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Warsaw Community Schools' middle school band students recently concluded their summer band program. Both beginner and advanced students took part in practices, a band cookout, trip and concerts.

According to Band Director Joseph Peloza, students in the beginning band began their endeavors with their instruments through practicing out of their books. Peloza noted students made immense progress during their training.

“As a group of beginners just starting, I was impressed by the tone quality they displayed, enthusiasm, and their focus,” stated Peloza. “I heard many positive comments from parents after our concert. They enjoyed our dramatic opening to the concert as well as the students’ ability to follow my direction quickly. They could not believe that the students had only been playing for a few weeks.”

The advanced band students performed a concert that included a variety of musical styles. Their selections included Star-Spangled Banner, America, the Beautiful, This Is My Country, and music from the musical Cabaret. “They (the students) did an amazing job preparing for this concert. I am fortunate to work with a great group of students,” noted Peloza.

In addition to their practices, 66 middle school band students embarked on Saturday, June 23, to Deep River Waterpark, Merrillville.

“Our practices, band cookout, trip and concerts were enjoyed by everybody,” stated Peloza. “I had a great time working with the students this year and look forward to a great school year starting in August!”

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Warsaw Community Schools requires you to submit your child’s health forms on CareDox, our digital health platform.

How do I complete health registration?

DOES YOUR SCHOOL HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS?

Yes - Great, you’re ready to register.
No - Contact your school to update your email address. CareDox will receive it within 24 hours.

COMPLETE HEALTH REGISTRATION

Sign up using the direct link that is emailed to you from activation@caredox.com
Or go to our district link: 
https://secure.
 caredox.com/enroll/warsawin

What happens after health registration?

AFTER YOU SUBMIT Your school nurse will approve or request more information if they have questions.

THIS SCHOOL YEAR Your school nurse will see your child’s conditions, medications, allergies, and more. You will receive email notifications when your child visits the nurse, if their medication is running low, and more.

NEXT SCHOOL YEAR Your child’s health record will be saved, so all you have to do is update information that has changed.

Complete your child’s information here: 
https://secure.caredox.com/enroll/warsawin as soon as possible or by August 13, 2018
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2018-19 Registration now open!

Registration for the 2018-19 school year is now open for new and returning students!

The registration is online and typically takes less than 10 minutes.

Register Today!

You will need a valid email address. Free email accounts can be set up at http://www.gmail.com

 

Returning students (current WCS and returning transfer students): 

Sign in to the PowerSchool parent portal at https://warsawschools.powerschool.com and click on the Returning Student Registration link on the left side of the screen.

If you forgot your username and/or password, click “Forgot Username or Password?”

Click here for additional instructions

If you are unable to recover your PowerSchool Parent logon using the log in page’s built-in functionality, please contact WCS at 574-371-5098.

To complete registration, you will receive an additional email to update your child’s health records from CareDox.




Kindergarten/NEW to the District Students (including new transfer students and students who have recently moved into the district and have not previously attended Warsaw Community Schools): 

English - https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=13256&culture=en

Spanish - https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=13256&culture=es

 

To complete registration, you will receive an additional email to update your child’s health records from CareDox.


Any parent wishing to pay for TBR fees via cash or set up a payment plan will need to contact the attending school. For questions please call the Warsaw Community School's Central Office at 574-371-5098.

For parents needing computer assistance, WCS will have open computer lab times at the WCHS campus on July 12,13,16, and 17.  More information will be available soon.
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Warsaw Community Schools

eLearning Day Information for Secondary Parents


The next eLearning Day for 2017‐2018 for Warsaw Community Schools will take place on
Saturday, May 19, 2018. This day has been scheduled to make up a school
day that has been missed due to dangerous weather conditions. Making up lost
instructional time in this manner allows students to be dismissed for the summer in late May as opposed to June.

eLearning Day Procedures


All student assignments for the eLearning Day will be posted by 9:00 a.m. on the district and school web site. The district website may be accessed by visiting
http://www.warsaw.k12.in.us and the school web site may be accessed by visiting
http://yourschool name.warsaw.k12.in.us (ie: http://wchs.warsaw.k12.in.us). All lessons will
be organized by school and teacher. Each teacher’s page will provide specific instructions for
the assignments to be completed or links to commonly used learning tools such as Canvas.
The assignments may be completed on the actual eLearning Day or may be completed and
turned in any time prior to the start of school on the following Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Completion of the assignments will allow the student to be counted as in attendance on the
eLearning Day. Any student who fails to turn in the assignments by the deadline will be counted absent for the eLearning Day.

