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!!!

Cell Phone Video

 

 

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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

Spencer Nedved

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!

Week of 3/19 – 3/23

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Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 3/19 Knowledge Bowl District Tournament @ Shahala – 3:30

Spanish Parent Network Meeting – Room 33 @ 9:30

Tuesday, 3/20 Girls Basketball vs. Wy’East – 3:30 (8th @ FMS)
Wednesday, 3/21 Early Release PD @ 12:35 in Media Center
Thursday, 3/22 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37

NJHS Social – After School

Friday, 3/23 College Gear!

 

Important Grading Announcement!

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Grading opens Friday, March 16th at 8:00 am and closes March 23rd at 8:00 am.

Please feel free to ask Suzanne  ext 7021 to check to insure that all your grades have posted.

~ Suzanne

 

Early Release this Wednesday / Looking Ahead

Just a reminder that we have early release this Wednesday beginning at 12:35 in the Media Center.  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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Thank You Social Committee!

A big thank you to our Social Committee for Friday’s Irish Sundae bar.  This was a great opportunity to slow down and engage with our colleagues as we “march through March” and end our trimester.  It’s hard to believe that we are 2/3 of the way through our school year!

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Week of 3/12 – 3/16

Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 3/12 Knowledge Bowl @ Covington – 3:30

Classified Employee Appreciation Week!

Tuesday, 3/13 Girls Basketball vs. Cascade – 3:30 (8th @ FMS)
Wednesday, 3/14 Superintendent Classroom Walkthroughs – 830 – 1030

ILT Workgroups – After School

Band Concert – 7 PM – Student Center

Thursday, 3/15 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37

Girls Basketball vs. Covington – 3:30 (8th @ Union HS)

Friday, 3/16 nConnect – Science Classes – Media Center

Early Release – End of Trimester

Frontier Gear!

Thank you Classified Employees!

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This week is Classified Employee Appreciation Week.  As we all know, our classified employees are an amazingly critical component of Frontier Middle School – quite frankly, we could not do the work without their undivided effort and energy!  At Frontier, I believe we have one of the greatest classified staffs in all of Evergreen Public Schools.

This week, we will plan to take care of our wonderful classified folks.  Please take a moment to tell one – or more – of our classified employees how much you appreciate their efforts!!

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you for all that you do!!!

Plan for Wednesday, March 14th

Please check your email – Griffin will send detailed plans regarding Wednesday, March 14th.  Thank you!

 

ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) and Targeted Support @ FMS

I wanted to follow up regarding the closing comments of last Wednesday’s early release regarding Frontier MS receiving “targeted support” from the state for our two student groups:  Special Education and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.

As this is a new system of identification and support from OSPI, there is naturally a lot to learn.  What I can say is that – as always – we will continue to identify ways to support the growth of all students as well as those identified as needing targeted support.  The video linked below is a presentation from OSPI that does a nice job of explaining how the new system is structured and what it means for schools:

 

nConnect – Rescheduled for This Week!

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nConnect Career Panel from 2017

Please see the email below from Chris Turner (Career Guidance Counselor):

We have rescheduled the 8th grade career presentation/panel event (Nconnect) for Friday, March 16th.  The itinerary will remain the same with the obvious exception to the date change.

On Friday 3/16/2018 (a week from this Friday) 8th grade students will be participating in our annual nConnect Career Panel presentations.  These presentations have been very powerful in the past and provide students with some connections between their work with me in the Future Ready program.  Since this is an early release day, we will be on somewhat of a tight schedule so quick transitions between classes/sessions are essential.
The following is the schedule and the specific requests of you/your discipline:
Thursday (3/15/18)
Math Teachers:
On this day, please show the Nconnect Prezi (a ten minute Prezi previously emailed) and have students list a minimum of one relevant question on a 3×5 card (this was be previously provided in your boxes).  Feel free to use the Prezi as you deem necessary.  The Prezi informs students of quality questions to ask the panel members and/or future employers.  Have the student to write their name on the card, collect them and then redistribute them to the students the day of the panel presentation (The Prezi and note cards should only take 10-15 minutes) There will be a Q&A time for students to use their questions for the panel members.  .
 
