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Student Activities

Last Updated: 7/13/2020 7:23 PM

Bascomb will not host any before or after school activities/clubs during the first nine weeks of school for the 2020-21 school year. As plans evolve, more information will be shared. When we are able to resume hosting activities and clubs, the following will be offered:

Academic Bowl 

The Academic Bowl is a game of academic competition between students in elementary grades. The games were established in Cherokee County to promote academic excellence. Students in the 5th grade may apply in September. Practices are one hour weekly and the final competition will be a Saturday in April. 

Sponsors - Shelby Reed, Selina Wingard

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Canvas and Clay -

Sponsor - Molly Mayes

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Canvas and Clay is an afternoon art opportunity that Mrs. Mayes offers for Bascomb 5th grade students. Students have the chance to explore art and artists from around the world while trying new and different methods and materials.


CCSD Reading Bowl 

Sponsors - Pam Morris, Shelby Reed

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The Reading Bowl is an event in which teams are required to read selections from Georgia Book Awards lists prior to an academic bowl-style, fast-paced competition. Reading Bowl at Bascomb is open to all fifth graders. Students that sign-up will be required to read several novels quickly and become experts on the details of each novel. We will meet once a week in the media center to discuss the books and practice using the buzzers. While all students that commit to reading the books may attend the practices, only ten students can compete in the county competition.


Friends Club

Sponsors - Dawn Beaham, Melinda Martinez 

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In Friends Club, fourth and fifth-grade students assist and spend time with children with special needs. These role models help students with turn taking, communication, and many other important life skills.  Fifth-grade members have the chance to attend the Special Olympics in the fall. Students spend their recess and lunch period one day a week at Friends Club. Interested students may obtain an application from their homeroom teacher and turn it in before the deadline.


Junior BETA Club

Sponsor- Bettina Miller and Felicia Berenger

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The Junior Beta Club’s mission is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary school students. This club begins the second quarter of the school year.


Music Makers -

Sponsor - Jenn Melvin

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Paws and Claws Club

Sponsors - Laura Wagner, Sandra West

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Open to 5th graders only

Application required and due August 24

The Bascomb Paws and Claws Club is open to fifth graders. Our mission is to support the taxpayer-funded Cherokee County Animal Shelter through fundraising, a donation drive, and educating students on the responsibility of pet ownership and the variety of ways to help animals. We will meet on alternating Tuesdays from 2:30-3:15. Club members are encouraged to visit the animal shelter for a tour.


Peer Leaders 

Sponsor - Danielle Mabeus

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Peer leaders is a club for 4th-grade students who set a positive example for others and promote kindness initiatives throughout the school year. The peer leaders will work together to develop ideas for school-wide projects that promote inclusion, teamwork, and kindness and help to assemble the completed projects.

Running Club -

Students in 4th and 5th grade are welcomed to join Running Club. We meet after school every Tuesday from October to May from 2:25-3:10. A healthy heart is a happy heart. If you run, you are a runner; it doesn’t matter how fast or how far. One run can change your day, many runs can change your life. Running/walking makes you feel powerful, free, and fearless. Come move with us on Tuesdays! See Coach Cockrell for a permission form.

Sponsors - Stephanie Cockrell, Ed Koschewa, Barry Stafford

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Science Olympiad 

Science Olympiad is a great extracurricular for fourth and fifth-grade students who enjoy science, math, or engineering. 

Sponsors - Judy Eason, Diane Hughes, Tammy Videkovich

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Safety Patrol

Sponsor - Debbie Murnan

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Student assists other students during morning arrival and helps keep the school safe in the hallways, bus arrival area, front entrance, and cafeteria. 


Sprouting Stems Club

Sponsor - Debbie Murnan, Jessica Pals 

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The Sprouting Stems club is through the Women in Stem club at Etowah High School. The high school girls plan activities with club members once a month at Bascomb in Mrs. Murnan's classroom from 4:00-5:00 p.m. it will begin in November and it is open to all third through fifth graders.


Student Council 

Sponsors - Kim Holstein, Dani Mabeus, Kathy Goins

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Student Council is comprised of 5th graders who participate and promote not only Bascomb activities but community outreach as well. Student Council candidates possess leadership skills and act as excellent role models for all students. Meetings are once monthly 7:25-7:50 and recycling (part of the student council) is twice monthly at 7:15 am. 


Technology Club

Sponsors - Dawn Barrett and Sonya Turner

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Bascomb's Technology Club will introduce fourth and fifth graders to many different types of technology and tools. Accepted club members will meet on Thursday mornings from 7:00 - 7:30 a.m. in room 336 from September through December. Optional club meeting days on Thursday mornings in January and February will be offered for those interested in Coding. Space is limited and applications are required.

4th & 5th Grade Applications Due - August 16th 

Technology Fair 

Sponsors - Dawn Barrett, Sonya Turner

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Click on the link below to see categories. Make sure they are applicable to our grade levels.


WBOB-Morning News

Sponsor - Pam Morris 

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Bascomb’s morning announcements are televised within the school building. Fifth graders are the anchors, camera-person, and teleprompter operators. Students interested must read the application form carefully, and deliver it to Mrs. Morris in the media center. The deadline is noted on the application.  

Click Here for WBOB Application