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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 2018-2019 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

  • Both the 7th and 8th grade middle school bands performed in the Christmas Concert, Pre-Festival Concert, and Collage Concert in the Performing Arts Center.  They both attended the MSBOA District VI concert band festival and earned a division II rating on their performance.
  • Edwardsburg Middle School had over fifty students participate in the MSBOA District VI Solo & Ensemble.  There were eighteen students awarded a Division I medal and seventeen students awarded a Division II medal.  
  • Twelve students were selected to participate in the Southwest Michigan Middle School Honors Band.  They spent all day honing their musical skills with guest clinicians, preparing for a concert that evening at the Howard Performing Arts Center.


AMERICA & ME ESSAY CONTEST


1st Place - Kaitlynne McGrath

2nd Place - Madison Hartley

3rd Place - Angel Turner


CASS COUNTY SPELLING BEE (2ND PLACE IN OVERALL COMPETITION!)


  • 8th Grade Team (1st place in grade-level competition)
  • 7th Grade Team (1st place in grade-level competition)
  • 6th Grade Team (1st place in grade-level competition)

CHOIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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

COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE


Edwardsburg MIddle School students collected 4,900 items for families in our community!


HOOPS FOR HEART BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT


115 participants raised $2,500!


KRASL BOX FACTORY ART SHOW


Honorable Mention and Community Award



EXCEPTIONAL ATTENDANCE AT EMS (2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR)


6th Grade:  8 Students

7th Grade:  16 students

8th Grade:  12 students

PERFECT ATTENDANCE AT EMS (2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR)


6th Grade:  5 Students

7th Grade:  4 students

8th Grade:  6 students




Ninety two students qualified for the 4.0 Principal’s list for first semester.


Fifty three students qualified for the AAA luncheon for no absences, no tardies and no suspensions for the first semester. Forty three students qualified for the AAA luncheon for the second semester.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD


EMS TOOK 2ND PLACE IN THE REGIONAL COMPETITION



SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE MATH MEET


EMS TOOK 3RD PLACE IN OVERALL COMPETITION


  • 6th Grade Team (1st PLACE OVERALL)
  • 7th Grade Team (3rd PLACE OVERALL)
  • 8th Grade Team (1st PLACE OVERALL)

EMS STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

ACTIVITIES/EVENTS ATHLETICS

Adopt-A-Family Cheerleaders

696 participants Football - 17 team members

Basketball - 14 team members


Ambassadors Boys Basketball

15 participants 7th - 12 team members

8th - 12 team members


America & Me Essay Contest Girls Basketball

5 participants 7th - 12 team members

8th - 12 team members


Art Club Football

14 participants 7th - 35 team members 8th - 35 team members

Cassopolis Library Art Show Boys Track

11 participants 7th & 8th - 52 team members

Community Food Drive Girls Track

696 participants 7th & 8th - 43 team members

Hoops for Heart Volleyball

115 participants 7th - 12 team members

8th - 12 team members


Law Day Essay Wrestling

24 participants 7th & 8th - 32 team members


Krasl Box Factory Art Show Cross Country

15 participants 33 team members


Math Team

6th - 5 team members

7th - 5 team members

8th - 5 team members


Pop tab collection

Ronald McDonald’s House

41 participants


Science Olympiad

25 participants


Spelling Team

6th - 7 team members

7th - 5 team members

8th - 7 team members


Student Council

67 participants


Veterans of Foreign Wars -

Patriot Pen Essay Contest

4 participants

Rebecca Crocker
Principal
 
Email Contact: rcrocker@goeddies.com
Brian Clements
Assistant Principal
 
Email Contact: bclements@goeddies.com