School News
Raising Kids in a Racialized World at Burroughs
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:40 AM

The Burroughs PTA is sponsoring a 3-part workshop series facilitated by Macarre Traynham called “Raising Kids in a Racialized World”. The first event is coming up on Monday, January 27 from 6-8 PM at Burroughs. Burroughs would like to invite up to 5 members of the JPS community to join in this workshop. More information about the series is below. If you are interested in attending, please contact Erin Rathke at erin.rathke@mpls.k12.mn.us.

Learn more.

Future City Teams Continue Tradition of Excellence
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:30 AM

The Minnesota Regional Future City competition took place on Saturday, January 18. JPS fielded 3 teams at the competition:
La Riviere Fournissant: Jackson C., Sam K., John K., Jack L., Jack M., Henry S., and Beckett W.
Nuova Venezia: Michael B., Oliver G., Anders P., Grayson P., Freddy P., Schae S., and Zach T.
Tulen Alla: Eve G., Jason M., Anton N., Bryson S., Felix V-L., and Clara W.

This year, JPS took home the following awards:

  • Best Virtual City (Nuova Venezia)
  • Best Rail Infrastructure (La Riviere Fournissant)
  • Engineering Excellence (Tulen Alla)
  • Best Land Surveying Practices (Nuova Venezia)

And Nuova Venezia won first place overall! Team members and their coach, Mr. Koupal, will be going to the national finals in Washington DC in February to represent the state of Minnesota. As with previous years, the team is raising funds to help offset travel and lodging costs for the trip. If you’re willing and able to contribute, you can make a donation on their GoFundMe page.

Congratulations to ALL the students participating in this exciting event!

88 Days of School Celebration
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:20 AM

On Wednesday, January 29 we will celebrate our students’ learning and all the amazing things they do! Please join us for coffee at 9:00 AM and greet our students with Justice Page as they come into the school at 9:15 AM. If you would like to wear a Justice Page jersey (#88), a bow tie, Vikings colors, or JPS spirit wear, it will add to the fun. We hope to see you on January 29 for this exciting event!

High School Requests
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:10 AM

Attention 8th Grade families: The online request center is open. You must submit your high school request by February 7, 2020. Submitting your online application is strongly encouraged, as it is the only way to help your chances of receiving your top preference high school (even if you live in the attendance area and are planning to attend your pathway school). Don't delay, apply soon!

Staff Highlight: Jenna Padilla
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:00 AM

Ms. Padilla is one of our wonderful 6th grade ELA teachers! She has been at JPS since 2017.

A few things you may not know about Ms. Padilla:

  • She loves to travel
  • She enjoys cooking
  • She has two daughters and loves spending time with them.

Ms. Padilla says her favorite thing about her job is reading and talking about books with her students.

Comprehensive District Design
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:50 AM

We look forward to seeing you at one of our Comprehensive District Design (CDD) Listening Sessions!

Based on feedback and interest expressed, we changed the location of the January 29 session from Wilder Complex to Roosevelt High School. We hope this change allows even more people to come and learn more about the CDD and proposed models, as well as an opportunity to share their thoughts. No other meetings have changed.

Below is a full schedule of district-wide meetings. Additional meetings are listed on our website.

Thank you for staying involved!

Monday, January 27
Northeast Middle School
2955 Hayes St. NE
6:30-8 PM

Wednesday, January 29
Roosevelt High School
4029 S. 28th Ave.
6:30-8 PM

Thursday, January 30
Davis Center
1250 W. Broadway Ave.
6:30-8 PM

Monday, February 3
Justice Page Middle School
1 W. 49th St.
6:30-8 PM

Wednesday, February 5
Bethune School partnership with Phyllis Wheatley
919 Emerson Ave. N.
6:30-8 PM

2020 Battle of the Bands Student Art Contest
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:40 AM

Help design a new Battle of the Bands logo for this year's event!

The Battle of the Bands features Page and Washburn student and staff bands, facing off for bragging rights and an amazing traveling guitar trophy. Again this year, we are challenging students to design the event logo. We can't wait to see what students will come up with this year!

Students are encouraged to create a piece of original artwork to represent this event. The winning design will be featured on the 2020 event t-shirts and posters, and the artist of that winning design will receive a t-shirt and poster at the event!

Get more information on the contest deadline, the contest guidelines, and how to submit your design on the JPS PTA website.

For student bands interested in participating in the Battle of the Bands, watch for sign up announcements in late February.

Names in the Yearbook
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:30 AM

Is your student’s legal name Alexander, but everyone knows them as Zane? Does the apostrophe in your last name usually get left out? To request a different name or specific punctuation to be used in the yearbook, please download, print, and fill out a yearbook name change request form, or get a form from the main office.

All information on the form must be filled out completely. A teacher or other member of JPS staff must also sign the form before it will be accepted. All forms can be dropped off in the main office. Forms must be received no later than February 28, 2020.
Solicitud de cambio de nombre del anuario
Codsiga Magac Bedelka Buuga-Sanadka

Loaves and Fishes
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:20 AM

Free meals are available to those in need at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church on Thursdays from 5:15 - 6:15 PM. Mt. Olivet is located at 5025 Knox Ave. S. Dinners include soup, salad, fresh fruit, a main entrée, coffee, lemonade, and water.

Questions? Contact Katie Marxhausen at 612-767-2219.

Screenagers at Anthony
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:50 AM

Anthony Middle School would like to invite the Justice Page community to join them for a viewing of ‘Screenagers’ on Thursday, January 23 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance. After seeing the film, people tell us that they feel more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time.

There will be a moderated discussion after the movie. Cost is an optional $5 donation per family.

Anthony Middle School is located at 5757 Irving Ave South.

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