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.

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8:00 AM

Conferences are this week! Please read through all of the information below to be fully prepared for conferences.

Purpose: The purpose of our fall conferences is for families, students, and teachers to discuss the student’s progress, grades, and classroom objectives.

Format: This year, conferences will be done in a drop-in format. No appointment is necessary; simply drop in for brief (4-5 minute) conversations with teachers. The drop-in format allows all families to come and meet with as many teachers as they wish. All teachers will be in their regular classrooms. Families are encouraged to come on either day.

Tuesday, October 16:
4:30-8:00 PM Drop-in conferences
5:30 PM The Administrative Team will be delivering the State of the School address in the Auditorium
5:30-6 PM Elective/SPED/ELL Dinner Break
6-6:30 PM ELA/Social Studies/Math/Science Dinner Break
Wednesday, October 17:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Drop-in conferences
  Flu shot clinic in the Auditorium

Parent Portal: Prior to conferences, families should review parent portal and check for missing assignments and assessments, as well as checking the student's current grade in each class. It is recommended that families and students bring a copy of their current grades from parent portal. We will provide parent portal assistance in the main office. Instructions to access Parent Portal are here (en Español|af Soomaali). If you have questions about assignments, learning targets, assessments, and/or grades, feel free to email specific teachers any time.

Interpreters: Both Somali and Spanish interpreters will be available. The interpreters will be at the main entrance.

Common Questions to ask teachers:

  • How is my student getting along with his/her peers?
  • How is his/her engagement in class activities?
  • How can I support you from home?

If you have a larger concern please contact the teacher to make a longer appointment.

Flu Shot Clinic/Vacunación contra la gripe/Xarunta tallaalka hargabka
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:50 AM


Wednesday October 17, 8 AM - 12 PM
Justice Page Middle School will be hosting a flu shot clinic in the auditorium for JPS students, families, and staff during Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, October 17 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This is a great opportunity to have your whole family immunized before or after conferences!

The Minnesota Visiting Nurses Association will provide flu shots through a community partnership grant. The grant will cover the cost for uninsured or under-insured children only this year. In the past the whole family’s costs were covered and we apologize for the change requiring adults to have insurance and bring their insurance cards.

It’s all very simple and convenient! Wear a shirt that allows easy access to your upper arm. Nasal spray vaccine will not be offered this year.

Forms will be available at the event, or you can fill out the form ahead of time and bring the completed form with you to the clinic. Please call the Health Office with any questions, 612.668.4030.

Makerspace 3.0 Prizes
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:40 AM

Did you contribute to last year's Makerspace 3.0 fundraiser? If so, please contact Mr. Koupal at to claim your prizes! As a reminder:

  • Donations of $5 to $20 receive a white JPMSSTEAM 3D printed keychain!
  • Donations of $21 to $49 receive a white JPMSSTEAM 3D printed keychain, and a 3D printed rhino!
  • Donations of $50 to $99 receive a colored JPMSSTEAM 3D printed keychain, a 3D printed rhino, and 2 tickets to the Science Museum of Minnesota*!
  • Donations of $100 to $249 receive everything at the $50-$99 level, plus a small commemorative tile on our Founders Wall**!
  • Donations of $250 to $999 receive everything at the $50-$99 level, plus a large commemorative tile on our Founders Wall**!
  • Donations of $1000 or more receive everything at the $250-$999 level, plus naming rights to one of our 3D printers!

 *Supplies of Science Museum tickets were limited. The first 10 donors at or over each qualifying level get tickets.
**Page art students are working on the tiles

Sadly, the t-shirts we promised are not available, but the rest of your prizes are ready. If you don’t remember how much you donated, Mr. Koupal can look up the amount for you.

Thank you, again, for your support!

Rhino Report
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:30 AM

This year’s first edition of the Rhino Report is here! Written entirely by Page students, the Rhino Report is Justice Page Middle School’s student newspaper. For student perspectives on current events, school happenings, art, and more, click here: Rhino Report Vol. 4 Issue 1.

Coffee with the Principal
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:20 AM

We would love to have you join us at October’s Coffee with Principal Rathke on Friday, October 26 at 8:45 AM in the Honor Room on the lower level. We also will be celebrating Native American Family Engagement Day. Please stay and join us as we greet our students starting at 9:15 AM.

Immunization Records
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:10 AM

All students entering 7th grade must have Meningitis (meningococcal) and Tdap immunizations, or a notarized medical or conscientious exemption document. Bring in any updated immunization forms to the JPS Health Office, or have your doctor fax them to 612-668-4050.

Hauntingly Happening Halloween
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:00 AM

October is in full swing and Halloween is just around the corner. Put on a weird, wacky, or wicked costume and join in the frightful fun at the Hauntingly Happening event, the first Page Party of the year! Reserve your spot here.

November Students of the Month
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:50 AM

Page staff nominated the following students as our October Students of the Month:

6th grade: Sumaya A, Mustaf K, Arati R, and Zachary W
7th grade: Lucy A, Anderson C C, Matthew L-A, and Aoki V
8th grade: Maria A M, Zoey B, Liam B, and Simon N

Congratulations to our Students of the Month. We honor your dedication and hard work!

Principal Appreciation Month
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:40 AM

October is Principal Appreciation Month! Thank you Principal Rathke, Assistant Principal Ness, and TOSA Tverberg (Ms. T) for all that you do for Justice Page Middle School.

Your leadership, passion, and dedication are greatly appreciated. JPS wouldn’t be what it is without you!

November PTA Event
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:30 AM

Media and Technology: Helping Our Kids Navigate a Digital World

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the onslaught of technology and social media in your children’s lives, come hear Christy Kujawa, a licensed parent educator, discuss the benefits and the challenges of living in this tech-driven time.

Learn about current and popular apps and programs and how kids are using their tech time. We’ll discuss how to stay involved and become part of our kids’ journey with technology in a way that is healthy and respectful.

Join us in the Media Center on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 PM for this great parent education session!

Questions? Email