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Week of 5/21 – 5/25

 

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Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 5/21 SBA Testing (Humanities)

Honors Society Induction (5:30 in Student Center)

Tuesday, 5/22 N/A
Wednesday, 5/23 No staff meeting – please complete the Panorama survey that was sent via email Monday morning.
Thursday, 5/24 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37

Evergreen School District Community Tour @ Frontier – 8:30 – 9:45

District Track Meet @ Doc Harris Stadium

Friday, 5/25 PBIS Walkthrough – Casey Lyons (EPS) and Mari Meador (NWPBIS)

Frontier Gear!

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SBA Testing Continues

Teachers, SBA Testing continues this week with Humanities SBA.  Please remind students to be mindful of testing environments and to ensure that computers are charged and ready to go for testing.  Additionally, here are some notes from Marshall:

  1. Remind students that they should focus on doing their best on each test that they take.
  2. Please monitor and encourage all students to conserve battery power on their Chromebooks.
    • If your students do not have an educational need for the use of their Chromebook please have them put them away.
      • If you are able to defer use in non-testing classrooms, please do so.
    • If student devices are not fully charged, encourage students to charge them in your classroom when not in use.
  3. Remind students that they will need to bring their headphones and chargers for testingeach day.
    • Students who need earbuds will receive them in their testing rooms.
  4. Encourage students to refrain from disrupting testing environments during passing times.
  5. Please remember to have students silence cell phones, e-readers, and smart watches and place all their belongings in a location that is not accessible to them during testing.  Students may have a book under their chair to read when they complete the test.
  6. We have seen a large amount of students in the hallway during 5th period of testing…students are undoubtedly experiencing their limits with testing/fatigue, but please be mindful of sending students in the hallway and remind students to be expedient.

Reminder: Complete Panorama Survey

Below you will find links to this year’s panorama surveys – these surveys focus on gathering the feedback/perception of staff. I value the feedback and use this results when planning for next year.  In addition to collecting feedback from staff, I will also be receiving feedback from students and families (a link will be mailed to families).

 
For Frontier staff, there are two links below, one for certificated staff members and one for classified staff members.  Please be sure that you click the correct link – and thank you for taking the time to provide me with this feedback!!!

Frontier needs a 100% completion rate, so please complete this survey – the window closes on Friday, June 1st.

Thanks for all that you do!

Evergreen School District Community Tour – Thursday

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On Thursday, 5/24, Evergreen Public Schools will host its final Community Tour.  These tours are set up for anyone in our community who would like to to get a look at our schools in action.  Sometimes these are prospective families, business owners, retirees, and feel educators within the district.

The tour participants will begin their journey at Frontier Middle School, followed by York Elementary, Heritage High School and concluding with a lunch at Cascadia Technical Academy (Formerly the Clark County Skills Center).

Visitors will be led by our student body reps and will be visiting classrooms from 8:30 – 9:30.  Do not fear, they will not disturb our testing classrooms, Humanities teachers.

 

PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory – Friday, 5/25

On Friday, Rafaela Steen and Casey Lyons district PBIS coordinators and Mari Meador from NWPBIS will be in the building completing a Tiered Fidelity Inventory to assess our PBIS system. They will be walking around asking random students and staff questions. They may pop into classrooms just to observe.  This is in response to our efforts to improve the structure and function of our PBIS system at Frontier.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

 

District Art Show Highlights!

On Friday, Frontier was (once again) well represented in the district art show at Firstenburg Community Center.  Winning pieces included the Superintendent’s Award, going to FMS 6th grader Katie Nguyen!

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Week of 5/14 – 5/18

Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 5/14 SBA Testing Begins
Tuesday, 5/15 Track vs. Shahala (@ Sha) 3:30
Wednesday, 5/16 Early Release (PLP Shareout) 12:30 in Media Center
Thursday, 5/17 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37
Friday, 5/18

 

 

 

Saturday, 5/19

College Gear!

