Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet
October 26, 2018


Fridley Public Schools will honor six Distinguished Alumni selected for their accomplishments since high school graduation; their personal attributes, which align with the International Baccalaureate Program; and their contributions to their communities. Click here for more information or click here to purchase tickets.

    • MonOct22 Dance Team (7-12) begins Fridley High School
    • TueOct23 Kid's Apple Run CHANGED: This event has been changed. 4:00 PMCommons Park
    • TueOct23 High School Music Concert 7:00 PMHigh school auditorium
    • WedOct24 ECFE Baby Class begins Fridley Community Center
    • ThuOct25 FMS EL Family Night 5:00 PM to 7:00 PMFridley Middle School

Fridley Event Services

Looking for a place to host your next event?

Rental opportunities are available through Fridley Event Services. Our facilities are an excellent option for any group large or small!

Whether you are planning to host a conference, banquet, meeting, training, private party, performance (theatre, dance, and concert) or athletic event we have the space that is right for you! Our facilities are conveniently located, easily-accessible and fully serviced.

We can accommodate groups looking for a location to meet once, weekly, monthly, or annually. Our service stands out because of the personal attention our customers receive in all phases of the planning process as well as during and after their event.

Our goal is to partner with you in each stage of the planning process to ensure your event is the absolute best it can be!

Our facilities include the following amenities:
• LCD projection equipment and screen
• Sound system
• Wireless microphones
• High speed, wireless internet

Information, Tours and Bookings

Maggie Chandler, Coordinator
Fridley Community Center
6085 Seventh Street NE
Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: 763 502-5162

Dan Wold, Auditorium & Events Coordinator
Fridley District Auditorium
6000 West Moore Lake Drive
Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: 763 502-5631

Locations

FRIDLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

6085 Seventh Street NE Fridley, MN 55432
Conveniently located approximately one mile
north of Highway 694 on 61st Ave NE

FRIDLEY HIGH SCHOOL

6000 West Moore Lake Dr. Fridley, MN 55432
Conveniently located approximately 1/2 mile
north of Highway 694 West Moore Lake Dr.

FRIDLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

6100 West Moore Lake Dr. Fridley, MN 55432
Conveniently located approximately 3/4 mile
north of Highway 694 West Moore Lake Dr.


Senator Carolyn Laine and Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson visited Fridley High School on October 11, 2018 and learned first-hand how a state grant awarded to Fridley Public Schools in 2018 is making a difference in food preparation for students.  Laine and Frederickson’s visit to Fridley included representatives from the Minnesota Department of Education, the Department of Agriculture, Anoka County SHIP (Statewide Health Improvement Partnership) program, and locally grown produce vendors The Good Acre and Pine Tree Apple Orchard.

The AGRI (Agriculture, Growth, Research, and Innovation) Farm to School grant works with Minnesota school districts that process and serve agricultural products from local growers.  The grant, which was written by the Anoka County SHIP program, helps purchase updated equipment, pay for additional training and develop policies.  The Department of Agriculture awarded the district $17,924.  Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Center for Prevention contributed an additional $11,113.  Fridley was able to provide a cash match of $6,811.44, to make the total $35,848.87 to complete the project, which also included installation costs.

For Fridley High School, the funds enabled the purchase of innovative equipment: a Rational combi oven, a Robot-Coupe food processor, and storage bins for prepped foods.  Mary Mueller, Director of Nutritional Services at Fridley Public Schools, told the visitors how the modern devices have improved the high school’s ability to serve students.

“It’s made the work flow more efficient,” Mueller said of the combi oven, which is used to quickly heat and steam food in large scale.  “The end product is higher quality; it retains the nutrients more.  We no longer have to cook meats, freeze them, then thaw and reheat them the next morning.”

“I’m really excited to see this new equipment in action,” Commissioner Frederickson said of the purchases from the grant.  “It cuts down handling time and it’s wonderful to see the nutritional services staff enjoying these new tools.”

Senator Laine agreed.  “You can’t expect people to serve hundreds of children unless they have the equipment to cook effectively,” she said.  “This oven can cook turkey overnight so that it’s tender and ready to go... it’s amazing.”

The tour also coincided with the Great Lakes Apple Crunch, a movement throughout the Upper Midwest where people bite into an apple at noon in a united salute to support local farmers, grow healthy eaters, and build strong communities.  Last October, over 1.5 million students, children, teachers and good food supporters across the region joined in.  Bill Jacobson of Pine Tree Apple Orchard was on hand with a box of fresh Haralson and SweeTango apples.  He led a group of high schoolers in taking a bite together.

Jacobson’s orchard is the district’s vendor for fresh apples.  The visit was his first opportunity to personally step into a Fridley school and meet the students who enjoy his family-owned produce on a daily basis.

“We’ve been working with Fridley Schools since 2010 and it’s been a great partnership,” he said.  “It’s so rewarding to see our apples ending up in the schools.  We’re happy to be a part of it!”

The group ate a school lunch in the high school cafeteria.  As they were introduced to the nutritional staff who prepared the food, the visitors broke into applause in appreciation for the quality of food offered to students and staff.

Senator Laine was impressed with the menu.  “This is incredible,” she said.  “All kids should have access to fresh foods like this.  The students look happy.  It’s wonderful.”

Commissioner Frederickson, who grew up in a farming family, was also pleased with what’s being offered to Fridley students for lunches.

“The more we change, the more we go back to how it used to be [serving locally grown food instead of mass produced, packaged foods],” he said.  “There’s a new focus on local foods.  Schools benefit, and I firmly believe the kids benefit from trying new things.”

For Maggie Maggio, who has a dual role as both a high school nutrition teacher and a district nutrition coordinator, the opportunity to have local growers and state representatives learn about Fridley’s food program was educational all around.

“It’s not just us here that care about what the kids eat and what they learn,” she said.  “It was great to show the quality of meals we are able to serve every day.”


Photo above: (from left to right) Fridley Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kim Hiel, Pine Tree Apple Orchard owner Bill Jacobson, Senator Carolyn Laine, Fridley Public Schools Director of Nutritional Services Mary Mueller and Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson.


  

Left photo: Fridley Public Schools Director of Nutritional Services Mary Mueller shows the group how the Robot-Coupe food processor operates. The Robot-Coupe was purchased from the AGRI Farm to School grant that was awarded to Fridley Public Schools earlier this year. Right photo: Bill Jacobson, who owns Pine Tree Apple Orchard, crunches into a home-grown apple with Fridley High School students during the Great Lakes Apple Crunch. Jacobson's orchard is the district's vendor for fresh apples.

  
Left photo: Fridley Public Schools' special guests ate in the cafeteria to get a taste of the impressive lunch menu that the Fridley Public Schools Nutritional Services team is able to offer, filled with locally-sourced and healthy choices. Right photo: Fridley Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kim Hiel and Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture Whitney Place



Fridley Public Schools staff and students are participating in the Fridley Idea Lab, a crowd-based innovation program. We recognize the potential of our employees and students to propose ideas that can lead to new services, new systems, or better efficiencies in the way we work together.

The Fridley Idea Lab gives our staff and students a place to share their ideas with colleagues in an open digital environment. When ideas start to gather broad support, the likelihood that the idea will move forward into the testing and implementation phases increases.

Process Timeline:

Phase 1: Idea Submission - October 15-26
Put your ideas into the lab!
Ideas are creative and can be implemented in a lean way.

Phase 2: Pair Matrix Voting - October 29-November 5
Vote on ideas - Ideas rise to the top.

Phase 3: Implementation - January 2019
Ideas are implemented - Ideas are finetuned


Click here to submit your ideas into the Idea Lab

Who: Captains & Managers of all Fall Activities & Sports

What: Get photos taken for the Yearbook

When: Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 1st half of One Lunch

Where: Lab 139 (Photo Lab)

Please wear your uniform or Fridley gear for the photo!

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