“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!
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.
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.
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!
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.