Mrs. Jimenez & Mrs. Nunez
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. Their final creation will be displayed at our school's Science Family Night.
Mr. Barnes & Mrs. Banda
Chess Club is a club meeting once a week after school for nine weeks. The club is open to all 3rd through 5th grade students to learn about chess and improve on their skills. Any level player is welcome to join. Each week will consist of a short focus lesson to try and the rest of the time is for playing the game with the teachers helping players as they learn.
Flight Club is held twice each school year and it's offered to Kindergarten and 1st grade students. In this club, students will learn about kites, parachutes, paper airplanes, rockets, etc. They will also be designing and testing different kinds of flying objects.
Garden Club is a group of third through 5th graders that work on the school garden. We are funded through several grants, but we focus on native plant use to support the native insect ecosystems in our pollinator area. We are studying birds and observing throughout the year. We are also working on a vegetable garden inside our gates.
Girls on the Run is our program for girls in 3rd- 5th grade that encourages girls to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others. Each season, girls gain a better understanding of who they are and what's important to them, the value of teamwork and healthy relationships and how they can have a positive impact on the world. Girls also make a meaningful contribution to their community through a team-organized Community Impact Project. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation for fitness and healthy habits and teach life skills including treating others with care, practicing gratitude and managing emotions. Each season culminates with the Girls on the Run 5K event. This celebratory, non-competitive event provides girls with a sense of accomplishment and instills the value of goal setting at a young age.
iPlay is a sports focused program that is offered to Learning Tree 3rd -5th grade students. iPlay exposes sports at an early stage for youth, teaching and practicing active living, good nutrition, and developing strong character skills. Throughout the year students will practice five different sports in 5-week development sessions (soccer, track, volleyball, basketball, and tennis). At the end of each 5-week sports development, students will participate in a tournament competing against other schools all around San Antonio showcasing the skills they have learned all while having fun! Parents, family, friends, and school faculty are always welcome to cheer them on.
Melodic Owls is the school choir made up of 4th and 5th graders who love to sing. During our rehearsals we learn more about music and prepare songs for our various performances. We perform both on campus and in the community for Veteran's Day and Christmas. Some performances are in the form of traditional choir concert and some performances are in the form of a musical with acting and costumes.
Mr. Barnes & Mrs. Obaya
LEGO Robotics is a club of ten 4th and 5th grade students who work together to accomplish multiple goals. They will build lego structures to place on a specifically designed course. Then they design and build a lego robot and program it to complete tasks on the course. This team also works to solve a chosen problem in the world based off of a given theme. They research and design the solution to present at the competition. This team works using good cooperation and sportsmanship reliant on the core values outlined by the lego standards.The team meets at least weekly for many months of the school year and competes at least once on an all-day Saturday event against other schools in the area.
Coach Ramos & Coach Ibrom
The Glenoaks Safety Patrols are a group of students who desire to be of service to their fellow students. They have been given the opportunity to display leadership and responsibility by following the school safety rules and by guiding students in safe arrival, dismissal, and movement throughout the campus.
They greet and assist students and parents in the morning during morning drop off by opening and closing car doors, assist with guiding younger students to their campus destinations, walk students to their vehicles in the afternoon during dismissal, and help where ever needed throughout the school.
We feel that this service is very important lesson in safety, courtesy, volunteerism and responsibility for the student. Being a Glenoaks Safety Patrol is a privilege and we require students to have and to maintain certain qualifications to be accepted.
Mr. Barnes & Ms. Ramirez
Solar Cars is a nine week club meeting after school at least one day a week. 4th & 5th grade students form small teams of three to design and build a lightweight vehicle. This car will use a solar panel as power and compete against other cars from around the district in a culminating event on a Saturday at the end of April.
Students work in cooperative groups to complete challenges using science knowledge, creativity, and grit. The final project is to design, test, and redesign, to create a working Rube Goldberg machine.
Strings is a program provided to our 5th graders by Northside ISD Fine Arts Department. This program allows students that are interested in learning how to play a string instrument to participate in beginner classes. It takes place throughout the entire year with 2 performances, one in December, and one at the end of the year in May demonstrating all the students have learned on their instruments. Majority of the students choose the violin as their instrument, but cello is usually offered as well. All classes are free to the students and provided by NISD. The student is responsible for providing their instrument and the book used in lessons. Instruments can be rented at an affordable price from several of the local music stores.
Mrs. Morantes & Mrs. Wade
Student Council is a group of outstanding 4th and 5th grade students elected by their classmates to represent them and our school. Students who are voted into student council do service projects for the school and community. Student council members also fundraise for our school. This year we are raising money to purchase Glenoaks Logo Rugs for the main entrance of the school. Glenoaks Student Council members are role models for all the students.
Young Astronauts is a tuition-based after-school enrichment program for fourth and fifth grade students. This school year's topic for Young Astronauts is the Moon. A variety of activities can be chosen by the teacher, depending on student interest and materials needed. The program culminates in February with our annual Stargazing event for fifth grade Young Astronauts.
Dr. Ponce & Mr. Martinez
The Young Gentlemen's Organization is a school club that focuses on building leadership skills in our young men. Our focus is on the 3- To Be C's: To Be Courteous, To Be Courageous, To Be Committed.
Our Mission: The mission of Glenoaks Elementary Young Gentlemen's Organization is to introduce/reinforce positive aspects of social behavior. YGO members will learn and implement leadership skills, personal responsibility, service to community, and to be positive role models for our peers.
We are young gentlemen.
As young gentlemen we respect each other, we are kind and helpful.
We defend others and advocate for ourselves.
We are responsible to our community.
Young gentlemen have outstanding character: we strive to be leaders.
We are young gentlemen.