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Weekly Update: News from Edison High School
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:25 PM


Thomas Edison High School




Go Beyond The Limits




Important Upcoming Dates

9/13 Edison Activity Council (EAC) Meeting
9/14 Belong, Believe, Become Days Class Meetings and Activities (Revised bell schedule)
9/18 Parent Meeting: Introduction to Edison
10/8-10/12 Homecoming Spirit Week (See schedule below)
10/12 MNAC College Fair (2nd Period and Advisory)
10/16 Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8 PM
10/17 Parent Teacher Conferences 9 AM-1 PM
10/17-10/19 MEA Break (NO SCHOOL) 




Our enrollment as of 9/10/18 is: 1,013
7th & 8th Grade: 11; 9th Grade: 250; 10th Grade: 246;
11th Grade: 251; 12th Grade: 255




Parent Portal and Grades

The Parent Portal is a tool for you to stay informed and engaged in your child's education. Parents/guardians will have access to:
* View your child's grades, transcript and MCA results
* See your child's schedule
* Monitor your child's attendance
* Communicate with your child's teachers
* Stay current on homework and assignments
* View contact information

Keep in mind that grades early in the quarter can tend to skew higher or lower than what is typical because there are fewer grades in gradebook. Keep checking- especially at mid-quarter and near the end of the quarter.

When you look at your student's grade, please be advised that gradebook doesn't round grades to minuses or pluses until the end of the quarter (for example, a grade that is actually a C- will present as a C). Use the grade scale from your student's syllabus to check the percentage in portal against the letter grade.

Sign up for Parent Portal:

Parents/guardians must have a current email on file with the school to create an account. For assistance, contact Family Liaison, Christie Roiz-Guevara at 612-668-1307




The Edison Activity Council (EAC) invites you to the first meeting of the year on Thursday, September 13, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 104. The EAC supports and enhances extra-curricular activities at Edison and you can learn more about the group here.


This meeting is all about student involvement at Edison. School staff and students from Athletics, Theater, Beacons and Clubs will join us, including Principal Warne, Max Athorn, Brett McNeil and Asfia Rizwy. We will hear about these activities and discuss how the EAC can best support them. We are also seeking volunteers for our board and committees - consider helping out the group! 




Our 3 B’s Days are a time when students and staff will take a break from regular classes to come together as grade level communities around Social Emotional Learning, school spirit, college and career readiness and more! 

Parents/guardians: Students will not be following their regular class schedule. If your student has to leave early due to a medical/dental appointment, please make prior arrangements by sending a written note or contacting our attendance line before September 14th.
3 B's Days: September 14th, November 16, February 22 (date change) & April 12.




Parent/Guardian Meeting: Learning the Mechanics of High School
Tuesday, September 18
6:00 p.m.


  • Meet the counseling team
  • Learn about credits and graduation requirements
  • Academic support
  • Edison programs and resources
  • Title I information


Who should attend?
9th grade parents/guardians and new families to Edison are strongly encouraged to attend. Families who would like a refresher on the mechanics of high school are welcome too.

Contact Family Liaisons:
Christie Roiz-Guevara at  612.668.1307 Faduma Roble at 612.668.1413




Class of 2019 Scholarship Website

The Edison Scholarship Website is now live ( On the website, you will find directions how to complete the application and the required forms. You will need to submit the following:
1. The application
2. 2 Letters of recommendation (One must be from a math, science, English or history teacher)
3. 2 Essays
4. Resume


See the website for more details ~The Edison Scholarship Committee

E scholarship info.docx

Questions? Contact:
Nora Guerin
Career and College Center Coordinator
612.668.1370 - Office
612.414.7207 - Cell





Edison High School's Counseling Team

Pictured above: Left to right, back row: Derek Emery, Gear Up Coordinator; Aili Brom-Palkowski, 9th Grade Counselor; Nora Guerin, College Center Coordinator; Kris Baumgartner, 10-12 Counselor, 0-z. Front row: Todd Tratz, 10-12 Counselor, A-G; Diana Vang, 10-12 Counselor, H-N; Andrew Peterson, Career Center Coordinator; Meng-chu (Joyce) Huang, Gear Up Counselor.





School Meals: Application for Educational Benefits
ALL families with children enrolled in the MPS district should complete an Application for Educational Benefits each year.

Breakfast and lunch are free to all students regardless of free and reduced lunch eligibility. A completed application is essential to providing school funding and financial benefits to our families (ACT test, college application and athletic fee waivers to name a few).

Applications can be submitted online at or to request a paper application, contact Arla Wills at 612-668-1304 or





  • Spirit Week: Oct. 8-12
  • Convocation: Oct. 8
  • Adapted Soccer: Oct. 10, 4:30pm (vs. St. Cloud)
  • Volleyball: Oct. 11, 7pm (vs. Charter Stars)
  • Pep Fest: Oct. 12
  • Football Game: Oct. 12, 5pm (vs. South Tigers)
  • Homecoming Dance: 7-10pm







Thomas Edison High School
700 22nd Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Phone: 612-668-1300
Fax: 612-668-1320






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