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Fridley Public Schools families can apply now for Educational Benefits. Beginning July 1, 2019, Fridley Public Schools families will receive a paper application in the mail. Families can also complete the application online. Submitting this application provides our district with additional funding that directly supports our schools and our students’ education.

This funding helps support:

  • Lower instructor-to-learner ratios
  • Additional teachers for reading intervention & extended math instruction
  • Student support services (deans & counselors)
  • Supporting direct instruction for English language learners

A new application must be completed every school year. Families who qualify will be eligible to receive free or reduced-priced school meals for the 2019-20 school year.

To apply online:

  • Parents/guardians need their student’s PERSON ID# to apply.
  • Household income level
  • Only complete one application per family
  • Online application process will take 10-15 minutes
  • If you need help, please contact the Nutritional Services Department at: 763-502-5022 or 763-502-5028.           

Please click here to complete and submit your application: Apply now (https://fridley.payschools.com/)

To complete a paper application:

  • You will receive a paper copy of the application in the mail the week of July 1, 2019.
  • Please return completed application to any district school office or the enrollment center.
  • You can also mail the form to: Fridley ISD 14, Nutritional Services, 6000 West Moore Lake Drive, Fridley, MN 55432

  

Proud parents and family members watched their kindergarten-ready 4-year-olds graduate from Fridley Preschool on June 6, 2019 in the district auditorium. The 140 preschool students and future Class of 2032, performed songs they had practiced in class and walked across the auditorium stage to receive miniature diplomas from their teachers. Graduation ceremonies were held for both the morning and afternoon preschool sessions.

In 2016, then Governor Mark Dayton and Minnesota state legislators initiated the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK), a program that provided free early childhood education in several school districts across the state. The funding allowed Fridley Public Schools to provide high-quality early learning programming at no cost to families. Fridley Preschool is a 4-star Parent Aware-rated program and ensures that the district’s earliest learners are ready as they step foot into kindergarten. The program also focuses on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Transdisciplinary Themes and Learner Profile values – aligning with the district’s IB program. This readily prepares 3- and 4-year-old students to begin their IB journey.

“Fridley Preschool provides a great foundation for our students in the district and we are so proud to offer this to our families,” said Preschool Principal Jason Bodey. “They begin the IB process at an early age, and our students walk into kindergarten already knowing the IB language and concepts. It really sets them up for success.”

The excited preschool graduates displayed their excitement as they were called “kindergarteners” for the first time at the conclusion of the ceremony. Many of the students will be continuing into the Primary Years Programme at the district’s elementary IB World School -  Hayes and Stevenson elementary schools this fall.

“We would like to thank all of the families for entrusting us with their child for the school year,” said Beckstrand. “We have seen our students grow over the past year, so this has been an extremely proud moment to watch them all as they sang their songs, walked across the stage, and had such a special moment with their teachers and families.”

Fridley Public Schools is an IB World School district that offers the IB Continuum programmes to K-12 students. The IB curriculum framework prepares students for college and careers with rigorous coursework through the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme. IB, an inquiry-led framework, provides a holistic educational experience by focusing on developing the “whole child.”

  

  

  

  

  

  

Fridley Middle School honored the Class of 2023 at the annual 8th grade recognition ceremony on May 31, 2019. Parents, family and friends gathered in the Fridley High School gym to celebrate this significant milestone.

“We want to take time to celebrate and recognize your growth as learners and young adults over the past four years,” said Principal Amy Cochran. “As your middle school years conclude and your high school experience begins, I want to encourage you to continue to envision your future. Work toward the future that you want and embrace all the hard work required to attain your goals and dreams.”

Recognition was given to students who placed in the History Day competition, performed well at the St. Cloud Math Contest, and those who earned high-achievement in academics. The ceremony also recognized students who participated in various activities, including student council, Builder’s Club, choir and theatre, or earned a high school athletic letter.

Four 8th grade students, Amayramy Ruiz Barrios, Alen Kahrimanovic, Khaliifo Aden and Veronique Kolibe-Gnamikou gave student speeches, all of which reflected on their time at Fridley Middle School, as well as the years ahead. Chosen by the class of 2023, the faculty address was given by science teacher, Ms. Sarah Bennek. 

A total of 239 students received a certificate for completing eighth grade. Click to view full photo album


  

  

  

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An annual tradition, Fridley High School seniors took one last lap around their former elementary schools before graduating. The soon-to-be-alumni visited Hayes Elementary School on May 23, 2019 and Stevenson Elementary School on May 24.

Elementary students and staff members were thrilled to greet the graduates - lining the hallways to give high fives and cheers.

Seniors celebrated their commencement on May 30, 2019. Congratulations Class of 2019!

View photos from Hayes Elementary

View photos from Stevenson Elementary

  

  

  



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