On the eLearning Day, teachers may be contacted by email or other established means of
communication with any questions about assignments. Additionally, a technology support line
will be available for any general technology questions by calling 574‐371‐5088 from

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Also, for individuals that do not have Internet connectivity at home, students may use the
wireless network that extends out into the parking lot around all of our school buildings or use
the free wireless Internet service and/or computers at the Warsaw Community Public Library.
Finally, one computer lab in each middle school and the WCHS Media Center will be open for
one hour each day after school on Monday, May 21, Tuesday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 23.
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Warsaw Community Schools

eLearning Day Information for Secondary Parents


The next eLearning Day for 2017‐2018 for Warsaw Community Schools will take place on
Saturday, April 21, 2018. This day has been scheduled to make up a school
day that has been missed due to dangerous weather conditions. Making up lost
instructional time in this manner allows students to be dismissed for the summer in late May as opposed to June.

eLearning Day Procedures


All student assignments for the eLearning Day will be posted by 9:00 a.m. on the district and school web site. The district website may be accessed by visiting
http://www.warsaw.k12.in.us and the school web site may be accessed by visiting
http://yourschool name.warsaw.k12.in.us (ie: http://wchs.warsaw.k12.in.us). All lessons will
be organized by school and teacher. Each teacher’s page will provide specific instructions for
the assignments to be completed or links to commonly used learning tools such as Canvas.
The assignments may be completed on the actual eLearning Day or may be completed and
turned in any time prior to the start of school on the following Thursday, April 26, 2018.
Completion of the assignments will allow the student to be counted as in attendance on the
eLearning Day. Any student who fails to turn in the assignments by the deadline will be counted absent for the eLearning Day.

On the eLearning Day, teachers may be contacted by email or other established means of
communication with any questions about assignments. Additionally, a technology support line
will be available for any general technology questions by calling 574‐371‐5088 from

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

eLearning Day Resources


Also, for individuals that do not have Internet connectivity at home, students may use the
wireless network that extends out into the parking lot around all of our school buildings or use
the free wireless Internet service and/or computers at the Warsaw Community Public Library.
Finally, one computer lab in each middle school and the WCHS Media Center will be open for
one hour each day after school on April 23, 24, and 25.
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Warsaw Community Schools

eLearning Day Information for Secondary Parents


The next eLearning Day for 2017‐2018 for Warsaw Community Schools will take place on
Saturday, March 24, 2018. This day has been scheduled to make up a school
day that have been missed due to dangerous weather conditions. Making up lost
instructional time in this manner allows students to be dismissed for the summer in late May as opposed to June.

eLearning Day Procedures


All student assignments for the eLearning Day will be posted by 9:00 a.m. on the district and school web site. The district website may be accessed by visiting
http://www.warsaw.k12.in.us and the school web site may be accessed by visiting
http://yourschool name.warsaw.k12.in.us (ie: http://wchs.warsaw.k12.in.us). All lessons will
be organized by school and teacher. Each teacher’s page will provide specific instructions for
the assignments to be completed or links to commonly used learning tools such as Canvas.
The assignments may be completed on the actual eLearning Day or may be completed and
turned in any time prior to the start of school on the following Thursday, March 29, 2018.
Completion of the assignments will allow the student to be counted as in attendance on the
eLearning Day. Any student who fails to turn in the assignments by the deadline will be counted absent for the eLearning Day.

On the eLearning Day, teachers may be contacted by email or other established means of
communication with any questions about assignments. Additionally, a technology support line
will be available for any general technology questions by calling 574‐371‐5088 from

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

eLearning Day Resources


Also, for individuals that do not have Internet connectivity at home, students may use the
wireless network that extends out into the parking lot around all of our school buildings or use
the free wireless Internet service and/or computers at the Warsaw Community Public Library.
Finally, one computer lab in each middle school and the WCHS Media Center will be open for
one hour each day after school on March 26, 27, and 28.
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Warsaw Community Schools

eLearning Day Information for Secondary Parents


The next eLearning Day for 2017‐2018 for Warsaw Community Schools will take place on
Saturday, March 17, 2018. This day has been scheduled to make up a school
day that have been missed due to dangerous weather conditions. Making up lost
instructional time in this manner allows students to be dismissed for the summer in late May as opposed to June.

eLearning Day Procedures


All student assignments for the eLearning Day will be posted by 9:00 a.m. on the district and school web site. The district website may be accessed by visiting
http://www.warsaw.k12.in.us and the school web site may be accessed by visiting
http://yourschool name.warsaw.k12.in.us (ie: http://wchs.warsaw.k12.in.us). All lessons will
be organized by school and teacher. Each teacher’s page will provide specific instructions for
the assignments to be completed or links to commonly used learning tools such as Canvas.
The assignments may be completed on the actual eLearning Day or may be completed and
turned in any time prior to the start of school on the following Thursday, February 22, 2018.
Completion of the assignments will allow the student to be counted as in attendance on the
eLearning Day. Any student who fails to turn in the assignments by the deadline will be counted absent for the eLearning Day.

