Snow Day Make Up
We have heard officially from the Department of Education financial/state aid analyst that our district as of February 20, 2014 does not need to make up any snow days. I would suggest that you hold off making any vacation/plans for the week of June 9, 2014 as we have lots of winter remaining along with other types of weather that could cause delays and cancellations. If we need to make up days or hours we still need to know if the Governor will require full days of attendance. Thanks in advance for your understanding and support as we weather an unusual year together.
|Dear Parents and Students,
Edwardsburg High School is located in Southwestern Michigan and serves a socio-economic diverse population of approximately 860 students in grades nine through twelve. Our school is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and has received Blue Ribbon recognition by both the Michigan Department of Education and the United States Department of Education.
We strive to provide our students with both academic and extracurricular experiences that will maximize their potential as learners and citizens. We constantly strive to provide our students with a wide variety of learning opportunities. In addition to traditional classes that include experiences in world languages, business, personal fitness and industrial arts, thousands of virtual classes are available to our students in our brand-new, state-of-the art Edwardsburg Early College and Edwardsburg Middle College. Our students may also elect to attend classes for college credit offered at Southwestern Michigan College or to attend classes at the Berrien County Math-Science Center located at Andrews University.
Our students can seek career and technical training through opportunities offered at the Elkhart Area Career Center or they can participate in innovative academics offered by Berrien County in such areas as Health, Technology and Manufacturing. We have a highly regarded fine arts program that includes Art, Band, Choir and Drama experiences that are supported by a state-of-the-art 2.5 million dollar Performing Arts Center. We offer many club and activity opportunities including an athletic program that offers students the chance to participate in sixteen varsity sports. We have an inclusion program that supports our special needs students.
We offer an Alternative Learning Program for students who require a non-traditional approach to learning. We take great pride in knowing our graduates are able to further their education at the college and university level. The positive academic and personal development of each student is our top priority.
Some of our highlights from the 2012-2013 school-year include:
o First Division Rating at MSBOA Festival (all A’s)
o 27 events with 33 students performed at the High School District Solo and Ensemble Festival
o 6 events with 14 students performed at State Solo and Ensemble Festival
o 35 member voluntary PIT Orchestra for the spring musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”
Dr. Jeffrey M. Leslie
Overall, we are pleased with our scores. Continuous improvement is only possible through dedication and hard work from everyone: students, staff, and parents. Parental support, regular school attendance, and academic success are directly related. Thank you for your continued support and for making sure your child is at school each day.
The fall 2013 MEAP test was the final administration of the MEAP test. The Department of Education will be transitioning to a new assessment that will be fully implemented in spring 2015. The new test will be administered online. The test will provide a measurement of individual academic achievement and growth and be aligned to the state standards. I encourage parents to become familiar with the robust expectations and testing format of the new test; www. Smarterbalance.org/practice-test/
Edwardsburg High School, in partnership with parents and the community, is committed to providing a safe learning environment and accepts the responsibility to teach all students so they can attain their maximum educational potential in order to be prepared for an ever changing world.
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Edwardsburg Public Schools Vision
Edwardsburg Public Schools, in partnership with family and the entire community, will prepare students for success in the 21st century by providing outstanding and diverse education opportunities in a safe and caring environment where standards of excellence will not be compromised.
Edwardsburg Public School Mission
Edwardsburg Public Schools will maximize all students' potential to be successful in life.