March 2021

Fridley High School seniors named MSHSL Triple "A" Award recipients

Congratulations to Fridley High School 2021 Minnesota State High School League Triple “A” (Academics, Arts, and Athletics) Award winners, seniors Cassady Callahan and Michael Ude! Each year, the award honors two senior students, one male and one female, who have excelled in the classroom, athletics and fine arts. Both Callahan and Ude are standout, exemplary students who have challenged themselves academically at FHS, with rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme classes, while simultaneously maintaining extensive involvement in extracurricular activities. Click to read the full story...
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Michael Ude selected as Triple “A” State Finalist

Congratulations to Michael Ude, who was selected as the Triple “A” Region 5AA winner and finalist in the distinguished statewide MSHSL Triple "A" Award. The recognition was earned against other student male candidates from Maple Grove, Anoka, Centennial, Columbia Heights, Osseo, Blaine, Irondale, Mounds View, Rogers, Champlin Park, Mounds View, Park Center, St. Michael-Albertville, Coon Rapids, Spring Lake Park and Totino-Grace high schools. Ude will now advance to the statewide competition, where he is a candidate among eight other regional finalists who are vying for the state title and scholarship opportunities. The final Triple "A" Award-winning recipients will be announced during an virtual recognition ceremony on April 9 and 10 on KSTC-45 during the boys and girls state basketball championship. Click to watch video...
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Spring Sports start dates are quickly approaching!!

Registration is already open in the Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal

Here are the dates of the first practices – please contact the coaches if you want to know where and when. Listen to the announcements for preseason meetings - more information will be posted soon on our website under each individual sport.

Start Dates for Spring Sports 2020-2021

Adapted Bowling(7-12) Start Date: 3/8/2021

Nick Grady - -763-502-5656


Baseball (7-12) Start Date: 3/22/2021

Dan Nalepka - - 763-502-5742


Boys & Girls Golf (7-12) Start Date: 3/29/2021

Pat Barrett - - 612-272-0715


Softball (7-12) Start Date: 3/29/2021

Norah Grosklags - - 512-736-5075


Boys & Girls Track (9-12) Start Date: 3/29/2021

Justin Reese - -(832) 528-6371


Boys Tennis(7-12) Start Date: 3/29/21

Anthony Branitski - - 763-502-5719


Students who receive Educational Benefits (free or reduced lunch) pay the reduced fee of $25.00.

How to register:

First you must make sure you have a current physical on file at the High School – you can check on this in your Campus Portal. Physicals are valid for 3 years. You can also call Sue Hanson – 763-502-5606 to check your date if you are in doubt.

The Activity Registration and Payment Portal is under the School Store tab in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal Link

Log in to your infinite Campus account, click on the School Store tab in the menu. Click on the school you attend. Choose the activity you want to participate in. Select the correct student in the dropdown. Click on the blue links and fill out the forms. When you are done click on submit. Pay the fee and you are fully registered. You will be contacted if your physical is not valid. You don’t want to miss playing time because of an expired physical so please check your date!!

If you registered for a Fall or winter sport and completed the forms and returned them – you do NOT need to do it again. Once per year is all we need them. If this is your first sport season this year you will need to complete and return the forms.

If you do not have a Parent Portal account, here is information on how to sign up for one: INFINITE CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL NEW USER. Registration is also available in the student’s Campus portal account.

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Monday, March 1st, 3:15pm to Friday, May 28th, 4:30pm

6000 West Moore Lake Drive Northeast

Minneapolis, MN

WHO: High School (At High School) for all students in

grades 9 – 12. Middle School (At FMS) for all students in grades 6, 7, & 8. We strongly encourage ALL athletes to get involved in this program.

WHAT: The program consists of daily warm-ups, lifting weights, agility drills, and physical conditioning.

WHERE: Fridley High School Weight Room/Fridley Middle School Weight Room

COST: $35.00 for the Paws OR Stripes 2 days per week program for 4 weeks (ends March 26, 2021 - when spring sports begin)

$70 for the full program – Paws OR Stripes – 2 days per week for 8 weeks. Program ends May 28 2021.

if you qualify for Education Benefits (Free or Reduced Lunch) the fee is $25.00 for either of the programs – High School or Middle School

WHEN: Begins March 1, 2021 for Stripes, March 4, 2021 for Paws

3:15pm- 4:45pm – Monday& Tuesday(Stripes) or Thursday & Friday(Paws)

Activity Buses will be available if you are eligible for bussing. You MUST sign up for the bus by February 25th if you plan to use it the first week.


SIGN UP: Registration is available using your Infinite Campus Student or Parent Portal. Log in to your Parent or Student Infinite Campus Portal Account. Click on School Store, find Strength Training, add the participant's name by using the dropdown box, fill out the form that appears as a blue link, and submit, pay the fee. You will be all set. If you have issues with registration, please contact

Sue Hanson in the High School Activities office. 763-502-5606

If you have any questions, please contact a coach directly:

Coach Christine Nalepka – 763-502-5741

Coach Trevor Hess 763-502-5446

Middle School: Coach Matthew Ferry 763-502-5550

Middle School Activities Coordinator: Josh Thurston 763-502-5506

Fine Arts:

On Monday, February 8, FHS Music students were joined virtually by Fridley graduate and Grammy-nominated guitarist Cory Wong! Cory spent the morning with our students giving workshops on guitar and musical entrepreneurship. The students were also able to ask him questions about his career, his music, and how to make a career for themselves in the music industry.

Tri-Metro All-Conference Honor Band & Choir Members:

Congratulations to this year's Tri-Metro All-Conference Honor Band & Choir Members!

· Kendall Barrett, soprano

· Blake Berger, trumpet

· Grace Brant, flute

· Cassady Callahan, soprano and trombone

· Karly Daniels-Carlson, alto and flute

· Ellen Delp, flute

· Ryken Farr, tenor

· Michael Jensen, clarinet

· McAlvin Juasemai, bass

· Liz LeTourneau, flute

· Anna Meisner, euphonium

· Soren Prose, bass

· Andy Ramirez, percussion

· Jazz Russell, soprano

· Lulu Schirmacher, percussion

· Michael Ude, flute

· Cameron Willcox, euphonium

· Boomer Xiong, tenor

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