Progress reports for Term 5 will be passed out Friday for students to carry home.
6th grade – 3rd period teachers
7th and 8th grade – 1st period teachers

Hazel Dell Parade of Bands

 

SBA Testing Begins

Teachers, SBA Testing begins this week, starting with Math.  Please remind students to be mindful of testing environments and to ensure that computers are charged and ready to go for testing.  Additionally, here are some notes from Marshall:

  1. Remind students that they should focus on doing their best on each test that they take.
  2. Please monitor and encourage all students to conserve battery power on their Chromebooks.
    • If your students do not have an educational need for the use of their Chromebook please have them put them away.
      • If you are able to defer use in non-testing classrooms, please do so.
    • If student devices are not fully charged, encourage students to charge them in your classroom when not in use.
  3. Remind students that they will need to bring their headphones and chargers for testingeach day.
    • Students who need earbuds will receive them in their testing rooms.
  4. Encourage students to refrain from disrupting testing environments during passing times.
  5. Please remember to have students silence cell phones, e-readers, and smart watches and place all their belongings in a location that is not accessible to them during testing.  Students may have a book under their chair to read when they complete the test.

 

Wednesday Early Release

Wednesday will mark our final ER PD for the year (not including our ER for grading/end of year).  This Wednesday, we will share out the work of our PLP (Personalized Learning Plans) for the year.  The plan for this Wednesay’s work can be found below:

 

  • Wednesday, May 16th Early Release
    • We will be providing some worktime at the beginning of Wednesday to prep for your shareout
    • We will arrange in groups of 3-4
    • Staff will have 10-15 minutes to share information about their PLP process/subsequent learning and impact on students
      • If you worked as part of a larger group, please be prepared to share your own experience with other staff
    • A PLP Reflection form was provided last month for those that would like to be ready to go on 5/16 – if you need to make a copy of this form, click here and you will be prompted to create your own copy.

 

Looking Ahead @ Upcoming Dates

As we look ahead to the year’s end, here are the remaining dates we have on the calendar:

 

5/14 – 5/18 – Math SBA

5/16 – Early Release PD (PLP Shareout)

5/21 – 5/25 – Humanities SBA

5/21 – 6/6 – iReady Spring assessment

5/29 – 6/1 – 8th Science Test

6/4 – Sundaes and Stories

6/6 – TBD

6/8 – Early Release (End of Trimester)

6/13 – 8th Grade Farewell Celebration

6/15 – Last Day of School

 

 

Week of 5/7 – 5/11

Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 5/7 Teacher Appreciation Week Begins!

SPIRIT WEEK!

Tuesday, 5/8 Track vs. Wy’east (@ Wye) 3:30
Wednesday, 5/9 Nurse’s Day!!!

ILT Shareout – 2:45 in Media Center!!!!

Thursday, 5/10 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37

Pep Assembly @ 1:55

Track vs. Pacific (@ FMS) 3:30

Friday, 5/11 Frontier Gear!

 

IT’S A SPECIAL WEEK!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!  Teachers, this week is in place to spend time honoring all of the amazing work you do – day in and day out – to support our students and community.  Frontier is truly an amazing place thanks to all of your efforts and relationships with students.  To honor you this week, you will encounter several surprises, but I wanted to highlight a few that we want you to plan for (i.e. bringing an empty stomach):

  • Tuesday – a special treat from the office staff
  • Wednesday – coffee and donuts from the admin team; lunch from the Parent Group
  • Friday – taco bar from the social committee

Just to name a few…

Thank you, teachers, for helping create a place for kids to feel safe and successful each day!  This week is for you!

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In addition to Teacher Appreciation Week, Wednesday is also National School Nurse Day!  Please help me in making sure Frontier’s school nurse, Kara Killorin, understands how much we appreciate her!!  Thank you Kara!  When the sun comes out, the nurse’s office becomes active with scraped knees/elbows, asthma, allergies, etc.

Kara, we appreciate you!!

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This Wednesday – ILT SHARE OUT!

