"One day MIDDLE SCHOOL will end and become HIGH SCHOOL and after that it just becomes life.All those things you think are important now won't be anymore."#DiaryofaWimpyKidNEW NEWSStudents of the MonthThe LMC staff recognized students who demonstrated Eagle PRIDE during the month of April. Congratulations to the following students: Susan Adewale (8th), Baker Azeez (6th), Duncan Erickson (7th), Julia Finstrom (6th), Dominick Lachance (8th) and Stephanie Lee (7th).Quiz Bowl at NationalsEdgewood's quiz bowl team recently placed 43rd in the country at the Quiz Bowl National tournament in Dallas, TX. Pictured from left to right are: Molly Schuh (7th), Triana Grigsby (8th), Xander Pichner (7th), McCullen Willmert (6th), and Ammar Ahmed (8th). Congratulations!Please Fill Out Our Survey!Please fill out our annual survey here to let us know how we are doing. TODAY, Friday, May 19, is the last day you can participate so please do so ASAP.Introducing SchoolKidz School Supplies!Tired of driving from store to store to purchase school supplies for your child? We have great news! This year, we will be offering the SchoolKidz supply kit program. SchoolKidz offers pre-packaged, school supply kits filled with the exact supplies requested by your child's teachers. Kits are offered per grade level and arrive personally with the student's school, name, and grade. Our kits are a cost effective and convenient way of purchasing your back-to-school supplies.Skip the lines this summer and place your school supplies order with online at www.shopttkits.com and relax as SchoolKidz puts together your child's customized kit over the summr! Enter our school's account number 88068 to get to our site and order what you need.The kits will be delivered to Edgewood and will be available for pick up during our Orientation days on Friday, August 25, and Monday, August 28.Don't delay...deadline to order is Friday, June 23!Screencastify App
Edgewood Middle School is committed to high quality instruction with the use of technology in order to meet the needs of all of our students.
A new app called Screencastify has been added to your student’s menu of options in order to complete projects for classroom assignments (for example: Oral History in 7th grade). It is a great tool to record, edit, annotate, store, and share video and audio.
We continually evaluate technology tools to ensure they are appropriate and safe for our students’ ages, grade levels, and are relevant to their learning. We want you to be aware of these tools so you can share in your child’s learning.
Please contact your child’s ELA teacher if you have any questions regarding the use of of this technology tool.Thank You from Ralph ReederThank you to all who purchased a star for your students last week during our Academic Excellence Events. We raised $188 for the Ralph Reeder Snack Pack Program.Upcoming Music ConcertsTuesday, May 23: Edgwood 6th Grade Choir & SS/PW/6th Grade BandThursday, May 25: Edgewood 7th & 8th Grade BandTuesday, May 30: Edgewood 7th & 8th Grade ChoirThursday, June 1: Edgewood 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra @ Bethel University's Great Benson Hall. The concert will feature music from around the world and end with a finale featuring a full symphony piece. Students should arrive at Bethel at 6:20 p.m.After all concerts listed above, Ralph Reeder Snack Pack reps will be here selling Culver's Custard in the cafeteria to help support the Snack Pack Program. Treat your talented student (and others!) to yummy custard and support a wonderful cause all at once!Edgewood Fall MusicalThe Edgewood Drama Department is excited to announce that we will be performing "Shrek the Musical, Jr." next November 9, 10, & 11, 2017. We will be having an informational meeting for kids on Tuesday, May 30, after school for anyone interested in being in the production or helping behind the scenes. Kids will be able to get script pages to practice over the summer for auditions next Fall. Come and find out if being involved with an Edgewood musical would be fun for you!Spring BOGO Book FairThe Edgewood library is getting ready for our Spring Scholastic BOGO Book Fair on May 22-26! We are excited to get fun and engaging books into the hands of our students for the summer. We would love to have parent/grandparent or neighbor volunteers to help out at various times throughout the week. Please take a look at the sign-up list here: BOGO Volunteer Sign Up and fill in when you can!These book fairs help support our ongoing efforts to encourage reading for fun and learning!If you would be available for only an hour of a particular time slot, please put that in the comment section and we'll make a new time slot for you! We'll be as flexible as we can be...Questions, please contact Elizabeth Johnson at 651-621-6688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.The Book Fair schedule is as follows:Monday, May 22: 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Tuesday, May 23: 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. & 