NEWS AND UPDATES
National Honor Society Application
AUDITIONS FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL PLAY will be Wednesday, September 14, from 4:00 pm, to 5:00 pm, and Thursday, September 15, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, in room 101, Ms. Curran's room. ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, 9-12 grades, are invited to audition.
THE FHS Debate team will compete at their first tournament of the season on Saturday Sept. 17 in Independence! Good luck to Eli Tinsley, Evan Powell, Macy Kozman, Kasey Dixon, TJ Jones, and August Chamberlain!
In early 2016 USD 249 volunteered itself to be audited by the State of Kansas.
Below are the results of this audit
CLICK BELOW TO VIEW THE STATE EFFICIENCY AUDIT
CLICK BELOW TO VIEW THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE STATE AUDIT
CNC League Art Festival Results
Hope Coleman - Scratchboard Drawing - “Best of Division” - “Best of Category”
- Colored Pencil Drawing - Italy - “1st Place”
- Painting/Acrylic - Man w/Umbrella - “2nd Place”
Colored Pencil Drawing - Mad Hatter - “2nd Place”
Pencil Drawing - Rhino and Ship - “Honorable Mention”
Watercolor Painting - Lady w/Hat - “Honorable Mention”
Pencil Drawing - Girls Face & Flying Birds - “Honorable Mention”
Acrylic Painting - Starry Night - “Honorable Mention”
Lauren Eagon - Painting/Acrylic - Girl/Ladder -“Best of Division” - “Best of Category”
- Watercolor Painting - Abstract Face - “1st Place”
Scratchboard Drawing - Buildings - “1st Place”
- Colored Pencil Drawing - Multi-Colored Man - “Honorable Mention”
Pencil Drawing - Girl w/Tilted Head w/Pigtails - “Honorable Mention”
Cale Franklin - W/C Painting- Big Ben/Bridge- “Best of Division” - “Best of Category”
- Painting Watercolor - Sea Turtle - “Best of Division” - “Best of Category”
- Colored Pencil Drawing - Coke Bottles - “1st Place”
Lauren Hipfl - Colored Pencil Drawing - Dog - “Best of Division” - “Best of Category”
Watercolor Painting - Bird in Flight - “1st Place”
Painting/Acrylic - Gone w/the Wind - “Honorable Mention”
Carlos Herrera - Pencil Drawing - Face - “Best of Division” - “Best of Category”
Emily Snider - Pencil Drawing - Girl Holding Legs - “2nd Place”
- Watercolor - Caged Bird - “2nd Place”
Painting/Acrylic - Flamenco Dancer - “Honorable Mention”
Abbey Dainty - Painting/Acrylic - Perspective - “2nd Place”
- Painting/Watercolor - Girl/Cat - “3rd Place”
- Pencil Drawing - Gorilla w/Plants & Bird - “Honorable Mention”
Joey Lough - Colored Pencil Drawing - Yellow Sports Car - “1st Place”
- Pencil Drawing - Mustang - “Honorable Mention”
Whitney Sherman - Colored Pencil Drawing - Colorful Face - “1st Place”
A.J. Lusker - Pencil Drawing - Ford F-150 Truck - “1st Place”
Kieran Wilson - Pencil Drawing - Heart (instruments) - “2nd Place”
Annie Barton - Colored Pencil Drawing - Circles w/Blue Flowers - “2nd Place”
Kailey Hall - Pencil Drawing - 3 Panel Flowers - Still Life - “3rd Place”
Ashton Qualls - Pencil Drawing - Cousin & Baby - “Honorable Mention”
Mercedes Smalley - Colored Pencil Drawing - Avatar - “Honorable Mention”
Logan Sandifer - Pencil Drawing - Owl - “Honorable Mention”
Samantha Merando - Colored Pencil Drawing - Multi Colored Girl - “Honorable Mention”
Emily Meyers - Colored Pencil Drawing - Face & Abstract Hair - “Honorable Mention”
Frontenac High School Enrollment Handbook
You can download the 2016-2017 FHS Enrollment Handbook Below:
Greenbush Student Tech Conference
On Tuesday, April 26th, Frontenac students attended the 2016 Greenbush Student Tech Conference. Our FHS Raider Weekly broadcasting crew presented the technologies and processes behind their successful video productions. Several of the JH Tech Squad, The Raider GEEKS, and a few other high school students attended the day long event.
Check out the Tech Adventure iMovie:
On your iPad or phone use the Aurasma app ( iOS / Android ) to FOLLOW the channel "Raider GEEKS". Use your camera to scan the Greenbush Student Tech Conference 2016 design below directly from ANOTHER computer screen, then double tap the screen to view the "TECH ADVENTURE" trailer. You can also scan the icon from someone's conference t-shirt!
If you do not have a smart phone you can click here to view the video.
Courtesy of Caryn Murray
2016 School-Wide National Geographic Bee
Eight students, 4th-7th grades, participated in the 2016 School-Wide National Geographic Bee. Representatives included 4th graders, Abram Frankenbery and Ruth Frederick; 5th graders, Cathryn Poe and Dayton Hutchison; 6th graders, Grady Garner and Austin Duval, and 7th graders, Chase Blakemore and Dylan Ensch. The school champion was Austin Duval with Chase Blakemore taking second and Grady Garner taking third. Each student represented his/her class well! Austin will now take an online exam to be submitted to the National Geographic Society. It will be scored and if he makes the top 100 scores in the state, he will advance to the state bee in Abilene, KS in April. Sydney Frankenbery and Cole Ferraro helped assist in conducting the bee as well as Chelsea Churchwell, who kept score, and Jennifer Morris, who was the moderator and the judge.
Day at the Museum
All FJH 6th grade students completed a biographical research paper on a famous person from history in their social studies class. To culminate this project, each student dressed as his/her historical person and gave a short, first-person speech in the "Day at the Museum." Guests were invited to walk along a chronological timeline of the historical figures to listen to each student's speech.
The tearing up and resurfacing of the Raiders’ track shouldn’t interfere with the fall season football season and will create a top-notch new surface for the track team come spring.
The replacement, which will provide a second life for 12,067 recycled tires, is being funded by a $147,000 Kansas Department of Health and Environment Solid Waste Grant.
“Everybody’s green now, and we wanted to come up with a green product,” said Mike Dixon, a resident of Frontenac who also is president of Track Renovations, the company doing the resurfacing.
He said used tires are one of the most difficult items to
“You can’t take it to the landfill and you can’t burn it,” Dixon said. “The fees you pay to dispose of the tire, that goes in a fund and is used for grants. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
FRONTENAC — Using iPads to learn makes education "kind of funner" for Brooke Banks.
Banks, a fourth grader in Tim Vesco’s class at Frontenac’s Frank Layden Elementary is in one of four elementary and four junior high classrooms testing out iPads in education before a 1:1 initiative goes district-wide in coming years.
"We’re just a few days in, but I’ve already seen a lot more enthusiasm to try things out and to work with the iPad," Vesco said. "I want to see the kids not just using it as a sub for papers."
Vesco said initially students are getting a feel for the screens, but in coming months will be doing all sorts of project-based learning, including making green screen movies, blogging and more.