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MAY
01

Maker Opportunity at Purdue @ Westgate TONIGHT!

Calling all Makers! It's short notice, but if you've been itching to check out a fully-functioning Makerspace and tinker yourself, buzz down I-69 to Purdue @ Westgate tonight from 4:00 - 6:00! The STEM Educators are opening their doors to all 7-12 graders and any family members!
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APR
25

STEAM FEST at EIS and EPS on May 7th!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! R-BB's Elementary STEAM FEST will be on Monday, May 7th and you won't want to miss all the innovation STEAM projects and learning happening in our classrooms!! Students will be showcasing their work in many ways from inquiry projects and  project-based learning units to individual passion projects! Come build a Rube Goldberg full of suand Virtual Reality! from 6:00-7:30 but come early for the FOOD TRUCKS starting at 5:00! 

Interested in helping out the night of the even, or getting more involved in these projects next year? We'd love to have you! Email Jaime Miller at jmiller@rbbschools.net 
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MAR
05

Crane Summer STEM Camps!

Calling all parents of 2nd - 7th graders! Looking for SUMMER CAMP ideas? NSA Crane hosts STEM summer camps geared toward specific age groups each summer at WestGate Academy near Odon, IN and registration opens on April 2nd! Don't miss this opportunity for authentic STEM learning this summer, just a easy drive down I-69!  See grade level dates below and contact Crane's STEM Coaches with questions: 

Tina Closser, Coordinator, florentina.closser@navy.mil
Brandy Frady, brandy.frady.ctr@navy.mil
Patty Allen, pallen@mckean-defense.com


Summer STEM Camps:
7th—10th grade: June 11-15
4th—6th grade boys: June 18-22
4th—6th grade girls: June 25-29
2nd—3rd grade boys: July 2-3
2nd—3rd grade girls: July 5-6



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FEB
23

Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS) Event at MCCSC!

Calling all 5th and 6th grade GIRLS! MCCSC is hosting a Girls in Engineering and Math (GEMS) event on April 14th! Follow the link below to find out more and register soon!

https://www.mccsc.edu/gems


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NOV
07

Hour of Code Computer Science Event: Dec. 4-8

Attention community members! Do you work in IT? Do you have a background in Computer Science? Perhaps coding is a personal hobby? Whatever your TECH. experience - we need you! All R-BB schools will be participating in the Hour of Code international Computer Science Education event December 4-8, and you are invited to join us as a community resources for the event!  You can join for a day, or just an hour, but come LEARN TO CODE with us!  If you're interested, please email Jaime Miller at jmiller@rbbschools.net and don't forget to fill out our Volunteer Form here first.


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OCT
27

Small Card, BIG Results!

The Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Foundation is offering Major Saver cards for sale through the elementary schools and Edgewood Junior High.  Students will receive the sales packets on Wednesday, November 1st and continue selling the $15 discount cards until Wednesday, November 15th.    Proceeds from the sale of Major Saver cards directly support the participating schools and the Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Foundation.

The 2017 participating restaurants/establishments include:  Urban Air Adventure Park, Wonderlab, Laser Lite Laser Tag, Los Chachos Mexican Cuisine, Hinkle’s Hamburgers, Denny’s, The Chocolate Moose, Jumpin’ Joey’s, Burger King, PS…East Coast Subs, Chicago’s Pizza, Carson’s BBQ, Mother Bear’s Pizza, Heritage Trail, White Castle, McDonald’s, Texas Roadhouse, Swing-In Pizza, Jiffy Treet Ice Cream, and Papa John’s.

Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at www.majorsaver.com.  The online sale can be credited back to a particular student and school.  All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer. 

Major Saver is excited to roll out a new feature this year making online sales easier for friends and family!  On our homepage, you are able to enter your student’s information to create a CUSTOM LINK for your child that can be shared via social media or email.  This link will automatically credit the online sale to your student when friends and family use the link to make their purchase!

Major Saver cards can also be purchased, and credited to a student, through the Major Saver App.  Once the free app is downloaded to an Android or iOS device, buyers can choose a Major Saver card through the “buy cards” tab on the app.  Once the buyer completes the transaction the offers will be stored in the Major Saver App.  Buyers can then redeem offers directly from the app and do not need a physical card.

Major Saver stresses safe selling and discourages door to door campaigning. The company encourages students to sell to family members, church patrons, neighbors, other adults the family may know; and to always make sure their parents are involved.

Please consider purchasing one or more Major Saver cards this year to help benefit the Richland-Bean Blossom Community Education Foundation and participating schools.

