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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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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-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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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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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
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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OCT
03

Scholastic Book Fair & Box Tops For Education

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to EJHS! The fair will be held October 18th-25th in the library. An online fair will also be available from October 13th-26th and you should use the following link for free shipping:  ONLINE BOOK FAIR

Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Fair! Please fill out the online volunteer form if you haven't already done so, and contact Mrs. Grubb in the library to arrange a date and time.


Do you collect Box Tops? Please turn those box tops in to Mrs. Grubb in the Library ASAP. The first submission is fast approaching and she will need them to send in on October 26th. Any student donating five or more box tops has a chance to win the grand prize of a $20 gift card!
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SEP
16

Parent Tech Night Coming Soon!

Parent Tech Night



Please save the date and plan to attend our "Parent Tech Night" on Wednesday, October 5th, at 6:30 pm in the EJHS Library. There will be a question and answer session for Chromebook Basics and Harmony 3!
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SEP
08

Working Offline on Chromebooks

Would you like to work on Google Docs when WiFi is down or you don't have WiFi at home? This short 2 minute video will show you how to change settings in Google Drive and allow you to work without WiFi. Then the next time your Chromebook accesses WiFi and you open the document, all edits and work will be saved!

VIDEO LINK



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SEP
08

Art Club & Yearbook Info

Art Club meets on Thursday every week (unless announced otherwise) after school until 3:30 pm in Room 216 with Mrs. Millick. Pick up is at Entrance 1.

Art Club members will be walking in the Monroe County Fall Festival Parade on September 17th and will meet in the high school parking lot at 11 am. A parent permission form is located here. Please return the form before the parade date.

Yearbook Club is currently meeting as needed on Fridays after school until 3:30 pm in the computer lab with Mrs. Millick and Mrs. Erickson. Pickup is at Entrance 1. Meetings will always be on announcements the week of the meeting.

If parents would like to contribute photos for either the yearbook or the 8th grade end-of-year slideshow, they can go to the Jostens ReplayIt page to create an account or to download the app. Either will allow them to tag and upload photos into the proper categories once they choose our school.

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AUG
23

Colts Kick-Off

The Colts Kick-Off is coming! Please join us this Friday, August 26th from 5-7 pm on the road between EJHS and EHS for this year's Colts Kick-Off. There will be lots of family-oriented activities including the Colts Mobile Museum and Cheerleaders, a FREE concert by Reece Phillips, the MCPL Bookmobile, as well as food and drink sold by some of our clubs/students. See you there!
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JUN
16

Summer Break and Fall Registration

Edgewood Junior High School Faculty and Staff would like to wish everyone a great summer vacation! Please enjoy this time with family and friends.

Here is the schedule for Fall Registration:

Online Registration for returning RBB students will be available starting Wednesday, July 20. Parents should login to their Harmony 3 account and complete all registration forms for their student/s. These forms must be completed before students will be issued a Chromebook at the Chromebook rollout on Thursday, July 28.

Main Office hours will begin Monday, July 25 from 8 am - 3 pm.

Parents of students new to RBB in grades 6-8 should call the Junior High Office on Monday, July 25 to set up a time to come in to the office. We will be meeting with new students on Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday, July 27, with group sessions scheduled at 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon, and 2 pm each day. Please bring proof of residency, a birth certificate for the student, a record of immunizations for the student, any legal documents concerning custody, and any records from the previous school. This is not for students who attended EIS or Stinesville the previous year. By calling in advance, information will be taken in order to prepare a schedule and assign a locker for the student. Groups will meet briefly with a counselor to go over the schedule and then be given a tour to find classrooms and locker location. Counselors will be available to meet with parents with specific scheduling concerns after the group meetings.

Chromebook rollout for students in grades 6-12 will be held at Edgewood High School from 2-8 pm on Thursday, July 28. Students may pick up their Chromebooks during that time as long as all enrollment forms have been completed online. Computers will be available to complete these forms if needed. If Chromebooks are not picked up at this time, students will be issued their Chromebooks on Thursday, August 4 or Friday, August 5 during school hours.

Schedules and locker assignments for returning students will be available for online viewing starting Friday, July 29.

Edgewood Junior High will be open from 3-7 pm on Monday, August 1 and Tuesday, August 2 for students and parents who would like to come in to the building to find classrooms and lockers. The building will be closed to parents and students on Wednesday, August 3 to allow teachers time to prepare for the first day of school.

School begins on Thursday, August 4. Welcome back!

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MAY
10

Flexibility

One of Aesop’s Fables, “The Oak and the Reed,” teaches that it is better to bend than to break. In this fable, the flexible reed survives because he can bend with the wind, while the mighty oak cannot adapt and is destroyed. Variants of this fable exist in early Greek and Latin, Judeo-Christian sacred texts, ancient Chinese stories, Chaucer’s early works, as well as French, Italian, and German tales. These have given rise to common sayings like, “A reed before the wind lives on, while mighty oaks do fall” and “A tree that is unbending is easily broken.”

