SPOTLIGHT

    • TueFeb19 School Board Meeting 5:30 PMFHS Media Center
    • WedFeb20 ECFE Baby Class Session 2 ends
    • WedFeb20 Stevenson PTO Meeting 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMRLS
    • ThuFeb21 Stevenson Conferences 4:00 PM to 8:00 PMRLS
    • FriFeb22 Stevenson Box Tops due

  

  

Out of the many impressive works displayed at the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) Personal Projects Celebration, projects of 55 Fridley High School (FHS) students earned "Personal Project of Distinction" designations. 

On January 16, 2019, FHS hosted its 10th annual Personal Projects Celebration. After viewing the projects that filled the hallways and media center, fellow FHS classmates, staff and families voted on the projects that stood out most to them. FHS is proud of these students who are working hard to achieve at high levels. Click here to read more about the Personal Projects Celebration.

Photos above: (top left) Marwa Mohammed - Mathematical and Scientific Discoveries of the Old Islamic World; (top right) Jason Nguyen (pictured back) - Building a Computer; (bottom left) Louisa Schirmacher - Learning to Quilt; (bottom right) Cassady Callahan - Learning to Draw

Congratulations to the following students:

Keranso Abduro - Swimming

Nashat Ahmed - The Forgotten Children of Agent Orange

Kallista Berqual - Creating a Family Tree

Abhinav Bijlwan - Learning About Progeria

Justin Bholanat - Archery

Grace Brandt - Donating Tie Blankets to the Homeless

Cassady Callahan - Learning to Draw

Haley Carlson - Vegan Cookbook

Alysia Chavez - Opioid Epidemic

Terrell Davis - How to Become a Real Estate Agent

Isabelle Dircks - The Essence of Film-making

Sade Drummer - Women's Rights Website

Jeremy Fischer - Dungeons and Dragons One Session

Nyla Friend - Great Dane Rescue

Karma Gapa - Animation that is Inspired by the Game "Limbo"

Pablo Garcia Velasco - Designing a House

Amalia Gonzalez - Fixing the Waste Problem in Minnesota

Christian Henrikson - Painting Miniatures

Erik Hill - Improving My Creative Writing

Michael Jensen - Making Bread

Elise Klanderud - Working at a Rehab Facility

Vernon Lane - Homelessness in Minnesota

Pearl Larson - Photography

Kevin Lee - The History of the Lee Family

Kong Lee - Modeling

Donovan Lewis - Improving Drawing Skills

Kennedy Massicotte - Care Packages for the Homeless

Zeke Miltenburger - Juggling

Hasna Mohamed - Equality

Marwa Mohammed - Mathematical and Scientific Discoveries of the Old Islamic World

Shuab Mohamed - Making a Video Game

Johanna Monroy Otero - Psychological Bullying

Erika Moselle - Inequities in Professional Basketball

Jason Nguyen - Building a Computer

George Ombuya - Building a Model Airplane

Inderpal Padda - India and America

Mackenzie Pogue - Homelessness

Jonathan Ramos - Software Engineering: Creating a Game and Website

Cassidy Rettke - Sign Language

Dallas Ross - African American Struggle

Aidan Salo - Building a Trebuchet

Louisa Schirmacher - Learning to Quilt

Kaylee Sharpe - Decorating with Repurposed Materials

Ramla Sheikh - Jewelry Making

Derek Severson - How to go from a Round-off to a Back Tuck

Madison Thompson - Mental Health Issues in Schools

Tony Towns - Basketball

Michael Ude - Learning to Type

Toua Vue - Science - Kinetic Energy

Elliot Whitcomb - Recycling Clothes

Cameron Willcox - Making a Mockumentary

Daisy Xiong - Volunteering at a Hospital

Brianna Yang - Effects of Regret

Ayan Yasin - Mental Health Stigma

Israa Yusuf - Social Stigmas on Depression

In celebration of National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID), Stevenson Elementary students had the chance to share their school experience with their parents on February 11, 2019.

Parents had the opportunity to meet teachers, staff and administrators, and visit their child’s classrooms for a portion of the day. They also enjoyed a presentation put together by the students and Hope Laroche, Stevenson’s family and cultural liaison. Students recited poems and quotes by famous African American leaders or those they wrote themselves.

According to Laroche, NAAPID is important in reinforcing the value of parental involvement.

“When parents or guardians and schools work together to promote academic achievement, children succeed at higher rates,” said Laroche. “We want to provide as many opportunities as possible where we can all work together so all students can achieve to the best of their potential.”

Laroche added that she was proud of the students for presenting to the crowd with such poise and confidence.

“We were thrilled that so many parents and guardians were able to join us in celebrating this day,” said Laroche. “We’re so glad we can provide a welcoming environment for both students and parents so our school can provide a path to success for all students.”

  

  

  

  

 

 

  

Congratulations to Fridley Middle School teacher Rachel Cathey, who was named KS95 Teacher of the Week! KS95 is a local radio station serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Rudy from KS95 visited her choir class on February 11, 2019 to award her an "Excellence Award" plaque, as well as a plaque for Fridley Middle School.

Ms. Cathey teaches Visual Arts, Choir and Theatre Courses at FMS. She also runs a choir support class and theatre improv class that are open to 7th and 8th grade students. After school, you can find Ms. Cathey running the FMS Theater Program - directing, choreographing, making props and promoting the seasonal productions.

Thank you, Ms. Cathey, for all your hard work!

  

Congratulations to Fridley High School (FHS) and Fridley Moore Lake Area Learning Center (ALC) students Savanna Bordeaux (ALC), Lita Kelsey (FHS), Karlista Knighten (ALC), and Ayrton Rosales (FHS) who were selected to take part in the National Congress of American Indian - Youth Legislative Summit in Washington DC.

Our ALC and FHS students were four of only 12 from the Twin Cities area selected to attend this expense-paid trip from February 10-15 through MIGIZI, a nonprofit American Indian collaborative. Students will have the opportunity to hear from tribal leaders across the country, meet and collaborate with students from around the nation, visit with elected officials, and learn more about the political system and our nation’s capital.

Students were accepted into the program through an application process and referral. Congratulations to our students and we are excited for you to represent our district in Washington DC!

Photos above, from l to r: Ayrton Rosales, Lita Kelsey, Savanna Bordeaux and Karlista Knighten


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