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8th Grade BWCA Trip 2013

Friends School of Minnesota 8th graders had a great week canoeing and camping in the BWCA with YMCA Camp Menogyn. The ice was out, the bugs were light, and they even got some sun. Paddling and portaging together is a perfect culmination of  all their years of progressive education, learning by doing and in community. We are very proud of them!

Birdwatching with Middle Schoolers

Each spring, Friends School of Minnesota’s middle school science teacher Steve Moe gets up at the crack of dawn to take middle schoolers on a series of optional birdwatching outings before school. Early risers this Monday were rewarded with a glorious morning in the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge at Old Cedar Avenue Bridge. They saw more than just birds! “We saw orioles, coots, an eagle, red-winged blackbirds, and ducks and geese. And.. Read More

Teacher Stephen Moe Receives 2013 Seagate Science Mentor Award

Friends School of Minnesota science teacher Stephen Moe received the Minnesota Academy of Science – 2013 Seagate Science Mentor Award. The award recognizes Steve’s outstanding work with FSMN’s middle school  students and their science fair projects. Congratulations, Steve! Minnesota Academy of Science – 2013 Seagate Science Mentor Award The Seagate Science Mentor Award recognizes middle school and senior high school science teachers who promote science education in their schools and.. Read More

School Committee Annual Retreat

The Friends School of Minnesota School Committee and five administrators spent last weekend at the Dunrovin Retreat Center outside of Stillwater, Minnesota. The retreat provided a full day and a half of work time, allowing us to focus on initiatives from our 2011-2016 strategic plan. There was also some time to relax and get to know each other better. It was a productive weekend with good process. We are fortunate to have.. Read More

Annie Enneking in “To The Moon”

Friends School of Minnesota parent Annie Enneking co-stars in an Open Eye Theatre production of “To the Moon” – A Comedy of Tragedy in Three Episodes, Inspired by TVs “The Honeymooners.”