On the eLearning Day, teachers may be contacted by email or other established means of
communication with any questions about assignments. Additionally, a technology support line
will be available for any general technology questions by calling 574‐371‐5088 from

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

eLearning Day Resources


Also, for individuals that do not have Internet connectivity at home, students may use the
wireless network that extends out into the parking lot around all of our school buildings or use
the free wireless Internet service and/or computers at the Warsaw Community Public Library.
Finally, one computer lab in each middle school and the WCHS Media Center will be open for
one hour each day after school on Tuesday, 
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On Wednesday, Jan. 24, Warsaw Community High School and the Warsaw Area Career Center are holding the annual WCHS/WACC Academic Showcase from 5-8 p.m. This event is primarily meant for current WCHS students and their parents, as well as all incoming freshmen for next year in the class of 2022. This is a great chance to come tour the building and see all the wonderful opportunities that are available to students at WCHS and in the WACC. Every department throughout the school will be showcasing their talented teachers and previewing their available classes and curriculums. There will be fun and interactive activities, as well as informational flyers that will help students and families decide what courses they should take at WCHS. 

To the parents of incoming freshmen (current eighth graders), there will be two opportunities to attend the informative meeting in the Performing Arts Center. The first Class of 2022 meeting is scheduled for 5-5:45 p.m., and the second will be held at 6-6:45 p.m. The meetings are the same information, and parents of incoming freshmen (Class of 2022) are encouraged to attend one of the meetings. 

Click here for a full preview of each department's showcase.
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Dear Parents/Guardians and Students

High School is an exciting time to explore career options and discover your aptitudes and passions. Each student has chosen a career pathway and course selections will reflect your student’s choice. This guide is designed to assist you in making the best possible decisions to get you where you want to be on your career path as you complete high school.

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Our PLTW instructor, Abbi Richcreek, promoted Engineering/ Technology Education & Robotics as a career at the WACC’s Non-Traditional Employment for Women (NEW) conference.

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October 10, 2017

To:     The Parents of Edgewood Middle School Students

From:  JoElla Smyth, Principal

Re:     Parent/Teacher Conferences

All Edgewood parents and students are invited and encouraged to attend the student led parent teacher conferences this fall.  Fall break is scheduled for Thursday, October 26th and Friday, October 27th.  School will resume on Monday, October 30th.  Conference dates and times:

Tuesday, October 24, 2017        4:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017    8:40 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

There will be no conferences during the meal break on October 25th

Meal break:   10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

      

The conferences are conducted in an open format in the commons.  A map of teacher locations will be available at the front table.  You will also pick up your child’s report card at the front table.  You and your student may then visit any teachers you would like to talk with. 

Here are a few pointers for how to make these conferences successful for everyone involved.



Successful Student-Lead Parent/Teacher Conference Strategies

  1. Please limit meeting with individual teachers to 10 minutes
     -If more time is needed, please set up a time to meet with that teacher at another time.

  1. Allow your student(s) to lead the conference
     -Our goal is to have your student(s) discuss their grades with you and their teachers in   

     order to help them take accountability for the grades they receive.

  1. Please honor the teacher’s dinner meal break
     -Please end your meetings promptly at the teachers’ given break times and reschedule  

     if necessary.  Please allow the necessary time to start a meeting right before these

     hours.

  1. Keep all discussions positive:
     -It takes school, parents and student working together for the best learning to take place.

Announcements via the intercom system will be made prior to break times to remind families and staff when those breaks are to begin.  Thank you and let us know if we can be of any assistance to you and your family.

Parents and teacher conference
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Each nine weeks, students have the opportunity to nominate an adult teacher or staff member who has made a difference in their lives.
Pictured are many of the teachers nominated by students during the third nine weeks.
All teachers are pleased to work with our students, and it means so much to know we are making a difference. 
We want our parents to know that your children are also making a difference in our lives. We love our Edgewood students!
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Mrs. Johnson is leading a three day series of ways to combat stress with her Enrichment Groups this quarter.  Activities included are: a Gratitude journal, Zentagles, Meditation and Yoga.
Mrs. Leek, Edgewood's Administrative Assistant, is a certified Yoga instructor and happily volunteered to help students learn basic techniques.
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Edgewood Middle School is proud to announce the selling of Edgewood Tiger Spirit Wear! 
Starting September 15th through September 30th, you have the opportunity to purchase an Edgewood T-Shirt to support our Tigers Academically and Athletically. Order forms are available in the front office and during lunch. Looking forward to continuing to build school spirit and "Keeping It Positive!"

Mr. Casey

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If you want to purchase iPad insurance, the deadline is September 1! The cost is $23 and definitely worth it. Please purchase online through this link: http://www.worthavegroup.com/gpo/warsawk12
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Mrs. Akers is our Edgewood school nurse.  She encourages all our students to stay healthy and is always available to help!  
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Edgewood Middle School

Tiger Head

Dear Edgewood Parents,


We are excited to announce the start to the school year will be Monday, August 15, 2016.  If your children are riding the bus to school, you should be getting a letter from transportation about the pick up time for Monday morning.  Bus traffic will enter and exit on Logan.  If you are driving your student to school, please enter the front lot from Union Street.  Parent drop off will be in the front of the school.  Staff will be there to welcome you.


