EJHS Programs

At Edgewood we offer a dynamic range of programs to help every student receive the best possible education. Our programs create engaging and empowering experiences that nurture the whole child. Learn about all of the programs we offer at Edgewood Schools HERE.

Band

Student’s have the opportunity to take band as a class in all 3 grade levels.

If you have questions or want more information contact:

Curt Koehler

Instrumental Music
 
 
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Choir/Mini Warehouse

Mini Warehouse is a show choir that is proud to have entertained audiences for decades as one of the most established junior high show choirs in the Midwest. The group is made up of 42 performers from the 7th and 8th grades. In recent years, Mini Warehouse has achieved Grand Champion honors in several contests.

EJHS has 3 different choirs. Harmony for 8th graders, Accents for 7th graders, and a 6th Grade Choir.

All 3 choirs participate in the annual Christmas and Spring Concerts. Harmony also participates in the Veteran’s Day Convocation and in the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) festival.

Harmony and Accents are both advanced concert choirs with students excelling in both vocal technique and music theory skills. 6th Grade Choir is a beginning concert choir with a range of musical backgrounds.

EJHS Choir Website: https://www.ejhschoirs.org/home

If you have questions or want more information contact:

Kyra Campbell

Choir/Show Choir

kcampbell@rbbschools.net

Design Lab

The Design Lab is a collaborative space for our students to design and create. One side is set up for collaborative planning, digital design, and 3D printing. The other is a messy side and is set up to create and construct. It provides workbenches, tools, and equipment for students including laser cutter, router, sanders, saws, and many other tools for our student to create with.

The Design Lab is integrated into every class, giving students the ability to be hands on with real world, project-based learning.

If you have questions about the design lab or would like to partner with us for a project contact:

Meighan Scott

Ready Schools Coach

mscott@rbbschools.net

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EdgeMedia

EdgeMedia is the Media Production Program of Edgewood Junior High School. They are a student-run media production team that learns in authentic contexts, while partnering with community organizations and learning from professionals in the field. Students take charge of every step in the process: talking with clients, planning videos, recording, and editing. Members are caring for our community, daring to do courageous work, and preparing for their futures.

If you have questions or want more information contact:

Rebecca Guest-Scott

APEX Virtual Education/Media Production

rguest-scott@rbbschools.net

High Ability

Edgewood is committed to providing an exceptional level of differentiated instruction for our identified high ability students. Watch this video or click here to learn more about our high ability program.

If you have questions or want more information contact:

Jaime Miller

High Ability Director

Ready Schools Coach & Coordinator

jmiller@rbbschools.net

Media Center/Library

Our Media Center is filled with both digital and physical resources for students to use. We are focused on encouraging collaboration between our students and giving them the tools they need to succeed in classes and to explore their interests. 

We have a wide variety of books from different genres as well as many state award winners. We also have 9 TVs hooked up to Google Cast which allows students to share their laptop on the tv resulting in better collaboration on group projects. 

If you have questions or want more information contact:

Liz Edgeman

Library Assistant

eedgeman@rbbschools.net

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Regulation Break

Every day after first period our students have a 10 minute regulation break. It is a time for them to reset before continuing to learn. Students have the opportunity to get a second breakfast/snack, walk outside, spend time with friends, have a quiet moment, or do whatever else they need to do to help them wake up and be ready to learn.

Special Education

Edgewood Special Education services strive to ensure all students are given the highest quality education that meets their individual academic, social, emotional, and functional needs.  Edgewood is part of a Special Education Cooperative with Spencer Owen Community Schools, called Forest Hills Special Education Cooperative. 

Click HERE for more information.

If you have questions or want more information contact:

Jennifer Anderson

Director of Student Services

janderson@rbbschools.net

Student Services

We use our Student Services to advocate for our students and their needs. We believe it is important to focus on each child as a whole and support them in all of their needs. The following programs are part of the Students Services we provide.

 

Social-Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a key element to our students’ success not only as a prepared workforce but as well-rounded, resilient members of our community. It is for this reason that we are committed to providing every teacher with the professional learning they need to support their students emotionally as much as academically.

Social/Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies involve the processes through which students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions (Durlak, Weissberg, Dymnicki, Taylor, & Schellinger, 2011)

SEL is not politically or religiously affiliated and is not critical race theory. Per IC 20-19-5, IDOE SEL is required by law in the State of Indiana.

Title 1

Title 1 is a Federally Funded Program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

The mission of Title I is to provide a continuum of services and resources to Title I districts and charter schools that enrich curriculum and instruction, promote interaction and coordination of supplementary services and resources, and result in excellence and high expectations for educators and students.

C.L.A.S.S.

CONNECTING LEARNING ASSURES SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS (C.L.A.S.S.)
Creating successful schools through the blending of brain research, character education, and collaboration strategies.

What is C.L.A.S.S.?
C.L.A.S.S. is an organization driven by creativity and innovation. Led by a faculty of extraordinary educators, C.L.A.S.S. transforms research-based ideas into exceptional educational services and materials to aid in preparing future generations for their world.

Click HERE for more information.

Service Providers:

Dyslexia Screeners: iReady Dyslexia Screener & Orton Gillingham Dyslexia Screener

McKinney Vento Liaison for Edgewood Schools

Jill Cronin

jcronin@rbbschools.net

If you have questions about our Student Services or want more information contact:

Jennifer Anderson

Director of Student Services

janderson@rbbschools.net

Ready Schools

Ready Schools is our commitment and our plan to ensure success for our students post-graduation and to ensure economic prosperity for our community.

We want our students to leave Edgewood with advantages and experiences and a plan for post-graduation success. We want them to understand the relevance of their learning. We want employers and community leaders to covet partnerships with our teachers and students for the value we can bring to our entire community. At Edgewood we understand and embrace our responsibility to ensure economic prosperity for our community by providing skilled workers and leaders, who can be retained within our regional workforce, and who will also feel empowered to contribute to our local economy. 

We know all students aren’t on the same path for after graduation, so our Ready Schools program meets every student where they are at. Whether they are going on to college, the military, an apprenticeship, or job, we want to give every student the chance to find their passion and create a plan they are confident in to purse. We are doing this by diversifying our learning experiences to give every student knowledge of the real world, so they are confident to follow whatever plan they are passionate about. 

At Edgewood, our Ready Schools Initiative starts in preschool. Some of the ways we implement our Ready Schools Initiative at EJHS is through the following programs:: STEAM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math), Project Based Learning, Project Lead the Way Curriculum, the Design Lab, EdgeMedia, and Career Exploration.

Innovative approaches to learning, like Ready Schools, require systemic collaboration and ultimately benefit the community as a whole. We would love to partner with you through our Ready Schools program. Fill out the Interest Form to learn more. 

If you have questions or want more information contact:

Jaime Miller

Ready Schools Coach & Coordinator

jmiller@rbbschools.net

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