Department of Defense Education Activity

Darby ES: School Activities

All students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities whether they be athletic, academic or social in nature. These activities help to shape students and prepare them for success after high school as part of a well-rounded education. Our School offers many activities for students to choose from.

Art Club

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Details to follow.

 

Open To: All Grades




Book & Movie Club

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Please join Mrs. Selby each week in October for reading, discussion, and trivia games around the book HOLES by Louis Sachar. Then at the end of October, we will watch the movie HOLES. Yes…snacks will be provided during the movie! And, YES, this book can count towards your Reading Counts Points and your Million Word count.

Meeting Time: 1430 - 1540

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Open To: Grade 5th




Chess Club

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S.-N-Chess is a chess program that supports after school extra-curricular enrichment environments. The program stands for Students Utilizing Cogitative Character Excelling S.T.E.A.M. Standards. S.T.E.A.M. is defined as Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math. Research has shown that the game of chess consists of S.T.E.A.M. objectives. Science - rigorous logic framed by precise rules. Technology - man-made benefits to make tasks simpler to perform. Engineering - the action of working artfully to bring something about. Arts - the expression or application of human creative skills and imagination. Math - the abstract science of number quantity and space. We will use large chess instructional boards, iPads & Apps, one-on-one instruction, peer-to-peer play, skill based activities and worksheets to help explain and simulate chess scenarios. There will be two groups - Beginners and Intermediate and Advanced Students in the beginner group will learn basic chess skills such as rank, files, soldiers and movements. Students in the Intermediate & Advanced group will learn timed speed chess as well as openings, mid-games and end game strategies. Both groups will learn the importance of critical thinking and how to use chess as a tool to improve problem solving skills in and outside of the classroom environment. The first week will consist of assessments/placements - students will enter, be assessed and placed in a group then leave early.

 

Meeting Time: 1440 - 1540

Meeting Days: Monday,Wednesday

Open To: Grades 1st – 6th with signed Parent Permission Slip.




Chorus Club

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This is an opportunity for students in grades 1-6 to participate in singing. Students enhance their skills with learning how to read music, as well as given the opportunity to sing various types of music. Spring Concert and Rehearsals will start after Christmas holiday.

 

Meeting Time: 1430 - 1540

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: Grades 1st - 6th

Additional Info: Starting after Christmas Holidays




Drama Club

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Drama club is a select group of dedicated students that not only want to act, but sing as well. Auditions are given for students in grades 1-6. Musicals are the emphasis within this club. So, if your child wants to be on stage and be dramatic, this is the activity for him/her.

 

Meeting Time: 1430 - 5140

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Open To: Grades 1st - 6th




Happy Homework Club

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Wouldn’t you love it if your child would come home happy because their homework was completed (or at least partially completed)? Join the Happy Homework Club, where your child will receive additional support from a caring, experienced educator! Sign up today! This club is limited to 15 students.

Meeting Time: 1430 - 1540

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Open To: Grades 3rd – 6th




Keyboard Club

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This club is for students in grades 4-6 that want to learn keyboard, or enhance their skills. This has a maximum participation of only 25 students due to limited keyboards. Students will learn correct hand placement and learn how to read beginning pieces. There will be two sessions with one starting end of October for six weeks and resume in the Spring.

 

 

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Open To: Grades 4th - 6th

Additional Info: Time TBD Starting End of October for 6 Weeks




Legos Club

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Provides students the opportunity to practice all the components of a quality STEM experience, while learning skills such as cooperative learning and critical thinking. These STEM projects are designed to allow young students with little to no experience with STEM to participate, learn and grow. It still uses higher level thinking skills however as this club requires them to have to plan, design, create, cooperate, and persist. It is a great way to introduce them to the entire engineering process. There is only one material for them to work with, Lego's! So let the building fun begin with Lego Club. Each session is limited to 20 participants per session. We don't have the exact start date yet but will push the info out as soon as we get it!

 

Meeting Time: 1435 - 1540

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: Grades K - 2nd

Additional Info: (Spring Session will be announced at a later date)




Mileage Club

Mileage Club

We are pleased to announce the beginning of this year’s Mileage Club. It is a fun program entitled Feelin’ Good Mileage Club ®, developed by Fitness Finders Inc. ® It's an incentive based activity, inclusive of charms given upon the completion of miles. The intent is for Mileage Club to provide an opportunity for all children, grades Sure Start-6th, to keep fit by walking or running around the Hario Ball field after school.

Meeting Time: 1430 - 1540

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Open To: Grades Sure Start - 6th




STEM Club

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Lost your marbles? THINK again. Come join in as we explore our world through hands on activities. We will start with marbles exploring the history and many uses of this old fashioned game. We will look at science around the world Wednesdays after school. Limited to 15 students grades 3-6. This is one semester long so more students can explore and be open in January.

Meeting Time: 1430 - 1540

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: Grades 3rd - 6th

Additional Info: Starting TBD (One semester each session)



Strings Club

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This club is for students in grades 3-6 that want to learn the violin, or enhance their skills from last year. This has a maximum participation of only 15 students. Students will have to purchase their own violin. Depending on student interest, this Club may be split into 2 sections.

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: Grades 3rd - 6th

Additional Info: Time TBD Spring Performance with Chorus Club




Student Council

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Council is open to 4th- 6th grade students at the start of the year for elections. 5th and 6th grade students may run for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, or Historian. 4th grade students may only run for Secretary, Treasure, or Historian. Elections are finalized by the beginning of October.

Members of Darby's Students Council preform many unique duties. They are the voice of Good Morning Darby, our schools announcements every morning. They raise and lower colors each day weather permitting. Among many other duties, the Student Council helps the PTO in many functions.

Meeting Time: 1430 - 1540

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Open To: Grades 4th – 6th




Talent Show

Talent Show

Does your child have a special talent? Do they sing, dance, or play an instrument? If so, they may want to perform in the Talent Show! Auditions are held in February and Performance is in March.

Open To: All Grades

Additional Info: Spring Performance Practices are random for students as they need it.