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JAN
03

RBBCSC VEX IQ Robotics Competition, Jan 14th, 9am to 12 PM

Saturday, January 14th, Stinesville Elementary School will be hosting the VEX IQ Robotics Competition.  A few area elementary schools along with our elementary robotics teams will compete with 10-12  students from each school working collaboratively to drive robots they built this Fall.   The event is open to the public from 9am to 12pm.  Come see the great things these students our doing!
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DEC
20

EHS Students Make Christmas Brighter

EHS Students Make Christmas Brighter

Students at Edgewood High School came up with the idea to make Chrismas brighter for residents at the Richland Bean Blossom Health Care Center.  Members of the Student Council, Key Club, and National Honor Society all worked together to wrap 78 shoe boxes for some of the residents. Students from the Consumer Science Department made cards to go with the gifts.  







Photo courtesy of Cassey Gilley of the Ellettsville Journal.
 
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DEC
20

Welcome to the S.T.E.A.M. Blog

Welcome to the S.T.E.A.M. Blog
Please return to this area for new and updated blog posts.  This blog will be maintained by Mandy Henry, Jamie Miller, and Chantal Cagle.  This blog will focus on topics such as:  Robotics, the STEAM Club, Regattas, and Community Information.
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NOV
30

Tis The Season!

Our EHS Choral Department, enhanced by the sixth ranked show choir program in the entire state (and thirty-fifth in the country), is proud to bring you the latest production of 'Tis The Season, our annual holiday spectacular!  

This year, over 200 students from ALL of our RBBCSC schools will be represented!  You will have two opportunities to catch this yearly winter tradition - December 3rd at 7:00PM, and December 4th at 2:00PM.
 
Tickets are available at the door ($6.00 for senior citizens; and $6.00 or $8.00 for general admission - depending on seating location). There is no reserved seating.


Thank you and we'll see you at the show!
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SEP
21

No School - Thursday, September 22nd

Thursday, September 22 is Parent/Teacher conference day. There will be NO school for students on Thursday. School will resume as usual on Friday. If you have not yet scheduled an appointment with your child's teacher, we urge you to do so.
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AUG
10

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!

LINK TO VIDEO
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AUG
03

Welcome Back for Another Great Year at RBB!

The first day for teachers and staff is Wednesday, August 3rd and the first student day is Thursday, August 4th.  We look forward to the start of the 2016-2017 school year.
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JUL
21

Chromebook Rollout and Registration Information for Returning EJHS and EHS Students

Below are important dates concerning registration and Chromebook rollout for returning EJHS and EHS students.

Important Dates


  • July 20- online registration for returning students begins for EJHS and EHS
  • July 25- new student registration begins at EJHS and EHS
  • July 26- cutoff date for new students to receive Chromebook at Rollout
    • Students registering after this date will receive their Chromebook the first few days of school
  • July 28- Chromebook Rollout at EHS for all secondary students who have completed registration

Chromebook Rollout Information
  • July 28 from 2-8 P.M.
  • Parents/students should come early to avoid long lines!
  • Parents MUST be there if not registered
  • Students can pick up if parents have fully registered
    • 1st stop- Registration Check
      • If not registered - computers will be available to register returning students
    • 2nd stop- Pick up CB in gym
      • Students will sign in one time
    • 3rd stop- Training video in auditorium

Other important technology-related documents for your review:



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JUL
05

RBB Schools partners with the Monroe County Energy Challenge to promote energy efficiency!

RBB Schools partners with the Monroe County Energy Challenge to promote energy efficiency!
Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is dedicated to becoming a catalyst for positive change in the community and is increasing our commitment by joining the Challenge as a Workplace Partner.

The Monroe County Energy Challenge (MCEC) is a broad coalition of community organizations collaborating to reduce energy use in Monroe County. MCEC was created in response to the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a nationwide, two-year energy savings competition. Monroe County is one of 50 communities competing to reduce electricity and natural gas use by using innovative, broad-reaching methods. The winning community will receive $5 million in prize money to further promote energy efficiency projects in the community!

We support this goal and recognize that everyone can benefit from increased energy efficiency and lower monthly bills! We will be supporting MCEC by sharing monthly tasks that can help reduce energy bills by up to $500/year and offering easy energy saving tips!

Can’t wait to learn more? Go tohttp://mocoenergychallenge.org/ and sign up for direct emails, or check out their facebook page: MoCo Energy Challenge.
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JUN
13

CANCELLED-- Executive Session June 13, 2016

The Executive Session scheduled for Monday June 13, 2016 has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
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APR
30

AdvancED External Review Team Recommends 5-Year Accreditation for RBBCSC!

