Help FSMN’s Environmental Action Club by participating in the Great River Greening’s Million Milkweed Challenge 2016. The monarch population is on the decline, and common milkweed is an important food source for monarch caterpillars. Great River Greening needs volunteers to help collect milkweed seeds to be planted along the Mississippi River to help increase monarch habitat. The organization’s goal is to collect 1,000,000,000 common milkweed seeds to plant.
Our 5th grade students run the recycling program at Friends School of Minnesota. Daily recycling collection and management is just one way we integrate service learning into school life.
Friends School of Minnesota 6th and 8th graders spent the week playing with rockets!
Over the summer, Friends School of Minnesota teachers worked on revising the 3rd and 4th grade social studies curriculum and developing new benchmark assessment for middle school humanities.
Friends School of Minnesota 7th and 8th graders wrapped up our Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Media and Pop Culture unit in humanities in May. This unit challenges students to examine the role media plays in their lives, how the media constructs messages about race/ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, and how those messages impact one’s sense of identity. We center the unit around the Center for Media Literacy’s five core concepts.. Read More
It was a glorious day for FSMN’s all school Crosby Farm Day! Throughout the year, 7th and 8th grade students traveled monthly to Crosby Farm Regional Park in the Mississippi River Valley. They learned the natural history of the place, measured river height and rates, studied wildlife, and wrote and sketched in a specific habitat. Students went back to the same spot each month of the school year and tracked how the.. Read More
Friends School of Minnesota’s 7th and 8th grade Engineering Club once again participated in the MRES Solar Boat Regatta. This boat race held at Baker Lake in Eden Prairie every spring. It is sponsored by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES). The rules are pretty simple: boats are powered by the Sun. Each boat is limited to one 12 volt battery and one 85 watt solar panel. The boats are allowed.. Read More
Parent Leslie Schiff shares her thoughts as her son nears graduation from Friends School of Minnesota.