Friends School of Minnesota Blog

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Archedictyon: New Encaustic Paintings by Laura Pereira

Friends School of Minnesota art teacher Laura Pereira spent her summer doing entomological research and making new encaustic painting which will be shown October 30 – November 2, 2013 at the Flow Art Space. There will be an Artist Reception on November 1, 7-9 p.m. Encaustic is a process in which pigment is mixed with beeswax and applied to the painting surface while hot. Each layer is fused together using a propane torch or.. Read More

Collins-Fieldseth Award for Exceptional Volunteerism 2013

Friends School of Minnesota appreciates the work of all of our volunteers.  Each year, we have over 100 volunteers who dedicate time to our school (in addition to our 1000+ Plant Sale volunteers!). They serve on committees, help with recitals, go on field trips, teach yoga, volunteer at the Plant Sale, support students’ reading, take photographs, make costumes, display artwork, lead tours at our open houses, shelve books in the library, and.. Read More

State Science and Engineering Fair 2013

Please congratulate 7th graders Sophia, Lauren, Flannery, and 8th grader Tessa for participating in last month’s State Science and Engineering Fair. Approximately 2500 6th-12th grade students participated in regional science fairs across the state. These four Friends School of Minnesota girls were chosen at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair to proceed to the state fair.

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 FSM’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

Laura Pereira Awarded Minnesota State Arts Board Grant

Friends School of Minnesota art teacher Laura Pereira is a 2013 Minnesota State Arts Board grantee. This grant will allow Laura to spend her summer doing entomological research and encaustic painting. An exhibition of the work will follow, most likely sometime in November. “Project grants for artists at all stages of their careers, to support artistic development, nurture artistic creativity, and recognize the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment.. Read More

Friends School of Minnesota Receives PFLAG Diversity Award

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) announced Friends School of Minnesota is the 2013 recipient of the PFLAG – Twin Cities Annual Conference Award for Educator of the Year, for promoting safe schools for GLBTQ students, families, faculty and their allies. Friends School will be honored at the evening awards ceremony on Friday, January 18 at Hamline University. This is exciting news! We should celebrate how we have.. Read More