NOV
10

Stinesville Celebrates Veterans Day

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Stinesville students and staff recently honored the men and women who have served our country during our annual Veterans Day Program.  The Quarry Choir performed followed by a bell choir, presentation by the SES Student Ambassadors, and a touching tribute video to our heroes.  Thank you to the men and women, past, present, and future, that make the sacrifices to make our country so wonderful.DSC 1376
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NOV
08

"Socktober" a Success

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During the month of October, the Stinesville Student Ambassadors encouraged students and staff to bring in socks for the needy - we called it "Socktober."  A total of 810 pairs of socks were collected throughout the month.  The socks that were collected were donated to local shelters in Monroe County to help keep feet warm and dry as we enter into colder weather.  
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NOV
07

Hour of Code Computer Science Event: Dec. 4-8

Attention community members! Do you work in IT? Do you have a background in Computer Science? Perhaps coding is a personal hobby? Whatever your TECH. experience - we need you! All R-BB schools will be participating in the Hour of Code international Computer Science Education event December 4-8, and you are invited to join us as a community resources for the event!  You can join for a day, or just an hour, but come LEARN TO CODE with us!  If you're interested, please email Jaime Miller at jmiller@rbbschools.net and don't forget to fill out our Volunteer Form here first.


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OCT
30

Veterans Day Program

All Veterans and their guests are invited to attend a special program and complimentary breakfast on Friday, November 10. The program will begin at 8:45 AM around the Main Flag Pole between EPS/EIS and breakfast will follow at 9:00 AM in the EPS Cafeteria. We salute and honor all of our Veterans for their service to our country!
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OCT
27

Small Card, BIG Results!

The Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Foundation is offering Major Saver cards for sale through the elementary schools and Edgewood Junior High.  Students will receive the sales packets on Wednesday, November 1st and continue selling the $15 discount cards until Wednesday, November 15th.    Proceeds from the sale of Major Saver cards directly support the participating schools and the Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Foundation.

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! 
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OCT
20

Edgewood Intermediate Book Fair

Our school Book Fair begins October 23rd thru October 27th.  If you get a chance stop by the school library and check out all the books.  The book fair will be open each day until 4:00pm and
6-8 Friday evening.  
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OCT
20

Lions Club Donates Dictionaries

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The Stinesville Lions Club recently made their annual donation of dictionaries to the 3rd-grade students at Stinesville Elementary School.  The Lions Club has a long-standing relationship with the school and community to provide support and resources. 
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OCT
04

Walk to School Day

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Stinesville Elementary students and staff participated in National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 4th.  The community of learners was dropped off at the Nazarene Church and walked down the hill to the school.  Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record-breaking participation – each October.
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SEP
19

SES Raises Money for Hurricane Relief Efforts

SES Raises Money for Hurricane Relief Efforts
When the hurricanes hit the South, our SES Student Ambassadors wanted to do something to help.  Students and staff spent the week of September 11th participating in theme days to raise money for the American Red Cross to help support the relief efforts of the recent hurricanes.  Students and staff brought in pennies on Monday, nickels on Tuesday... and dollars on Friday while dressing up in fun attire like Crazy Sock Day, Crazy Hair Day, SES Day, etc.  When the final penny was placed in the bucket, Stinesville Elementary collected $1,051.54.  We are proud of our community and their ability to come together to help those in need. 
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SEP
18

STEAM and 4H - How do they fit together?

Did you know our local 4H clubs are run by Purdue Extension Educators? 4‑H science programs are available through local Monroe County clubs, and now through our schools at R-BB as we are now partnering with our Purdue Extension Educators in all grades K-5!  Your child can join for after-school fun AND maintain a year-long 4H membership to explore other program opportunities throughout the year!  

Focus areas for 4‑H science programs include robotics, rocketry, environmental science, agri-science, biotechnology and veterinary science with students of all school ages! Special events like National Youth Science Day are special ways 4H is highlighting all science industries with our students!  Do you love science and fun science activities? 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is the world’s largest youth-led science experiment and this year all R-BB fifth graders will be participating in the this year's project, titled Incredible Wearables This challenge engages students and challenges them to build a wearable fitness tracker of their own. This year's 4‑H NYSD event will take place on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

Contact your school's STEAM Coach for more information about the ways 4H is getting involved with science education throughout R-BB!
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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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SEP
08

EHS National Honor Society Sponsors Annual Food Drive

Thanks for your contributions during homecoming week.  This food drive ended 09/15/2017.
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SEP
01

Order Your SES Spirit Wear Today!

