Clubs & Activities
Our students are often thirsty for more. Just because the final bell rings doesn’t mean we are finished. Extracurricular programming provides exciting opportunities for our students to try new activities or delve deeper into areas of passion.
Get involved. Have fun!
Students participate in, lead, and even create school clubs based on their unique interests and talents. Our ever-changing list of dozens of clubs and activities across campus offers students abundant opportunities to explore their passions and discover new ones, and to connect and have fun with peers and faculty who share similar interests.
- Battle of the Books
- Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
- Safety Patrol
- EC Helpers
- Kindergarten Helpers
- Unicycle Club
What is Battle of the Books?
Elementary Battle of the Books (BOB) is a competition team that encourages students to read by having them read 15 books representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of young adult literature. Participation in Elementary Battle of the Books allows students the opportunity to improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base. Our meetings will offer students the chance to practice for the countywide battle in March by answering questions like the ones shown below. The goal is to answer each question by stating the title and author of the book to which the question pertains. We will prepare for competition at meetings by playing games, discussing the books, taking notes and studying key elements of each text such as characters, settings, and plot.
Examples of Competition and Practice Questions:
In which book does a character state, “Being a mother is like trying to hold a
wolf by the ears”?
Answer: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
In which book is an alarm set off just for fun?
Answer: Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Teams get two points for the correct title and one point for the correct author. If the team answers incorrectly the other team has an opportunity to steal the question and receives two points for the correct title. Using a game format for the competition creates interest and excitement in reading.
What are the 15 required books for the 2020-2021 School Year?
This link will show you the books for this year. Students may begin reading the books at any time and are encouraged to read over the summer.
Meeting schedule will be posted here. Please check back.
Elementary Battle of the Books is open to fourth, fifth, and sixth graders. Students must be strong, fluent readers as they will be reading about one novel per week. All reading takes place on the student's own time. Each member of Elementary Battle of the Books must read the 15 books listed on the elementary list by December/January. Members of the team will need to know the title and author of each book on the list. Students will need to attend practices to build our team and review questions.
How Do I Make the Competition Team?
Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders compete on the same team! Each member should attend initial team practice meetings held in September and October. In October, all students will be given a test using the same question format as shown above for all 15 books. There is also a section of the test for matching the author and book title. The students with the highest scores on this test will become the Elementary Battle of the Books Competition Team and represent our school in the county Battle in March.
What is CCETV ?
CCETV News Team members are responsible for delivering the news to our school daily on the morning news show. Student duties would include being news anchor, camera operator, script writer, doing interviews, and others.
Students must be a rising 5th or 6th grader to be on CCETV. You must be willing to work as a team and complete your duty since everyone is important to delivering the news. You would need to be here by 8:10am everyday to be ready to start the news. If you would like to be on CCETV, applications are taken at the end of the school year.
What is YAC ?
The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is an important part of our school! This student group, made up of representatives from Grades 3-6, helps during the school year by leading and promoting special projects to fellow students and the school community. Being a YAC rep is a great way to be active in your school and to practice leadership skills that will get you ready for middle school and beyond.
You will be expected to come to meetings (unless excused) and to participate in most activities. YAC representatives should model appropriate school behavior, using the 4Bs – Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be a Learner – and the school rules as your guides. You may be participating in school events and local field trips where other students, teachers, parents, and members of the community notice your behavior. You need to represent our school well. To be a member of YAC, you must be a rising 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th Grader. Applications are taken at the end of the school year.
What is Safety Patrol?
Safety Patrol is set up to promote safe and acceptable conduct of the student body. This is done through monitoring hallway traffic and outside arrival and dismissal of students on a daily basis, as well as performing other duties in the school throughout the school year. Safety Patrols serve as models for other students and visitors to the school and continuously demonstrate good citizenship.
School Safety Patrols should demonstrate positive characteristics such as leadership, respect for others, strong sense of responsibility, obedience to school rules, good attendance, kindness, and a desire to serve the school and community. Students must be a rising 5th or 6th grader. Applications are taken at the end of the year.
Who are EC Helpers?
Students that are EC helpers go to the EC Cluster classes to help the teachers and students. They will work with kids on games, activities, and other duties as assigned during certain times of the day.
Students must be rising 6th graders to be an EC helper. Applications are taken at the end of the school year.
Who are Kindergarten Helpers?
Student Kindergarten helpers go to classes in the morning during homeroom to work with students. They will help kinders get breakfast, work on sight words, read with students, work on math facts, or other activities.
Students must be rising 6th graders to be a Kindergarten helper. Applications are taken at the end of the school year.
What is Unicycle Club?
Unicycle Club is for students in 3rd-6th grade. Learning to ride a unicycle takes lots of hard work and patience. I encourage you to take your time because falls are part of the learning process.
All members must be in 3rd-6th grade and have their own unicycle in order to participate. If you are interested in becoming a member or if you need information on how to purchase a unicycle, please see Mrs. Markland.
What is Chorus?
Chorus is for students who enjoy singing together as a group. This group meets weekly.
All members must be in 5th and 6th grade. If you are interested in becoming a member, please see Ms. Greer.