Friday (3/16)
Science Teachers:
Students will report to their respective classes in which teachers will be quickly check attendance then head immediately to library.  Students should take backpacks with them to the assembly as they will leave the assembly and proceed directly to their next class.  The panel presentation (including Q&A) will take up the entire class time and students will transition from the library to their next class.
 

Monday (3/19)

Humanities Teachers:
Students will complete an nConnect survey in their Humanities classes on Monday, 3/19.   Again, the surveys will be in your boxes next week.  Please collect the completed forms and place them in Chris Turner‘s box. This should only take 10 minutes!

PLEASE let me know if you have any questions.

THANK YOU!

-Chris Turner

 

 

Week of 3/5 – 3/9

Key Dates – Next 2 Weeks

Date Event
Monday, 3/5 Knowledge Bowl @ Covington – 3:30

Incoming 5th Grade Forecasting Night – 5:30 in Student Center

Tuesday, 3/6 Girls Basketball vs. Pacific – 3:30 (8th @ FMS)
Wednesday, 3/7 Early Release – Professional Development – 12:35 in the Media Center
Thursday, 3/8 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37

Early Release – Parent Conferences

Knowledge Bowl @ FMS – 3:30

Girls Basketball vs. Liberty – 3:30 (8th @ FMS)

Friday, 3/9 Early Release – Parent Conferences

College Gear!

Date Event
Monday, 3/12 Knowledge Bowl @ Covington – 3:30

Classified Employee Appreciation Week!

Tuesday, 3/13 Girls Basketball vs. Cascade – 3:30 (8th @ FMS)
Wednesday, 3/14 Superintendent Classroom Walkthroughs – 830 – 1030

ILT Workgroups – After School

Band Concert – 7 PM – Student Center

Thursday, 3/15 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37

Girls Basketball vs. Covington – 3:30 (8th @ Union HS)

 

Friday, 3/16 nConnect – Science Classes – Media Center

Early Release – End of Trimester

College Gear!

 

Early Release – Wednesday

This Wednesday, we will meet to continue work on our Personalized Learning Plans; additionally, the Restorative Practices ILT will be presenting to the staff.  See you all at 12:35 on Wednesday in the Media Center!

Parent Teacher Conferences – Thursday/Friday this Week!

Just a reminder that Parent-Teacher conferences have been rescheduled for this week – the link to the conferences can be found here.

 

 

March Birthdays!

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March 2 – Darlene Senter

March 3 – Erin Ferree

March 4 – Kaitlyn Fuller

March 6 – Donna Degrenier

March 13 – Andrew Lovin

March 17 – Alina Stevens

March 19 – Janna Snyder

March 28 – Maria Rose

March 30 – Ben Pawlik

Week of 2/27 – 3/2

Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 2/26 Knowledge Bowl @ FMS – 3:30

8th Boys Basketball District Tournament @ Liberty MS

Tuesday, 2/27 Freshman Open House (all High Schools) 6:00 – 8:00

Girls Basketball vs. Skybridge 3:30 (8th @ FMS)

Wednesday, 2/28 ILT Workgroup Meetings – After School

Knowledge Bowl @ Skyridge – 3:30

Girls Basketball vs. Wy’East 3:30 (7th @ FMS)

Thursday, 3/1 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37

8th Grade High School Tours

Knowledge Bowl @ FMS – 3:30

Girls Basketball vs. Shahala – 3:30 (8th @ FMS)

Friday, 3/2 Frontier Gear!

