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Friends School of Minnesota alumnus Riley Wheaton (FSM Class of 2012) shared this essay he wrote for his writing seminar class at St. Paul Academy and Summit School. “My teacher suggested starting with one word and trying to define it using connotations and denotations. The first one that I thought of was integrity since we spent time grappling with it at FSM. Integrity always felt like one of the toughest.. Read More
See FSM alumna Lizzy Gesensway (Class of 2012) in the Guthrie’s A Christmas Carol! She is in the adult ensemble.
Friends School of Minnesota’s Community Care Committee would like to thank the entire FSM community for your generosity in supporting numerous families during the 2013-14 school year who experienced medical crises, financial crises and difficult loss. Your gifts of money, food, time and caring thoughts were greatly appreciated by all recipients. Each difficult request from a family became a beautiful reminder of the loving spirit of so many. Thank you.. Read More
A Friends School of Minnesota family has generously offered a $5,000 challenge gift to help us reach our Friends School Fund goal of $150,000. Now through June 30, your contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar and will help us reach our goal. If you haven’t yet given or you are able to give an additional gift, please do! Gifts of all sizes welcome. Thank you so much for helping us take advantage of this generous.. Read More
For the 2014 8th Grade Capstone Project, we chose to focus on Friends School’s Conflict Resolution (CR) Program. For the past year, we have immersed ourselves in understanding and evaluating the Conflict Resolution Program, going over the CR manual, watching the CR training video, and assessing what is working and what’s not working with conferences in lower and middle school. To begin with, we looked at the different aspects of.. Read More
The Friends of Horton Park will be cleaning up the native wildflower gardens at Horton Park on Saturday May 3rd, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. They welcome teachers, staff, families, and students from the Friends School of Minnesota to help out! Horton Park is located in St. Paul at the corner of Hamline and Englewood Avenues. Tasks will include raking leaves, clipping plants from last year, some light weeding, and possibly the installation.. Read More
Pat Thompson, parent of a Friends School of Minnesota 2008 graduate, was a guest in the 1st and 2nd grade Prairie classroom this week. She reflects on her visit: When I donated a box of costume jewelry to Friends School of Minnesota, I didn’t expect to end up meeting with five 6-year-olds to discuss cameos and class rings. It started out pretty simple. My daughter Ruby and I cleaned out.. Read More
by Brenna Winkelman In a recent poetry unit, 1st and 2nd grade Jungle class student’s discovered how to see the world through poet’s eyes. Students accomplished this in their poem about an object by turning their factual observations into original, fresh, new, and unique ways. Within these poems students realized how their own personal views of an object engage their peers, because they had never seen the object in the.. Read More