The value of flexibility has been heralded by cultures around the globe since the beginning of recorded time. There are few of us who can say we have never had to “roll with the punches” that life deals out. I can honestly say that I would never survive as a teacher or a parent without the ability to honestly reassess and adapt to the situations I find myself in every day, and this takes mental and emotional flexibility.

Particularly when one considers that my 8th graders today will graduate in 2020 and will probably still be working in 2060, the importance of developing the skill of flexibility becomes even clearer. Who knows what challenges our children today will face in their lifetimes? When I was in 8th grade 20+ years ago, I didn’t have a cell phone, iPads were science fiction, and we thought scanning bubble sheets were fancy.

I would never have believed that I would be teaching, not so many years later, in a school where every child held a powerful personal computing device in his or her hands, where research was done at the touch of a button, and instantly contacting someone anywhere in the world was a click or two away.

While I certainly don’t pretend to know the ways in which our world and the lives of my students will change in the coming years, I do know that being able to adapt effectively in the face of change is a life skill that never becomes obsolete.

-R. Guest-Scott

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FEB
23

Harmony 3 Family Access

If you have not signed up for Harmony 3 Family Access, you will need to do so as soon as possible. The old way of going in to Harmony 2 to check your child's Harmony account will no longer be available after March 17th.

Harmony 3 Family Access is a great tool for parents! It allows you to set up one account for all of your students. You will be able to view Progress Reports, Attendance, Discipline, the Homework Agenda, your student's schedule, make online payments and sign up for push notifications.

Registration codes for each student were emailed home to parents earlier this year. Please contact the school if you need the code re-issued.

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JAN
15

Initiative

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, they make them.” -Author: George Bernard Shaw


Successful people have intrinsic motivation to make things happen instead of waiting for them to happen. If you always assume that the job will not get done unless you do it, you will go far in life. Work ethic is measured, largely, by a person’s ability to get started on a task that seems overwhelming.

Initiative (as defined by the Mr. Livingston) – If it needs done, do it TODAY.

-S. Livingston

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DEC
11

Active Listening

My eyes are on the teacher, my ears are open, I am not chatting with my neighbor, I am not doing anything distracting... yet I'm thinking about what is for lunch. We have all been this student!

Active listening is listening with your ears, eyes, and heart. The last part of this definition may surprise you, but it is something our students at EJHS are practicing daily. Since childhood we've heard the instruction, "eyes on me" or "ears open," but listening with your heart seems to put things into a better perspective. We constantly are only half-way listening and paying attention, often distracted by technology or other factors, so listening with your heart takes communication to a different level. Hearing what is being said and truly synthesizing the information is what active listening is all about. If given instructions, you could then repeat them back, or otherwise summarize what you were told. This is a great way to let another person know you truly hear them. Let us all keep in mind active listening the next time we're given the instruction to "listen up!"

-R. Perkins

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DEC
04

Courage

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving, I assigned the following bellwork to my classes:

Finish the statement.

Courage is…

I gave them an example of what I was thinking, just to get them started. I remembered a hallway conversation with a colleague from the day before. I could tell she wasn’t feeling well, but made the decision to be here anyway. She had created a review game for the kids that would be difficult for someone else to step in and manage.

a teacher that is really sick coming to school anyway, because she knows that on her worst day, she can help her kids more than any sub.

Initially, the hands were slow to go up. In my opinion, it takes courage just to speak out in front of your peers, especially about a topic that doesn’t have a clear cut answer. Then, after a kid or two threw out an idea, it didn’t take long for most of the class to get involved in the conversation.

Students suggested I add the following:

Courage is...

someone that continues to motivate others even when they are struggling themselves.

taking action when they see others doing something wrong.

going above and beyond what you’re asked or required to do.

putting others before yourself.

standing up for what you believe.

going into the frontier of battle, risking your life for your country, allowing the rest of us to have freedom.

standing up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

using your words to solve a problem and not violence.

willing to try.

willing to sacrifice what you have for someone else who needs it.

standing up for what is right, even if you are standing alone.

facing your fears.

standing up for minority groups.

being happy for you.

saying no sometimes.

talking about controversy freely.

loving yourself, with your flaws.


being unafraid to lose.

It was nice to take a quick break from the math curriculum and talk with my students about this life skill. I was impressed with how well the students expressed their thoughts about courage. They all bring something different to the table with their own life experiences, and this has inspired me to have more meaningful conversations like this in the future.

-B. Gallagher

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NOV
18

Harmony 3 Family Access

Announcing the new Harmony 3 Family Access for Parents and Students!

We are switching our current Harmony Parent/Student portal to the New Harmony 3 Family Access and all parents should have received an email with the link to log in, as well as instructions for the setup. Everyone needs to register with the new credentials, as we will eventually be turning off the current version of the program.

One of the advantages of the new Harmony 3 Family Access is that it allows parents and students to have separate accounts with their own user names and passwords to access information as well as set notifications. Because the accounts are separate, students will not be able to make changes to any of the settings made by parents.

In the new program you will be able add all your students into one login and to see the following:

Progress Reports

Attendance
Discipline
Homework Agenda
Online Payments
Push Notification

The new site link is:

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

The link is also posted on the corporation as well as each building website.

We hope you enjoy the features of the new site.

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