Reminder – this Wednesday will be our ILT Shareout!!  We will begin at 2:45 in the Media Center.  Please be prepared to discuss your ILT work this year.

We look forward to seeing everyone and talking about our leadership experiences this year!

 

SPIRIT WEEK!

This week marks our final Spirit Week of the year.  On Thursday, we will host our final Pep Assembly – beginning at 1:55.  We will run on the assembly schedule for this day:

Monday “Monsters University” – College Gear
“Tangled” Tuesday – Crazy Hair
“Moana” Wednesday – Hawaiian Gear
Thursday Color Wars
          6th Gray
          7th White
          8th Blue
Disney Friends Friday – Any Disney Character

Week of 4/30 – 5/4

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May 4th marks National Star Wars Day!!!!  May the 4th be with you!  And with all of my terrible Star Wars puns below!  🙂 

Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 4/30 Safety Meeting – Marshall’s Office
Tuesday, 5/1 N/A
Wednesday, 5/2 ILT Workgroups (Final ILT Meeting Before Share-out)
Thursday, 5/3 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37

Sam Bennett Residency Lab (Day 1)

Track vs. Skyridge (@ FMS) 3:30

Friday, 5/4 Sam Bennett Residency Lab (Day 2)

National Star Wars Day!

College Gear!

 

Wednesday Early Release Recap!

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  • We spent time talking about our May early release and sharing the work of our Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs) which will occur on Wednesday, May 16th

 

  • In an effort to prepare for what that shareout will look like, we shared the PLP Reflection Form (the link will require you to make a copy of the document).  This document is 2 pages.  The only page you need to be mindful of right now is the 2nd page, which includes some questions that will drive our shareout.
    • If you weren’t present for Wednesday’s early release, please look at the document so you have a sense of what we will be sharing on May 16th
  • The Building Leadership ILT shared some of their work around connecting with kids.  We shared the results of which students staff selected (students that we would like to feel more connected to), we shared some of the strategies we are using to connect with these kids, and then we spent time filling out postcards with some positive messages for these students (please don’t share the list of selected students with kids).  Debi will be mailing these postcards home.
    • Debi has extra postcards that you can pick up to fill out.  The basic parameters are:
      • Include the student’s first/last name (spelled correctly please)
      • Teacher’s name
      • A brief, positive message
        • Ex:  I wanted to take a minute and tell you how proud I am of your progress this year; thank you for working so hard and being so kind!
      • Hand in to Debi – she will mail

 

ILT Workgroups – this Wednesday, May 2nd!

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This week marks the final ILT meeting before our May 9th Shareout.  As a reminder, we will be following a similar shareout as in year’s past.  For details, see below

To prep for our share-out, your group will want to discuss the following and be prepared to share among colleagues:

  *   Include your ILT Action Plan  – What were your goals to accomplish?

  *   Outline accomplishments

  *   Provide proposal for staff to consider (if this applies to your group/cause)

  *   Next steps / Recommendations to keep the work moving forward

We will be sharing in a similar fashion to the December share-out (grouped together to share/respond). If your group fancies a fancy way to present that information (a Slideshow, a Padlet, etc) feel free, just make sure that it can be accessible to your group during the share-out.  Posters don’t work unless they can be reproducible in some fashion.  In the past, groups have used brochures, one-pagers, padlets, Google slides, etc.

 

Sam Bennett Residency Visit – Thursday & Friday

This week, Frontier will host our final Sam Bennett residency lab for 2017-2018.  Sam and guests will be out and about as our two studio lab hosts – Laurilyn Hepler and Anna Sylvester welcome us into their classroom to observe students interact with the work.  We have been very fortunate to work with Sam this year.  The good news is that this work will expand into 2018-2019 with more opportunities for a greater number of staff to participate.

Thanks for all that you do!

 

Happy Birthday!!!  May birthdays!

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12  Dustin Allen

13  Terri Kunkel

14  Pati Peterson

23  Tyler Smith

24  CJ Butenschoen

26  Andy Devereaux

29  Ebony McKenzie

Week of 4/23 – 4/27

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Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 4/23 Secretary’s Week!

