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Edgewood Middle School would like to provide parents with the following information regarding grading procedures and homework for the 2019-2020 School year. 

2019-2020 Goal:

Edgewood leadership team, including all people interested in serving in this capacity, build school-wide procedures to solidify purpose and work collaboratively and cooperatively as a full staff to maximize student learning. This team will create and communicate “how we do business at Edgewood.”

Grading: 

  • 80% test, projects, quizzes
  • 20% practice
  • Any practice can be redone for full credit
  • Each teacher can set his/her own qualifications for when a student can retest.
  • Suggested: One redo for a large summative assessment.
  • No extra credit
  • Work up to 2 weeks late will be accepted. After 2 weeks, it will be a zero
  • Up to 10% can be deducted for late work
  • We honor all IEPs, LEPs, HOPE and 504 plans
  • Homework, quizzes and tests will be graded and recorded within one week
  • Major projects will have extended time for grading

High School Classes:

Please note, High school credited classes have the autonomy to establish their own grading and homework system.

Homework: 

  • Edgewood will follow a specific homework schedule for all subjects/classes
  • Homework should only take 20 - 30 minutes per class
  • If students do not complete class work, it can not be sent home as homework, unless it is a homework day for that class
  • Homework should cover specific standards
  • Homework should connect to content
  • Honors/HS credit classes have autonomy to assign HW as needed

Schedule: 

Monday: 7 and 8 Math, 8th History, 7th Language Arts
Tuesday: 8th Language Arts, 7th and 8th Science, 7th SS, FACS
Wednesday/Thursday: 7 and 8 Math, 7 and 8 Science, 7 and 8 Language Arts, Electives
Friday: 8th Science, 7th Language Arts, 7th Social Studies

For a copy of this information, please download the PDF slideshow attached below: 

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Parents, staff at Edgewood Middle School kindly request students attend with the following:

  • Trapper Keeper
  • Paper
  • Pencils/Pens 
  • Calculator

Teachers will let students know if additional items are needed when we start school August 13.

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Registration is now open for all students for the 2019-2020 school year. Students returning to the district may be registered by clicking on the 2019-2020 registration link in the PowerSchool parent portal.

The registration process must be completed for each student, but the process is very simple and can be completed in under ten minutes. Parents/guardians may also indicate that their child is not returning for the 2019-2020 school year by completing the same process and just answering the first question. All returning student households will receive a letter in the mail containing their PowerSchool login. Passwords can be reset by following the process in the letter.

Powerschool can be accessed here: https://warsawschools.powerschool.com/public/.

For new families or families requesting a first-time in-district or out-of-district transfer, this process may be initiated by sending an email to wcsregistration@warsawschools.org. Parents will then receive instructions and forms to complete the process.

All WCS families who have received an in-district or out-of-district transfer for their student(s) for the 2018-2019 school year are automatically accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. There is no need to reapply. Student(s) will be automatically registered into the school they have been attending, with the exception of students who are being promoted to a secondary school or parents who are contacted by their current principal.

Parents/guardians will complete the normal returning student registration process for the 2019-2020 school year, which can be found in the PowerSchool parent portal. No additional forms or processes are required.For information on how to insure your student's iPad, click here: http://www.warsaw.k12.in.us/wcs/entry/2019-2020-ipad-insurance-enrollment-open-now.

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Warsaw Community Schools will present parents with an opportunity to learn more about the effects of raising children during a digital age. The film, titled “Screenagers” is directed by Delaney Rutson, M.D. The movie will be followed by a special panel hosted by WCS staff to further equip parents and discuss important points from the film. The event will take place 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Warsaw Performing Arts Center located at 1 Tiger Lane, Warsaw, Indiana.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.

Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with insights from authors, psychologists and brain scientists, the film reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

Topics discussed in the film include: How do personal digital devices affect school life; how does social media affect our relationships; how does screen use affect children’s development; and how vulnerable are we to video game addiction and depictions of violence.

Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance. After seeing the film, people tell us that they feel more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time. Please note, seventh grade students will watch the film in class at both Edgewood Middle School and Lakeview Middle School.

For more information or to register to attend this free event, visit https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-tri-kappa-9570. The event is free to attend and was made possible by Tri Kappa.

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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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