All after school clubs and activities (i.e. Fitness Club, Garden Club, etc.)will normally meet only on days that the school follows a full day schedule, NOT on early release days. In addition, due to unforeseen training, meetings, or teacher absences, an activity may be canceled without advanced notice. The sponsoring teacher will endeavor to notify students and parents of the canceled activity if time permits. If the activity is canceled at the last minute, students will be notified through the school intercom system at the end of the instructional day.
Sponsors of clubs and extracurricular activities determine academic and behavioral (disciplinary) requirements that students must meet to participate in school sponsored extracurricular activities or to hold a leadership position in a curriculum-related club, team or student organization.
The Crazy 8's club is a math club unlike any other. We have a blast with hands-on, zany math activities. We explore math by playing, building and exploring. The best part is there are no grades and we create cool things to take home.
Students will discuss continuous school improvement goals at the student level. Students work together to develop a contingency plan that will promote the improvement of student academic achievement.
Extended Learning Opportunity provides students with additional time and resources in learning both math and reading.
Grades K-3: Our goal is to promote student health through the use of good eating habits and exercising while engaging in fun activities.
Grades 4-6: Students in grades 4-6 participate in appropriate physical activities, learn valuable nutritional information, and share ideas that help students to have a healthy mental attitude. The Fitness club encourages students to eat healthier foods and exercise regularly. Our current workout includes a 4-lap warm-up and 20 minutes of low-impact kick boxing. The remainder of the time students participate in sports activities.
Garden Club members will spend their time learning about how plants grow! They will participate first hand in planting, providing water and nutrients, maintaining the garden beds, and harvesting crops.
The homework/reading club has been established to assist students in reviewing subject material and clarifying assignments. We help students select appropriate study strategies and guide them in critical thinking and problem-solving strategies. In addition, the club helps students assess their learning styles and encourages independent learning.
Students will work together to build and program Lego Mindstorm Robots to solve this year's First Lego League challenge. They will also participate in designing a solution to a real-world problem and create a presentation that displays their solution.
This group provides students with the opportunity to practice their reading skills.
The performers group is a musical theater group that sings, dances, and acts. This group will perform two major programs. One program will be in December and the other program will be in May.
Students learn how to read notes, play the recorder, understand music theory, and practice for our performances in March and April.
The Spanish club seeks to enhance students' learning of the Spanish language, Hispanic cultural customs, music, dances, and food. We do this through different activities and the use of technology.
Students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) club participate in activities that develop knowledge and creative problem-solving skills.
Students in Video Production Club learn how to write, create and produce videos in numerous mediums. This year we are creating special segments for our Kessler Morning News production. Video club members will learn to use digital cameras, photo-editing software, and video creation software.