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A Message from the Principal – 11/14/17

At Frost, we talk a lot about being “Frost Strong”.  “Frost Strong” simply means being your best self in everything that you do.  This past week, being “Frost Strong” was on full display at Robert Frost Junior High School:

  • On Thursday, we held our annual “Thank a Veteran” night.  During the “Thank a Veteran” night, our students got to interact with true American heroes who embody what it means when we say, “Frost Strong”.  To honor their strength, the Veterans were announced “starting line-up style” one by one between the seventh and eighth grade games in the Frost gymnasium.  After their name was announced, they walked through a tunnel of applauding players who gave them high-fives for their service, were awarded a certificate, pin, and U.S. flag, and then were escorted to the cafeteria by one of our boys basketball players.  During their walk to the gym, the Veterans were further honored as they walked past hundreds of displayed notes written by our students that were hung in our main hallway thanking them for their service.  While in the cafeteria, the Veterans enjoyed a complimentary dinner and watched an honorary film highlighting each of them with a short biography.  The event was powerful and reminded all of us what it means to be “Frost Strong”.
  • On Friday, our students and staff ended a highly successful first trimester.  Back in August, we asked our Spartans to display their “best self” in three critical areas this school year: academics, character, and behavior.  As a staff, we are proud of how your children have answered the call and have exceeded expectations in these areas.  We’ve got a fantastic group of students this school year who make it an absolute joy to educate on a daily basis. Thank you to our parents for working as partners with us to ensure your child’s success at Frost.  Together as students, staff, and parents, we can continue this “Frost Strong” momentum moving forward for the rest of the year!

Please read below for more information about our goals to raise student achievement and create a positive culture at Frost.

High Achievement

Report cards:  Our first trimester ended on Friday, November 10.  District 54 launched an online report card at the end of last school year.  Everyone who has a parent portal account will be able to see their children’s report cards online by November 21, 2017. All parents and guardians who have not previously created a portal account but have supplied District 54 with an email address will receive an email during the first week of October with a direct link to sign up for the portal. If you do not receive an email but would like to create a portal account, please contact our office.  If you are unable to access the parent portal and require a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact our office.

Winter MAP test begins on November 27, 2017.  The students will be taking their tests in their mathematics and language arts classrooms.  Please see the testing schedule below.  We are excited to monitor the progress of the goals our students set for themselves at the beginning of the school year.  During our February student goal-setting conferences, we will share the results with you.

  • Reading: All students will test in their language arts class Monday, 11/27 and Tuesday, 11/28.
  • Mathematics: All students will test in their mathematics class Wednesday, 11/29 through Friday, 12/1.
  • All students in instructional classes will take their reading and mathematics tests Monday 12/4 through Wednesday, 12/6.

5Essentials Survey: Beginning November 15, 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

  • Effective leaders
  • Collaborative teachers
  • Involved families
  • Supportive environments
  • Ambitious instruction

Parent Survey: District 54 has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey. All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional survey – whether your child is in a District 54 early childhood program, elementary school or junior high. The parent survey is only 26 questions and the state estimates you can complete it in 10 minutes. The survey is available in English and Spanish.  If parents have more than one child at a school, they should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school. Schools are listed alphabetically by their full names (for example Robert Frost Junior High would be listed under R, not F for Frost).  The state is not providing hard copies of this survey. If you do not have access to a computer, you can use one at one of our local libraries. We will also make computers available to parents at our schools. Call your child’s school if you are interested in taking the survey at a District 54 school.  If at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card. We are hoping to meet the target this year in our schools.  To take the parent survey, please visithttps://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ between Nov. 15, 2017 and Jan. 18, 2018. 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).

Student Survey:  Only students in grades 4 through 12 will take the survey. District 54 schools will provide time at school for our students in grades 4 through 8 to take the survey during the week of Nov. 27. You can review the questions asked of students by visiting http://Illinois.5-essentials.org. The Student Survey is also available in English and Spanish. The questions are at a fourth-grade reading level and accommodations will be allowed. If you do not want your child to participate, please contact your school principal by Nov. 21. If you have children at more than one school in grades 4 through 8, you must contact the principal at each school.  Parent and student identities will be kept completely confidential and survey responses will not be linked to any individual.  If you have any questions about the survey, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at (866) 440-1874 or 5essentials@nulluchicago.edu.