Humanities Classroom Visits – Mike Espinosa and Ryan Theodoriches 8:00 – 10:00

Tuesday, 4/24 N/A
Wednesday, 4/25 Early Release – 12:35 in Media Center

(Job-Alike & Special Education Transition Day)

Thursday, 4/26 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37

Take Your Child to Work Day

Track vs. Skyridge (@ FMS) 3:30

Friday, 4/27 Frontier Gear!

 

Happy Secretary’s Week!

Wednesday, April 25th is Administrative Professionals Day – for us it is a day to honor our wonderful secretaries!  A big thank you to Janet Jansen, Debi Cowan, Suzanne Borchers, Donna DeGrenier and Kim Barkow for their amazing work in supporting the students, staff, and family at Frontier!  We are very thankful for all that you do for us here at Frontier!!!

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STEM Night Success!

A GIANT shout-out to our STEM ILT and all of the staff and students that assisted in making this event possible!  Thanks to the collective effort of the group, we had 250 guests partake in the evening’s festivities!

This is a great example of bringing our community together to both educate them and welcome them into our building.  See below for some pictures of the fun!

 

 

Looking Ahead @ Remaining ERs/Staff Meetings

As we look ahead to the year’s end, here are the remaining dates we have on the calendar:

3/21 – Early Release PD (Job-Alike)

3/28 – ILT Workgroups

4/11 – ILT Workgroups

4/18 – SBA Training

4/25 – Early Release PD (Job-Alike/SpEd Transition Day)

5/2 – ILT  Workgroups

5/9 – ILT Shareout

5/16 – Early Release PD (PLP Shareout/Looking Ahead to 2018/2019)

5/30 – TBD

6/6 – TBD

6/8 – Early Release (End of Trimester)

 

Important Share-Outs Await!

Just a reminder that we have two important share-outs from our work this year with both ILTs and PLPs:

  • On Wednesday, May 9th, we will hold our ILT Shareout.  This means that we have one remaining ILT meeting to prep for this work, on Wednesday, May 2nd.
  • On Wednesday, May 16th we will hold our Personalized Learning Plan shareout.  This Wednesday’s early release (4/25) will be our final early release prior to the shareout.

 

Monday Motivation

This week’s Monday motivation comes from two former Silverbacks – Tessa and Jennifer – who created a cell phone policy video that also pays homage to the great era of 80’s Hip Hop.  It’s always great seeing our former students creating things!!!

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Week of 4/16 – 4/20

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Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 4/16 STEM Family Night – 6:00 – 7:30 – Student Center
Tuesday, 4/17 Track vs. Liberty (@ Liberty) 3:30
Wednesday, 4/18 SBAC Proctor Training – 2:45 in Media Center
Thursday, 4/19 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37

Humanities Classroom Visits – Mike Espinosa and Ryan Theodoriches

Track vs. Cascade (@ Cascade) 3:30

Friday, 4/20 Lockdown/Tornado Drill @ 8:15

Bill Oman – Director of Secondary Education – Visit – 8:30 – 9:30

College Gear!

 

SBA Training – Wednesday – 2:45 in the Media Center

Staff – please do not forget about Wednesday’s SBA proctor training in the media center – we will begin at 2:45.  You must be trained to be able to proctor the test (and you must proctor 🙂 )

We will see you Wednesday after school!

 

Looking Ahead @ Remaining ERs/Staff Meetings

As we look ahead to the year’s end, here are the remaining dates we have on the calendar:

3/21 – Early Release PD (Job-Alike)

3/28 – ILT Workgroups

4/11 – ILT Workgroups

4/18 – SBA Training

4/25 – Early Release PD (Job-Alike/SpEd Transition Day)

5/2 – ILT  Workgroups

5/9 – ILT Shareout

5/16 – Early Release PD (PLP Shareout/Looking Ahead to 2018/2019)

5/30 – TBD

6/6 – TBD

6/8 – Early Release (End of Trimester)

Week of 4/9 – 4/13

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Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 4/9 Welcome Back!
Tuesday, 4/10 Safety Meeting – Marshall’s Office
Wednesday, 4/11 ILT Workgroups – After School
Thursday, 4/12 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37
Friday, 4/13 Awards – 6th/7th 830 – 930; 8th 130 – 230

Frontier Gear!

