We are very excited to share with you one of the most important parts of student life: commemorating the school year through a quality yearbook. We're working very hard to create a book that captures the memories and events from the year and will be cherished in your family for years. Yearbooks are a part of each student's personal legacy at EJHS, and so each student will appreciate a personal hardbound copy for friends to sign at the yearbook signing party. Don't miss out on the opportunity to pre-order your copy while you have the chance!
Purchase online at: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF-A02068100
or bring a check or money order made out to Edgewood Junior High and the YEARBOOK ORDER FORM to the main office.
Price is $15.00
The 6th Grade Lady Colts helped out some RBB families in need this holiday season. At one home game this year, admission to the public was the donation of a non-perishable food item. Next the Lady Colts hosted a 3 on 3 tournament to raise money. The money raised was used to purchase four shopping carts of food and supplies. The girls loved working together and shopping for food items for those in need this year.
At this point in the school year, you should have seen some “Colts Cash” coming home with your child. EJHS has a school wide Colts Cash Economy again this year. We have decided to use this as a way to motivate students and also to increase real life money situations. Students will earn “Colts Cash” throughout the year for showing excellent behavior, acts of kindness, work ethic, and earning grades. Students can use this money to purchase items throughout the year, such as hall passes, school supplies, iPad charging, etc. and they can save the money for an auction at the end of each nine-week period. Just like the use of normal hall passes, if there is an emergency (restroom issue, counseling need, etc.), the student would not need to have the cash in order to leave the room. The staff at EJHS is very excited about the countless ways we can use this economy. Already, the students have used the economy to show their strength of character. Many students in the past few days have stopped by the office to turn in Colts Cash bills they have found in the hallway. We are so proud of our students for choosing to do the right thing, even when no one is looking!
WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH DONATIONS
We are looking for items to be auctioned off at the end of the nine week period and everyday items that can be used in individual classrooms. The following is a list of example items: cans/bottles of soda, small bags of chips, pencils, small gift cards, sports gear (footballs, basketballs, etc.), games, or anything else that might be of interest to junior high students. There will be a box in the front office, where you can place these items at any point in the year.
Thank you for your continued support! Looking forward to a great year!
The EJHS Staff
Lincoln started with his first Inaugural Address and shared stories and speeches from both terms of his presidency. The focus of the day was the Civil War. Lincoln quoted the Gettysburg Address, read the Emancipation Proclamation, talked about his views of slavery, all while weaving "tales" throughout to help explain his points. Lincoln then answered questions that mainly focused on his childhood and life in Indiana.
It was great to have such a distinguished visitor!
Edgewood Junior High will be hosting a Family Fun Night on April 10th from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. This event is open to all families with students at EJHS. Parents and siblings are welcome to join their students in participating in literacy activities of their choosing. There will be stations like Math Curse, Reader's Theater, Bookmaking, Obstacle Courses and everything in between. There will also be resources about summer activities and testing, prizes, and of course, snacks! Watch out for flyers to arrive via email in your inbox soon! Don't forget to bring the whole family!
Friday, March 14th is Pi Day! EJHS students are celebrating by answering trivia questions each day related to pi. The winner each day will receive an oatmeal creme pie. Each student will also write one of the digits of pi on a 3x5 index card and then we will string them around the hall. This will be more than 600 digits! Some of the teachers will be doing other special things in their classes like measuring and calculating pi, finding where their birthday occurs in the digits of pi, and reading stories about pi. What will you do to celebrate pi?
The "Big Heart Campaign" fundraiser is this week for the Boys & Girls Club of Ellettsville. During 7th and 8th grade lunch on Monday and Wednesday students are allowed to skate after they eat for $1. The fundraiser will end on Friday with a dodgeball game between 8th grade honor roll students and the staff during homeroom. It will cost $1 to participate and $.25 to watch. All students are invited to watch and proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Ellettsville!
The newest edition went live on the web in January: 2014 Elite Winter Edition
Previous Editions: 2013 Elite Spring Edition and 2012 Elite Fall/Winter Edition
2. Add the site as a bookmark. Book fees can be paid in the EJHS office. Checks or cash are accepted. On-line payments can be made through your child's Harmony account.