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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.

Arts Field Trip in Lowertown St. Paul

Friends School of Minnesota seventh and eighth graders enjoyed a full day of arts on their field trip in downtown St. Paul. They took the Green Line train from school to Lowertown, met and worked with local creative artists, and had a picnic lunch in Mears Park. Bellows Recording Studio Students visited Bellows Recording studio. They met drummer/composer Graham O’Brien and worked collaboratively with him to compose using samples and an acoustic drum.. Read More

Upcoming Performances by FSM Alumni

Abby Palen (Class of 2013) will play Ann Putnam in St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artist’s J-term production of The Crucible. Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 5:00 PM The LAB Theater 700 N 1st Street Minneapolis, MN  55401 Estimated run time: 90 minutes, no intermission. Most appropriate for audiences 13+ for mature themes. Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets online. *****  Zach Sain and Paige.. Read More

Talia is Reno Sweeney in SPCPA’s Anything Goes!

Friends School of Minnesota alumna Talia Fossum-Wernick (Class of 2011) is playing nightclub singer Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes for St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists‘s January performance term (or J-Term).  Anything Goes is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Talia is a senior at SPCPA and would love seeing of her FSM friends and teachers at the performance! Tickets for Anything Goes can be purchased online from Brown.. Read More

Music Teacher Brad Sings and Conducts – Two Holiday Programs

Friends School of Minnesota music teacher Brad Bradshaw will be singing and conducting in two programs this month.  They are free and open to the public. Brad says: I hope that if you have some spare time, and want to just sit back and listen to some gorgeous music, you might come to hear me sing or conduct.  I would love to share these two profound and beautiful performances with.. Read More

Alumna Alison in Dracula: The Musical

Come see Alison Stemple (FSM Class of 2012) in Youth Performance Company’s production of Dracula: The Musical. She plays two supporting roles in the production.  October 10 – November 1, 2014 “The world’s favorite vampire finally changes for the better in this upbeat and hilarious musical spoof of Dracula. We follow the young heroine Sarah, to the infamous 505 Transylvania Avenue. Once she enters through the doors of this tale she encounters.. Read More