Principal's Message

Mr. Edinger

John Edinger
Principal MS

It is hard to believe we are heading into the end of the 4th quarter.  We are excited to have used the spring break to rest and rejuvenate for the final lap. There is a renewed focus on quality instruction and excellence in academic/athletic achievement. The state test is here, and the staff/students have worked hard to prepare themselves for the task to show growth.  

As the weather heats up, I am asking that all parents/guardians speak with their children about finishing strong this school year. Have good conversations about appropriate behavior at school and on the bus. Revisit the dress code conversations and take time to check ProgressBook regularly to ensure that your children are maintaining their grades.  We look forward to a strong finish of academic fun for all!  

I do believe the number one factor in your son or daughter’s education is YOU!   As the kids get older, you must “let go of the leash” and have them learn through experience, the difficult task is when do you lengthen or shorten the leash. Enjoy your responsibility of being a parent and celebrate success with them!  

Here are a few highlights of the second half of the school year: 


  • Both the 8th grade girls’/boys' basketball teams were Runner-up in the NWC  

  • Champions at the NWC wrestling tournament were Keaton Jacobs, Braylen McNett, and Henry Wiss 

  • 5th/6th grade Quiz Bowl teams competed in the Allen County Invitational. 5th grade placed 7th and 6th grade placed 3rd out of 11 teams. 

  • Congratulations to Mrs. Prichard and the Power of the Pen team as they placed 2nd out of 15 teams in the District. The team consists of Aubreigh Eutsler, Kaitlyn Clement, Jovie Holtzapple, Analeigh Hood, Lexi Reynolds, and Ella Hackworth.  Ella placed 4th writer overall out of 90+ writers. 


  • 5th-8th Band and Choir Concerts were well attended, and the kids did wonderful  

  • Power of the Pen Team took 4th place in their region 


  • 34, 7th & 8th grade Band Members participated in the Solo and Ensemble Event in Minster. There were 18 soloist and 8 ensembles. Our students not only brought home several Superior and Excellent ratings, they also represented our school and our band program with pride and class. 

  • 58, 7th & 8th grade Choir Members participated in the Solo and Ensemble. Superior Ratings I (highest rating you can receive): Soloists: 12, Ensembles: 1, Duets: 4.  Excellent Ratings II (second highest rating): Soloists: 1, Ensembles: 1 Group, Duets: 1. Good Ratings III: Ensembles: 2 Groups, Duets: 1. 

  • Art Show was another great success 

  • State testing began 

May (Upcoming Events) 

  • May 8th – Teacher Appreciation Week 

  • May 16th – MS Music Concert 

  • May 17th – 7th Grade Field trip – Ft. Wayne Zoo 

  • May 18th – 7th/8th Grade Spring Dance 

  • May 19th – MS Music Contest 

  • May 20th – MS Choir/Band Cedar Point trip 

  • May 23rd – Free Sports physicals. All athletes in grades 7-12 next year will need a physical to participate. 

  • May 26th – 7th/8th STEM students Field Trip 

“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.”– Chinese proverb 


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