FEB
15

School closed for unused snow make-up days

There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 16 and Monday, February 19, due to unused snow make-up days. The 2 snow days we have had so far this year will be made up on May 11 and May 14.
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JAN
25

Choir Performs at IU Basketball

Choir Performs at IU Basketball
The Stinesville Quarry Choir had the distinct honor to sing the National Anthem at the IU/Purdue Women’s Basketball game on January 6.  They were met by thunderous applause and wowed the audience as their angelic voices rang through the Simon Skojdt Assembly Hall.  The Quarry Choir has had tremendous success over the past few years with many invitations to perform at festivals, basketball games, concerts, pageants and were they named 2017 Leading Light recipients by the Franklin Initiative through the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.  Future performances will include performing at the 2018 Educators of the Year Ceremony and the annual Spring concert at the Tivoli Theater on May 15.
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JAN
23

SES Robotics Wins VexIQ Challenge

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On January 20th, SES hosted the Second Annual RBBCSC VexIQ Robotics Invitational.  This year, thirteen teams competed in the Teamwork Challenge, using their robots to move rings to various targets around the field of play.  Stinesville Elementary won the Teamwork Challenge for the second year in a row alongside Indian Creek Elementary.  For additional information about our robotics programming, visit vexrobotics.com or techpointyouth.org
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JAN
12

Transition Meeting and Chili Supper

On Thursday, January 12th, Stinesville Elementary will host a free chili supper, followed by a chance for parents to meet with teachers from SES, EPS, and EIS.  Please click on the link below for more information regarding this upcoming event.

Transition Meeting Parent Letter
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DEC
08

Hour of Code

Hour of Code
Students all across Stinesville Elementary participated in Hour of Code the week of December 4-8th.  Hour of Code is a global event with over 200,000 educators participating.  This started as a one-hour introduction to computer science with the intent to debunk the mystery of computer programming or "coding."  Students participated in various activities during the week to experience the math, science, and engineering behind coding.  For more information, visit hourofcode.com.  
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DEC
08

Sights and Sounds of Christmas

Sights and Sounds of Christmas
Stinesville students in grades K-2 performed in the annual Christmas Program on December 7th.  A capacity crowd was in attendance as our little reindeer, elves, and Santas danced and sang their way into the holiday season under the guidance of Mrs. Bruns, our Music Teacher.  Following the program, families were invited to take an Art Walk through the halls where various works of art were on display, created by the students.  Ms. Campbell did a wonderful job developing their artistic abilities.
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NOV
30

Santa's Workshop

All EPS families are invited to attend Santa's Workshop on Friday, December 1, from 5:30-8:00 PM. This is a fun Holiday event hosted by the EPS PTO. The goal of this event is to provide an affordable evening out for our families and to raise funds to help support efforts to put necessities and gifts under the tree for families in need in our community. Come join the fun for a good cause!
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NOV
21

Spell Bowl Team Wins Division

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Our Stinesville Spell Bowl Team competed in the state competition on November 16th.  Congratulations to our 4th and 5th-grade students who competed and won their division for the third year in a row!  Students were responsible for learning 750 words over the last two months under the guidance of Mrs. Chestnut and Mrs. Watin.  Not only did the students win their division, but they also represented our school and community well. 
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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
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
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.
Clash of Cans food drive Poster
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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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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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