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Interact Club has had a busy fall!

The Frost Interact Club has had a very philanthropic fall!  We are proud of all your efforts to make our community a better place! Thank you!

students at table in senior citizen center

The Frost Interact Club visits the Brookdale senior citizen center to spend time with it’s residents.

 

students sitting at table and box of candy

Interact students collect over 18,000 pieces of candy to send to soldiers overseas.

 

students putting items in boxes

Interact hosts a successful Pack the Gym, Fill the Pantry!

Veteran’s Day Invite a Veteran Event

On November 8, Frost Junior High will be hosting our Fourth Annual Invite a Veteran to Dinner event. Each year, we invite military veterans and their families from the Schaumburg area and from our elementary and junior high schools to come to Frost to be recognized for their service at the boys basketball game.  At the conclusion of the game, we will announce and present each veteran with flowers, a flag, a pin, a certificate, and a t-shirt to thank them for their service.  Each veteran will be escorted to the café for dinner and enjoy awesome company with some of our Frost students. We ask our students to talk and ask questions about the veteran’s service including memories from their time in service.  A highlight is the “Hero Wall” our Frost students create to display the veterans pictures with decorated thank you notes.  In addition, the café is decorated in red, white, and blue with a very large thank you banner signed by all of our Frost students accompanied by a photo slide show during dinner.  If you would like to recognize a special veteran, please email Joan Czarnecki at joanczarnecki@nullsd54.org or Rob Ferguson at robertferguson@nullsd54.org .

A Message from the Principal 10-29-18

The past two weeks, we were proudly able to show our “Frost Strong” commitment to High Achievement and Positive Culture!  Our cross country and girls basketball teams capped off successful seasons with individual conference medalist in cross country and a co-championship for our eighth grade girls basketball team—their second conference championship in as many years!  Two weeks ago, the Frost PTA was recognized with an honor award for donating money to our LRC for the purchase of books.  I had the privilege last week to present the 2018-19 Frost School Improvement Plan (SIP) to Superintendent DuRoss, Associate Superintendent Dr. Myers, and the Cabinet.  Our SIP is written in the areas of reading/mathematics, whole child success, and culture and is the driving plan for our instruction, assessment, intervention, and enrichment at Frost this school year.  In eighth grade science, Ms. Nash took home the coveted “egg drop trophy” with her classes coming out victorious!  On Friday, we held our first Pep Rally of the school year where we awarded several students with a Key of Excellence award!  To top off a wonderful two weeks, our school-wide “Lip Dub” was finally released on our Frost Spartans  YouTube Channel.  The Frost Lip Dub was a great way to spread happiness and create a “peak moment” for the entire school—you can view it by clicking on this link: Frost Lip Dub 2018.  The Lip Dub was a fun way to bring the whole school community together to continue to Find Our Strong!  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

Report cards:  Our first trimester ends on Friday, November 9.  District 54 launched an online report card last school year.  Everyone who has a parent portal account will be able to see their children’s report cards online.  All parents and guardians who have not previously created a portal account, then please contact our front office who can assist you with sign up. 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: Dawn Dobner, Theresa Banks, Pilar Vences, Pat Foley, Pauline Ramos, Marisela Mancena, Tracy Olender , Colleen Carlo, Lili Jimenez, Maureen Brennan, Nicole Garza, and Debbie Navarrete.  Please click on the following link Frost PTA MemberHub to join our MemberHub site.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Reck, Frost PTA President at lisa.reck@nullyahoo.com.  Please join us for our next PTA meeting on November 13 at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.  Please visit our Frost PTA website for other important PTA information Frost PTA.

Frost Spirit Week:  To celebrate the end of a successful first trimester, we will be hosting our first school spirit week of the year with themed dress on the following days:

  • Monday 10/29: PAJAMA DAY
  • Tuesday 10/30: HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE DAY
  • Wednesday 10/31: HALLOWEEN COLOR DAY
  • Thursday 11/1: HAT DAY
  • Friday 11/2: BLUE & GOLD DAY

Frost Interact Club:  Our Interact Club will be hosting two philanthropic events this week!  Starting today Monday, 10/29 and running all week, the Interact Club sponsoring a candy drive fundraiser for our soldiers overseas.  To honor the protection our U.S. soldiers provide us here at home, we will be collecting your extra Halloween candy to box and send to our brave soldiers.  This Friday, November 2, the Interact Club and boys basketball team will be hosting our annual Pack the Gym/Fill the Pantry event to benefit the District 54 Food Pantry and Community Closet.  The Frost vs. Sundling game starts at 6:00 pm in the Frost gymnasium and the entrance fee is one donated toiletry item.  The game will feature several groups of talented Spartans performing including our Cheer and Poms teams and the Frost Pep Band!

