Thursday, March 7, 2013
Classes were cancelled at four local districts (Anoka-Hennepin, Fridley, Columbia Heights and Spring Lake Park) and four private schools in Fridley (Al-Amal, Calvin Christian, Woodcrest Baptist and Totino-Grace).
Read tweets from students who got to sleep in on Tuesday's snow day at Fridley-area schools in the Storify above or at Storify.com. In the window above, use the scroll bar at right and click on "Read Next Page" to see tweets by students from districts and private schools in this order: Related:
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Stan Mraz teaches science at North Park in District 13 (Columbia Heights). John Keran teaches fourth grade at Adams in District 11 (Anoka-Hennepin).
Two Fridley-area elementary school teachers are candidates for 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, the teachers union Education Minnesota announced Thursday: Education Minnesota nominated 135 teachers from across the state for 2013 Teacher of the year, the organization said in a press release. A 25-member panel of community leaders will name semifinalists and finalists in coming weeks, with the Teacher of the Year announced at a ceremony May 5 in Brooklyn Park.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
WCCO-TV's Jason DeRusha had the answer for Tim Simonson's 5th graders, many of whom live in Fridley.
Kids at Adams Elementary School in Coon Rapids, just north of Fridley, emailed a "Good Question" to WCCO-TV reporter Jason DeRusha, who has a regular segment by that name: "How do ducks survive swimming in near freezing water?" Do you know the answer? See the WCCO-TV Good Question video clip here. Thanks to teacher Tim Simonson for posting the WCCO-TV segment at the Fridley Patch Facebook page. "About 1/3 of these students live in Fridley," Simonson said.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Do you agree with voters in Spring Lake Park, Fridley, Anoka-Hennepin districts?
What is your reaction to the results of Tuesday's elections in three local school districts—Fridley, Spring Lake Park and Anoka-Hennepin? Did you support the levies that passed? How do you feel about the school boards in Spring Lake Park, Fridley and Anoka-Hennepin? What did you think about the turnout at the polls? Leave a comment below. Here are a few responses to start off the discussion. Union Leader Julie Blaha, president of Education Minnesota's local for teachers in the Anoka-Hennepin school district, said in an interview late Tuesday night: I'm relieved and grateful to the community for renewing our levy. I'm really grateful we can keep our head above water. ... Question 3 [which didn't pass] was harder to understand for people. …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Vranish, Hennen, Amundsen win SLP board seats.
Voters in the Fridley, Spring Lake Park and Anoka-Hennepin school districts gave thumbs up to levy ballot questions Tuesday. In the Spring Lake Park district, Amy Hennen, Colleen Vranish and Jim Amundsen won election to the school board. Here are the complete (but unofficial) election results from school districts in the city of Fridley. Parts of Fridley are in four school districts, three of which held elections Tuesday: Fridley (District 14), Spring Lake Park (District 16) and Anoka-Hennepin (District 11). FRIDLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT (District 14) Both ballot questions PASS. Fridley Ballot Question 1: Yes 1,435; No 516 Fridley Ballot Qustion 2:Yes 1,417; No 540 Fridley School Board (three seats): Riddle 1,137; Bischke 1,161; Sampson 1,231…
Levies and school board seats on Fridley, Spring Lake Park, Anoka-Hennepin school district ballots.
Voters streamed into polling places in Fridley Tuesday in numbers great enough that one election judge likened the crowd to what she sees in a national election year. Polls remain open until 8 p.m. Tuesday. For information about where to vote and what's on the ballot in different parts of Fridley, click here. "It's been crazy—in a good way," said Kathy Svandy, head election judge at Fridley High School, the one polling place for residents of the Fridley School District. "It's just as busy as in a presidential election." The polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday. By 1:30 p.m., more than 800 people had voted at Fridley High School, Svandy said. "That's a lot," she said, adding that the polling place had long since passed the 300 or so voters they …
Polls are open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. for people in the Fridley, Spring Lake Park and Anoka-Hennepin districts.
Residents across most of Fridley have the chance to vote Tuesday on school-district levy questions as well as school board candidates. Three of the city's four school districts—Fridley (District 14), Spring Lake Park (District 16) and Anoka-Hennepin (District 11)—are holding elections. Only Columbia Heights (District 13) is not. All three school districts have levy referendum questions on their ballots. All three also have school board candidates on their ballots, but only the Spring Lake Park district has more candidates than seats up for election. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can register to vote at your polling place with proof of residency. The polling places for each school district are (see map at lower right): See …
Monday, November 7, 2011
The third referendum question is contingent on the first one passing.
Fridley residents in three school districts—Fridley (District 14), Spring Lake Park (District 16) and Anoka-Hennepin (District 11)—will be voting on school tax levies on Nov. 8. This is the third in a series on those levies and highlights information from the Anoka-Hennepin School District. On Nov. 8, Anoka-Hennepin School District residents will be voting on three levy questions. The first would maintain a 2007 voter-approved levy that is expiring in 2013. It would maintain class size and educational programs and prevent layoffs that would total 20 percent of Anoka-Hennepin’s teaching staff, according to the district. There would be no tax increase with this levy. The second is a technology levy. It would improve technology by providing …