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.

Club Name, Grade Levels and Sponsor

Description

Dates & Times

Art Club

Grades

Ms. Edmonds

Details to follow.

TBD

Book & Movie Club

Grade 5th

Mrs. Selby

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.

Tuesdays

2:30-3:40PM

Starting October 2nd

Chess Club

Grades 1st – 6th with signed parent permission slip

Mr. Montgomery

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.

Mondays-Beginners

2:40-3:40PM

Starting October 8th

Ending April 1st

*Limited to first 20 students

Room 118

 

Wednesdays- Intermediate and Advanced

2:40-3:40PM

Starting October 10th

Ending April 2nd

*Limited to first 20 students

Room 118

Chorus Club

Grades 1st-6th

Ms. Argyle

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.

Mondays

2:30-3:40PM

Starting after Christmas Holidays

Drama Club

Grades 1st-6th

Ms. Argyle

 

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.

Mondays

Time TBD

Starting Mid-October

 

Happy Homework Club

Grades 3rd – 6th

Ms. Lindke

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.

Tuesdays

2:30-3:40PM Starting October 9th

Keyboard Club

Grades 4th-6th

Ms. Argyle

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.

Tuesdays

Time TBD

Starting

End of October for 6 Weeks

Legos Club

Grades K-2nd

Ms. Cartledge, Ms. Brown

 

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!

Wednesdays

2:35-3:40PM

Starting October 10th

(Spring Session will be announced at a later date)

Mileage Club

Grades Sure Start-6th

Mr. Schinker

 

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.

Tuesdays

2:30-3:40PM

Starting September 25th

STEM Club

Grades 3rd-6th

Ms. Vitanza

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.

Wednesdays

2:30-3:40PM

Starting TBD (One semester each session)

Strings Club

Grades 3rd-6th

Ms. Argyle

 

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.

Wednesdays

Time TBD

Spring Performance with Chorus Club

 

Student Council

Grades 4th – 6th

Mr. Howell (Elected)

 

  1. 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.

Tuesdays

2:30-3:40PM

Currently Meeting every Tuesday

Talent Show

Grades

Ms. Argyle

 

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.

Spring Performance

Practices are random for students as they need it.