Help your Child be a Successful Student

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Every parent wants to help their child do their best in school. Here are some tangible things that can be done at home to help foster success at school. 

  • Feed your child a healthy breakfast each morning
  • Make sure they are getting enough sleep each night
  • Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences and ask for specific things to work on at home
  • Support homework expectations
  • Help your child study by providing a quiet place where they can concentrate
  • Know the school rules and let your child know your expectations of them at school

White County 4-H Open House

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Interested in 4-H? Visit the Open House on Oct. 21 at N25 E. Reynolds, IN 47980 from 5:30-7pm. 

New members can come talk to 4-H volunteers and members about potential projects and other activities to be a part of. Enroll that night to get fees waived. Returning members can come get enrollment completed for 2022-23.

So, How was School Today?

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Have you ever asked your child “How was School Today?” only to get an answer such as “fine”, “good” or “bad”? This could be because of how the question is phrased. It is too easy for students to just give a one word answer. Here are a few examples of ways to ask and actually get an answer!

  1. What was the best/worst thing that happened at school today?
  2. Tell me something that made you laugh today?
  3. If I called your teacher tonight, what would he/she tell me about today?
  4. Tell me one thing you learned today.
  5. Where do you play the most at recess?
  6. Who in your class do you think you could be nicer to?

2012 Ford Fusion For Sale!

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For Sale!

Frontier School Corporation is selling a 2012 Ford Fusion SEL. This is a four-door red sedan and has 84,777 miles. The car is fully loaded with leather power seats, remote starting, etc. It needs a repair to the heater/cooling blower. The car will be sold by sealed bid, and bids must be provided to the Frontier School Corporation by Friday, October 7, 2022. Anyone purchasing the vehicle must show legal responsibility with insurance coverage on the vehicle before taking possession. All sealed quotes must have the following information:

  • Name of bidder
  • Address of bidder
  • Phone number of bidder 
  • Bid amount in dollars

*Frontier School Corporation reserves the right to not award a winning bid if the bid falls short of the value of the car as determined by the school corporation.

The 2012 Ford Fusion SEL can be viewed in the Frontier School Corporation Superintendent parking lot at 126 E. Main Street in Chalmers, Indiana, during office hours of 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Sealed bids will be opened at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 7, 2022, in the Frontier School Corporation Superintendent’s Office.

Hearing Notice

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Frontier School Corporation Trustees

SEA 390 Collective Bargaining Hearing

Monday, September 19, 2022

Location: Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School Library, One Falcon Drive, Chalmers, IN 47929

7:00 P.M.

The September 19, 2022 SEA Collective Bargaining Hearing will be held at the Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School Library.  All Indiana School Corporations are required to hold a hearing prior to the start of formal bargaining.

  1. Welcome
  2. Guidelines for Hearing
  3. Frontier School Corporation Statement
  4. Frontier Classroom Teacher’s Association Statement
  5. Public Comment
  6. Closing

This meeting is fully accessible.  Patrons requesting additional accommodations should contact the Frontier School Corporation Superintendent’s Office at 219-984-5009.

Help Your Child Set Goals and Achieve Them

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In school, we often use the term goals with your children. How can we help our students set realistic goals and stick to them? Consider these ideas you can also support at home:

  1. Make the goal specific. The target needs to be very clear for your child. Help him/her clearly articulate what it is they want to achieve. For example, instead of a goal to get better at reading, the goal could be to better understand what is being read.
  2. Set a short timeframe. Many goals fail because the time frame is too long. Set small, specific timeframes (2-3 weeks) that can be more easily monitored.
  3. Make a plan. Help your child figure out actions they can take to reach their goal. How will you better understand what you are reading? Will you write a summary after a certain number of pages? Will you ask questions as you read?
  4. Adjust the goal. There is nothing wrong with your child adjusting his/her goals. Adjusting will be more successful than quitting.
  5. Celebrate. Celebrate the small successes like sticking to the goal’s steps. There is something about acknowledging progress, even small progress, that propels us to keep at it and work toward the next small step along the road of attaining a goal.

8 Tips to Keep Kids Germ-Free at School

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Kids love to be close and share everything, even germs. Here are some quick tips to help students reduce the spread of germs at school. 

  1. Wash your Hands– Wash hands in warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds. Sing the alphabet song once to help with timing.
  2. Don’t Share– Send extra supplies so students can use their own items rather than community items. 
  3. Cover Sneezes and Coughs– Sneeze into the crook of the elbow or into a tissue, not into hands. If a student accidentally sneezes into their hands, remind them to wash their hands right away.
  4. Hands off Your Face– Teach students to keep hands away from their face, out of their nose and out of their mouths. If they accidentally touch them, remind them to wash their hands right away. 
  5. Skip the Water Fountain– Send a water bottle with students each day so they can avoid the water fountain. If they need to use the water fountain, teach students how to drink without touching their mouth to the spigot.
  6. Eat Fruits and Veggies– A healthy diet can help boost the immune system.
  7. Get Enough Sleep- Sleep helps build the immune system. Follow these guidelines: 
    • Ages 10-17: 8.5 to 9.5 hours per night
    • Ages 5-10: 10 to 11 hours per night
    • Ages 3-5: 11 to 13 hours per night
  8. Stay Home From School when Sick– If a student is sick, they need to stay home until they are well again to avoid spreading illness to others. 


Base Camp

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Base Camp day camp is open to all kids Pre-K thru 6th Grade. The fun will take place September 14 and October 24-28. Please see graphic for more information.