Our activities and clubs give students the opportunity explore something they are passionate about, build friendships with other students and stay connected to school.
- Art Club
- Chess Club
- Destination Imagination
- Junior Joggers
- Junior Librarians
- Math Club
- Robotics Club
- Safety Patrol
- Science Club
- Student Council
Art Club is an opportunity for elementary students to further their education in Fine Art. The club is divided into sections so that all students who want to participate can participate and class sizes stay small.
The club meets on Thursdays from 3:15 to 4 p.m.
To join, students and their parents fill out and sign an application. Then students are assigned to either the fall, winter or spring section. Students must attend to stay active in Art Club, and students must show appropriate behavior in all of their classes to participate.
Advisor: Jeff Gugliotto
All kids who join get a Chess Kids account so that they may participate in tournaments as well as daily puzzles and lessons to sharpen up those chess skills.
There are two different groups: Beginners and Advanced, who will meet every other week. Students must choose one; you can switch up to Advanced or down to Beginners once after you’ve made your original selection if you find it’s not a good fit.
Advisor: Amanda Gustafson
Destination Imagination is for third- through fifth-graders in QUEST or Hi-Cap who want a challenge to their creativity, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Student teams meet after school on Fridays throughout the second trimester. Participation is limited by the number of parent volunteers.
Tuesdays and Thursdays during Lunch Recess, students in grades 1-5 are given the opportunity to participate in our Junior Jogger program. To participate, students are given a scan card from their classroom teacher, and then run or walk laps around our “Junior Jogger Track.” After each lap, students' cards are scanned and their laps and mileage updated by our online program.
Not only are the students rewarded with a healthier mind and body, this year they will receive toe tags after completing a full card (they will get a necklace after their first card to hold them). Each lap is approximately 1/6 of a mile, and a full card is 30 laps or 5 miles. (Last year we had a student that ran over 60 miles during Junior Joggers!) After completing 4 cards (120 laps) joggers are given a coupon for a free Smoothie from Jamba Juice. After completing 5 cards (150 laps) they are given a Junior Jogger water bottle. After 6 cards (180 laps) students are rewarded with a Junior Jogger t-shirt and the honor of making it onto the Wall of Fame. Students who make it to the Wall of Fame get their picture taken in their new shirt, and this picture is then hung in the hallway on our Junior Jogger Bulletin Board.
If you are available to come scan cards (or just run with the kids) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30-12:30, we would love to have your help. As always, please be sure to have your volunteer paperwork turned in at the office and to check in there first, before heading out to help.
Advisor: Tawnya Ostrer
Who are Junior Librarians? They are 4th and 5th graders who love books, love helping, and don’t mind cleaning, organizing, or giving up one afternoon recess every few weeks.
If you want to be a Jr. Librarian you need to fill out an application, take it home for a parent or guardian to sign, then return it to Miss Ostrer in the library by the deadline (October 14, 2019 for this school year). If you are chosen as a Junior Librarian for the school year you will attend a short training, then you’ll sign up for the dates that you want to work for the month. Tasks you might be given include getting books to and from classrooms, organizing bookshelves or putting books on display, helping with bulletin boards, running errands, and much more. Junior Librarians aren’t paid, but they get to see and check out new books before other students, feel the satisfaction of being a great help to our library and librarians, earn a special t-shirt (after working four shifts), and attend the thank-you celebration at the end of the school year.
Advisor: Amanda Gustafson
Math Club is for fourth and fifth grade QUEST and Hi-Cap math students wanting to immerse themselves in math activities. The club meets after school in Room 214 until 4:15 PM.
Advisor: Pat Lee
Who: 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students
When: Fridays from 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Where: LC Library
Students in Robotics Club have the opportunity to build and program robots to solve instructor-led challenges. The key emphasis is developing good software development habits in a relaxed, fun environment. The club uses the LEGOTM Mindstorms® EV3 platform and provides hardware (robots and district-supplied computers) for up to nine teams of two or three students.
The club has two enrollments. The first enrollment (October to April) is for fourth and fifth-grade students in good standing with the school. The second enrollment (April to June) is for third-grade students in good standing with the school.
Students interested in joining the club are asked to fill out a questionnaire at the beginning of the school year. With limited resources, the club has a limited number of openings for students so the purpose of the questionnaire is identify students who really want to be in the club. Each teacher is asked to review the questionnaires for their class and select up to four students to participate in the club.
- Who: 4th and 5th grade students that display safety, leadership, and responsibility
- What: Crossing Guard duties before and/or after school
- When: Morning duty is from 8:20-8:40 AM and Afternoon duty is from 3:10 - 3:30 PM
- Where: LC Crosswalks
- Why: This is a great opportunity for students to help out their school community and take on a leadership role. With busy streets, it is important that students are responsible and safe at all times.
Science Club participants explore material science, chemistry, engineering, robotics, biology, physics, and cryptology.
Who: 4th grade students
When: Fridays after school from 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Where: Room 150
NO FEE TO PARTICIPATE
Participants build and launch rockets, dissect frogs, conduct chemistry experiments, practice first aid, create and program LEGO® robots, and take a field trip to the planetarium. Professionals from the community host sessions, and high school students help out. Introducing elementary students to science encourages them to explore their world and understand that science is all around them.
Space is limited to 24 students. Parents complete a permission form, which includes a student-written description of why they want to be in Science Club. Open slots are divided equally among the fourth-grade classrooms.