• MonFeb18 NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day (Tiger Club CLOSED)
    • 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

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.

HOW IS THE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME UNIQUE?

  • 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.

KEY CONCEPTS

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.

Aesthetics

Change

Communication

Communities

Connections

Creativity

Culture

Development

Form

Global Interactions

Identity

Logic

Perspective

Relationships

Time, Place, and Space

Systems


GLOBAL CONTEXTS

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



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All Link Crew leaders - we need some help with the upcoming 8th grade tours on Feb 20th.   There will be a meeting during the first half of lunch this Thursday in Mr. Terebayza's room - 171 - to discuss jobs and signing up for shifts. See you there!

Reminder to order uniforms before Feb 18th. Also sign up for Sunday night practices during lunch in room 119. See Mr. Branitski if you have any questions. 

There will be no Native group this Tues, Feb 12, at lunch. However, we will be meeting each Tuesday at lunch in the Art room #134 starting again next week - February 19. All students who identify as Native - be sure to stop by each Tuesday!

Film Club will have three more outings to the movies before the end of the school year. All are welcome to come along to these events: 3/15 - Captain Marvel 4/26 - Avengers 5/31 - Godzilla. For more information about it see Valentae Morehead or Mr. Haaheim

Fridley Students, Staff and Families can purchase Computers and receive discounted pricing through FireFly Computers by using the following link: http://fireflyadvantage.com/fridley

Fridley Students, Staff and Families can purchase Apple Products and receive Education Pricing by using the Education link: https://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop

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