SPOTLIGHT

    • MonAug01 Golf Tournament 12:00 PMGreenhaven
    • MonAug01 Fridley Athletic Hall of Fame Induction 6:00 PMGreenhaven
    • MonAug08 Sports Registration Week Fridley High School
    • MonAug08 Watch for Fall 2016 Community Education Catalog
    • TueAug09 Primary Election No school sponsored activities after 6 PM


FRIDLEY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2016

  •  188 graduates including Area Learning Center students

  •  13 Full IB Diploma Program Candidates (6 college level courses and examinations over 2 years)

  •  26 IB Scholars (4 or more IB Diploma courses with external exams)

  •  1 student graduated with an Associate’s Degree from North Hennepin Community College

  •  More than 1/3 of students graduated with Honors:

    •  20 students graduated with Honors (3.25-4.49 GPA)

    •  26 students graduated with High Honors (3.50-3.74 GPA)

    •  31 students graduated with Highest Honors (3.75+ GPA and a minimum of 3 IB diploma courses with external exams).

 

Fridley High School 2016 graduates visit Hayes Elementary School

Last Row l-r: Tyree Caruthers. 2nd to last row: Teathy Pal and Collin Remarke. 3rd to last row: Alex Bohn, Dylan Glumac, and Sierra Armstrong. 2nd row: Wes Mattson, Brooke Teff, Christina Collins, Emma Broos, Catlin Fodstad, John Piotraschke (Hayes Principal), Tiffany Tranby, Amy Walus, Nikki Martinson, Maria Musa, and Abe Rizvi. 1st row: Sarah Beaman, Michael Barerra, Andre Swayne, Claire Piehowski, Maddy Christianson, and Amanda Marquardt.

 

Fridley High School 2016 graduates visit Stevenson Elementary School

Top l-r: Shanell Unger, Brittany Nergard, Cassidy Bielawski, Alex Ruikka, Nicole Ruikka, Reiley Johnson, Alexis Scott, Sierra Rodero, Abigail Duehn and Ryan Martinson. Bottom l-r:  Aaron Neumeister, Latrell Pate, Alondra Juarez Guzman, Roman Kotas, Katherine Barrett and Jacqueline Bernards.

 

 

More than 10 years ago, a group of students at Hayes and Stevenson elementary schools started their primary educational journey. On June 2, 2016, that journey culminated with their graduation as proud members of the Fridley High School Class of 2016.

Before graduation, these students were invited back to their roots, a place where it all started to visit and receive special recognition from their elementary schools. They went back in time to a hero's welcome.

In both schools, current students in grades K-4 lined the hallways with their teachers and stared in awed delight as the now grown up kids and soon to be “alumni” walked through dressed in their graduation caps and gowns.

Hayes principal John Piotraschke and Stevenson principal Daryl Vossler and their staff presented each student with a special certificate of accomplishment. As the seniors made their rounds and some visited their former classrooms, they were greeted with high fives and enthusiastic applause from the younger students, and a great sense of pride on a job well done from teachers and staff.

 

 

Seated l-r: Sandy Sailer, Shirley Gourde and Marilyn Gardeen. Standing l-r: Jeff Bullard,
Renee Van Gorp, Joan Lenzmeier, and Dr. Robert Smith. Not pictured: Marvin Peters.

 

The Fridley School district recognized and said thank you to the following employees during the annual District Retirement Reception held on May 18, 2016.

Jeff Bullard, Chemistry teacher, Fridley High School
Bullard has taught in the district for 23 years.

Marilyn Gardeen, English language teacher, Hayes Elementary School
Gardeen has served in the district for 14 years.

Shirley Gourde, Paraprofessional, Fridley Middle School
Gourde has been with the district for 29 years.

Joan Lenzmeier, Coordinator, Early Childhood Family Education
Lenzmeier has been with he district for 30 years.

Marvin Peters, Custodian, Middle School/Fridley Community Center
Peters has worked in the district for 30 years.

Sally Sailer, German language teacher, Fridley Middle School
Sailer has been with the district for 32 years.

Dr. Robert Smith, Principal, Fridley Area Learning Center
Smith has served as the ALC principal for 10 years.

Renee Van Gorp, Principal, Fridley High School
Van Gorp has served the district for more than 25 years, 6 of those as principal of Fridley High School.

 

Over 70 students were recognized for academic achievement on May 19, 2016 at the annual Fridley High School Scholastic Achievement Awards banquet. The event, sponsored in part by the Fridley Lions, began with a dinner in the high school cafeteria before proceeding to the auditorium for the award presentations. More than $102,000 scholarships were awarded.

 


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