Buses will unload at 7:20 a.m. and all students will gather in the commons.  There will be staff handing out student schedules and maps.  Breakfast will be served and the bell will then ring at 7:35 for students to move to their first class.  Staff will be available to give directions and guide students.  


Students need to bring basic supplies to school including pencil, pen, paper, trapper keeper and/or book bag.  The bookstore supplies will be available the first day of school.  Most likely we will have a table set up in the commons if students need to purchase locks or other supplies.  iPads are scheduled to be distributed Monday afternoon.  


We hope to have a student assembly on the football field at 8:30 Monday morning.  We will go through the daily bell schedule, announce lunch shifts before 5th period and finish the day at 2:45.  Parent pick up will be lined up out front, coming in off of Union Street.  Please do not park in the faculty parking lot.  Simply get in the line and we will remind your students to quickly get into cars so we can keep the traffic moving.  Buses should depart by 2:50.  We have assistance from the WPD to make this transition run smoothly.


We will host a parent meeting Monday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m.  We will also host an open house once the construction is fully complete.  Lockers will be installed in January and we will make arrangements for coat storage as the weather cools down.  Both locker rooms will be available and this most likely will be recommended storage for coats.


The building should be completed by January 2017.  In the meantime, we will be providing construction updates in our daily announcements.  We appreciate everyone’s help, support and understanding during our renovation project.  We are going to have an amazing school when it is finished, but just so you know, it is already an incredible place for learning, even during construction.  If you have any questions, please let us know.


Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this great transformation at Edgewood!!!

JoElla Smyth, Principal jsmyth@warsawschools.org

Michael Casey, Assistant Principal  mcasey@warsawschools.org
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As the weather warms up, students are changing their wardrobe, moving from winter to summer clothing.  Just a reminder that we do have a dress code policy, and we are fortunate to have air conditioning here at Edgewood!

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Thanks to Mason Geiger Photography & Film, LLC for providing these amazing pictures!

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In a sea of orange and black, Edgewood Middle School students, teachers and school officials gathered Tuesday afternoon for a ceremonial ground breaking, signifying the start of the building’s renovation process. (Photo by Amanda McFarland)



WARSAW — The third and final ground breaking ceremony for the Warsaw Community Schools design build project took place Tuesday afternoon, March 8, at Edgewood Middle School.

Students, teachers and school officials gathered in front of the building, where freshly-dug soil was ready for the occasion. Donning hard hats, students picked up their ceremonial shovels to signify the official start of the project.

“We’re very excited as we start this process and thankful to our community for allowing us to move forward with our renovations,” WCS Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert said. “This is probably going to be the most complex part of the building project.”

Edgewood was originally designed with an “open concept” in mind, but as education has changed and need for more classrooms arose, problems soon became apparent. The design will cluster classrooms according to subject matter and will eliminate “nested” classrooms, those with no other access but through other rooms.

Hoffert noted the project is slated for completion some time next October or November.

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 Mr. Peloza and band students from both middle schools had a great time yesterday playing pep band music at the Edgewood vs. Lakeview Basketball Game. They are looking forward to playing at more games this season.

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Students and staff answered the challenge of dressing in holiday style!  On Friday, we celebrated the success of our canned food drive by gathering to watch Home Alone, complete with popcorn!  Mr. Beam and the choir put on a fantastic program for us in the afternoon.  Warm holiday greetings from all of us at Edgewood!

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We celebrated the holiday season in a big way at Edgewood!  On Thursday, we enjoyed time in our gym, learning about theater in the round, the role of the orchestra in theater productions, and a reenactment of Cinderella put on by our teachers!  After attending the Cinderella musical at the Wagon Wheel, we enjoyed a wonderful lunch, served by staff of Warsaw Schools.  Thanks to all for helping us enjoy the day!
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Congratulations to our February Super Tigers.  These students were all nominated by their teachers for showing characteristics of Tiger Pride - respect, communication, responsibility.  Edgewood sure has many wonderful students!
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Mr. Wysong, Spelling Bee coordinator for Edgewood, is pleased to announce that Veronica was our winner, and Matthew was our runner-up!  Great job to all who came out to show their spelling prowess on a list of exceptionally difficult words!
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Edgewood Middle School is so proud of all our students for showing Tiger Pride on a daily basis.  These are our March Super Tigers - congratulations!
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The Warsaw Education Foundation is offering the Honor an Educator program for students, parents, community members and staff to recognize a favorite teacher, principal, bus driver, school nurse, librarian, cafeteria worker, or any staff member of Warsaw Community Schools for the Holiday Season.  Our Foundation offers grants for teachers to implement new, creative ideas that help our students grow.
Honor an Educator Form
Honrar a un Educador
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Nearly twenty Edgewood Middle School families participated in a raffle, Get Connected--or in Spanish--Conéctate, during parent teacher conferences.  The ENL (English as a New Language) department sponsored the raffle for families who currently have a child in or who have recently graduated from the ENL program.  

