this time.  We know that many of our students are aware of these protests, but we have no indication at this time that any of our students plan to participate. We still do not encourage students leaving the school during the school day. However, should students walk out, we will not be issuing consequences as long as they behave appropriately. We will also be prepared to respond with supervision to keep them safeWe will have staff members stationed in the hallways and other common areas during this time period to ensure that the students who wish to engage in this activity have the time, space and opportunity to do so, while also making sure that it does not create safety issues or disrupt the learning and instruction for those who choose not to participate.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for working with us to support our children.

El tiroteo escolar en Parkland, Florida, del mes pasado ha llevado a una serie de esfuerzos y protestas de participación cívica dirigidas por estudiantes, incluyendo caminatas escolares.  Actualmente estamos al tanto de tres fechas planificadas a nivel nacional para las para las caminatas estudiantiles.

  • 14 de marzo: La marcha de Mujeres: Juventud Empoderada: los organizadores están alentando a los estudiantes a que salgan de sus escuelas a las 10 a.m. y permanezcan afuera durante 17 minutos para representar a los 17 asesinados en Florida.
  • 24 de marzo: Marcha por Nuestras Vidas: esto se lleva a cabo un sábado.
  • 20 de abril: Huelga Nacional para las Caminatas Estudiantiles: los organizadores están alentando a los estudiantes a que salgan a las 10 a.m. y no regresen a la escuela ese día.

Basándonos en las grandes protestas pacíficas que se suscitaron el pasado mes de febrero en las Escuelas Superiores de Schaumburg y Hoffman Estates, anticipamos que más estudiantes de secundaria podrían estar interesados en seguir su ejemplo.  Apoyamos el derecho constitucional de los estudiantes a reunirse pacíficamente y a tener libre expresión; y aplaudimos el deseo los niños de hacer una diferencia y defender lo que ellos creen.  Como se indicó en la carta enviada a los padres en febrero, nuestras prioridades siguen siendo mantener a los estudiantes seguros y enfocados en la enseñanza y el aprendizaje.  El 12 de marzo, compartiremos una lección con todos los estudiantes de secundaria relacionados con las protestas pacíficas y la Primera Enmienda. Estos son temas que regularmente cubrimos en la secundaria, y creemos que es importante abordarlos en este momento.  Sabemos que muchos de nuestros estudiantes están al tanto de estas protestas, pero no tenemos ninguna indicación en este momento de que alguno de nuestros estudiantes planifique participar. Mantenemos nuestra posición y no alentamos a los estudiantes a abandonar la escuela durante el día escolar. Sin embargo, si los estudiantes se retiran, no emitiremos consecuencias siempre y cuando se comporten de una manera apropiada.  También estaremos preparados para responder con supervisión para mantenerlos a salvo. Tendremos miembros del personal estacionados en los pasillos y en otras áreas comunes durante este período de tiempo para garantizar que los estudiantes que deseen participar en esta actividad tengan el tiempo, el espacio y la oportunidad de hacerlo, mientras aseguramos de que no se crean problemas de seguridad o se interrumpe el aprendizaje y la enseñanza para los estudiantes que elijan no participar.  Como siempre, no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo. Gracias por trabajar con nosotros para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes.

2017-18 Yearbook:  Have you purchased your yearbook for the 2017-18 school year?  If not do so today! Yearbooks can be purchased at:​ . Enter Frost’s school code:  13216218.  All yearbook orders must be placed by March 31, but do not wait!  There will be no extra yearbooks ordered, so if you do not order a yearbook before March 31 you will not be able to receive one. We do not want you to miss out on your chance to have a copy of this year’s memories! Questions?, or

Career Day:  On Wednesday, May 30, we will be hosting our third annual “Career Day” here at Frost.  On this day, our 7th grade students will be hearing several presentations from various professionals talking about their careers including how their work as a junior high school student prepared them for their job.  We are looking for parents and community members who are willing to come to Frost on this day to speak with our students.  We are hosting two sessions.  The morning session is 8:30-10:30 am.  The afternoon session is from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.  A complimentary lunch will be provided for all of our presenters to thank them for taking the time to talk to our students about their professions.  If you are interested in presenting to our students at our Career Day, please contact Mrs. Czarnecki at or 847-357-2136.

Track and Field begins their season on Monday, 3/19.  If you child is interested, please have them get a permission slip from the cafeteria and ensure that they have a current physical on file.

Wacky Wednesdays are beginning on Wednesday, March 7!  Wacky Wednesdays are a fun way to lighten the mood as we come up on the end of the school year.  Our upcoming Wacky Wednesdays are St. Patrick’s/Green Day on 3/14 and Orange Out Day on 3/21!  Please click on this link for the schedule.

Please encourage your child to get involved in these upcoming Frost Club offerings:  Frost TV, Game Club, GEMS, History Club, Geography Club, Club Unify, Art Club, and Interact Club.  Please visit our Frost Clubs and Activities page for more information about our upcoming clubs Frost Clubs .

Important upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday, March 20  No school
  • Friday, March 23  Spring pep rally
  • Saturday, March 24 through Sunday, April 1  Spring break
  • Monday, April 2  School resumes
  • April 10-12  PARCC Reading
  • April 16-18  PARCC Math
  • April 19  ISA
  • May 18  Eighth grade dance

Please visit our Frost JHS website for the building calendar para información de la escuela en español, favor de precionar bajo  Finally, don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter 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.