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Friends School of Minnesota Community Event: “Exploring Identities”

The Friends School of Minnesota Parent Involvement Committee and the Equity and Justice Committee invite you to explore and discuss the concept of identity in our personal and professional lives and learn about identity threat as explained in Claude M. Steele’s book, Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. FSM’s Diversity Coordinator, Rebecca Slaby, will introduce the concept of identity threat through video and readings, and facilitate.. Read More

Fall Harvest Celebration with the Hi-Rise

Middle school students and teachers joined the Hamline Hi-Rise Garden Club and other hi-rise residents for the 2nd annual Fall Harvest Celebration. Our neighbors grew raised bed gardens to promote healthy eating with a Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grant. Last Monday, everyone gathered on their patio for light refreshments. The garden club assisted other residents harvest the produce and enjoy the fruits of the season. The event coordinator Ann Dwyer Tranvik from.. Read More

Elena Performs at Saint Paul City Paul Ballet

Take a break from the Plant Sale with some ballet this weekend. Friends School of Minnesota alumna Elena Guevara-Carlson (FSM Class of 2013) will be performing at Saint Paul City Ballet‘s Student Spring Showcase 2014 . Elena will be performing in the Level Three productions on Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, 2014. Saint Paul Ballet Student Spring Showcase 2014 at Macalester College Theater 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 TICKETS: Adult $15,.. Read More

Our Alumni at State History Day

A shout out to Friends School of Minnesota alumni who placed at State History Day. Here is who placed and who is going on to National History Day. We are so proud! Angela Leverone – 5th place, senior Individual Exhibit (Milgram Experiments) – FSM Class of 2011 Abby Vidmar – 2nd place, senior Individual Exhibit, National qualifier (Orphan Trains) – FSM Class of 2011 Laurel Neufeld, Honorable Mention, senior individual website.. Read More

Friends of Horton Park – Spring Cleanup, May 3rd

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

Lizzy in “In the Heights”

See FSM alumna Lizzy Gesensway (Class of 2012) in Henry Sibley High School‘s final production of the year, In the Heights. “In the Heights tells the story of an immigrant community in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood and the struggles it goes through. The music is absolutely fantastic (Latin music as well as rap and traditional musical theatre), the hip hop choreography is high energy, and the story is.. Read More

Nehali, Paige and Zach in “ZOMBIE PROM The Musical”

Come see Nehali van der Leeuw, Paige Bosler, and Zach Sain (FSM Class of 2013) in Highland Park Senior High’s production of ZOMBIE PROM The Musical – A musical spoof on love in the atomic age. Highland Park Senior High Auditorium 1015 Snelling Ave S. St. Paul, Minnesota 55105 7:00 p.m. on: Wednesday April 30th Thursday May 1st Saturday May 3rd Adults $7.00 Students and Seniors $5.00 Tickets available at the door.