SPOTLIGHT

    • ThuFeb05 5th & 6th Grade Winter Band Concert 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMAuditorium
    • FriFeb06 ALC Celebraion of Excellence 10:00 AM to 11:15 AMFCC
    • ThuFeb12 Fridley Middle School Parent Partnership Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMFMS Cafeteria

Stevenson Elementary School has been selected as a recipient of an ExploraDome Scholarship. The ExploraDome is an immersive learning environment where visitors experience “hands-on and minds-on” learning through planetarium shows.

The Bell Museum will bring the wonders of the universe to Stevenson with its ExploraDome Outreach traveling dome. Our students will receive a full day of ExploraDome programming, up to 6.5 hours within one school day.

Once inside the Exploradome, students will experience a virtual journey from inside the subatomic realm to the edge of the known universe. The ExploraDome visit is made possible through a generous donation by Xcel Energy.

 

Parents enrolling their children at Fridley Public Schools will soon be able to do so through EnrollView, an online enrollment program. Developed in partnership with TIES, the online program allows parents to fill out enrollment paperwork, attach required documents and submit completed applications with the click of a mouse. TIES began work on Fridley’s site during the 2013-2014 school year.

Among its many features, Enrollview has a school finder option that allows registering parents to enter their home zip code to see which school their child may attend. Parents also need to enter basic general information such as home address and phone number once and the program will populate those related fields for additional child registrations.

Customization and set up for the online tool will be completed by the end of December 2014 and will be available for use by the end of January 2015 for select buildings. Enrollview will also be available for the elementary schools’ kindergarten registration period in April 2015 and the rest of the district schools (middle school, high school and ALC) will be using the program by July 2015.

 

 


Jakob Hofstad, a junior at Fridley High School has been invited to be part of a Minnesota high school team that will compete in the Harvard-MIT Mathematics (HMMT) Tournament to be held on February 20, 2015. He will be part of a team of 6-8 metro students that will compete in the tournament to be held at Harvard University. More than 1,000 top high school mathematicians from around the world will compete.

The HMMT holds two tournaments annually - one in November and the other in February. The primary difference between the HMMT November and the HMMT February tournaments is the degree of difficulty. While both tournaments are intended to challenge strong math students from all around the world, the February contest demands a considerable amount of mathematical maturity and problem-solving experience.

Jakob will compete in the February tournament, which is one of the most prestigious and difficult high school math tournaments in the world. His team members are top students from Minnesota High Schools. Congratulations to Jakob and we wish him the best at the tournament.







L-r: Yash Khatvakar, Michael Lipa, Wyatt Shaw and Mary Yocum

Fridley High School principal Renee Van Gorp announced that Yash Khatavkar, Michael Lipa, Wyatt Shaw, and Mary Yocum have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

"The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success", commented a spokesperson for NMSC. "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

All our commended students are full Diploma students who have managed to balance the rigorous demands of the full Diploma program and participation in school clubs, sports and community service. "These students are nice, kind and caring young people who are great role models for other students," said high school principal Renee Van Gorp.Congratulations Yash, Michael, Wyatt and Mary!







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