Congratulations to Christina Huynh, our October Employee of the Month, who works as a lunch and recess supervisor at Stevenson Elementary School.
“Christina goes above and beyond as she has become a leader in her role,” said Veronica Mathison, principal at Stevenson Elementary. “She acts with kindness, patience, and brings calm to a space filled with voices and constant activity.”
Fridley High School’s chapter of the Minnesota Honor Society, in partnership with the American Red Cross, hosted its biannual blood drive in the school gymnasium on Friday, November 17. Sixty-six FHS students and staff chose to donate blood, with 43 first-time donors. In total, 43 pints of blood were donated, which will make a positive impact on the lives of more than 120 people.
Students enrolled in the Fridley High School Chinese language program traveled to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Asia Mall for a field trip on Friday, November 10. “Through this field trip, students gained an authentic experience related to their lessons,” said Hsiao-hsuan Huang, Chinese language teacher at FHS.
Excited third grade students at Hayes and Stevenson Elementary welcomed members of the Fridley-Columbia Heights Rotary into their schools on Wednesday, November 8. Rotary member’s generously gave each third grade student their own copy of A Student’s Dictionary. This tradition is now in its 14th year.
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, voters chose three candidates to serve on the Fridley School Board, including reelecting Board Clerk Jake Karnopp to a second term, and electing first-time candidates Sara Jones and Erik Keeler. Jones has served as an interim board director since her appointment this summer to fill the seat vacated by Donna Prewedo.
On October 27, Fridley High School hosted an in-school college fair, offering students a unique opportunity to explore their postsecondary options firsthand. Students gained valuable information about their potential future academic endeavors.