A Note from Our Superintendent of Schools (2020-2021)
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! As we plan for the start of a new school year, this beginning will be like no other we have seen in the past. Our mission statement, Edwardsburg Public Schools will maximize all EDDIES’ potential to be successful in life, will continue to be our focus.
Spring of 2020 has challenged staff and students to find a new normal for learning, connected us in new ways, and required our Eddies to learn from afar. What I have learned most through this process is how much I appreciate the expertise our teachers bring to EPS, the ways in which our students continue to work hard to grow, and an overall appreciation for the little things in life - giving a high five, a hug, or being able to laugh out loud with many people around. What I MOST appreciate about EPS is how, even under circumstances we have never experienced, we are still a learning and caring community.
At Edwardsburg Public Schools, we remain committed to providing educational excellence to all of our students. Our district continues to expand instructional offerings for students. Instructional programs offered by the district at the elementary level include Gender Specific, Multi-Age, Looping, All-Day Kindergarten, as well as the Great Start Readiness Program offered through Lewis Cass ISD. At the secondary level, the district provides Dual-Enrollment through Southwestern Michigan College and Indiana University of South Bend, Berrien Math and Science Center at Andrews University, Middle College options with the potential to earn an Associate’s degree, Early College Online classes, Advanced Placement classes, and the Elkhart Career Center. Students have access to a dedicated and highly qualified, instructional staff; all of which makes Edwardsburg Public Schools the district of choice in Southwestern Michigan.
Edwardsburg Public Schools has earned International Accreditation through the AdvancED Accreditation Commission and School Improvement. All of our buildings have received Blue Ribbon recognition by the Michigan Department of Education and Edwardsburg High School is a six-year Bronze Award recipient for Best High Schools by US News and World Report.
Edwardsburg Public Schools is fortunate to have a strong base of support from the community, parents, businesses, faith based groups, and civic organizations, who devote time, talent, and resources to ensure that our students have an excellent educational experience.
At Edwardsburg Public Schools, we are committed to the success of every child, every day. As Nelson Mandela stated, “Education is the most powerful medicine which you can use to change the world.” Education will be our medicine to successfully navigate the 2020-2021 school year!
Together, we are #EddieStrong!
James A. Knoll, Superintendent