Welcome to R.L. Stevenson Elementary School

R. L. Stevenson Elementary is proud to be an International Baccalaureate School. We strive for excellence and believe in each and every child!  Our goal is to guide each of our young scholars to succeed both academically and socially. We hold high expectations for all and nurture our entire Stevenson community to be lifelong learners that contribute to the greater good. 

We provide a positive and safe learning environment. Stevenson CARES is our motto. We cooperate with each other, we work to show our appreciation for each individual student and their unique characteristics, we respect ourselves, one another, and our school, and through empathy, we learn to exhibit the qualities that teach us how to embrace our diversity.

Put it all together and Cooperation + Appreciation + Respect + Empathy = SUCCESS!

School News

An FMS 8th grade students explains her History Day project to judges.

The September 11 attacks, the bubonic plague, Rosa Parks, Barbie, and the Cuban Missile Crisis were among the most popular topics selected by eighth grade students for their historical research projects presented at the History Day showcase at Fridley Middle School on Thursday, February 15. This year’s showcase featured 161 students presenting 134 projects illustrating the theme “Turning Points in History.”

Three women dressed for Mardi Gras with hats, masks and beads.

Fridley seniors let the good times roll as they celebrated Mardi Gras at the Fridley Community Center on Tuesday, February 13. More than 75 seniors attended this year’s event, hosted annually by Fridley Community Education’s Senior Program.

5th grade group of students with parents for African American Parent Involvement Day.

Parents and guardians joined their students for lunch on February 12 for National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID). Hayes Elementary, Stevenson Elementary and Fridley Middle School students were thrilled to spend time and eat lunch with their parents/guardians. NAAPID is a national event created by Joe Dulin, an educator and principal from Ann Arbor Public Schools, in 1995 as a call to action to get parents more involved in their students’ education. At Fridley Public Schools we invite all parents to participate in this exciting day.

A father and daughter pose for a photo at the ECFE Friendship Dance.

A joyful energy was in the air, as the youngest Fridley learners gathered together for the first ever Fridley Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Friendship Dance. The Fridley (ECFE) Advisory Council hosted the event on Saturday, February 17, in the Fridley Community Center gym.

Stevenson Principal Veronica Mathison and Hayes Principal Gaeli Iverson

We are thrilled to announce that we are hiring assistant principals for Hayes and Stevenson Elementary Schools! These are brand-new positions at our two elementary schools and new hires will have the exciting opportunity to be the first assistant principal at either school.

FEA meets with FPS School Board

After months of frequent meetings and consistent communication between the district and union leadership, 97.5% of the members of the district’s teachers union recently voted to approve a new biennial contract.

“The overwhelming support this agreement received proved why we are fortunate in Fridley to have a strong relationship with our teachers and the union,” said Jake Karnopp, school board chair of FPS.

Jackson Gilbert, winner of spelling bee.

Cellulose. C-E-L-L-U-L-O-S-E. Cellulose.

This was the winning word, spelled by 8th grade student Jackson Gilbert at Fridley Middle School’s schoolwide spelling bee on January 24. FMS participated this year in the Scripps National Spelling Bee education program that offers students a variety of tools to widen their vocabulary through the study of words.

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