Department of Defense Education Activity

Irwin IS: Activities

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.

Board Game Club

The Board Game Club is currently at max capacity.  This club explores a variety of board games and develops strategies as they learn new games.   Students demonstrate good sportsmanship manners.  Interested students see Ms. Moore for an application.

Meeting Time: Until 4:00

Meeting Days: Monday,Tuesday

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

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

Irwin Chorus

The Irwin Chorus sings at Awards Ceremonies and assemblies throughout the school year.  Irwin Chorus also represents the school and sings at other ceremonies on Ft. Bragg. 

Meeting Time: 8:00-8:20

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

Open To: Only fifth graders may participate.  Chorus is open to any fifth grader that would like to participate. 

Math Tutoring

Math Tutoring is provided for a maximum group of twelve students.  This small group setting maximizes student participation.  The group practices math standards to help students find success in math.

Meeting Time: After School

Meeting Days: Tuesday,Thursday

Open To: 4th and 5th grade students with teacher recommendation

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 anchor, reporter, script writer, teleprompter controller, audio technician, light technician, and live broadcast producer. Fifth grade students manage the news entirely for the first quarter of school.  Each grade level has the opportunity to become members of the MBN News Team.

Our live broadcasts air daily at 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. Our students and teachers will create many wonderful projects that may be shared here. We appreciate your shares, likes, and comments.

Meeting Time: Upon arrival at school for morning news

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

Open To: Interested students with teacher recommendation, student application, and parent permission. MBN News Teams begin with a 5th grade team. Students in each grade level will have an opportunity as the year progresses. 

Additional Info: 5th Grade Crew meets Monday and Thursday afternoons until 4:00 p.m.

Mustangs On The Run

Mustangs On The Run are a group of girls encouraging and empowering each other while we run. We are all different in our paces, but we persevere and try our best. We are currently meeting at the field across the street.  We will also be participating in community fun runs and 5ks.

Additional POC: 

Meeting Time: After School until 4:00

Meeting Days: Thursday

Open To: 4th and 5th grade girls

Robotics

Students participating in this club will have the opportunity to experience the world of robotics, by learning how to design, build, and program robots, using Lego NXT systems. Students will also learn how to work cooperatively with team coaches and their peers. As students expand their knowledge, the club will eventually attend local and regional competitions. By the end of school year, students will have a greater understanding about robots and what makes them tick. Robotics is open to EVERYONE, and we encourage all interested students to apply.

Participants will be contacted by the club sponsors.

Meeting Time: After school

Meeting Days: Tuesday,Thursday

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

Spire Tutoring

Spire Tutoring is an intensive phonics based tutoring program for developing readers.  Student data is the basis for invitation to participate in this program.  Research shows a strong foundation in phonics, and opportunity to read and communicate in small groups, strengthens comprehension.  Our goal is to develop independent readers.

Meeting Time: 7:30-8:15

Meeting Days: Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday

Open To: Invited Students