AdvancED External Review Team Recommends 5-Year Accreditation for RBBCSC!
During the week of April 25th, our school corporation was visited by an AdvancED External Review Team as part of our accreditation process. Accreditation is a rigorous evaluation process that involves internal and external review. The school has met a set of standards developed by AdvancED that offer education providers of all types a framework for school and corporation improvement. Our schools and corporation have agreed to regular self-reviews and reviews by outside evaluators to check our ongoing progress.

During the external review visit, the team met with members of our school board, heard presentations by our administrative team, spoke with parents and community stakeholders, observed classrooms across all buildings and grade levels, spoke with students and staff, and met with building leadership and school improvement teams. In addition to the onsite discussions with stakeholders and observation of our daily practices, the External Review Team also worked off-site each evening to review our school and corporation self-assessments and supporting evidence to affirm our positive practices and confirm our areas for improvement.

On Wednesday, April 27th, the External Review Team met with the RBBCSC School Board of Trustees in a work session to share their work and the results of the review. I am pleased to announce that the AdvancED External Review Team has recommended that the Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation receives AdvancED Accreditation for a 5-year period. The corporation will soon receive a detailed report identifying our Opportunities for Improvement and Improvement Priorities to guide us in our continuous improvement process. The External Review Team was complimentary on the accuracy and honesty of the areas our school and corporation-level committees identified as strengths and weaknesses.

I want to take a moment to thank our Corporation Committees, School Committees, building administrators, and all other staff members and stakeholders who were part of this process. The administrative team will share next steps and actions as we continue to move forward in our continuous improvement process. Please feel free to contact my office with any questions about our process.

Yours in education,
Jason Bletzinger
Assistant Superintendent

Why is accreditation important?
To demonstrate education quality, accreditation is used by a wide range of education providers, from traditional schools to distance learning providers to tutoring centers, serving all ages of students from toddlers to adults. Accreditation provides school corporations with the tools and the know-how to ensure students are college- and career-ready.

What does it mean to be accredited?
Do students have everything they need to optimize their learning? Are students prepared to succeed in college or their career? An AdvancED accredited school corporation has access to valuable resources and tools that provide answers to these questions and more. A school is equipped to better identify and implement strategies for improvement giving you peace of mind that your child is attending a school that cares about quality.

What are the benefits for students attending an accredited school?
Next to a parent, a teacher is one of the most influential figures in a student's life. So as parents, you want to know that teachers are working all the time to improve the learning opportunities for your child. An accredited school corporation pays attention to providing its schools and teachers the resources and tools to succeed in the classroom. An accredited school corporation is committed to offering students a rigorous, diverse and sound curriculum instructed by qualified teachers. Students also are eligible for special programs, grants and scholarships.
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APR
27

Community Health Fair

 
In celebration of Every Kid Healthy Week, please join us for our first annual community health fair and dinner on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 anytime between 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Everything is FREE of charge. 

This event is for all Richland-Bean Blossom students, families and community members.  The health fair will be held in the back parking lot area between Edgewood Intermediate and Edgewood Primary School, rain or shine as we will move indoors if rain is in the forecast.  Parking is available in the back of the buildings, front of the buildings, and additional parking at the Junior High School basketball lot area.    

We will have over 45 booth vendors with fun activities, giveaways, and prizes.  We will have several health experts available.  We will have exercise demos including Jazzercise of Ellettsville, PIYO with Bloomington Beach Bodies, and the IU Dance Exchange.   

Your free dinner includes a Grilled or Breaded Clux Deluxe Chicken Sandwich or Chicken Smackers, a Fresh Salad Bar, Chips, Fresh Fruit or a Cookie, and Bottled Water.      

Please visit our Nutrition Services and Coordinated School Health page on our website at www.rbbcsc.k12.in.us  

Thanks for helping us keep our students healthy,




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APR
22

Community Health Fair

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APR
21

RBB Schools will host accreditation team

RBB Schools will host accreditation team
RBB Schools engages in a process of continuous quality improvement as a means for review and refinement of the services and operations it provides is students, staff, families and community. Part of this process includes an elective accreditation process through AdvancED - an international accrediting organization. The accreditation process involves an onsite review of our corporation operations and professional practices through an External Review process.