Social Emotional Learning:  At school, we have been talking about Personal Emotions and would like to share ways you can continue the learning at home.  Please click on this link to find questions/scenarios that can be completed any time.  Talking with your children will reinforce the social emotional life skills needed. We hope you enjoy the valuable discussions with your children!

District 54 Education Foundation:  The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, December 14 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation: Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!  The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime. The Windy City Bulls will host an assembly at the school that sells the most tickets

Yearbook:  One great way to preserve this year’s school memories is with a 2018-19 Robert Frost Junior High School yearbook! You can order your yearbook today at ybpay.lifetouch.com using our school yearbook ID code 13216219.

Veteran’s Day Invite a Veteran Event:  On November 8, Frost Junior High will be hosting our Fourth Annual Invite a Veteran to Dinner event. Each year, we invite military veterans and their families from the Schaumburg area and from our elementary and junior high schools to come to Frost to be recognized for their service at the boys basketball game.  At the conclusion of the game, we will announce and present each veteran with flowers, a flag, a pin, a certificate, and a t-shirt to thank them for their service.  Each veteran will be escorted to the café for dinner and enjoy awesome company with some of our Frost students. We ask our students to talk and ask questions about the veteran’s service including memories from their time in service.  A highlight is the “Hero Wall” our Frost students create to display the veterans pictures with decorated thank you notes.  In addition, the café is decorated in red, white, and blue with a very large thank you banner signed by all of our Frost students accompanied by a photo slide show during dinner.  If you would like to recognize a special veteran, please email Joan Czarnecki at joanczarnecki@nullsd54.org or Rob Ferguson at robertferguson@nullsd54.org .

Boys Basketball, Cheer, and Poms are starting their seasons this week!  Boys basketball plays on 11/2, 11/5, 11/8, 11/12, 11/13, 11/15, 11/19, 11/26, 11/27, 11/29, 12/4, and 12/6, 10, and 11 @ D54 Conference Tournament.  Good luck, Spartans.

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

Important upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday, 10/30:  Fall Orchestra concert @ 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 11/6:  No school
  • Friday, 11/9: First trimester ends
  • Tuesday, 11/13:  PTA meeting @ 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 11/21-23:  Thanksgiving break
  • Monday, 11/26:  Winter MAP begins
  • Wednesday, 12/12:  Sixth grade parent night
  • Tuesday, 12/18-19:  Winter music concerts
  • Friday, 12/21:  Winter break begins at the end of the school day

Please visit our Frost JHS website for the building calendar para información de la escuela en español, favor de precionar bajo Hispanoparlantes .  Finally, don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at Facebook and follow us on Twitter at Twitter to stay updated with the latest news and information about the great things happening at Frost.  In addition, several of our teachers and staff members have Twitter and/or Instagram accounts that share our “Strong” at Frost every day—please follow our accounts to see what your children are up to at Frost by clicking on this link to find embedded links to specific staff members’ accounts! 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.

Frost Lip Dub 2018

Spirit Week!

Next week, we will have a spirit week, we can’t wait to see everyone participating!

 

Monday 10/29/18 is Pajama Day

Tuesday 10/30/18 is High School/ College Day

Wednesday 10/31/18 is Halloween Color Day (orange and black)

Thursday 11/1/18 is Hat Day

Friday 11/2/18 is Blue & Gold Day

Wednesday, October 24th is picture retake day!

The first round of portraits was sent home with students on Friday, October 19th. Picture retake day is this Wednesday. Any student who did not have their picture taken the first time or would like their picture retaken should see the photographers on Wednesday.

To order pictures please visit mylifetouch.com and enter the Picture Day ID: RN038034Q1

The First Annual Boo Bash!

On October 26 from 6-8pm, Frost will host it’s first annual Boo Bash!

Come Boooo-gie with your friends! Listen to your favorite music and wear your best costume!

Permission slips are due to Homeroom teachers with $2 by this Friday, October 19, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you there!

