SEP
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EPS Picture Re-Takes

Our picture re-takes are scheduled for Tuesday, October 4. If your child was absent on the first fall picture day, don't worry! They will get their picture taken on this day and we will be sending home order forms soon.  If you would like re-takes, please send in your unwanted picture package, with your child, on re-take day and your child can get a new picture taken.
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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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No School Thursday, September 22

School will be closed Thursday, September 22nd due to parent teacher conferences. Please check with your child's teacher to sign up for your conference! Conferences will be scheduled from 11 am to 7 pm on Thursday. 
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SEP
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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
15

Great News, School Mobile Apps Are Available!

School Apps are in! Apps show social media feeds, LMS and Harmony Access, contact information, school lunch menus, ECA calendars, and much more.

Each building has it's own mobile device- available for FREE on iTunes and Google Play. Look up your school name, download, and go! Or use one of the links below:

Edgewood Primary School

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/edgewood-primary-school-indiana/id1137426300?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.camtera.rbbedgewoodprimary&hl=en

Edgewood Intermediate School

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/edgewood-intermediate-school/id1136466556?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.camtera.rbbedgewoodintermediate&hl=en


Stinesville Elementary School


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stinesville-elementary-indiana/id1137428478?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.camtera.rbbstinesville&hl=en

Edgewood Junior High School

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/edgewood-junior-high-school/id1135146665?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.camtera.rbbedgewoodjuniorhigh&hl=en


Edgewood High School

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/edgewood-high-school-indiana/id1121292138?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.camtera.rbbedgewoodhigh&hl=en
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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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SEP
02

Color Run 2016

Color Run 2016
The annual Edgewood Color Run was held on Friday, August 26th at the Edgewood Cross Country Course in Ellettsville.  Our SES Quarry Lads & Lassies from grades 3-5 tore up the course with their quick feet, laughter, and a little sweat along the way.  As our students ran through the woods and across the fields, parent volunteers were around each corner, ready to throw some color powder on our runners to brighten up their day.  Following the run, RBB Food Services provided some healthy snacks and water to help our athletes reenergize for the remainder of the school day.  Thank you to our volunteers and parents for their support in this fundraising venture.  It was a wonderful activity that created memories that we will hold onto for years to come.
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AUG
30

There's an App for That!

There's an App for That!
Want to stay up to date on all the wonderful things happening at SES?  Well, there’s an app for that!  Visit the app store on your device and search for “Stinesville Elementary School.”  There, you will find a free app with a wide variety of resources including, but not limited to, the lunch menu, school calendar, staff contacts, student handbook, Twitter feed, Monday Minutes, newsletters, Harmony, and so much more!  We are adding new areas to our app as the school year progresses, so stay up to date on what is happening with the Stinesville Elementary App!
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AUG
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Edgewood Intermediate 2016 Color Run

EIS Color Run 2016 was a great success!  The weather was perfect and the kids had a blast.  Thank you to the many volunteers that helped us thru out the day.  We could not have done it without you.  THANK YOU!
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AUG
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EPS Parent Nights

Parents are invited to come to EPS to meet with their teachers and ask any questions that you might have! 
            The 2nd grade parent night is Thursday, August 25th at 5:30 pm. 
            The 1st grade parent night is Thursday, August 25th at 6:00 pm.
            The Kindergarten parent night is Monday, August 29th at 6:00 pm.
            There will not be child care for this event.
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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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AUG
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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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AUG
11

Welcome Back to School

We have had a great week meeting new faces and catching up with returning students! Just a reminder on school times:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
8:25 am- Doors open and students can enter the building
8:40 am- School begins. Students will be tardy after this time.
3:15 pm- Dismissal 

Wednesday (30 minute late start):
8:55 am- Doors open and students can enter the building
9:10 am- School begins. Students will be tardy after this time.
3:15 pm- Dismissal

We are looking forward to a wonderful year with our students!
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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!

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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
28

Edgewood Students Meet Quebec

In June of this summer, 16 Edgewood students traveled to Quebec City, Canada for an immersion tour.  During the trip, they participated in fun activities, such as visiting an authentic sugar shack, playing interactive games related to 19th century military lifestyle, dancing on a river cruise down the St. Lawrence river, making copper art at the Copper Museum, visiting the Montmorency waterfall, and more.  Students had a great time and the BEST part for Madame Tiller was that throughout the trip the students spoke French with each other, the guide, and the locals.
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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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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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