8th Grade High School Tour – Thursday, 3/1

 

On Thursday, 3/1, 8th graders will be embarking on their annual high school tours.  Similar to last year, students will visit their forecasted high school to learn about the high school experience, forecasting, and visit classrooms at Heritage, Union, and HeLa.  This is a fun event for students to experience their next step in the Evergreen journey, but we do need your help.  Chris Turner is working to get all of the field trip forms collected and compiled into bus rosters.  Students will be given particular bus and our chaperones will have the bus rosters/names as students enter/exit the bus to/from Frontier.

Details are below:

  • When:  Thursday, March 1st.
    • HELA:  Bus departs at 11:10 and returns to Frontier at 2:15
    • Heritage:  Bus departs at 12:00 and returns to Frontier at 2:20
    • Union:  Bus departs at 12:00 and returns to Frontier at 2:15
  • What does it mean for us:
    • We will follow an adjusted schedule on March 1st before departing for the HS trips.  We will send this to you ahead of time to plan.
    • Teachers/counselors/administrators are needed to chaperone the event as we travel to/from FMS to each HS.  I have placed teachers with the following schools:
      • Heritage (130):  Artz, BB, Rupprecht, Mortensen, Trone, Dillon, Admin
      • UHS (110):  Nedved, Brookes, Sylvester, Counselor, Turner, Admin
      • HELA (16):  TBD, Counselor
    • Groups will be assigned to buses with chaperones.  Like in the past, we will number the buses and provide attendance rosters for each bus to ensure students depart/arrive accordingly.  Chris Turner will be compiling this information and sharing it with you.
  • Permission slips?
    • Chris Turner will reach out to you about this.  While we will be providing paper copy permission slips that Chris will collect/compile, parents also have the option of completing the permission slips (signing off and approving) online via Skyward.  This has created another layer of data mining to ensure all kids are ready to go, but we will figure it out.
  • What about kids that don’t turn in slips/are not forecasted to one of our highschools?
    • We will make arrangements for all students to either attend or remain at Frontier under the supervision of adults in the building.  Our goal is 100% attendance.
Depart from MS Arrive at HS Depart from HS Arrive at MS # Students Accommodations & # buses
Frontier to HELA 11:10 AM 11:40 AM 1:45 PM 2:15 PM 19 1 bus
Frontier to HHS 12:00 PM 12:20 PM 2:00 PM 2:20 PM 131 3 buses
Frontier to UHS 12:00 PM 12:20PM 1:55PM 2:15 PM 110 3 buses

 

What will happen to our Conference Days?

At this point, I don’t have any firm news.  I know there are discussions of making these days up and when those dates arise, I will be sure to communicate that with you all.  Should those dates surface, we will need to come together as a staff and decide if we want to pursue the Conferences in the Round format again.

Stay tuned and when I hear more information I will keep you posted!

Thank you!

Upcoming Dates

  • 2/27 – John Steach visit @ 9:00
  • 3/1 – 8th Grade High School Visits – Heritage, Union, HeLa
  • 3/5 – Incoming 5th Grade Forecasting Night – 5:30 – 6:30
  • 3/7 – 3/9 – Sam Bennett Residency Lab @ FMS
  • 3/7 – Early Release PD
  • 3/14 – Superintendent Classroom Visits (w/ School Board members) 8:30 – 10:30
  • 3/21 – Early Release PD

Week of 2/19 – 2/23

Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 2/19 No School 
Tuesday, 2/20 Boys Basketball vs. Covington @ Union HS

Girls Basketball vs. Covington @ 3:30

Wednesday, 2/21 Girls Basketball vs. Wy’East @ 3:30 7th @ FMS
Thursday, 2/22 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37

Early Release – Parent Teacher Conferences 12:30 – 3:00

Conferences in the Round – 5:00 – 7:00

Friday, 2/23 Early Release

nConnect (8th Science Classes)

 

Safety and Supporting One Another…

Last Wednesday, our country faced yet another tragedy in the form of the school shooting that occurred in Florida.  Situations like this bring out a host of emotions in both students and adults alike.  As always, it is important for us to take the concerns of all stakeholders – staff, students, families, and community members – very seriously.

