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.

Coffee with the Principal
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 9:00 AM

Join us for coffee with Principal Rathke while we celebrate our families that have been knitted together through adoption. All JPS families are invited to join us in the Honor Room for coffee, treats, and community this Friday, March 22 at 8:30 AM. We look forward to seeing you there!

Spirit Week at JPS
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:40 AM

March 25 through 28  is Spirit Week at Justice Page Middle School! Show your school spirit by participating in fun dress-up days.

Dress-up days for Spirit Week (please note that dress code is still in force):

  • Monday: Pride Day: express your pride for LGBTQ+, our school, or anything else you may feel pride for
  • Tuesday: Pajama Day: dress in comfy PJs
  • Wednesday: Twin Day: partner with a friend or two and dress alike
  • Thursday: Hollywood Day: dress up as a character from your favorite movie or TV show
Jr. Iron Chef
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:30 AM

Attention middle school chefs: applications are now being accepted for this year’s Jr. Iron Chef competition! A pair of middle school students will team up with a local chef. Teams will have one hour to prepare a dish using a pantry of ingredients, and the winning dish will be added to the MPS lunch menu. Any students interested in good food and cooking are encouraged to apply. Previous cooking experience is not required.

Students are strongly encouraged to apply in pairs, so grab a friend and apply to compete together. Students may also apply individually, but two students from a school will be selected to compete together.

Online applications for the Jr. Iron Chef event are due by 4 PM on Friday, April 5.

See the MPS Culinary and Wellness Services website for more information.

MCA Testing
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:20 AM

MCA testing starts this week with 8th grade ELA students taking the reading test. The remaining MCA tests will be administered according to the following schedule:

March 19-22: 8th Grade Reading
April 9-12: 6th and 7th Grade Reading
April 16-19: 7th and 8th Grade Math
April 22-26: 6th Grade Math
May 6-7: 8th Grade Science
Yearbook Orders
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:10 AM

It's time to order yearbooks! Place your order by April 12, 2019. The yearbook costs $7.
There are two ways to order:

  • Online. Click the Tickets button, and pay by credit or debit card. Note: online orders incur an additional processing fee of $1.13, for a total charge of $8.13.
  • Print and complete a paper order form and send it with cash or a check to school. If paying by check, please make the check payable to Justice Page Middle School PTA. Paper forms can be dropped off either in the Main Office, or with students’ Crew leaders. A few paper forms are also available in the Main Office.

If your student regularly uses a name other than the name on their district records, please submit a name change request form to use their preferred name in the yearbook.

Return Overdue Books
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:00 AM

As of today, 349 students have overdue books, which were checked out from the Media Center, or lost books which were checked out as textbooks (usually in ELA class). Overdue notices will be distributed to students before Spring Break. If you have books at home that should go back to the Media Center, please return them to avoid getting an overdue notice!

Books that are lost or damaged are the responsibility of the student. Students must either pay for the cost of replacing the book, or purchase another book in its place. If students are unable to pay for missing books, contact Kelly Taschler at to determine an alternative solution.

Students can look online at any time to see what books they have out. To view a Media Center account:

  • Go to JPS’s Destiny website.
  • Log in using the student’s school credentials (e.g. John Smith, class of 2021, has a user name of jsmi2101).
  • Once logged in, click on My Info near the top of the page. This will show all books currently checked out, overdue materials, and fines associated with the student.
Heart Screening
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:40 AM

On Sunday, April 7, MPS will be hosting a free heart screening for local students ages 12-25. The sponsoring group brings this to the city hosting the NCAA tournament every year during tournament weekend, to raise visibility around the need for this kind of screening. The screenings are done by local doctors, so it's a real medical appointment. And it’s free!

The screening is geared toward student athletes, but all are welcome. While dying from undetected heart conditions is not very common, it is somewhat preventable, and that's the mission of the sponsoring groups.

The number of student participants is limited, so sign up for a free heart screening today!

Registration Event for Incoming 6th Grade Students
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:30 AM

Do you have a 5th grader planning to attend JPS in the fall, or know someone who does? All current 5th grade students and their families should plan to attend our registration event on Thursday, April 11 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Students should attend this event in order to get the classes they want and have their schedules ready by orientation in August.

At the event, our incoming students and their families will learn about what classes they’ll be taking in 6th grade and will sign up for their elective classes. We will have presentations in English, Spanish, and Somali.

Fifth grade students who cannot attend this event will have the opportunity to register for classes at their current schools, but we would like to see as many of our incoming students and families as possible at this event!

Fifth Annual Page-Washburn Battle of the Bands!
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:20 AM

Congratulations to Washburn freshman Hannah W for her winning design in the Battle of the Bands student art contest! Her artwork became the center of the 2019 Battle of the Bands event poster. Thank you to all the JPS students who submitted such creative artwork and to everyone in the JPS community who voted as well. Your contributions made this first contest a success and we look forward to making it a tradition.

For any musically inclined students, register to participate in the Battle of the Bands here. We’d love to see that traveling guitar trophy have a home at JPS for the year!

The 5th Annual Page-Washburn Battle of the Bands is coming soon: Sunday, May 19, from 3 to 6 pm, at the Uptown VFW. For families new to Page, this event features Page and Washburn student and staff bands, facing off for bragging rights and an amazing traveling guitar trophy beautified by our own Ms. Cedarleaf-Dahl.

Jazz Band Performance
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:10 AM

The Justice Page Jazz Band is performing at Jazz Central on Saturday, April 13 from 2:30 - 3:30 PM to raise money for a trip to the Eau Claire Jazz Festival. Admission is $10 and all proceeds go to fund a trip to Eau Claire Jazz Festival.

Jazz Central is located at 407 Central Ave. SE (Lower Level), Minneapolis, 55414.