Folwell School, Performing Arts Magnet

Through arts-infused, academically focused teaching practices, we strive to be a school of excellence with a high quality staff who encourage all students to become responsible, successful learners. Please call us to schedule a school tour or a meeting with our school principal. We are eager to show you why we are proud of all that Folwell has to offer. School hours are 8:40 - 3:10.


2016-17 Supply List/Lista de Utiles

High 5 to 8th grade supply list/Lista de utiles para los estudiantes High 5 a 8 grado

Safety Reminder/Recordatorio de Seguridad

Dear Families

A friendly reminder to please drop off your student(s) at the curb by door #7.  Please do not drop off students in the middle of the street.
Student safety comes first and our neighbors appreciate it as well.

Queridas Familias,

Estimado recordatorio a familias que por favor deje a su estudiate(s) en la esquina por puerta #7 Por favor no dejar a su estudiante en plena calle.
Seguridad del estudiante es lo primero y nuestros vecinos lo agredecen tambien. 

Arts Spotlights // Focos de Arte
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 10:25 AM

The first spotlights of the year are coming up on Tuesday, November 1st and Wednesday, November 2nd.  These spotlights are an opportunity for students to show you what they've been working so hard on all quarter.

Martes, 1 de noviembre y Miércoles, 2 de noviembre son los primeros Focos de Arte del año. Estos Focos de Arte son una oportunidad para los estudiantes de mostrar lo que han practicado para todo el trimestre.

10:00am - 6th Grade
10:40am - 3rd Grade
9:40am - 4th Grade
10:00am - 5th Grade
6:00pm - 7/8th Grade

Children's Challenging Behavior Workshop
Monday, October 17, 2016 11:00 AM

Saturday, November 12th 8-3:30pm

Raising a child or adolescent with challenging behaviors can be difficult.  In this free course, a trained and experienced parent will provide information to help you understand typical behaviors versus challenging behaviors that require intervention.

Dear Firebird Families
Friday, October 14, 2016 2:20 PM

Dear Firebird Families,

We have bittersweet news to share with you.  Dr. Lloyd Winfield, AP for the elementary grades has been promoted to Principal of Dowling School, starting on the 24th of October. We are sad to see him leave us but happy for him.  The district is working on finding a suitable replacement for him.  We will miss him and wish him well in his new role as school principal


Dr. Ronald Salazar, Principal


Estimadas Familias de Firebird,

Tenemos noticia agridulce para compartir con ustedes. El Dr. Lloyd Winfield, AP para los grados de primaria ha sido ascendido a Director de la Escuela Dowling, comenzando el 24 de octubre. Estamos tristes de verlo, pero nos deja contento por él. El distrito está trabajando en la búsqueda de un sustituto adecuado para él. Lo extrañaremos y le deseamos lo mejor en su nuevo papel como director de la escuela


El Dr. Ronald Salazar, Directora


Upcoming College Events
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:55 AM

Thursday, October 6th - Groves Academy College Fair

Thursday, October 13th - Native American College Fair


Jueves, 6 de Octobre - Feria Universitaria de Groves Academy

Jueves, 13 de Octubre - Feria Universitaria de Nativo Americanos

Referendum Information
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:00 AM

On Nov. 8th Minneapolis voters will be asked to renew the school district's current operating referendum authorization, which expires after the 2016-17 school year.

El 8 de Nov. Se les pedirá a los votantes de Minneapolis para renovar la autorización referéndum de funcionamiento actual del distrito escolar, que expira después del año escolar 2016-17.

Water Safety
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 10:10 AM

Folwell has been tested and lead levels in the water do not exceed state standards.

Folwell ha sido probado y los niveles de plomo en el agua no exceda los estándares del estado.

Transportation Information
Monday, September 12, 2016 11:35 AM

Dear Families,

We know there have been some difficulties with bus transportation this year. We apologize and are working diligently to correct these issues. In addition, we want you to be aware there may be further delays on Monday, September 12, due to a potential driver shortage. It is difficult to determine which routes may be impacted in advance, so we ask for your continued patience as we try to resolve ongoing issues and plan for Monday’s bus service. Our goal is to safely and efficiently transport students to school so they arrive ready to learn, and then safely return them home to their families. As always, the district transportation center is available at 612-668-2300 if you have any questions. Thank you for your understanding during this time.


Scott James

Director of Transportation Minneapolis Public Schools

Ryan Van Thorre Honored With Award / Ryan Van Thorre Honrado Con Un Premio
Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:50 AM

Mr. Ryan Van Thorre was among the  MPS educators honored by MPS and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers at the second annual Celebration of Teachers

El Sr. Ryan Van Thorre está entre los educadores de MPS honrados por MPS y La Federación de Maestros de Minneapolis en su  Segunda Celebración Anual de Maestros. 

Survey input needed
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:10 AM

We’re doing our annual review of the middle school sports program and we’d like to get your input. Please complete this short survey.

Folwell Will Be A Community Partnership School/Folwell Sera Una Escuela AsociaciĆ³n Comunitaria
Monday, April 20, 2015 1:55 PM

The MPS Board of Education granted Folwell status as a Community Partnership School starting the fall of 2015.

El Consejo Escolar de MPS otorgó que Folwell sea una Escuela Asociación Comunitaria comenzando el Otoño del 2015.