Positive Culture

PTA: A BIG thank you to the following PTA volunteers who gave up their lunch hour to come and serve our students hot lunches at Frost: Vikki Donohue, Quinn Kuipers, Hyun Song, Lisa Bazella, Misty Kardaschow, Deb Carr, Lindsay Megahed, Iveta Keprdova, Palavi Sharma, Audrey Flechsig, Emiliee An, Stephanie Tarchala, Mark Trinka, Donna Hall, Dawn Dobner, Charlotte DeVito, Traci Garcia, Wendy Bobnick, and Rachit Siripromsombat.  Hot lunch is looking for more volunteers!  If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up to serve Hot Lunch by simply visiting this site and submitting your desired time: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090D4AA9AB2DA4F85-volunteer.  Please join us for our next PTA meeting on January 16 at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.  Please visit our Frost PTA website for other important PTA information Frost PTA.

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan:  In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.  El Plan del Distrito 54 para Responder a las Inclemencias del Tiempo Frio:  Con el fin de ayudarles a prepararse para las inclemencias del tiempo frío y la nieve que a menudo recibimos durante el invierno en nuestra comunidad, quisiera compartir con ustedes el Plan del Distrito 54 para responder a las inclemencias del tiempo frio. Aunque el Distrito 54 hace todos los esfuerzos para mantener las escuelas abiertas y funcionando, a veces circunstancias fuera de nuestro control dictan la cancelación de clases.

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 is one upcoming evening program scheduled for November.

  • Family Literacy Night. This event is for parents and students in early childhood through second grade to engage in a variety of fun activities that revolve around reading and writing. This hands-on activity will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

If you are interested in attending these free events, please click on the links. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

District 54 Education Foundation:  As we enter this season of gratitude and giving, the District 54 Education Foundation would like to thank everyone who has supported the Foundation this year by donating funds, sponsoring or volunteering at our golf outing or Septemberfest, participating in a dine and share or shop and share event, or serving on our board or a committee. We greatly appreciate you helping us make a difference in the lives of students.  The Foundation is partnering with Visions Photography Portrait Studio in Schaumburg on a fundraiser for the Foundation. Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15, Visions will donate 25 percent of the cost of your portrait package to the D54 Foundation and also provide you with a 25 percent discount if you bring in the flyer or mention the Foundation. For additional information,click here to view the flyer.

Multicultural Parent Advisory Council:  Would you like to volunteer or become more involved in your child’s school?   Join us as we hear about the benefits of being part of a multicultural community from MPAC parents who have successfully gotten involved in PTA and their school community.  They will also share strategies for helping yourself and others feel more comfortable volunteering in the schools.  We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 14 at 9:00 a.m. at the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road.  Childcare is available for children ages 3-5.  Click the link for more information in English, Japanese, Spanish and Polish: Multicultural Parent Advisory Council Informational Flyers.

Sports: Boys basketball, cheer, and poms continue their seasons on 11/13 @ Mead, 11/14 @ Keller, 11/16 vs. Lincoln Prairie, 11/20 @ Addams, 11/28 vs. Mead, 11/30 @ Eisenhower, 12/1 vs. Sundling (Pack the Gym, Fill the Pantry night), 12/4 @ Winston, 12/5 vs. Keller, and 12/11, 12/12, and 12/14 @ D54 conference tournament.

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

Important upcoming dates:

  • 11/20:  Rally for Respect
  • 11/22-24:  Thanksgiving break
  • 11/27:  Winter MAP begins
  • 12/6:  Sixth grade parent night in the Frost gymnasium
  • 12/21:  Pep rally
  • 12/22:  Winter break begins
  • 1/8:  School resumes
  • 1/15:  No school
  • 2/15-16:  Winter conferences
  • 2/19:  No school

Please visit our Frost JHS website for the building calendar https://frost.sd54.org/ para información de la escuela en español, favor de precionar bajo https://frost.sd54.org/hispanoparlantes/.  Finally, don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/frostspartans and follow us on Twitter atwww.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.

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Veteran’s Day Celebration is 11/9/17

We will be honoring those who currently serve or have served in our military with a “Thank You Presentation” and complimentary dinner at Frost Junior High School on Thursday, November 9, 2017.  We would like to invite all Military members and their families to join us that evening during the boys’ basketball game at 4:00 pm in the Frost gymnasium with a complimentary dinner to follow at 5:00 pm in the Frost cafeteria.  If you have served in the military or have any family or friends that you would like to be honored please fill out the attached form and include a picture.  We would also like to pay our respects to those veterans who have passed away. To do this, let me know who they are, attach a picture and contact Mrs. Czarnecki, Frost PE/health teacher, with how many family members will be attending the dinner. This is a wonderful opportunity to thank and celebrate those that have served or are still serving in the military.  If you are attending please fill out the attached form vet invitation 2017 doc 2.pub to let us know the number of attendees so we can plan for the food.  Please RSVP by Friday, November 3  to Mrs. Czarnecki at JoanCzarnecki@nullsd54.org or 847-357-2136.

