Edgewood News

An e-newsletter from Edgewood Middle School

November 3, 2022

No School Reminder

Please note that there is no school on Friday, November 4. The main office will be closed due to staff training.

Eagle Leaders November Food Drive

Eagle Leaders is hosting a November Food Drive/Holiday Project to benefit the Ralph Reeder food shelf from November 1-18. They will be collecting non-perishable food items as well as Holiday Project items. The most needed items can be found here.

Holiday Project Items:

Items needed for Thanksgiving bags are: cans of corn, cans of green beans, stuffing, boxed mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy mix, cans of sweet potatoes, canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, corn muffin mix.

Items needed for baking bags are: flour, sugar, oil, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, chocolate chips, brown sugar, cookie cutters and spatulas.

Eagle Leaders will pick up items from the classrooms after school Thursday, November 10, and Thursday, November 17, to collect items. Hopefully, we can provide many holiday bags to the Ralph Reeder. Thank you for your support of our food/holiday project drive.

We're Having a Book Fair!

Join us for our Scholastic Book Fair from November 10 through November 18 in Room 010, lower level of Edgewood Middle School. All purchases through the Book Fair benefit the Edgewood Middle School library. Please help our school meet our goal and inspire a love of reading in our students. Scholastic will give back a portion of the goal as rewards to our school when you shop. More information about the book fair can be found here. Thank you for supporting our Edgewood Eagles!

Join Us for Our Fall Musical!

Join us for Edgewood's production of Annie, Jr.! Showtimes will be Thursday, November 10, & Friday, November 11, both at 7:00 pm and Saturday, November 12, at 1:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door and are $4 for students and $8 for adults with a family cap of $20. Bring your family and come see our amazing Edgewood talent! The flyer can be found here. Feel free to print out the flyer and share it in the community!

Important Dates

Thursday, November 10-Saturday, November 12 - Annie, Jr. Fall Musical

Tuesday, November 15 - Parent Communication Night

Thursday, November 17 - 7th & 8th Grade/Jazz Band Concert

Monday, November 21-Friday, November 25 - Fall Break

EPAT MEETING (Edgewood Parents and Teachers Group)

Join us for our next meeting of the school year on Monday, November 14, at 6:30 pm at Edgewood.

We are seeking a group of diverse parents to join the EPAT committee meetings. It is a very small time commitment to be on the committee, only 5-6 hours a year, but can be more if you take on additional coordination duties. We need to have a quorum to approve any budget items. The meetings are to discuss/coordinate specific EPAT Sponsored activities, approve annual teacher grant requests, fundraise and manage the EPAT budget. The committee meetings are held in October, November, February, April and July. These meetings are typically in-person at Edgewood.

Please reach out to the following contacts if interested in joining the committee:

Margaret Meyer (Margaret.Meyer@moundsviewschools.org) or

Kimberly Lockwood (lockwood.kimberly@gmail.com)

Did You Know?

An April survey showed 88% of residents rate the quality of education here as “excellent” or “good.”


Strategy & Role Playing Game Club

Take tabletop gaming to the next level. Choose from classic games such as Stratego, Blokus, and Risk but also pursue recent popular games like Catan, Ticket to Ride, Ingenious, Pandemic, 7 Wonders, Splendor, and Code Names. Role Playing & Collectable Card Games are run by students. Playing games develops analysis,problem solving, communication, and negotiation skills and…it’s also great fun! Presented by CGSA. The activity runs Mondays, from October 31 - December 19 from 2:25-3:45 in the Cafeteria. You must register for the activity online here.

Reduced Fees & Financial Assistance:

Youth who are residing within the Mounds View Public Schools boundaries and currently qualify for educational benefits and/or free/reduced lunch may be eligible for reduced fees and partial scholarships to qualifying Enrichment & Activities programs. Financial support is provided by the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf, District Community Education Scholarship fund and other community donors. Qualifying Enrichment and Activities will have a Financial Support/Educational Benefits fee rate that is 50% of the full fee for the program. If additional support is needed, please see the call 651-621-6020 and/or click here to complete the Youth Financial Assistance Request Form.

Coed Volleyball: Session II

Join us for Community Ed's Coed Volleyball: Session II! Students will focus on learning and reinforcing the fundamental skills of volleyball including: passing, hitting, and serving. Coaches will use a variety of drills and games to build skills in a fun and positive environment. All boys and girls in grades 6 – 8 are encouraged to participate regardless of skill ability. Transportation will be provided to and from all competitions and activity buses are available to eligible students after practices. Season runs Tuesdays & Thursdays from November 1 - December 8 from 2:30-3:40 pm. You must register for Coed Volleyball online here.

Intramural Sports Calendar for Practices & Games

Garden Club to Resume Next Spring

Garden Club is done for the Fall. We start back up again after spring break with making pickles, kale smoothies, growing plants inside, and getting the EW garden ready for spring. Can't wait to see you for another season in the garden!

Winter Community Ed Activities

Winter Registration opens early December for the following Community Ed Activities:

Weekly Student Activity Bulletin

MONDAY, November 7 (A Day)

  • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria 7:15–7:40 AM

  • Fall Musical Cast/Ensemble Rehearsal - Stage 2:30-4:30 (No bus available.)

  • Quiz Bowl - Room 021 2:25-3:25

  • Science Zone - Room 003 2:30-3:30

  • Spanish Zone - Room 106 2:30-3:30 CANCELLED TODAY!

  • Strategy Game Club - Cafeteria 2:30-3:45

  • United for Success - Room 008 2:30-3:30

  • Volleyball I - Red Gym 2:30-3:40

TUESDAY, November 8 (B Day)

  • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria 7:15–7:40 AM

  • Fall Musical Cast/Ensemble Rehearsal - Stage 2:30-4:30 (No bus available.)

