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Proud parents and family members watched their kindergarten-ready 4-year-olds graduate from Fridley Preschool on June 6, 2019 in the district auditorium. The 140 preschool students and future Class of 2032, performed songs they had practiced in class and walked across the auditorium stage to receive miniature diplomas from their teachers. Graduation ceremonies were held for both the morning and afternoon preschool sessions.

In 2016, then Governor Mark Dayton and Minnesota state legislators initiated the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK), a program that provided free early childhood education in several school districts across the state. The funding allowed Fridley Public Schools to provide high-quality early learning programming at no cost to families. Fridley Preschool is a 4-star Parent Aware-rated program and ensures that the district’s earliest learners are ready as they step foot into kindergarten. The program also focuses on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Transdisciplinary Themes and Learner Profile values – aligning with the district’s IB program. This readily prepares 3- and 4-year-old students to begin their IB journey.

“Fridley Preschool provides a great foundation for our students in the district and we are so proud to offer this to our families,” said Preschool Principal Jason Bodey. “They begin the IB process at an early age, and our students walk into kindergarten already knowing the IB language and concepts. It really sets them up for success.”

The excited preschool graduates displayed their excitement as they were called “kindergarteners” for the first time at the conclusion of the ceremony. Many of the students will be continuing into the Primary Years Programme at the district’s elementary IB World School -  Hayes and Stevenson elementary schools this fall.

“We would like to thank all of the families for entrusting us with their child for the school year,” said Beckstrand. “We have seen our students grow over the past year, so this has been an extremely proud moment to watch them all as they sang their songs, walked across the stage, and had such a special moment with their teachers and families.”

Fridley Public Schools is an IB World School district that offers the IB Continuum programmes to K-12 students. The IB curriculum framework prepares students for college and careers with rigorous coursework through the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme. IB, an inquiry-led framework, provides a holistic educational experience by focusing on developing the “whole child.”

  

  

  

  

  

Fridley in the News - 2018

 

Fridley elementary students enjoy 'Shop with a Cop' - December 18, 2018
Fridley Alumni Choir holds annual Sterling Performance fundraiser concert - December 11, 2018
Celebrating 50 years of excellence at R. L. Stevenson Elementary - December 10, 2018
Latino Engineering Academic Day opens doors for Fridley High School students - December 9, 2018
Fridley Community Education Senior Program pays tribute to veterans - December 3, 2018
Fridley Public Schools recognizes Distinguished Alumni, Circle of Excellence Award honorees - November 15, 2018
20 Fridley High School students inducted into National Honor Society - November 3, 2018
Fridley Public Schools to honor Distinguished Alumni, Circle of Excellence - October 14, 2018
Get Ready Pathways at Fridley Middle School - October 12, 2018
Fridley Schools Foundation hosts "Get Your Paws Moving" Walk - September 28, 2018
R.L. Stevenson Elementary School receives donation from Minco - September 22, 2018
Fridley Key Club earns 16th Distinguished Club-Diamond Level Award - September 20, 2018
Fridley TRIP raising money to send students on East Coast Trip - September 14, 2018
First days at Fridley Public Schools for students, superintendent - September 13, 2018
Back to School Resource Fair serves Fridley families - September 13, 2018
Fridley Schools Foundation "Get Your Paws Moving" Walk Fundraiser - September 12, 2018

Fridley Lions Club donates to Fridley Public Schools elementary teachers - September 10, 2018
Fridley student selected for Bank of America's Student Leaders program - August 11, 2018
Fridley Key Club member new international president - August 6, 2018
Fridley Middle School holds 8th-grade recognition ceremony - June 22, 2018
Fridley preschoolers celebrate graduation milestone - June 17, 2018
2018 Fridley High School Commencement - June 8, 2018
Stevenson Elementary celebrates student success at Integrity Celebration - June 4, 2018
Fridley Schools Foundation awards teacher innovation grants at Fridley High School - June 4, 2018
Fridley High School seniors honored at 60th Scholastic Achievement and Recognition Banquet - June 2, 2018
Fridley seniors look back, move forward - June 1, 2018

Fridley High School seniors recognized at annual EL graduation celebration - May 30, 2018
Fridley Public Schools honors volunteers at Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - May 23, 2018

