Friends School of Minnesota Blog

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Rocket Launch!

Friends School of Minnesota 6th and 8th graders finished our third round of rocket experiments! They blasted off for the final time after creating their own original design. 

Participate in the Million Milkweed for Monarchs Challenge

Help FSM’s Environmental Action Club by participating in the Great River Greening’s Million Milkweed Challenge 2016. The monarch population is on the decline, and common milkweed is an important food source for monarch caterpillars. Great River Greening needs volunteers to help collect milkweed seeds to be planted along the Mississippi River to help increase monarch habitat. The organization’s goal is to collect 1,000,000,000 common milkweed seeds to plant.

First Day of Kindergarten 2016-17

There is nothing better than the first day of school! Seeing the new kindergarteners digging into their next adventure renews all of us at Friends School of Minnesota. We look forward to another great school year watching all our students grow and learn. \

Summer Curriculum Work

Over the summer, Friends School of Minnesota teachers worked on revising the 3rd and 4th grade social studies curriculum and developing new benchmark assessment for middle school humanities.