Principal's Message

Dear EGRMS Families,

The East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation (EGRSF) has been conducting building tours to highlight programs that have been significantly underwritten by foundation grants.  Two middle school tours are scheduled for next Tuesday, March 19 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Any interested parent or community member is invited to participate in the tour of the art room, the Innovation Lab, and the Learning Commons to see how the EGRSF has supported the arts, STEM programming, and literacy education with over $70,000 in grants over the last 4 years. 
This tour is only one hour long and will highlight how the EGR Now and Forever campaign will permanently sustain these and other programs for East Grand Rapids students today and for generations to come.  Both teachers, students, and administration will speak the value these programs have brought to our school.  No RSVP is necessary to participate in this event.  The tour will gather in the main entrance by the office (inside Door #1).  If you have questions, please reach out to me or tour chairpersons Kim Bolt (, Emily Backus (, or Abby Sorota (  I am grateful for all the support the EGRSF provides our school and I hope you will consider joining one of the tours next Tuesday, March 19th. 

Anthony Morey

New Office Team Member
Please welcome Mrs. Jennifer Webb as the new Middle School Attendance Secretary and Secretary to the Assistant Principal.

We are excited to have Mrs. Webb as part of the Middle School Team!  

Schram's Shout Out

Dear EGRMS Families:

I am writing to let you know about the spring testing schedule.  Our 8th graders will be taking the PSAT test on Tuesday, April 9.  They will need to bring a scientific calculator and two #2 pencils with them.
For MStep testing, that begins on April 16 and runs through May 24, including make ups days.  The MStep schedule is as follows:
8th grade:  April 16-17 (social studies) and April 23 (science)
7th grade:  April 29-30 (ELA) and May 7-8 (math)
6th grade:  May 1 and 6 (math) and May 14-15 (ELA)
Anything you can do to avoid absences during testing will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and have a great week!

Kids' Food Basket

Dear Parents,

This year, for our Martin Luther King Day, Jr. Day of Service, our students will be making Supper Packs to be distributed through Kids’ Food Basket, a local organization working to combat childhood hunger. Please find more information on Kids’ Food Basket here.  These Supper Packs will provide the children who are serviced through Kids’ Food Basket one meal for one day. We are planning a school-wide drive to collect the necessary ingredients for the Supper Packs, which will be assembled the week before spring break.

Our school-wide collection drive began Thursday, January 31 and ends Thursday, March 28.  All students will be collecting the following items in their BRIDGES classes. Our goal is 50 of each item, so that each Bridges class can assemble at least 50 Supper Packs. Please note items need to be individually pre-packaged.

Items Needed:
Pudding Cups
Fruit Strips
Pretzel or Cheez-It Bag (1.5 oz or smaller)
.28 oz Meat Sticks (two per Supper Pack)

Quart Size Bags
Thank you for your support!

East Grand Rapids Middle School Champions of Diversity Committee


Students are issued “Way to Go” cards for demonstrating Respect, Responsibility or Personal Best by doing the right thing!  As students receive these cards, they are placed in the container located in the Main Office.  Every Friday, names are drawn and announced during the afternoon announcements.  Each student selected, has the opportunity to pick a prize from the prize basket simply as a way to say “Thanks, we appreciate and recognize you!” 

-Piper Maas
-Mollie Brandstadt
-Anthony Cianfarani

It's time to get your tickets to Sip&Support

Sip&Support, the East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation’s annual spring fundraiser, is returning to the Community Center Saturday, March 23, and you’ll want to be there. The event features live music from Troll for Trout, light eats, and a cash bar. It’s a celebration of the link between our community and our schools, and a night to share in the pride we all have in our public schools, which are at the center of our East Grand Rapids community.
Want to make your night at Sip&Support even more special? Be a VIP!
By buying a Golden Ticket, you can attend the VIP Pre-Party with live music from our very own student band, Jazz After Curfew, a full bar, and heavy appetizers, all while catching up with friends and celebrating a solid gold future for our schools. The $500 Golden Ticket includes two tickets to the VIP Pre-Party and the main event, along with recognition as a sponsor on the event signage. There is also $250 Golden Ticket available for individuals.

Get your Golden Tickets on the registration page today! 

Upcoming Events
For more upcoming events, please be sure to check with your child and reference the MS Calendar which may be found here

Art Club
Art Club will meet this Thursday, March 14th.

KCTC Summer Camp
KCTC offers a summer camp program for grades 7, 8, and 9.  The program is a career-themed camp were students can explore various programs available at KCTC.  It's hands-on fun with the technology and equipment the professionals use in their trades.  

Some of the most popular camps include Young Chefs, Criminal Justice, and The STEM Program.  
For more information, click here

IB Diploma Programme
Current 8th grade students and parents who are interested in IB are invited to attend a presentation entitled "IB and Scheduling" on Wednesday, March 20 in the HS Learning Commons. This session will explore the various pathways to pursuing the IB Diploma Programme. 8th grade parents and students should attend at 6:00 p.m. session.

Sweetheart Dance 2019
The 2019 Sweetheart Dance is Saturday, April 13th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at EGR Middle School. Please click
here for more information. 

Items listed here are non-school sponsored events that may be of interest to some parents or students.  Organizers are not affiliated with EGRPS. 

EGR Neighbors for Inclusion and Equity
Please click here for information on "A Community Conversation" sponsored by EGRNIE. 


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