The September 11 attacks, the bubonic plague, Rosa Parks, Barbie, and the Cuban Missile Crisis were among the most popular topics selected by eighth grade students for their historical research projects presented at the History Day showcase at Fridley Middle School on Thursday, February 15. This year’s showcase featured 161 students presenting 134 projects illustrating the theme “Turning Points in History.”
Fridley seniors let the good times roll as they celebrated Mardi Gras at the Fridley Community Center on Tuesday, February 13. More than 75 seniors attended this year’s event, hosted annually by Fridley Community Education’s Senior Program.
The 100th day of school is a milestone event for Fridley Preschool students. On February 16, preschool students and their parents/guardians celebrated this occasion by participating in a variety of “100” themed activities in the Fridley Community Center gym.
Parents and guardians joined their students for lunch on February 12 for National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID). Hayes Elementary, Stevenson Elementary and Fridley Middle School students were thrilled to spend time and eat lunch with their parents/guardians. NAAPID is a national event created by Joe Dulin, an educator and principal from Ann Arbor Public Schools, in 1995 as a call to action to get parents more involved in their students’ education. At Fridley Public Schools we invite all parents to participate in this exciting day.
A joyful energy was in the air, as the youngest Fridley learners gathered together for the first ever Fridley Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Friendship Dance. The Fridley (ECFE) Advisory Council hosted the event on Saturday, February 17, in the Fridley Community Center gym.
The Fridley Schools Foundation raised more than $43,000 at its annual Black & Gold Gala at Jax Cafe on Thursday, January 25. The strong showing of support from donors, sponsors and the Fridley community made the first in-person gala since 2020 a smashing success.