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:
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Winter Storm Saturn inspires districts, private schools to call it a day.
School districts in Fridley, Columbia Heights, Spring Lake Park and Anoka-Hennepin have closed schools and cancelled classes Tuesday, according to WCCO. Private schools in Fridley have followed suit: Totino-Grace High School, Al-Amal School, Woodcrest Baptist Academy and Calvin Christian High School are also closed Tuesday. The four Fridley-area school districts showed up on school-closed lists between 6 and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Winter Storm Saturn is scheduled to leave about five inches of snow behind when it leaves the area Tuesday after about 18 hours of on-and-off snowfall. How are you coping with the snow and school closures? Leave a comment below.
Friday, January 11, 2013
University of Minnesota study shows how enrollment flows between 'sender' and 'receiver' districts, including the Fridley, Spring Lake Park, Columbia Heights and Anoka-Hennepin districts.
Open enrollment between school districts has increased racial segregation in Twin Cities schools, according to new University of Minnesota research that includes data and analysis of school districts in and around the city of Fridley. Click on the PDF thumbnail at right to see the report Open Enrollment and Racial Segregation by the University of Minnesota Law School's Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity. Read or listen to Minnesota Public Radio's news report on the study . Each of the four school districts whose boundaries include parts of the city of Fridley are mentioned in the report. Here are some excerpts—please leave a comment below. Fridley Public Schools (District 14) are among those gaining the most students from open …
Friday, March 2, 2012
She teaches at the district's Learning Alternatives Community School.
Cheryl Gustafson, a teacher at the Learning Alternatives Community School in the Spring Lake Park School District, is a semifinalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Education Minnesota, the statewide teachers union, made the announcement Thursday. Gustafson is one of 34 teachers selected to advance from a list of candidates the organization named last month. A panel of judges will choose 10 finalists later this month and the group will name its 2012 Teacher of the Year on May 6. Three teachers in Fridley-area schools are candidates for the Teacher of the Year award sponsored by the Education Minnesota teachers union. Other candidates from Fridley-area schools were Callie Bush, a science teacher at Fridley High School, and early …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Sayan Das earned first place in the American Math Challenge.
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 …