Thursday, December 20, 2012
Classes will go on as scheduled. Threats keyed to Dec. 21 Mayan 'Doomsday' are affecting other districts too, police said. Read the District 16 message to parents.
A threat Thursday against Spring Lake Park High School "was evaluated and is no threat," according to District 16 school board vice chair John Stroebel. The district used its rapid response system to send emails and automated phone calls to parents, he said, with the message that the threat was "more a rumor ... more hoax than anything." See the District 16 email message below. Schools will be open as scheduled Friday, he said: "Everything's normal." Police 'Well Aware' A Spring Lake Park Police Department spokesman confirmed the threat. "We're well aware of it," he said. "It's not really anything substantial ... that anything's going to happen." The department had received about five calls, he said. "Tomorrow is 'Doomsday,' and all over …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Spring Lake Park School District, which includes part of the city of Fridley, is rolling out the levy-funded technology program in phases.
Spring Lake Park schools started the process of putting an iPad in the hands of each student in grades 3–12 Monday, with 500 students at Westwood Middle and Westwood Intermediate schools. It's the first phase in a multiphase rollout of the district's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative, funded by a 2011 referendum that voters in the district (which includes part of the City of Fridley) approved in the November 2011 election.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Levy for Learning and Capital Project/Technology Levy on ballot
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 second in a series on those levies and highlights information from the Spring Lake Park School District. On Nov. 8, Spring Lake Park School District residents will be voting on two questions: Spring Lake Park’s current level of Levy for Learning funding is $855 per student. If it expires before it is renewed, funding would drop to $330 per student. This levy is used basically to fund teachers and educational support staff. It is equivalent to approximately 45 teaching positions. If this levy expires there would be $2.8 million in annual cuts resulting …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Voters in District 16 that includes part of Fridley will cast ballots Tuesday.
Fridley residents will vote Tuesday for school board members in three districts, but in only one district—Spring Lake Park (District 16)—are there more candidates than seats up for election. In the Fridley School District there are three candidates for three seats, and in Fridley's part of the Anoka-Hennepin School District the incumbent, Scott Wenzel, is running unopposed. But six candidates are running for three seats in the Spring Lake Park district, which includes an area of northern Fridley. See candidate information sheets from all six in the PDFs attached to this post. Five of the candidates participated in a candidate forum Oct. 24 at District 16 headquarters. You can see their responses to questions at the forum in the video …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Test results were released this month.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Twenty years ago Fridley was the place for a pro wrestling championship match.
Here are a few of the ways Fridley made news online in the past day.