From the Director of Information Technology, Larry Hanks:
Dear Edwardsburg School Family and Community Members,
I wanted to take a quick moment and reach out to inform everyone that we are currently taking the necessary steps to update our website as a way to increase our compliance with OCR (Office for Civil Rights) website standards. During this time, we have audited our current website and we have begun adjusting our images, pages, and documents to ensure that we are in full compliance of OCR's requirements. Thank you for your patience during this website transition and please check back regularly for updates on our progress.
Volunteer Background Checks
Volunteers play a very important role in the educational experience offered at Edwardsburg Public Schools. We are thankful for the generous support of hundreds of individuals who donate their time in our schools. Because of the importance of student safety, the district requires that all volunteers who are in regular direct contact with students complete a yearly Volunteer Release Form for an Internet Criminal History check. This includes volunteer coaches and volunteers who travel on trips with students. Prospective and current volunteers will need to fill out the form and provide a copy of your current driver's license. This form is available in your school's office or on our website. Current volunteers, as well as new volunteers, are required to undergo a background check. We appreciate your cooperation. Working together, we can provide great opportunities for our students.
When you think of the function of a middle school guidance office, one thing that usually comes to your mind is scheduling. Our guidance office is really so much more than that. Throughout the school year we participate and coordinate many other student services.
Our guidance office helps in identifying students to participate in several academic programs, such as Educational Talent Search, Midwest Talent Search and the Berrien Math & Science Center. These programs are geared toward different academic achievements but the end result is the same: to challenge students to reach for higher goals and to strive to do their personal best.
We also focus throughout the school year on careers. During the month of December we host a Career Day for our 7th grade students with guest speakers from the area. Our 8th graders also participate in a career study in their Social Studies classes. We want our students to know that it is never too early to begin exploring future opportunities.
Peer Mediation is offered for our students as well. This is a group of students who have been identified by their peers as peacekeepers. These students maintain a persona of integrity, responsibility, and respect as well as provide a tool for problem solving with their peers.
Whether a student is in need of a school program or just a listening ear, we are here for them. We will continue to provide services that benefit our students as well as continually search for new programs to help build growth amongst our student body.
If you have questions or comments regarding our guidance office, please feel free to call us at 269-663-1031, ext.6115
Edwardsburg Public Schools • 69410 Section Street Edwardsburg, MI 49112 • Phone: 269-663-3055 • Fax: 269-663-6485