Emerson Middle School Blog

On October 3rd, Emerson's Symphonic and Jazz Band performed for families, staff, and fellow students in our MPR. My gosh! This group of students sounded phenomonal! All...

Soaring Eagles Car Wash

October 6, 2019

On September 26th, our Soaring Eagles hosted a car wash in order to raise money for their program. Our Soaring Eagles volunteer their time and energy to help make Emerson a bett...

Our middle school students and families gathered in our gynamisum to watch the movie, Space Jam. Concessions from Dairy Queen, Kiddie Kingdom, and GFS Market Place wer...

Fire Safety Training

September 10, 2019

On Monday, September 9th, all 8th grade students participated in Fire Safety Training with the Park Ridge Fire Department. Students were taught how to use a fire extinguisher in...

On Saturday, August 31st, the Emerson band performed the National Anthem at the Chicago Dogs game. The band did an amazing job, and we congratulate them for their effo...

1st Day of School 2019-2020

August 27, 2019

Our entire staff was ecstatic for the arrival of students on Monday, and the first day of school was full of positive energy. Students and staff filled the hallways with warm we...

I am astonished and proud of our Emerson's students, staff and parents' response to my challenge of bringing in sack lunches to feed the poor. Tuesday, we collected o...

On Friday, we enjoyed another exciting Staff vs. Students basketball game. The gymnasium was crowded and all were entertained. Thank you to the staff and students who took part ...

Emerson STEAM Night

April 11, 2019

Wednesday evening, over fifty students and their parents participated in Emerson’s first ever STEAM night. During this event, students and parents participated in friendly...

Today, the sixth grade began their two-day adventure of Olympic games.  Students are placed into a “City State” and participate as a team in different events...

St. Baldrick' s Assembly

March 19, 2019

I am very proud to say that today's St. Baldrick's Assembly was a wonderful success. Over seventy students and staff either shaved their heads or cut their hair in ...

  More than 450 students performed in the 2019 District 64 Solo & Ensemble Festival. Band students performed on February 7, while orchestra students performed on Mar...

Today was the last Friday for teachers getting pies in their faces. Students had the opportunity to choose which teacher they would like to put a pie in his/her face by purchasi...

Emerson Pizza Wars 2019

February 28, 2019

Last night, the Emerson PTO hosted a Pizza Wars contest in Emerson's Multipurpose Room. The evening was a huge success with over two hundred people attending. Attendees e...

2019 8th Grade POWER

February 24, 2019

Emerson hosted the annual POWER teen night. Almost 400 Lincoln and Emerson students took part in this exciting event, which focused on developing leadership skills and promoting...

The Emerson Jazz Band played an another amazing performance at the Wolves game last night at Allstate Arena.  The band played 13 songs from Count Basie, Van Morri...

Career Afternoon

February 20, 2019

Emerson held its first ever Career Afternoon yesterday. There were over 40 experts from the Niles and Park Ridge community presenting information regarding a variety of car...

Dodgeball Tournament

February 19, 2019

Last Thursday and Friday, Emerson students participated in a Dodgeball Tournament to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Thirty-two teams competed in the two...

Thanks to a grant from the D64 Elementary Learning Foundation (ELF), world-renowned jazz violinist Randy Sabien conducted a joint D64 Jazz Orchestra Clinic on Tuesday ...

We are so excited that the Emerson and Jefferson Reading Buddies Program has started! 6th grade authors read their short stories out loud to Jefferson EDK students. Here is a li...

8th Grade Career Day

February 2, 2019

  This past Friday, Emerson’s 8th grade students experienced a Career Day Event, which was a collaboration between Junior Achievement (a non-profit organizatio...

Emerson Career Afternoon

February 1, 2019

Our first ever Career Afternoon is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and we need YOUR experiences! Whether you are a nurse, mechanic, astronaut, custodi...

Here is a video from the Emerson Jazz Band's performance at the 22nd annual Jazz Jamboree at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights on Saturday.  They played th...

Emerson Spelling Bee

January 18, 2019

  The 2019 Emerson Spelling Bee took place this past Thursday, January 17th in the Emerson LRC. There were 11 participants who showed truly impressive sportsmanship. The...

Emerson SOARS Spirit Week

January 11, 2019

  Here is a link to a video clip regarding Emerson's SOARS Spirit Week.