NEWS AND UPDATES
The SEK Community Dental Clinic will be here on February 27, 2017 all day to do school wide dental checks. Treatment date will be March 3, 2017. Click on the links below for more information.
Kindergarten Round Up
Save the date Kindergarten Round up will be Thursday, April 6th and Friday April 7th. Students must be 5 years old on or before September 1st.
Free –Developmentally Appropriate Preschool
Now taking Applications for the 2017-18 school year
Children must be four years of age on or before August 31, but cannot have reached their fifth birthday and must meet at least one of the criteria listed below.
In district students who plan to attend USD249 Kindergarten will have preference
Applications will be accepted in order that they are received. Limited spaces available so please return applications as soon as possible.
Please complete the application located here and return it to:
USD 249 Frontenac Frank Layden Elementary
Attn: Sunny Zafuta
200 E. Lanyon
Frontenac, KS 66763
Fax: (620) 231-1312 Phone (620) 231-7790
2017 State Wrestling
State Wrestling Live: updates and live streaming. Just click on the camera for each mat on the Dashboard.
Interview with Coach Aikin
The current FHS Forensics squad consists of 6 students, and while the squad is small, they are mighty! Coached by Angella Curran, the squad consists of seniors, Kasey Dixon, Abby Gepford, Evan Powell, Eli Tinsley, junior, Macy Kotzman and freshman, August Chamberlain.
The Frontenac Raiders forensics season started on January 28th, 2017 at the Girard invitational. Where Kasey Dixon qualified for state with his humorous interpretation of Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail, and Powell and Tinsley qualified for state with their duet, On the Air.
The students have also competed at Caney where all FHS competitors medaled in finals, and they competed at Independence where Powell and Tinsley, once again qualified for state, with a perfect record. The forensics squad will also be competing at Fort Scott, Chanute, Colgan, and Pittsburg, and they will be hosting their own invitational at Frontenac on April 1, 2017. They are always in need of community members to assist with judging their home tournament and welcome anyone that is interested to contact Ms. Curran. We look forward to a successful season.
The University of Kansas recently celebrated the work of students in Crawford County who are in the top 10 percent of their class. This included Frontenac High School students Kasey Dixon, Lauren Eagon, Brandon Mlekus, Maggie Murray, Bralyn Wilson, and Kieran Wilson. The students were recognized for their academic achievements and as Kansas Honor Scholars at a dinner at Memorial Auditorium.
The program has been in place since 1971 and has honored approximately 125,000 students.
At the dinner, students were presented with a Webster’s New College Dictionary, and heard a presentation from KU Director of Administration, and Pittsburg High School graduate, Lisa Pinamonti Kress.
SHRINE BOWL 2017 - Frontenac High School senior Brandon Mlekus was recently honored by the Mirza Shrine for his selection to the East Squad at the 2017 Kansas Shrine Bowl. The annual all-star game, will be played July 29, 2017, at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. Mlekus, who signed a national letter of intent to play football at Pittsburg State University, was also recently honored as a KU honor student for being in the top 10 percent of his class.
Raiders Sign with Pitt State
Congratulations to seniors Isaac Bicknell, Dylan Flora, and Brandon Mlekus who all signed National Letters of Intent on National Signing Day to play football at Pittsburg State University next year.
The Frontenac High School Homecoming king and queen were crowned on January 31, 2017, during halftime of the boys' basketball game against the Girard Trojans. Seniors Mollie McCully and Brandon Mlekus were crowned Queen and King for the 2017 homecoming event. Congratulations, Mollie and Brandon
The queen candidates were Alivia Bridwell, Julia Falletti, and Faith Talent. The king candidates were Isaac Bicknell, Ryan Long, and Eian Monsour.
Homecoming will conclude with a There’s No Place Like Homecoming themed dance that will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 9:00 to 11:30.
Frontenac Basketball Homecoming Royalty
Congratulations to the 2017 Frontenac High School king and queen candidates. The queen candidates are Julia Falletti, daughter of Chris and Ann Falletti, Alivia Bridwell, daughter of Darrin and Tara Bridwell; Faith Talent, daughter of Donnie and Shannon Talent; and Mollie McCully, daughter of Marc and Kellie McCully. The king candidates are Ryan Long, son of Jim and Deb Long; Eian Monsour, son of Mark Monsour and Sheila Crumpacker; Isaac Bicknell, son of Mike Bicknell and Julie Smith; and Brandon Mlekus, son of Jeff Mlekus and Monica Maus.
The crowing of the king and queen will take place at half-time of the boys’ game on, as the Raiders take on the Girard Trojans.
The Cross Country Girls Team placed third at the 4A Regional Meet in Burlington advancing them to the 4A STATE MEET.
This is only the third time in school history for an FHS Girls Cross Country Team to qualify to a State competition, and it is the first time to qualify in Class 4A.
FHS lead runner, senior Maggie Murray, placed 6th out of seventy-six competitors earning a 4A Regional individual medal and advancing to the 4A State Meet. Maggie ran her 5K in 20:38. Sophomore Jessica Peterson qualified for 4A State Cross Country for her second season. Jessica placed 9th in the 4A Regional Race.
Sophomore Riley McDaniel also qualified as an individual placing 11th in a field of ninety-nine 4A boys. Riley ran his 5K in 17:39. Congratulations to Riley and the FHS Girls on their AWESOME Regional performance! STATE BOUND!!!
National Honor Society Application
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.