Ms. Dal Bello
Everyday from 7:15-8 am
Morning Broadcast communicates information to the school. We announce birthdays, cafeteria tips, jokes and fun facts. We also introduce Watch Dogs and sing our school song every Friday. Broadcast is a fun and exciting club for outgoing students who are not camera shy.
In our library book clubs, we focus on one novel for 5 weeks by reading, discussing and completing activities related to the book. Grade levels and dates vary each year.
The Beard Chess Club introduces novice players as well as experienced players to the game of chess. This club provides opportunity for 3-5th grade students to obtain instructional coaching, informal chess play as well as, occasional tournaments. It is a club that helps students think logically, overcome obstacles, practice problem-solving skills, and learn to apply self-discipline.
Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:10-7:30 am
Buckaroo Chorale is a singing performance for 4th and 5th graders. We have performances at school and out in the community.
Wednesdays in the fall semester from 3:15-4:15
Flight Club is a tuition-based after-school program for Kindergarten and First Grade students in Northside Independent School District. It is an engineering program where students work in teams or individually to design, test, and modify 4 tools that interact with air - kites, parachutes, paper airplanes, and simple rockets. Students learn about the basic principles of flight and design when creating each of these tools.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15 to 4:45
Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through a research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities, and running games. Over the course of the ten week program, girls in 3rd through 5th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their community through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event. Girls on the Run has been a part of the Beard Elementary campus since 2015.
Daily 7:15 & 2:40
The Robotics Team is a competitive team that consists of 10 students from 4th and 5th grades, who work together to identify a real-world problem, propose a solution, and prepare a presentation about it. In addition, the team programs an EV3 robot, using the Lego Mindstorms program, to complete missions on a game board. Participants are chosen through an application process in September of each school year.
3:00-4:15 pm on varying days
STEAM Team is a club to encourage third grade students to use their creativity to design through several engineering challenges. The challenge is to design Rube Goldberg machines, which are fun, yet complicated, humorous machines that perform a simple task using simple machines.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 3:10-4:10
The Strings program at Beard Elementary is a great place for 5th grade students who are interested in learning a musical instrument. Classes meet 2 times a week after school and the program is completely free! The strings program is taught by Danica Murphy, a certified music teacher specializing in string instrument and she is also the Orchestra Director for Garcia Middle School. String students can expect to learn the fundamentals in string playing and note reading, no prior experience is needed for this class! We hope you consider joining the Strings Program here at Beard Elementary!
Bob Beard's Student Council is a school organization comprised of elected 5th grade students. Our Student Council is assembled yearly and works to identify and perform service projects which benefit both the school and surrounding community.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays in November & December
Young Astronauts is a Northside ISD club filled with aspiring scientists, and students who love creating and thinking outside the box. It is a tuition-based science enrichment program for fourth and fifth grade students.
The topic changes each year, but students love the hands-on activities that make them work as teams and come up with creative solutions to problems. The activities focus on building an interest in space science.
Fifth grade students have a chance to participate in the culmination activity of the Stargazing event. This event happens every February, and students gather together at a Northside Elementary school in the evening to participate in stargazing.