Welcome to
Justice Page Middle School

Justice Page Middle School is an innovative, academically challenging environment that empowers each learner to explore possibilities, act with integrity, and create positive change within one's community and the world.

Our vision: Justice Page Middle School students are academically prepared, critical thinkers ready to succeed in high school and beyond.

Social emotional learning vision: At Justice Page Middle School, students and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Picture Day
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:40 AM

Picture Day will be on Thursday, October 24. Order forms will be sent home soon. You can return the order form on picture day, or you can order online from Lifetouch at ALL students will have their picture taken regardless of ordering for use in the yearbook and for school IDs. Picture retakes will be December 4.

Please Note: Students are only included in the yearbook IF they have OPTED IN by checking the yearbook box and signing the Media Release form included in the schedule folders distributed during orientation. If you are unsure if you have one on file, you can print the Media Release form, fill it out, and have your student drop it off with Mary or Chelsea in the main office.

We’re looking for a few volunteers to help photographers and staff manage students on picture day, and also on retake day. This is the only paid volunteer work at JPS, as volunteers are entitled to a free packet of pictures! If you are interested in helping, please sign up to volunteer here.

Coffee with the Principal
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:30 AM

Please join us on Friday, October 25 at 8:30 AM in the Honor Room to have coffee with Principal Rathke. She will update us on any school, district, or community news. We also will be celebrating our Native American families. Everyone is welcome!

Thank You
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:20 AM

Thank you to our PTA for the organization of last Tuesday’s meeting: Navigating Middle School. Thank you families for your attendance! Notes from this presentation will be published soon.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:10 AM

Learn basic first aid skills needed to help a youth or young adult who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis including suicide on Friday, October 25, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Focus is given to recognizing the early warning signs of a mental health problem to full blown suicidal ideation.

This free, nine-hour workshop run by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is designed for members of the public who have frequent contact with youth and young adults such as parents, school staff, coaches, youth workers and volunteers. It is not intended for professionals who have a background in mental health. Participants must be present for entire curricula to receive a certificate.

To register, visit their eventbrite page.

Yearbook Co-Chair Needed
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:00 AM

Help coordinate the production of the school yearbook. This role involves creating student and staff pages using pictures provided by Lifetouch, laying out additional yearbook pages, distributing the yearbook order form, working with the PTA webmaster to manage online orders, and distributing yearbooks once they’re received. The current chair will provide plenty of information and resources for putting the yearbook together.

Note: this is the current chair’s last year working on the yearbook. It would be great to train someone in this year, so that the transition is easy next year!

Email Kelly Taschler at for more information.

Vaping Discussion at Washburn
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:50 AM

Vaping is on the Rise: What every parent needs to know

Please join us for a presentation and discussion!
Date: Monday, October 28
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Place: Washburn High School (Room 106A)

  • E-cigarette use among high schoolers has risen dramatically across Minnesota in the last three years.
  • E-cigarettes have become the next big thing. Youth love them for the big hit of nicotine and their easily hidden, deceptive looks.
  • Kids are attracted to flavored e-cigarettes and mistakenly believe these products are harmless.
  • E-cigarettes contain a mixture of nicotine and other chemicals and are highly addictive.
  • Nicotine is harmful to the developing adolescent brain.

Presented by Washburn Parent Group and Tobacco-Free Alliance. Funded under a Minnesota Dept. of Health Tobacco-Free Communities grant.

Special Education Family Engagement
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:40 AM

Minneapolis Public Schools invites families to attend Special Education Advisory Council’s Family Engagement night. Meet other families and learn about the special education process on October 29 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Wilder Complex, 3345 Chicago Ave. S. (enter through door 1).

Dinner and childcare will be provided. For more information contact Sarah Washington at, or Sara Stack at

Countdown to Give to the Max Day
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:30 AM

Give to the Max is on November 14—less than a month away—and it’s our school's biggest fundraiser of the year! This is an easy way for parents, grandparents, and anyone in the community to support our school. It’s more cost effective and efficient than selling wrapping paper or candy bars. It’s just one day out of the year, and the funds go directly to items that benefit our school.

Stay tuned for more information on this year’s fundraising goals and how you can make the most of your donation. Read our Give to the Max page for answers to frequently asked questions about Give to the Max.

Immunizations Needed
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:20 AM

All students entering 7th grade must have Meningitis (meningococcal) and Tdap immunizations, or a notarized medical or conscientious exemption. Bring in any updated immunization forms to the JPS Health Office, or have your doctor fax them to 612-668-4050.

Fundraising Coordinator Needed
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:10 AM

The JPS PTA is looking for a fundraising coordinator. Please contact the JPS PTA at if you can help.