Order Your SES Spirit Wear Today!
Looking for that new shirt, hoodie, or window sticker to show off your Quarry Pride?  Look no further than your school!  The SES PTO is taking orders for 2017-2018 SES Spirit Wear.  The PTO has a variety of options at different price points.  Orders are due by Wednesday, September 6th.  Additional order forms are available in the main office.  Show off your Quarry Pride with SES Spirit Wear!
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SEP
01

Making Solar Memories

Making Solar Memories
On August 21st, SES students and staff had the opportunity to go outside to experience 93% of the full solar eclipse.  The peak time of the eclipse occurred at 2:24pm.  RBBCSC provided all students and staff with protective glasses, compliant with safety standards, in order to maximize this rare educational opportunity in a safe manner.  

In the days leading up to the viewing, classes engaged in a variety of research, technology integration, and hands-on activities to build a strong foundation about solar eclipses.  

Thank you to our central office administration for purchasing the protective glasses which allowed us to experience this event. This was definitely a memory that our students and staff will remember for years to come.   
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AUG
28

Did you know October 6 is Day of Design?

October 6 is the Day of Design - Day of Design is the first national movement created to teach kids how to use Design Thinking to solve STEM-oriented problems that face the new wave of 21st Century manufacturers. STEMconnector’s Day of DesignTM team is assembling industry and education leaders from around the country to create “challenges” that will inspire teachers and their students to apply teamwork and Design Thinking to create compelling and unique solutions. Teams will then create videos of their approach and their solution, which will earn them great prizes and become contributors to the greatest online repository of “Design Thinking-inspired” solutions in the world!  This is a great way for teachers to incorporate PBL into their classrooms!  

STEMconnector®, a national consortium of companies, associations, government entities, and academic institutions focused on advancing STEM education, today announced a partnership with digital credential pioneer, Credly, that will bring digital badges to K-12 and collegiate students who complete challenges for the Day of Design.

Check out ideas and details at: http://dayofdesign.com/  Registration is now open for student teams!
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AUG
22

Bloomington's Makevention This Saturday!

Looking for something fun to explore with your family this Saturday? Whether you're ready to embrace your inner DIYer or just want an outlet for all of your child's creative energy, the Makevention is a place to explore, do, build, tinker and imagine! Come check it out and connect with local makers, designers, builders, engineers, craftsmen, programmers, tinkerers, and much more!

Watch the promotion video by clicking here and join the movement on Saturday at the Bloomington Convention Center!
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AUG
10

August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

In order to accommodate the solar eclipse viewing on August 21st,  we will dismiss our students 15 minutes later.  This will put our dismissal at 3:30pm.  More information about the eclipse and what EIS students will be doing will be sent home in teacher's newsletters and emails.
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AUG
09

Why Project-Based Learning? Why Growth Mindset? Building Our Culture

Have you wondered what Project-Based Learning really means and why (if) it's so important to your children? What about growth mindset? How does having a growth mindset really differ from a fixed mindset? Does your mindset really impact your performance? These are questions many teachers wonder right along with parents...afterall, a lot fo teachers ARE parents.

As a parent, you want your child to be prepared for their future but don't always know what that future will even look like, and that's where STEAM-based skills, Project-Based Learning, and a Growth Mindset all come into critical importance! We can't prepare our students for jobs that perhaps haven't even been yet defined. What we CAN prepare them with is a desire to solve problems, the need to navigate challenges, ways to communicate and interact successfully with peers, and the understanding that we can ALL learn and grow through problems.

Read this blog post about the connected nature of Project-Based Learning (PBL) and building a culture of growth mindset, where students feel equipped and empowered to make decisions regarding their own learning - a culture in which students are given opportunities to pursue knowledge and explore problems they can become passionate about! This is the learning we want taking place daily throughout R-BB schools!

http://www.bie.org/blog/3_laws_of_mindset_growth_building_the_culture_in_project_based_teaching
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AUG
08

Top Ten TED Talks for Ed Tech!

Curious what all the hype is about education-related technology?
Ever watched an inspirational TED Talk?
Check out the Top Ten TED Talks for Ed Tech to learn why technology is going to be central to our students' success for the future! 
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JUL
20

Kindergarten Meet and Greet- August 1st

We are very excited to welcome all of our new kindergarten students to Stinesville Elementary School!  In preparation for the new school year, we will be holding a kindergarten meet and greet on Tuesday, August 1st from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  Please stop by the school during this time to drop off school supplies, meet Mrs. Butler, and see the room.  If you ordered a supply kit, it will already be in the classroom for you.

We look forward to seeing you on August 1st as we meet new friends and get ready for a great year!
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