Department of Defense Education Activity

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular school activities typically meet only on full schedule school days.  After school activities do not meet on early release Wednesdays or on unscheduled early release (inclement weather) days; while before school activities do not meet on late arrival (inclement weather) days. 

Parents must arrange for their children to be brought to school for before school activities and/or picked up from school at the end of the activity. Repeated late arrivals or pickups may result in a child being deemed ineligible to participate in an activity.

Notification of these events will be sent home along dates and times of the activity. In addition, due to occasional unforeseen training, meetings, or teacher absences, an activity may be canceled without advanced notice. The sponsoring teacher will attempt 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 at the end of the instructional day.

Sponsors of 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.

Beta Club

Irwin's Beta Club is a school leadership and service organization.  Selection of students is based on teacher recommendation, grades, and character.

Meeting Time: until 4:00

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Board Game Club

The Board Game Club explores a variety of board games and develops strategies as they learn new games.  Students demonstrate good sportsmanship manners.  Board games engage various logic, interspatial, and reasoning skills.  Interested students see Ms. Moore for an application.

Meeting Time: until 4:00

Meeting Days: Tuesday,Thursday

Open To: Open to interested students.  2nd & 3rd grades meet together; 4th and 5th grades meet together.

Additional Info: Tuesdays (2nd & 3rd grade) and Thursdays (4th & 5th)

MBN News ~ Mustangs Broadcasting Network

Mustangs Broadcasting Network airs a daily, live news broadcast: MBN News. Members of the MBN News Team have the opportunity to manage various roles such as anchors, script writers, teleprompter controller, audio and video technician, and live broadcast producer. MBN News team members are selected quarterly.  Applications for the 1st and 2nd quarter teams were submitted at the end of last school year.  An online application for the 3rd and 4th quarter will be available in January.

Our live broadcasts air daily by 8:15 am. A link to the Mustangs Broadcasting Network is on the home page of our website. Be sure to subscribe to our channel so you do not miss out on the news and other video productions. 

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 8:00, Upon arrival at school for morning news

Meeting Days: Monday,Wednesday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday

Open To: Interested 5th grade students with teacher recommendation, student application, and parent permission. A special guest student is included each day.  Any student, any grade, with media release permission can participate as a special guest.

Additional Info: 5th Grade Crew meets Thursday afternoons until 3:45 p.m.

Mustang Musketeers Club

What are we about?  We will be making new friends and having fun together.

What will we learn? Social Skills, Cooking skills, Arts and Crafts, games and much more

Mustang Musketeers promotes the inclusion of special education and regular education students while providing structured and safe cooking, arts & crafts, games for student partners to engage in. The goal is to empower students to promote acceptance and relationship building.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: After School until 4:00

Meeting Days: Tuesday,Thursday

Robotics

The Irwin Robotics Club gives students the opportunity to experience the world of robotics, by learning how to follow design instructions, build, and program robots, using Lego SPIKE Prime systems. Students will also learn how to work cooperatively with a team member, as well as with coaches and their peers. As students expand their knowledge, they will be introduced to First Lego League robotic missions, giving students a greater understanding about robots and what makes them tick. By the end of the school year, club participants will prepare for an end-of-year school expo or competition, during which they will demonstrate their creations and compete for prizes and medals. The Irwin Robotics Club is open to all 4th and 5th grade students. Participants are selected via lottery, as there are only 16 slots open each year (8 students per grade level). Final selections pending teacher report of acceptable behavior and passing grades.

Meeting Time: until 4:10

Meeting Days: Tuesday,Thursday

Open To: 4th & 5th Grades - Pre-selected Students

Seeds Science Club

Promote inquiry, critical thinking, problem-solving and observational skills while developing teamwork and social skills.  Come discover how plants influence areas of science. Open your mind to new possibilities that could even result in your future career someday. This will be a time to be with your peers and explore your thinking while doing new and unusual experiments.

Meeting Time: until 4:00

Meeting Days: Tuesday,Thursday

Open To: 2nd Grade - 12 students based on permission forms

Additional Info: October 13th - May 18th

The Carolina Club

Students in The Carolina Club will learn about the fascinating history, geography, and symbols of North Carolina through a variety of hands-on projects to include creating booklets, making models, painting lighthouses, playing games, and computer activities!

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: until 4:00

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Open To: The club is for grades 3 and 4.  The club will fill based on submission of applications.  There will be a maximum of 12 students.

Additional Info: October-May