Department of Defense Education Activity

Daegu ES: School Activities

All students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities whether they be athletic, academic or social in nature. These activities help to shape students and prepare them for the future as part of a well rounded education.

After school clubs and activities (i.e. jump rope, art, music, math, culture, etc.) will normally occur daily except for Tuesday. There is no extracurricular activity bus for students who participate in these activities. Parents whose child frequently rides a bus must make transportation and/or other arrangements for the student to be picked up from school following the activity. Notification of these activities will be published in the parent newsletter along with the day and time of the activity. 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, we will notify students via the school intercom system at the end of the instructional day.

Basketball Club

Get some exercise, improve your dexterity and ootwork while making friends at the DES Basketball Club.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Thursday

Chess Club

The chess club will focus on teaching the basics of the game by pairing students of like ability as well as rotating partners to develop new skills.  Students will also watch short video clips of grand masters demonstrating their strategies and the culminating activity will be a chess tournament.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400 -1530

Meeting Days: Thursday

Open To: 3 -5th grade

Choir Festival

An opportunity for fifth graders who love to sing to participate in the Elementary Choir Festival in Seoul on Saturday, March 7. Students who choose this club are committing to attending four rehearsals and the choir festival, and are committing to learning music outside of rehearsal time. Please contact Mrs. Hatch with questions.
Coding: Students

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400 -1500

Meeting Days: Thursday

Open To: 4-5th grade

Coding

Students will learn the basics of computer coding with fun hands-on activities!

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400 - 1515

Meeting Days: Thursday

Open To: K - 2

Comic Book Club

Students will design their own comic book characters. They will plan and write a script for a comic. They will draw, ink and publish their comic book.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: 2 -3rd grade

Cooking Club

Students will learn how to make healthy snacks, research lunch ideas, create recipes, create a cookbook, make icing, ice cookies/cupcakes, etc. They will also watch instructional videos about cooking/baking foundations for kids.

Meeting Time: 1400 -1600

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: 4th Grade

Culture Club

This club is designed to provide an opportunity for students to cultivate a meaningful relationship with students from Hyoseong Elementary School while sharing American and Korean cultural activities

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: Once a Month (TBA)

Meeting Days: Friday

Open To: 4 -5

Dungeons and Dragons

Friends tell stories together by guiding their story heroes through quests for treasure, battle with dangerous foes, have daring rescues and more.

Term: Spring

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Thursday

Open To: 5th grade

Games Club

Students K-2 are invited to come learn age appropriate card games like Go Fish!, Speed, and Solitaire. Kids will learn about the deck of cards, shuffling, and card handling. No prior knowledge necessary.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1525

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: K-2

Homework Club

Homework club will offer a place for students to complete work in a supportive environment out of school hours.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: 1 - 5

Improv Club

This club is for students who have a flare for comedy or want to learn how to harness the skill of being funny! Learn improvisational skills, how to perform in front of others, and bring out the best of your personality in IMPROV club.

Meeting Time: 1400 - 1530

Meeting Days: Thursday

Open To: 3 -5

Kickwiffle

This is a club for students interested in both kickball and wiffle ball. Equipment and organization will take safety as a priority, with FUN a close second!
 

Meeting Time: 1400 -1500

Meeting Days: Monday,Wednesday

Open To: 3-5

Mastering Manners

This club will focus on how to interact in social settings. Students will receive support for self-control, responsibility, etiquette, and respect for others. A culminating project will take place at the end of this activity. We will only meet once a month for 2 hours. (November- May)
 

Meeting Time: 1400 - 1630

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: 4-5

Math Club

Fun hands on math games and activities for kindergarten and first grade students.

Meeting Time: 1400-1525

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: K-1

Math Games

Students in Grades 2 and 3 will review basic addition and subtraction fact skills through games and puzzles.
 

Meeting Time: 1400-1530

Meeting Days: Monday,Wednesday

Open To: 2-3

Mural Club

This club is a great way for students to learn how to beautify our school using paint, paper, crafting supplies, and other recycled materials—and creativity, of course!
 

Meeting Time: 1400 -1500

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: 4-5

Rainbow Diversity Club

This club is for people who want to learn about all the people who make up our diverse world. We will study different religions, and engage in topics about disability, race, gender, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ issues and more. All topics will be targeted for age and grade appropriateness and is for 4th and 5th grade students only.
 

Meeting Time: 1400 -1500

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: 4-5

Running Club

Students will engage in running games and build their endurance for longer running events. Students will be running at the Daegu Elementary School campus and train for a 5k with classmates.
 

Meeting Time: 1400 - 1525

Meeting Days: Monday,Friday

Open To: 2-5

Spanish Club

In Spanish Club students will improve their Spanish vocabulary and fluency while learning about Latin culture, art and food.
 

Meeting Time: 1400 -1525

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: K-5

Stem Lab

Learn to take your ideas from thought to prototype and production and use block coding to bring your ideas to life. We will use basic robotics to learn to think as a problem solver. Learn how to use tools safely and properly and use 3d printers and lasers to be creative and make fun stuff.
 

Meeting Time: 1400 - 1500

Meeting Days: Monday,Wednesday,Thursday

Open To: 3-5

Story Telling Club

The storytelling club will watch snippets from award winning storytellers across various genres to familiarize students with the elements of a strong presentation. Students will then develop, edit and present their stories in front of several audiences and then record their story in a podcast.
 

Meeting Time: 1400 1525

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: 3-5

Storybook Club

Read and enjoy different stories, authors with an activity.
 

Meeting Time: 1400 -1525

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: K-1

Travel Kids

Global Adventure Club" Each student will get their own "Travel Kids" Passport, mini-suitcase and more! Each month we will learn more about a chosen country by doing fun activities and crafts
 

Meeting Time: 1400 -1500

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: 4-5

Tutoring Club

Tutoring club will offer students the opportunity to become confident and self-motivated learners. Students will work on math skills (word problems and basic facts) and reading skills (comprehension and writing).
 

Meeting Time: 1400 - 1530

Meeting Days: Monday,Wednesday

Open To: 4

Workout Club

Students will participate in group workouts and stretches along with many PE-style games. The ending event will be a springtime hike at Apsan Mountain!

Meeting Time: 1400 - 1500

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: K-5

Additional Info: Only 2nd & 4th Wed.