Welcome to Stinesville Elementary School

Principal's Message

mr hopkinsWelcome to Stinesville Elementary School. I am overjoyed at the opportunity to become the newest member of the Stinesville family.  I am a native Hoosier, growing up in Shelbyville, Indiana.  I graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2002 with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.  While beginning my teaching career in my hometown, I joined a small group of dedicated educators and completed my Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Ball State University.  In the fall of 2009, I relocated to Monroe County with my wife, Jyll, and two children, Luke and Layla, where I assumed the position of Assistant Principal at Edgewood Intermediate School within RBBCSC.  In the fall of 2014, I moved to Stinesville Elementary where I became Principal. Read More ...

Latest Blog Entries

Basketball Jim Jones Visits SES
Jim Basketball Jones

Students and staff recently attended a convocation from Jim “Basketball” Jones entitled, “Three Pointers for Life.”  While Jim put on a great show with some amazing basketball skills, there was a deeper message he was able to deliver.  Jim worked alongside the students and staff to explore the values of making good choices, respecting others, being responsible, and being safe.  Students were encouraged to “own their effort.”  This means they can have pride in their school and themselves, encourage others, and think before they act.   Students and staff walked away with the ABCs of his presentation: Apply Kindness, Be Yourself, and Challenge Yourself.  The students and staff had a great time singing, dancing, participating in some amazing basketball tricks, and most importantly, learning some great lifeskills along the way.
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January Blog from Mrs. Watkin's Class
Mrs. Watkin's third grade students at Stinesville have been researching penguins.  They reserched Emperor, Rockhopper, and Yellow-eyed penguins just to name a few.  The students learned several vocabulary words that go along with penguins:  cuddle, frozen, preen, Antarctica, and flippers.  We watched some neat video clips on penguins.  The students then constructed their own shutter books to hold all their penguin information.  
A special shout-out to Nicholas Latimer, Haylie Shoemaker, and Kenzie Jacobs for doing an awesome job on their shutterbooks!
Submitted by Mrs. Watkin - grade 3
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Our mission is to work in cooperation with the community and families to provide students with an education that promotes responsible citizenship and encourages problem solving and creativity.