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From the Principal

Dear EMS Families and Friends,

Welcome to Edwardsburg Middle School! Thank you for your interest in our school . On behalf of the entire staff, I would like to welcome you to an exciting 2017-18 school year. I am looking forward to serving as your principal in this exemplary middle school!

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. While at EMS, our staff works hard to create a sense of community with all of our students, and we truly value what each student adds to our school. This sense of community, caring and collaboration is felt by all who enter through the doors of EMS.

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 Schools 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 2017 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
  • In 2016, 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
    • 6th Grade Reading
    • 8th Grade Social Studies


BAND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • 7th & 8th grade EMS bands received a Division II rating on their performance at the MSBOA District VI band festival.
  • Edwardsburg Middle School had over 50 students participate at the MSBOA District VI Solo & Ensemble. Students received a total of 19 Division I medals and 18 Division II medals.


CASS COUNTY SPELLING BEE (2ND PLACE IN OVERALL COMPETITION!)
  • 8th Grade Team (2nd place in team competition)
  • 7th Grade Team (1st place in team competition)
  • 6th Grade Team (2nd place in team competition)


CHOIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • 8th Grade Choir received a Division II rating at the MSVMA District Choral Festival.
  • 7th Grade Choir received a Division I rating at the MSVMA District Choral Festival.


HOOPS FOR HEART BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
135 participants raised $3,100!!

KRASL BOX FACTORY ART SHOW
Honorable Mention Award at the Krasl Box Factory Art Show – Delani Stull

EXCEPTIONAL ATTENDANCE AT EMS (2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR)
6th Grade: 12 Students
7th Grade: 6 students
8th Grade: 10 students

PERFECT ATTENDANCE AT EMS (2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR)
6th Grade: 10 Students
7th Grade: 6 students
8th Grade: 7 students

ONE HUNDRED EIGHT STUDENTS QUALIFIED FOR THE 4.0 PRINCIPAL’S LIST FOR FIRST SEMESTER!

ONE HUNDRED-FOUR STUDENTS QUALIFIED FOR THE AAA LUNCHEON FOR NO ABSENCES, NO TARDIES, AND NO SUSPENSIONS FOR THE FIRST SEMESTER!

SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE MATH MEET (EMS TOOK 2ND PLACE OVERALL OUT OF 19 SCHOOLS!)
  • 6th Grade Team (1st PLACE OVERALL)
  • 7th Grade Team (3rd PLACE OVERALL)
  • 8th Grade Team (1st PLACE OVERALL)