The purpose of Get Connected/Conéctete was threefold:  to challenge students to invite their parents to attend the parent teacher conference, to provide the opportunity for parents to give feedback to the department and the school on how we could improve and finally, to create a chance for three individuals to become raffle winners!  


First place won a $100 Walmart gift card.  Second place took home a $50 Walmart gas/gift card.  Third place received a $10 Starbucks gift card.  On the first day back from fall break, Mrs. Smyth drew the three winning raffle tickets.  Take a look at these happy faces!

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Edgewood students joined with Lakeview students today in honoring veterans.  Choirs from both schools, as well as combined bands and combined orchestra students, played and sang patriotic music.  Dr. David Hoffert, our superintendent, shared stories of courage, hope, and self-sacrifice as he related stories told to him by local veterans.  Our high school Junior ROTC students assisted with posting the colors.  Mrs. Smyth, Edgewood principal, shared about the Green Light for Vets program.  For more information, see Green Light a Vet.
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Mr. Hindsley's students were privileged to hear from Jacqueline Schram of Grace College about studying abroad and connecting world languages to college/university study. We also enjoyed some pain (bread) and some jus d'orange during her visit. She was interactive and dynamic, and the students enjoyed listening to her
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For a limited time only, we are selling Edgewood shirts to the public. Show your support and school pride by purchasing an Edgewood shirt. Buy them as gifts for Christmas, birthdays, or just because. Get one for everyone in the family to support your favorite athlete, academic superstar, and music aficionado! Shirts are available in three styles...short sleeved T's, long sleeved T's, and Hoodie sweatshirts. You have two prints to choose from and two colors for each print. Order forms are available in the commons on the table by the glass wall, on our website, or attached to the parent announcements. All orders need to be received by November 13. Checks should be made out to Edgewood Middle School.

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Parent teacher conferences will be taking place on October 20th from 4pm-6:45pm and October 21st from 9am-6:45pm.
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Students and staff always work to show their knowledge at Edgewood Middle School.  Remember, don't camouflage your smarts!
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Officer Hawn lived up to his promise.  Students raised more than their goal for Feed My Starving Challenge.  They voted for Officer Hawn to have his head shaved.  His daughter happily obliged by coming to Edgewood and helping out!
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Students selected for this honor have displayed the Tiger Pride characteristics of: respect, enthusiasm, punctuality, communication, organization, preparation, and cooperation. We appreciate their positive contribution at our school.
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Students are competing during lunch shifts, trying to see which shift can raise the most money for Feed My Starving Children.  A "guest" drummer performed while encouraging students to contribute to this worthy cause.  A former Edgewood student has offered to match funds raised by our school.  We are hoping for great participation from both students and staff!
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Mr. Howett's science classes tested surface tension today.  They tested with two pennies, one with vaseline smeared on top and one regular penny.  One penny held more water than the other.  Can you guess which one it was?
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The biology class used their iPads, oxygen sensors, carbon dioxide sensors, and temperature probes to measure the rate of photosynthesis under different light intensities and temperatures.
 

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Edgewood National Junior Honor Society students went to the community apple orchard to pick apples today. All apples picked were donated to a local food pantry. We had lots of fun as we enriched the lives of others!
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We were very fortunate to have Cloé Morali and Camille Sarraud, our visiting French students from the Lycée Saint André in Niort, France, attend our 1st period French 1 class on Friday, August 28th. We enjoyed a typical French breakfast of croissants, beignets, and orange juice while discussing the girls' impressions of American school and the differences between the American and French school systems. We also participated in activities centered on our class content.
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Language Arts students are reading Phineas Gage: a Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman.
Mrs. Hutchinson demonstrated the piercing of Phineas' frontal lobe with a model brain to help students visualize what happened in the book.
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In Mr. Bass' biology class, we are testing the pH levels of different common household substances.  We used cabbage juice as a pH indicator, and then used pH probes.
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Online ordering:Blossers.com or https://blossers.wufoo.com/forms/qhr7epq0vkgmwy/
Orders are due by Sept. 16 - bring your packets to Edgewood, or order online.
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The students were able to enjoy a great last day at Edgewood with much fun and activities!



