RBBCSC Parent to Parent Newsletter

February 2018

2017-2018 School Calendar


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ATTN: Junior & Senior High Parents (EHS)

January, 2018

Dear Junior and Senior High (EHS) Parents,

All students in High School are required to be vaccinated for Meningitis (MCV4) and Hepatitis A (Hep A) and are recommended to be vaccinated against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and the new Meningitis B Vaccine.. See Below for note re: HEP A. The MenB shots are NEW vaccines (called Trumenba or Bexsero) approved in late 2014-early 2015. They cover meningococcal serogroup B, while the previous meningitis shots (called Menactra, Menveo or Menomune) cover serogroup A, C, W & Y. Those diseases are also very serious, so please be sure your last booster for those shots was at age 16 or later. You will not have protection against the MenB disease without these vaccinations.

We will be offering both the regular Meningitis vaccines as well as the new Meningitis B Vaccine (which is the more prevalent of the Meningitis infections. We will also be offering HEP A (this affects any student who previously did NOT get the HEP A 2 dose vaccine series and was previously allowed to "age-out" of the requirement (i.e. if they had not had it by a certain age, they were not required to have it previously. Effective in 2019, HEP A will be required for those students who previously did not get it because they did not get it by a certain age.

The Monroe County Public Health Clinic is working with EHS to give children these vaccinations at school on Thursday, February 22cd, 2017 from 9 am till finished so you won’t need to miss work.

If your child does not have insurance or has Medicaid, there is not a charge for the vaccine(s) if your child has insurance that covers vaccines at any level, Monroe County Public Health Clinic must bill the insurance company (there should be no difference in price, only in convenience). They are able to bill most major companies. These companies will be listed on the consent form that will be mailed out to all students in the 11th and 12th grades who have not previously obtained this (these) vaccines. Watch your mail for the consent letter, Health Questionnaire, and Insurance information form. If your child is covered with Medicaid or does not have insurance, please indicate that on the forms. If you do not want your child to have the required or recommended Vaccinations, please contact the School Corporation Nurse or the EHS Health office to fill out a religious exemption form (If not already done for those vaccines).


School Lunch Information

Elementary Schools: $1.10 Breakfast, $2.55 Lunch

Secondary Schools: $1.35 Breakfast, $2.70 Lunch

If you get free or reduced lunch, you get free or reduced breakfast too!

Reduced Meals: $.30 Breakfast, $.40 Lunch

It's not too late: Please complete a financial assistance form on Harmony during your registration process. Also, don’t forget to “Set it and Forget It” on www.myschoolbucks.com to refill your student’s lunch account. Our district is an online payment district, however, if it is necessary to pay by check, please do so prior to school starting at the Nutrition Services Director’s office located at the RBBCSC Service Center. 812-876-7100

Our breakfast trays consists of either 2 Whole Grain Components or 1 Whole Grain and 1 Protein Component, a Fruit (sometimes a Vegetable) and a Milk. All reimbursable trays must include the fruit/vegetable component.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

RBBCSC Kindergarten Registration

Saturday, April 7th, 9am-12pm

7700 West Reeves Road

Ellettsville, IN

If you have or know of any children who will be ready for Kindergarten in the fall of 2018, please plan to attend this registration event.

Although doors open at 9:00 a.m., parents may bring their child at anytime during the 9:00 - 12:00 window.

The process takes about 20 minutes plus any wait time.

Parents need to bring their incoming K student, copy of student's birth certificate & vaccinations, and proof of residency (utility bill, bank statement, lease, etc.).

Parents will fill out necessary paperwork and online forms while the student is quickly assessed by teachers (basic color, letter, and number identification).

It is usually quick and enjoyable! Please share with your friends and neighbors!

Please park in the BACK off of Sycamore, and enter the back door to the cafeteria.

The front doors will be locked.

