STEM Sundays at The Wonderlab Museum
STEM Sundays at The Wonderlab Museum
The 2017 participating restaurants/establishments include: Urban Air Adventure Park, Wonderlab, Laser Lite Laser Tag, Los Chachos Mexican Cuisine, Hinkle’s Hamburgers, Denny’s, The Chocolate Moose, Jumpin’ Joey’s, Burger King, PS…East Coast Subs, Chicago’s Pizza, Carson’s BBQ, Mother Bear’s Pizza, Heritage Trail, White Castle, McDonald’s, Texas Roadhouse, Swing-In Pizza, Jiffy Treet Ice Cream, and Papa John’s.
Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at www.majorsaver.com. The online sale can be credited back to a particular student and school. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer.
Major Saver is excited to roll out a new feature this year making online sales easier for friends and family! On our homepage, you are able to enter your student’s information to create a CUSTOM LINK for your child that can be shared via social media or email. This link will automatically credit the online sale to your student when friends and family use the link to make their purchase!
Major Saver cards can also be purchased, and credited to a student, through the Major Saver App. Once the free app is downloaded to an Android or iOS device, buyers can choose a Major Saver card through the “buy cards” tab on the app. Once the buyer completes the transaction the offers will be stored in the Major Saver App. Buyers can then redeem offers directly from the app and do not need a physical card.
Major Saver stresses safe selling and discourages door to door campaigning. The company encourages students to sell to family members, church patrons, neighbors, other adults the family may know; and to always make sure their parents are involved.
Please consider purchasing one or more Major Saver cards this year to help benefit the Richland-Bean Blossom Community Education Foundation and participating schools.
Thank you for your support!
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!
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!
Wondering how to get involved with STEM at EJHS? Email Ms. Cagle at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
“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.
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!"
Finish the statement.
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:
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.