All 6th grade students should plan to attend 6th grade orientation, HOWL (Husky Orientation Welcoming Leaders) on Wednesday, August 17th at 2pm at EDS. Students will have a chance to learn more about middle school, meet classmates and teachers, and purchase PE uniforms and other Husky spirit items. Please meet in the courtyard in front of the library.
For more information:
Click here for the EDS Parent Handbook
Click here for the EDS Middle School Handbook
Click here for the 6th Grade Summer Reading List
All new incoming 7th grade students are required to have an updated Pertussis shot. Students will not be admitted or scheduled for classes without one. Specific information is available in English or Spanish.
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The philosophy of EDS is to have as many parents volunteering in the classrooms as possible, in the hope of creating a learning environment that is developmental and to provide multiple learning opportunities to each student at their level of need. It is an expectation that this continues through a student’s entire education, Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, while enrolled at EDS.
EDS Middle School Students have a seven period day beginning with an Advisory Period. Because of the size of the program and the focus on integration of curriculum across subject areas, students will often spend more than one period with the same teacher. The following classes are required for all students:
Reading Mathematics Language Arts
Science Social Science *Elective
Students may choose either a year-long elective or are placed in a trimester elective wheel. Priority for selecting electives is given to 8th graders first followed by seventh and then sixth graders. Electives meet everyday each week.
Elective choices for the School Year include:
Band (full year)
Orchestra (full year)
Spanish 1A or 1B (full year)
Trimester Elective Wheel 2011-12:
- Analyzing and Writing about Children's Literature
- Communication for Change
- Computer Applications
- Math Application Through Sports Statistics
**Students take 3 of 4 classes, one per trimester.
ADVISORY PERIOD: Students will be placed in multi-grade advisory groups with the same teacher for all of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade at EDS. The advisory curriculum will include support for students in the areas of time and task management, study habits and skills, conflict management, leadership, community service, etc. Advisory is a credit/no credit period. The community service requirement is a large part of the advisory curriculum and time served is documented by the advisory teacher. In addition, the community service documentation in advisory needs to be met in order to qualify for participation in all honor roll activities.
EDS will continue to offer the 6th through 8th grade Homework Center for the 2016-2017 school year. The main focus of this program is to provide a safe, nurturing, and academic environment where students receive additional assistance with their studies and homework after school. Students who do not have homework or finish their homework early may read quietly. Students who are disruptive during homework center will be asked to call their parents to come pick them up. Read more and download the permission slip!