To promote character, develops leadership skills and social responsibility, encourage service involvement to school and community, recognize outstanding achievement, foster leadership skills, grant scholarships, and provide settings for your child to develop interpersonal relations skills.
|Made up of 5th grade students from Avery with the GPA of 3.8 who because of worthy character, mentality, credible achievement, and commendable attitude, have been approved for membership by their teachers and Jr. Beta club sponsors.||Meeting dates and times can be found in parent letter||Tori Sinco and Mimi Murray|
To provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge in various academic areas in a fun and competitive setting. Academic Bowl rewards both individual skill and teamwork.
|Selection begins each yr in Dec. Students must have parent permission signed before they can participate in the selection process. Students are selected by application which includes: teacher recommendation, practice test score, practice game try-outs.||Meeting dates and times can be found in the parent letter|
8 students selected for the Academic Bowl team each year
|Anne Harris and Kristen Hartley|
To provide 4th and 5th grd students with the opportunity to express themselves musically in a choral setting.
|All 4th and 5th grade students who are interested can participate.||Chorus is divided into two sessions: Sept- Dec. and Feb-May|
Chorus performs for school and community functions such as Giving Tree Program, Canton Christmas Parade, Assisted Living centers, and combined area concerts.
To educate interested students in the various aspects of drama with exposure to direction, role Play, Activities, making friends and Acting.
|Selection of the 6 members based on application from teacher recommendation and audition.||Meeting dates and times can be found in parent letter|
Script writing and performing and running of the camera and computer system.
|Jennifer Blakey and Anne Harris|
To develop respect for self and others through selfless service. Develop leadership skills, instill values and build positive character.
|Students are elected as representatives for their school by their peers. The students must be a 3rd – 5th grader, foster change and improvements at Avery, assist administration and deliver information to the student body.||Meet for one hour, once a month.|
They are involved in Recycling, Toys for Tots (US Marine Corps), Giving Tree (Must Ministries), Raising Money for Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and the Canned Food Drive.
|Angie Beal and Robin Sheffield|
To improve critical thinking, logical thinking and reasoning including skills such as comparison, classification, sequencing, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, planning, hypothesizing, and critiquing. Creative thinking involves creating something new or original. It involves the skill of flexibility, brainstorming, modification, imagery, associative thinking, metaphorical thinking, and forced relationships.
|An application will be sent home each semester. It is based on a first come first serve basis.||Wednesday 3:15- 4:15||Adam Whitney|
To help students acquire basic skills of the Spanish language, while enhancing their understanding of their own native language.
|Applications are sent home each semester. Participants are selected on a first come, first serve basis.||Thursday after school. Kdg – 2nd grades: 3:15 - 4:15pm.|
Vocabulary, sentence construction, grammar, and conversation. The content is customized to the skill level of each student.
To enhance and enrich a student’s journey through mathematics by giving them the opportunity to challenge themselves in all types of math concepts, by providing additional learning activities. It also gives students of all ability levels a chance to extend themselves beyond the mathematics curriculum and become more confident in math.
|Have to be a 5th grader. Participation is strictly voluntary.||PTA Math Committee|
To instill responsibility and concern for the safety of other students and self.
|The Avery ES Safety Patrol is made up of 5th graders that are recommended by previous year’s teachers. The selected students are endorsed by their teachers during the last nine weeks of their 4th grade year. The criteria for Safety Patrol are as follows||student interest, parental approval, all S’s on report card in behavior, continued acceptable academic performance (must maintain a C or better average).||Jason Fitts|
To promote healthy relationships between disabled and non-disabled peers.
|Desire to work with special needs population. Write a paragraph about what it means to work with special needs. Recommendation and signatures from two teachers and parental permission.|
Adaptive PE (twice a week)
One to One participation atTop Soccer in October. Special Olympics in April. Social Gatherings throughout the school year.
To educate interested students while building school spirit and community. Also increases students' abilities to write, report, and publish school news.
|Tara Gardiner and Trayce Williams|
To provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their reading comprehension knowledge of identified children’s books in a fun and competitive setting. Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl rewards both individual skill and teamwork
To provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge of science in a fun and competitive setting. Science Olympiad rewards both individual skill and teamwork.
|Julie Cato and Cindy Rudin|