SEP
19

SES Raises Money for Hurricane Relief Efforts

SES Raises Money for Hurricane Relief Efforts
When the hurricanes hit the South, our SES Student Ambassadors wanted to do something to help.  Students and staff spent the week of September 11th participating in theme days to raise money for the American Red Cross to help support the relief efforts of the recent hurricanes.  Students and staff brought in pennies on Monday, nickels on Tuesday... and dollars on Friday while dressing up in fun attire like Crazy Sock Day, Crazy Hair Day, SES Day, etc.  When the final penny was placed in the bucket, Stinesville Elementary collected $1,051.54.  We are proud of our community and their ability to come together to help those in need. 
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SEP
18

STEAM and 4H - How do they fit together?

Did you know our local 4H clubs are run by Purdue Extension Educators? 4‑H science programs are available through local Monroe County clubs, and now through our schools at R-BB as we are now partnering with our Purdue Extension Educators in all grades K-5!  Your child can join for after-school fun AND maintain a year-long 4H membership to explore other program opportunities throughout the year!  

Focus areas for 4‑H science programs include robotics, rocketry, environmental science, agri-science, biotechnology and veterinary science with students of all school ages! Special events like National Youth Science Day are special ways 4H is highlighting all science industries with our students!  Do you love science and fun science activities? 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is the world’s largest youth-led science experiment and this year all R-BB fifth graders will be participating in the this year's project, titled Incredible Wearables This challenge engages students and challenges them to build a wearable fitness tracker of their own. This year's 4‑H NYSD event will take place on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

Contact your school's STEAM Coach for more information about the ways 4H is getting involved with science education throughout R-BB!
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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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SEP
01

Order Your SES Spirit Wear Today!

Order Your SES Spirit Wear Today!
Looking for that new shirt, hoodie, or window sticker to show off your Quarry Pride?  Look no further than your school!  The SES PTO is taking orders for 2017-2018 SES Spirit Wear.  The PTO has a variety of options at different price points.  Orders are due by Wednesday, September 6th.  Additional order forms are available in the main office.  Show off your Quarry Pride with SES Spirit Wear!
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SEP
01

Making Solar Memories

Making Solar Memories
On August 21st, SES students and staff had the opportunity to go outside to experience 93% of the full solar eclipse.  The peak time of the eclipse occurred at 2:24pm.  RBBCSC provided all students and staff with protective glasses, compliant with safety standards, in order to maximize this rare educational opportunity in a safe manner.  

In the days leading up to the viewing, classes engaged in a variety of research, technology integration, and hands-on activities to build a strong foundation about solar eclipses.  

Thank you to our central office administration for purchasing the protective glasses which allowed us to experience this event. This was definitely a memory that our students and staff will remember for years to come.   
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AUG
28

Did you know October 6 is Day of Design?

October 6 is the Day of Design - Day of Design is the first national movement created to teach kids how to use Design Thinking to solve STEM-oriented problems that face the new wave of 21st Century manufacturers. STEMconnector’s Day of DesignTM team is assembling industry and education leaders from around the country to create “challenges” that will inspire teachers and their students to apply teamwork and Design Thinking to create compelling and unique solutions. Teams will then create videos of their approach and their solution, which will earn them great prizes and become contributors to the greatest online repository of “Design Thinking-inspired” solutions in the world!  This is a great way for teachers to incorporate PBL into their classrooms!  

STEMconnector®, a national consortium of companies, associations, government entities, and academic institutions focused on advancing STEM education, today announced a partnership with digital credential pioneer, Credly, that will bring digital badges to K-12 and collegiate students who complete challenges for the Day of Design.

Check out ideas and details at: http://dayofdesign.com/  Registration is now open for student teams!
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AUG
22

Bloomington's Makevention This Saturday!

Looking for something fun to explore with your family this Saturday? Whether you're ready to embrace your inner DIYer or just want an outlet for all of your child's creative energy, the Makevention is a place to explore, do, build, tinker and imagine! Come check it out and connect with local makers, designers, builders, engineers, craftsmen, programmers, tinkerers, and much more!

Watch the promotion video by clicking here and join the movement on Saturday at the Bloomington Convention Center!
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AUG
10

August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

In order to accommodate the solar eclipse viewing on August 21st,  we will dismiss our students 15 minutes later.  This will put our dismissal at 3:30pm.  More information about the eclipse and what EIS students will be doing will be sent home in teacher's newsletters and emails.
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AUG
09

Why Project-Based Learning? Why Growth Mindset? Building Our Culture

Have you wondered what Project-Based Learning really means and why (if) it's so important to your children? What about growth mindset? How does having a growth mindset really differ from a fixed mindset? Does your mindset really impact your performance? These are questions many teachers wonder right along with parents...afterall, a lot fo teachers ARE parents.

As a parent, you want your child to be prepared for their future but don't always know what that future will even look like, and that's where STEAM-based skills, Project-Based Learning, and a Growth Mindset all come into critical importance! We can't prepare our students for jobs that perhaps haven't even been yet defined. What we CAN prepare them with is a desire to solve problems, the need to navigate challenges, ways to communicate and interact successfully with peers, and the understanding that we can ALL learn and grow through problems.

Read this blog post about the connected nature of Project-Based Learning (PBL) and building a culture of growth mindset, where students feel equipped and empowered to make decisions regarding their own learning - a culture in which students are given opportunities to pursue knowledge and explore problems they can become passionate about! This is the learning we want taking place daily throughout R-BB schools!

http://www.bie.org/blog/3_laws_of_mindset_growth_building_the_culture_in_project_based_teaching
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AUG
08

Top Ten TED Talks for Ed Tech!