A Message from the Principal- 10/15/18

At Frost, we are tough.  We expect a great deal from our students, from each other, and from ourselves.  We grind every day to ensure High Achievement and Positive Culture doing whatever it takes to meet this standard of success.  In short, we are Frost Strong.  This past week, we had the privilege to meet a man, Mr. Smalley, who is also tough.  Even though his toughness comes from a horrible tragedy, he shares our same values.  He expects a great deal from our adolescents, from educators, and from himself: to work tirelessly to be a difference maker. Mr. Smalley called on all of us to use our power to be difference makers.  What we do every single day at Frost to cultivate our relationships with our students, with each other, and with ourselves answers that call.   We are proud to be Frost Strong!

During student goal-setting conferences, it was important to see our Spartans articulate their Frost Strong by sharing their High Achievement and Positive Culture 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 ensuring we work together to raise student achievement and create a positive culture at Frost.  Please read below for more information about our goals 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.  This week, we will present Frost’s 2018-19 School Improvement Plan to Superintendent DuRoss and the cabinet.  Our School Improvement Plan is focused on three areas: reading/math, school culture, and whole student success 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.

 

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: Theresa Banks, Pilar Vences, Zuzana Dreserova, Cheryl Jancaric, Pat Foley, Shila Khan, and Colleen Carlo.  Please click on the following link Frost PTA MemberHub to join our MemberHub site.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Reck, Frost PTA President at lisa.reck@nullyahoo.com.  Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 16 at 7:00 PM in the Frost Lounge.  Please visit our Frost PTA website for other important PTA information Frost PTA.

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 evening program coming up in October. Please note that childcare is always available.

  • Math Night: Escape Room – October 24:  Parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through sixth grade will use math, collaboration and creative thinking to unlock clues and solve problems. This event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on October 24, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Math Night Flyer

To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Social Emotional Learning:  At school, we have been talking about Goal Setting and would like to share ways you can continue the learning at home.  Please click on the following link to find questions/scenarios that can be completed any time.  Talking with your children will reinforce the social emotional life skills needed. We hope you enjoy the valuable discussions with your children! SEL Home-School Connection

District 54 Education Foundation:  The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, December 14 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation: Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!  The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime. The Windy City Bulls will host an assembly at the school that sells the most tickets

Yearbook:  One great way to preserve this year’s school memories is with a 2018-19 Robert Frost Junior High School yearbook! You can order your yearbook today at ybpay.lifetouch.com using our school yearbook ID code 13216219.

Girls Basketball and Cross Country are wrapping up their seasons!  Girls basketball plays on 10/11, 15, and 16 @ D54 Conference Tournament.  Boys & Girls Cross Country run on 10/15 @ D54 Conference Championship.  Good luck, Spartans.

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

Important upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday, 10/16:  PTA meeting @ 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 10/24:  Picture re-take day
  • Friday, 10/26:  Pep rally @ 1:30 pm
  • Friday, 10/26:  Boo Bash @ 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 10/30:  Fall Orchestra concert @ 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 11/6:  No school
  • Friday, 11/9: First trimester ends

 

Please visit our Frost JHS website for the building calendar para información de la escuela en español, favor de precionar bajo Hispanoparlantes .  Finally, don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at Facebook and follow us on Twitter at Twitter to stay updated with the latest news and information about the great things happening at Frost.  In addition, several of our teachers and staff members have Twitter and/or Instagram accounts that share our “Strong” at Frost every day—please follow our accounts to see what your children are up to at Frost by clicking on this link to find embedded links to specific staff members’ accounts! 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.

Stand for the Silent Assembly on October 11, 2018

Next Thursday, October 11, Frost will host a powerful assembly as part of the National Bullying Prevention Month in October.  Kirk Smalley will speak to Frost students about the negative effects of bullying. He will talk about how his own son committed suicide after being bullied, and he often shares stories about other children as well.  The main point of his presentation is to have the students promise to respect themselves and those around them and to stand up to bullying and report what they see. After the assembly, our students will have a reflective discussion with their Advocacy teacher.  During this discussion, our Advocacy teachers will ask the students to journal reflect on the assembly.   After the journal reflection, our Advocacy teachers will facilitate a discussion around the importance of connecting with others people in our lives.  We will let them know that if they are feeling bullied or severely sad, that there are multiple people both at Frost and outside of school that they can reach out and connect with.  We will let them know that we do not tolerate bullying at Frost so if they hear and/or see any signs of bullying to please talk to an adult right away.  Our Advocacy teachers will reinforce Mr. Smalley’s message that students have a chance to change the world we live in by taking a stand against bullying and taking a stand to help others.

