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 2019-2020 school year. I am looking forward to continuing to serve 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.
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!