6:15-7:15 p.m.Wednesday, May 24: 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Thursday, May 25: 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. & 6:15-7:15 a.m.Friday, May 26: 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Oral History ProjectSeventh Grade ELA students will be participating in an Oral History Project in which they will interview a community member and create a transcript of the interview. This project allows students to demonstrate the listening, speaking and writing skills that they have developed this year while giving them the valuable opportunity to hear stories and advice from members of a different generation.In order for this project to be a success, we need community members who are willing to be interviewed about their life and career. If you, or someone you know is available on Wednesday, May 24, and would be interested in this opportunity, please contact me and we can plan to have you in! We are looking for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family members or friends over the age of 18. You are welcome to help out for the entire day or just a portion.Interviews will be conducted during the following times:
- 3rd period: 9:52 - 10:41
- 4th period: 10:45 - 11:34
- 5th period: 12:08 - 12:57
- 6th period: 1:01 - 1:50
- 7th period: 1:54 - 2:45
Please fill out this online form or contact Ms. LaPanta directly at email@example.com. if this is something you would be interested in helping with. Thank you so much for your time and support!School Forest Activity with Elementary StudentsOn Friday, May 26, 5th grade classes from Sunnyside and Pinewood will be traveling to Edgewood's school forest to explore the outdoors, learn about ecosystems, remove invasive species and help plant trees! There will be a variety of stations set up throughout the forest that will be run by volunteers from the DNR, teachers, and Edgewood students! This is a very exciting opportunity for the 5th graders to participate in service learning, learn about the forest and about their new school for next year!Spring STEAM ShowcaseOur Spring STEAM Showcase will be held on Friday, June 2, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Come check out some of the amazing projects our students have done. We will also be in need of guest judges to come and be a part of the showcase from approximately 1:15-2:30. If you'd like to be a guest judge or would like more information on it, please contact Ms. LaPanta at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your support!Grade Level Celebration DateThe grade level end-of-the-year Celebration date is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7. The sixth grade will go bowling at the Mermaid from 8:15-10:30 a.m., the seventh grade will go to the Wynnsong Movie Theater from 11:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and the 8th grade will go to Silver View Park from 9:00 am.-1:00 p.m. and will have their talent show from 1:00-2:45 p.m. Sixth & seventh graders will have their lunch at school and a grill-out will provided to the 8th graders at the park. A very special THANK YOU to EPAT for your contribution to the FREE fun day we have planned for the students! Permission forms are due by Monday, May 22, to first period teachers. Copies of the grade-level permission forms can be found in links below:Yearbooks will be distributed on this day. If you have not ordered a year book for your student, a limited amount of softcover books will be available for sale on that day for $20 each; however, 8th graders will have the option to buy first, 7th graders second, and 6th graders last.Plastic Bag Recycling ContestEdgewood is holding a plastic bag recycling contest! Plastic bags are a huge problem for the environment, and we are trying to do our part. Please bring your empty plastic bags to your grade box in the lobby. At the end of the month, the boxes will be checked, weighed, and brought to the recycling center. The grade level winner will be announced at the end of the month.Upcoming STEAM Field TripsThe "Picture Perfect Publishing" STEAM Class will be walking to Sunnyside Elementary on Friday, May 26, to share their completed children's books with the elementary students. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 2:45 p.m.The "Puppets & You!" STEAM Class will be walking to Sunnyside Elementary on Friday, May 26. students will present their puppets and a short puppet show to a 4th grade class before leading a short workshop with the elementary students on puppeteering. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 2:45 p.m. Permission forms should be turned into Mr. Perucco ASAP. A copy of the permission form can be found here.The "Big River Journey" STEAM Class will be going to the West Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park on Friday, May 26, and will take part in chemical, physical and biological river studies led by naturalists from the Three Rivers Park District. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m.
