F.A.N. Club is a before-school fitness/recreation, academic support and pro-social skills program. The parents of many Edgewood students leave for work long before the school day begins. For at-risk students, this creates potential problems. They are responsible for getting themselves to school on time without monitoring from their parents, and they are unsupervised at home or in the community for significant periods of time. Many students also lead lifestyles that lack adequate exercise, causing them to lack the overall health for optimal learning in school and often to be overweight. F.A.N. Club offers Edgewood students a place to eat breakfast and check in with an adult before the school day begins. Some students may choose to do physical activity to begin their day, other students may opt to play board games or build academic skills through adult or peer mentoring.
District Community Education Clubs & Sports
Community Education offers a variety of school year and summer activities to Mounds View School District youth in grades 1 - 12. Click on the link to learn more: Community Ed Link.
Chamber Orchestra is open to 7th and 8th graders by audition and 6th grade by invitation. Rehearsals will begin later in the fall, and will rehearse Mondays from 2:35-3:25 p.m.. Concert dates and rehearsal times will be announced soon in class. The cost of membership is $12 for the year.
In Computer Club, students may use school computers to do internet research or word processing that supports their academic success in school. They may also choose to play approved educational games or use the internet for other school appropriate activities. Students gain access to and experience with important computer technology and resources that they may not otherwise have and that is important to their educational future. The supervisor requires that each student opens their SchoolView account to show that their assignments are up to date before spending time with leisure activities.
Jazz Band is an activity where students who play various band instruments play music of different genres, including jazz, rock, swing, and Latin, in a classic "big band" setting. We meet Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons from 2:35-3:25 p.m. We perform multiple times a year.
LEOS Club is an after school community service membership program. The program is sponsored by the Mounds View Lions, an organization that supports the community in a variety of charitable and service areas. The Edgewood chapter of Leos Club is a program that teaches students about community service and gives them the opportunity to become involved in service activities in their community. The goal of the program is to build a connection between students and their community and create a sense of ownership and responsibility for the welfare of the community among the participants.
Math Team is a program that allows students with a passion for math to further their understanding and compete with other students from neighboring schools.Open Gym is FREE for Edgewood students on Friday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Only Edgewood students and associated chaperones will be allowed in the gym during Open Gym. Students who participate must ride the activity bus form Edgewood unless discussed otherwise with their Dean. Students will be bussed back to Edgewood to catch the activity bus at 4:00 p.m.
Girls Ensemble is an auditioned group for 7th and 8th grade women singers at Edgewood Middle School. Any girls in 7th and 8th grade are eligible to audition. Auditions for Girls Ensemble will be held towards the beginning of the year in the choir room. We will plan to meet once a week and sing at both the Winter and Spring Choir Concerts.
Teen Leader Club is an after school program that runs Monday through Thursday at the Mounds View Community Center. The parents of many Edgewood students do not arrive home from work until several hours after the school day ends, leaving the students unsupervised at home or in the community. Many of these students also do not have regular access to recreational activities. Teen Leader Club is a collaborative program between Edgewood Middle School, the Shoreview YMCA, and the City of Mounds View that provides supervised recreational, social, and community service learning opportunities to students. Membership in this Club builds a sense of belonging and self efficacy skills that may increase academic achievement.
Additional Student Activities
Eagle Pride Events are all-school after school activities scheduled throughout the school year. Check the e-Newsletter for more information!
The Unity Event is a festival in place at Edgewood to help students celebrate the wealth of diversity that exists within our school building and the community. In our school, we have students from all different walks of life, who speak different languages and have unique traditions. With that in mind, we believe that all of us coming together and supporting one another is truly what makes Edgewood great! At this FREE event, students will experience, learn about, and engage with a variety of different backgrounds. There will also be ticketed stations to purchase authentic snacks and play carnival games. This special event is held each year after school on the last Friday in February. All families and community members are welcome to be involved. If you are interested in being a Cultural Table Host, please contact Chris Van House: christian.vanhouse@
moundsviewschools.org or 651-621-6673. Any proceeds raised from this event benefit student support groups at Edgewood Middle School.
Edgewood First Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Team is designed for students who want to compete head to head using a sports model. Teams design build, and program their robots to compete on a 12' x 12' field, in an alliance format, against other teams.