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MAY
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Kindergarten Graduation

Kindergarten Graduation
Stinesville Elementary kindergarten students participated in their annual graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  Mrs. Butler's students made a lot of growth this year in academic and social/emotional areas.  The ceremony was full of joy, laughter, a few tears, and anticipation as the students prepare to transition to first grade. 
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Larry "The Animal Guy"

Larry "The Animal Guy"
“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!
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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Coin Drive

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Coin Drive
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.  
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FEB
24

SES Math Bowl Competes

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.  
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FEB
24

Stinesville Quarry Choir Recognized

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!  


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FEB
21

New Sign Installed

New Sign Installed
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.  


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FEB
15

Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Be sure to order your copy of the Stinesville Elementary 2016-2017 yearbook and have a wonderful keepsake of our school year memories.  Complete and return the order form sent home with your child (additional forms are available in the office) or take advantage of the opportunity to order online with school code 8873317.  The deadline to order yearbooks is March 3rd.
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FEB
14

Valentine Grams to Benefit Riley Children's Hospital

Valentine Grams to Benefit Riley Children's Hospital
Stinesville Elementary students and staff participated in the second annual Valentine Grams project to benefit Riley Children’s Hospital.  Students, family, and staff purchased suckers and cans of Crush over the past week raising $279.75.  During lunch periods on Valentine’s Day, the SES Student Ambassadors delivered these treats along with original cards and songs to students and staff.  Thank you to everyone who participated to bring a smile and a little joy to our school today.  More importantly, thank you for supporting Riley Children’s Hospital.  
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JAN
27

100 Days of School!

100 Days of School!
Monday was the 100th day of school, and the Stinesville Kindergarten class had fun celebrating this special day!  The students participated in numerous 100 day activities and many students (and teachers) even dressed up like 100 year olds.  There were plenty of canes, reading glasses, and gray hair all around!  The class read several 100 day books, experimented to see how many activities they could do in 100 seconds, and even had some yummy 100 day cupcakes!  It’s amazing to think that we’ve been in school 100 days already.  The students have learned and grown so much.  We can’t wait to see what the next 80 days have in store for us!


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JAN
24

VEX IQ Robotics Competition

VEX IQ Robotics Competition
On Saturday, January 21, 2017, students from Edgewood Primary School, Edgewood Intermediate School, and Stinesville Elementary School competed in the first annual Richland-Bean Blossom VEX IQ Robotics Competition at Stinesville Elementary.  In addition to these three schools, there were seven other schools that participated in the event from surrounding counties.  Students worked in teams during the first semester of the school year to build a robot that was able to move balls from one area of a field to another in a one minute time frame.  In partnerships, students worked collaboratively with a pair from another school to accumulate points toward a teamwork challenge.  The competition focused on communication, teamwork, and problem solving.  


All three schools were able to participate in this venture thanks to a grant from the TechPoint Foundation for Youth, and all three elementaries look forward to continue growing the program in future years. For more information, you can search “VEX IQ” online.  
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JAN
19

Phases of the Moon with Oreos!

Phases of the Moon with Oreos!
Students in Mrs. Chestnut's 4th grade class recently completed their earth science unit on the phases of the moon.  The culminating activity allowed students to create the phases of the moon using oreo cookies.  What a fun and exciting way to learn!
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JAN
13

Robotics Competition and No School

Due to potential icy weather, the VEX Robotics Competition scheduled for tomorrow is being canceled.  The event will be rescheduled for next Saturday, January 21st.

Also, there is NO SCHOOL on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  School will resume on Tuesday, January 17th.

Have a safe and warm weekend!
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NOV
15

Food Drive was a Success!

Food Drive was a Success!
The Hoosier Hills Food Drive was a HUGE SUCCESS!  Students and staff exceeded our goal of 2,000 pounds by bringing in over 2,400 pounds of food!  Congratulations to our SES Family for passing our goal.  Also, congratulations to Mrs. Butler's Kindergarten class, the K-2 classroom winner, for bringing in 418.75 pounds of food, and Miss Ennis' 5th grade class, the 3-5 winner, for bringing in 505.25 pounds of food.  More importantly, thank you for helping families in need in Monroe County.
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NOV
11

Make and Take

Make and Take
Stinesville families enjoyed the annual make and take event on Thursday, November 10th.  The evening began with a pizza meal sponsored by the PTO.  Following dinner, students proceeded to their classrooms where they created a craft relating to a book read by their teacher.  Thank you to all the teachers and families who joined us for this exciting event!
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OCT
31

Hoosier Hills Food Drive

The ambassadors of Stinesville Elementary are hosting a food drive from October 31st-November 11th. Please see their message below.

As ambassadors of Stinesville Elementary School, one of our main priorities is to give back to our community. Through the weeks of Monday, October 31st - Friday, November 11th, our school is participating in a Food Drive for Hoosier Hills Food Bank. Hoosier Hills Food Bank collects, stores, and distributes food to non-profit agencies feeding the low-income, ill, and children in south-central Indiana. As a school, we are going to collect over 2,000 lbs of non-perishable food items for the food bank. Each class will collect food items for two weeks, those items will be weighed in every morning and added to the classroom goal! The class with the MOST weight-in-food will win a PIZZA PARTY, sponsored by the Stinesville Ambassadors with help from the Stinesville PTO. ALSO, when our school reaches 2,000 lbs. Mr. Hopkins will dress-up like a baby for a whole school day! Remember to bring in non-perishable items to help your class WIN the class PIZZA PARTY!
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OCT
28

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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OCT
24

Sock-tober

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEzTCwh4wXk
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OCT
19

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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SEP
02

Color Run 2016

Color Run 2016
The annual Edgewood Color Run was held on Friday, August 26th at the Edgewood Cross Country Course in Ellettsville.  Our SES Quarry Lads & Lassies from grades 3-5 tore up the course with their quick feet, laughter, and a little sweat along the way.  As our students ran through the woods and across the fields, parent volunteers were around each corner, ready to throw some color powder on our runners to brighten up their day.  Following the run, RBB Food Services provided some healthy snacks and water to help our athletes reenergize for the remainder of the school day.  Thank you to our volunteers and parents for their support in this fundraising venture.  It was a wonderful activity that created memories that we will hold onto for years to come.
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AUG
30

There's an App for That!

There's an App for That!
Want to stay up to date on all the wonderful things happening at SES?  Well, there’s an app for that!  Visit the app store on your device and search for “Stinesville Elementary School.”  There, you will find a free app with a wide variety of resources including, but not limited to, the lunch menu, school calendar, staff contacts, student handbook, Twitter feed, Monday Minutes, newsletters, Harmony, and so much more!  We are adding new areas to our app as the school year progresses, so stay up to date on what is happening with the Stinesville Elementary App!
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