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    how you treat people ultimately tells all. Integrity is everything."
    - EmilysQuotes.com 


    MCA Reading Testing/Block Days This Week  testing

    Friday, our students began their MCA Reading tests in their Language Arts classes. Next week the students will complete the test. In order to provide extended testing sessions and improved conditions for the students, our schedule will include four block days.
    Please Note: Students WILL NEED earbuds/headphones during testing this coming week at Edgewood. PLEASE REMIND your student to bring earbuds/headphones to school Monday for testing as the school has only a limited supply to share.  

    On Monday, April 3,  and Tuesday, April 4, we will operate on a “reverse block day”, with students following the schedule below:


    Monday, April 3              Tuesday, April 4

    Period 7                          Period 6

    Period 5                          Period 4

    Period 3                          Period 2

    Period 1                          Assembly


    This unusual schedule allows students that normally have their Language Arts classes in the afternoon to have at least one testing day in the morning.

    On Tuesday afternoon, April 4, 6th and 7th grade students will be participating in an assembly focusing on respect and positive relationships.

    The 8th grade students will be in an assembly titled “What You Really Need to Know About High School”. This program is intended to provide helpful information and dispel myths that many incoming freshman hold. The content is about high school in general and not specific to any school or district.

    On Wednesday, April 5, and Thursday, April 6, we will operate with our normal end of the week block schedule found below:


    Wednesday, April 5              Thursday, April 6

    Period 1                                 Period 2

    Period 3                                Period 4

    Period 5                                Period 6

    Period 7                                STEAM


    no school  
    Reminder that Quarter 3 ends on Thursday, April 6, and there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 7. Quarter 4 begins on Monday, April 10.  
    "WIN/WIN" Parent Presentation  aldi
    Please join presenters Carla Anton and Marty Spicer for a parent presentation here at Edgewood on Tuesday evening, April 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria.  The title is "WIN/WIN: An interactive program on how to create ongoing win/win respectful communications between parents and teens". This presentation is a winner for any parents to hear no matter what age of your children. These presenters will be speaking with the students during the day and will share that information with parents also that evening. BE SURE TO REGISTER TO WIN A $50 GIFT CARD TO ALDI'S AT THIS EVENT. Contact Shannon in the front office with any questions. We hope to see you there! 
    8th Graders Visiting Irondale  knight  
    On Thursday, April 6, our eighth grade students will be visiting Irondale High School for a brief orientation session. Students will board the buses at approximately 9:30 a.m. and return to Edgewood by 11:15 a.m. This will be a wonderful opportunity for students to meet their dean of students, and learn about Irondale’s co-curricular sports and activities program and orientation details for the first day of school. Edgewood staff will be accompanying the students to Irondale.

    All eighth grade students will attend the Irondale orientation session on April 6. Please note that there is no cost for this trip. If you do not want your child to attend, contact Ms. Amy Wilson by Wednesday, April 5.

