Students working on a STEM project

Extracurriculars

In 4th and 5th grade, all Cole students have the opportunity to join choir. The choir meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the Fall semester. Cole Choir has had many performance opportunities including Veterans' Day programs, Winter programs, middle school collaboration concerts, Rampage Hockey games, Missions Baseball games, Educator of the Year Ceremonies, and San Antonio Spurs games. 

This book lovers club for third through fifth graders is an opportunity for students to share their love of reading through discussions, postings, and promotions within the campus.

Inspire and equip participants to achieve anything they can imagine in life and to engage participants in project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills. For more information go to www.destinationimagination.org

EC is a 5th grade only group. This ensemble meets Tuesday afternoons in the Spring. These chosen students have the opportunity to strengthen their percussion skills and grow in their musical knowledge as an Orff-Schulwerk ensemble. They play various percussion instruments, explore music from different cultures, and even create some of their own performance pieces!

Solar Cars is a tuition-based after-school science enrichment program offered to 4th and 5th grade students.  Students will build engineering skills as they work in teams to design and build a working solar car model. Students will apply science  knowledge, creativity, and grit to work this exciting engineering task. 

The teams then compete at the annual NISD Solar Car Race Day. The race consists of teams from elementary campuses in NISD. The race is an all-day fun filled event. 

Solar Cars Club meets once a week from 3:15- 4:15 beginning late January early February and ending with race day in April.

STEAM Team is a club designed to encourage third grade students to use their creativity to design during several engineering challenges over the course of 8-10, hour long sessions.The challenge is to create Rube Goldberg machines, which are fun, yet complicated, humorous machines that perform a simple task.

Students will be introduced to the engineering design process in order to create these Rube Goldberg machines. Students will combine a series of simple machines in order to perform tasks such as popping a balloon, opening a book, stapling papers, and more. Students are encouraged to think outside the box to design their machines. Team members will test and modify their designs throughout the duration of the club in order to perform the tasks. Through failures and missteps along the way, students develop a strong sense of perseverance.

The student council helps share ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and school principals

 

• They often also help raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, helping people in need and school reform

• works on school/district-wide projects that help the community. 

• works on fun activities which promote school spirit for the whole school.

The classroom representative holds an important position in the structure of Cole Elementary Student Council. There are representative-based and modeled loosely after the U.S. Congress, or based on the Executive Branch of the United States, with a President, Vice-President, secretary, treasurer, and historian. In this form student representatives and officers are usually elected from and by the student body, although there may be prerequisites for candidacy. Each classroom representative is elected by students from each class. He/She represents the interests and feelings of the class in Student Council’s decision making.

With the stress of the busy schedule of today’s world, it is always nice to stop, slow down, reflect, and enjoy every moment.  We will do just that in our after school program. Students will learn how to breathe through stressful and overwhelming moments.  We will learn to do some yoga, mindfulness, and meditation breathing with support from online instruction.  

 

The Cole Yoga club welcomes 2nd-5th grade students that are interested in learning how to be mindful and enjoying a calm, peaceful environment after a long week.

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