FEB
21

Quiz Bowl Team Wins WIC Title

Quiz Bowl Team Wins WIC Title
The 2016-17 Quiz Bowl team participated in the Western Indiana Conference competition at Sullivan High School on January 31, 2017. Coached by English Teacher, Melissa Junken the students competed against other schools, answering questions about math, world history, arts and entertainment. This year’s team made up of five seniors and two sophomores walked away with the WIC title!
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FEB
21

New Sign Installed

New Sign Installed
Stinesville Elementary School was the recent beneficiary of a variety of community partners as they installed new signage to add to the curb appeal of the school.  The Stinesville students, faculty, and community would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their donation of materials, time, and energy: Bybee Stone (stone), David Arthur (carving), Trevor Powell (concrete pouring, forming, and stamping), Bland’s Wrecker Service (installation), Asher Wrecker Service (installation), Pursell Monuments (installation), RBB Maintenance Department (installation).  Stinesville Elementary School is looking forward to adding to the curb appeal of the school through a landscaping project this spring.  


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FEB
21

Engineers Week!

Calling all young engineers!  Check out this mesage from the International Space Station, celebrating the national Engineers Week!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=TMPwRcUsnI0
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FEB
17

Solar, Wind and Watts Roadshow!

How energy efficient is your home? Have you ever explored your energy consumption or possible renewable energy options?

Ask your fifth graders how you can! The Monroe County Energy Challenge trained AP environmental science students from EHS to share the Solar, Wind and Watts Roadshow with elementary students in grades 2-5 disctrict-wide.  The Roadshow is a proram designed to encourage energy awareness in students and to challenge their thining about energy options, and the uses we have for clean energy sources!  The EHS students presenting have shown respect, confidence and initiative in learning through teaching!


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FEB
16

Snow Make-Up Days

Just a reminder that school will be in session on Friday, February 17th and Monday, February 20th.  These were originally scheduled as snow days, however some winter weather kept us out of school a couple of days in December.  Enjoy your weekend!
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FEB
15

National Engineers Week

Did you know next week is National Engineers Week?  Has your child come home talking about a wild and crazy idea they're chasing or creation they're building? THEY'RE YOUNG ENGINEERS!

Take the pledge to celebrate your children and their curious, inquiring minds with us!

DiscoverE.org/GlobalDay

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FEB
15

Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Be sure to order your copy of the Stinesville Elementary 2016-2017 yearbook and have a wonderful keepsake of our school year memories.  Complete and return the order form sent home with your child (additional forms are available in the office) or take advantage of the opportunity to order online with school code 8873317.  The deadline to order yearbooks is March 3rd.
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FEB
14

Valentine Grams to Benefit Riley Children's Hospital

Valentine Grams to Benefit Riley Children's Hospital
Stinesville Elementary students and staff participated in the second annual Valentine Grams project to benefit Riley Children’s Hospital.  Students, family, and staff purchased suckers and cans of Crush over the past week raising $279.75.  During lunch periods on Valentine’s Day, the SES Student Ambassadors delivered these treats along with original cards and songs to students and staff.  Thank you to everyone who participated to bring a smile and a little joy to our school today.  More importantly, thank you for supporting Riley Children’s Hospital.  
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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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FEB
05

EJHS Virtual Book Fair

Great News! EJHS has decided to try something new. A virtual online book fair is available at BooksRockCafe.com. Orders can be placed at any time and the delivery fee to the EJHS Media Center is only $1 for the entire order. After May 12, orders can be sent to home addresses at a cost of $3.95 per order. Once students return in August, orders may again be shipped to EJHS.

To get started, please visit this link:  EJHS Virtual Book Fair

You must first set up an online account using a debit or credit card. EJHS will receive funds from these sales and this is a great way to keep students reading through the summer!

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Grubb in the Media Center at 812-876-2005, Ext. 2345, should you have any questions.

Let's get reading!
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FEB
04

EJHS Color Guard

The members of the EJHS Color Guard Team concluded their season with a visit to Indiana University for a presentation by the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Mrs. Taft enjoyed coaching these young ladies this season and all enjoyed this special ballet presentation.


EJHS Color Guard
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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
27

100 Days of School!

100 Days of School!
Monday was the 100th day of school, and the Stinesville Kindergarten class had fun celebrating this special day!  The students participated in numerous 100 day activities and many students (and teachers) even dressed up like 100 year olds.  There were plenty of canes, reading glasses, and gray hair all around!  The class read several 100 day books, experimented to see how many activities they could do in 100 seconds, and even had some yummy 100 day cupcakes!  It’s amazing to think that we’ve been in school 100 days already.  The students have learned and grown so much.  We can’t wait to see what the next 80 days have in store for us!


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JAN
26

EJHS Hosts Science Girls' STEM Careers Workshop

Thanks to Ms. Cagle and Mrs. Phillips for hosting EJHS' Science Girl's STEM Careers Workshop where 39 girls took a quiz to find out their STEM Type and then explored possible job opportunities. They then followed it up with a visit to the theater to see the movie#HiddenFigures about the African American female "Computers" who contributed their mathematical skills to the space race in the 1960s. What a fun #girlsinSTEM night!  

Wondering how to get involved with STEM at EJHS? Email Ms. Cagle at ccagle@rbbschools.net!


stem girls hidden figures trip
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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
24

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
19

Phases of the Moon with Oreos!

Phases of the Moon with Oreos!
Students in Mrs. Chestnut's 4th grade class recently completed their earth science unit on the phases of the moon.  The culminating activity allowed students to create the phases of the moon using oreo cookies.  What a fun and exciting way to learn!
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JAN
13

Robotics Competition and No School

Due to potential icy weather, the VEX Robotics Competition scheduled for tomorrow is being canceled.  The event will be rescheduled for next Saturday, January 21st.

Also, there is NO SCHOOL on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  School will resume on Tuesday, January 17th.

Have a safe and warm weekend!
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JAN
13

RBBCSC VEX IQ Robotics Competition Cancelled for January 14th

Robotics Competition scheduled for January 14th at Stinesville has been cancelled. The competition has been rescheduled for next Saturday, January 21st, 9am to 12pm at Stinesville. 
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