Forensics is offered to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students to promote and encourage good public speaking and oral communication. Speaking categories include original oratory, declamation, oral interpretation of poetry or prose, dramatic interpretation, and duo interpretation. Students participate in intra- and interscholastic tournaments.
Girls On The Run
Girls on the Run is a national program offered to our girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Participants learn life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. 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. AAA is beginning season # 10 this spring!
Whether composting in the Student Dining Room, harvesting from school gardens, or preparing activities for our community to celebrate Earth Day, our Green Team encourages a reduce, reuse, recycle program that all of our staff and students can participate in. The Green Team has monthly meetings and weekly duties during 3rd period/recess.
The Intramural Basketball Program is offered to boys and girls in grades 3 - 8. This includes members of the interscholastic basketball teams. It begins in early January and runs through February. The teams are coached by parents on a volunteer basis. Grades 3 and 4 play from 8:00AM to 10:00AM, grades 5 and 6 play from 10:00AM to 1:00PM, and grades 7 and 8 play from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. Each student receives an individual playing shirt and there is a party for all participants and their families at the end of the program.
The Partner Sharing Program connects students in different grade levels to form friendships through multiple meetings throughout the year. From Mission Bingo to Earth Day, students participate in fun activities together. Younger students enjoy feeling known by the older students while the older graders in return learn how to serve as role models.
Students in grades 4-6 can participate in Reading Olympics which is sponsored by the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. The goal of the Reading Olympics program is to increase reading for enjoyment and to promote reading achievement. Students collaborate with their teammates to read 45 books that have been selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists, and classroom teachers. These professionals read the books and write questions which teams of students answer during the competition. The Olympics are a celebration of reading.
Elected officers and class representatives in grades 5-8 support the school by promoting school spirit, developing a positive student morale, learning to solve problems and make decisions, and sponsoring academic, service, and social activities. Regular student government meetings help to develop leadership skills.