IB TriWorld School

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.

Monday, October 16, 2017 5:25 PM

No Beacons classes after school this week (October 16th & 17th)--see you next week!

No hay clases de Beacons después de las clases esta semana (el 16 y 17 de octubre)--¡nos vemos la semana que viene!

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!

Two Updates from PASS - Fundraiser and Help Feed Staff/Dos Noticias de PASS - Levantar Fondos y Ayudar a Alimentar al Personal de Anwatin
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:40 AM

Anwatin's PASS (Parents of Anwatin School Students) group is up to some exciting things--click the title above for more information!

El grupo PASS (Padres de Estudiantes de la Escuela Anwatin) está haciendo unas cosas muy interesantes--¡haga clic en el título arriba para encontrar más información!


Join Us For October Conferences/Les Invitamos a Las Conferencias de Octubre
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:00 AM

Conferences are right around the corner, and we’d love for you to join us! Meet your students’ teachers, learn about their progress and growth here at Anwatin, and set goals together. Join us on either Tuesday, October 17th from 4:30-7:30pm or on Wednesday, October 18th from 8:30am-3:30pm.

No appointment is needed. Hmong, Somali, and Spanish interpreters will be present. 

Las conferencias están acercándonos, y les invitamos cordialmente a participar. Puede conocer a los maestros de su hijo/a, aprender acerca de su desarrollo aquí en Anwatin, y hacer las metas. Por favor, únase con nosotros en martes, el 17 de octubre de las 4:30pm hasta las 7:30pm, o en miércoles, el 18 de octubre de las 8:30am hasta las 3:30pm.

No es necesario hacer una cita. Intérpretes de hmong, somalí, y español estarán disponibles.

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.

Flu Clinic at Parent-Teacher Conferences/Clínica en Las Conferencias con Vacunas Contra La Gripe
Monday, October 02, 2017 10:15 AM

The Minnesota Visiting Nurse Association (MVNA) is partnering with our school again this year to offer a flu clinic during parent-teacher conferences on 10/17/17 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Please bring your medical insurance card if you have one. If you and your family have no health insurance, the flu vaccine will be given to you free of charge. 

A través de una asociación con La Asociación de Enfermeras Visitantes de Minnesota (MVNA), habrá una clínica en Anwatin con vacunas contra la gripe durante las conferencias en martes, el 17 de octubre de las 5:00pm hasta las 8:00pm. Por favor, traiga su tarjeta de seguro si la tiene. Si usted y su familia no tienen seguro médico, recibirán las vacunas sin costo. 

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!