New sign language club and natural phenomena!

​Sign Language club is having the students design lessons that they will present to the entire club. They will be using technology to learn different topics in sign and to enhance their lessons! We are very excited to learn more!
In 7th grade science we are diving deeper into states of matter and particle motion! Students experienced an in class phenomenon and through our research we will be able to explain how particle motion differs between states!

This week at Frost! 10/26/17

Check it out!

  • During conferences our LRC hosted a book fair to benefit the schools in Houston who lost their schools and materials due to Hurricane Harvey. We are proud to report that that Frost raised over $1200!  Way to go Spartans!
  • Things are changing in 7th Grade Language Arts!  From now until Winter Break we are reading novels in guided reading.   Students are reading one of the following novels: Maniac Magee, Hush, or The Outsiders.  Our groups are also using their Chromebooks to participate in “Digital Dicussions” focusing on applying a variety of skills to the current chapters they are reading.  Everyone seems to be hooked into the book they are reading and eager to discuss their findings throughout the chapters.
  • 8th grade band has a concert Wed. Nov. 13 with the 6th grade band.

 

A Message from the Principal- 10/24/17

Last week, we were proudly able to show off both our High Achievement and Positive Culture sides.  The week started off with Mr. Schmid, Ms. Kalland, Mrs. McFarlin, Mrs. Corriveau, Mrs. Leong, and me presenting our 2017-18 School Improvement Plan (SIP) to Superintendent DuRoss, Associate Superintendent Dr. Myers, and the Cabinet.  Our SIP is written in the areas of reading, mathematics, and culture and is the driving plan for our instruction, assessment, intervention, and enrichment at Frost this school year.  On Monday evening, the Frost PTA was honored with a membership award at the annual Region 37 PTA dinner.  On Thursday evening, our seventh and eighth grade girls’ basketball teams swept the District 54 conference titles by capping off two regular season championships with two tournament championships.  In eighth grade science, Ms. Nash took home the coveted “egg drop trophy” with her classes coming out victorious!  In language arts, our seventh and eighth grade students started reading their new novels during guided reading—the teachers and students are thrilled with this new opportunity that the new board-approved language arts curriculum is offering!  All of these activities are steps to ensure we continue to focus on raising student achievement and creating a positive culture at Frost.

High Achievement

Illinois Report Card

The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals. The 2017 report card information is expected to be posted on Tuesday, Oct. 31, on the state’s website atwww.illinoisreportcard.com. District 54 will also make it available on our website athttp://sd54.org/schoolreportcards.  The illinoisreportcard.com website contains results from the PARCC assessment, as well as information about student and teacher demographics, enrollment, district-level financial information. The report card also includes results from the 5Essentials survey, which was given to students in grades 6 through 8, certified staff and parents last year.  If you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to receive a hard copy, you may call the school at 847-357-6834. If you want copies of the report cards from more than one of District 54’s schools, please call the District 54 Community Relations Department at (847) 357-5027.

Report cards:  Our first trimester ends on Friday, November 10.  District 54 launched an online report card at the end of last school year.  Everyone who has a parent portal account will be able to see their children’s report cards online by November 21, 2017. All parents and guardians who have not previously created a portal account but have supplied District 54 with an email address will receive an email during the first week of October with a direct link to sign up for the portal. If you do not receive an email but would like to create a portal account, please contact our office.  If you are unable to access the parent portal and require a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact our office.

Positive Culture

PTA: A BIG thank you to Nicole Villafuerte, Jose Villafuerte, Denise Lentz, Lisa Reck, and Maggie Joyce for attending the Region 37 PTA dinner last Monday.  Please join us for our next PTA meeting on November 7 at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.  Please visit our Frost PTA website for other important PTA information Frost PTA.

