Welcome to Helotes ES Extracurriculars!
Below is a list of clubs and extracurriculars we offer at Helotes ES.
Thursdays 3:05-4:05 Helotes ES Library
Complete chess classes offered through Northside I.S.D Community Education. 1st to 5th Grade Students
From beginner to intermediate chess learners, Complete Chess offers a flexible curriculum to help students improves in chess. We offer a nurturing atmosphere of knowledge, where students can grow into competitive chess tournaments on a weekly to monthly basis. Chess has many interdisciplinary benefits for students, such as improved concentration, critical thinking, problem solving, long term planning and much more! Complete Chess hopes that you will join our after school chess club and enjoy playing and studying this invigorating game.
Thursdays: Sept 22nd, 29th, Oct 6th, 13th, 27th Nov 3rd, 10th
Ms. Williams & Ms. Tracy
Spring 2023 3:30 - 4:40 PM
Wednesday 3:05-4:05 in the Gym
All 1st - 5th graders are welcome to join!
Two sessions in a school year for Fall and Spring Sessions.
Fall Session on Wednesday from Sept 28th - Dec 14th
Ms. Wanke & Ms. Canales
Wednesdays Spring 2023
Thursdays 3:05-4:05 in Science Lab
Classes Thursday from Sept 22nd to Nov 10th
Jr Doctor Body Systems explode into science, simple machines, first aid & CPR rockets / drones, energy electricity, CSI - Forensics, Chemistry Cells & DNA Blasters, Pet Vet, and so much more!! Meets in the Science Lab.
Tuesdays 3:05-4:05pm in the Art Room
Kids meet after school once a week for 12 weeks of Creative Fun!
Classes on Tuesdays from Sept 20th to Dec 13th
Our classes offer a wide range of mixed media that will ignite creativity in every child. Students will experiment with drawing painting, acrylics on canvas, chalk pastels, watercolor, collage, clay sculpture and much more. Students are guided through a step by step lesson, giving their personal touch to their projects as they learn about color theory, patterns, shading, and blending as well as several other art concepts and techniques along the way. Students make personal choices, contribute ideas, work together and independently, and nurture their imaginations all while having FUN! This spring session, each student will receive one of their masterpieces framed and ready to display. Supplies are of professional quality.
Ms. Smith & Ms. Hartman
Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30
Starting 10/4/22 in Ms. Smith's Room
Fridays from 3:05-4:05 in the Science Lab
Classes Friday beginning on Sept 23rd
Simple machines will come alive as students build and program robots in this hands-on class! Working in groups, students will learn about sensors, gears, pulleys, and programming to create robotic catapults, crossbows, battleships, and more! Students will learn about mechanical movement and practice critical thinking skills using WeDo 2.0 robotics equipment and iPads provided by Snapology Class takes place in a classroom inside your school immediately after dismissal and pick up is at 4pm at the front of the school.
Ms. Sily & Ms. Chambers
Tuesdays Starting 2/14/22 in Ms. Sily's Room
Solar cars is a free and exciting program we offer to any 4th and 5th grade student who has an interest in building, exploring, and competing in the science of solar energy and racing. We will spend our time developing engineering skills as we work in teams to design and build a working solar car model. Mrs. Sily and Mrs. Chambers can not wait to get this program moving forward with an awesome team of students! Our spots are limited, and we can only take 8 cars to the big race at Gustafson Stadium, so be on the lookout in late January for the permission slips to Solar Cars.
Tues/Thurs in C106
Ms. Locke & Ms. Smith
Wednesdays 7:00 - 7:35 AM
Ms. Sily & Ms. Chambers
Tuesdays Starting 11/1/22 3:15 - 4:15 PM in Ms. Sily's room
Open to 4th & 5th graders only
Young Astronauts is a club filled with creative hands-on activities that involves team work to come up with solutions in space for aspiring scientists. Each year, 5th grade students participate in a Stargazing Event. Only 30 students can be part of Young Astronauts, so a drawing is held to determine who will be part of this year's Young Astronauts. Students will be notified that day.