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There are many opportunities for our students to enjoy reading and earn awards this summer.
1.  The Warsaw Community Public Library summer reading event begins June 8.  Visit the library or log in online to participate.  Anna Jackson, teen librarian, came to our most recent Starbooks event to share about the program and the craft events.  Kids were really excited about the prizes they could earn!  Warsaw Community Public Library
2.  The Half Price Bookstore offers $5 coupons, redeemable in their store, for summer reading participants in June, and again in July.  Check their website for more information!  Half Price Bookstore
3.  The Indiana Department of Education offers the Hoosier Family of Readers which includes access to e-books via myON books.  Instructions are included on their website.  Hoosier Family of Readers

Have a safe, happy, enjoyable summer break, and keep reading!
See you in August.
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Mrs. Johnson and students used a grid system and chalk to make a class creation "Monet in the Garden". This team endeavor incorporated scale, size and proportion to depict a famous work of art.
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Edgewood repeats as state champs in the junior exhibit for the National History Day competition. Mr. Howard's team of Jarrett Orr, Keagan Rice, Reuben Williams, Tyler McKenzie and Alex Dials are winners! This team moved from 3rd at Regionals to 1st at state.
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Any 5th/6th grade students interested in joining the band/Orchestra are welcome to attend the Instrument Fitting Night! It will be held at Edgewood middle school on Thursday, April 30th from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Hope to see you there!
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Thank you to Mr. Heinz Fussle and his sister Hildegard for coming to Edgewood!  They spent the day presenting to Mrs. Fisher and Dr. White's 7th grade social studies classes.  As children, the Fussles lived in Germany when Adolph Hitler came into power.  They shared memories of stories and pictures of life at that time, leaving students with the message that we all need to step in and fight for what is right.
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Mrs. Fisher and Mr. White's students are working on a new project suggested by Mr. Howard.  This project is a review for the students of what they learned earlier this school year.  The students are making poster boards with information on them about the history of different ancient civilizations.  (reported by one of the social studies students)
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The Edgewood Academic Superbowl Team won the NELMSC Conference Title at the March 19 competition.  Congratulations to the Math Team of Coach Howett, Anthony Bass, Nolan Knight, and Jarrett Orr, the Social Studies Team of Coach Fisher, John Harrelson, Katie Lauck, and Kyle Sensibaugh, the Science Team of Coach Swangin, Harper Dungan, Lora Kuhaneck, Shelby Paseka and Naomi Phillips, and the English Team of Coach Burkett, Miriam Hagg, Lora Kuhaneck, Natalie Lindquist, Jarrett Orr, and Phoebe Schmidt.  The Interdisciplinary Team was made up of Katie Benedict, John Harrelson, Lora Kuhaneck, Jarrett Orr, Shelby Paseka, Naomi Phillips, and Breanna Shepherd.
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Students in Mr. Townsend's classes practiced measuring with tape measures today.  This is a great life skill!  Thanks to one of our students, Anjali, for taking pictures today.
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Every day, the doctors and nurses at Riley Children's Hospital help hundreds of children who are sick. They work tirelessly to find remedies and cures for these children, so they can live healthy, normal lives with their families. It is time for Edgewood to stand together and give back. This is a call out for ANYONE who wants to help support the incredible work being done at Riley Children's Hospital. We will be having our annual event, Reading for Riley, on March 27, 2015. If you are interested, please come to an informative meeting on Tuesday, March 10, after school from 2:45P.M. to 3:00P.M. If you cannot come to the meeting, but you are interested in the event, please see Mrs. Helser, Mrs. Beer, or Mrs. Toumey. Let's rally together and make a difference in our community!

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This week students in Mr. Devlin and Mr. Howard's 8th grade social studies classes are presenting their National History Day projects. This year the projects focus on "leadership" and "legacy." The students research a significant person from history and then create a formal presentation. They then take part in the peer review process at the end of the presentations. Four groups took part in the regional competition in South Bend. One group placed first and the three other groups tied for third. All four groups will move on to the state competition.
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Lora Kuhaneck, Edgewood Middle School 8th grader, won the Regional Spelling Bee Saturday, March 7 at IPFW. She will now go on to represent northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio in the national spelling bee in Washington D.C. in late May! She successfully competed through seventeen rounds of spelling words to earn this prestigious honor. Lora Kuhaneck originally won the school spelling bee, then the Kosciusko County spelling bee which resulted in the opportunity to compete at the regional contest.
Lora spelled words like "potentially," "franchise," "snaffle," and ended with correctly spelling "patronizing" to win the regional contest. For fun, the commentators asked her to spell "Kosciusko County" as they wrapped up the contest. "I want to thank my Mom for helping me study and Mrs. Eberhardt for encouraging me to read. I'm looking forward to going to Washington D.C." commented Lora Kuhaneck when she returned to Edgewood Monday morning. "We are so proud of Lora and believe she will be a real contender in the national competition. She will represent Warsaw Community Schools very well!" said JoElla Smyth, her Edgewood Middle School Principal.

