Welcome to
Justice Page Middle School

Justice Page Middle School is an innovative, academically challenging environment that empowers each learner to explore possibilities, act with integrity, and create positive change within one's community and the world.

Our vision: Justice Page Middle School students are academically prepared, critical thinkers ready to succeed in high school and beyond.

Social emotional learning vision: At Justice Page Middle School, students and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Budget Decisions at Justice Page
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:00 AM

Dear Justice Page Families,

It has been a tough week for everyone. Budget time always keeps me in my office and attached to my computer....which is definitely not my favorite. There are never easy decisions in times of budget cutting. Everything and everyone brings value to our building, students and staff.

I collected information from Site Council, ILT, and the whole staff to inform us of the priorities of the stakeholders of Justice Page.

The priorities were maintaining robust academic programming and maintaining climate supports. Some of the adjustments/cuts reflect the shorter day for next year. Others adjustments were made to make FTE alignment more efficient, such as an average of 33 students per class, and full-time positions as often as possible rather than split between multiple part-time staff.

We made balanced cuts within core, electives, and support staff.

Justice Page funds double the amount we are given for electives programming to keep options available for students.

We realigned some programming, such as incorporating literacy across content areas rather than as a separate class required for all. Also, ELA teachers will have extra time with struggling students just as math does.

Thank you for your support and commitment to Justice Page.

Erin Rathke
Principal, Justice Page Middle School

MCA Testing Continues
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:50 AM

MCA testing is continuing this week, as 8th grade ELA students are taking the reading test. The remaining MCA tests will be administered according to the following schedule:

April 11-17: 7th Grade Math
April 18-24: 8th Grade Math
April 26-May 1: 6th Grade Math
May 8-9: 8th Grade Science


Return Overdue Books
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:40 AM

As of today, 503 of the Media Center’s books are overdue, and students owe fines totaling $1,639.70. Overdue notices will be distributed to students before Spring Break. If you have books at home that should go back to the Media Center, please return them to avoid getting an overdue notice!

Books that are lost or damaged are the responsibility of the student. Students must either pay for the cost of replacing the book, or purchase another book in its place. If students are unable to pay for missing books, contact Kelly Taschler at to determine an alternative solution.

Students can look online at any time to see what books they have out. To view a Media Center account:

  • Go to JPS’s Destiny website.
  • Log in using the student’s school credentials (e.g. John Smith, class of 2021, has a user name of jsmi2101).
  • Once logged in, click on My Info near the top of the page. This will show all books currently checked out, overdue materials, and fines associated with the student.
On-Site Dental Care
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:30 AM

JPS is teaming up with Children’s Dental Services to provide on-site dental care to our students. Children’s Dental Services provides exams, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatment, sealants, fillings, crowns, extractions, and other treatments as needed during regular school hours. If you would like your child to receive dental care, a consent form is coming home with your student this week. Please complete the form and have your student return it to the health office before March 29.

Please call Anne Leo, Licensed School Nurse, with any questions at 612.668.4064.

Yearbook Orders
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:20 AM

It's time to order yearbooks! Place your order by April 11, 2018. The yearbook costs $7.

There are two ways to order:

  • Online. Click the Tickets button, and pay by credit or debit card. Note: online orders incur an additional processing fee of $1.30, for a total charge of $8.30.
  • Print and complete a paper order form and send it with cash or a check to school. If paying by check, please make the check payable to Justice Page Middle School PTA. Paper forms can be dropped off either in the Main Office, or with students’ advisory teachers. A few paper forms are also available in the Main Office.

Also, if your student regularly uses a name other than the name on their district records, please submit a name change request form to use their preferred name in the yearbook.

Operational and Security Services
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:10 AM

Did you know Minneapolis Public Schools has a department of Operational and Security Services? They are committed to supporting safe and welcoming learning and work environments for students and staff in Minneapolis Public Schools. Through their work they are improving the district’s ability to respond to emergencies no matter how large or small. For more information, view their Parent's Guide to What We Do.

Coffee With the Principal
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:00 AM

Coffee with our Principal is this Friday, March 23 from 8:15 am to 8:40 am in the Conference Room, with Friday Morning Greeters to follow from 8:45 to 9:00 am.

Next month’s Coffee with the Principal is Friday, April 27, from 8:00 am to 8:40 am in the Media Center with our guest, Mayor Frey. Friday Morning Greeters will follow at 8:45 am. Please note the change in the time and location for April.

We would love to have our JPS families join us for both events!

Mental Health Awareness Opportunities for Families
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:50 AM

The Justice Page PTA and the Washburn Parent Council present two special screenings of the film, Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety. The film interviews teens who share stories about anxiety and its impact on their lives, as well as how they’ve found solutions and hope. This film is 55 minutes long and is appropriate for fifth grade and older. The film will be followed by a Q&A session, and helpful resources will be distributed. Justice Page eighth-grade students will be watching and discussing the film in their advisory classes. Admission is free, but donations at the door are welcome to help defer the cost. Families and community members are invited to attend any of these April events:

Monday, April 16: “Brave Parenting: How to Help Your Teen Cope with Anxiety and Stress” presentation with psychologist Kathryn Hect. Learn what anxiety is, red flags to look for in teens, and parenting strategies that foster healthy coping behavior. Washburn Auditorium, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 24: Viewing of “Angst” and after-film Q&A with Washburn counselors. Washburn Auditorium, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 25: Viewing of “Angst” and after-film Q&A with Justice Page therapist and social workers. Justice Page Auditorium, 6:30 pm

Eat Out to Benefit Justice Page Middle School
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:40 AM

Mark your calendars for Monday, March 26. Wise Acre eatery is partnering with JPMS for a community dine in night, where you can skip making dinner and benefit our school! JPMS will receive 10% of the proceeds from meals, merchandise, frozen and preserved items, and gift cards! You can reserve a table for the event at or by calling 612.354.2577. Click here for more information.