SPOTLIGHT

    • MonJul04 NO SCHOOL - Tiger Club closed Independence Day
    • TueJul19 School Board Meeting 7:25 PM to 9:00 PMFridley City Hall
    • TueAug16 School Board Meeting 7:30 PM to 9:00 PMFridley City Hall
    • FriAug26 Last day of Tiger Club Summer Program Fridley Community Center

FREE LUNCH

 Friends, Fun and Food!

The Fridley Public School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Hot meals are available to all kids age 18 and younger at no cost. To eat, just show up. Meals will be provided at the following sites and times:

 

Fridley Middle School Cafeteria, 6100 West Moore Lake Drive, Fridley 55432

Meals Served 11:15 am – 11:45 am   Monday - Thursday

June 14 - July 21, 2016

                       

Stevenson Elementary Cafeteria, 6080 East River Road, Fridley 55432      

Meals Served 11:45 am – 12:15 pm   Monday – Thursday          

June 14 - July 21, 2016

 

No Meals Served at both sites on July 4-8

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Fridley Fine Arts Festival - May 7th

The Fridley Fine Arts Festival Organizing Committee is thrilled to invite you to an evening that celebrates the creative spirit that embodies Fridley Public Schools.  The doors open at pm on Saturday May 7.  It will be a truly inspiring evening that showcases the amazingly talented student-artists of Fridley Public Schools.  Please share our Facebook event page with friends and family to make sure they have the opportunity to attend.


ALL PROCEEDS from this event go to support the Fine Arts programs in Fridley Public Schools.  We look forward to seeing you on May 7!


Program Details:
-Tickets are $20 for Premium seats, $10 for General admission, and $5 for students - purchase your tickets HERE. Tickets can be purchased at the door as well. Event is held at the Fridley High School Auditorium.

-Our award-winning DP Visual Artists will be holding a silent auction, which means that YOU will have the opportunity to purchase their amazing work.  They are graciously donating half of the winning bid to the Visual Arts programs in the district.  HERE is a sample of their stunning art!

 -If you are unable to attend the event but would like to support the Fine Arts programs at Fridley Public Schools, then click HERE to make a tax deductible donation.

 If you have any questions about tickets, email Dan Wold at dan.wold@fridley.k12.mn.us.

Dr. Robert Smith, principal of Fridley Area Learning Center (ALC), will retire at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Smith has served as the ALC principal for the past 10 years.

“I have enjoyed every moment of my time here,” said Smith, adding that this was one of the hardest decisions he has ever made. “When you have a job that you love, it becomes such an ingrained part of your life that it is difficult to say goodbye,” he said.

Smith said that what he is most proud of and will miss the most are his students. “Their resilience to persevere, despite incredible challenges and difficulties, and graduate from high school is inspiring,” he said.

Smith acknowledged that district’s commitment and support of the ALC from the superintendent to the school board has allowed the ALC to continue to grow. The ALC provides independent studies, night school, online learning through Moodle, and uses the same curriculum framework as the high school. In addition, students who meet graduation requirements graduate with their high school peers in the same commencement ceremony.

“The ALC staff works incredibly hard and is committed to the success of every one of our students,” said Smith. “I am proud of not only the work they do every day in educating our students, but also building relationships with them and doing everything they can to support the students and their families to the finish line,” he said.


Amy Cochran, who has been tapped to replace Smith beginning July 1, 2016, is the current assistant principal at Fridley Middle School. She has held the assistant principal role for the past three years and, prior to that, was a dean at the school.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to work in a district that I love,” said Cochran, adding that while she will be leaving the middle school, she will not be going too far.

Cochran wants to continue to build on the services provided by focusing on enhancing learning opportunities for the ALC, early childhood special education program, transition program, and targeted services. “Building and maintaining great working relationships with staff, students and their families will be one of my top priorities,” said Cochran.

Superintendent Peggy Flathmann said that she was pleased that Cochran would be assuming the leadership role at the ALC. “Amy has great leadership skills that were evident even when she was a middle school dean,” said Flathmann. “In the last few years, I have seen her embrace her role as an assistant principal with great compassion and understanding and these are qualities that will be invaluable in her new role,” she said.

 

Fridley High School 2016 MSHSL award winners.  Top l-r: Julia Swendsrud, Amir Khadar,
Joey Herder, and Amy Walus. Bottom l-r:  Justice Jones, Nut Puy, and Olivia Rossi.

 

Congratulations to Fridley High School art students for their outstanding performance at the sections 4AA and 5AA of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Art Competition held April 16, 2016.  

Out of the 177 artworks that were presented, Fridley submitted 18 works that earned 14 “Superior” awards (the highest award possible), and 4 “Excellent” awards (high honor award).  

In addition, each of the 15 judges selected one “Judge’s Choice” personal favorite.  Fridley had three works selected for this prestigious award.  These three “Judge’s Choice” artworks will continue on to the statewide “Judge's Choice Spotlight on the Arts” exhibition on May 21, 2016 at the Perpich Center for the Arts.

 

2016 MSHSL ART AWARDS

 

JOEY HERDER - 2 Superior Awards, 1 Excellent Award, and a Spotlight on the Arts Award:
“Make America Great Again” (Superior)
“Beauty is Pain” (Superior), (Spotlight on the Arts Award)
“No One Rules if No One Obeys” (Excellent)

JUSTICE JONES - 2 Superior Awards, 2 Excellent Awards, and a Spotlight on the Arts Award:
“Everything is Transient” (Superior), (Spotlight on the Arts Award)
“Belonging” (Superior)
“Inside Outside World” (Excellent)
“Identity Crisis” (Excellent)

AMIR KHADAR - 2 Superior Awards:
“Native Skin” (Superior)
“Kinks and Curls” (Superior)

NUT PUY - 3 Superior Awards:
“Reverie” (Superior)
“Numb” (Superior)
“Reflection” (Superior)

OLIVIA ROSSI -3 Superior Awards:
“Angles” (Superior)
“Bruce Springsteen” (Superior)
“Obstacles” (Superior)

JULIA SWENDSRUD -1 Excellent Award:
“Submerged” (Excellent)

AMY WALUS -2 Superior Awards, 1 Spotlight on the Arts Award:
“So Poetic” (Superior), (Spotlight on the Arts Award)
“In Plain Sight” (Superior)

 

 

 


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