Edgewood News

An e-newsletter from Edgewood Middle School

March 31, 2023

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, April 4 - 7th Grade Field Trip to The Science Museum

Friday, April 7 - No School

Thursday, April 20 - Parent Communication Night

Friday, April 21 - No School

Thursday, May 4 - Choir Concerts

Tuesday, May 9 - Jazz Band Concert

Thursday, May 11 Band Concert

Monday, May 15 - Orchestra Concert @ Bethel University

Thursday, May 25 - 8th Grade Academic Excellence Ceremony

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

7th Grade Field Trip

All Edgewood 7th graders will be visiting the Minnesota Science Museum in St. Paul as a field trip on Tuesday, April 4. Students will leave Edgewood around 9:30 am and return around 2:00 pm, in time for the regular after-school buses. This field trip aligns directly with the content our 7th graders study in their Science class and is free for all students. We need volunteers to chaperone! If you would like to chaperone this 7th grade field trip, please email Dan Perucco at daniel.perucco@moundsviewschools.org.

Please see below for Edgewood’s permission policy regarding field trips:

At various times during the school year, students will leave the school campus for educational field trips. These field trips will occur during the school day to enhance learning in one of the following areas: core/allied arts courses, Community service or grade level event. Transportation is provided by the Mounds View School District with no cost to the student. Field trips are included as part of the educational experience for all students and will be limited to local destinations in the Twin Cities area. On occasion, field trips may be within walking distance from Edgewood. Parents/guardians will be informed in advance of any field trips via email from the teacher(s) hosting the field trip or from the front office. In addition, field trips will be published in the weekly Edgewood E-news for parent convenience. At any time, parents may opt out of a field trip for their child by contacting the hosting teacher or calling the main office.

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 be whole-school Reading MCA testing from 7:45am-9:15 am on Tuesday, April 11, and Thursday, April 13; as well as Math MCA testing on Tuesday, April 18, and Thursday, April 20. There will be a modified daily schedule after all testing on those four days.

Being Kind: I'll Go With You

We're shining the light on some of the often unseen acts of kindness that our community offers in the simplest of ways. Watch the first in our series and learn more at mvpschools.org/beingkind.

Being Kind: I'll Go With You

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.

Did You Know?

Registration for summer activities opened this week. Due to expanded programming and availability, Community Education received more registrations in its first hour of registration than during the entire season last year. See available classes and register for summer programs here. mvpschools.org/RegisterCommunityEd.


Garden Club

Do you like to dig in the dirt and be outside? Do you want to help your community? If you answered yes to either question, garden club is for you! Garden Club will start on Thursday, April 6, and will take place each Thursday after that in Room 011, Ms. Miller's room.

We will grow plants, weed the gardens to prepare them for spring planting, and hopefully make a perennial rain garden, as well! Half of all the food we harvest goes to the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf to help our community. Hope you join us for the first garden club on April 6th!

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 3 (A Day)

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

  • Competitive Swim Practice (Coed) - Pool 2:30-3:40 PM

  • Floor Hockey Practice (Coed) - Red Gym 2:30-3:40

  • Quiz Bowl - Room 021 2:25-3:25

  • United for Success - Room 020 2:30-3:30

TUESDAY, April 4 (B Day)

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

  • Badminton (Coed) - Red Gym 2:30-3:40 PM

  • D&D Club - Room 004 2:30-3:30

  • Jazz Band - Band Room 2:35-3:30

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

  • Non-Competitive Swim (Coed) - Pool 2:30-3:40

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

  • Unified Club - Performance Gym 2:30-3:30

WEDNESDAY, April 5 (A Day)

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

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

  • Choir Club - Room 130 2:30-3:30

  • Competitive Swim Meet (Coed) @ Edgewood Middle School Pool 3:00-5:00

  • Floor Hockey Game (Coed) @ Edgewood Middle School Gym 3:00-5:00

  • GSA Club - Room 013 2:30-3:30

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

  • Reading Zone - Room 001 2:30-3:30

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

THURSDAY, April 6 (B Day)

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

  • Badminton (Coed) - Red Gym 2:30-3:40 PM

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

  • Garden Club - Room 011 2:30-3:30

  • Jazz Band - Band Room 2:35-3:30

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

  • Non-Competitive Swim (Coed) - Pool 2:30-3:40

  • Quiz Bowl - Room 021 2:25-3:25

  • Science Zone - Room 003 2:30-3:30

FRIDAY, April 7


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

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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KnightKrawler Robotics Competing at University of Minnesota Williams Arena

Irondale's KnightKrawler Robotics, Team 2052, will be competing again at the Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional Competition at the U of M's Williams Arena on March 29-April 1. We'd love to have you come check it out and help cheer on the team. The event is FREE! The schedule for the MN regional can be found here. If you are unable to attend but want to watch online Friday/Saturday, you can click here. Let me hear you holler...KnightKrawler!

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!

Irondale Girls LaCrosse

Registration is now open!

The lacrosse season starts on Monday, April 3, and registration is now open! Please register sooner rather than later. Follow the directions on the Irondale High School Activities page. Link is below. All athletes will need to provide an updated physical. 7th and 8th graders will also need to have a middle school consent form completed in order to register. It is provided on the website.



Tryouts will begin on Monday, April 3, at 5:00 pm on the Irondale Turf. Tryouts will run through the week until Friday, April 7. There will be three teams: Varsity, Junior Varsity and B-squad. Anyone that tries out for lacrosse will make a team. No one who tries out will be cut from the program.


We are still looking for more volunteers/helpers for our booster club! If anyone is interested in helping out to create a great experience for our athletes, please let Coach Michaela know at michaelaward2012@gmail.com.

Irondale Baseball

Interested in being part of the HS Baseball program this Spring?

All current 8th grade students planning to attend Irondale HS in the Fall of 2023 are welcome to register for HS Baseball this Spring (2023).

What you need to know:

· All players must have a physical at time of registration

· No players will be cut & all players will be welcome to practice with our HS program throughout the Spring.

· Throughout the Spring season players might be asked to suite up and potentially play in game.

· Irondale Baseball will more than likely field three teams in the Spring

· Varsity, B-squad & 9th Grade

· 8th graders will more than likely practice with 9th grade and/or B-squad

If questions, please contact Coach Foss at jafoss@cisco.com or call/text 651.226.5870.

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.

5th Annual Power Wow

Join MVPS Indian Education's Student Honoring Pow Wow on Saturday, April 15, from 12-6 pm at High View Middle School. Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event! There will be food vendors, a raffle and a feast provided by Pow Wow Grounds. More information can be found 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.

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.

Let’s Talk About It blog: What should I do if I am concerned about my child’s mental health?

All children (and adults for that matter!) experience times of poor mental health in which they struggle with overwhelming feelings of sadness, anger, stress, and fear. These intense feelings may manifest in physical complaints like stomachaches, difficulty concentrating, school avoidance, aggression, and more. It is heart wrenching to see your children hurting and not be able to take that pain away. In this month’s blog post, learn about ideas and resources available to help support your child’s mental health such as mental health therapy (including how to find a therapist).


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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