- Art Club
- Banana Splits
- Community Service Club
- LEGO Robotics Club
- Odyssey of the Mind
- Peer to Peer
- Science Fair
- Student Council
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 typically 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 informal and fun time for students to find a bit more freedom in their art.
Advisor: Dave Presson
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.
The Community Service Club holds a variety of fundraisers and collection drives throughout the year, including collecting donations of warm clothing and winter wear, collecting donations for disaster victims and animal shelters, helping to secure a new piano for the school, and cleaning the playground and other school areas.
Advisor: Michael 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.
Director: 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!
Advisors: Debbie Johnson & Jillian Pigliavento
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.
Facilitators: Maureen Chico & 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).
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.
Elementary School Advisor: Chris Danapilis
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.