    If you have any questions about the eighth grade visit to Irondale on April 6, please contact Ms. Amy Wilson at 651-621-6625.
    New/Gently Used Clothing Needed  clothing
    Edgewood is looking for new/gently used current trend clothing donations for our students in sizes S-XL. Any clothing will be appreciated; however, we are especially in need of teen girls' clothing. If you have items to donate, please drop off in the front office. Thank you! 
    Academic Excellence
    Academic Excellence is right around the corner and in anticipation of increasing student numbers, this year we are trying something new. We will have an Academic Excellence Breakfast for 6th graders on Thursday morning, May 4, and for 7th graders on Friday morning, May 5. Both breakfasts will be held from 7:00-7:30 a.m. The eighth graders will be honored at our Academic Excellence Ceremony on Thursday evening, May 11, at 7:00 p.m. More details to come as we get closer to the events. We look forward to celebrating this special event with you and your student.
    NOTE: Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.66-4.0 for the first three quarters are eligible for the Academic Excellence Award.   
    Upcoming Field Trips fieldtrip  
    The "How Did We Get Here" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Thursday, April 13, to the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. While there, students will explore the geography, history, and food of five nationalities that have made Minnesota their home as well as make an ethnic treat. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 3:45 p.m. The field trip is FREE and part of the curriculum so students are expected to attend. Please turn in permission forms to Mrs. Sauter or Ms. Rodstein by Friday, March 31.  A copy of the the permission form can be found here. 
    The "Green Genius" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Friday, April 21, to The Bakken Museum. During this trip, students will explore the connections between history, science and engineering through The Bakken Museum's interactive galleries. They will hear fascinating stories about the relationships between electricity, magnetism, medicine, and intervention. Students will learn that they are part of science by finding a connection with the artifacts, experiments, scientists and inventors highlighted in the museum. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m. The field trip is FREE and part of the curriculum so students are expected to attend. Please turn in permission forms to Mr. Plaep or Mrs. Wright ASAP.  A copy of the the permission form can be found here.  
    The entire 7th Grade Class will be taking a field trip on Tuesday, April 25, to see the production of The Diary of Anne Frank at the Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. Students have studied the Holocaust in Perspectives and this play will be an extension of their learning. Students will leave Edgewood at 9:00 a.m. and return to Edgewood at approximately 1:00 p.m. Students will eat a late lunch in the cafeteria when we return. The field trip is FREE, however, there will be concessions during intermission if students would like a treat. Please turn in permission forms to the front office  by Thursday, April 13. Parents, if you would like to chaperone the field trip, please include your name and number on the form. A copy of the the permission form can be found here.
    The "Edgewood Engineers" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Friday, April 28, to the Irondale AP Physics Lab. During this trip, students will get a tour of the lab, conduct a fun engineering challenge, and Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m. The field trip is FREE and part of the curriculum so students are expected to attend. Please turn in permission forms to Mr. Olofson or Mrs. Hyatt ASAP.  A copy of the the permission form can be found here.
    The "Outdoor Adventures" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Friday, April 28, to the Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove for an afternoon of Archery. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 3:45 p.m. The field trip is FREE and part of the curriculum so students are expected to attend. Please turn in permission forms to Mrs. Peloquin or Mr. Weiler by Wednesday, April 19.  A copy of the the permission form can be found here 
    The "How Did We Get Here" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Friday, May 12, to the Gibbs Farm in St. Paul. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:15 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 3:45 p.m. The field trip is FREE and part of the curriculum so students are expected to attend. Please turn in permission forms to Mrs. Sauter or Ms. Rodstein by Friday, March 31.  A copy of the the permission form can be found here 
    Each year, the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf anxiously looks forward to the month of March and the Minnesota FoodShare Campaign. Over 1/3  of the students in the Mounds View Public School District are on free and/or reduced lunches and our food shelf currently serves over 600 households each month. Not only does this important campaign bring in large amounts of needed food shelves across the state, but portions of the donations, both cash and food, are matched by Minnesota FoodShare, making this a perfect time to give. The more that's donated, the bigger the match...and Edgewood Middle School wants to help in this fight to end hunger!
    Here's how you can help:
    • Donate food, hygiene or cleaning supplies: There will be a box in the front office for these items. 
    • Donate funds at school or online at www.ralphreederfoodshelf.org: Your $1 donation can provide up to $8 worth of groceries through their network of suppliers. A coin collection jar will be in the front office. 
    • Spread the word to others.
    Edgewood will accept monetary and food donations from March 1 - April 7.  
    You can find more information here. Thank you for your support! 
    After-School Sports soccer hockey swim

    Registration for spring sports - Track, Tennis and Flag Football - is now available online. Go to https://www.moundsviewschools.org/Page/182 to register or pick up a registration form in Student Services. Tennis and Track will start Monday, April 17, and Flag Football will start Tuesday, April 18.

    Boys Lacrosse is open to boys in 7th & 8th grade from Highview and Edgewood middle schools only. Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It is a fun, fast paced and continuous game. No previous experience is necessary. This is your chance to practice and train with the Irondale Boys Lacrosse team and coaches. Practice begins on Wednesday, April 5, and the season runs through Friday, May 19. Students can either walk from Edgewood or take the designated bus to Irondale right after school for Strength and Conditioning, team meetings and practice. Most days, practice will finish at 6:00 p.m. Players will also be invited to Saturday team meetings and strength training. The team will play six (6) games and will have many scrimmages. Note: Players must provide their own transportation to away games. 


