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Extracurriculars

Sponsor
Mrs. Massey, Ms Eakle, Mrs. Meineke
Meeting Time & Location
3:10-4:10

Cardboard Arcade is a tuition-based ($35) after school program for 2nd grade students in NISD. It 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.

 

Sponsor
Mrs. Garza, Ms. Cribb, Mrs. Ricks

Flight Club is an engineering program for first graders where students work in teams or individually to design, test, and modify 4 tools that 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.     

Sponsor
Mrs. Herb & Mrs. Frkuska

The goals of Project ACORN are to improve environmental literacy for participating PreK - 8th grade students through hands-on, inquiry-based science activities and to increase community involvement in environmental science activities by addressing plant biodiversity in the San Antonio River watershed.

Students will plant and maintain a butterfly and vegetable garden. They receive inquiry-based science instruction on environmental education topics. They also collect data and take environmental measurements and report findings in a global scientific database (GLOBE).

Sponsor
Mrs. Herb & Mrs. Frkuska

In groups of 3, students design a solar-powered car to race that fits set parameters. 

Sponsor
Music Teacher

5th graders learn to play the violin or viola with the Rudder orchestra teacher

Mondays and Wednesdays 3:10 - 4:10

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