Edgewood News

An e-newsletter from Edgewood Middle School

April 14, 2023

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars

Thursday, April 20 - Parent Communication Night

Friday, April 21 - No School

Thursday, May 4 - Choir Concerts

Tuesday, May 9 - 7th grade, 8th Grade & Jazz Band Concert

Thursday, May 11 - 6th Grade, Beginning Band & Jazz Band Concert

Monday, May 15 - Orchestra Concert @ Bethel University

Tuesday, May 16 - 8th Grade Visit to Irondale High School

Friday, May 26-Monday, May 29 - No School/Memorial Day

2023-24 Online Registration Verification

The 23-24 Online Verification is open for all students attending Edgewood Middle School in the fall of 2023. Please log into your ParentVUE account and in the upper right-hand corner choose Online Data Verification. Complete the questions, review, and then submit at the end. This process needs to be completed for each student every year.

If you have moved in the last year, please include an address verification for your new address (lease agreement/utility bill) under the documents tab. Thank you for your prompt attention.

If you need assistance accessing your ParentVUE account please email Shannon at shannon.mildenberger@mvpschools.org.

Eagle Leaders Food Drive

Thank you to all students, family, and staff who participated in the March Food Drive to benefit the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf. We raised $131.11 and 75 lbs. of food for the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf to meet the rising needs of many that visit the food shelf each month!

Eagle Leaders that helped with the project were Wakinyela DeCory, Tenzing Choenyi, Tenzin Kunchok, Zain Nordstrom, Tomiwa Badejo, Blake Olson, Karlee Thor, Kalena Thor, Tenzin Woser, and Cameron King.

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Upcoming Eighth Grade Visit to Irondale

On Tuesday, May 16, eighth graders will be visiting Irondale High School from 9:45 am-11:00 am to hear various presentations, take a tour, and learn more about the sports and activities offered at IDHS. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student's dean at Edgewood.

Edgewood Yearbook/Photo Information

The online yearbook ordering site is now closed. A limited number of soft-cover yearbooks will be available for purchase at the end of the school year on a first-come, first-serve basis for $20 each.

Also, just a reminder...your student's school photos are available for parents to view and order online through the rest of the school year.

Click on the button below to get started.


Event Code: FE198922
Also Needed: Synergy Unique Student ID (Student's 6-digit number in ParentVUE...6XXXXX)


  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and text.
  • Photos are shipped directly to your home.
  • High-res digital downloads are available.
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay once.

MCA Testing

We will have whole-school Math MCA testing from 7:45am-9:15 am on Tuesday, April 18, and Thursday, April 20. There will be a modified daily schedule after all testing on those two days.

SEPPAC Meeting: Celebrating Success

Join us for a panel of past and present students who have received special education services share their post-secondary plans, aspirations and experiences in K - 12 education.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
6:45-8:15 p.m.
Mounds View District Center Board Room
4570 Victoria Street N.

In-person at the District Center or virtually at:

Did You Know?

The District is hosting its 5th annual PowWow this Saturday, April 15. Everyone is welcome at this free, public event. Learn more about the event here.


Track and Field

Track and field is a coed sport which combines various athletic contests based on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing.

All students grade 6 - 8 are encouraged to participate. No experience is needed. Practice is 2:30-3:40 pm, Monday-Thursday beginning Monday, April 24; meet times TBD. Activities will not meet on non-school days. Activity buses are available after practice for eligible students at 3:45 pm. Meet day busing will bring all students to host school and return remaining students to their home school ONLY (times will be determined once meets are scheduled).

Middle School Intramural Calendar

Flag Football

Intramural Flag football is coed and all students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to participate. The game of flag football is a fast-paced, non-contact game played between teams of seven players. Each player on the offense and defense wears a set of flags. "Tackles" are made by pulling the flag out of the belt. All physical contact is strictly monitored for the safety of the players.

Practices are Tuesday & Thursday from 2:30-3:40 pm beginning Tuesday, April 25; Games are 3:00-5:00 pm. Activities will not meet on non-school days. Acitvity buses are avaialble after practice for eligible students. Game day busing will bring all participants to host school departing at 2:35 pm and return remaining students to their home school ONLY by 5:30 pm.

Middle School Intramural Calendar

Pickleball (Non-Competitive)

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America right now! Learn the rules and basic skills of pickleball, no experience necessary! All students grades 6-8 are encouraged to play.

Practice is Monday & Wednesday from 2:30-3:40 pm beginning Monday, April 24; non-competitive (this class does not compete against the two other district middle schools). Activities will not meet on non-school days. Activity buses are available after practice for eligible students at 3:45 pm.

Middle School Intramural Calendar

Pickleball (Competitive)

Competitive Pickleball practice is Tuesday & Thursday from 2:30-3:40 pm beginning Tuesday, April 25; matches are 3:00-5:00 pm. Activities will not meet on non-school days. Activity buses are available after practice for eligible students at 3:45 pm. Game day busing will bring all students to host school departing at 2:35 pm and return remaining students to their home school ONLY by 5:30 pm.

Middle School Intramural Calendar

Summer Activities Registration Now Open!

Get ready! Registration for summer day camps, enrichment, sports camps and more is now open. There are opportunities for all ages, birth to adult! View the electronic catalog here and register at mvpschools.org/RegisterCommunityEd.