Frost Veteran’s Day Celebration: We will be honoring those who currently serve or have served in our military with a “Thank You Presentation” and complimentary dinner at Frost Junior High School on Thursday, November 9, 2017.  We will honor all Military members and their families that evening during the boys’ basketball game at 4:00 pm in the Frost gymnasium with a complimentary dinner to follow at 5:00 pm in the Frost cafeteria.  If you have served in the military or have any family or friends that you would like to be honored please fill out the attached form vet invitation 2017 doc 2.pub and include a picture.  We would also like to pay our respects to those veterans who have passed away. To do this, let me know who they are, attach a picture and contact me with how many family members will be attending the dinner. This is a wonderful opportunity to thank and celebrate those that have served or are still serving in the military.  We would like to honor all School District 54 members and their families. If you are attending please fill out the attached form to let us know the number of attendees so we can plan for the food.  Please RSVP by October 28  to Mrs. Czarnecki at JoanCzarnecki@nullsd54.org or 847-357-2136.

Nudge from Sparty:  If you have not already, please “Like” us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/frostspartans and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/frostspartans to stay updated with the latest news and information about Frost.  A brand new feature is our “Nudge from Sparty” where we will be providing quick video updates on the great things happening inside of our school.  Be on the lookout for the first “Nudge from Sparty” this week!

 

Hanover Highlands Environmental Club has an upcoming fundraiser on November 21 from 4:00-9:00 pm at Chipotle by presenting this flyer Chipotle Flyer.pdf .  Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated back to their club so they can complete their Memorial Butterfly Garden in the front of the building.

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 October.

  • Escape Room: Family Math Night. Parents and children in kindergarten through sixth grade will use math and logical thinking to unlock clues and solve problems. This hands-on activity will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

If you are interested in attending these free events, please click on the links. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

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

Important upcoming dates:

  • 10/27:  Pep rally
  • 11/10:  End of first trimester
  • 11/20:  Rally for Respect
  • 11/22-24:  Thanksgiving break
  • 11/27:  Winter MAP begins
  • 12/6:  Sixth grade parent night in the Frost gymnasium
  • 12/21:  Pep rally
  • 12/22:  Winter break begins

Please visit our Frost JHS website for the building calendar https://frost.sd54.org/ para información de la escuela en español, favor de precionar bajo https://frost.sd54.org/hispanoparlantes/.  Finally, don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/frostspartans and follow us on Twitter atwww.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.

A message from the Principal- 10/12/17

Last week, we were proud of our students for taking the time to set and discuss their 2017-18 personal academic goals in preparation for their student goal-setting conferences.  During conferences, it was great to see our Spartans articulate their academic, social, and behavioral goals for the school year to the most important member of their school success team—YOU!  The student goal-setting process is a key component to ensure we work together to raise student achievement and create a positive culture at Frost.

High Achievement

School Improvement Plan:  We have recently completed our school improvement plan with our instructional leadership teams.  During this process, we used multiple data points to set our school-wide instructional plan, intervention plan for students who are not making expected progress, and enrichment plan for students who are displaying proficiency.  Our language arts and mathematics department chairs will join Mr. Schmid and me for our presentation of Frost’s 2017-18 School Improvement Plan to Superintendent DuRoss and the cabinet next week.  Our School Improvement Plan is focused on four areas: instruction, assessment, intervention, and enrichment and is the guiding document for our continual practice of accountability and celebration to ensure our students attain our stated achievement goals for this school year:

  • Reading—Frost will perform at or above the 95th percentile in mean growth in reading
  • Math— Frost will perform at or above the 95th percentile in mean growth in mathematics

Eighth Grade High School Placement Exam: District 211 will be administering a placement exam for incoming freshman (current eighth grade students) on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  District 211 has posted some general information regarding their assessment on their website at 211 HS Placement Test. To better prepare you and your student, Frost will be co-sponsoring an information meeting for parents on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Mead Junior High School.  At this meeting, representatives from each of the area high schools (Conant, Schaumburg, and Hoffman Estates) will present information and additional details related to the assessment.  Additional, we have received notification from District 211 that Transition Guidebooks have been mailed out to parents.  On page 4 in the booklet, you will find important details for testing including information on transportation.  These guidebooks will provide information on the high school transition process and enrollment procedures.

Report cards:  Our first trimester ends on Friday, November 10.  District 54 launched an online report card at the end of last school year.  Everyone who has a parent portal account will be able to see their children’s report cards online by November 21, 2017. All parents and guardians who have not previously created a portal account but have supplied District 54 with an email address will receive an email during the first week of October with a direct link to sign up for the portal. If you do not receive an email but would like to create a portal account, please contact our office.  If you are unable to access the parent portal and require a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact our office.

