8th Grade Counselor Connections

My name is Anna Grady and I am the 8th grade school counselor. I have worked in Minneapolis schools for nearly 5 years as a teacher and a counselor. This is my first year at Anthony Middle School and I have enjoyed getting to know students, families and staff! If you have any questions or concerns regarding academics, social/emotional wellness, career exploration or high school, please feel free to contact me via email. If school is in session, you can reach me at the phone number below. 


Email: anna.grady@mpls.k12.mn.us


During Closures: 651-504-2872

School Phone: 612-668-3254 (Please note that I will not answer this number during school closures. Please use the other number.)




Anthony Middle School is closed until April 6, 2020  (as of now).

I will be avalible on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays via email. If you need to talk over the phone, you can reach me at 651-504-2872.


During the school closing it is important to keep up routines and daily activties. Keep a schedule each week day of academic work, physical activity, outside time (when weather permits) and social interactions (this may need to be through phone calls, texts and social media). This is an opportunity to spend quality time with family and to help out around the house! 


Here are some resources to support you and your family while school is closed.


Feeling Bored?? Try these activities!

Virtual Field Trips:



Daily Schedule of Activities and Home Learning:



Cyber Bullying and Crisis Help


MPS has set up a student tip-line to report incidents such as bullying/cyberbullying, threats/reports of violence to others or self-harm and sharing of inappropriate content.

SpeakUp Email Address: speakup@mpsedu.org

SpeakUp #: 612-416-1162


The Bridge (crisis support for Teens): Call @ 612-377-8800 or text @ 612-400-7233


Crisis Connection is open 24/7 for confidential phone counseling @ 612-379-6363


Social Media-we are not able to monitor or intervene with social medial issues when school is not in session. Please report social media conerns to your parents or to the polic



Community Resource Supports

Meal Resources

Meal Distribution Sites M-F 10:00-2:00, starting Tuesday, 3/17/20

Youth must be present.

1. Andersen, 1098 Andersen Lane

2. Bethune, 919 Emerson Ave. N.

3. Cityview, 3350 4th St. N.

4. Edison, 700 - 22nd Ave. NE

5. Folwell, 3611 20th Ave. S.

6. Green Central, 3416 Fourth Ave. S.

7. Hall, 1601 Aldrich Ave. N.

8. Hmong International Academy, 1501 – 30th Ave. N.

9. Hale Elementary, 1220 E 54th St.

10. Jenny Lind, 5025 Bryant Ave. N.

11. Lake Nokomis – Keewaydin, 5209 – 30th Ave. S.

12. Lyndale, 312 W. 34th St.

13. Marcy Open, 415 Fourth Ave. SE

14. Northeast Middle, 2955 Hayes St. NE

15. Olson Middle, 1607 – 51st Ave. N.

16. Patrick Henry, 4320 Newton Ave. N.

17. Roosevelt, 4029 – 28th Ave. S.

18. Seward, 2309 – 28th Ave. S.

19. South High, 3131 - 19th Ave. S.

20. Windom Dual Immersion School, 5821 Wentworth Ave S.


Resturants Providing Free Meals



Housing Resources

Call 211


Free Internet

1) Spectrum is offering 60 days of free service to new clients with all service fees waived. Anyone interested can sign up for this by calling their number (844-488-8395) or going to a spectrum store.

2) Comcast is providing 60 days of free internet for low income families. More information can be found here:https://corporate.comcast.com/press/releases/internet-essentials-low-income-broadband-coronavirus-pandemic


Renter Rights

HomeLine @ 612-728-5767 or email an attorney @ [http://www.homeline,mn.org/email]www.homeline,mn.org/email