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STEAM FEST at EIS and EPS on May 7th!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! R-BB's Elementary STEAM FEST will be on Monday, May 7th and you won't want to miss all the innovation STEAM projects and learning happening in our classrooms!! Students will be showcasing their work in many ways from inquiry projects and  project-based learning units to individual passion projects! Come build a Rube Goldberg full of suand Virtual Reality! from 6:00-7:30 but come early for the FOOD TRUCKS starting at 5:00! 

Interested in helping out the night of the even, or getting more involved in these projects next year? We'd love to have you! Email Jaime Miller at jmiller@rbbschools.net 
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RBBCSC 2017-2018 Registration

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
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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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! 


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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STEAM-Related Summer 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!

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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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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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Wesley Settle, EHS Student

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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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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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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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Sock-tober Was a Success- Thank You!

Sock-tober Was a Success- Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who helped make Sock-tober a success.  We collected 432 pairs of socks for families in our community in need this Winter!  
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EHS Swimming Pool Hours

The evening swimming pool hours are changing due to the High School and Junior High Swim Team schedules. These changes begin today and end March 10, 2017. The hours will be from 6:30PM - 8:00PM.
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SES is kicking off our second annual Sock-tober.  Over the next week, our goal is to collect 300 pairs of socks.  Socks collected will be shared with members of our community to help keep their feet warm as we transition into the Winter season.  Families are invited to send in socks October 24th-28th.  For more information view the video below.

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Walk To School Day

Stinesville Students Celebrate Walk to School Day

Students and staff of Stinesville Elementary helped promote healthy habits by participating in National Walk to School Day on October 5th. The event was a great way to energize students and teachers and get them ready for the day. Please check out the video below!

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No School - Thursday, September 22nd

Thursday, September 22 is Parent/Teacher conference day. There will be NO school for students on Thursday. School will resume as usual on Friday. If you have not yet scheduled an appointment with your child's teacher, we urge you to do so.
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Great News, School Mobile Apps Are Available!

School Apps are in! Apps show social media feeds, LMS and Harmony Access, contact information, school lunch menus, ECA calendars, and much more.

Each building has it's own mobile device- available for FREE on iTunes and Google Play. Look up your school name, download, and go! Or use one of the links below:

Edgewood Primary School



Edgewood Intermediate School



Stinesville Elementary School



Edgewood Junior High School



Edgewood High School


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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!

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Welcome Back for Another Great Year at RBB!

The first day for teachers and staff is Wednesday, August 3rd and the first student day is Thursday, August 4th.  We look forward to the start of the 2016-2017 school year.
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Chromebook Rollout and Registration Information for Returning EJHS and EHS Students

Below are important dates concerning registration and Chromebook rollout for returning EJHS and EHS students.

Important Dates

  • July 20- online registration for returning students begins for EJHS and EHS
  • July 25- new student registration begins at EJHS and EHS
  • July 26- cutoff date for new students to receive Chromebook at Rollout
    • Students registering after this date will receive their Chromebook the first few days of school
  • July 28- Chromebook Rollout at EHS for all secondary students who have completed registration

Chromebook Rollout Information
  • July 28 from 2-8 P.M.
  • Parents/students should come early to avoid long lines!
  • Parents MUST be there if not registered
  • Students can pick up if parents have fully registered
    • 1st stop- Registration Check
      • If not registered - computers will be available to register returning students
    • 2nd stop- Pick up CB in gym
      • Students will sign in one time
    • 3rd stop- Training video in auditorium

Other important technology-related documents for your review:

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RBB Schools partners with the Monroe County Energy Challenge to promote energy efficiency!

RBB Schools partners with the Monroe County Energy Challenge to promote energy efficiency!
Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is dedicated to becoming a catalyst for positive change in the community and is increasing our commitment by joining the Challenge as a Workplace Partner.

The Monroe County Energy Challenge (MCEC) is a broad coalition of community organizations collaborating to reduce energy use in Monroe County. MCEC was created in response to the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a nationwide, two-year energy savings competition. Monroe County is one of 50 communities competing to reduce electricity and natural gas use by using innovative, broad-reaching methods. The winning community will receive $5 million in prize money to further promote energy efficiency projects in the community!

We support this goal and recognize that everyone can benefit from increased energy efficiency and lower monthly bills! We will be supporting MCEC by sharing monthly tasks that can help reduce energy bills by up to $500/year and offering easy energy saving tips!

Can’t wait to learn more? Go tohttp://mocoenergychallenge.org/ and sign up for direct emails, or check out their facebook page: MoCo Energy Challenge.
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