Recently, I had a conversation with a few parents who asked me about FSM’s expectations for student behavior. I think it might be helpful to share what we work toward as a school, regarding behavior.
Friends School of Minnesota teachers Janet Thometz and Chad Kampe presented at the ISACS Annual Conference in Louisville last week. Their session, “Teaching Sexuality and Gender in Grades K-4” was attended by over 30 teachers and administrators from ISACS school.
Friends School of Minnesota will host its second celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace on Friday, September 21.
Teachers and staff are back at Friends School of Minnesota to kick off a new school year. We’re busy this week preparing classrooms, meeting, getting everything ready for the return of students September 4th. Here’s some of the things going on this week.
Friends School of Minnesota alumnus Josh Draves-Kellerman (2006) visited the 7th and 8th grade music classes on Thursday, May 17th. Josh is now a bassoon performance/music education student at the University of Iowa and will be entering his junior year this fall.
A few months ago I found a big wrinkled piece of paper in my mailbox with a list of names, written in red marker. It was a petition from a group of 3rd and 4th graders asking that the school change its policy which prohibits Pokemon/Yugioh cards (and other similar games).
In third and fourth grade social studies, we explore Quaker values and how students can try to implement these values in their lives. These include Integrity, Community, Simplicity, Stewardship, Justice, Equality and Peace as well as the idea that “There is that of God in everyone.”
When considering a school for your family, you will want to visit during a school day to see it action. During your visit, here are some questions you might think about when you tour and observe in classrooms.