Washington Extracurricular Clubs 2017-2018
As part of the district and our school effort to support our students’ academics, interests, and mindset goals, the staff at Washington has developed several after school clubs for our students. These clubs will be held throughout the year, and some of the clubs are seasonal based on the activity. More specific information will be sent as sign-ups take place for each club. We are excited to add these opportunities to Washington!
Wolfie Culture Club – Mrs. Hawley
Are you creative? Do you like to write original scripts, poems or songs? Do you like to act? Would you like to help teach others about The Wolfie Way? If so, this is the club for you! Students will help create skits, songs, videos and posters that will be used to teach others more about our culture at Washington. We will focus on our values of Stand Up and Own It, Power of Team, Passion for Growth, as well as R Factor language. Using real life examples, we will show how R factor can help us at home, at school, anywhere!
Wolf Pack Running Club – Mrs. Chamberlain and Mr. Gabel
The Wolf Pack is Washington Elementary’s first coed running team. This year Mrs. Chamberlain, Mr. Gabel, and Mrs. Tanner are trying something a little different with the running club. We are inviting all 3-5 grade boys and girls to join our running club. All levels are welcome! This is a 7 week program that will meet Tuesday and Thursday after school until 5:00. The club will start the first week of March and end in April. There is no fee to join the club. There will be an optional 5k at the end of the season that families will register for and pay for online. We will have more information coming home in January/February. We hope you will start running with the Wolf Pack. Grades 3-5 only.
Sign Language Club – Mrs. Tackett
This club will give students an opportunity to learn American Sign Language as well as get a look into the world of the Deaf culture. Our district is now offering ASL as a world language credit, so this club would offer students a sampling of what signing is all about and a head start toward learning this second language. This club will allow students to have a positive mindset when interacting with Deaf individuals in their community because the students will learn basic signs and will also be more knowledgeable of the Deaf culture.
Washington Green Team – Mrs. Watkins
To maintain the garden throughout the year and establish a sense of environmental stewardship at the elementary school level. This is for grades 3-5. Students must be willing to stay after school once a month for an hour. During the spring months, we might meet twice a month for an hour.
Yoga Club – Mr. Regouski, Mrs. Scally, and Mrs. Collura
Research suggests that teaching children to disconnect though mindfulness meditation, breathing exercises and yoga can help them in the same way it benefits adults. Studies also show that mindfulness can alleviate anxiety, enhance sleep quality, and even improve self-esteem. This club will promote the pressing pause aspect of R-Factor training as well as encourage students to be discipline driven. The skills taught will give students a toolbox to respond to events throughout their day in a mindful way to create the outcomes they seek. We will have a club for primary (K-2) students and intermediate (3-5) students.
The Wolfie Times – Mrs. Thatcher and Mrs. Graham
This group of students will report Washington news in a blog form. (current events, school highlights). Grade 5 only.
PAWSitive Impact – Mrs. Thatcher and Mrs. Cooper
This group will ignite students’ passions for helping others! We will meet weekly to plan, organize, and lead service projects and events in our school and local community.
The Homerun Club – Mr. Sutphin
Building Skills for Community Recreation in the Sport of Baseball. Teamwork, leadership, cooperation, and sportsmanship will be the focus. Throwing, catching, fielding, running bases and hitting will be taught as well. What does a good team need? What roles connect and what are the outcomes good or bad? We want to strive to give great effort and hope for everyone to help each other along the way! Grades 3-5 only.