Department of Defense Education Activity

Kessler ES School Activities

Clubs and Organizations

All after school clubs and activities (i.e. Fitness Club, Garden Club, etc.)will normally meet only on days that the school follows a full day schedule, NOT on early release days. 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, students will be notified through the school intercom system at the end of the instructional day.

Sponsors of clubs and 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.

Arts and Craft Club

Students will learn how to use their creative skills and different art materials to create art and craft pieces.

Meeting Time: 1505 - 1600

Meeting Days: Thursday

Open To: Grades 1-6

Additional Info: Teacher/Sponsor:  Mr. W

CSI Jr. Club

Students will discuss continuous school improvement goals at the student level. Students work together to develop a contingency plan that will promote the improvement of student academic achievement.

Meeting Time: 1505 - 1600

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Open To: Grades 1-6

Additional Info: Teacher/Sponsor: Ms S

Homework Club

Goal: Promote students' learning in a quiet environment to study and to assist them with homework assignments in order to instill good study habits, organizational skills and a sense of achievement.

Grades 1-6 have the opportunity to complete homework assignments and also practice related skills on the computer that is assigned to them by the classroom teacher. Students have the opportunity to work on different strategies and choose the strategy that may work best for them to deepen their understanding on given tasks. Students also have the opportunity to collaborate with each other, while motivating each other and learning new skills.

Meeting Time: 1505 - 1600

Meeting Days: Monday,Wednesday

Open To: Grades K-5

Additional Info: Teacher/Sponsor: Ms W and Ms R

Morning News Crew

Students in the Morning News Crew will record daily announcements for the school.

Meeting Time: 0730 - 0805

Meeting Days: Tuesday,Thursday

Open To: Grades 4-6

Additional Info: Teacher/Sponsor: Ms D

PE Fitness Club

Focus of the club would be to working for a balance of physical activity and proper nutrition to contribute to lifelong fitness and wellness. Each grade level would have a fitness program designed to meet their individual needs. We would encourage all students interested in being healthy and fit to sign up for the after school program. Here are a few things we will be doing to built are fitness program.

  • Resistance bands – strength training – focus on working specific muscle groups
  • Cardiovascular Fitness – Pacer runs, exercise to music, individual jump rope skills, fitness games
  • Basic exercises to stretch and warm up.
  • Making healthy choices for learning and living – provide students with information on why fitness, healthy food, and personal health are important.
  • Focus more on teaching technique of skills for lifetime sports

Open To: Grades: K-3, 4-6

Additional Info: Teacher/Sponsor: Mr. C. Meetings: Grades 1-3: Wednesday 3:05 - 4:00. Grades 4-6: Tuesday 3:05 - 4:00

Performing Arts

Performing Arts Club is a structured activity that promotes student collaboration and social skills through singing, dancing, public speaking, acting, and other physical activities.

Members of the club demonstrate their skills during school performance presentations such as winter holiday, diversity day, month of the military child and other school or community performances.  Our performances are dependent on our ability to collaborate and work as a team. Tem member actions and behaviors affect how well we are prepared for performances. Team work is very important for success!

Primary students (grades K-2) only attend practice on Monday. Intermediate students (grades 3-6) attend practice on Monday and Wednesday!  Monday practices (mainly) focus on the primary activities; Wednesday will focus on the intermediate dances and routines.  Intermediate students will assist with the younger students (as dance partners and coaches) and/or work independently on the intermediate routines as directed on Monday.

Open To: Grades K-6

Additional Info: Teacher/Sponsor: Ms. S. Meetings: Grades K-2: Monday 3:05 - 4:00, Grades 3-6: Monday, Wednesday 3:05 - 4:00

Spanish Club

The Spanish club seeks to enhance students' learning of the Spanish language, Hispanic cultural customs, music, dances, and food. We do this through different activities and the use of technology.

Meeting Time: 1505 - 1605

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Open To: Grade K-6

Additional Info: Teacher/Sponsor: Mr. M

STEM Club

Explore the World of STEM through Real World Projects Grades K-3: Our goal is to promote student 's integration of STEM into Real World Projects

Meeting Time: 1505 - 1600

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Open To: Grades 4-6

Additional Info: Teacher/Sponsor: Ms H