    Lacrosse game schedule 

    If you have any questions on after-school sports, please contact Jeff Knickerbocker at jeff.knickerbocker@moundsviewschools.org or the Community Ed office at 651-621-7400
    Monday, April 3
    Indoor Soccer Practice
    Swim Practice
    Tuesday, April 4
    Floor Hockey Practice  
    Swim Practice
    Wednesday, April 5
    Indoor Soccer Practice
    Swim Practice
    Thursday, April 6
    Floor Hockey Game @ Edgewood Middle School  3:30-5:30 p.m. 
    Swim Meet @ Chippewa Middle School  3:30-5:30 p.m.
     Student Activity Bulletin bulletin
    A copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here. 
    yearbook  Online Now

    The online ordering for yearbooks will stay open until April 3, 2017. Please go to
    http://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/LookupJob?jobNumber=10712917 to order. 

    Not sure if you ordered one yet this year? Find out at http://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectOrderHistoryEmailAddress.
    Irondale's Annual Talent Show  talent show
    Join us for Irondale's Annual Talent Show on Friday, March 31, at 7:00 p.m. at Irondale High School's Auditorium. Tickets are only $3, or bring a canned good item and receive $1 off the price of one ticket. See you there! 
    comedysportz  FUNdraiser  
    Please join KnightKrawler Robotics for their fourth annual ComedySportz FUNdraiser and Bake Sale on Saturday evening, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the Irondale High School Auditorium, 2425 Long Lake Road, New Brighton. ComedySportz is improvisational comedy which features two teams of comedy actletes competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. It is great for all ages from kids to grandparents. Everyone has a good time and no one gets offended...it's anything but boring!  Advance tickets are $10 or $12 at the door the night of the event. To purchase advance tickets, contact Shannon at shannonlynn88@msn.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
    10,000 Lakes FIRST Robotics Regional  steamworks
    Come cheer on Team 2052 KnightKrawler Robotics from Irondale High School and Team 3407 Mustybots from Mounds View High School in this year's game challenge "Steamworks" at the 10,000 Lakes FIRST Robotics Regional Competition at U of M's Williams Arena on Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8. The winning alliances of this competition will head to St. Louis, MO, for the FIRST World Championships from April 26-29.  Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the competition/awards ceremony will end around 6:00 p.m. each day.  This event is FREE to the public. Please join us and support your district high schools!
    STEAM Ahead to SUMMER!  train

    Registration is now open for Mounds View Schools Community Education Summer Camps.  We are offering a large number of STEAM classes that will educate, engage and motivate while being just plain FUN!  Whether your child is a budding artist, a serious scientist or enjoys knowing how things work.  There is something for everyone!  We also offer a large number of skill building sports for students entering grades 1 - 12.  

    During the summer, we accept students from other districts.  Sign up with a friend or relative to enjoy activities even more.  

    Register by May 15 and SAVE $10 per activity, discount given at checkout.

    For a complete listing of Summer Camps and to register, go to https://www.moundsviewschools.org/Page/5051.  

    Students attending school in the Mounds View School District during the 2016/2017 school year, and qualify for free/reduced lunch may be eligible for partial scholarships.  Call the Community Education Office at 651-621-7400 for more information.

    msota  Upper Midwest String Camp


    Looking for a fun summer orchestra experience? We are inviting students in Grades 7-12 to join us for our 39th Annual Upper Midwest String Camp from Sunday, July 23, to Friday, July 28, at the College of St. Benedict. Students will experience eclectic orchestra music, string quartets, amazing concerts, new friends and fantastic teachers. Learn more and register now at http://www.mnsota.org/events/upper-midwest-camp. Forms and fees are due by June 15, 2017. For more information, please contact Dr. David Arnott, Director, UMSC at darnott@csbsju.edu or 320-363-5389

