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EMS Attendance Line 540-0248
(please call this number to report your student late or absent)


EMS Collective Commitments

Learning ❤ Respect ❤  Support ❤ Collaboration ❤ Innovation

Congratulations 8th Graders!  Click on the link below to view the 8th Grade Slideshow

8th Grade Slideshow

It's not too late to order your EMS 2016-17 Yearbook!
  • Buy your copy online and have it delivered directly to your home
  • Yearbook Price: $12 Plus Shipping Costs- includes two pages that you can personalize with your own photos
  • Click to order: Purchase & Customize Your EMS Yearbook

Summer Reading Program click here!


Student Snow Day Make Up Dates:

June 15 - Thursday - Half Day - 8th Grade Celebration of Learning 1:00

June 16 - Friday - Half Day - 6th and 7th Grades

June 19 - Monday - Last Day of School - Half Day - New 7th and 8th Grade teams

Stay Connected! Our newsletters will be emailed home on the following dates: 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19, 6/2
Click here for this week's newsletter

 EMS Awareness March:  Join us at the Fletcher Free Library to celebrate Jacqueline Woodson's "Brown Girl Dreaming", a book that was read by all students at EMS this spring. Classrooms in all disciplines - Social Studies, Art, Tech Ed, Language Arts - collaborated to create protest signs for an Awareness March that took place in downtown Burlington on Monday, May 8th. Come to the Fletcher Free Library Tuesday, May 9th from 4:30 to 7:30 to see the signs and other projects created by students to celebrate the book.




  • EMS Yearbook will be in full color.  

  • It’s not only a yearbook, it’s a “YOURBOOK” because you can personalize 2 pages (Only appropriate images will be accepted)

  • Cost: $12

  • Order Deadline: Wednesday, May 10th

  • Our yearbook publisher, TreeRing, will plant a tree for every yearbook purchased

  • Yearbooks will arrive in June!

A "Jacqueline's Dreams" Quilt Raffle!
This beautiful “Jacqueline Dreams” handmade quilt was inspired by Jacqueline Woodson’s memoir titled, Brown Girl Dreaming.  It is a memoir selected for Vermont Reads, and is being read by EMS students. Tickets are $1.00 or 6 tickets for $5.00.
Email crenca@bsdvt.org or stop by the EMS library if you want to buy tickets. All profits will contribute to diversity and equity library materials.

Student Council homeroom competition!
Click on the link above to help to decide which homeroom tournament we will do next!

SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium)Testing
We will be administering the SBAC tests the week of April 10th and April 17th. We ask that you avoid scheduling appointments for your child during the school day so as not to disrupt their testing. Please send your child to school well rested and ready to do their best work. Thank you for your continued support. Please contact Katherine Grykien if you have any questions. The team schedules are listed below: 6th Grade- April 14th-18th
Evolution- April 10th-11th
Infinity- April 17th-19th
Phoenix – April 17th-19th​
Edmunds Yearbook is now available!!!
The yearbook for $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 by The 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 would have been eligible for SES. 
Eligible students in grades 2-12  may receive 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 home in 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
Naturalization Ceremony 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.