Snow Day Make Up
We have heard officially from the Department of Education financial/state aid analyst that our district as of February 20, 2014 does not need to make up any snow days. I would suggest that you hold off making any vacation/plans for the week of June 9, 2014 as we have lots of winter remaining along with other types of weather that could cause delays and cancellations. If we need to make up days or hours we still need to know if the Governor will require full days of attendance. Thanks in advance for your understanding and support as we weather an unusual year together.
Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to Edwardsburg Middle School! On behalf of the entire staff, I would like to welcome you to an exciting 2013-14 school year. I am looking forward to serving as your principal in this exemplary middle school setting!
The success and sound reputation of Edwardsburg Middle School is the result of incredible student, parental and community support and involvement. We aim to cultivate this partnership in both the academic and extracurricular setting. During the 2012-2013 school year, some of our points of pride included:
EMS students achieved their highest proficiency percentage over the last 5 years on the following MEAP assessments:
EMS ranked in the top 5 of all Berrien and Cass County schools in percentage proficiency on the following MEAP assessments:
Eighth grade proficiency rates increased at least 10 percentage points in all subject areas: Mathematics (19 percentage points, Reading (11 percentage points) and science (11 percentage points).
We earned 1st place in the overall competition for the Cass County Spelling Bee.
We earned 2nd place in the regional Science Olympiad competition and qualified for the state competition at Michigan State University
114 students qualified for the 4.0 Principal’s List for the 1st Semester
102 students qualified for the 4.0 Principal’s List for the 2nd Semester
84 students qualified for the AAA Luncheon (perfect attendance and no tardies) for the second semester.
Over 80% of our middle school students are involved with extracurricular clubs and athletic teams.
The staff and students at EMS truly exemplify the EPS culture of pride, passion and purpose! If there is anything we can do to help your child, please do not hesitate to call. Our goal will always be to provide the best possible education for each student.
Dr. Jan MacLean, Principal
Dr. Jan MacLean
In alignment with the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), Edwardsburg Middle School believes that educational programs for adolescents must be:
Developmentally responsive: using the distinctive nature of young adolescents as the foundation upon which all decisions about school organization, policies, curriculum, instruction, and assessment are made.
Challenging: ensuring that every student learns and every member of the learning community is held to high expectations.
Empowering: providing all students with the knowledge and skills they need to take responsibility for their lives, to address life’s challenges, to function successfully at all levels of society, and to be creators of knowledge.
Equitable: advocating for and ensuring every student’s right to learn and providing appropriately challenging and relevant learning opportunities for every student.
Instructional Day: 7:30 a.m. - 2:21 p.m.
Half Day: 7:30 a.m. - 10:37 p.m.
Edwardsburg Public Schools Vision
Edwardsburg Public Schools, in partnership with family and the entire community, will prepare students for success in the 21st century by providing outstanding and diverse education opportunities in a safe and caring environment where standards of excellence will not be compromised.
Edwardsburg Public School Mission
Edwardsburg Public Schools will maximize all students' potential to be successful in life.