During the week of April 25th, RBB Schools will host an External Review Team consisting of educators from various parts of our nation including Indiana. Over the course of their visit, the External Review Team will spend their time learning about our school corporation through meeting with faculty and staff, interviewing parent and community stakeholders, visiting our schools and conducting classroom walkthroughs to gauge student engagement.  

In our self-assessment process, corporation committees identified various artifacts aligned with each of the AdvancED Standards of Quality. This evidence is available for public viewing on our corporation website. You may access our Standards-aligned evidence here.


If you have any questions about our accreditation process, you may contact Jason Bletzinger, Assistant Superintendent, at 812.876.7100 extension 2177 or jbletzinger@rbbschools.net.
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NOV
13

Harmony 3 Family Access

We are switching our current Harmony Parent/Student portal to the New Harmony 3 Family Access and all parents should have received an email with the link to log in, as well as instructions for the setup.  Everyone needs to register with the new credentials, as we will be turning off the current version of the program on March 17th.

One of the advantages of the new Harmony 3 Family Access is that it allows parents and students to have separate accounts with their own user names and passwords to access information as well as set notifications.  Because the accounts are separate, students will not be able to make changes to any of the settings made by parents.

In the new program you will be able add all your students into one login and to see the following:

Progress Reports
Attendance
Discipline
Homework Agenda
Online Payments
Push Notification

The new site link is:


Harmony 3 Family Access Login

The link is also posted on the corporation as well as each building website.  We hope you enjoy the features of the new site.
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OCT
23

Corporation-level First Contacts Roster

Corporation-level First Contacts Roster
In an effort to assist our community and families in knowing who to contact with questions or concerns, our administrative team has collaborated to create a Corporation-level First Contacts Roster. This roster provides parents with key contacts who can address questions and concerns in a timely and efficient manner.

We hope you find this document helpful in addressing corporation-level questions or concerns. Be looking for a building-level contact roster from your child’s school in the near future.
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OCT
23

Dwarfism Awareness Month

October is Dwarfism Awareness Month. If you have not seen the YouTube video on Ellie Wooden, 6th grader at EJHS, please take 2 minutes and do so. She is a true inspiration. Feel free to share the link with others.
https://youtu.be/DbbUje4lM5E
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OCT
19

We want your feedback!

We want your feedback!
Our school corporation is engaged in a continuous process of improvement. In an effort to inform our improvement practices and the practices of our school system, we are administering the AdvancED Parent Survey. Your opinion and feedback is important to us, and we ask that you take the time to complete this survey.

The online survey will be available from Monday, October 19, 2015 through 11:59pm on Sunday, November 1, 2015. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/3453721, or copy and paste the link into your browser. As you complete this survey, please select the school your child currently attends so we can gather accurate information about the practices of our schools. Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact your child's building prinicipal or our Assistant Superintendent, Jason Bletzinger, at 812.876.7100 or jbletzinger@rbbschools.net. A brief list of Frequently Asked Questions have been listed below for your convenience. Thank you in advance for supporting Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation’s improvement efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions about the AdvancED Parent Survey

1. Is this survey anonymous and confidential?Yes.

2. What if I have more than one child in this school, should I answer one survey for all of my children or one per child?One of the questions in the surveys asks the respondent to identify the grade of their oldest child so parents would only need to respond once if they have multiple children attending that particular school.

3. What if I have children attending multiple schools across the corporation? If a parent has children in more than one school across the corporation, they will need to complete a survey for each school at which they have a child in attendance.

4. What will this survey data be used for?Our faculty and staff will use these results to help plan for our improvement across each building and the corporation. Furthermore, we will use these results to facilitate focus group discussions for the development of our strategic plan.


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AUG
19

Colt's Kickoff Postponed

We are going to postpone the Colt's Kickoff one week. The forecast has 80%-100% chance of heavy rain from 5:00-7:00 p.m. tonight. We will have the Colt's Kickoff on Aug. 26th from 5-7 pm.

Thanks for your support!
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AUG
07

EHS Cross Country team to hold 3K, 5K, and Mini Marathon

EHS Cross Country team to hold 3K, 5K, and Mini Marathon
The Edgewood High School Cross Country team will host a 3K, 5K, and mini marathon on September 6th. The 3K and 5K are $15 if you register this week, and the mini is only $35 if you register this week. All courses are walker friendly (4 hour time limit on the mini). www.MustangXC.com/communityrace has all the details. Sign up to support the EHS Cross Country team and your own health and wellness!
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