NEWS AND UPDATES
Free-Developmentally Appropriate Preschool
Now taking Applications
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.
Please complete the application and return it to:
USD 249 Frontenac Board of Education Office
Attn: Kendra Zafuta
208 S. Cayuga
Frontenac, KS 66763
Fax: (620) 231-1312 Phone (620) 231-7551
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.
On September 11, 2015, the Frontenac Junior High students honored our Everyday Heroes including the police, fire, and EMS area personnel. An assembly was held to remember those heroes that lost their lives in the 9-11 terrorist attacks and to honor those that continue to work towards keeping our community and school safe. Area police, fire, and EMS departments were invited to breakfast and to be honored at the assembly. Officer Brian Burks, Girard schools' SRO, was the guest speaker. He encouraged the students to be an everyday hero in their lives. Mrs. Morris's 6th grade students created a video thanking Everyday Heroes. In addition, her 7th grade students wrote essays to thank Everyday Heroes and three were chosen to be read at the assembly. Those students were Hannah Eckstein, Anai Noches, and Gracyn Bolinger. Mr. Martin wrapped up the assembly remembering the 9-11 attacks and encouraging the students to be someone's hero.
FRONTENAC — A teacher at Frank Layden Elementary School in Frontenac was recognized with the Showbie Champion Teacher award last week for his creative use of the Showbie app in his classroom.
Fifth-grade teacher, Tim Vesco, found out last week he was one of 24 teachers in the U.S. to receive the award. The app helps Vesco communicate with his students, assign and grade work, and give feedback.
“I was surprised and just shocked, it’s neat to be recognized for the things we do in here,” Vesco said. “One of my students said ‘We should have (Showbie) champion kids since we do all the work.’”
Breast Cancer Awareness Tshirt Drive
Raider Volleyball is doing our Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Tshirt Drive! All proceeds will be donated locally to a family who is currently battling cancer. If you would like to order a shirt please email Coach Rhuems at firstname.lastname@example.org. All orders must be submitted and paid for by . Shirts are $10.00 and checks should be made out to Jock's Nitch. Thank you!
The Cross Country Teams started the FHS Black and White Day with an inter-squad competition on Friday morning, August 28th. The top five boys in the FHS time trial were Brandon Moser, Garrison Wickerd, Eian Monsour, Cale Franklin, and Daniel Raio. The top five girls were Jessica Peterson, Hannah Stover, Madisyn Hite, Sam Nighswonger, and Madi Nighswonger. The coaches and runners would like to thank everyone that helped make their intra-squad races a success! They greatly appreciate all the FHS families, coaches, students/athletes, alum, police, and community members that contributed by donating water, food, help and support! If you are interested in donating bottled water or signing up for the FHS Booster Club, please do so in the high school office. All your support goes directly to the student athletes! GOOD LUCK THIS SEASON TO ALL OUR FALL SPORTS! GO RAIDERS!
National Honor Society Candidates
Candidates for FHS National Honor Society can download the file below containing the candidate forms for submission to NHS. If you have questions contact Mrs. Rhuems. If you have having technical difficulties contact Mr. Hessong. You will need to complete the forms using the Adobe Reader application (do not use the application Preview).
Graduates of 2015 may begin picking up local scholarships August 10th in the High School office.
Graduates of FHS Class of 2012 and later may sign up for the Frontenac Education Foundation Graduate Scholarship online. Access the application by clicking the link below.
Project Grad Pancake Feed
On Saturday, April 18th the Frontenac Fire Dept hosted a Project Grad Pancake Feed in the school cafe from 7:00 am - 12:00 noon. The Senior Class would like to thank the Frontenac Fire Department for their generous time and support! FHS senior students and parents were the cashiers, servers, and clean-up crew. The students also raffled off an IPAD mini. The winner of the raffle went to Bea Velazquez from Pittsburg.
Thank you to everyone involved for making this a successful event.Seniors Pictured: John Barrows, Tyler Harris, Brad Southard, James Brooks, Caitlyn Simoncic, Hannah Eagon, Allyn Murray, Casey Lindbloom, Marissa Simoncic, Nathan Hemby, Hunter Casey, Maggie Evans, Corine Falletti, Logan Mapes
The Next Project Grad fundraiser is the 'Dodge Sign and Drive’ on Friday, April 24 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm at the football parking lot. Come out and support our FHS Seniors by test driving a New Dodge Vehicle!
All-State Honor Choir
Congratulations to the following students for their selection into the Kansas Music Educators Association All-State Honor Choir. They will be performing in Wichita the end of February.
FRONTENAC — In the first half, the Frontenac Raiders had no points to show for 159 yards of total offense and eight first downs.
No points until a second-and-10 play from the St. Mary's Colgan 29 with 7.2 seconds remaining before halftime.
The Panther defense forced Frontenac senior quarterback Austin Seward into a mad dash for his life and as the clock ticked down to zeroes, Seward found enough precious time to fire a bullet to sophomore Ryan Long at the Colgan 2. Long darted into the end zone and Frontenac broke a scoreless stalemate for a 6-0 halftime advantage.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Frontenac High School Volleyball Program under the leadership of Coach Cassie
Buche has promoted Breast Cancer Awareness through out our community for the past few years.
This year the FHS PINK OUT has included all the FHS Sports. THe PINK shirts have icons from all our sports. And it states "Together We Stand" across the front.
The PINK OUT Movement is to increase awareness of this disease and to promote prevention by early detection.
FHS would like to thank John Minton of Jock's NItch for their continued support and to every one that purchased a PINK OUT shirt. You made this season's PINK Drive a great success!Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to an FHS Family. Great Community-Great Support!
Frank Layden Elementary Student Winner of Kansas School Bus Safety Poster Contest
Frontenac School District would like to congratulate fifth grade student, Sydney Frankenbery, for winning first place in the 2014 Kansas State School Bus Safety Poster Contest - Division II. Sydney will be recognized at the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association Conference in Hutchinson, Kansas. Her poster will be distributed to schools across the state of Kansas. To see the poster click the link attached. Great job Sydney! We are very proud of you!
Pictured with Ms. Frankenbery is Frank Layden Elementary School Art Teacher, Mr. Troy Morris.
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.