  • Jazz Band - Band Room 2:35-3:30

  • Math Zone (MSM1 & MSM2) - Room 014 2:30-3:30

  • Social Studies Zone - Room 006 2:30-3:30

  • Unified Club - Room 232 2:30-3:30

  • Volleyball II - Red Gym 2:30-3:40

WEDNESDAY, November 9 (A Day)

  • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria 7:15–7:40 AM

  • Chamber Orchestra - Orchestra Room 2:25-3:30

  • Fall Musical Cast/Ensemble Rehearsal - Stage 2:30-4:30 (No bus available.)

  • GSA Club - Room 013 2:30-3:30

  • Math Zone (Int. Algebra, MSA, & Geometry) - Room 116 2:30-3:30

  • Reading Zone - Room 001 2:30-3:30

  • Volleyball I - Red Gym 2:30-3:40

THURSDAY, November 10 (B Day)

  • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria 7:15–7:40 AM

  • Cards for Veterans - Room 016 2:30-3:30

  • Eagle Leaders Club - Room 006 2:30-3:30

  • Jazz Band - Band Room 2:35-3:30

  • Music Zone - Band and Orchestra Rooms 2:30-3:30

  • Quiz Bowl - Room 021 2:25-3:25

  • Volleyball II - Red Gym 2:30-3:40

  • Yearbook Club - Room 120 2:30-3:30

FRIDAY, November 11 (A Day)

  • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria 7:15–7:40 AM

  • No after-school activities

*Activities are subject to change, please listen for daily announcements.

After-school Activity Buses

After-school activity buses will be availalbe Mondays through Thursdays beginning the week of September 19. For any after-school actiities before September 19th and on Fridays, students will either need to be picked up or walk home after the activitiy. After-school activity bus routes can be found here.

After-School Sports Coaches Needed!

Attention Parents - Edgewood's Community Ed After-School Sports are in need of coaches! After-school sports cannot happen without coaches. Below is a list of each sport where help is needed this season, and we would welcome help in ANY capacity - YOU WILL BE COMPENSATED. If you are available everyday, great!, But even if it is only one of the days a week or just being available as someone we can connect with for subbing please let us know. All non-staff confirmed coaches must pass a background check)*

The commitment this year is generally 2 days a week 2:30-3:45pm (Also for competitive sports only - 2 game nights a season against other District middle schools that run until about 5:30pm). Seasons run 1-2 months.

Late Fall:

  • Volleyball *Coed*

  • Gym Games


  • Boys Basketball

  • Girls Basketball

  • Floor Hockey *Coed*

  • Swimming 1 (Skill Building)

  • Swimming 2 (Competitions)

  • Fitness Training (Weight Lifting)

  • Ski & Snowboard Club


  • Track

  • Flag Football

  • Coed Tennis

  • Quidditch

We sincerely appreciate your consideration! If you are interested in helping out or have any questions, please contact Mr. VanHouse at christian.vanhouse@mvpschools.org.


Mounds View/Irondale Gymnastics Team

Are you a gymnast and interested in joining the Mounds View/ Irondale High school gymnastics team? Come meet the coaches and learn about the program at our informational meeting on Thursday, November 3, at 6:00 pm in the Edgewood Cafeteria.

If you have any questions email coach Muirhead at kelly.muirhead@moundsviewschools.org.

Join the 2023 Irondale Winter Guard!

Join us for our auditions/clinic on Saturday, November 5, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Irondale HS upper/lower gym. For questions, please email irondalecolorguard@gmail.com.

Irondale Boys Swim/Dive Team

Interested in joining a team during the winter? Come join the Irondale Boys Swim and Dive team! No swimming/diving experience required. We will have an informational meeting for families of 7th and 8th grade students on Wednesday, November 9, at 6:30 pm at the Irondale High School. Cookies will be provided, we hope to see you there! For more information if you cannot attend, please contact Brian.johnson@moundsviewschools.org.

Middle School Consent Form for High School Activities

Seventh & eighth grade athletes that wish to participate on a high school team will also register online. Before you begin your online registration, approval must be obtained from the middle school principal or dean, the high school activities director and coach. In addition, signatures from both student & parent/guardian are also required. Please complete this Middle School consent form and deliver to the high school activities office before you begin the online registration.


Upcoming Community Ed Activities

Mounds View Schools Community Education offers a variety of opportunities for youth, families and adults to pursue interests, expand abilities and improve social skills in an informal, friendly atmosphere. Programming is offered before school, after school, non-school days and weekends. Click here to see all Community Education offerings!

Community Programs

In addition to the youth programs and enrichment opportunities available through the District's Community Ed Department, a number of activities, camps and youth programs are hosted by area cities, local businesses, community organizations and school PTA groups. Please see offerings available in the district attendance area here.


2022-23 General Information

The 2022-23 General Information Packet can be found here.

The daily schedule can be found here.

The 2022-23 school calendar can be found here.

The 2022-23 A/B school calendar (6th grade only) can be found here.

The lunch menu can be found here.

If your student is going to be out for an extended amount of time, please fill out the extended absence form and have them drop it off in the front office.

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Lost Phones and Airpods

Parents, we are seeing an uptick of lost or misplaced personal devices such as cell phones and wireless earbuds. We understand these are expensive items and are of value. Please share with your child that it is best to keep such items in their lockers, backpacks, or kept at home as the goal is to not lose these items and ultimately remain engaged in their learning.

Educational Benefits

Parents, you should have received an email if you had yet to complete your educational benefits form. This form's completion includes the benefits of free or reduced; home internet, school activities, academic test, transportation, breakfast and lunch, and college applications. More information can be found here. The application can be found here.

2022-23 Edgewood Handbook

The 2022-23 Edgewood Handbook can be found here.
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