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Extracurriculars

Sponsor
Ashley Sorenson, Aaron Crow
Meeting Time & Location
3:15- 4:00, Thursdays

 

 

The 3rd through 5th grade Sign Language Club focuses on teaching words, phrases and general communication skills so the members can communicate with their deaf and hard of hearing peers on campus.  Due to high interest in this club, members will be selected via lottery. The club will meet each Thursday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the sponsors of this club are Ms. Sorenson and Mr. Crow. 

Sponsor
Susan Ranjel, Anne Manfredo
Meeting Time & Location
3:15- 4:15, Wednesday

 

Art is good for kids. There’s simply no denying it! This fall, we’re offering an after school Art Club that allows your child to embrace his or her creative side. From developing important motor skills to growing confidence, you’ll find that art can have an amazing mental, academic, social, and emotional impact on your child.  

Sponsor
Lynn Lowery, Denise Lindquist
Meeting Time & Location
7:15- 7:45, twice a month on Thursday

 

 

 

Battle of the Books is a team-oriented program designed to allow students to participate in reading several books as a team and then competing against other teams to find out who has the greatest ability to recall information from the books. Students will have an opportunity to independently read and enjoy books with a group of their peers and then work collaboratively to prepare for the final competition which will be held in May.  Most of the reading will be done at home and is the responsibility of the students. Students will be chosen for this program based on behavior, grades, their statement of why they want to be a part of the program, and school attendance.  We are currently accepting nominations from 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.  There is a cap of 40 students. A lottery will be held to determine who is in the club. 

Sponsor
Alisha Thomas, Amie Moore
Meeting Time & Location
1:20 pm, every Tuesday

 

 

All Fifth grade students are given the opportunity to become a member of the BSN Crew.  Depending on the number of students who are interested in being a Crew member, auditions will be held and thereafter the crew selected. We would like our members to be enthusiastic, willing to work with others, great readers and be a positive individual. 

Sponsor
Sarah Olvera, Amanda Rojas
Meeting Time & Location
3:15- 4:00, Thursdays

 

 

Cardboard Arcade is an engineering program where students work in teams or individually to design, test, redesign, retest, and eventually create a working arcade-type game. Students consider game design, rules for playing, and prior science knowledge when designing their games.  The games are made of reusable materials, such as cardboard from various sources. The tuition is $35.00 and is for second grade students. 

Sponsor
Robert Klekar, Lori Ornelas
Meeting Time & Location
3:15- 4:00, every Wednesday

 

 

Students involved in choir learn proper singing technique, the importance of responsibility, teamwork and also develop self-confidence. There will be a variety of performance opportunities throughout the school year that will occur in various locations. Choir is a year-long commitment and is offered to third, fourth and fifth grade students. 

Sponsor
Alisha Thomas
Meeting Time & Location
3:00- 4:00, Tuesday and Thursday

 

 

The Crazy 8 Math Club is specifically designed to show young learners that math can be done while playing, creating, building and exploring.  Only 10 students can be a part of the Crazy 8 Math Club, so a drawing is held to determine who will participate. This club is for second grade students.  

Sponsor
Mysti Johnston
Meeting Time & Location
3:05- 4:05, Wednesday

 

 

Flight Club is an after school program that encourages kinder and first grade students to learn about flight.  They will design a project, create, test, and improve their designs. Students will learn about flight through designing kites, parachutes, paper airplanes, and balloon or straw rockets.  Only 10 students can be a part of Flight Club, so a drawing will be held to determine who will participate. The tuition for this club is $35.  

Sponsor
Anne Manfredo, Heidi Christensen
Meeting Time & Location
3:10- 4:00, Thursdays

 

 

Sign Language Club offers fun and engaging sessions on American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet, numbers, and general communication skills. Our goal by the end of the club is that your children will be more familiar with ASL and be able to communicate better with their peers who are deaf or hard of hearing to create a more inclusive environment.  Due to high interest in this club, members will be selected via lottery. If your child is not chosen for the fall semester ASL Club, their names will automatically be placed on the list for the spring semester club. 

Sponsor
Samantha Rodriguez, Amanda Rojas
Meeting Time & Location
3:15- 4:15, every Wednesday

 

Lego Robotics is an after school science club for fourth and fifth grade students that solves real world challenges by incorporating technology, engineering, and teamwork. 