If your child is not available during this time, appointments can be made for dates after this event, during the school day hours. Please call 812-876-9600 to schedule.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Edgewood Early Childhood Center (EECC) Preschool - PreK

EPS STEAM Coach Takes Kindergarten Students to Antarctica

Story & photos by Rebecca Tabor

A kindergarten class from Edgewood Primary school took a trip to Antarctica today, thanks to the newly purchased Virtual Reality headsets kit by K-2 STEAM coach Amanda Henry. Mrs. Henry sought out a grant to purchase the Google Expeditions bundle for the school as a part of their ever-growing STEAM program. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, and has been a growing program throughout the RBB district.

As soon as she saw the virtual reality kit, Amanda Henry knew how beneficial that would be for the school’s STEAM program, so she sought out a way to make it happen. She wrote a grant proposal to the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant program outlining her request to purchase a Google Expeditions bundle from Best Buy Education for the school, making sure to share how the equipment will bring new experiences and places to the students that they may otherwise never have the experience to explore themselves. Henry wrote the grant proposal for $4,000, the minimum needed to purchase the smallest bundle, and it was accepted for the entire amount. This made it possible for her to purchase the entire kit, including ten student devices, ten goggles, a router, the teacher’s device, chargers, and a secure traveling case. All of which are supported and distributed by Best Buy Education.

These aren’t your average virtual reality headsets either. These headsets allow for the teacher to take their students on a guided tour. By using the iPad that came with the kit, the teacher is able to control not only where the child goes, but where they are looking. While using the program, the teacher uses arrows displayed on the child’s screen to point the child towards specific places and objects. With this, the teacher is able to know she has them focused on what she is teaching them about. The iPad then also shows the teacher where their students are looking by showing little smiling faces on the screen. This advancement lets the child have the opportunity to look around, but also keeps them focused on their particular activity.

Mrs. Alissa Drewes’ kindergarten class was the first to get to try out the new headsets on Tuesday. The class was overjoyed with excitement as they were told to put their coats on because they would be going on a trip. Little did they know that they were going to get to go all the way to Antarctica! The class has been learning about Antarctica, which made the perfect opportunity to bring in Mrs. Henry and her new VR setup to take them on a tour. With this technology in the classroom the students are able to see things and places from all over the world first hand. When asked in what other ways this set will benefit the students, Mrs. Henry said “The equipment will be used to explore content as an extension of classroom lessons, an engaging tool to help students generate their own questions to drive learning, and a way to explore hard to reach content such as body systems or outer space. Google Expeditions has a library full of experiences ready to explore that can be applicable to kindergarteners to high schoolers.”

Edgewood Intermediate School (EIS) 3-5

Stinesville Elementary School (SES) K-5

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Important Dates Link

Friday, February 23: Grades K-2 students visit EPS; 10:25 - 1:10

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Edgewood Junior High School (EJHS) 6-8

EJHS Website Link


Important info: EHS & EJHS Winter Athletic Pocket Schedules are now available.

Pick them up in your school office.

Important Dates Link

PTO Events:


If you are a Kroger shopper, you can now benefit EJHS simply by doing what you do every week, grocery shopping! Follow these directions to get the EJHS PTO linked to your Kroger Plus Card. Then, every time you use your Plus Card, Kroger makes us a donation. Anyone is welcome to participate in this program. They do not need to have a student in the district or even live in the area! They just need to shop at Kroger and link their Plus Card.

Step 1: Go to krogercommunityrewards.com.

Step 2: Click ‘create an account,’ or if you already have an account, sign in and skip to step 5.

Step 3: Enter account information, and click ‘create an account.’

Step 4: Add your Kroger card and click ‘save.’

Step 5: Click ‘enroll’ under the community rewards header.

Step 6: Type “EDGEWOOD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PTO” or our number 11557, and hit ‘search.’

Step 7: Select EDGEWOOD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PTO and click ‘enroll.’

Step 8: Optional: Register your phone # as your alternate ID so you can use it at the register.

Step 9: Use your card or phone number when shopping at Kroger to fundraise for EJHS

Please continue to view Daily Announcements (LINK) that are sent from the school to keep up with important information.

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Edgewood High School (EHS) 9-12

EHS Website Link

EHS Counseling Office Link

Important info: EHS & EJHS Winter Athletic Pocket Schedules are now available.

