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Please call this number to report your student late or absent.

Please join us for our next Town Meeting on Tuesday, November 24th at 2:00 in the gym. We hope to see you there!

Attention Students:  
Are you interested in making a difference at EMS?  If so, apply to be a member of the EMS student Council!

Eureka Math Update:
Thank you to everyone who came to the Eureka Math Q and A on November 18th.  

We have scheduled a meeting to be held on Tuesday, December 15 from 6:00-7:00 pm at Hunt Middle School in the library. This will include district and middle school leadership, a math consultant, Elaine Watson, who works in schools coaching K – 12 teachers and principals on best practice in mathematics education, and likely some Hunt and Edmunds Middle School math teachers.

If you cannot attend the meeting at EMS, you can email your questions to Victor Prussack, Assistant to the Director of Curriculum at vprussac@bsdvt.org. These will be incorporated into the December 15 meeting

Stay Connected:
Read all the latest news in our biweekly newsletter.  These newsletters will be emailed out on the following dates: 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/4, 3/8, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29, 5/13, 5/27. Check out the Newsletter sidebar for all past newsletters. 

Digital Promise:

Got questions about Digital Promise? Click on the video below.

Congratulations to Richard Boyers Named

Burlington School District Outstanding Teacher of the Year

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Richard Boyers has taught Language Arts at Edmunds Middle School for the past 17 years. Rich truly understands the nature and needs of the students he works with on a daily basis. Rich is committed to giving his students real life experiences to enhance their classroom learning. This is evident in his students’ annual participation in the Vermont Playwright's Festival.

Rich’s commitment to Edmunds Middle School students goes beyond the classroom. He has coached the EMS Spelling team - last year his team won the Vermont State Championship. He is the teacher advisor for the Edmunds Literary Magazine (ELM). Rich also serves as one of the coaches for our Unified Sports team and is an active member of the EMS leadership team.


District Announcements
BSD Parent/Guardian Survey
Greetings Parents/Guardians and Community Members,
Thank you to all who were able to participate in the Community Forums and contribute to our system vision. I wanted to give you an individual opportunity to share your thoughts regarding your child's school. This information will assist me in the analysis of areas that need improvement in specific schools. Your responses will also contribute to the development of our Strategic Plan and Multi-Year planning process. 
Click here to complete the survey. 
Please take 10 minutes to support our schools and provide this feedback by Monday, November 30. Thank you. 
Yaw Obeng, Superintendent

EMS Upcoming Events & Announcements
Welcome Back Newsletter
August 2015

Welcome back to a new school year. We hope you all have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer and are as excited about the start to school as we are.   We want to welcome back our returning students and their families, and extend a special welcome to our new students and families.  You have an exciting three years ahead of you! Middle school is a very special time, with tremendous social, intellectual, and physical growth taking place over the next few years.

Click here to read the full letter.
Please Welcome...
Katherine Grykien
Edmunds Middle School Interim Assistant Principal 2015-16
 Katherine has been a classroom teacher for the last 15 years and is currently the half-time BSD Literacy Coach, leading professional development in curriculum and instruction at the elementary level. She has a Master’s in Reading and Language Arts from UVM with a K-12 Reading Specialist endorsement and received her administrative license last spring through Saint Michael's College. Having taught at both Champlain and John F Kennedy School in Winooski, she understands first-hand the diverse population and the needs of the students, families, and teachers in the Burlington community. For the last three years, she has been Chair of the Leadership Committee at Champlain and gained critical leadership experience providing professional development, helping to facilitate decision making and implementing the school-wide Action Plan.

Click here for bio.
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