School News
Early Release Reminder
Friday, March 15, 2019 8:30 AM

Remember: our next early release day will be next Wednesday, March 20. School will end at 1:00, and buses will take students home at that time. We appreciate your support and flexibility.

Summer School
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:00 AM

Summer is coming! Minneapolis Public Schools is offering a number of educational options this summer from June 17 to July 25, Monday through Thursday, with no programming on July 4.

Summer school options include:

  • Summer Session at Sanford or Olson – academics for students entering grades 6-8.
  • GEMS/GISE STEM Academy at Sanford or Olson – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for students entering grades 6-8.
  • Fast Track Scholars at Edison or Washburn – academic preparation for High School for students entering grade 9.

Information and links to registration forms can be found on the Minneapolis Public Schools website.

Yearbook Orders
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:50 AM

It's time to order yearbooks! Place your order by April 12, 2019. The yearbook costs $7.
There are two ways to order:

  • Online. Click the Tickets button, and pay by credit or debit card. Note: online orders incur an additional processing fee of $1.13, for a total charge of $8.13.
  • Print and complete a paper order form and send it with cash or a check to school. If paying by check, please make the check payable to Justice Page Middle School PTA. Paper forms can be dropped off either in the Main Office, or with students’ Crew leaders. A few paper forms are also available in the Main Office.

If your student regularly uses a name other than the name on their district records, please submit a name change request form to use their preferred name in the yearbook.

Return Overdue Books
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:40 AM

As of today, 327 students have overdue books, which were checked out from the Media Center, or lost books which were checked out as textbooks (usually in ELA class). Overdue notices will be distributed to students before Spring Break. If you have books at home that should go back to the Media Center, please return them to avoid getting an overdue notice!

Books that are lost or damaged are the responsibility of the student. Students must either pay for the cost of replacing the book, or purchase another book in its place. If students are unable to pay for missing books, contact Kelly Taschler at kelly.taschler@mpls.k12.mn.us to determine an alternative solution.

Students can look online at any time to see what books they have out. To view a Media Center account:

  • Go to JPS’s Destiny website.
  • Log in using the student’s school credentials (e.g. John Smith, class of 2021, has a user name of jsmi2101).
  • Once logged in, click on My Info near the top of the page. This will show all books currently checked out, overdue materials, and fines associated with the student.
Registration Event for Incoming 6th Grade Students
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:30 AM

Do you have a 5th grader planning to attend JPS in the fall, or know someone who does? All current 5th grade students and their families should plan to attend our registration event on Thursday, April 11 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Students should attend this event in order to get the classes they want and have their schedules ready by orientation in August.

At the event, our incoming students and their families will learn about what classes they’ll be taking in 6th grade and will sign up for their elective classes. We will have presentations in English, Spanish, and Somali.

Fifth grade students who cannot attend this event will have the opportunity to register for classes at their current schools, but we would like to see as many of our incoming students and families as possible at this event!

Fifth Annual Page-Washburn Battle of the Bands!
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:20 AM

Calling all bands...The 5th Annual Page-Washburn Battle of the Bands is coming soon: Sunday, May 19, from 3 to 6 pm, at the Uptown VFW. For families new to Page, this event features Page and Washburn student and staff bands, facing off for bragging rights and an amazing traveling guitar trophy beautified by our own Ms. Cedarleaf-Dahl.

Does your band have what it takes? Registration is now open! This is a first come, first booked, sign-up process. Please make sure to review the guidelines and enter all needed information. May the best band win!

JPS Girls Help Mpls Lakers Win State
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:10 AM

Congratulations to five 7th graders at Justice Page Middle School who helped their traveling basketball team win the State Championship on March 2 and 3! The Minneapolis Lakers are a youth traveling basketball program for girls and boys that live and/or go to school in Minneapolis. The girls played well and came out on top of their 16-team bracket. Congratulations to Ayla A, Maren F, Nirvana K, Margaret M, Maia S, and the rest of their team!

Staff Highlight: David Zekpa
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:00 AM

Mr. Zekpa is one of our Special Education teachers for Autism. He has been with Justice Page for 5 years.
Three fun facts about Mr. Zekpa:

  • His favorite food is rice
  • He is fluent in French
  • He is an ordained minister

Mr. Zekpa tells us that he loves seeing students succeed and working in the supportive community of Justice Page.

Media Center Volunteers
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:50 AM

Looking for a fun and easy way to get involved at school? Join our dedicated group of Media Center volunteers! Our Media Center is only open on Mondays and Tuesdays—and this only happens through volunteer support.

If you have free time and would like to shelve returned books, keep the Media Center sparkling, or just relax with a book while being available to answer questions and monitor book checkout, join us in the Media Center!

Community Education Spring Classes
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:40 AM

Justice Page Community Education Spring Classes begin on March 11 and registration is open now!  Students who were enrolled in Academic (ExL) classes have been automatically re-enrolled for spring after school classes.

NEW Classes for spring:

  • Playwriting Residency with Climb Theatre on Mondays, $45
  • Musical Theatre Cabaret on Thursdays, $45
  • Urban Debate League in Spanish and Somali Debate League on Tuesdays, free
  • Technical Theater Management for grades 6-7 on Tuesdays, free

Visit the Community Education website to see all our spring classes and register.

Questions? Call 612-668-4051 or email JoEllyn Jolstad at joellyn.jolstad@mpls.k12.mn.us.

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