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Edgewood Mission Statement

Edgewood is a candidate IB school, committed to building a globally aware community of lifelong learners who achieve high academic standards.  


Edgewood provides a diverse, challenging curriculum that is student-centered and develops inquisitive, knowledgeable, and empathetic students who actively engage in and contribute to their family, community, and the world around them.


IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.


Principal's Message

The middle years are time for growth, challenge and discovery as we are an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Candidate* School. At Edgewood, we encourage and prepare students to participate fully as International Baccalaureate scholars. Wildcats are engaged in academic activities to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk takers, balanced and reflective.  Our Wildcats are encouraged to be self-advocates, while creating lasting memories and relationships with peers and staff.

At Edgewood our curriculum and teaching infuse the IB learner profile while students develop strong academic, social and emotional characteristics.  These teachings encourage students to become internationally minded, more culturally aware, through the development of a second language and commit to help all members of the school community where all staff are IB staff members, all teachers are IB teachers, all parents are IB parents, all students are IB students, and our community is an IB community.  We are all, IB!


Roni Maddox, Ed.D.



*Edgewood Middle School is a candidate school in partnership with Edgewood High School for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Edgewood High School and Edgewood Middle School believe are important for our students. 

Student Life at Edgewood



At Edgewood IB Schools, all students are International Baccalaureate students.  Our students are provided a rigorous, high-quality education, which will challenge them to excel in their studies, and encourage both personal and academic achievements through an internationally minded approach.


We were able to achieve great acknowledgements at Edgewood last year.  Here are just a few accomplishments that I’d like to take a moment to highlight:

We will continue to work together during the 2017-18 school year to resume the legacy of success established at Edgewood and provide our students every opportunity to become more internationally minded, ready to compete and succeed in the new global economy through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes offered.   We will accomplish this by infusing the elements of the IB Learner Profile, setting high academic expectations for all students, and providing supportive systems to assure they are met. We will focus on developing 21st Century skills, establishing a rigorous and engaging IB curriculum, increasing access to college and career pathways, creating a culture of success, fostering a safe and positive school climate, and engaging all stakeholders in the educational process.


The entire Edgewood staff and I are looking forward to a productive and meaningful 2017-2018 school year. Lastly, as your Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or contact me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!


Roni Maddox, Ed.D.


Good Evening WCUSD Parents,

This is Marc Trovatore, Director of Student Services, and I have an important message for all of you on behalf of Dr. Hinman, our Superintendent.

As many of you are aware, on Monday morning we will experience a solar eclipse.  Southern California will only see a partial eclipse that will peak at 10:21 a.m.


We want this to be a positive, enriching, and safe experience for all of our students.  However, there are a few safety precautions that we need our students to follow in order to prevent permanent eye damage.


We’ve provided a list below of these precautions and education resources on the WCUSD webpage.  Please take a few minutes to review these with your child prior to Monday’s eclipse.


If you have any questions related to this special event, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s principal directly for more information on how the eclipse will be viewed at his/her school or you can reach me at (626) 939-4600 ex. 4745.

Thank you and have a great evening!


Solar Eclipse Safety Measures and Instructional Resources


On Monday August 21, 2017 from 9:05 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. North America will experience a solar eclipse. In some areas it will be a total solar eclipse, while in other areas it will be a partial eclipse. California will only see a partial eclipse that will peak at 10:21 a.m. with a 62% eclipse.


We want this to be a positive, enriching, and safe experience for all of our students.  However, there are a few safety precautions that we need our students to follow in order to prevent permanent eye damage:


·    Students should never look at the sun directly without proper equipment that's specifically designed for looking at the sun

·    Sunglasses, binoculars or telescope devices are not considered proper equipment and using these devices to view the eclipse could result in severe eye damage

·    Students ARE permitted to bring “pinhole cameras”, solar eclipse glasses, or hand-held solar viewers to school but MAY NOT share these devices with others

·    Solar eclipse glasses and hand-held viewers should meet the ISO 12312-2 safety compliance rating


Solar Eclipse Resources:

Eye Safety During a Total Solar Eclipse - https://www.nasa.gov/content/eye-safety-during-a-total-solar-eclipse


