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NOV
07

2014 Major Saver Campaign

Edgewood Junior High and all elementary students are once again selling Major Saver discount cards to support the Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Foundation and participating schools. The 2014 Major Saver card offers discounts from Texas Road House, Carson's BBQ, Noodles & Company, Chocolate Moose, Rally's, Jumpin' Joey's, Chicago's, Jiffy Treet, McDonalds, Olive Garden, Naughty Dog, Domino's, Square Donuts, Subway, Denny's, Papa Johns, Laser Lite, Micro Motors, and WonderLab. Last year the sale of these cards raised over $15,000 to support the participating schools and the activities of the Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Foundation. Cards can be purchased for $15 from any participating junior high student or on-line at www.majorsaver.com. Please consider purchasing one or more Major Saver cards this year!
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SEP
19

Edgewood Color Run

Edgewood Intermediate School and Edgewood Junior High School are sponsoring a Color Run as a fundraiser to provide ISTEP celebrations. The Color Run will take place during the day on Friday, October 3rd at the R-BB Cross Country Course. Attached you will find the order form for the Color Run t-shirt/bracelet. Money and order forms are due no later than Monday, September 22nd, in the EJHS Office.

Color Run Registration/Waiver

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AUG
28

Colts Cash Economy

EJHS Colts Cash Economy

Dear Parents/Guardian,

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!

Sincerely,

The EJHS Staff

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MAY
07

Abraham Lincoln Visit

b2ap3_thumbnail_Lincoln.jpgEJHS 8th graders were privileged to have Abraham Lincoln visit the school on Tuesday, April 22nd. Impersonator Dean Dorrell kicked off our Civil War unit by giving a 45 minute presentation as Honest Abe. Mr. Dorrell shares at several schools in the state and works in the summers at Lincoln State Park. He is the main "star" of the musical at Lincoln Amphitheatre called "Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale" that runs June-July.

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!

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APR
02

Family Fun Night

Coming Soon ~~~

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!

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MAR
11

Celebrating Pi Day

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?

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MAR
10

Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser

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!

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FEB
25

Elite Magazine Features the Unique Character of our Community

The students in Mrs. Harper’s language arts classes have taken on the task of producing a student created online magazine featuring the heart and soul of our community. The Ellettsville Chamber of Commerce supported this effort by visiting the students and offering feedback to them about their work. The Chamber will publish the magazine on their website to display the appeal of our town. Students worked collaboratively to survey, interview, photograph, draft, revise, edit, and design the layout for their own articles and the magazine as a whole.
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
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FEB
24

Harmony Gets Better

You can now access Harmony on your smartphone. Follow these directions:1. Type this link into your browser: https://harmony.rbbcsc.k12.in.us/jhstudent.nsf/mobile
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.
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