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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SEP
08

EHS National Honor Society Sponsors Annual Food Drive

Thanks for your contributions during homecoming week.  This food drive ended 09/15/2017.
Clash of Cans food drive Poster
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JUL
20

RBBCSC 2017-2018 Registration

EDGEWOOD EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
  • Online registration opens Wednesday, July 19.
  • Open House: Wednesday, August 2, 3:30 - 5:30 PM (Drop off supplies and meet teachers.)
  • NEW students to RBBCSC need to contact the Early Childhood Center to enroll.
EDGEWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • Online registration opens Wednesday, July 19.
  • Open House: Wednesday, August 2, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Drop off supplies and meet teachers.)
    NEW students to RBBCSC need to be registered in person on either Tuesday, July 25 or Wednesday, July 26 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
EDGEWOOD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
  • Online registration opens Wednesday, July 19.
  • Open House: Wednesday, August 2, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Drop off supplies and meet teachers.)
  • NEW students to RBBCSC need to be registered in person on either Tuesday, July 25 or Wednesday July 26 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
STINESVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
  • Open House: Thursday, August 10, 6:30 PM
  • NEW students to RBBCSC need to be registered in person on either Tuesday, July 25 or Wednesday July 26 from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. 
EDGEWOOD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 
  • On-line registration for returning students will begin July 19 and should be completed before Chromebook pick-up at EJHS on July 31 or August 1 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
  • Parents should login to their Harmony 3 Family Access account to complete all forms. Student schedules will be available on July 28 after 3:00 PM.
  • NEW students to RBBCSC should contact the office starting July 19 to make arrangements for enrollment.
EDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
July 19
- Online Registration opens in Harmony* for returning students.
- NEW students to RBBCSC should call the high school office to set up an appointment for enrollment on July 20 or later.
August 1
- Schedules available in Harmony.
- Notifications will be sent by email after the start of the school year when book fee statements are available.
- EHS open for students to find classrooms/lockers - 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
- Mustang Kick-Off for freshmen 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. There will be a parent meeting at 5:30 PM in the auditorium. The information covered in this meeting will also be covered at EHS Open House.
August 3
- Chromebooks will be distributed in homerooms
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JUL
17

Technology Can Empower Even Our Youngest Learners!

Another week of summer, and another week of professional development for R-BB's teachers!  Do you have an elementary student? Did you know they'll be working on new Chromebooks this year, to both consume and create information?  Check out teachers from all three of R-BB's elementary schools working with Technology Integration Specialists from Five-Star Technology, to learn new ways to harness education technology tools to empower our youngest learners and prepare them for the growing digital world!


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MAY
16

Camp Invention at EPS!

SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE! We are excited to announce in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Edgewood Primary School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades K-6.

Young innovators will experience real-world problem solving and creative thinking as they transform the terrain and ecosystem of a distant exoplanet, take risks as future entrepreneurs, blast rockets and rubber chickens, and wire a circuit to create their own Spy Gadget Alarm Box!

Visit the link below to see the ALL NEW Launch program modules in action:

http://campinvention.org/…/camp-invention-k-6…/2017-program/

Camp will be held:
June 19 - June 22
8:30 am-4:30 pm

To register:
1. Go to campinvention.org
2. Find camp by zip/city
3. Complete Registration
You can also register by calling 800-968-4332.
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MAY
05

STEAM Night Success!

Thank you to all who participated, presented, judged, showcased or supported STEAM Night at EPS and EIS last night! The event was a HUGE success with an unbelievable turnout!  

A special thanks to our three (wildly popular) food vendors: The Big Cheeze, La Poblana and 812 BBQ! Despite the rain, they were kept busy throughout the evening!   Thank you also to all our community partners: Science fair judges, Baxter Scientific, Cook Aviation, Go Green, Ray Amos Plastics, Parks and Recreation, Scaily Tailz, Ivy Tech, Boys & Girls Club of Ellettsville, Purdue Extension/4H, LEAP, IU Makerspace, and our own EHS engineering students!  Thank you especially, to all of our student leaders had the courage to step up, share their work with peers and families - they're sure to be representing STEAM-related community partners themselves some day!  

We hope you all enjoyed the showcase of hard work and innovative learning your children were able to share with families! 
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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
25

Awards Ceremonies

We're in the home stretch for this school year!  It's hard to believe we're already talking about awards ceremonies!  The EPS awards ceremony schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, May 23rd at 9:00am- Kindergarten Ceremony
Wednesday, May 24th at 9:00am- 2nd grade Ceremony
Wednesday, May 24th at 10:15am- 1st Grade Ceremony

We hope to see you there to celebrate our student's accomplishments!
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MAR
31

EPS Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration is just around the corner!  Bring your incoming kindergartener, proof of residency, birth certificate and immunization records to EPS on Saturday, April 8th from 9:00 am to Noon. Please enter at the back of the building by the cafeteria. We are looking forward to meeting our new kindergarteners!
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MAR
03

March Lunch Reservations

March Lunch Reservations
Don't forget to make your reservations for lunch. March is up and ready for sign-ups!

http://signup.com/go/VkZcnp
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MAR
03

Crane STEM Summer Camps!

Looking for engaging experiences for your children this summer?  Perhaps something NEW? Check out Crane's Summer STEM Camps!  Registration is open and spots fill quickly!  Students can register for the following weeks based on the grade level they will enter in the fall:

Grades 2 - 3:  July 5-7
Grades 4 - 6:  June 19-23
Grades 7 - 10:  June 12-16

For more information download this flyer or contact your school's STEAM Coach!   2017-Summer-STEM-Camp-flyer.pdf
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FEB
06

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for in-coming kindergarteners for the 2017-18 school year, is scheduled for Saturday, April 8th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  You will need to bring your child, their birth certificate and vaccine records, as well as proof of address (such as a utility bill or a piece of mail) anytime from 9 to 12. We look forward to meeting our future kindergarten students!
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JAN
30

EPS Lunch Reservations

EPS Lunch Reservations
Don't forget to make your reservations for lunch. February is up and ready for sign-ups!
http://signup.com/go/VkZcnp
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JAN
25

VEX IQ Robotics Competition

VEX IQ Robotics Competition
On Saturday, January 21, 2017, students from Edgewood Primary School, Edgewood Intermediate School, and Stinesville Elementary School competed in the first annual Richland-Bean Blossom VEX IQ Robotics Competition at Stinesville Elementary.  In addition to these three schools, there were seven other schools that participated in the event from surrounding counties.  Students worked in teams during the first semester of the school year to build a robot that was able to move balls from one area of a field to another in a one minute time frame.  In partnerships, students worked collaboratively with a pair from another school to accumulate points toward a teamwork challenge. The competition focused on communication, teamwork, and problem solving.  

All three schools were able to participate in this venture thanks to a grant from the TechPoint Foundation for Youth, and all three elementaries look forward to continue growing the program in future years. For more information, you can search “VEX IQ” online.  
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JAN
23

100th Day of School!

100th Day of School!
We're excited for our 100th day celebrations!
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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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NOV
02

Lunch Reservations

If you are interested in coming in for lunch, we have a new reservation system! Please go to http://signup.com/go/VkZcnp to see when you can visit your child for lunch!
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OCT
28

EPS Paragon Fundraiser

Our fall fundraiser packets, with money, are due Monday, October 31st. Please make sure to get those envelopes in your student's backpack, we cannot take late orders. Thank you for all of your support in helping us spruce up our playground!
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SEP
27

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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