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July 27, 2017

Clubs & Activities

 

Art Club

Advisor: Amanda Chovan

This is a fourth and fifth grade club held after school on Wednesdays throughout the year. The club explores various materials and fun projects that just aren't available to use for larger classroom projects. Students get to list and vote on the types of projects they would like to explore. It is a very loose and fun time for students to find a bit more freedom in their art. 

Banana Splits

Advisors: Classroom teachers

This is a nationally recognized program designed to help students in grades 1-5 deal constructively with changes in their lives that result from parental separation, divorce, remarriage or death. 

Community Service Club

Advisor: Erin Goodwin & Theresa McCabe

The Community Service Club holds a variety of fundraisers and collection drivers throughout the year, including collect donation s- warm clothing, winter wear haiti doinations and collections, animal shelters a new piano for the school, cleaning the playground and other school areas.  

LEGO Robotics Club

Advisor: Mr. Gauthier

The LEGO Robotics Club offers 4th-grade students the opportunity to explore and learn new skills, such as building and programming robots using  LEGO Mindstorms kits, while enjoying the fun and creativity of working with LEGOs. Along the way, they learn how to brainstorm ideas, problem solve and work as a team. The club also introduces skills students can go on to use in community-based FIRST LEGO League and SeaPerch activities.

Musical

Advisors: Mr. Christopher Danapilis & Mrs. Mary Clare Waltz

The elementary 5th grade chorus members perform a musical in mid March every year. This requires 10 weeks of practice three days a week after school. Students audition and are selected based on their singing and acting auditions. Being part of a musical requires team work and dedication but the pride and joy in the production makes it all worth it!

Odyssey of the Mind

Gr. K-5 Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Johnson

Creative problem solving comes from teamwork, cooperation and risk-taking. That’s the principle behind Odyssey of the Mind, an international problem-solving competition that is both fun and challenging. Students team up to work on one of several open-ended problems that the international organization poses each year. For example, one problem may require students to build a structure that meets specific guidelines. Another problem may require a theatrical solution that is written and performed by students. There is a regional competition each spring and, depending on how students score, they may proceed to the state level or beyond. 

Peer to Peer

Facilitators: Mrs. Maureen Chico & Mrs. Bridget Minute

Peer to Peer is a social skills program that was started for students who would benefit from social skills instruction in our school district. The population that we currently serve ranges in age from 5-10 years old (grades K-5).

Science Fair (Grades K-8)

Facilitator: Laurel Hallberg

The science fair provides a venue for all district students and home-schooled students in grades K-8 to share the results of their exploration. The science fair is a voluntary project, and is not a part of regular class work. The most important aspect of the fair is encouraging students to have hands-on fun with science and allowing them to discover how science works in their lives. Students are encouraged to work on their project throughout the fall after their regular school assignments have been completed. Students may work individually or with a partner to expand on topics they have learned about in class or they may explore an interest of their own.

Soccer Club

Advisor: John Johnson

This is an outdoor fitness club for Spring 2015 and then available in the fall, for fourth and fifth-graders. Students are divided into two teams and alternate practices and games occur throughout an eight-week period. It is a non-competitive atmosphere where experienced players and new players can work together.

Student Council

Elementary School Advsior: Mrs. Bridget Minute

Student Council membership provides an avenue for students to discuss ways to improve their school and have a voice in school operations. The Student Council sponsors several dances each year. Other activities include various service projects and fundraisers that help support student field trips at all grade levels. This is a great way for students to get leadership experience while having a positive impact on their school.