Fridley Public Schools hosts Fridley Fine Arts Festival 2018 - May 21, 2018
Fridley Middle School students honored at Academic All-Stars Celebration - May 19, 2018
Fridley High School senior earns third place in Congressional Art Competition - May 16, 2018

Fridley Public Schools to enter third phase of construction - May 15, 2018

Fridley High School athletes sign letters of intent - May 12, 2018
MnACC College Fair comes to Fridley High School - May 7, 2018
Free bike giveaway serves Fridley Public Schools families - May 6, 2018
Fridley High School students present 6th annual Variety Show - May 4, 2018
Fridley students participate in YIG state conference - May 3, 2018
Fridley Middle School students earn third place in math competition - May 1, 2018
Young Women's Group raising money to support clean water efforts in Puerto Rico - April 24, 2018
Hayes students sharpen business acumen during Market Day - April 23, 2018
Fridley Robotics Team advances to state competition - April 21, 2018
Fridley Public Schools announces 2018 Fine Arts Festival - April 17, 2018
Fridley students recognized at the National History Day regional competition - April 16, 2018
Area athletes reel in winter sports postseason awards - April 15, 2018
Minneapolis area Athena award winners selected - April 15, 2018
Governor called on Legislature to protect pre-K programs - April 14, 2018
Fridley Drama presents 'I Remember Mama' - April 13, 2018
Fridley School Board selects Hiel as district's new superintendent - April 13, 2018
Stevenson Elementary students benefit from Outdoor Learning on the Riverfront grant - April 12, 2018 
Fridley High School teacher among semifinalists for 2018 Teacher of the Year - April 7, 2018
Stevenson Elementary assembly inspires students during Black History Month - April 4, 2018
Fridley High School junior earns high honors at Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition - April 3, 2018
Gilreath still thrives from three-point land - April 6, 2018
Fridley students participate in nationwide walk out - March 24, 2018
Code Camp students visit tech company in Minneapolis - March 20, 2018 
Fridley Moore Lake Area Learning Center holds Celebration of Excellence - March 15, 2018 
Former Fridley school bus driver honored for saving kindergartner's life - March 13, 2018  
Fridley nets heavy representation for state boys swimming - March 6, 2018 
Tenth Judicial District hosts community dialogue session - March 3, 2018  
Fridley coaches are 'Trusted Coaches' - March 1, 2018  
Fridley Middle School celebrates African American Parent Involvement Day - February 27, 2018  
Fridley students lead discussion at Black History Month event - February 26, 2018  
Fridley Schools Foundation holds inaugural Black & Gold Gala - February 11, 2018  
District 14 Superintendent Dr. Peggy Flathmann announces retirement - February 9, 2018  
Fridley Middle School held annual Inventors Fair - February 8, 2018   
Fridley High School students present International Baccalaureate MYP Personal Projects - February 3, 2018  
Fridley Community Theater to present 'On Golden Pond' - January 28, 2018  
Hayes among MN schools who 'SKOL' for Vikings - January 21, 2018  
Fridley High School International Baccalaureate Diploma candidates submit Extended Essays - January 8, 2018  
Fridley Middle School 6th graders make scarves for those in need - January 7, 2018


  

Fridley Middle School honored the Class of 2023 at the annual 8th grade recognition ceremony on May 31, 2019. Parents, family and friends gathered in the Fridley High School gym to celebrate this significant milestone.

“We want to take time to celebrate and recognize your growth as learners and young adults over the past four years,” said Principal Amy Cochran. “As your middle school years conclude and your high school experience begins, I want to encourage you to continue to envision your future. Work toward the future that you want and embrace all the hard work required to attain your goals and dreams.”

Recognition was given to students who placed in the History Day competition, performed well at the St. Cloud Math Contest, and those who earned high-achievement in academics. The ceremony also recognized students who participated in various activities, including student council, Builder’s Club, choir and theatre, or earned a high school athletic letter.

Four 8th grade students, Amayramy Ruiz Barrios, Alen Kahrimanovic, Khaliifo Aden and Veronique Kolibe-Gnamikou gave student speeches, all of which reflected on their time at Fridley Middle School, as well as the years ahead. Chosen by the class of 2023, the faculty address was given by science teacher, Ms. Sarah Bennek. 

A total of 239 students received a certificate for completing eighth grade. Click to view full photo album


  

  

  

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