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From the Director of Information Technology, Larry Hanks:

 

Dear Edwardsburg School Family and Community Members,

I wanted to take a quick moment and reach out to inform everyone that we are currently taking the necessary steps to update our website as a way to increase our compliance with OCR (Office for Civil Rights) website standards. During this time, we have audited our current website and we have begun adjusting our images, pages, and documents to ensure that we are in full compliance of OCR's requirements. Thank you for your patience during this website transition and please check back regularly for updates on our progress.

 
Dear EMS Families and Friends,
 
Welcome to Edwardsburg Middle School! On behalf of the entire staff, I would like to welcome you to an exciting 2016-17 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.
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.
I believe…
All students can learn – if given the right instruction and enough time.
 
From early elementary, the greatest indicator of academic success is the ability to read and comprehend the written word.  Parents often ask, “How can I help my student get better grades?”  Read with them!  Have them read everything – books, cereal boxes, even tweets.  We have more great literature focused at young adults than ever before.  If your student is reluctant, start with an audio book to build interest.
Another obvious indicator of student success is attendance.  The premise is simple: Students need to attend school daily to succeed.  According to a recent NASSP article, missing 10% of the school year—or 18 days in most districts—correlates with serious academic trouble.  Missing as few as 3 days in a grading period can reduce grades from a “B” to a “C.”  Be Here…
…And Be Part Of It!  Student involvement in extracurricular and co-curricular activities can greatly increase students’ grades.  The level of communal acceptance and comfort is key factor.  A study by the U. S. Department of Education revealed that “students who participate in co-curricular activities are three times more likely to have a grade point average of 3.0 or better than students who do not participate in co-curricular activities” (Stephens & Schaben, 2002, para. 4).  If you are an Edwardsburg Eddie, don’t wait to be asked to be part of the team – you ARE part of the team!
 
Edwardsburg Public Schools maintained District AdvancEd Accreditation awarded in 2016 for all buildings!
 
Points of pride accomplishments and facts that make Edwardsburg Middle School a special place to be!
  • Edwardsburg Middle School has a caring and supportive Administration and Teaching staff that will show support and quality instruction for your child’s education!
  • Edwardsburg Middle School has a positive school climate that promotes kindness, respect, and responsibility.  EMS administration, teachers, and students work together to foster these qualities within our school!

·         In 2015, among all schools in the Wolverine Conference and in Southwest Lower Michigan, EMS 7th graders were ranked number one in percentage of students proficient on the ELA Spring M-STEP Assessment!

  • In 2015, among all schools in the Wolverine Conference and in Southwest Lower Michigan, EMS ranked 2nd on the 6th and 8th grade ELA M-STEP assessment and on the 7th grade Mathematics M-STEP assessment!
  • In 2015, among all schools in the Wolverine Conference and in Southwest Lower Michigan, EMS ranked among the top 5 in the following M-STEP content areas:
    • 6th Grade Mathematics
    • 8th Grade Mathematics
  • Edwardsburg Middle School was recognized for three straight years (2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14) as a Reward School for “Beating the Odds”!

BAND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 151 total students were active in our EMS Bands
  • 8th Grade Band performed at Homecoming, Christmas Carols in Hallway, and in the Memorial Day Parade
  • Each grade level band had three formal concerts throughout the school year in the PAC.
  • At the Solo & Ensemble Festival, EMS band students earned a total of 25 Division I Ratings & 17 Division II Ratings
  • The 7th Grade Band and 8th Grade Band each received Division II Ratings at the MSBOA Band & Orchestra Festival
 CASS COUNTY SPELLING BEE (1st PLACE IN OVERALL COMPETITION!)
  • 8th Grade Team (1st place in team competition)
  • 7th Grade Team (1st place in team competition)
  • 6th Grade Team (2nd place in team competition)
  • 3rd place in the individual competition
 CHOIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • 8th Grade Choir received a 2nd division rating at the MSVMA District Choral Festival.
  • 7th Grade Choir received a 1st division rating at the MSVMA District Choral Festival.
 FARM BUREAU INSURANCE COMPANY “AMERICA AND ME” ESSAY CONTEST
  • 3rd Place – Shelby Ison
  • 2nd Place – Anna Cleveland
  • 1ST PLACE – BAILEY McGIVERN
HOOPS FOR HEART BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
103 participants raised $1,700!!

KRASL BOX FACTORY ART SHOW PARTICIPANTS

16 Students participated with Gabrielle Francis winning Honorable Mention Award at the Krasl Box Factory Art Show
 

EXCEPTIONAL ATTENDANCE AT EMS (2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR)
6th Grade: 18 Students                          7th Grade: 20 Students                  8th Grade: 13 Students
PERFECT ATTENDANCE AT EMS (2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR)
6th Grade: 13 Students                           7th Grade: 7 Students                   8th Grade: 11 Students
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD (EMS TOOK 2nd PLACE IN REGIONAL COMPETITION!)
6th Grade: 4 Students                             7th Grade: 10 Students                  8th Grade: 8 Students
 
ONE HUNDRED NINE STUDENTS QUALIFIED FOR THE 4.0 PRINCIPALS LIST FOR FIRST SEMESTER!
 
EIGHTY-ONE STUDENTS QUALIFIED FOR THE AAA LUNCHEON FOR NO ABSENCES, NO TARDIES, AND NO SUSPENSIONS FOR THE FIRST SEMESTER!
 
EIGHTY-NINE STUDENTS QUALIFIED FOR THE AAA LUNCHEON FOR THE SECOND SEMESTER!
 
SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE MATH MEET (EMS TOOK 1st PLACE OVERALL OUT OF 15 SCHOOLS!)
6th Grade Team (3rd PLACE OVERALL)
 
7th Grade Team (1st PLACE OVERALL)
 
8th Grade Team (4th PLACE OVERALL)
 
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WAR “PATRIOT’S PEN” ESSAY CONTEST
Local Winner, District V.F.W. Winner, and 6th place in the State of Michigan - Emily Andrina
 
STUDENT OF THE MONTH RECIPIENTS (Revised)
6th Grade: 32 Students                            7th Grade: 14 Students                8th Grade: 14 Students

 



 

Mr. James Knoll
Principal





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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.

 

 
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