 Thank you for your support! 
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SEP
12

Family Media Agreements

Where does technology fit into your child's education? We likely each have our own opinions on this matter, so where do you strike the balance?  There's no shortage of apps, websites and games that claim to be educational. Whether it's improving vocabulary or teaching critical thinking skills, there are lots of fun digital activities for kids.

To kick off the 2017 Week of Digital Citizenship, first watch the video below to find out what's really best for education-related technology.  THEN, check out our STEAM Resources page for Common Sense Media's Family Media Agreement forms!  Whether your child is just learning to use a technology device as a first grader, or they're introducing you to new apps and sites daily as a high school student, there's an agreement here for you! Have the tough conversations, set the expectations and ensure that your child is a respectful and responsible digital citizen in exchange for their (intentional and responsible) use of those highly-hicovetted devices!

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/v…/learning-with-technology
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MAY
16

STEM for All Video Showcase - check out EJHS STEAM Club!

Follow the link below to check out the video created by the EJHS STEAM Club for the STEM for All Video Showcase! This project focuses on human-centered robotics, which incorporates the social aspects of robotics to involve and interest girls and other populations who may not see the need for or connection to robotics! 

http://stemforall2017.videohall.com/presentations/1007

171 NSF and other Federally funded STEM-related projects share three-minute videos of their innovative work to improve STEM and CS teaching and learning for all learners!

Be a part of this exchange of information and ideas! Vote for your favorite videos by casting a Public Choice Vote. Spread the word! 
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MAY
05

STEAM-Related Summer Camps!

STEAM-Related / ENGINEERING CAMPS: 

Here is a listing of a few STEAM camps in our area:

Edgewood Primary School, Camp Invention: http://campinvention.org/

Ivy Tech Bloomington: https://www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/cll/5860.html#summer 

Indiana University: http://camps.engineering.indiana.edu 

WonderLab: http://wonderlab.org/whats-happening/wondercamp/ 

University of Southern Indiana, Engineering and Manufacturing Creativity: http://www.usi.edu/science/southwest-indiana-stem/engineering-and-manufacturing-creativity-camp/ 

Summer camps at the Northwest YMCA in Bloomington have also announced they'll be incorporating STEAM learning into their camp days!
https://www.monroecountyymca.org/content/northwest-summer-camp-1








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MAY
01

STEAM Night This Thursday!

Join us for our first annual STEAM FEST this Thursday evening behind EPS and EIS! Three local food vendors will begin selling their tasty menus at 5:00, community partners will share the exciting programs and projects they offer from 5:30 - 6:30, then R-BB students will showcase their own projects through hands-on stations in each building from 6:30 - 7:30!  Science fair projects will also be on display all even at EIS. Be sure to stay for the raffle drawings at 7:45!
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APR
02

National History Day Contest Winners!

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Congratulations to all five EJHS National History Day contestants who made it through the regional contest at Brown County High School on Saturday, April 1st! Sydney Dilts, Stevie Farley, Olivia Werner, Annalyssa Crain, and Savannah Sigman (shown with team sponsor Mr. John Sigman, above) will be competing in the National History Day in Indiana State Contest on Saturday, May 6th, at the Ivy Tech Downtown Indianapolis Campus. Winners at the state contest move on to the National History Day Contest June 11-15 at the University of Maryland. Go Colts!
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FEB
05

EJHS Virtual Book Fair

Great News! EJHS has decided to try something new. A virtual online book fair is available at BooksRockCafe.com. Orders can be placed at any time and the delivery fee to the EJHS Media Center is only $1 for the entire order. After May 12, orders can be sent to home addresses at a cost of $3.95 per order. Once students return in August, orders may again be shipped to EJHS.

To get started, please visit this link:  EJHS Virtual Book Fair

You must first set up an online account using a debit or credit card. EJHS will receive funds from these sales and this is a great way to keep students reading through the summer!

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Grubb in the Media Center at 812-876-2005, Ext. 2345, should you have any questions.

Let's get reading!
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FEB
04

EJHS Color Guard

The members of the EJHS Color Guard Team concluded their season with a visit to Indiana University for a presentation by the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Mrs. Taft enjoyed coaching these young ladies this season and all enjoyed this special ballet presentation.


EJHS Color Guard
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JAN
26

EJHS Hosts Science Girls' STEM Careers Workshop

Thanks to Ms. Cagle and Mrs. Phillips for hosting EJHS' Science Girl's STEM Careers Workshop where 39 girls took a quiz to find out their STEM Type and then explored possible job opportunities. They then followed it up with a visit to the theater to see the movie#HiddenFigures about the African American female "Computers" who contributed their mathematical skills to the space race in the 1960s. What a fun #girlsinSTEM night!  

