Weather related school closings  To help our families plan ahead in case of weather related school closings, Fridley Public Schools has put together the following information on its website...

    • MonFeb26 Stevenson PTO Executive Board Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMStevenson Elementary
    • MonFeb26 7th and 8th Grade Band Ensemble Concert 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMMiddle school gym
    • MonFeb26 Stevenson PTO Budget and General Meeting 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMStevenson Elementary
    • TueFeb27 FMS Conferences 4:00 PM to 8:00 PMFridley Middle School
    • TueFeb27 Stevenson Conferences 4:00 PM to 8:00 PMStevenson Elementary

Fridley Event Services

Looking for a place to host your next event?

Rental opportunities are available through Fridley Event Services. Our facilities are an excellent option for any group large or small!

Whether you are planning to host a conference, banquet, meeting, training, private party, performance (theatre, dance, and concert) or athletic event we have the space that is right for you! Our facilities are conveniently located, easily-accessible and fully serviced.

We can accommodate groups looking for a location to meet once, weekly, monthly, or annually. Our service stands out because of the personal attention our customers receive in all phases of the planning process as well as during and after their event.

Our goal is to partner with you in each stage of the planning process to ensure your event is the absolute best it can be!

Our facilites inlcude the following amentities:
• LCD projection equipment and screen
• Sound system
• Wireless microphones
• High speed, wireless internet

Information, Tours and Bookings

Stephen Keeler, Coordinator
Fridley Community Center
6085 Seventh Street NE
Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: 763 502-5106

Dan Wold, Auditorium & Events Coordinator
Fridley District Auditorium
6000 West Moore Lake Drive
Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: 763 502-5631

Locations

FRIDLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

6085 Seventh Street NE Fridley, MN 55432
Conveniently located approximately one mile
north of Highway 694 on 61st Ave NE

FRIDLEY HIGH SCHOOL

6000 West Moore Lake Dr. Fridley, MN 55432
Conveniently located approximately 1/2 mile
north of Highway 694 West Moore Lake Dr.

FRIDLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

6100 West Moore Lake Dr. Fridley, MN 55432
Conveniently located approximately 3/4 mile
north of Highway 694 West Moore Lake Dr.


Fridley Superintendent Job Announcement

Fridley Public Schools superintendent Dr. Peggy Flathmann has announced her intent to retire at the end of this school year on June 30, 2018.  Accordingly, the Fridley School Board is now conducting a search for an outstanding leader and invite applications from qualified and interested candidates for the position of superintendent of Fridley Public Schools.

Click here for more information about the position, application procedure and search timeline.

   

Fridley High School music students learned new skills and styles during a creative funk music workshop on February 16, 2018. Midwest-based funk band Porky’s Groove Machine led the hour-long session for students in varsity band, jazz ensemble, concert band and choir. The six-member band includes Luke Rivard, Casey Frensz, Marshall Yoes, Matt Lowe, Nick Allen and Ilan Blanck.

The workshop was designed to encourage creativity and fun with music at school, which can be difficult to incorporate during concert performance schedules. The workshop also teaches students about the vast variety and styles of music, and that musical skills learned at school can be built upon with a little jamming practice.

“I think many high school music students don’t really realize what they can do with what they’ve learned,” said band member Ilan Blanck.

Fellow band member Nick Allen agreed. “When I graduated high school, many of the best musicians who had been in school ensembles their whole lives just stopped playing, as soon as they didn’t have the director giving them curriculum. We want to give musicians the practical skills to just play, with their friends and for themselves, beyond your part, which can be a limitation because of how music is often taught at schools,” he said.

Porky’s Groove Machine has released several albums and has toured around the nation. As all the band members are teaching music either at a school or in private lessons, the musicians decided to create the music education workshop to share with students across the Midwest.

The band members agreed that teaching music education is incredibly rewarding.

“We love being able to inject something kind of goofy and different into the school day," band member Matt Lowe said. “We want to show kids how awesome playing music can be and hopefully inspire them to keep playing.”

Fridley High School band director Becca Shuman was glad that this opportunity was provided to her students. She said Porky’s Groove Machine is a perfect example of what you can do with music beyond high school.

“I loved that it showed kids that you don’t just have to limit yourself to one style of music and play in concert bands all the time,” Shuman said.

She added, “I loved that the students get to step out of their comfort zones. That’s the whole point, taking that whole experience and applying it to our music, whether it’s jamming as a group or being creative with improvisation. It’s very helpful to have all those connections be made.”

Shuman said there is a lot of value in learning to play in an improvisation and jamming style.

“Not only is it low pressure and really fun, it’s also great to learn how to communicate within the ensemble and listening and knowing what the other instruments are doing. You’re working as a team rather than just as a bunch of individuals. That’s really helpful for creating that group team effort that we look for in concert bands,” said Shuman.

   

   

   

R.L. Stevenson Elementary School celebrated its African American Parent Involvement Day on Friday, February 16, 2018. Stevenson students in all grades invited their moms and dads in to share their school experience and meet administrators, staff and teachers.

Stevenson's family and cultural liaison Hope Laroche said that National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) is an incredibly important event at Stevenson.

"NAAPID is a day for all parents to come to their child’s school, experience a portion of their child’s day, and support their child’s educational success," said Laroche. She added that the goals of the national event are to address the serious achievement gap facing African American students and promote and provide strategies for all parents and students to take full advantage of the educational process at all levels of the educational system.

"Additionally, we want to promote parent involvement in their child's education," Laroche said. "When parents and schools work together to promote academic achievement, children succeed at higher rates. Student success is our ultimate goal as an institution, and that is why we will continue to encourage and support parental involvement at our school."

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