Department of Defense Education Activity

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.

Creative Writing Club

The Creative Writing Club brings together students of all writing abilities who have an interest in creating fiction, nonfiction, scripts, and/or poetry. It provides a collaborative work space for members to write, share ideas, and provide feedback for each other’s work.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 3:15-4:15

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: 3-6

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

KES Step Team

A Step Team is a team that performs a unique dance art form that originated in Africa. Stepping is a form of percussive dance in which the participants' entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken works and hand claps. The purpose of the KES Step Team  is to create an atmosphere of unity and diversification through stepping and group creativity. The group’s primary responsibility is to entertain, give back through community service projects, develop a sense of pride, gain leadership skills, and develop a camaraderie between their teammates.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 3:15-4:15

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: 4-6

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