Pick them up in your school office.

Important Dates Link

Please continue to view Daily Announcements (LINK) that are sent from the school to keep up with important information.

Graduation 2018 Link

Scholarship Information: Students in grades 9th -12th

Edgewood Junior Competes in State Finals

Story by Rebecca Tabor

A Junior from Edgewood High School, Noah Gardner, was the lone wrestler from the Varsity wrestling team to make it to the IHSAA State Finals competition this past Friday night at Lucas Oil stadium in Indianapolis. Noah Gardner went 31-5 taking fourth place at Semi-state to secure his spot and represent Edgewood in the state finals. Noah said he “when I knew I was going to state it was crazy; when I pinned my kid in the ticket round at semi state I went nuts after the match, I went and jumped into my coaches arms and then I ran to my mom and gave her a big hug”.

Gardner has been wrestling since the age of 6, starting out in Edgewood’s Youth Wrestling Club with Coach Matt Sweeney, and has proven to be a strong and fast competitor despite his small stature. Gardner wrestles in the smallest weight class at the 106 pound limit, but is still at the biggest size he’s been yet in his wrestling career, adding more power to his skill set.

During the first round match-up Gardner was put up against Cathedral’s Logan Bailey. Unfortunately, Gardner lost 7-3 to Bailey - who ended up placing 3rd. Noah was elated about his experience representing Edgewood at state, saying “I went to state last year with my friend Zane as his warm up partner, but when I got there on Friday and knew that I was wrestling it really meant a lot to me, and just looking up and see my name on the big Jumbotron was crazy. And it hit me when I was just there sitting on the mat that I was top 16 in the state in my weight class, and I lost Friday night to the kid that got third by 4 points and I know I could’ve placed. But I just know what it takes to get back there next year, and I’m going to make it happen, but this time I’m actually gonna wrestle for state championship on Saturday instead of just wrestling on Friday night.”

Regardless of the loss, Noah’s parents are still extremely proud of course. Noah’s mother, who is a teacher at the Edgewood Early Childhood Center, said “We are extremely proud of Noah for accomplishing his goal of making it to State this year and look forward to his senior year when we hope to watch him battle it out under the lights in the finals match!”

Edgewood Varsity Swimming and Diving Compete at Sectionals

Story by Rebecca Tabor

The Edgewood Varsity swimming and diving teams competed at Sectionals in Columbus this month, with several swimmers and divers competing at their personal best, and a few advancing on to Regionals on Tuesday, February 20th at 6pm at North High School.

The girls swim and drive teams competed on February 1st and 3rd and did very well, several coming in with a personal best time. Freshman Sarah Foster placed in the top 16 in the 200 IM and the 100 Butterfly. Junior Courtney Waskow also placed in the top 16 in the 200 and 500 Freestyle. While both of the 200 Medley and 400 Freestyle Relays placed in the top 16 as well. Senior Destanee Evans also had a good meet placing in the top 16 for diving.

The boys swim and dive teams competed on February 15th and 17th with all boys doing a great job, many also performing at a new personal best. Junior Kris Webb placed in the top 16 in the 200 Freestyle, while Sophomore Grant Eder placed in the top 16 in the 500 Freestyle. Nick Graef, who is also a Sophomore, placed in the top 16 in both the 200 IM and the 100 Backstroke. The teams for the the 200 Medley Relay also placed in the top 16, while the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays placed in the top 8.

Junior divers, Jacob Schunk and Wyatt Blake placed 1st and 2nd (respectively) and will be advancing on to the Regionals this Tuesday night at Bloomington High School North, where if they continue to do well and place in the top 8 again, they will then get to advance on to the State Finals this weekend in Indianapolis.

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Monroe County Public Library PROGRAMS

Looking for something FUN and EDUCATIONAL to do with the kids?

Click here to view MCPL's 2017 Fall Program Guide.

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Ivy Tech Offers Classes for Youth

Click HERE to see all of the classes offered for youth and adults in the

Center for Lifelong Learning.

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