Frontier Jr./Sr. High School
Frontier Enrollment on Upswing!
The enrollment at Frontier Schools continues to increase despite neighbors to our borders experiencing declining enrollment. Our September 2014 official count date (the date on which school funding is calculated), the district experienced an increase of 17 students over the same count day on September 2013. This past February 2, 2105 was an additional count date which showed Frontier Schools increasing another 8 students. This enrollment trend is excitingly beating projections this year!
Transfer forms will be mailed home around spring break to those parents who elect to bring their children to Frontier, for the 2015-2016 school year. With 76 transfer 'in' students (over 10% of our enrollment), it is easy to see that Frontier remains a top choice for parents who live in and around our area! We know that great things happen every day at Frontier, and we are sure proud to show it!
The School Board has worked in recent months to plan for further improvements to all facilities in the Frontier School Corporation and to complete those projects that were not selected in our last building project due to cost. Improvements slated include; an advanced media lab at the junior/senior high school, safety upgrades to both schools, signage to both schools, outdoor lighting improvements, energy savings projects at both buildings, locker room addition with large group area (could be weight room) at junior/senior high school, renovating the white barn (football concession, restrooms, locker room), shower improvements to junior/senior high school, auditorium improvements, music/band room at junior/senior high school improvements, vocational equipment, administrative center improvements, preschool playground remodeling, and storage building with pressbox area for girls softball field.
Click here for a copy of the Gibraltar plans for improvements they will be involved in.
Frontier eLearning Parent Feedback Collection Form
Parents, we would appreciate your feedback on our recent eLearning days due to inclement weather last week. Information gathered from this form will help us make improvements and provide valuable about how the experience went at home. We will close the survey by Friday, January 30th, so please take time to complete the survey:
Here is the link to the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1p6V7Z-WOMjE4zr8fLNlKdwrqJ91kvleL9aD5sh-8AYY/viewform?c=0&w=1
Frontier Schools Highlighted by WTHR (13) Indianapolis News for Innovative eLearning
The Frontier School Corporation was recently highlighted by WTHR (13) Indianapolis for their use of a traditional snow day's eLearning. Mr. Hettinger, Frontier Jr/Sr High School principal spoke about the district's expectation for student completion of work and attendance requirements. Senior Jacquie Chitty was also highlighted and interviewed as to her experience from a student's perspective in utilizing an eLearning day and the benefits of online learning as well as potential challenges.You can view the news story by clicking here: http://www.wthr.com/story/27785328/schools-use-cold-day-to-try-out-e-learning
eLearning Letter to Parents
Please check out our new eLearning tab on each of our school's websites for valuable information concerning Frontier Schools' eLearning Option.
Click here for eLearning Letter to Parents
Announcements–Wednesday, March 4, 2015
“Please rise for the pledge of allegiance, students in the hallway are to stop where you are and
face the nearest flag”.
Attention Students: If you plan to be gone additional days before or after Spring Break, please pick up a
Pre-Arranged Absence Form in the office and have it completed at least 3 days in advance of being gone.
Reminder: These absences count towards your attendance record.
A scholarship for high ability seniors is available in the office.
Also a scholarship for anyone pursuing a degree in Earth Sciences, Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Geology. Please see Mrs. McMindes for information.
Attention seniors: just a reminder that your $50 for senior class trip is due to either Brianna Johnson, Dakota Atkins, or room B7 to Mrs. Cochran by March 13th, no later.
There is a drama rehearsal in the auditorium after school Thursday from3:15 to 4:30.
The yearbook staff is hoping to cover additional sports this year. Anyone that participates in a sport or activity outside of school (i.e. hunting, skateboarding, tennis, etc.) and would like to be featured in the yearbook, please submit pictures to Ms. Taylor.
Attention Dodgeball players: Your money and waiver forms are due in to office by this Friday at 3:30 p.m.
(Please note: the deadline has been extended.)
This week the Student Council is sponsoring an Anti-Bullying convocation on Friday. In honor of this, throughout the week they asked up to help take a stand against Bullying. On Wednesday, perform a random act of kindness. On Thursday during your lunches sit with different group of people, that you actually don’t sit with, and on Friday wear blue in support of raising awareness of bullying.
The junior high wrestling team will be at Rensselaer on Saturdaymorning for an invitational start time9:00am
Any junior high girl who is interested in softball, please pick up the forms in Mrs. Wright’s room,
The Sunshine Ideal Lady tea has been postponed forMarch the 15th. A new date will be set as soon as possible. If you have questions, see Mrs. Culver-Pekny.
Friday: Prom Committee Meeting – B4
National Honor Society Meeting – B7
Upcoming Athletic Events:
Thursday: Jr. High Wrestling at Twin Lakes: 6:00 p.m.
PANCAKES W/SYRUP PKT.
FRUIT OR VARIETY FRUIT JUICE
PINEAPPLE TIDBITS OR APPLE
Jeff Hettinger, Principal
One Falcon Drive
Chalmers, IN 47929