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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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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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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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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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Larry "The Animal Guy"

Larry "The Animal Guy"
“Larry the Animal Guy,” Larry Batson, visited Stinesville Elementary School for his annual education series on various rescued animals from around the world.  One student stated as they walked in the school this morning, “This is my favorite day of the year, The Animal Guy is coming!”  Students and staff were treated to a variety of rescued animals including a tarantula, a boa constrictor, a baboon and other exotic animals.  We are looking forward to the amazing animals Larry brings to share with us next year!
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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Coin Drive

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Coin Drive
Stinesville students and staff participated in a coin drive between April 3-7, 2017, raising $913.25 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  SES is proud to donate the money that was raised during this coin drive to help support the Society to further their mission.  For additional information, please visit https://www.lls.org/indiana.  
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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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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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28

Wesley Settle, EHS Student

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SES Math Bowl Competes

Fourth and fifth grade students from Stinesville Elementary competed in the Indiana Math Bowl competition that took place across the state on February 23rd.  Our students placed 5th in their division, just four points out of first!  Students worked in teams to solve a variety of problems including probability, area, perimeter, money, fractions, and percentages, just to name a few.  Congratulations to our students and coaches, Mr. Kerr and Mrs. Simmons on a successful season.  
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Stinesville Quarry Choir Recognized

The Stinesville Elementary Quarry Choir was recently recognized by the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce during the Franklin Initiative Dinner with the Leading Light Award. The Quarry Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Bruns, received this award for their innovative programming for students and service to the community.  The Quarry Choir has performed at various events in Monroe County including the Monroe County Fall Festival, Santa on Sale Street, Edgewood High School’s ‘Tis the Season, Stinesville Quarry Festival, nursing homes, an IU Women’s Basketball game, and will close out the year at their annual Spring Concert at the Tivoli Theater in Spencer.  Mrs. Bruns has provided students with not only an outlet for their artistic abilities, but also the opportunity to experience the joy of giving back to the community through the arts.  


Visit our Stinesville Elementary Facebook page or Twitter feed to view our Quarry Choir singing the National Anthem at a recent IU Women’s Basketball game!  


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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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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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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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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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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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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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