Curious what all the hype is about education-related technology?
Ever watched an inspirational TED Talk?
Check out the Top Ten TED Talks for Ed Tech to learn why technology is going to be central to our students' success for the future! 
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JUL
20

Kindergarten Meet and Greet- August 1st

We are very excited to welcome all of our new kindergarten students to Stinesville Elementary School!  In preparation for the new school year, we will be holding a kindergarten meet and greet on Tuesday, August 1st from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  Please stop by the school during this time to drop off school supplies, meet Mrs. Butler, and see the room.  If you ordered a supply kit, it will already be in the classroom for you.

We look forward to seeing you on August 1st as we meet new friends and get ready for a great year!
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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
20

Registration for 2017-2018 School Year

Online registration for returning students is now availbale.  Please log in to your Harmony 3 account and complete all registration forms for your student(s).

https://harmony.rbbcsc.k12.in.us/familyaccess.nsf/hello.xsp

Textbook fees are also posted online and payment can be made by selecting the "make a payment" option.  You may apply for Free/Reduced lunch status by completing the application found below the registration forms.

New student registration is Tuesday, July 25th and Wednesday, July 26th, from 8:30-3:00.  Please bring proof of residency and a copy of your child(ren)'s birth certificate and immunization records.

We look forward to welcoming all of our students on August 3rd!
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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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JUN
09

Have a Wonderful Summer!

Supply List 2017-2018

The Stinesville faculty and staff wish all of our families a wonderful summer!  Below is the schedule for summer hours and registration.

  • July 19th- SES office opens for the 2017-2018 school year
  • July 19th- Returning student registration (complete online)
  • July 25th-July 26th- New student registration 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • August 3rd- 1st student day for the 2017-2018 school year
  • August 10th- Open House at 6:30 p.m.
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JUN
09

Have a great summer!

Edgewood Intermediate School Office is closed for summer vacation.  The office will reopen on July 19, 2017.  Online registration opens on July 19th.  New students to the corporation registration is July 25-26. HARMONY opens on July 28th.   Supply List for Edgewood Intermediate School:
  EDGEWOOD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
                   SUPPLY LIST
 
                       2017-2018  
     
THIRD GRADE FOURTH GRADE FIFTH GRADE
1 -Package of construction paper 1 - Package of white wide-ruled filler paper 1 - Package of white wide-ruled filler paper
60 - #2 Pencils sharpened (please no novelty pencils) 48 - #2 Pencils sharpened (no mechanical) 48 - #2 Pencils sharpened
4 - Large glue sticks 3 -70 page composition notebook 6 - 100 sheet Composition notebooks (no spiral)
4 - Black only low odor dry-erase markers (broad tip) 8 - Large glue sticks 2 - Bottles of white glue
5 - Two pocket pronged folders (red,blue,yellow,green,purple) 1 - Set of multiplication/division flash cards 1 - Pair of earbuds or headphones
2 - Large boxes of Kleenex 1 - 24 count box of crayons (no larger) 1 - Box of 16 or 24 crayons (no larger)
1 - Pair of pointed scissors 4 - Black only low odor dry-erase markers 4 - Black bold low odor dry-erase markers
1 - 8 1/2 x 11" clipboard 1 - 12 count box of colored pencils (no larger) 1 - 12 count of colored pencils
1 - Backpack or bookbag (no wheels) 6 - Solid color PLASTIC pocket folders (with prongs) 1 - Olastic pocket folder
4 - Composition notebooks 2 - Large boxes of Kleenex or Puffs 2 - Large boxes of Kleenex or Puffs
2 - Yellow highlighters 1 - Pair of pointed scissors 1 - Pair of pointed scissors
1 - Pair of earbuds/headphones 1 - 8 1/2 x 11" clipboard 1 - 8 1/2 x 11' clipboard
1 - Box of quart or gallon baggies (optional) 1 - Package of pencil top erasers 1 - Backpack or bookbag (no wheels)
1 - Package of 3x3 post-it notes 1 - Backpack or bookbag (no wheels) 1 - Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (for whiteboards)
2 - 24 count box of crayons 1 - Package Post-Its 3" x3" 2 - Yellow highlighters
1 - Mr. Clean Eraser 2 - Yellow highlighters (broad tip) 1 - Plastic 5 x 8 school box or large pencil pouch
1 - Large pink eraser 1 - Pair of earbuds or headphones 1 - Package of 3x3 post-it notes
  1 - Plastic 5 x 8 school box of large pencil pouch 1 - Package 3 x 5 index cards (lined or unlined)
  1 - 4oz bottle of glue  
  1 - Package 3 x 5 index cards  
Have a great Summer!
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MAY
25

Kindergarten Graduation

Kindergarten Graduation
Stinesville Elementary kindergarten students participated in their annual graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  Mrs. Butler's students made a lot of growth this year in academic and social/emotional areas.  The ceremony was full of joy, laughter, a few tears, and anticipation as the students prepare to transition to first grade. 
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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
16

STEM for All Video Showcase - check out EJHS STEAM Club!

Follow the link below to check out the video created by the EJHS STEAM Club for the STEM for All Video Showcase! This project focuses on human-centered robotics, which incorporates the social aspects of robotics to involve and interest girls and other populations who may not see the need for or connection to robotics! 

http://stemforall2017.videohall.com/presentations/1007

171 NSF and other Federally funded STEM-related projects share three-minute videos of their innovative work to improve STEM and CS teaching and learning for all learners!

Be a part of this exchange of information and ideas! Vote for your favorite videos by casting a Public Choice Vote. Spread the word! 
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