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Principal Update 9-8-17



The 2017-18 school year has begun and Thomas Edison High School is thriving!  Enrollment is climbing every day; currently we are home to 977 young scholars.  We are pleased to have a cohort of students from Northeast Middle School joining us each day for Concert Band and Geometry.  New courses like Broadcast Journalism, LEAF Biology, IB Sports and Exercise Science and Art as a Profession are up and running, building on our mission that “all students will graduate with the skills necessary to excel in their post-secondary aspirations.”
In our first 2 weeks of school, we are focused on teaching our key school-wide expectations.  They are:

  • Professional language: We are all expected to use school-appropriate language at school; staff will support/demonstrate using appropriate language. 
  • Passes: With teacher permission, you may use a 2 minute class pass.  Teachers may provide a written Tommie pass if needed.  Passes are not granted during the first or last 10 minutes of class.  All students must always have a pass in the halls and be ready to present it if asked. 
  • Cell phones: With teacher permission, you may use cell phones for academic purposes.  If you use a cell phone without permission, you will: 1st-Be reminded to put your phone away; 2nd-Give phone to your teacher until the end of the hour; 3rd-Give your phone to a school Dean until the end of the day. 
  • Attendance: Remember that academic success and regular, on time attendance are strongly connected.  In support of your success, you are expected to attend all classes, be on time to every class and remain in class until the end of the hour.

Please check in with your student to ask them how they are doing in regards to understanding and following these school-wide expectations. 
We hope that you will regularly check our website and Facebook page to keep up to date on all of the great things happening at Edison.  Our student handbook can be found on the website (it is being reviewed with students in Advisory this week); the website is also home to our 2017-18 calendar and links to teacher pages. 
We look forward to continued success at Thomas Edison High School; thank you for choosing Edison!

Eryn Warne


Edison High School

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Welcome Letter August 2017

August 14, 2017

Dear Families of Thomas Edison High School:

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! 

Thursday, August 24th  

3:30-7:30pm    11th Annual Eastside Community and School Barbeque at Edison
4:00-6:00pm    Open House—Meet teachers, pick up schedules, visit classrooms, sign up for clubs and activities, and learn how to access parent portal. 

Family and friends are welcome to attend the Eastside Community and School Barbeque! 

The first day of school is Monday, August 28th; our school day runs from 8:15 am to 3:00 pm. This allows time to provide for a seven period day.  We have built time into the weekly schedule for Advisory to promote academic enrichment by supporting the academic and social-emotional needs of all students.  In addition, I encourage all students and parents to review additional important information on our website

We will continue the use of Go-To Cards, which is a pass for eligible students to use Metro Transit to get to and from school; the cards are active until 10PM to support students who are involved in afterschool Athletics and Activities.  Students who receive Special Education services will continue to receive individualized transportation if needed.

Eligible students can pick up their Metro Transit Go-To Card at Edison on August 24rd from 12PM-5PM in the Edison Gym (across the street from the main building). More information regarding eligibility is available on the MPS website at  If you have any questions, please contact Jon Ledeboer at 612-466-1602. 

We will continue to offer free breakfast & lunch for ALL students (regardless of Free and Reduced lunch eligibility), and our dinner program will begin September 18th.  We still need ALL families to complete a Free and Reduced lunch form, even if you believe your family is not eligible for free lunch. The information is used to collect number of families who may be eligible for assistance. This will help us provide reduced athletic fees, free ACT tests, and college application fee waivers for many of our students; additionally, the 100% confidential information collected from these forms brings more financial support to our school budget.  Pick up a form in the office or complete the form online at

The year ahead at Edison promises to be full of great accomplishments and exciting progress for our students and our school.  We are entering our eighth year as a fully certified International Baccalaureate World School, and our sixth year as a fully certified Middle Years International Baccalaureate for grades 9 and 10.   

See the enclosed newsletter for more information about upcoming opportunities for our Tommies.  I’m looking forward to seeing you all again soon!


Eryn Warne, Principal 

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14 de agosto de 2017

Estimadas familias de Thomas Edison High School:

¡Bienvenidos al año escolar 2017-2018! 

jueves, 24 de agosto  

3:30 – 7:30pm 11a Barbacoa Anual de la Comunidad Eastside en Edison High School
4:00 – 6:00pm Jornada de Puertas Abiertas—Se puede conocer a los maestros, recoger los horarios, visitar a las clases, apuntarse para clubes y actividades y aprender cómo tener aceso al portal de padres.

¡Los familiares y amigos están invitados a asistir la Barbacoa de la Comunidad Eastside! 

El primer día de clases es el lunes, 28 de agosto; nuestra jornada escolar es de 8:15 de la mañana a 3:00 de la tarde. Esto proporciona para siete periodos de clase durante el día. Hemos construido un tiempo en el horario semanal de Advisory para promover el enriquecimiento académico mediante el apoyo a las necesidades académicas y socio-emocionales de todos los estudiantes. Además, animo a todos los estudiantes y padres revisar la importante información adicional en nuestro sitio web

Continuaremos con el uso de las tarjetas de Go-To, que es un pase para los estudiantes elegibles para poder usar el autobús de la ciudad, Metro Transit, para llegar a la escuela; las tarjetas están activas hasta las 10 de la noche para apoyar a los estudiantes que participan en deportes y actividades después de la escuela.  Los estudiantes que reciben servicios de educación especial continuarán recibiendo el transporte individualizado si es necesario.

Los estudiantes elegibles pueden recoger sus tarjetas Go-To de Metro Transit en el gimnasio de Edison el 24 de agosto a las 12 de la tarde hasta las 5 de la tarde.  Más información sobre la elegibilidad está disponible en el sitio web de MPS en  Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor póngase en contacto con Jon Ledeboer al 612-466-1602. 

Continuaremos ofrecer desayuno y almuerzo gratis para TODOS los estudiantes (independientemente de la elegibilidad para el almuerzo gratuito y/o a precio reducido), y nuestro programa de cena comenzará el 18 de septiembre.  Todavía necesitamos que TODAS las familias completen un formulario de almuerzo gratuito y/o a precio reducido, incluso si usted cree que su familia no es elegible para el amuerzo gratis.  Se utiliza la información para saber cuántas familias pueden ser elegibles para la asistencia.  Esto nos ayudará proporcionar precios reducidos para participar en deportes, exámenes de ACT gratuitos, y exenciones de la cuota por las aplicaciones de la universidad para muchos de nuestros estudiantes; adémas, el 100% de la información confidencial recogida de estos formularios consigue más apoyo financiero al presupuesto de nuestra escuela.  Recoja un formulario en la oficina o complete el formulario online en 

El año que viene en Edison promete estar lleno de grandes logros y progreso emocionante para nuestros estudiantes y nuestra escuela. Estamos entrando en nuestro octavo año como una escuela con certificado completo del Bachillerato Internacional Mundial, y nuestro sexto año con certificado completo de los Años Intermedios del Bachillerato Internacional para los grados 9 y 10.

Vea al boletín adjunto para más información sobre las próximas oportunidades para nuestros Tommies. ¡Nos vemos de nuevo pronto!


Eryn Warne, Directora