(Composed by Diana Stull)
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The Edgewood Middle School Scholarship is for one male and one female senior student in the top 50 percent of the class of 2015 who are active in school and/or the community. The two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to two well-rounded students who exemplify the spirit of Edgewood. Candidates should be individuals who are good citizens and give back to their community and school in a variety of ways. Candidates should have good attendance at school and work, enjoy leadership roles and project a positive attitude.
To be eligible for this one-time scholarship, the applicant must: have attended EMS for two complete years; be a current graduating senior at a Warsaw area high school; be accepted to a post-secondary institution; be in the top 50 percent of their class; complete the standard application (no financial information required); attach a current school transcript and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach or counselor; attach a letter from your employer if applicable.
Applications are available at indianacollegecosts.org, or at the EMS front desk, the WCHS guidance office and the Lakeland Christian guidance office.
Applications must be submitted to the Edgewood Middle School office by April 3, 2015, at 3:30 p.m..
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On Saturday February 7, seven Edgewoood students competed in the Indiana State School Music Association's Solo and & Ensemble Contest held at Carroll High School in Ft Wayne. With the guidance of their teacher, the students selected music for either a solo or for an ensemble ( 3 or more members) and performed their selection for a judge. While the students were performing, the judge provided written comments on 9 different music captions. After their performance, the students were then awarded their medals. "I was very proud of the students that performed at contest. All the students performing a solo had the opportunity to work with a piano accompanist and the students that performed in an ensemble showed great teamwork. All students have improved because of their preparation for this contest," stated Joseph Peloza, Middle School Band Director.

The students that competed at contest were:
Chloe Romack: solo Gold
Carly O'Hara: solo Gold
Isaac Neeley: solo Gold
Jarett Orr: solo Gold
Phoebe Schmidt: solo Gold
Chloe Romack, Hannah Slabaugh, Vanessa DeAngel, & Mckenzie: ensemble Gold

Upcoming events for the Edgewood Bands will include a concert on Tuesday March 10 at 7:00 pm in the Lakeview Auditorium and a performance at the ISSMA Organizational Contest held at North Manchester Jr./Sr. High School. The public is always encouraged to attend these free events.
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The Edgewood Middle School National History Day teams defended their Northern Region victory from 2015 on Saturday, February 28. The team of Miriam Hagg, Megan Dawson and Kimmi Owens took first place with their project on women's rights and the Seneca Falls Convention. Edgewood then had a three way tie for third place with the teams of Jarrett Orr, Reuben Williams, Keegan Rice, Alex Dials and Tyler Mackenzie, Eric Hartman, Anthony Bass, Jaxon Wagoner, Chase Byron and Trevor rumple and Dayle Harvey, Kristen Coates, Lachlan Lennox, Maddi Ryman and Addie Dickerhoff. Their topics included Andrew Carnegie, Ulysses S Grant at the Battle of Shiloh and Gettysburg: Seven Score and Twelve Years Ago. All four teams will compete in the state National History Day competition at Marian University on April 25, 2015.

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Edgewood students and staff evacuated to WCHS this morning when a fire alarm went off.  The Warsaw Fire Department reported a detector malfunctioned.  The detector has now been replaced.  Buses transported students back to Edgewood.  The whole process took approximately 45 minutes.
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Mr. Wysong and Mr. Rose taught slope in math class using gift wrap tubes and matchbox cars.  Students measured the height and length of the tubes, then sent the cars down the tubes to see how far they traveled.
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Edgewood was a beautiful sight to behold this morning due to the coating of frost! Checkout the gallery by clicking of the photo! Photos taken by Ashley Irwin and Mrs. Tyson

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Once again, Edgewood students and staff are enriching lives in our community.  Members of our school community will be at Owens grocery store after school through Friday, Dec. 19 accepting donations of food and toiletries to be distributed to needy families through our school, Combined Community Services, and Our Father's House.  Thanks to everyone for helping!
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Starbooks is returning to Edgewood.  Our first session will be Thursday, Dec. 11 from 2:45-4:30.  Students are invited to come share their favorite book, listen to book talks, have a small snack and drink hot chocolate or chai.  At 4:30, students are welcome to go to the gym for the boys basketball game, or head for home.  Sign up is in the school library.
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Mr. Howett's science classes researched diseases caused by cell dysfunction.  They used professional websites and cited sources with the help of Mrs. Eberhardt, teacher-librarian.  After their research, they presented their findings to their class using Powerpoint or Prezi.
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The students in Mr. Wysong's math class worked on a Concession Stand Project through which they learned about percents. The students had to create a poster that displayed their concession stand name, items, and prices, as well as the amount of profit they made.
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Edgewood's own Megan O. was the recipient of 1st Place in the Wagon Wheel Banner Design Contest! Congratulations!

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WHO:

OrthoWorx has joined forces with Winona Lake Limitless Park to bring something amazing to our community.

WHAT:

A delicious pancake breakfast for the whole family. Enjoy food and an awesome art project for kids of all ages. The finished art piece will become part of a display for Winona Lake Senior Center.

