• MonApr22 Hayes Spirit Day - Wear green for Earth Day
    • WedApr24 ECFE Baby Class session 3 ends
    • WedApr24 Spring Play 7:00 PMFHS Auditorium
    • ThuApr25 Spring Play 7:00 PMFHS Auditorium
    • FriApr26 Stevenson Box Tops due

Middle Years Programme

Fridley Middle School and Fridley High School are IB World Schools offering the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP). All 5th - 10th grade students participate in the MYP.

The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), for students aged 11 to 16, provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and to become critical and reflective thinkers. In the final year of the program, students also engage in a personal project, through which they will demonstrate the understandings and skills they have developed throughout the program.


  • We encourage international-mindedness in IB MYP students, starting with a foundation in their own language and culture.
  • We encourage a positive attitude to learning by challenging students to solve problems, show creativity and resourcefulness, and participate actively in their communities.
  • We reflect real life by providing a framework that allows students to see the connections among the subjects themselves, and between the subjects and real issues.
  • We support the development of communication skills to encourage inquiry, understanding, language acquisition, and to allow student reflection and expression.
  • Through the learner profile, we emphasize the development of the whole student—physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.


Teaching and learning in the MYP is conceptual.  It is focused through powerful organizing ideas—KEY CONCEPTS—that have importance within and across subject areas.  These key concepts are big ideas that reach beyond national and cultural boundaries.  Using these concepts as a point of entry for inquiry, students will engage with complex ideas and develop deep understandings that transfer to new contexts.  The sixteen KEY CONCEPTS of the MYP are found in the chart below.










Global Interactions





Time, Place, and Space



Global contexts in the MYP connect learning in all subject groups to powerful themes of global significance.  They serve as common points of entry for inquiry and promote international mindedness.   For each unit, teachers will identify one global context that establishes a focus for meaningful teaching and learning.

Questions about the Middle Years Programme? Contact
Kari Reiter: kari.reiter@fridley.k12.mn.us

High School Announcements

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Finish the week with Flashback Friday! Go out with a bang and express your age or express a different time period - past, present or future! The choice is yours.

Celebrate your religious culture by wearing white on Wednesday the 1st of May! There will be a Kahoot game in the media center during the second half of lunch and a sign up to try fasting for Ramadan. Use this link to fill out a form to win a prize! http://tinyurl.com/yy5mutrv 


Celebrate where you are from by wearing the colors that represent your national or ethnic culture.  Showcase your culture by performing in our Culture Week performance in the Auditorium after school!

We will focus on empowerment and symbolism in the LGBTQ community! You can have a chance to speak about your own experiences and view a slideshow highlighting important LGBTQ events. This day is all about respect and understanding.


Kick off Culture Week by learning about the roles family members play in different cultures through a scavenger hunt and tell us about your own family!

Pre-ACT is Wednesday! Check out where you will be testing - List outside of SSS office!

Reminder to sign-up with Sharon in the main office if you are interested in auditioning for Commencement Speaker or MC. Auditions are during lunch on Thursday, April 25th and Friday, April 26th.

Reminder that ACT testing will be on Wednesday. Be on-time! Bring a calculator! Leave cell phone off and away from testing location. Class assignments are hanging up outside of SSS office. Check out where you will be testing.

FFAF is Saturday May 4th at the HS from 6-8. The theme is United by the Arts and show is free. Be there to see and hear the amazing student artists from our district, to create your own art, and to enjoy a free hot dog dinner!

ni hao (你好, Hello)! Have you played Chinese diabolos yet? Come experience it with us on Monday 4/22 at Chinese classroom 162 at 3PM; and plus, you may also enjoy weaving an artistic grasshopper to bring it home! Chinese snack will be served. :)

The FHS drama spring show opens this Wednesday the 24th and runs through Friday the 26th. The show starts at 7, and student tickets are $2 with your ID. Go and support your classmates as they present this powerful story of Polish Jews attempting to escape Nazi persecution.

Did you know making 1/4 lb of ground beef (about the size of a hamburger) uses as much energy as it takes to power an iPhone for 6 months?! To celebrate Earth Day today enjoy a cheese quesadilla for Meatless Monday or local turkey burger for lunch.

Any senior who has been accepted to a College or University and has committed to play a sport should contact the Activities Office by Thursday, April 25.

The Signing Day Celebration Breakfast will be on May 8 at 7:30 in the Media Center.

There's still time to sign up for the Fridley Marching Tigers! See Ms. Shuman or Ms. Zeleny for info about Color Guard, Drumline, and Marching Band.

Want to win a pair of Beats by Dre headphones? If you recycle correctly in the cafe this week you could get a ticket from a staff member to be entered to win a pair of headphones! If you're not sure what to do, ask a staff member!

TIGERS United is putting on its first annual Culture Week next week, 4/29-5/3, to celebrate the amazing diversity at FHS. Take a look at the signs in the cafeteria for more Check out this video to learn more about how you can participate- click on this link https://drive.google.com/open?id=1liDp3eMwVg1DgKy78tVESH0pVRjkQNtP

Auditions for Culture Night start today during lunch. Sign up outside of Ms. Sneider’s room- 144.

Come celebrate Earth Week at lunch!

 Science club will be hosting events and selling shirts outside the Media Center for $12 every day at lunch.

Today, Monday:  Watch the Lorax in the auditorium

Tuesday: Make seed bombs to take with you

Thursday: Earth Day coloring sheets

Friday: chalk in the courtyard with performances by the PAC


Tickets for prom are on sale during lunch through the 26th except on the 24th. Tickets are $40.00 per ticket. Prom will be at the Minneapolis City Hall.   Please see Ms. Lowry if you have any questions.

Attention Juniors and Seniors Please Vote for this year's Prom King and Queen. www.tinyurl.com/fhsvote2019 You will need to use your school gmail address and can only vote once.

On Earth Day, April 22, IN ONE WEEK, FHS starts recycling in the cafe. That means all EMPTY BOTTLES, CARDBOARD CARTONS (like milk), CANS, and PAPER will go in the BLUE recycling cans. No liquids allowed so dump them in the bucket next to the pail. Students who correctly recycle will be given a ticket to enter to win a drawing for a pair of Beats by Dre headphones.

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