Photo of extracurricular clubs: stem, robotics and art

Extracurriculars

Sponsor
Anna Schermann

Building from scratch an arcade game through high order thinking skills, creativity, and problem solving by using everyday items. The end product is an elaborate arcade made out of recycled cardboard boxes, bottles and tape hold it all together.

Sponsor
Christi Wilmot

Driggers Art Club is dedicated to allowing students who are serious about Art explore their talents with many types of exclusive and interesting projects.  Some of our projects will also include helping to beatify the Art Room and the campus so our students can leave their lasting impression on the school.  Art Club will help to provide healthy artistic challenges and explore a range of mediums and techniques.  We will also be participating in events such as Chalk Fest at Los Leones Student Arts Festival.  NISD, Los Leones Student Arts Festival is a family-oriented event, free admission and open to the public, which will include an art show and sale with more than 2,500 pieces of high quality student artwork by NISD students.  For more information regarding the 2020 NEF 5K Run and Los Leones Student Arts Festival, March 28, 2020, please click on link. https://solerssports.com/nef-5k-run-walk-2/

 

 

 

Permission Forms due 2/10/2020

Permission forms have been sent out to 5th graders.  Deadline to turn in permission forms will be February 10, 2020.  Art Club will start on February 19th every Wednesday until April 8th.  No Art Club on March 11, 2020 due to Spring Break.  The club will be limited to 15 students who will be randomly selected.

If the student did not get into the Art Club the first time.  I will be holding an additional session for a new batch of 15 students.  I will send out those who did not get a chance to attend.  This session will also be every Wednesday starting April 15th all the way to May 27th, 2020.

Sponsor
Wendy Morrissey

Our fifth grade students are taught the essential elements of playing the violin.  Students meet for violin classes after school twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Students that complete a full year of violin classes are eligible to enter the intermediate orchestra in sixth grade.  Our violin players perform annually at our fifth grade promotion ceremony.

Sponsor
Maria Smeltzer
Meeting Time & Location
Time 3:00 to 4:15 pm, Location Room A122

Young Astronauts will meet from 3:00-4:15 pm on the dates listed below.  On meeting days, students must have rides home promptly at 4:15 pm.  If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact me at maria.smeltzer@nisd.net.  I am looking forward to having your student in this great program.

This is a tuition based program that is due until you know that you have been selected to participate.  Only a certain number of students can be part of Young Astronauts, a drawing will be held to determine who will be part of this year's Young Astronauts. 

Stargazing was held February 28, 2020

It is a 2 hour event that takes place in the evening. Students rotate for 20 minute activities throughout the night. Such activities may include making a comet, a Star Clock to tell you when stars/planets are out during months/hours, trivia of the curriculum that has been selected for the year, Space Olympics (various objects to be thrown/kicked and jumping - this demonstrates how gravity is affected on the moon or planets - math calculations are involved and last but not least, what everyone looks forward to the opportunity to look through telescopes. These are shared by local astronomy groups.

Sponsor
Danica Lubbers

Flight Club is an eight week tuition-based after-school sessions of selected First Grade students in Northside Independent School District. It is an engineering program where students work in teams or individually to design, test, and 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.  It is a great opportunity for students to challenge their thinking and give them hands-on ways to see how these tools are built and how they work!

Sponsor
Aida Olmeda
Sponsor
Earl Jones, Sr.

The Robotics Club (also known as the Robo Hounds) is an after school club for 4th and 5th grade students.  Each year students form a strong team that is tasked with a real-world challenge.  The team researches a problem within this challenge and develops a solution.  Through the season, students must also design, build and program a robot.  In the end, the team must compete with other teams across the district or go on to contend in a world-wide competition. 

Sponsor
Art Ramirez, Melissa Ramos

Solar Car Club is an after-school science program for fifth grade students.  Students are provided a solar panel, gear box, and axel rods.  They will be given other materials also to help them design their solar car.  In addition to learning about teamwork, students are also developing their engineering skills through the design and testing process.  Mrs. Ramos and I are excited to get started.  We will meet in the science room on Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm.

Mr. Ramirez

Sponsor
Nicole Meurett, Michelle Way

3rd graders collaborating together using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and More to create and experiment with simple machines, in a setting that allows them to explore, create, question and experiment with fascinating facts, projects, and activities.

Sponsor
Alyssa Romero
Meeting Time & Location
Next meeting is on March 18, 2020

The purpose of this organization shall be to provide students of Driggers Elementary School with an opportunity to become involved in school and community activities. The Student Council's main purpose is to promote enthusiasm, pride and cooperation among the students through their participation and involvement.  We lead by example and take responsibility which will enable us to make a difference in our school, community and country.

Spirit Sticks are back! They will be on sale starting March 6th at 7:15-7:35 in the front foyer.

This year's fundraisers: Pink Pumpkin - helped raise money. 

Turkey Feathers - helped raised money to purchase Thanksgiving meals for 15 Driggers families.

Red Reindeer Noses - drive to help benefit the San Antonio Humane Society.

Father Daughter Dance- helped raise money and food for the San Antonio Food Bank.

Pennies for Patients- help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

 

Our next service practice is Pennies for Patients beginning March 30th. If you would like to make an online donation click here. 

Sponsor
Ms. Sanchez, Ms. Aquilar

Young Gentlemen's Organization

The Young Gentlemen's Organization kicked off its 4th year at Driggers.

YGO Invitation Day

We are so excited to welcome these dapper young gentlemen to join YGO this year. We couldn't have asked for a more distinguished group of 5th grade young men.

YGO Application Process

Our young gentlemen did not disappoint when filling out their applications and asking for their references.

Sponsor
Ms. Sanchez, Ms. Aguilar

Young Ladies' Organization

We are incredibly thrilled to kick off our YLO this year by presenting about the organization and the expectations to our 5th grade classes

YLO Invitation Day

Almost 30 girls applied and were giving invitations to join YLO. We are so excited to welcome our distinguished young ladies of the 2019-2020 school year.

YLO Application Process

All 5th grade young ladies had the opportunity to apply to be a member of YLO. Student applications were turned in accompanied by a school and community reference. We are so impressed by students' applications.

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