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

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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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
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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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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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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APR
13

Spanish Exchange students visit EHS

Spanish Exchange students visit EHS
EHS Spanish teacher, Brittney Norman spent the 2014-2015 school year teaching English at IES Angel Corella, a high school in Colmenar Viejo, Madrid, Spain. She left there with a vision to create a partnership by means of a Spanish exchange program, allowing American and Spanish students a grander cultural experience. On Sunday, March 26, that became a reality as a group of 16 students and 2 teachers from IES Angel Corella arrived in the US, welcomed by several Edgewood host families. During their 10-day stay the students had the opportunity to attend classes at the high school with their host students on two separate days. They also took field trips to a variety of locations including downtown Bloomington and Indiana University,  Nashville, IN,  Blue Cavern Springs, Indianapolis and Louisville.  From bowling to high school athletic events, evening activities were scheduled as well, giving the Spanish exchange students a full spectrum of the American student culture.  

Check out the blog from our visitors during their stay in America. (You may need to use your device's translation tool.)
http://iesangelcorella.weebly.com/blog-2017
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APR
02

National History Day Contest Winners!

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Congratulations to all five EJHS National History Day contestants who made it through the regional contest at Brown County High School on Saturday, April 1st! Sydney Dilts, Stevie Farley, Olivia Werner, Annalyssa Crain, and Savannah Sigman (shown with team sponsor Mr. John Sigman, above) will be competing in the National History Day in Indiana State Contest on Saturday, May 6th, at the Ivy Tech Downtown Indianapolis Campus. Winners at the state contest move on to the National History Day Contest June 11-15 at the University of Maryland. Go Colts!
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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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FEB
28

Wesley Settle, EHS Student

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FEB
22

Indiana SAR Daniel Guthrie Chapter awards RBB Board Member and EHS Students

Indiana SAR Daniel Guthrie Chapter awards RBB Board Member and EHS Students
On Tuesday, February 21 the Daniel Guthrie Indiana Sons of the American Revolution Chapter held its quarterly meeting. RBBCSC School Board President and Ellettsville Town Marshal, Jimmie D. Durnil was awarded the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal and Certificate. Melea Shockney, a junior at Edgewood High School was also in attendance and received a monetary award and certificate for winning the George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest.  Edgewood High School students Emily Headdy and Kelsey Lavendar were the first and second Runner-Up in the essay contest, respectively.
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FEB
21

Powerful Messages About Engineering

From DiscoverE Learning, there are five powerful messages to share with your kids - especially your girls - about engineering.  Studies from Engineer Your Life and Changing the Conversation have found that girls:

1. Don't know what engineering is;

2. Think engineers must be exceptional at both math and science; and,

3. Believe engineering is difficult and challenging.

These same projects also found that when we change how we talk about engineering, we can change what they think about engineering.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, counselor, or volunteer here are FIVE things to share about engineers and their work.

Curiosity—Engineers ask lots of questions that start with: Why? How? What if? 

Creativity—Engineering is a great outlet for the imagination—the perfect field for independent thinkers.

Teamwork—Engineering takes teamwork, and engineers work with all kinds of people inside and outside the field. Whether they’re designers or architects, doctors or entrepreneurs, engineers are surrounded by smart, inspiring people.

Opportunities
—An engineering degree offers lots of freedom in finding a person’s dream job. It can be a launching pad for jobs in business, design, medicine, law, and government. To employers or graduate schools, an engineering degree reflects a well-educated individual who has been taught ways of analyzing and solving problems that can lead to success in all kinds of fields.

Helping Others—Imagine what life would be like without pollution controls to preserve the environment, life-saving medical equipment, or low-cost building materials for fighting global poverty. All this takes engineering. In very real and concrete ways, engineers save lives, prevent disease, reduce poverty, and protect our planet.Want to learn about effective engineering messages?


Want to learn more or watch videos of engineers discussing these points? Visit the full article at:

http://discovere.org/our-programs/girl-day/powerful-messages
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FEB
21

2017 Polar Plunge

2017 Polar Plunge
On February 18, Best Friends Club and Unified Track members participated in the 2017 Bloomington PolarPlunge at IU Assembly Hall with the purpose of raising money for Special Olympics. EHS students collected donations from family, friends, and local businesses. Edgewood students raised the second highest amount of funds for the event and EHS sophomore, Drew Fletcher, was the 5th highest individual overall in collecting donations.
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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

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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