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Welcome to Anwatin! ¡Bienvenidos!
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.

Have a wonderful summer!
¡Que tenga un verano muy bueno!
Bus Transportation | Transporte de Autobus
Thursday, August 09, 2018 3:40 PM

If your student will ride the bus this fall, your bus card will be mailed in August. If you don't receive your bus assignment in the mail by Aug. 24, please call the MPS Transportation Department at 612.668.2300.

Use this form if you've moved and need to update your address for transportation purposes. You should also be sure to communicate any address to our school by updating your contact information.  School forms will be mailed the week of August 13th and can be returned on Welcome Night (August 23rd) or when your child attends school starting August 27th.

Free Community Event: Violence Prevention Sports Day
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 12:45 PM

Registration is now open for a free community event for middle school youth on Saturday, August 18th from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m..  Click here for more details and to register.

Welcome Letter from Principal / Carta de bienvenida de la directora
Monday, August 06, 2018 3:00 PM

Read the letter here / Lea la carta aquí (segunda página).

More information and school forms will be sent home the week of August 13th.  Se enviará más información y formularios a casa la semana del 13 de agosto. 

You may download an electronic copy of the packet here. Se puede descargar una copia digital del paquete aquí.

Anwatin Welcome Night | Evento de Bienvenida
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 4:15 PM

Thursday, August 23rd  5-7PM
jueves 23 de agosto 5-7PM

Anwatin Middle School
256 Upton Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Map / Mapa

Meet teachers, tour the school, greet your classmates, and learn about this coming school year!  This is an open house style event.
¡Conoce a tus profesores, camina por la escuela, saluda a tus compañeros, y aprende sobre este nuevo ciclo escolar!  Este evento es estilo casa abierta - llega a partir de las 5 o a la hora que puedas.  

More information / Más información

School Supplies List
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 4:00 PM

Download here!  ¡Descárgala aquí!

Updated School Hours: 2018-2019
Monday, July 30, 2018 8:00 AM

The school day for students has been changed for the 2018-2019 school year. The student day will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.  The first day of school is Monday, August 27th.  Transportation information and additional details to help you prepare for the school year will be mailed in mid-August.  Also, check our website for updates.  Office staff returns to work August 13th.  Please contact principal Ellen Shulman (ellen.shulman@mpls.k12.mn.us) or assistant principal Liz Martin (elizabeth.martin@mpls.k12.mn.us) with any questions over the summer.

Summer resources | Recursos para el verano
Monday, June 25, 2018 7:10 PM

Keep kids active and learning this summer with MPS summer programs. Whether your child needs academic support, supervised educational activities, or nurturing childcare, you’ll find what your family needs here at MPS.

Please check this link often as it will be updated regularly.


Asegure que sus hijos están activos y aprendiendo este verano con los programas veraniegos de MPS. Si su estudiante necesita apoyo académico, actividades educativos y supervisados, o cuidado enriquecedor de niños, encontrará lo que su familia necesita aquí en MPS. 

Por favor, visite a este enlace a menudo, porque estaría actualizado regularmente.


Anwatin Receives Gift From Prince Friends
Thursday, June 07, 2018 10:30 PM

Thursday, June 7th will be a day Anwatin students and band teacher Ed Barlow remember forever.  Manuela Testolini, through her foundation, In a Perfect World, donated a variety of musical instruments and equipment in honor of Minnesota music legend Prince to Anwatin Middle School.  Childhood friend of Prince and Minneapolis native, Andre Cymone, along with many of Prince's technical crew visited with Anwatin students on Thursday to share the surprise new music classroom that will foster many new generations of musical talent.  The Anwatin community is grateful to receive this special gift and is excited for the new opportunities that it will provide to its already robust music exploration and band course offerings.  Check out the full story on WCCO-TV

Sheridan Story
Sheridan Story has ended for the school year | El programa Sheridan Story se acaba para este año escolar
Friday, June 01, 2018 11:35 AM

Thank you for being a part of Sheridan Story! The Friday distruibutions have ended for the 2017-18 school year. Join us next school year to continue being a part of this great program.