WHY:

Funds collected go toward purchasing the Playworld NEOS 360, a cool, interactive piece of playground equipment. It combines physical activity AND technology. It’s designed to be accessible to individuals of various physical abilities. The campaign goal is $20,000, which is the cost of the Playworld NEOS 360.

WHERE:

Senior Center, 1590 Park Ave., Winona Lake, Indiana

WHEN:

November 22, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

COST:

$5 per person, no charge for children 5 and under. We accept cash, check or credit card as payment.

Find Us On: INDIEGOGO Facebook Twitter

Download the pdf:  Limitless Park

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Here are the menus for December!

DEC 2014 MS LUNCH

Dec MS Breakfast

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Edgewood and Lakeview Literature classes joined forces Friday Nov. 7th at Amish Acres Round Barn Theater to see a short excerpt of the play The Diary of Anne Frank. Adapted from The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, this Pulitzer Prize winning Drama tells the story the Franks, a Jewish family who spent two years in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The diary was retrieved by Miep Gies, who gave it to Anne’s father, Otto Frank, the only known survivor of the family. The diary has now been published in over 60 languages. The play opened on Broadway in 1955 receiving the Tony Award for Best Play and a nomination for its star, Susan Strasberg. The show revived in 1997, in an adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, starring Natalie Portman as Anne, and Broadway juggernaut George Hearn, and received two nominations for 1998 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

 

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In Miss Lampen's class, EL students finished reading the graphic novel, Hamlet.

David M.: My castle is based on a book called Hamlet. This book is amazing and at the end we got to pick a project to do. I picked [rebuilding] the castle.

 

 

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On the Edge is back for its second year here at Edgewood. The student run news magazine is filled with interesting articles, interviews, photography, and poetry for your enjoyment. Happy reading!

Oct Edition 2014

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Jocelyn reports:  "Mrs. Swangin's class dissected owl pellets.  We learned that an owl can eat its whole prey.  We also learned it takes team work and hard work to get a job done."

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Peachjar is a new electronic flyer communication system being implemented throughout WCS School Systems.

The paper flyers we have been sending home to parents can now be posted online and emailed to all parents’ inboxes!

Click on the Peachjar icon above to access the site.

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Students in Mr. Bass' science class learn how to use Bunsen burners and NXT temperature probes.  These two tools will help them use their computers to collect and analyze data for future laboratory investigations.

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Our mission is to inspire and equip all students to continuously acquire and apply knowledge and skills while pursuing their dreams and enriching the lives of others.

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Mr. Cook wins first prize as he models his version of Muhammad Ali winning the gold medal as students read and answer questions in the Achieve 3000 program!

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Congratulations to Edgewood's Spell Bowl team. They came in 2nd place at their first competition of the season! Coach Hutchinson is very proud of her team!

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Today all our 8th graders and 100 7th graders packed 243 boxes of food for Feed my Starving Children at Madison Elementary. This totaled out to 52,480 meals that would feed 143 children for 1 year!

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Today, we had a surprise visitor, Rowdy the Robot (Mrs. Scroggs). The students had to write specific directions on how to make a cheese/mayo sandwich—as if they were programming a robot. Rowdy performed the students directions today during class. The students learned that directions need to be very specific & sequential.

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Students in Mrs. Fisher's class learned about yoga and how it was related to Hinduism as they studied world religions. Thanks to Mrs. Leek, our office manager and certified yoga instructor, for coming to teach our students!

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Tim Devlin, an Edgewood 8th grade History teacher won a Lily Grant to pursue his dream and enrich the lives of others. He traveled by bike along the west coast this summer raising money to help a school in the Dominican Republic. This week he traveled with a team to the DR to bring the gifts and support directly to the children, school and community he raised money to help. Check out his story!

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Check out this gallery of student artwork!

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Check out An Art Teacher's Brag Page S Johnson EMS on facebook. I have created a facebook page to promote Edgewood's talented student artists. Many of these students start my class insisting that they can't draw, let alone paint! I make it my mission to change their mindset. My hope is that all my students will at least enjoy the creative process by the time they have finished their nine week rotation.

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Edgewood will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from Monday October 13 through Wednesday October 22. We will be open during school until 3:30 and during Parent Teacher Conferences. You may also support our school library by ordering online at:

http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/edgewoodmiddleschool

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Edgewood students and staff spent the week of September 22-26 learning about continuing education opportunities available for all!

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What do you know about the 1960's? As 7th grade language arts students prepare to read The Outsiders written by S. E. Hinton, they asked questions about this time in history. After locating answers to their questions, they are now writing paragraphs and putting together a scrapbook.

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Mrs. Swangin's classes raced balloon cars down the halls of Edgewood, making science come alive for our school!

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"Biology students take to the stream to explore real-life science in the environment around us."

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