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Gymnasiums at Fridley High School

  • Main gym with seating for up to 500
  • Concession Area
  • Auxiliary gym in close proximity to main gym
  • Locker room facilities available

Gymnasiums at Fridley Middle School

  • Main gym with seating for up to 200
  • Auxiliary gym in close proximity to main gym
  • Locker room facilities available

The Pool at Fridley Middle School

  • Available for private parties and events
  • Lifeguards on duty

Tennis Courts at Fridley High School

  • 6 courts available
  • Reasonably priced

Athletic Fields

  • Football fields
  • Soccer fields
  • Baseball fields
  • Softball fields
  • Multi-use green space
  • Reasonably priced



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

Fridley Public Schools welcomed Todd Tillung, new Director of Finance and Operations, to the administrative team in February 2019. Tillung comes to the district with over 12 years in financial management leadership roles. He oversees the finance, transportation, buildings and grounds, and nutritional services departments in the district. 

Prior to his new role at Fridley, Tillung worked as the Senior Finance Manager for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which provides service to communities around the nation that are impacted by disasters. His recent work led financial support of relief operations in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in response to the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. He also led federal financial oversight in disaster recovery operations in Flint, Michigan and South Carolina for Hurricane Matthew.

He first began his career in financial management in the United States Air Force. Following over 20 years of military service, he worked in financial leadership roles at IBM and the U.S. Department of Defense. 

One of Tillung’s most notable military accomplishments was being selected as the U.S. Air Force Senior Financial Management NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) of the Year in 2003. He earned this annual award based on his leadership efforts at Osan Air Base in South Korea where he also served as a First Sergeant. Tillung worked to create a tiger team that deployed a new case management system to facilitate the processing of personnel and military pay case resolution. The revised system was benchmarked and deployed at all bases across all the Pacific Air Forces Headquarters. Tillung also improved processes that led to increased accuracy rates, reduced processing time and ensured all military members were receiving their rightful earnings.

More recently while working for FEMA, Tillung created a new process within the financial management directorate Field Base Operations division that enabled the organization to accurately capture costs associated with the movement of commodities that FEMA provides to the states.

According to Tillung, working at Fridley Public Schools is an excellent opportunity to continue his career in service.

“My career has always been about serving others, and working for Fridley Public Schools has allowed me to continue that by providing service to students,” Tillung said. “So when students enter the Fridley school system from preschool until they walk across the stage to graduate, we know that we create an environment that allows them to excel and be the best version of themselves so they can continue that success post-high school.”

Tillung added that his goal is to ensure that all decisions are made with a student-centered focus. 

“The benefit of our students will always be our top priority,” he said.  

He has hit the ground running since beginning with Fridley Public Schools at the beginning of this month. Tillung’s aim is to understand the depth of the Fridley community, its schools, and the function of how all departments work together.

“Moving forward, in sync with our Superintendent Dr. Kim Hiel’s vision, we have the potential to create any optimizations needed in the organization,” said Tillung. “We will operate as efficiently as possible and maximize our tax payers dollars to benefit all Fridley students and their future success.” 

Tillung earned his Bachelor's Degree in business administration with a financial management focus from Walden University. He is currently working toward his MBA from Grand Canyon University. 

He and his wife Wendi reside in Rogers and have five adult children: Samantha, David, Michael, Trevor and Gabrielle. In his free time, he likes to enjoy nature and activities on the lake.


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.”







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