 

Sponsor
Robert Klekar
Meeting Time & Location
Morning Patrols: 7:10 a.m.; Afternoon Patrols: 2:50- 3:10 p.m.

 

The Bobcat Patrols are looking for a few great Bobcats that are interested in an important responsibility and honor.  Bobcat Safety Patrol duties include welcoming our families to school, opening and closing doors to vehicles, and ensuring that students arrive and leave campus in a safe manner.  

Sponsor
Lynne Hughes, Heidi Christensen
Meeting Time & Location
3:15- 4:30, in the Fall and Spring

 

Project ACORN is a local program designed for third, fourth and fifth graders that promotes learning about the local climate and nature while planting and promoting the growth of native plants.  We have raised beds behind our library that students will be responsible to care for. Students will be learning about soil, clouds, and water. They will also learn about native plants, trees, birds and insects and how they interact to keep a happy ecosystem.  They will have an opportunity to plant, grow and hopefully take home some seasonal vegetables. 

Sponsor
Jack Funkhouser, Whitney Wallock, Rose Gonzales, Lauren Wertz
Meeting Time & Location
3:00- 4:15, various Thursdays

 

If your child enjoys building things, figuring out how something works and likes working with their hands, then Solar Cars is the club for them.  In this club students will build a solar-powered car from scratch and race their car with teams from other NISD elementary schools at the Annual NISD Solar Car Races.  Only 12 students can be a part of Solar Cars, so a drawing is held to determine who will participate. This club is for fourth and fifth grade students. The tuition for this club is $35.00.

Sponsor
Catherine Hamm, Lois Walker, Laura Wylie
Meeting Time & Location
3:00- 4:00, every Wednesday

 

Spirit Club is an after school club that encourages students to learn and participate in school spirit through cheers and dance. Only 20 students can be a part of Spirit Club, so a drawing is held to determine who will participate. Spirit club is for first, second and third grade students. The tuition for this club is $45.00. 

Sponsor
Brittany Colabrese, Sarah Olvera
Meeting Time & Location
3:00- 4:15, Tuesday

 

STEAM Team is a club to encourage third grade students to use their creativity to design a working Rube Goldberg machine that performs a simple task.  Students use science knowledge, creativity, and grit to work through each challenge. Only 15 students can participate in STEAM Team. If more than 15 students sign up for the program, a drawing will be held to determine who will participate. The tuition for this club is $35.00.

Sponsor
Robert Klekar
Meeting Time & Location
3:15- 4:15, every Tuesday and Thursday

 

The Strings program offers lessons to 5th grade students on violin or cello. The lessons are free, but the students must provide their own instrument, supplies and transportation.  If your child is interested in the Strings program, this first year will prepare him/her for an easy transition next year at Stevenson Middle School. 

Sponsor
Charla Ralston, Jessica Coble
Meeting Time & Location
3:00- 4:00, third Thursday of each month

 

Student Council promotes citizenship, scholarship, leadership, and school spirit as it fosters the development of future leaders.  Participants learn lifelong skills such as presentation, project design, reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  It also supports service learning as projects are planned to benefit the students, the teachers, and the community.

Student Council membership will be open to all students in grades 4 and 5.  Students will vote for two representatives from each classroom, and those chosen will have the opportunity to run for an office including:  president (5th grade only), vice president (4th or 5th), and secretary (4th or 5th).  Because Student Council members and officers are leaders on the campus, they are the role models for other students; therefore, they must exhibit leadership characteristics such as:  good attendance, good grades, responsibility following the school rules (such as turning in assignments on time) and good behavior.

Sponsor
Cathlena Conrad, Shiloh Love
Meeting Time & Location
3:15- 4:15, Wednesdays

 

If your child is interested in learning how astronauts work in space, is interested in the sun, moon, stars and planets, then the Young Astronauts club is for them.   The topic changes each year, and all lessons and activities focus on building student interest and understanding in the area of space science. The program culminates in February with an annual Stargazing event for fifth grade students.   Only 24 students can be a part of Young Astronauts, so a drawing is held to determine who will participate. This club is for fifth grade students, however, fourth grade students may join if space permits.  The tuition for this club is $35.00. 

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