The "EV3 Lego Robotics" STEAM Class will be traveling to the Minnesota Science Museum on Friday, May 26, to explore the new exhibit robotics in science and get ideas on how to present robotics for their showcase project. The cost of the field trip is FREE! We will be leaving the school at the start of our Period 8 class and arriving back at the school around 3:50 pm so that students can catch the 4 pm after school bus. Permission forms are due to the front office or Ms. Beethe by Thursday, May 25. A copy of the permission form can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact Nadina Beethe at 651-621-6649.STEAM Ahead to SUMMER!We are now accepting registrations for Mounds View Schools Community Education Summer Camps. Brochures are available at Edgewood in the Front Office and Student Services. Community Ed is 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.
Registrations are accepted online or by mail only. 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.After-School Sports
The week of May 22 is the last week for after school sports. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Knickerbocker at email@example.com or the Community Ed office at 651-621-7400.Monday, May 22Quidditch Practice- Lower FieldBoys Tennis Practice - Tennis CourtTrack Practice- Track FieldTuesday, May 23Flag Football Practice- Lower FieldGirls Tennis Practice - Tennis CourtTrack Practice- Track FieldWednesday, May 24Boys Tennis Match @ Chippewa Middle SchoolTrack Meet @ Mounds View High SchoolThursday, May 25Flag Football Game @ Chippewa Middle SchoolGirls Tennis Match @ Chippewa Middle SchoolTrack Practice - Track FieldStudent Activity BulletinA copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here.DONATION CORNER
Phy Ed DepartmentThe Phy Ed Department is in need of the following items if you have any of these items at home that your student has outgrown:- Male Athletic Shorts: For students to borrow if they do not have or forgot Gym shorts to change into for class.- Male Athletic Shoes (All sizes youth or larger): For students to use that come to school without the proper footwear to participate during class.2-Litter Bottles NeededOur Integrated Science Classes will be making rockets with our 6th grade students this spring. To do this, they will need a large number of 2-liter bottles. Please rinse out any empty 2-liter pop bottles you may have and drop them off in the front office. Integrated Sciences are also still happy to take cardboard and other odds and ends for donation. Thank you!New/Gently Used Clothing NeededEdgewood 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!OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALE9th Grade Info Night
All fall of 2017 incoming 9th grade Irondale students and parents, please join us at Irondale High School on Wednesday, May 31, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for an event to celebrate the start of your high school career. At this event you will have the opportunity to...
We look forward to seeing our Newest Knights soon!KnightKrawler Robotics at MSHSL Championship
Meet your Dean (15 min. Sessions at 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15, & 7:30 p.m.)
Sign Up for your 4-Year Planning Meeting
Take a tour of the building with a current Irondale student
Explore options to get connected at the Fall Activities Fair/Meet Coaches and Advisors
Confirm the activiation of your ParentVue and StudentVue Accounts
Commemorate the day with a photo-op on the Irondale Red Carpet
Irondale's KnightKrawler Robotics team has qualified for this year's MSHSL Robotics Championship on Saturday, May 20, at Mariucci Arena on the U of M Campus. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:15 a.m. followed by qualification matches and play-off rounds beginning at 4:00 p.m. The event is FREE so stop by and cheer them on!Irondale Athlete Summer Strength and SpeedSummer Strength and Speed registration and information for all Irondale athletes is available online. Click here for information: http://ihs-knight
s.com/SSS2017.EVENTS & RESOURCESUpper Midwest String CampLooking 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-363-5389.Community Program OfferingsIn 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.Youth Football CampJoin us for our KIDS Youth and Middle School Camp (students entering grades 2-8) on Saturday, June 10, from 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at TCF Bank Stadium. Cost is $60 and is open to both boys and girls. Visit our camp website at camps.jumpforward.com/pjfleckrtbcamps. Please contact our football office with any questions at 612-825-5000.REMINDERSReminder from Mounds View PDThe 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.Line ReminderJust 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 ReminderIf 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.Meetings Online
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Support EdgewoodA 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.