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FAIR+ Skateboard Art Class - Lights On After School!
The FAIR School Makes National News with Lights On Afterschool Campaign!
Monday, November 13, 2017 12:10 PM

Lights On Afterschool is a nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.

At FAIR + we celebrated with a program-wide photo competition and personal student statements for why after school is important to them.

Our Skateboard Art class, taught by Mark Rivard, made the national Lights On Afterschool news!

Mr. Orth and His Amazing Scholars!
The FAIR School 2nd/3rd Grade Teacher is KS95 Teacher of the Week!
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:15 PM

Mr. Daniel Orth has been chosen as the KS95 Teacher of the Week!

Mr. Orth was nominated by a parent for cultivating community for students and focusing on social emotional learning - which is what we know and see in his classroom everyday!

Congratulations to Mr. Orth!

MPS Budget Update
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 7:25 PM

In his letter to the community this past February, MPS Superintendent Ed Graff outlined the financial challenges faced by our school district. He pledged then and continues to be committed to a structurally balanced budget by the 2019-2020 school year. That means that over this school year and the next school year, MPS needs to make some important decisions about our basic infrastructure so that the programs and services MPS offers don’t continue to cost more than we can afford.  You can find more information on the MPS budget at: http://www.mpls.k12.mn.us/mps_budget

 

No School November 2 and 3, 2017!
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 7:15 PM

Reminder! 

There is no school for student on November 2 and 3, 2017 due to staff professional development and the end of Quarter 1!

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Juan Alvarado Headed to Harvard and Boston U!
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 6:40 PM

11th grader Juan Alvarado is one of 38 Minneapolis Public School students selected to participate in an all-expense paid tour of Harvard University and Boston University. Juan's excellent academic record, teacher recommendations, and strong application earned him a spot on the tour, which is sponsored by Project Success. It will take place Wednesday, November 1st through Saturday, November 4th. While in Boston, Juan will have the opportunity to tour both campuses, meet students and faculty, and attend college preparation workshops. Congratulations to Juan!

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Safety and Security Update!
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 6:15 PM

The FAIR School has updated security equipment and procedures to ensure the safety of our students, staff, visitors and building.  Read the Safety and Security Letter by clicking the title above for more information.

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National Portfolio Day - Sunday , October 9, 2017
Sunday, October 01, 2017 4:20 PM

To all FAIR artists, on Sunday, October 9th Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is holding their National Portfolio Review Day. At 10:00am there will be a required career information session and campus tour. Portfolio reviews are from noon to 4. There will be 33 colleges in attendance to review your artwork and give you feedback. Admissions representatives will also hold interviews for students interested in attending art colleges. To register and see the list of schools in attendance go to tinyurl.com/MCADday. For more information and questions see Ms. Dornacker or Mr. Nelson for more information.

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Get the latest FAIR news!
Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:20 AM

Our State of the School address will take place Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. Stop by to learn more about the great things happening at our school and our school improvement goals for the year.

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School Starts August 28, 2017!
Thursday, August 03, 2017 11:00 AM

We look forward to seeing you! Here is the 2017-18 School Calendar.

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Students Hey Day Food Showcase a Success!
Friday, June 02, 2017 2:15 PM

Four FAIR students and The Heyday Restaurant hosted a ticketed dinner reception on May 25, the student chefs showcased their first professional food creations, combined into A five course delicious dinner.  

 

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The FAIR School Receive Spotlight Award for Theatre Performance!
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:30 AM

This year the FAIR Downtown musical, Once On This Island Jr. was honored by Spotlight with 2 ensemble awards and 5 individual recognitions. Congratulations to the cast and crew on their wonderful production, and for these incredible honors!

Outstanding Movement/Dance Performance by an Ensemble (Whole Cast!) 

Honorable Mention for A/V Board Operators

Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role: 
Maya King as Ti Moune 

Honorable Mention for Performance in a Supporting Role: 
Lilia Torchia-Stately as Mama Euralie 

Technical Leadership Nomination: 
Grace Anderson 

Evaluator Shout-Out 
Christina Johnson Toyvon Campbell 

 
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Ne'Asha Griffin Receives Rose Rees Peace Award
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 3:35 PM

Congratulations to Ne'Asha Griffin, FAIR School Junior, and daughter of Sa’Lesha Beeks. Today she was awarded the 2017 Rose Rees Peace Award!  Since 1935, The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Rose Rees Peace Awards have recognized high school students who demonstrate a commitment to social justice advocacy or community service. This prestigious award is typically presented to graduating seniors. Ne’Asha’s story and commitment to social justice earned her the award as a junior! She is seen in these photos with her parents, Ms. Rush, Principal Ms. Cumming, and the Superintendent Ed Graff.

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Ne'Asha Griffin Receives Rose Rees Peace Award
Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:00 PM

Congratulations to FAIR School Junior and daughter of Sa’Lesha Beeks, Ne'Asha Griffin, on being selected for the 2017 Rose Rees Peace Award!  Since 1935 the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Rose Rees Peace Awards have recognized high school students who demonstrate a commitment to social justice advocacy or community service. She will be recognized at the award luncheon on Wednesday, April 26 at 11:30am at Beth El Synagogue

 

 
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The FAIR One-Act Play was Awarded Second Place in Competition!
Thursday, February 02, 2017 2:15 PM

On Monday night at the subsection finals, the FAIR One-Act play “Crossings” was awarded second place and will advance to the section finals this Saturday at St. Paul Academy.

About the Play 

“Crossings” is a One-Act play devised  in collaboration with the students that is based on the true story of a young Somali girl and her family who are forced out of their home and must march 400 miles to refuge in Kenya. 

 

Come out to support The FAIR Theatre students this Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1:30pm at St. Paul Academy. Admission is free. Good luck Theatre Students!