Tuesday, April 30, 2013
You don't have to wait until prom night 2013 to share those awesome pics. Share the fun of picking out that dress, snagging those designer shoes or picking out that really retro suit from Goodwill!
Totino Grace's prom, the glamour event of the year for students and their families, is Saturday. It's one long photo op, and Inver Grove Heights Patch is the perfect place to share them with the community. There's no limit on the number of photos you can add. Share your shots from: And this isn't just for kids! Parents, you can upload your "classic" prom pictures. We had some great shots last year! Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the left and show off those awesome pics!
Indoor "picnic" will feature, silent auction, raffles, and the Tiger's new Defensive Coordinator, Justin Reese.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The state representative from Fridley made the comments in a floor speech.
State Rep. Connie Bernardy gave a speech on the floor of the Minnesota House of Representatives last week—"during our discussion around the education bill. I spoke up to support the investments we're making in our schools," she said. An excerpt: "I'm very, very proud and honored to be a part of a community that played a role in developing this bill, that came before the Legislature to testify on the innovations and the bold things they're doing in the districts. From our students to our parents to our teachers, our school administrators, school boards and parents. I represent a diverse school district, being a medium sized school district across the state but actually small for the metro area. ... I find it intriguing that one of the …
Do the discussions taking place bring people together or tear them apart?
Race has been an inflammatory subject in local schools over the past few months. On Friday, about 150 Hopkins High School students walked out to protest what called the school’s unfair treatment of minority students. The protest followed news the week before that prosecutors had charged two Hopkins students with misdemeanors after a confrontation in the assistant principal's office over the school’s handling of an incident in which they say several white students mocked black culture. The two students accused Hopkins ski team members of organizing a "ghetto spirit day." The ski team members say it was actually called “rapper day.” Hopkins is not the only school facing such controversies. In March, about 300 South High School students from …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Only one was wearing a seatbelt. A 4 year old and four teens are among the injured. The driver had been drinking, according to MN State Patrol.
Below are details from the Minnesota State Patrol about the SUV rollover at I-694 and University Avenue NE in Fridley. UPDATE (April 28): Driver, 4-year-old from Fridley SUV Rollover in Critical Condition UPDATE (April 29): 4-Year-Old Only Victim Listed as Critical Two Days after Fridley SUV Rollover All seven of the people in the vehicle, including the driver, were seriously hurt. The State Patrol said alcohol was detected in the driver's system. View a Storify of images from the scene above or at Storify.com. Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol reported on Twitter: "7 total in veh, not 8, 1 belted, 4 yr old boy among severely inj was not in car seat or seatbelt." Incident Description: 1 VEHICLE ROLLOVER ON SOUTH BOUND …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Aliya Tourville of FHS participated in "An Artistic Discovery," along with students from Al-Amal School and Columbia Heights High School.
Fridley High School student Aliya Tourville placed second in An Artistic Discovery, the annual Congressional Art Competition among students in Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District. Other Fridley-area students participating in the competition included Sidhra Musari of Al-Amal School and Deandra Bardell and Andrea Pamo of Columbia Heights High School. A Shadow's Offering by Southwest High School sophomore Grace Miller placed first and will hang on exhibit at the U.S. Capitol for one year. Marissa Nicol, also from Southwest High School, placed third. See a gallery of photos from the annual Arts Education Forum and awards reception on Tuesday.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
His accomplishments in sports, in the classroom and in the community caught the TV station's attention.
Fridley High School senior Max Fite's accomplishments in and out of athletic competition earned him a spot as an "Academic All-Star" at KARE 11: A member of the National Honor Society with a weighted GPA in excess of 4.0, Max says, he's just tried to make the most of what Fridley High School had to offer. "I think it's the student and it's what you make of it," says Max. "I tried making the most of what they've got here at Fridley, a small, suburban school and you can do wonderful things if you have the right mindset." See the full report at kare11.com.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
This week's compilation includes voting for Vikings cheerleaders, Gov. Dayton congratulating wrestlers, WhirlyBall opening and a new bakery opens.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Marathon Suspect Shootout Witness Is Andrew Kitzenberg from Edina The Breck School alum photographed a clash in Watertown, MA, between police and the men they suspect of bombing the Boston Marathon. Boston Marathon Explosions: Minnesota Runners and Residents Recount Experience, Share Updates Two explosions occurred the afternoon of Monday, April 15, 2013 near the marathon finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, MA. Wayzata Boston Marathon Runner to KSTP: 'Sounded…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Winter's last gasp is mucking up roads and some students' schedules.
The Anoka-Hennepin School District has called a snow day for Friday, according to local media lists, closing schools including Adams Elementary just north of Fridley which draws some Fridley residents. Also closed Friday is Calvin Christian High School in Fridley. Totino-Grace High School in Fridley will start two hours late on Friday, April 20, 2013, according to KARE11.com, as Minnesota deals with a springtime winter storm. Commuters can expect a tough slog through the snow that has fallen along with rain, sleet and hail over the last 24 hours. Overnight, a snowplow truck caught fire and was fully engulfed on East River Road north of Fridley, according to a scanner report. Check back here for updates on any other delayed school starts or…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The National Weather Service in Chanahassen has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of East and Central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities. The storm will hit Thursday night into Friday morning.
At this point, we may all be April's fools. The second major snowfall in a little more than a week is expected to slam into the Twin Cities area Thursday night and drop up to six inches of fresh snow on Fridley by Friday morning, marking the second straight Friday residents here will wake up to white. While last Thursday's snow totals came in under forecasted amounts, this storm is packing some moisture with it, and the Twin Cities area should see snow beginning Thursday night and extending into Friday. That should create yet another messy, miserable commute for Friday morning as well. Talk back to winter. Leave a comment below. The official weather statement, via the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/…