Students:  As I mentioned in an email this past October, students respond to news like that of the incident at Stoneman Douglas High School in a variety of ways.  Some are inquisitive, some have enhanced fear/anxiety, some process information verbally and others appear unfazed. What is important is that we be mindful of their concerns and responsive to their needs.  There are several great resources available that describe how to support students in the face of tragic events.  Common practices include: remaining positive and empathetic, maintaining consistent routines, being available for students, watching for signs of fear, stress, and anxiety, and more.  While I wish we were starting our week off on a more positive note, I can’t think of a more responsive/caring group of adults to be available should the need arise.  As shared a couple of weeks back, here is a copy of our student service brochure.  Below are resources that can be utilized to support students as they process tragic news:

Staff:  We are the first line of support for our students, but it is equally important for us to support one another during times of difficulty.  As mentioned in the past, Employee Solutions offers support in the form of free counseling to any employee in the district.  This is a wonderful resource.  I just heard from a spokesperson via Employee Solutions two weeks ago.  They have worked hard to expand their service, offering later hours and extending sessions to Saturdays, as well.  If you need access to this information, please check in with any counselor or administrator.  We will continue to hold the rope for all those who need it – this is who we are and what we do.

Safety is an important component of what we do to support our students and families.  Over the years, we have added more components to keep schools within Evergreen safe – the installation of IP-based HD cameras that can be accessed off-site via the internet, clinical psychologists employed within the district, school resource officers from Vancouver Police at each high school, with direct connections to the feeder schools (our SRO is Bret Olson – VPD), continued upgrades to safety and security throughout the district, threat assessments conducted in partnership with community resources, etc.  As Director of Safety and Security Shane Gardner states, this is not an exhaustive list, but it continues to grow each day.  One of our most powerful preventative forces is building relationships with students – asking questions, saying “hello” and finding ways to interact, becoming a safe adult that students can access if needs should arise.  We’ve long made this a priority at Frontier and I am proud of the effort that you all put in each and every day.

Let us all keep the community of Parkland, Florida in our hearts as they navigate this terrible tragedy.

Thank you for all that you do to support our kids.

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

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As mentioned a couple of weeks back, conferences are fast approaching.  Conference week is here!  Please be sure to connect with any student/family that is at risk academically (D/F grades) or is warranting any other need for a conference.  The spreadsheet to sign up for conferences can be located here.

Please reach out to families of students at risk of/currently failing – it is important that we don’t assume they know their student is struggling and/or will automatically attend Conferences in the Round.  If the student is failing, please arrange to conference with the family or ensure they are coming to CITR.

Conference Schedule this week

  • Conferences – Thursday from 12:30 – 3:00
  • Conferences in the Round – Thursday evening from 5:00 – 7:00

Upcoming Dates

  • 2/23 – nConnect Career Panel (8th Graders Only)
  • 2/27 – John Steach visit @ 9:00
  • 3/1 – 8th Grade High School Visits – Heritage, Union, HeLa
  • 3/5 – Incoming 5th Grade Forecasting Night – 5:30 – 6:30
  • 3/7 – 3/9 – Sam Bennett Residency Lab @ FMS
  • 3/14 – Superintendent Classroom Visits (w/ School Board members) 8:30 – 10:30

 

nConnect – 8th Grader Teachers Please Read

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Last year’s nConnect Career Panel hosts…

Please see the email below from Chris Turner – Career and Guidance Counselor
On Friday 2/23/2018, 8th grade students will be participating in our annual nConnect Career Panel presentations.  These presentations have been very powerful in the past and provide students with some connections between their work with me in the Future Ready program.  Since this is an early release day, we will be on somewhat of a tight schedule so quick transitions between classes/sessions are essential.
The following is the schedule and the specific requests of you/your discipline:
Thursday (2/22) – Early Release Day
Math Teachers:
On this day, please show the Nconnect Prezi (a ten minute will be emailed this week) and have students list a minimum of one relevant question on a 3×5 card (this will be provided in your boxes).  Feel free to use the Prezi as you deem necessary.  The Prezi informs students of quality questions to ask the panel members and/or future employers.  Have the student to write their name on the card, collect them and then redistribute them to the students the day of the panel presentation.  There will be a Q&A time for students to use their questions for the panel members.  This should only take 10-15 minutes.
 
