• UIL

    Coach: Ms. Echeverria

    Grades: 3-5

    In UIL, students are challenged to exhibit much more than knowledge and comprehension. There is one competition in December and one in May.

    Competitions:

    • Reading Writing: 3rd & 4th
    • Number Sense: 3rd & 4th
    • Spelling: 3rd & 4th
    • Storytelling: 3rd only
    • Maps, Graphs, & Charts: 4th only
    • Dictionary: 4th only
    • Listening: 4th only
  • Disney Musical

    Coaches: Ms. Marin, Ms. Wright

    Grades: 3-5

    In our second year of partnership with Disney Musicals in Schools, our school will present Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Audition is required. The production will be mid-Spring.  

robotics
  • Vex IQ Robotics

    Coach: Ms. Seagroves, Ms. Hernandez

    Grades: 4-5

    In robotics, students will build robots to compete in 60 second long Teamwork Challenge, autonomous Robot Skills Challenge, and Driver Skills Challenge.

  • Music Memory

    Coach: Ms. Marin

    Grades: 3-5

    This program promotes the love, appreciation, and knowledge of classical music through in-depth study of composer’s lives and their music.  The team will work toward participating in a district-wide listening contest in which they identify music selections.

  • Journalism

    Coaches: Ms. Norman, Ms. Ferguson

    Grades: 3-5

    The Journalism club empowers Solar girls to use a variety of media to explore the world around them and understand different cultures, ideas and events.  We'll learn about women in journalism, careers and opportunities, the history of journalism and more.

  • Art

    Coach: Ms. Garcia

    Grades: 3-5

    Students will learn about ceramic and sculpture techniques.. They will have practice throwing clay on a potter's wheel, building a pinch pot, and coil-building. The end-of-semester project will be a fully-realized ceramic work of art.

  • Lone Star Challenge

    Coach: Ms. Seagroves

    Grades: 4-6

    Lone Star Challenge is the elementary competition equivalent to Academic Decathlon and Academic Pentathlon. Lone Star is a theme-based four-event scholastic team competition wherein Fourth, Fifth and Sixth grade students match their intellect with students from other schools. Nine-member teams are comprised of: 3 fourth grade students; 3 fifth grade students; and 3 sixth grade students.

  • Tennis

    Sponsor: Dallas Tennis & Education Academy

    Grades: 1-3

    The Dallas Tennis & Education Academy provides scholars with the basic fundamentals in a fun and competitive environment.

  • Creative Writing

    Sponsor: Junior Players

    Grades: 3-5

    Students will experiment with numerous writing exercises to release their creative voice. Students may work on poetry, playwriting, spoken word and short stories.

  • Spanish Immersion

    Sponsor: TruFluency Kids!

    Grades: K-5

    Learn Spanish through novels, games, songs and more. Learn from professional educators with 10+ years of experience. The goal is conversation through fun and games!

GOTR
  • Girls on the Run

    Coach: Ms. Castillo, Ms. Flanigan

    Grades: 3-5

    GOTR is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls.  The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event.  The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

  • Destination Imagination

    Coaches: Ms. Cunningham, Ms. Prelis, Ms. Baloul

    Grades: K-5

    The DI program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters scholars’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of STEAM and service learning. There are two competitions in the Spring.

  • Chess

    Coach: Ms. Cano

    Grades: 3-5

    The district chess program provides students the opportunity to showcase their problem-solving and critical thinking skills at chess tournaments and UIL Chess Puzzle competitions.

  • Little Kids Rock

    Coach: Ms. Marin

    Grades: 4-5

    LKR partners with public school districts to ensure all students have access to music education through modern band programs.

TMSCA
  • TMSCA

    Coach: Ms. Sanchez

    Grades: 3-5

    In TMSCA, students compete in UIL math and science contests through grade level team competitions, including Number Sense, calculator applications, mathematics, and science.

  • Yearbook

    Coaches: Ms. Lackey, Ms. Fenlaw

    Grades: 4-5

    The yearbook club will be focused on creating our 2019-2020 school yearbook.  They will explore design software and photography. 

  • The Green Team

    Coach: Ms. Mathai, Ms. Threatt

    Grades: 3-5

    Our mission is to help our Earth by practicing sustainable actions, whether that's picking up recycling from each classroom, helping compost in our school garden, or creating reusable goods to use at home or at school!

  • Ballet Folklorico

    Sponsor: Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico

    Grades: 3-5

    The Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico is dedicated to helping students strengthen their academic performance, while motivating them to think, learn and express themselves. This is accomplished through the direct and specialized instruction offered by our dance program.

debate
  • Debate

    Coach: Ms. Wright

    Grade: 5

    Calling all future lawyers, advocates, organizers, and anyone else with a powerful voice! Join one of the first elementary Debate clubs in Dallas, and learn how to argue like RBG and Sonia Sotomayor.