List of Activities and Clubs

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    First Lego League Robotics Teams - These are competitive teams for 4th-8th graders, that meet in the library from 3:50 - 5:00 pm on specific days for each team. For our students to compete at the level they desire, they need parents to step up and help coach teams outside of what the teachers are able to do. We have scrimmage/competitions on 3-5 Saturdays between October and February. The teacher sponsors are Mrs. Neel, Ms. O’Neill, Dr. Popa, Ms. Crow, and Mrs. Garnica.

    Basketball, Soccer, & Volleyball - These teams are for boys and girls of all ability levels. Teams are formed for differing age groups based on the league they play in. All Practices are at Sudie Williams from 3:45-5:00 pm. Students will compete against other nearby schools or through YMCA leagues. All sports teams are parent sponsored and coached.  Parents are needed to help start more teams for other sports.

    GEMUN - Global Elementary Model United Nations promotes a global perspective on real issues confronting the world community today. Students research their nation, learn how the United Nations operates, create proposals, then represent their nation at a mock UN assembly run by students. Students meet after school, once a week from 3:50 - 5:00 pm, have 3 Saturday trainings scattered throughout the school year, and the culmination meeting in a 2 day assembly in May. Mrs. Hererra and Mrs. Garnica lead this club.

    Destination Imagination - Problem-solving, teamwork, and collaboration meets theatrical interpretations in Destination Imagination. DI participants become lifelong problem solvers who are inspired to innovate creative solutions to real-world challenges quickly and collaboratively.  Students will develop self-confidence, creative and critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and team building. Students will also become risk takers and learn perseverance.  Teams will meet weekly to develop these skills and work on their chosen project.  When competition season comes nearer, teams will need to meet more frequently and for longer periods of time. The teams are led by Ms. Browning, Ms. O’Neill, and Mrs. Armstrong.  Parent involvement is also vital to the success of our teams.

    Debate - Meets weekly, students practice presentation skills, research, and debate. This club is led by Ms. Shead and Mrs. Hererra.

    Lone Star Challenge - This is the elementary competition equivalent to Academic Decathlon and Academic Pentathlon for 4th-6th graders. Sponsored by Ms. O’Neill and Ms. Holguin.

    Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) - This UIL club competes by taking tests in Number Sense, General Mathematics, Calculator Applications, and General Science. More details to follow. The teams are led by Mrs. Herrera and Mrs. Neel.

    Chess - Mrs. Hererra is leading chess on Fridays 3:40 to 5:00 pm in the GT Lab. This club has an extensive competition schedule.

    Academic Pentathlon - This is an academic competition involving five academic fields of study (math, social studies, science, literature, and fine arts) for 7th and 8th graders. More details to follow. This is sponsored by Mrs. Herrera and Ms. Shead

    Garden Club - Naturalists and gardeners care for the Sudie Garden and learn more about the great outdoors. They meet on Wednesdays from 3:40 to 5:00 pm. Mr. Gatlin, Ms. O'Neill, and Dr. Popa lead the gardeners.

    Girl Scouts - a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that help girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. They meet on Fridays after school. Ms. Holguin is sponsoring the program and looking for parents to co-lead.