Department of Defense Education Activity

Kinser ES: School Activities

All after school clubs and activities (i.e. jump rope, art, music, math, sports, etc.)will normally meet only on days that the school follows a full day schedule, NOT on early release days. There is no extra-curricular activity bus for students who participate in these activities. Parents whose child frequently rides a bus must make transportation and/or other arrangements for the student to be picked up from school following the activity. Notification of these activities will be sent to the parent along with the day and time of the activity. 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.

5th Grade Study Club

5th grade tutoring club is an after-school program designed to help students in all subject areas.  Tutoring will be held for both struggling and gifted students in order to help them reach their full potential by supplementing the instruction they receive in class and guiding them toward study practices and aides that can help them excel.  We will work one-on-one, though occasionally there will be organized group activities for the students who are studying the same material.

Open To: 5th Graders




Art Club

Art Club is an after school activity that provides materials, instruction and support for those students who are seeking a creative outlet in addition to their academic schedule.   

Open To: 2nd-5th Grade




Chess Club

Chess Club is open for New Members! Come and learn to play chess and improve your mental focus and problem solving skills! No prior experience is required. Please bring a snack (no peanuts).

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1450-1600

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: 2nd-5th Graders




Clipper Chorus

Clipper Chorus is open to students with an interest in singing and music.

Open To: 3rd-5th Grades




Culture Club

This Culture Club will help you to have deeper understanding of Okinawan and Japanese cultures, become cultural ambassadors (school student innovators) to run host nation activities and events for our school, and have a fun with local people together!   

Goals & Objectives:

1.            Celebrate diversity within the school body.

2.            Advance the children's understanding of their global environment.

3.            Promote diverse cultural ideas and organized activities that promote global awareness.

4.            Encourage students  to attend and participate in cultural events in and around the community

5.            Develop sense of pride in their cultural identity.

Term: All Year

Open To: Grades 3-5

Additional Info: Every other Monday




Detective Club

Detective club members work on problem solving, which involves mathematics and logic.

Term: Fall

Meeting Days: Tuesday,Thursday

Open To: 2nd & 3rd Grades




E Club

The E-Club (English Club) was created to provide a fun venue for students to learn and practice their conversational and academic English. Throughout the semester, the students engage in various indoor and outdoor activities. Members have opportunities to build up, enhance, and sharpen their communication skills. It is a community of learners that collaborate and help each other through friendly discussions, exchanging of ideas, board games, and even physical and competitive games. In the end, the goal is for students to have this take away: that language learning is fun!

Meeting Time: 1500

Meeting Days: Thursday

Open To: English Language Learners




Gardening Club

During Gardening Club students learn skills to plant, grow, and maintain plants. The club has a composter for decomposing plant waste into soil. Students focused on recycling and reuse of materials in our activities. This year's club successfully started orange and apple trees from seed, along with growing garden herbs and fruits hydroponically.

Term: Spring

Meeting Days: Tuesday,Thursday




Instrumental Ensemble

Instrumental Ensemble

Open To: 2nd-5th Grade




Robotics & Programming

LEGO Robotics Club has hands-on learning that engages students, sparks creativity, and develops critical thinking skills. Students design, build, and program their creations while developing essential skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1500-1630

Meeting Days: Monday,Friday

Open To: 4th & 5th Grades




Running Club

Running Club runs, trains, and plays running games. The club sponsored a Kinser Clippers run the world campaign this year where everyone participated by running or walking miles.

Meeting Time: 1510-1600

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: 4th-5th Grade




S.T.A.R. Homework Club

S.T.A.R. Homework Club




Soroban Club

The SOROBAN, known as the Japanese abacus in English, is considered to be the first calculator in Japan and has played a significant role in the cultural and educational development of the country. Japanese 4th grade math standard has been introducing Soroban at school and now many Japanese students go to Soroban club to learn the skills after school.  In this club, students will learn the basic skills of how to use it and move into the calculation of addition and subtraction through oral practice, written practice and flash math.  The students will participate in the Okinawa District Soroban Contest in April 2019 as the representatives of KSES. 

Term: Winter,Spring

Meeting Time: 1500-1545

Meeting Days: Thursday

Open To: Grades 3-5