Ms. Arroyo & Ms. Minge
Meets in the Spring
- Students will work in pairs to design arcade-type games
- Students will think through game design, strategies for success, rules, and prize systems
- Students will run their games at their school carnival or at a family event, such as science night
Choir is open to 4th and 5th grade students. We sing together and perform 2 concerts each year at school as well as other performances throughout the year. Choir begins in September and runs through May. If you are interested in choir, at the beginning of the year, keep an eye out for the permission slip to join!
KFE Gym One Friday a month 7:45-8:30 am
Tuesdays & Thursdays in the Spring
Students will spend approximately 2 weeks learning about, designing, and testing each type of flying object
Students will learn about kites, parachutes, paper airplanes, and rockets.
Coach Garcia & Ms. Miranda
Every Tuesday 3:00-4:00 pm
Coach Garcia & Coach Sandera
A running club for 2nd - 5th graders that covers nutrition, exercise and stretching. We run 1 mile at each meeting and our goal is to run the equivalent of four marathons to earn Nike prizes. As coaches our mission is to encourage a love for being active and running for a lifetime.
Ms. Miranda & Ms. Piedra
M-F 7:15-7:45 & Zoom
News Team is open to 5th grade students. We will have auditions in May for the next year's team. Members of the news team meet in the mornings to prepare and practice the day's morning broadcast. If you are interested in joining news team, keep an eye out for informational flyers that will come out mid May.
Ms. Collazo & Mr. Ucab
Thursdays & Fridays 3:00-5:00
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork.
Guided by two or more adult coaches, Kay Franklin FIRST LEGO League team is made up of 10 members, grades 4-5, research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.
Not being offered at this time
In groups of 3, students design a solar-powered car to race that fits set parameters
Sponsor training will be held in December each year
Sponsors teach 8 lessons weekly that lead up to the Race Day event
Race Day —a district-wide event held at Gustafson Stadium on a Saturday in late April
Runs 8-10 weeks, based on campus need
Engineer design program where students create Rube Goldberg machines
Each machine has a goal and parameters (i.e. pop a balloon in 5 steps)
Students use a combination of simple machines: pulley, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane
Optional: recording and editing of working Rube Goldberg machines
First Thursday of the month 3:15-4:00
The purpose of Student Council is to develop leadership skills and provide an opportunity for students in 3rd-5th to serve their school community. Requirements include all grades 80 or above, excellent behavior and attitude, excellence attendance, lives out the 8 keys to Excellence, and a willingness to develop leadership and speaking skills.
Ms. Sosa & Ms. Kennard
- Space-science related curriculum as an after-school program
- focus changes yearly
- training will be held in late September each year
- 8 lessons—these can be done weekly, monthly, etc. The schedule is decided by the campus.
- Stargazing Night—a district-wide event held at Ward ES the last Friday night in February for fifth grade Young Astronauts