Wondering how to get involved with STEM at EJHS? Email Ms. Cagle at ccagle@rbbschools.net!


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OCT
03

Scholastic Book Fair & Box Tops For Education

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to EJHS! The fair will be held October 18th-25th in the library. An online fair will also be available from October 13th-26th and you should use the following link for free shipping:  ONLINE BOOK FAIR

Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Fair! Please fill out the online volunteer form if you haven't already done so, and contact Mrs. Grubb in the library to arrange a date and time.


Do you collect Box Tops? Please turn those box tops in to Mrs. Grubb in the Library ASAP. The first submission is fast approaching and she will need them to send in on October 26th. Any student donating five or more box tops has a chance to win the grand prize of a $20 gift card!
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SEP
16

Parent Tech Night Coming Soon!

Parent Tech Night



Please save the date and plan to attend our "Parent Tech Night" on Wednesday, October 5th, at 6:30 pm in the EJHS Library. There will be a question and answer session for Chromebook Basics and Harmony 3!
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SEP
08

Working Offline on Chromebooks

Would you like to work on Google Docs when WiFi is down or you don't have WiFi at home? This short 2 minute video will show you how to change settings in Google Drive and allow you to work without WiFi. Then the next time your Chromebook accesses WiFi and you open the document, all edits and work will be saved!

VIDEO LINK



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SEP
08

Art Club & Yearbook Info

Art Club meets on Thursday every week (unless announced otherwise) after school until 3:30 pm in Room 216 with Mrs. Millick. Pick up is at Entrance 1.

Art Club members will be walking in the Monroe County Fall Festival Parade on September 17th and will meet in the high school parking lot at 11 am. A parent permission form is located here. Please return the form before the parade date.

Yearbook Club is currently meeting as needed on Fridays after school until 3:30 pm in the computer lab with Mrs. Millick and Mrs. Erickson. Pickup is at Entrance 1. Meetings will always be on announcements the week of the meeting.

If parents would like to contribute photos for either the yearbook or the 8th grade end-of-year slideshow, they can go to the Jostens ReplayIt page to create an account or to download the app. Either will allow them to tag and upload photos into the proper categories once they choose our school.

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AUG
23

Colts Kick-Off

The Colts Kick-Off is coming! Please join us this Friday, August 26th from 5-7 pm on the road between EJHS and EHS for this year's Colts Kick-Off. There will be lots of family-oriented activities including the Colts Mobile Museum and Cheerleaders, a FREE concert by Reece Phillips, the MCPL Bookmobile, as well as food and drink sold by some of our clubs/students. See you there!
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JUN
16

Summer Break and Fall Registration

Edgewood Junior High School Faculty and Staff would like to wish everyone a great summer vacation! Please enjoy this time with family and friends.

Here is the schedule for Fall Registration:

Online Registration for returning RBB students will be available starting Wednesday, July 20. Parents should login to their Harmony 3 account and complete all registration forms for their student/s. These forms must be completed before students will be issued a Chromebook at the Chromebook rollout on Thursday, July 28.

Main Office hours will begin Monday, July 25 from 8 am - 3 pm.

Parents of students new to RBB in grades 6-8 should call the Junior High Office on Monday, July 25 to set up a time to come in to the office. We will be meeting with new students on Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday, July 27, with group sessions scheduled at 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon, and 2 pm each day. Please bring proof of residency, a birth certificate for the student, a record of immunizations for the student, any legal documents concerning custody, and any records from the previous school. This is not for students who attended EIS or Stinesville the previous year. By calling in advance, information will be taken in order to prepare a schedule and assign a locker for the student. Groups will meet briefly with a counselor to go over the schedule and then be given a tour to find classrooms and locker location. Counselors will be available to meet with parents with specific scheduling concerns after the group meetings.

Chromebook rollout for students in grades 6-12 will be held at Edgewood High School from 2-8 pm on Thursday, July 28. Students may pick up their Chromebooks during that time as long as all enrollment forms have been completed online. Computers will be available to complete these forms if needed. If Chromebooks are not picked up at this time, students will be issued their Chromebooks on Thursday, August 4 or Friday, August 5 during school hours.

Schedules and locker assignments for returning students will be available for online viewing starting Friday, July 29.

Edgewood Junior High will be open from 3-7 pm on Monday, August 1 and Tuesday, August 2 for students and parents who would like to come in to the building to find classrooms and lockers. The building will be closed to parents and students on Wednesday, August 3 to allow teachers time to prepare for the first day of school.

School begins on Thursday, August 4. Welcome back!

2016-2017 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

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