Eclipse 101 - https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-101


Interactive Eclipse Viewing App - https://eyes.jpl.nasa.gov/eyes-on-eclipse-web-detail.html


Eclipse: Who? What? Where? When? and How? - https://eyes.jpl.nasa.gov/eyes-on-eclipse-web-detail.html


Eclipse FAQs - https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/faq


NASA Eclipse Activity Guide - https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-kit


2017 Solar Eclipse for Teachers - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aOnd_Z6347qhA3iZZzrHxnnOzcIE11Lvkcb3clCScjo/edit


An NGSS storyline approach to solar eclipse - https://www.astrosociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/uitc93.pdf


How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely - https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety


*Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers - https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters


Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing – Infographic - https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/safe-solar-eclipse-viewing-infographic


Additional Educational Materials & Videos - https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/educational-materials



EMS PTSA is hosting a dance for all students holding a PTSA Membership on Wednesday, August 30 beginning at 1:45 pm.  PTSA Membership is $8.00.


Welcome back, we hope you all had a wonderful summer. Tomorrow is the first day of school and we are excited to see the students.  Also we are strongly encouraging all families to drop off their students no later than 7:30 am to avoid all the morning traffic.The drop off locations are located at the Durness Parking lot at the Baseball field & Trojan Way.  WCPD will be assisting families with understanding the traffic laws.  We are also expecting some schedule changes to occur and we appreciate your patience. Lastly, Edgewood is hosting Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 6 beginning at 5 pm with food trucks.  We expect to see you all there. 
This information is also available on our websites. Have a great weekend, from Edgewood the Pride of West Covina.

This information is also available on our websites. Have a great weekend, from Edgewood the Pride of West Covina. 

Weekly Reminders:
8/18 Edgewood Blue Day

8/21A WEEK
8/23 Early Release - 1:45
EHS Grade Level Assembly
8/24 College Gear Day
EMS Grade Level Assembly
8/25 Edgewood Blue Day
EHS Club Rush Week
10 AM Coffee/Tea with the Principal - Meet our School Resource Officer - SRO Neal
7 pm EHS Welcome Back Dance
8/26 ASB Retreat
SAT Exam
8/28 B Week/Tentative 
8/30 EMS PTSA Welcome Back Dance
9/4 A Week/No School
9/6 Back To School/Minimum Day 12:48
9/11 B Week
9/13 9:30 Edgewood Tours - F3
9/26 3:30 pm EMS SSC Mtg - College/Career Center
9/27 3:30 pm EHS PTAC Mtg - College/Career Center
6 pm District-Wide College Fair - WCHS
10/11 Grade 8/9 & 10/11 PSAT/Minimum Day
Parent Teacher Conference Night


EMS Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Ms. Smith

This amazing teacher turned Edgewood Schools into a 'Butterfly Sanctuary' doing her part on preserving several butterfly species.
Click here for the interview.

Peer Tutoring and Dates

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The peer tutoring program is a voluntary after-school tutoring session during which students in grades 6-12 can receive help and guidance with academic subjects, homework, and study/review from a ...more

Math Resource website

A new website  started for parents and students (and teachers too).  The goal is to link resources that correlate with the lessons that students are learning, so that parents (and students) can get extra explanations of math topics.  Links include, Khan Academy Videos to 6th, 7th, 8th and Integrated 1.


Click here to go to http://612maths.weebly.com/


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Coffee and Tea
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Parents Workshop



Non-discrimination Statement

The West Covina Unified School District is committed to providing a safe school environment where all individuals in education are afforded equal access and opportunities. The District’s academic and other educational support programs, services and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any individual based on the person’s actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Specifically, state law prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in enrollment, counseling, and the availability of physical education, athletic activities, and sports. Transgender students shall be permitted to participate in gender-segregated school programs and activities (e.g., athletic teams, sports competitions, and field trips) and to use facilities consistent with their gender identity. The District assures that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation in District programs.


Parents and/or students are able to review and complete school forms easily through our new online system. Once entered, your information will be saved and easily updated ...more



2017 Need to Knows...

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