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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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
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
23

100th Day of School!

100th Day of School!
We're excited for our 100th day celebrations!
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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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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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DEC
20

EHS Students Make Christmas Brighter

EHS Students Make Christmas Brighter

Students at Edgewood High School came up with the idea to make Chrismas brighter for residents at the Richland Bean Blossom Health Care Center.  Members of the Student Council, Key Club, and National Honor Society all worked together to wrap 78 shoe boxes for some of the residents. Students from the Consumer Science Department made cards to go with the gifts.  







Photo courtesy of Cassey Gilley of the Ellettsville Journal.
 
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DEC
20

Welcome to the S.T.E.A.M. Blog

Welcome to the S.T.E.A.M. Blog
Please return to this area for new and updated blog posts.  This blog will be maintained by Mandy Henry, Jamie Miller, and Chantal Cagle.  This blog will focus on topics such as:  Robotics, the STEAM Club, Regattas, and Community Information.
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NOV
30

Tis The Season!

Our EHS Choral Department, enhanced by the sixth ranked show choir program in the entire state (and thirty-fifth in the country), is proud to bring you the latest production of 'Tis The Season, our annual holiday spectacular!  

This year, over 200 students from ALL of our RBBCSC schools will be represented!  You will have two opportunities to catch this yearly winter tradition - December 3rd at 7:00PM, and December 4th at 2:00PM.
 
Tickets are available at the door ($6.00 for senior citizens; and $6.00 or $8.00 for general admission - depending on seating location). There is no reserved seating.


Thank you and we'll see you at the show!
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NOV
08

Edgewood Intermediate Fourth Grade Music Program

Policemen, Firemen, EMT's, Veterans You are invited to our Fourth Grade HERO Music Program!

 Please come to Edgewood Intermediate School on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00pm in the gym so the students can honor you!  Also stop by the cafeteria and check out what our fourth grade students have been doing in art class.
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