DATE: Friday, November 8th, 2019
LUNCH: Today’s menu choices are Taco Salad with Tortilla Chips, BBQ Rib Sandwich, or Deli Bacon Wrap, Shredded Lettuce & Cheese, Refried Beans with Cheese,
Steamed Corn, Choice of Fruit, and Milk.
Winter Running Club will begin next Monday (Nov 11th) and will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays after school until 4:00 pm. This is an outdoor club which means participants will need to be prepared to run in all weather conditions and dress accordingly. See Mr. Fleming or Miss Nelson for more details.
On Saturday, our Boys Basketball teams will play Chesterton and Ben Franklin at home starting with the 7th grade games at 9:30a.
Picture Retake Day will be on Thursday, November 14. All students who were absent will get their picture taken that morning. Students who would like their picture retaken need to bring their entire original packet back to the photographer.
PICTURE RETAKES The morning of November 14th.
November 11: Special Schedule 10a Veterans’ Day Program at LVMS
November 14: AM Picture Retakes
November 18-22 American Education Week
November 15: Quarter 2 Midterm
November 27-29: Thanksgiving Break - no school
December 1: Deadline for permission slip and payment for 8th Grade Chicago Shakespeare Trip
December 20: End of Quarter 2
December 23-January 3: Christmas Break-no school
January 6: School Resumes
February 18: 8th Grade Chicago Shakespeare Trip
CHARACTER CREATION CLUB meets every other Tuesday after school until 4:00 library (Eberhardt)
CHESS CLUB Starts 11/12 Tuesdays 3-4:00p in library (Eppley)
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN STUDENTS Tuesdays at 7:00a (Brumbaugh)
GAME CLUB - Thursdays 2:45-4:00p (Wise)
MANUFACTURING CLUB 11/20 meeting dates to be announced 2:45-4:00p STEM (Richcreek)
WINTER RUNNING CLUB begins Nov 11th Mondays and Wednesdays after school until 4:00p.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
Saturday Nov 9: 9:30am Boys Basketball Game Home against Chesterton
HOMEWORK PILOT SCHEDULE *High school credit classes are exempt from EMS homework guidelines.
Monday: 8th Math, 8th History, 7th Math, 7th ELA
Tuesday: 8th ELA, 8th Science, 7th Science, 7th Social Studies,
Wednesday/Thursday: 8th Math, 8th Science, 8th ELA, 7th Science, 7th Math, 7th ELA, Electives
Friday: 8th Science, 7th ELA, 7th Social Studies
OUR MISSION: Edgewood will maximize student learning.
APPOINTMENTS: Just a reminder that the office needs to be notified about any appointments that will take students out of the building during the school day. We also need a note from the doctor, dentist, orthodontist, etc. when a student returns to school. If possible, we ask that the students come to school before and/or after an appointment to minimize the amount of instruction he/she misses.
Attendance is a critical factor that significantly affects student learning. Students who are not in school miss out on important instruction. If possible, we would like students to be in school every day. However, we do know that illnesses, emergencies and unexpected events can result in a student being absent. Parents have seven parent call in days each semester. Our attendance office will call you between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each day your child is absent, if you have not called the school. We’ve had a few family vacations requested, and these days of absence count towards the seven parent days. If a student is going to miss 3 or more days for vacation, please send a note to the office and we will generate a teacher notification/assignment sheet that must be taken around and signed by each teacher prior to the vacation.
IPAD POLICY Student iPads are the property of WCS. Inappropriate use of a school device can result in the loss of device privileges. Students must also have their iPad at school and fully charged at the start of every day. Failure to come to school prepared may result in consequences. Gaming resulting in a disruption of learning will be an automatic removal of ALL non-school issued gaming apps.
MESSAGES Phone calls and messages to students should be limited to emergencies only and any message or transportation issues received after 2:00p to the office may not be communicated with the student due to time constraints.
ID CARDS Each student must wear a clearly visible student photo identification card on a break-away lanyard each day at Edgewood Middle School. Replacements will cost $4.00 for an ID and $1.00 for a lanyard. Unpaid ID’s will result in school consequences. All middle and high school students will be issued ID badges. Students are not to deface the card. Unusable cards need to be replaced at the student's expense immediately. The identification badge is to be attached to a lanyard and worn around the student’s neck at all times. ID badges will also be used in the library for checking out materials. Students who lose or deface their ID badges will be subject to school discipline such as eating lunch last since cafeteria staff will have to enter names manually. WCS Parent-Student Handbook pg 37.
APPOINTMENTS Please send a note to school with your student if you are picking your student up early. The student is to bring the note to the office before school begins for a pass to come to the office before your arrival time. After the appointment, please bring in the slip from a medical appointment for your student’s files.