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Welcome to Anwatin! ¡Bienvenidos!
New School Start and End Times:
8:50am - 3:53pm 2017-2018 School Year

Our Mission Statement: Anwatin Middle School develops young people to become principled, open-minded, inquiring members of a global community.

Nuestra Declaración de Misión: La Escuela Intermedia Anwatin desarrolla en los jóvenes la integridad, una mente abierta, y su capacidad de ser miembros indagadores de una comunidad global.

PASS Meeting - Tuesday, October 24th/Reunión de PASS - martes, el 24 de octubre
Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:00 PM

Please join us at our next Anwatin PASS (parent group) meeting this Tuesday, October 24th at 6:00pm at Anwatin. If you'd like an interpreter, please contact Jerilyn, the Family Liaison, at 612.668.2454 or at jerilyn.rogers@mpls.k12.mn.us.

Por favor, únase con nosotros en la reunión de PASS (grupo de padres) este martes, el 24 de octubre a las 6:00pm en Anwatin. Si quisiere un intérprete, por favor, comuníquese con Jerilyn, enlace de familias, en 612.668.2454 o en jerilyn.rogers@mpls.k12.mn.us.

It's Spirit Week!/¡Esta es La Semana de Orgullo!
Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:25 AM

Anwatin Fall Spirit Week is here! Show off your Phoenix Pride by dressing up for each themed day of the week!

Monday, October 23: Sport Day
Tuesday, October 24: Pajama Day
Wednesday, October 25: Dress Up Day
Thursday, October 26th: Twin Day
Friday, October 27th (Phoenix Day): Superhero Day

¡Ya llega La Semana Otoñal de Orgullo en Anwatin! ¡Muestra tu Orgullo Fénix en vestirte cada día de la semana con un diferente tema!

lunes, el 23 de octubre: El Día de Deportes
martes, el 24 de octubre: El Día de Llevar Pijamas
miércoles, el 25 de octubre: El Día de Vestirse Super-Bien
jueves, el 26 de octubre: El Día de Gemelos (tú y tu compañero/a se visten como gemelos)
viernes, el 27 de octubre (también El Día del Fénix): El Día del/de la Superhéroe (para vestirse como tu superhéroe favorito/a)


Thank you for joining us for October conferences!/¡Gracias por acompañarnos en las conferencias de octubre!
Sunday, October 22, 2017 10:40 AM

Thank you for joining us for October Conferences! We hope you enjoyed celebrating your student's accomplishments and setting goals for the school year.

If you were unable to attend conferences and would like to learn more about your student's progress here, the Parent Portal is an excellent way to do so. In the Parent Portal, you can:

  • view your child's up-to-date grades, attendance and transcript
  • see your child's schedule
  • communicate with your child's teachers
  • view your most current contact information

An email address is required to gain access to the Parent Portal. To sign-up, please email Jerilyn, the Family Liaison, at jerilyn.rogers@mpls.k12.mn.us.

¡Gracias por acompañarnos en las conferencias de octubre! Esperamos que disfrutaron de celebrar los éxitos de sus estudiantes y de hacer las metas para este año escolar.

Si no pudo asistir a las conferencias y quiere aprender más acerca del desarollo de su estudiante aquí en Anwatin, el Portal de Padres es una excelente manera de hacerlo. En el Portal de Padres, es posible:

  • ver las calificaciones y la asistencia de su hijo/a
  • ver su horario
  • enviar mensajes a sus profesores
  • ver su información de contacto más actualizada.

Se requiere una dirección de e-mail para registrarse. Para registrarse, por favor, manda un e-mail a Jerilyn, enlace de familias, en jerilyn.rogers@mpls.k12.mn.us.

Anwatin welcomes Congressman Keith Ellison
Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:55 AM

7th Grade teachers Ms. Frederick and Ms. Laurent organized a school visit with Congressmen Keith Ellison on Tuesday, October 17th.  Ellison took questions from 7th graders in the Media Center and spoke about how government works and the important role youth play in our society.

Putting the garden to bed for the season/Preparando el jardín para el invierno
Thanks for Helping Us with Our Garden Revival/Gracias por Ayudarnos con el Renacimiento de Nuestro Jardín
Monday, October 16, 2017 1:30 PM

Thank you for helping us with the Anwatin Garden Revival! The Anwatin garden is officially put to bed for the season. More opportunities to come in the spring of 2018.

¡Gracias por ayudarnos con el Renacimiento del Jardín de Anwatin! El jardín oficialmente está preparado para el invierno. Vendrán más oportunidades en la primavera de 2018.

Order Your School Pictures Online/Ordena Sus Fotos Escolares en el Internet
Monday, October 16, 2017 11:20 AM

Picture Day was last Friday, October 13th, but you can still order your photos online--instructions are here. Picture Re-take Day is Friday, November 10th.

El Día de la Foto fue el viernes pasado, el 13 de octubre, pero todavía puede ordenar sus fotos en el Internet--las instrucciones están aquí. El Día de Volver a Tomar la Foto será el 10 de noviembre.

Miguel and the Winning Team/Miguel y el Equipo Ganador
Congratulations to Our Junior Iron Chef Champion!/¡Felicidades a Nuestro Campeón de la Competencia Junior Iron Chef!
Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:55 AM

We would like to extend a HUGE congratulations to our very own 7th grade student, Miguel, for winning this week's Junior Iron Chef: Super Bowl Edition competition! Miguel was on a team with a local chef, a former Vikings player, and a Minneapolis high school student. Their winning dish was turkey alambres.

