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From the Principal

Dear EMS Families,


Welcome to Edwardsburg Middle School! Thank you for your trust in our school.  On behalf of the entire staff, I would like to welcome you to a 2021-2022 school year that is going to be filled with continued high expectations for staff and students alike!  All of the difficulties the past year and a half will be put in the rearview mirror and we will be working tirelessly to build academically and socially strong adolescents ready for their next endeavor.  I could not be more excited to join this exceptional team as principal, alongside Mr. Cebra as the Assistant Principal!  We pledge to bring our experience and relentless work ethic with us in order to aid in the ever important job of preparing our students for high school.


The success and sound reputation of Edwardsburg Middle School is the result of an experienced and student-centered staff in addition to incredible student, parent, and community support.  The partnership between school and home might be the single most important variable to the academic and social success of students.  At EMS our staff has worked hard and will continue to work hard to create a sense of community with all of our students.


We would like to ask a favor of you as you have conversations about school.  Please encourage your EMS student to do the following three things throughout their time with us:  

  1. Attend school regularly! One of the greatest indicators of attaining a High School diploma is solid Middle School attendance, especially in the 8th  This is a critical time period in adolescent development and if bad habits are formed, they become very difficult to break.  Please instill in your student the perseverance to attend school even when they may have stayed up too late, are fearful of an upcoming test, or are struggling with a peer relationship, etc.  If your student comes through our doors on a regular basis, they will be in good hands and will be developing a habit that is essential to future academic success.
  2. Get involved! Students who look to pursue interests in extra-curricular or co-curricular events build a sense of commitment to the school as a whole.  There is a sense of connectedness when you invest in more than just what is required.  EMS has much to offer in terms of athletics, activities, and student leadership opportunities so that every student can have an area of interest to pursue.
  3. Bring your best! Coming to school regularly, as previously mentioned, is incredibly important.  However, when here it is important to be engaged appropriately so that our outstanding staff can best grow your student academically.  Learn to navigate challenges because it is through difficulty that we develop our greatest understanding and strengths. 

Thank you for trusting us with your student(s).  Together we will work hard to achieve the appropriate academic and social development of our Eddies and when we do, we will celebrate it.  Here’s to an outstanding 2021-2022 school year, “Go Eddies”!




Mr. Joshua Bourne


Edwardsburg Public Schools Vision


Edwardsburg Public Schools collaborates with all stakeholders to empower all Eddies to prepare for their future through the use of innovative, diverse, and inspiring learning opportunities in an environment where standards of excellence will not be compromised.


Edwardsburg Public Schools Mission


Edwardsburg Public Schools will maximize all EDDIES’ potential to be successful in life.

Joshua Bourne
Email Contact: jbourne@goeddies.com
James Cebra
Assistant Principal
Email Contact: jcebra@goeddies.com