Academic Bowl Team– Fourth and fifth graders interested in academic topics such as geography, math, history, literature, and science, will try-out for a limited number of spots on the team. The team practices after school throughout the year with several competitions with other CCSD schools.
Chorus– Fourth and fifth grade students may audition for chorus which meets for practice after school during certain seasons of the school year. The chorus performs at various school events.
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team– The HRRB team is made up of fourth and fifth grader students. There is a try-out to become a member. The team meets once a week from September to January to discuss books on the Georgia Book Award list. The team competes in Mid-January against other district elementary schools.
Junior Beta Club-Jr. Beta is a division on the National Beta Club. It recognizes achievement, educational commitment, and citizenship in students. The club promotes leadership through volunteering and service projects. The requirements for Jr. Beta are uniform across Cherokee County and have to be achieved in 4th grade in order to qualify for an invitation starting in 5th grade for Jr. Beta. Then, 5th grade qualifies a student for 6th grade Jr. Beta, etc.
Jogging Club- Jogging Club is offered to 3rd-5th grade students during 2 segments of the school year. We meet on Tuesdays during October and November for the first segment and again on Tuesdays during March and April for the second segment. Each Tuesday we meet, students will be released to Mrs. Evans, Ms. Price, and Coach Brown at 2:20 to change clothes (if needed) and begin stretches. During the next hour, students will be given instructions for the day’s goals and jogging will begin. Students are encouraged to move at a pace that is comfortable for them and may walk as often as needed. The goal of this club is to develop young runners and instill life-long habits of exercising their bodies. Jogging Club ends at 3:30 p.m. Participants must be picked up as car riders at this time in the bus lanes or pre-pay for the after school program ($8 per day), which they will attend when the students complete running activities for the day.
Science Olympiad– Students in grades fourth-fifth grade are invited to this after school activity centered around various science categories. The team meets on a regular basis throughout the school year and competes with other schools each spring.
Student Council– Developing leadership potential in our students by providing service opportunities, and to give students a voice in the leadership direction of the school.