¡Gracias por ser parte del programa Sheridan Story! Las distribuciones cada viernes se han acabado para el año escolar 2017-18. Únanse con nosotros el año escolar que viene para continuar con este programa el año escolar que viene. 

Anwatin Donation Challenge | Desafío de Donaciones
Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:50 PM

Did you know that EVERY student at Anwatin Middle School receives a free breakfast AND a free lunch?  Click the title to learn more...

¿Ya supieron que TODOS estudiantes de Anwatin reciben todos los desayunos Y los almuerzos sin costo? Haga clic en el título para aprender más...


Dealing with Extreme Heat | Mantenerse Sano en el Calor Extremo
Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:00 PM

Check out these tips from our health office... Click the title for more information!

Miren a estos consejos de nuestra oficina de salud... Haga clic en el título para más información.


Anwatin Teacher Receives Fox9 Top Teacher Award
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:55 AM

On May 21st, long-time Anwatin Individuals & Societies teacher Hayley Forrest was surprised as Fox 9's final Top Teacher of the season.  Mrs. Forrest loves Anwatin students and frequently goes above and beyond to provide joyful and meaningful learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.  Mrs. Forrest says sometimes students don't understand the reason why teachers push them to work hard.  "Everything I do comes from that place (of love).  To make them think and to respect their individuality - and to meet them where they are and to bring them a little bit higher each and every day."  Mrs. Forrest received a check for $900 for classroom supplies and a Top Teacher Award.  See the full story on Fox 9 here.

You helped us raise $775! | Ustedes nos ayudaron ¡a levantar $775!
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 11:40 AM

Thank you for joining us at February's fundraiser at Nightingale Restaurant. With your help, we raised $775 that will go toward enrichment activities at Anwatin! We're so thankful for your support of this school community!


Gracias por acompañarnos para levantar fondos en el restaurante Nightingale en febrero. Con su ayuda, ¡levantamos $775 para actividades de enriquecimiento en Anwatin! ¡Estamos muy agradecidos por su apoyo de esta comunidad escolar!

Anwatin Receives $220,000 Grant From Super Bowl Legacy Fund
Thursday, February 01, 2018 1:30 PM

The Anwatin Middle School community is thrilled to be named the final grant recipient of the 52 Weeks of Giving Campaign made possible by the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund.  On Thursday, February 1st NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, US Senator Amy Klobuchar, Vikings owner Lenny Wilf, Vikings legend EJ Henderson and other community leaders and notable representatives from the NFL rallied around Anwatin to celebrate a year of giving and announce their largest gift of $220,000 to directly support Anwatin students' health and wellness.

The grant will help Anwatin upgrade its athletic field to support movement for a variety of sports and recreation activities.  A portion of the grant will also support Anwatin's school garden.

Star Tribune Article

The Taste of Anwatin!/¡El Sabor de Anwatin
Thank you for joining us at The Taste of Anwatin! | ¡Gracias por acompañarnos en El Sabor de Anwatin!
Friday, December 08, 2017 4:25 PM

Thank you for joining us at this year’s Taste of Anwatin! We love our school community here at Anwatin, and we’re so glad we could share our Phoenix pride with you. We hope you had fun, ate great food, shopped the arts and crafts fair, and were wowed by the talent show and band concert!

We’d like to give a HUGE thank-you to our sponsor, RBC Wealth Management, and to our students and families, community members and vendors, volunteers, and school staff for making this event possible. Until next time!


¡Gracias por acompañarnos en El Sabor de Anwatin este año! Tenemos mucho orgullo de nuestra comunidad escolar, y estamos agradecidos a compartir este orgullo Fénix con todos ustedes. Esperamos que se divertieron mucho en comer comidas ricas, ir de compras en la Feria de Artes, y en disfrutar del concurso de talentos y del concierto de banda. 

Queremos dar un fuerte aplauso al patrocinador RBC Wealth Management, y a nuestros estudiantes y familias, miembros de la comunidad, vendedores, voluntarios, y al personal de Anwatin--sin todos ustedes, este evento no sería posible. ¡Hasta el próximo!

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 Congressman 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.

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
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!