Week of 11/13 – 11/17

Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 11/13 Volleyball @ FMS vs. Shahala (7th) – 3:30
Tuesday, 11/14 Safety Meeting – Marshall’s Office

District Bond Presentation – 2:45 Media Center

Wrestling @ FMS vs. Pacific – 3:30

Wednesday, 11/15 Staff Photo – After school (12:20) – Large Gym

Early Release – Professional Development – 12:35 in Media Center

Thursday, 11/16 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37

Volleyball @ FMS vs. Pacific (8th) – 3:30

Friday, 11/17 College Gear

Week in Review

  • On Tuesday, staff met with James Cantonwine to talk about I-Ready, the district’s new diagnostic assessment platform for reading and math.  As expected, we learned quite a bit around the depth and breadth of this program.  As we continue to know more, we will begin thinking of ways that we can use I-Ready to best meet the needs of students at Frontier.  Thanks to all those who attended.
  • On Thursday, Frontier held another incredible Veterans Day Assembly.  A shout out to our wonderful performing arts teachers/students who really add depth to this special event.  Thank you to all of our staff that have served (and/or continue to serve) our country.  A special shout out to admin intern/teacher – Zach Dillon – for organizing and executing our assembly!



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District Bond Meeting

A reminder to all staff.  On Tuesday at 2:45, Bill Oman will be meeting with staff after school to provide information about the upcoming district bond.  The meeting should only last 15-20 minutes.  Please plan on attending.  Once again, this is for all staff.  The meeting will be held in the Media Center.


A Message from the Equity/Access ILT


The Equity/Access ILT is seeking donations to assembly Holiday Meal Boxes for our Frontier families in need.  In order to gather the appropriate items, they have created a survey for you to take, indicating interest.

Please take the survey (linked here) in order to indicate where you can help.


Upcoming Meeting Dates

There have been some questions around upcoming meeting dates regarding ILT/ER, etc.  Below are the upcoming dates as we head into the holiday season!

11/15 – Early Release PD
12/13 – ILT
12/20 – Early Release/ILT Shareout

ILT shareout will run in a similar fashion to last year.  We will spend time “around the fire” connecting with staff before the holiday break and share updates about where we are in the midst of our Action Plans.  We are aware that we’ve only had a few meetings, so please make the most of our next ILT meeting as prep (12/13).


Helping Hand Award

“Never underestimate the difference you can make in the lives of others.” Pablo

I would like to recognize Julie Wolfe for all that she does to support the staff, students, and parents of Frontier Middle School. Julie is masterful in her interactions with students, supporting each of them in changing poor decision making into successful interactions. She is always there to support students in need, has developed strong relationships that are caring and supportive, and consistently goes beyond the expectations of her job to make sure that families and staff are informed and have clear understanding about what has happened and how we are supporting every child to be their best. It is because of the amazing work that Julie does that we are able to focus on helping students to learn first and always feel safe.



Key to Success Award

“It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us.”

I would like to recognize Donna Degrenier for all of the work she does to support myself and many others here in the office.  Among many things, Donna was a critical component of our LIFT 1:1 Deployment.  As a Skyward Jedi Master, Donna created processing lists to help communicate with our families who had not yet returned paperwork.  Speaking of paperwork, Donna had 800+ stacks of paper to sort through, daily, while we determined who was/was not eligible to receive a Chromebook.  Now that I am seeing other schools go through this process, I am ever-so-grateful for how Donna – and many others – supported us during this time.

Thank you, Donna, for being so key to our success!



Motivational Monday!


~ Lesley

Staff Photo!

It’s time for the Staff Photo!

Please wear Frontier gear on Wednesday, November 15 and meet in the gym – after school at 12:15 – for our annual staff photo.  Due to feedback, we shifted the time to after school.  Please plan to be there!

Giving Thanks!

As you head into next week’s well-deserved holiday, I want to give thanks to all of you.  I have always believed it’s not where you work, but who you work with.  I am incredibly thankful to work with such a caring, dedicated group of people.  We hold the rope, we stay connected, and we work collaboratively to meet the needs of our students.

This job is hard.  What I see when I’m at school each day is a group of adults who work tirelessly to pursue excellence.  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!






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