Positive Culture

PTA: A BIG thank you to our PTA volunteers who gave up their lunch hour to come and serve our students hot lunches the past few weeks: Hyun Song, Yukako Barcomb, Rachit Siripromsombat, Donna Hall, Audrey Fleshig, Traci Garcia, Dawn Dobner, Mark Trinka, Nicole Garza, Iveta Keprdova, and Tianee Tamunday.  Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 17 at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.  Please visit our Frost PTA website for other important PTA information Frost PTA.

Help Teens Make Healthy Choices:  Frost is joining with the Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition and Kenneth Young Centers in a parent communication campaign aimed at encouraging parents not to provide alcohol to minors.  In 2016, District 54 eighth-graders participated in the Illinois Youth Survey, which asks students questions about alcohol and drug use, nutrition, fitness and more. That 2016 survey revealed that of the District 54 eighth-graders who reported they drink alcohol, 41 percent said they got the alcohol from their parents with parent permission.  Please join us in changing this alarming statistic. It is illegal for children to drink alcohol before they turn 21 and it is illegal to supply someone with alcohol if they are not yet 21. Beyond that, alcohol has a detrimental effect on a child’s health and development.  The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition is made up of individuals and organizations who are key stakeholders in positive youth development: youth, parents, schools, police, fire and first responders, civic organizations, faith-based organizations, local government, media, local health and behavioral professionals, youth-serving organizations, businesses, and other organizations in Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, and Palatine. To find out more, visit cpydcoaltion.org.

D54 Foundation Chick-Fil-A Lunch Program:  The District 54 Foundation and Chick-fil-A Schaumburg/West Schaumburg have partnered to support a fundraiser where 100% of the proceeds benefit the District 54 Foundation.  You can purchase your child a Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich, bag of potato chips/pretzels, and a dessert for $40.00 ($5.00 for each lunch) for the following dates: October 30, November 20, December 18, January 22, February 12, March 19, April 23, and May 21.  Please note: In light of the fact that the food items are prepared off site, trace amounts of peanuts & other nuts may be present.  If your child is allergic to nuts or other food substance(s), caution should be exercised.  The lunch is pre-order only by cash or check (please make checks payable to Frost Jr High).  Please download, print, complete, and return the attached form Chick-fil-a Permission Form.docx with payment by Monday, October 23.  No late forms will be accepted.

From Our School Nurse:  We just wanted to remind you to periodically examine your child’s head for lice. It is especially important to look behind the ears and at the nape of the neck, for crawling lice and nits.  While the transmission of lice in school is not likely, it is good to get in the habit of checking your child’s head regularly. Please feel free to call the school nurse if you have questions about how to make this practice part of your routine at home.

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 October.

  • Back-to-School Power Moves. Former Illinois PTA President Matthew Rodriguez will provide tips for parents to help support learning at home. This presentation is for adults only, but free childcare is available. The program is from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the District 54 Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Presented in cooperation with the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs.
  • Escape Room: Family Math Night. Parents and children in kindergarten through sixth grade will use math and logical thinking to unlock clues and solve problems. This hands-on activity will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

If you are interested in attending these free events, please click on the links. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Quantum Learning 8 Keys of Excellence: As a school, we work to understand and emulate the meaning of each of the 8 Keys of Excellence.  The 8 Keys of Excellence are part of the Quantum Learning that takes place here at Frost.  Quantum Learning techniques are embedded into our daily instruction and is based upon research of how our students best learn.  In addition to maximizing each student’s learning, Quantum Learning’s 8 Keys of Excellence helps our Spartans develop their character by building towards personal and academic excellence. Each month the Frost students will be learning one or two new keys and having purposeful discussions about how we can show each other how we personify that key in our everyday actions.  Each month students will be recognized for exhibiting behaviors that demonstrate their knowledge of the keys.  Our students have learned about three of the keys so far this school year: “This Is It”, “Ownership”, and “Failure Leads to Success.”  If you would like more information about the 8 Keys of Excellence, please feel free to contact me or visit the “8 Keys of Excellence” website at 8Keys

Girls Basketball finishes their season next week on 10/16, 17, and 18 @ D54 Conference Tournament. Boys & Girls Cross Country completed their season on 10/12 during the D54 conference meet.  Please note that Boys Basketball, Cheer, and Poms begin Monday, 10/23.