 

April Birthdays!

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April 2 – Jennifer Ferguson

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April 5 – Rebecca Cordova

April 7 – Sarah York

April 28- Janet Janson

April 29- Becky VanDomelen

 

ILT Wednesday

This week will mark our 2nd to last ILT meeting before our May 9th Shareout – this week, I will share the process for the May 9th Shareout.

If you or your group has any questions, please let me know!

Looking Ahead @ Remaining ERs/Staff Meetings

As we look ahead to the year’s end, here are the remaining dates we have on the calendar:

3/21 – Early Release PD (Job-Alike)

3/28 – ILT Workgroups

4/11 – ILT Workgroups

4/18 – SBA Training

4/25 – Early Release PD (Job-Alike/SpEd Transition Day)

5/2 – ILT  Workgroups

5/9 – ILT Shareout

5/16 – Early Release PD (PLP Shareout/Looking Ahead to 2018/2019)

5/30 – TBD

6/6 – TBD

6/8 – Early Release (End of Trimester)

 

Monday Motivation

A little bit of motivation for you as we return from Spring Break — this is all about the “shout out.”  When we get this time (to slow down a bit), I am always reflective and appreciative, mainly for the people who have really had a positive impact on me, been there for me, mentored me, challenged me, made me laugh, and more.  Who is your shout-out to?

Week of 3/26 – 3/30

Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 3/26 Track Begins!
Tuesday, 3/27 8th Grade Choir Festival

Digital Health Night – 5:30 – 6:30 – Student Center

Wednesday, 3/28 ILT Workgroups – After School
Thursday, 3/29 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37

LCRMEA Orchestra @ HHS

7th Grade Choir/Band Festival

Friday, 3/30 Frontier Gear!

Report cards mailed home

 

Looking Ahead @ Remaining ERs/Staff Meetings

As we look ahead to the year’s end, here are the remaining dates we have on the calendar:

3/21 – Early Release PD (Job-Alike)

3/28 – ILT Workgroups

4/11 – ILT Workgroups

4/18 – SBA Training 

4/25 – Early Release PD (Job-Alike/SpEd Transition Day)

5/2 – TBD

5/9 – ILT Shareout

5/16 – Early Release PD (PLP Shareout/Looking Ahead to 2018/2019)

5/30 – TBD

6/6 – TBD

6/8 – Early Release (End of Trimester)

Students and Digital Well-Being – Tuesday, March 27th

On Tuesday, March 27th, Zach Dillon will be hosting a parent event to discuss digital well-being and our students.  Using resources from ESD 112 (Parent University), information gathered from students at Frontier, and a forum for parents to discuss trends they are seeing in their own students, the hope is for a collaborative conversation around kids and technology for our parents/stakeholders.  This event is one of Mr. Dillon’s projects for his administrative internship.  If you are interested, join us from 5:30 – 6:30 on Tuesday, March 27th.

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Supporting FMS Families in Need Over Spring Break

As mentioned in her email, Brie Gardner – Transition Coach – is organizing spring break boxes for our food pantry families.  The boxes will be delivered Friday, 3/30.

If you are able to donate items or your time please click on the link below to complete her form:

https://goo.gl/forms/NljvLyQs4fHOyA3V2

Thanks for all that you do to support our students and families!

 

Connecting with Kids – Building Leadership ILT

As mentioned on Wednesday, the Building Leadership ILT gathered data from our Google Form survey on kids we are working to connect with.  I will follow up with an email containing the link to this document.  Thanks again for looking out for our students and working to develop connections with them!