Friday (2/23)
Science Teachers:
Students will report to their respective classes in which teachers will be quickly check attendance then head immediately to library.  Students should take backpacks with them to the assembly as they will leave the assembly and proceed directly to their next class.  The panel presentation (including Q&A) will take up the entire class time and students will transition from the library to their next class.

Monday (2/26)

Humanities Teachers:
Students will complete an nConnect survey in their Humanities classes on Monday, 2/26.   The surveys will be in your boxes next week.  Please collect the completed forms and Chris Turner will collect them from you/your classrooms on the 26th.  This should only take 10 minutes!

 

Week of 2/12 – 2/16

Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 2/12 Spirit Week – Flannel Day
Tuesday, 2/13 Remember to Vote!

Spirit Week – Meme/Vine Day (The kids can explain what this is)

Boys Basketball vs. Wy’East (7th @ FMS)

Wednesday, 2/14 Early Release – PD in Media Center @ 12:35

Spirit Week – Red and Pink Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Thursday, 2/15 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37

Spirit Week – Spirit Day (6 Gray, 7 White, 8 Blue)

Pep Assembly

Girls Basketball vs. Cascade @ FMS (Boys Away)

Orchestra Concert – 7:00 PM in Student Center

Friday, 2/16 No School

 

A message from ALPHA (Advancing Leadership Principles of Heritage Athletes)

Two weeks ago, former Silverbacks (current Heritage HS students) visited Frontier and volunteered in classrooms.  They are part of an organization called ALPHA and have created a message specifically for Frontier staff, inviting us to a cornhole tournament on Friday evening, March 23rd, to raise money for autism awareness.  Please see the video below and sign up for the tournament at http://tinyurl.com/HHScornhole

Watch below (one staff member gets a special shoutout)

Coming soon:  Parent Teacher Conferences!

As mentioned a couple of weeks back, conferences are fast approaching.  Please be sure to connect with any student/family that is at risk academically (D/F grades) or is warranting any other need for a conference.  The spreadsheet to sign up for conferences can be located here.

Please reach out to families of students at risk of/currently failing – it is important that we don’t assume they know their student is struggling and/or will automatically attend Conferences in the Round.  If the student is failing, please arrange to conference with the family or ensure they are coming to CITR.

SBAC Testing Schedule

A message from our SBAC Coordinator, Marshall Pendleton, regarding our upcoming shift in SBAC assessment scheduling:

I would like to thank Nilda, Zach, Kim S, Dustin, Anna S, Becky, Donna, and Angie for attending the Smarter Balanced Assessment Planning Meeting on January, 22nd. Based on feedback from this group, following is the proposal for this year’s SBA:

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Monday Motivation

Today’s Monday motivation comes from our very own students.  Last Friday, while many of us set sail to the weekend, our 8th grade Basketball players, managers, and coaches chartered a bus and spent the evening at the Clark County Food Bank.  In an act of service, these amazing Silverbacks packaged over 4,600 pounds of food for families in need.  I must have told anyone that would be willing to listen to me this weekend about this.  Unbelievable!!!!

Today’s motivation is simple – our kids are capable of so much.  Given the opportunity, they can surely rise to the occasion.  These 8th graders are certainly setting a positive example and raising the bar.  Bravo!  I would love to extend this challenge to other groups/grade levels!

Shoutout to coaches Mike Smith (Marrion Elementary) and our own Andrew Lovin for facilitating this opportunity!

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