    Community Program Offerings  community
    In addition to the youth programs and enrichment opportunities available through the District's Community Ed Department, a number of activities, camps, and youth programs are hosted by area cities, local businesses, community organizations and school PTA groups. Please see offerings available through the District attendance area here: https://www.moundsviewschools.org/edgewoodflyers.
    Chalkboard Capers
    Chalkboard Capers is a variety show presented annually by the staff of the Mounds View Education Association. The goal is to raise money for student scholarships given to graduating seniors from Irondale High School, Mounds View High School, REACH Academy, Area Learning Center and Adult Basic Education. Each scholarship is for $621. The number of scholarships awarded depends on the financial success of the show. This year's shows are April 5-8, 2017.  Showtimes are listed below: 
    Wednesday, April 5 - 5:15 p.m.
    Thursday, April 6 - 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, April 7 - 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, April 8 - 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. 
    SEPPAC (Special Ed Parent and Professional Advisory Council) Meeting

    SEPPAC invites you to the 2017 Post-Secondary Planning: School and Community Resources Success Night on Thursday, April 20, from 6:45-8:15 p.m. at Snail Lake Education Center (350 Highway 96 W, Shoreview). A panel of past and present students, who have or are receiving special education services from the Mounds View Schools, will share their personal experiences preparing for and experiencing post-secondary success. All parents, students, staff, and community members are welcome at this event. 

    Reminder from Mounds View PD  police badge
    The Mounds View Police Department would like to remind our families about community safety, especially walking to and from school and at school bus stops. We would like our families to remind their students to be aware of unknown people and vehicles that may try to approach or speak with our kids. It is equally important to remind our kids to never approach a vehicle or person that they do not know, and to leave the area and get somewhere safe should this ever occur. We encourage all of our students and families to immediately report any suspicious behavior or incidents to the Police. Please take the time to speak with your student as their safety is important to all of us here at Edgewood and in the community.    
    school attendance  Line Reminder   
    Just a friendly reminder that if your child will be out ill or for any other reason, you can call the 24-hour Attendance Line directly at 651-621-6601 and leave any pertinent information regarding your child's absence
    Student Pick-up and Drop-off Reminder  parking
    If you pick up or drop off your student, please remember you MUST do so at the designated pick-up & drop-off areas along Edgewood Drive. DO NOT STOP AND WAIT ON COUNTY ROAD H as this is a safety hazard and could result in a citation by the local police officers. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. 
    school board Meetings Online

    Want to stay current with School Board discussions and decisions? Visit the School Board website to...

    Watch live meetings via web stream
    View archived meeting videos
    Download meeting agendas
    Read meeting summaries
    Click here for more information.

    EPAT- Volunteer Positions Needed parents & teachers

    Want to take an active part in your school community with little time commitment...then EPAT is for you! EPAT meets five times per year (September, November, February, April, and July). EPAT supports/hosts the following events: Back-to-School Picnic, Back-to-School Unity Event, Fall Fundraiser, Staff Grants, Spirit Wear, Ralph Reeder Foodshelf/Snack Pack Program, and Staff Appreciation throughout the year.

    We are looking for parents to take over a few roles as we have current EPAT members moving on with their 8th graders next year. Positions available for next year are: EPAT Chair, EPAT Staff Appreciation Coordinator (Welcome Back Staff Lunch, Fall Communication Night Staff Meal, Spring Communication Night Staff Meal, May Staff Appreciation Breakfast). If you are interested in any of these available positions, please contact Co-chair Heidi Danielson at bhdanielson@comcast.net.
    Please join us for our last EPAT meeting of the school year on
    Monday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the front office conference room. Please join us if you can.
    A limited supply of Locker Mates ($22) are available to keep your locker and yourself organized! Contact Ms. Mildenberger in the Front Office if you are interested in purchasing one. 
    Any school supplies and spirit wear are sold on behalf of EPAT. All funds are directed back to Edgewood for use by staff. 
    You can support Edgewood by participating in the below fundraisers:
    Food Taste Testing: Earn some extra $$CASH$$ and sample some really great food. All you have to do is log on and register at www.fpitesters.com.
    Box Tops: Please save all of your box tops and turn them in at Edgewood. There is a drop box in the front office of the school. This is just another way to earn money for our kids. Please be sure Box Tops are not expired as they will not accept
    EPAT would like to thank you for your help and support.

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