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.

Welcome Back Letter
Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:00 PM

Dear Justice Page Families and Community:
Welcome to another amazing school year at JPS! I am so proud to work with our dedicated, experienced staff, and enthusiastic learners! We believe that the consistent leadership and staff continue to bring us closer to our school goals. We have a strong commitment to continuing our success and becoming the strongest middle school around!

As the demands and complexities of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to ensure that our children reach their potential. We believe that all of us – the school and the community – must work together as an extended family environment to ensure success for all our students. We believe...
(click here to read the full letter)

Back to School Information
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 12:50 PM

Much of this information will be available at orientation (6:00-8:00 PM, August 28 for 6th grade, August 29 for 7th and 8th grade), but if you can't make it/misplaced it/want to get a head start, look no further!

School Supplies—Get those pencils and binders ready

Forms—Fill out important forms and turn in to your Crew leader

Parent Portal—Make sure you have a Parent Portal account for access to grades, transcripts, attendance and your student’s class schedule

Communications/Preferences—See how JPS will keep in touch, and make sure you're getting all of the information you need

Lunch Payment—Sign up for and add money to your student's lunch account, and fill out your free/reduced lunch application (required for all students, every year)

Membership Toolkit—Create your Membership Toolkit account and verify your family information. Membership Toolkit is a new service we're using for the student directory, volunteering, and PTA information.

Arrival and Dismissal—Students cannot be picked up or dropped off in the 50th St. parking lot at the start or end of the day! Read up on our full arrival and dismissal policy.

Media Center—Review expectations for student use of the Media Center

FAQs—Frequently asked questions about Justice Page Middle School

Bed Time Story
Sunday, July 21, 2019 5:20 PM

All JPS families are welcome to join Principal Erin Rathke for a bedtime story on Monday, September 2 at 7:00 PM via Facebook Live. Join the Justice Page Middle School Minneapolis Facebook group for access to this event, in addition to school-related news and discussions.

Chalk the Walk
Chalk the Walk
Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:35 AM

Let’s write amazing messages together to welcome our students.

Join Principal Rathke as we kick off the school year together. Meet on the school's front steps on Friday, September 6 at 8:30 AM for coffee and chalk.

The beginning of the school year is so important, and we want our students to feel a sense of belonging! See you there!

Immunizations Needed
Saturday, July 20, 2019 8:30 AM

If you will have a 7th grader for the 2019-2020 school year: Please provide the health office with updated immunization records. Your 7th grader will need the following vaccines:

  • Meningococcal
  • Tdap

Summer is a great time to get this done! Bring in any updated immunization forms to the JPS Health Office or have your doctor fax them to 612.668.4050. If you don’t have a regular doctor, MPS students can get immunizations at Minneapolis School-Based Clinics from June 11 - August 16:

Mondays: Southwest High School
Tuesdays: Edison High School
Wednesdays: Roosevelt and Washburn High Schools
Thursdays: Edison and Roosevelt High Schools

Call to make an appointment!
Edison HS, 3414 W. 47th St., room E21, 612-668-3040
Roosevelt HS, 4029 28th Ave S, room 143, 612-668-4834
Southwest HS, 700 22nd Ave. NE, room 107, 612-668-1321
Washburn HS, 201 W. 49th St., room 002, 612-668-3453

Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities (CPEO)
Monday, June 24, 2019 2:25 PM

Justice Page Middle School, in partnership with the Office of Communications, Engagement and External Relations, will be offering the CPEO program at our school again this year. CPEO is a free program, designed for parents, meant to develop equal partnership with families. CPEO curriculum helps families understand children’s social and emotional development, and develop skills for navigating the school system and collaborating with staff. Program details

Fall Information
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:45 AM

Orientation Nights

Mark your calendars! Orientations will be held on the following dates this fall:
Wednesday, August 28: 6th grade orientation
Thursday, August 29: 7th/8th grade orientation

Both events will be held from 6-8 PM. We need lots of volunteers to make these events successful! Please click the links above to sign up.

School Supply Lists

If you’re already looking forward to fall, or wondering which of your student’s current supplies might be reused next year, check out the 2019-20 JPS School Supply List.


The school calendar is being updated with dates for next year. If you'd like a sneak peek at what's in store for first quarter, see the 2019-2020 First Quarter Event Calendar.

Early Release Days

We will only have one early release day next year, on Wednesday, September 25, for goal setting conferences. Students will be released at 1 PM on that day.

Summer Information
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:40 AM

Summer Break Resources

Minneapolis Public Schools and our partners have provided this list of resources available for families during summer break.

Summer Eats

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that students continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation, when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. The 2019 Summer Food Service Program will run Monday, June 11 through Friday, August 17. There is no service on Wednesday, July 4. Meals and snacks served through the SFSP are free to all children ages 1-18. For more information and program locations, see the Summer Eats MN website, or download their mobile app.

High School Summer Reading Lists

Students starting high school this fall should be aware that many local schools have summer reading expectations! Students may be required to read certain books over the summer.
Washburn Summer Reading List
Southwest Summer Reading List

Fall Sports Registration Night at Washburn

If your 7th and 8th graders are considering participating in fall sports at Washburn, this event is for you! Fall sports include cross country, football, girls swimming and diving, girls tennis, soccer, and volleyball.
When: Thursday, August 1 at 6 PM
Where: Washburn Main Gym
What to expect:

  • Meet coaches
  • Get info on practices, tryouts, and schedules
  • Complete paperwork
  • Pay fees