Friends School of Minnesota Blog

A Quaker school blog about progressive education.

Shane Zack, Bluegrass Mandolinist

When Shane Zack is not busy teaching science, wrangling FSM students or telling hilarious stories, he picks up his mandolin. We asked Shane how he got interested in bluegrass music and where one might hear his two bands play around town.

Why a School Bags and Sells Coffee

About every six weeks or so the Friends School of Minnesota building fills with the fabulous aroma of coffee beans; it’s a coffee-bagging day for the 7th and 8th graders. The school orders bulk coffee from local coffee roaster/distributor Peace Coffee. Their coffee is organically and shade-grown, and is purchased under fair trade conditions. And it’s delicious! Our youth work together to weigh and package six kinds of whole bean.. Read More