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EMS Collective Commitments

Learning ❤ Respect ❤ Support ❤ Collaboration ❤ Innovation

Stay Connected! Our newsletters will be emailed home on the following dates: 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19, 6/2
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EMS Dodgeball Tourney!
Click below to enter your group of students in the EMS Dodgeball Tourney. You may enter yourself, a group, or even a whole team. The tourney is Thursday, April 6th, in our gym!
Parent Teacher Conferences are 3/30 and 3/31
Edmunds will continue to use the electronic scheduling system PTCFast to schedule our Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences. This system will allow you to select the teacher(s) and team with whom you would like to conference. If you cannot access the link directly, please cut and paste the link into an Internet browser:https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11603020&event=306002
Edmunds Yearbook is now available!!!
The yearbookfor $12. You can customize two pages! Order now and start customizing your yearbook.team is hard at work! Yearbooks can be purchased online
​9th Grade Registration
EMS 8th grade students will need two pieces of information to do this:
1. username- their student ID username (this is the prefix of their email address- "phulbert")
2. password- their student ID

Congratulations to 8th graders, Callum Pace and Alex Wick, for being recognized byThe New York Times. Pace and Wick wrote a rap about the news they found most important in 2016. Click below to read the article:

2016 Year in Rap
Link to the debate- Live at 8:30 AM!

"We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Taken from The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

Tomorrow, may be Friday, January 20th, but for EMS students it will be Philadelphia in July, 1776. In their role identities, students have taken personas from one of the thirteen colonies. Children have assumed the role of either Loyalists, who pledge allegiance to the King of England, George III, Radicals (or Patriots), who seek to separate from England and become independent, or Moderates (Neutralists) who must finally decide the debate one way or the other. Final arguments will be from about 8:30-10:00 AM, and a vote will be tabulated later in the day. In our vote on independence, a simple majority rules.

If you are unable to join us, tune in "Live" on Facebook. Again coverage will begin at 8:30 AM - don't miss a minute!

Thank you

EMS Social Studies

Develop A Family Media Plan

Tech Tips For Families- Below is a link to a "Family Media Plan" tool that was recently released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It's very intuitive and provides a great way to start a family conversation around "responsible use" and a "balance".

Link to Family Media Plan Tool

SES is now HATS
NCLB was reauthorized in December 2015 as the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA). Although Supplemental Educational Services are not required under ESSA, the Burlington Schools will be providing alternative supports [Homework and Tutoring Services- HATS] to those students who previously wouldhave been eligible for SES.
Eligible students in grades2-12 mayreceive Homework Help as part of the school's after school program or supplemental tutoring in Reading and/or Math by an outside provider.
Applications will be sent homein two weeks, with the program to begin by the end of October.
Important Dates to Note
1/20 2nd Quarter ends
1/27 Report cards mailed home
NaturalizationCeremony 1:00-2:00
CONGRATULATIONS LAURA BOTTE on receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award is given to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process at the state level. Winners of this Presidential honor receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion, and are invited to Washington, DC, for an awards ceremony, as well educational and celebratory events, and visits with members of the Administration. Laura we are proud of you & thrilled that you are member the EMS faculty! Click here for a direct link to the official White House press release.

Edmunds is always looking to improve. Please assist us in this effort by taking 5 minutes to complete the following technology survey.

Digital Promise:

Connecting to our community: In January, two 6th Grade teams partnered up with Young Traditions Vermont and the Vermont Folklife center for this song analysis project. In addition to analyzing a song that was important to themselves, they learned about the music important to Vermonters from different cultural backgrounds.

6th Grade Song Analysis Project from DigitalPromiseStories on Vimeo.

What does real world problem solving look like in the classroom? Mr. Schoemb's Technology and Design Education students must work through multiple design challenges to build a working race car. Check out the video below.

Race Cars in Tech Ed from Jessica DeBiasio on Vimeo.

What does iPad use look like in a classroom on a typical day? We caught up with Mr. Battaile's social studies class as they were finishing up their civilization projects last week. Check out the video below!

Mr. Battaile builds civilizations! from Jessica DeBiasio on Vimeo.

Mr. Battaile's builds civilizations from Jessica DeBiasio on Vimeo.

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