Miguel will get the chance to help serve his winning dish out of the Minneapolis Public Schools food truck during Super Bowl week in February of 2018!

We’re so proud of you, Miguel! Congratulations!

Congratulations Learner Profile Leaders!
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 7:35 AM

Congratulations to these students for showing outstanding leadership by practicing these learner profile traits in Visual Arts!

Mindfulness Tip: Strategies for being Open-Minded
Monday, October 02, 2017 10:20 AM

Anwatin is excited to continue our Mindfulness Monday series with another video made by Ms. Jenn - this time on the topico f Self-Awareness.  Click the link above to see this week and last week's video.

Volunteer at Anwatin!/ ¡Sea Voluntario Aquí en Anwatin!
Monday, September 25, 2017 11:45 AM

We would love to have you join us and support students’ learning and achievement here at Anwatin. We have both occasional (one-time) and ongoing opportunities.

Click the title above for more information.


Les invitamos a nuestra escuela para apoyar el desarollo y éxito de nuestros estudiantes. Hay oportunidades para ser voluntario una vez o en marcha.

Haga clic en el título arriba para encontrar más información.


Mindfulness Monday: Practice Being Peaceful
Monday, September 11, 2017 11:35 AM

Did you know Anwatin is an International Peace Site?  Located in our courtyard is a peace pole that symbolizes the oneness of humanity and our common wish for a world at peace.  Today Principal Ellen greeted students sharing a message of peace and reflection on this anniversary of September 11th.  Today and everyday we encourage our students to practice being peaceful toward themselves, towards on another, and toward their environment.  Join us in 10 Days of Peace leading up to International Peace Day on Thursday, September 21st.  Click here to learn more about The Peace Pole Project.

Join Anwatin's Parent Group!/¡Únase al group de padres y guardianes aquí en Anwatin!
Friday, September 08, 2017 6:10 PM

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We believe that you are some of the most important--if not the most important--people in our students' lives. We value you here at Anwatin and would love for you to join our parent group, PASSPASS is the Parents of Anwatin School Students group. PASS is an informal parent group that supports Anwatin International Baccalaureate and Dual Immersion Middle School. The purpose of our parent group is:

  • to build community by improving communication between the school and parents as well as between parents
  • to support teachers and staff in their work by volunteering and fundraising
  • to advocate for our school

PASS holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday at 6:00pm at Anwatin and send communications using an email list, Facebook, Twitter, and website. Please join us!

MPS logo with text "Minneapolis Public Schools Supports Dreamers"
Minneapolis Public Schools Supports Dreamers/Las Escuelas Públicas de Minneapolis Apoya a Los Dreamers
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 6:10 PM

We know many MPS employees, students and families are experiencing fear, uncertainty, anger and disappointment as a result of the White House decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Please know you can come to work or school and receive the same support and educational services as always. Our role is not to ask about citizenship or immigration status. Our role is to educate students. 

Minneapolis Public Schools is a welcoming place for all students and families, regardless of their immigration status, national origin or language. The Minneapolis Board of Education affirmed this in a resolution passed last December. 

It is not the role of the district to ask about the citizenship or immigration status of any of our students or families, or to enforce federal immigration laws. It has been our practice to only provide information when required by law or a valid court order. MPS will continue to ensure all students have equitable access to educational and extracurricular opportunities, including rigorous courses, engaging activities, high-quality athletics and supportive services, regardless of immigration status.
      SOURCE: Minneapolis Public Schools website:


If you have questions about what this means for you or your family, visit the links below for additional resources: 

School Supplies / Útiles Escolares 2017-2018
Friday, June 23, 2017 11:55 AM
  • 1  3-inch binder or trapper keeper / carpeta de 3 anillos o estilo Trapper Keeper
  • 3 packages of loose-leaf paper / paquetes de hojas sueltas
  • 7 dividers with tabs (or 3-hole punched folders) / separadores con pestañas
  • 1 pencil pouch (3 hole is best) / cartuchera
  • 24-36 pencils / lápices
  • 1 package of pencil-cap erasers / borradores
  • 2 highlighters / marcadores fosforescentes
  • 2 composition notebooks / libretas estilo composición
  • 2 spiral notebooks / libretas con espiral
  • 1 package of colored markers / marcadores de colores
  • 1 package of colored pencils / lápices de colores
  • 2-3 glue sticks / barras de pegamento
  • 2 packs of index cards (3x5 or 4x6) / fichas
  • 1 box of facial tissues / pañuelos faciales
Watch the highlights of the Spanish Debate Team!
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 4:30 PM

Click here to see the highlights of the Spanish Debate Team, coached by Sr. Vicent Sanchez-Grande!

2017-2018 School Calendar and Handbook Available Now
Monday, June 05, 2017 10:10 AM

We are excited to offer this this brand new resource to current and incoming families.  The 2017-2018 calendar features beautiful artwork made by Anwatin students, important dates and school events, summer ideas, in addition to important information and resources to help our middle schoolers be successful.  We hope families make great use of the calendar and handbook.  Each household may receive one free calendar.  Copies are available at all our upcoming spring and fall events.  Donations are welcome!