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

Important upcoming dates:

  • 10/14:  District 211 placement test
  • 10/17:  PTA meeting @ 7:00 pm in Frost teacher’s lounge
  • 10/23:  Fall Orchestra Concert @ 7:00 pm
  • 10/27:  Pep rally
  • 11/10:  End of first trimester
  • 11/20:  Rally for Respect
  • 11/22-24:  Thanksgiving break
  • 11/27:  Winter MAP begins

Please visit our Frost JHS website for the building calendar https://frost.sd54.org/ para información de la escuela en español, favor de precionar bajo https://frost.sd54.org/hispanoparlantes/.  Finally, don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/frostspartans and follow us on Twitter atwww.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.

A Message from the Principal- 10/4/17

Please read below for more information about our goals to raise student achievement and create a positive culture at Frost.

High Achievement

Eighth Grade High School Placement Exam and Information Meeting: District 211 will be administering a placement exam for incoming freshman (current eighth grade students) on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  District 211 has posted some general information regarding their assessment on their website at 211 HS Placement Test. To better prepare you and your student, Frost will be co-sponsoring an information meeting for parents on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Mead Junior High School.  At this meeting, representatives from each of the area high schools (Conant, Schaumburg, and Hoffman Estates) will present information and additional details related to the assessment.  Please see attached flyer D211 Parent Info Night 2017.docx for more details.  Additional, we have received notification from District 211 that Transition Guidebooks have been mailed out to parents.  These guidebooks will provide information on the high school transition process and enrollment procedures.

Student Goal-Setting Conferences are coming up on October 5 and 6.  Please see attached letterConferences Letter to Parents 17-18.doc for more information.  We look forward to seeing our families during these important meetings.

Help Houston Book Fair:  On October 5 and 6 during conferences in the Frost LRC, we are hosting a book fair to benefit a school in Houston impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  You can buy books from our book fair either in person or online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/rfrostjrhighschool.  The online book fair runs through October 10.

Report cards:  District 54 launched an online report card at the end of last school year.  Everyone who has a parent portal account will be able to see their children’s report cards online by November 21, 2017. All parents and guardians who have not previously created a portal account but have supplied District 54 with an email address will receive an email during the first week of October with a direct link to sign up for the portal. If you do not receive an email but would like to create a portal account, please contact our office.  If you are unable to access the parent portal and require a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact our office.

Positive Culture

PTA: A BIG thank you to our PTA volunteers who gave up their lunch hour to come and serve our students hot lunches the past few weeks: Donna Hall, Hyun Song, Mark Trinka, Traci Garcia, Yukako Barcomb, Rachit Siripromsombat, Audrey Fleshig, Traci Garcia, Dawn Dobner, Nicole Garza, Iveta Keprdova, and Tianee Tamunday.  Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 17 at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.  Please visit our Frost PTA website for other important PTA information Frost PTA.

District 54 Education Foundation:  Throughout the month of October, when you dine at Salata at 140 E. Golf Road in Schaumburg and “salute” the District 54 Education Foundation at checkout, 15 percent of your bill will be donated to the Foundation.  Thank you to everyone who supported the Foundation last month by dining at Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg and to everyone who attended the Schaumburg-Hoffman Lions Club and Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Club Foundation’s Trivia for a Cause event. We are so appreciative of the community partners who help us make a difference in the lives of District 54 students! To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.d54foundation.org.

Girls Basketball plays on 10/3 vs. Keller and 10/6, 7, and 9 @ D54 Conference Tournament.  Boys & Girls Cross Country run on 10/3 @ Keller and 10/12 @ D54 Conference Championships.  Good luck, Spartans.

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

Important upcoming dates:

  • 10/5:  Half-day of attendance for students due to conferences
  • 10/5-6:  Student goal-setting conferences
  • 10/9:  No school
  • 10/14:  District 211 placement test
  • 10/17:  PTA meeting @ 7:00 pm in Frost teacher’s lounge
  • 10/23:  Fall Orchestra Concert @ 7:00 pm
  • 10/27:  Pep rally

Please visit our Frost JHS website for the building calendar https://frost.sd54.org/ para información de la escuela en español, favor de precionar bajo https://frost.sd54.org/hispanoparlantes/.  Finally, don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/frostspartans and follow us on Twitter atwww.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.

Conferences- 10/5 and 10/6

Conferences will be held in the Gymnasium on Thursday, October 5 from 12:00-4:00 pm and 5:30-8:30 pm and on Friday, October 6 from 7:30-9:30 am. No appointment is necessary, come at a convenient time for you, all teachers will be available! We look forward to seeing you!

Car Wash this Weekend!