School News


“OWNING” possessive Nouns!


​Edmunds’ first grade English Language Learners (ELL) have been working on possessive pronouns, sorting through pictures to decide what possessive pronoun to use depending on who was speaking. Ms. Brighi’s ELL classes then took pictures and wrote about them, using a possessive pronoun in one of their sentences. This class “OWNED” possessive pronouns! Ms. Brighi’s … Read more »

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April PBIS: Minute to Win It!


Edmunds students and staff utilize what is called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) in their daily work. Early in May the school held PBIS assemblies to celebrate success for all the students who achieved the Edmunds standards of behavior in the classroom and across the school. The celebration featured friendly competition in a series … Read more »

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Battle of the Books


​ ​​Edmunds had six students competing in Battle of the Books this year. They were excited to participate and all walked away with ribbons and winning smiles! The returning 3rd and 4th graders who participated also came to understand the true importance of reading all the assigned books, because it will make the battle even … Read more »


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.

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Students Create Mural


Wednesday Art classes at Edmunds are focused on the creation of a mural located on the second floor. The 24 foot long/12 foot high mural has been planned and executed by Edmunds students and Edmunds art teacher David Borzo. The Wednesday art project is being executed over the three trimesters of the school year: the … Read more »

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Edmunds 4th Graders Bowl a Victory!


The alleys were crowded with traffic on Thursday. Not the asphalted alleys between downtown buildings but the kind covered in hard wood and varnish, as more than 350 elementary students took part in the first DMPS district bowling tournament. The fifth grade students at Edmunds placed second over all and the 4th graders brought home … Read more »

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First day of school 2015-2016
Sep 07
Labor Day – No school
Oct 23
No school – Teacher EQ Development
Edmunds takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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