While the subject may be difficult, this is an important message for all youth. I believe that our students should hear this message. However, because we work cooperatively with our parents, I have sent a permission form home with all students two weeks ago and am attaching here as well.  Please select whether or not your child can participate in the assembly and return the permission form to the school office as soon as possible.  In addition, District 54 will host an evening assembly with Mr. Smalley at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at our Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Click here to access the flyer for the event.  This assembly is just one of many we have scheduled for this year based on themes that complement our social-emotional learning curriculum. For more information about these themes and this work, click here to read an article from District 54 Superintendent Andrew DuRoss.

Fall Student-Led Conferences

We look forward to seeing you at this week’s student goal-setting conferences on Thursday, October 4, and Friday, October 5.  This week, our students will finish setting their High Achievement and Positive Culture goals for the school year.  We are proud of our students for taking the time to commit themselves to setting their goals and then sharing them with you on October 4 and 5.  Please note that Frost runs a unique schedule for our student goal-setting conferences.  Our format is intended to encourage students to demonstrate personal ownership of their academic performance and social emotional development.  Please read below for information important for you to follow for your child’s student goal-setting conference:

  • Seventh grade student goal-setting conferences will be held in the Gymnasium on Thursday, October 4 from 12:00-4:00 pm and 5:30-8:30 pm and on Friday, October 5 from 7:30-9:30 am.  You are welcome to attend anytime during these times.  Different from elementary school, there are no scheduled times.  This allows families to attend conferences during a time that works for your schedule.  Please follow these steps to conduct your child’s student goal-setting conferences:
    1. Prior to your child’s student goal-setting conferences, please ensure they bring their Chromebook to conferences.  They will be using their Chromebook to share their fall MAP scores, personal academic and cultural goals, work samples from all classes, and 1st trimester mid-term grades on their student portal.
    2. When you arrive for your child’s student goal-setting conferences, please proceed to the gymnasium to find a seat at a table.
    3. After taking a seat, your child will then begin their student goal-setting conference serving as the facilitator.
    4. Following your child’s student goal-setting conference, the teachers will be available to conduct individual conferences related to your child’s progress in a specific subject area.  During the individual conference portion of the event, we ask that you please limit your individual conference to five minutes out of respect for other parents.  The seventh grade teachers will be located in the following areas:
      • Language arts, social studies, science, acceleration, EL, and special services teachers will be seated in the gymnasium at tables.
      • PE teachers will be seated in the main hallway at tables.
      • Elective teachers will be seated in the main hallway at tables.
      • Math teachers will be seated in the following locations at tables:
  • Corriveau—Cafeteria
  • Siwicki—Cafeteria
  • Davis—Cafeteria
  • McCaliano—Cafeteria
  • Morris—Cafeteria
  • Alcock—Gymnasium
  • Leong—Gymnasium
  • Felgenhauer—Gymnasium
  • Feeney—Gymnasium

 

  • Eighth grade student goal-setting conferences will be held in the Cafeteria on Thursday, October 4 from 12:00-4:00 pm and 5:30-8:30 pm and on Friday, October 5 from 7:30-9:30 am.  You are welcome to attend anytime during these times.  Please follow these steps to conduct your child’s student goal-setting conferences:
  1. Prior to your child’s student goal-setting conferences, please ensure they bring their Chromebook to conferences.  They will be using their Chromebook to share their fall MAP scores, personal academic and cultural goals, work samples from all classes, and 1st trimester mid-term grades on their student portal.
  2. When you arrive for your child’s student goal-setting conferences, please proceed to the cafeteria to find a seat at a table.
  3. After taking a seat, your child will then begin their student goal-setting conference serving as the facilitator.
  4. Following your child’s student goal-setting conference, the teachers will be available to conduct individual conferences related to your child’s progress in a specific subject area.  During the individual conference portion of the event, we ask that you please limit your individual conference to five minutes out of respect for other parents.  The teachers will be located in the following areas:
    • Language arts, social studies, science, acceleration, EL, and special services teachers will be seated in the cafeteria on the stage at tables.
    • PE teachers will be seated in the main hallway at tables.
    • Elective teachers will be seated in the main hallway at tables.
    • Math teachers will be seated at tables in the following locations:
  • Corriveau—Cafeteria
  • Siwicki—Cafeteria
  • Davis—Cafeteria
  • McCaliano—Cafeteria
  • Morris—Cafeteria
  • Alcock—Gymnasium
  • Leong—Gymnasium
  • Felgenhauer—Gymnasium
  • Feeney—Gymnasium