After-school Activity Buses

After-school activity buses will be available Mondays through Thursdays. After-school activity bus routes can be found here.

Weekly Student Activity Bulletin

MONDAY, April 17 (A Day)

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

  • Quiz Bowl - Room 021 2:25-3:25 PM

  • Science Zone - Room 003 2:30-3:30

  • Spanish Zone - Room 106 2:30-3:30

TUESDAY, April 18 (B Day)

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

  • D&D Club - Room 004 2:30-3:30 PM

  • 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 - Performance Gym 2:30-3:30

WEDNESDAY, April 19 (A Day)

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

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

  • Choir Club - Room 130 2:30-3:30

  • GSA Club - Room 013 2:30-3:30

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

  • Science Fair Club - Room 003 2:30-3:30

THURSDAY, April 20 (B Day)

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

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

  • Garden Club - Room 011 2:30-3:30 CANCELLED TODAY

  • Jazz Band - Band Room 2:35-3:30

  • Music Zone - Orchestra Room 2:30-3:30

  • Quiz Bowl - Room 021 2:25-3:25

  • Science Zone - Room 003 2:30-3:30

FRIDAY, April 21


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


Activity Bus to Irondale

For Edgewood students participating in Irondale sports, there is a bus, Bus #135, that stops at Edgewood at 2:40 pm and takes the students over to Irondale to arrive around 2:45 pm.

Join Marching Band!

We are thrilled to announce that the 2023 Irondale Marching Knights competitive season will be kicking off in May! The 2023 Marching band is open to all current 8th-11th grade students at Irondale, Mounds View, St. Anthony, Chippewa, Highview, and Edgewood, and is one of the largest and most successful competitive organizations in the Mounds View School District.

The Irondale Marching Band Information Night will take place on Tuesday, May 2, at 7:00 pm in the Irondale Auditorium.

Marching band is a dynamic performance ensemble that combines music, movement, and visual effects all on a football field. The level of work, talent, and determination that goes into these productions is simply amazing. The Irondale Marching Knights is one of the premier marching units in the Midwest and has been named a finalist and champion at some of the most prestigious events in our area. The Marching Band is the back-to-back Class AAA Minnesota State Marching Band CHAMPION (2021 and 2022), and we look forward to building on the successes from last season and elevating the program to the next level.

Students who join the Marching Knights make new friends and unforgettable memories all while becoming more responsible, organized, and time efficient. It’s a wonderful opportunity to build community and be a part of something greater. If your student has even the slightest interest in joining the Irondale Marching Knights, we invite you to attend our Info Night. No experience is necessary. We hope to see you there!

Important - Middle School Students Participating in High School Sports

Parents, please note that if your middle school student participates in a high school sport and will be leaving early for a competition, you still need to contact our attendance either via ParentVUE or leave a message on the attendance line at 651-621-6601 so we can get a pass to your student to leave their class.

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.


Don’t Risk a Gap in Your Health Insurance

Have you moved in the past three years or will you be moving soon? If you have Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare, please update your contact information. It’s important so we can reach you when it’s time to renew your health insurance. Visit mn.gov/dhs/mycontactinfo.

This can be found in other languages here: https://mn.gov/dhs/mycontactinfo/communications-toolkits/.

Discounted Internet

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households a discount of up to $30 per month off their internet bills (or up to $75 per month for households living on Tribal lands), as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 off an eligible connected device like a laptop, desktop computer or tablet. In many cases, households can get high-speed internet entirely free by choosing a fully covered internet plan. A household is eligible to participate if a child in the household qualifies for Educational Benefits, which includes free or reduced-price school meals. If you need proof that a child in your household qualifies, contact Nutrition Services. Learn more and apply here.

Payments For COVID-related Absences

If your child is approved for Educational Benefits (free or reduced-price school meals), they may be eligible for P-EBT benefits of $8.10 for each day they were absent due to a COVID-19 impact. Click HERE for more information.

Let's Talk About It: Caregivers, The First Line of Defense

As a caregiver, never underestimate your power to influence a child’s future. Read this month’s blog post about how adult behaviors can sometimes influence children’s behavior, and how this relates to Alcohol Awareness Month.

Know the Facts: Mental Health

Did you know that 17% of teenagers engage in self-harm behavior ? Usually, when people self-harm, it is not done as a suicide attempt. Rather, they self-harm as a way to release painful emotions. Learn more and get support at Cornell University’s Self-Injury & Recovery Resources. As always, reach out to your student’s Dean, our team or your child’s primary care provider for additional help.


After-School Activity Reminder

We encourage students to take advantage of after-school opportunities for growth and engagement. Please review the after-school procedures with your child(ren) as your family plans for engagement in after-school activities, clubs, or academic zones.

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Bus Safety

We have noticed several bus behaviors that do not reflect our values here at Edgewood. We work with American Transportation to ensure that students and drivers have an enjoyable experience. Our message to students and families is riding the bus is a privilege, not a right. If negative interactions occur, a meeting with administrators, parents, and students will happen to discuss the next steps. We hope never to have such a meeting. Parents, please work in partnership with us by reiterating our expectations regarding transportation. Students are to remain seated while the bus is in motion—no food or beverages on the bus. We are respectful to other individuals and follow the bus driver's directions. We appreciate your support in keeping all students respectful and safe.

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.

2022-23 Edgewood Handbook

The 2022-23 Edgewood Handbook can be found here.
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