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April Prairie Restoration at Coldwater Spring

Friends School of Minnesota 5th and 6th graders made their second to last field trip of the school year to Coldwater Spring on April 26th. Students went on a series of monthly field trips to various locations along the Mississippi as part of the 5/6 interdisciplinary unit about the Mississippi river.

Spring 3rd/4th Grade Field Trip to Fort Snelling State Park

Friends School of Minnesota third and fourth graders had their last visit of the school year to Fort Snelling State Park. Despite the unpredictable weather, students were able to study phenology on Pike Island, pull baby buckthorn with our DNR Naturalist, and attempt to seine the river for fish. The fish apparently thought is was still winter, however, and were hiding in the deep waters! We caught one very tiny.. Read More

Project Home: Volunteer Sign-up and Product Drive

We are the Middle School Student Council, and we are doing a product drive and looking to recruit volunteers for Project Home during the entire month of March. Project Home is an organization made up of volunteers that houses homeless families for 30 days per site in local churches. They support the overflow from Homeless Shelters. People of all ages stay there. Personal Products Needed Homeless people do not always.. Read More

Celebrating 25 Years with 25 Service Projects: The First 12

To celebrate Friends School of Minnesota’s 25 years, we are taking our values out to the community and undertaking 25 service projects. Families, students, teachers, and friends of the school are doing service in honor of FSM. From packing food for the hungry, to raking leaves and raising money for pancreatic cancer awareness, we are making a difference! Here are twelve service projects FSM community members have done this fall: