Upper Grade Clubs (4th – 8th Grades)

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“We Write!” with Mrs. Carla Zielke | 4th/5th/6th

Monday 3:20pm-4:00pm | Limit 12 | Rm 259

In this club, we will focus on the elements of good writing, 6 Traits. A variety of writing opportunities will occur, and intramural competition will take place throughout the year.

 

Girl Up with Ms. Charlotte Owens| 6th/7th/8th

Monday 3:20pm-4:00pm| Limit 15 |Rm 257

In alignment with Girl Up and the United Nation’s Foundation mission, the Girl Up Club will aim to empower all students to get involved, teach their communities that girls matter and make sure that girls in developing countries are in developing countries are educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. Girl Up members will stand up for girls, speak up for programs that help them thrive, and rise up as community advocates out to change the world, for good.

In this club, we will focus on the elements of good writing, 6 Traits. A variety of writing opportunities will occur, and intramural competition will take place throughout the year.4-6 gradeThe main purpose of the club is to prepare students for the science fairs, both regional and state by applying scientific process to several everyday instances.

Spanish Film Club with Mrs. Anna Hartman |5th/6th/7th/8th

Tuesday from 3:20pm-4:00pm |Limit 15| Rm 255

Spanish film club will explore the Spanish speaking world through listening to language in a natural and authentic context. We will discuss the message of the movie as well as discuss what students can understand after  watching the film. We will explore cultural differences through seeing how the Spanish speaking world is different from the students’ own culture. Popcorn will be provided!

 

 

Critical Thinking Club with Mrs. Meral |4th/5th
Tuesday from 3:20pm – 4:30pm | SELECTIVE CLUB – Limit 10 | $25 Fee| Rm 262
Critical Thinking teaches students to think logically, present well-developed arguments, and see through unsupported arguments. It teaches students to use organized analysis instead of guesswork to solve problems as it develops critical thinking skills necessary for success in math. The purpose of the club is to arouse students’ interests in Mathematics, so that they can become confident in using mathematics to analyze and solve problems both in school and in real-life situations.

Young Mathematicians with Mrs. Akbas| 5th/6th /7th/8th
Tuesday from 3:20pm – 4:30pm | SELECTIVE CLUB – Limit 10| $25 fee |Rm 260
“Young Mathematicians” club is designed for Math Contests such as Math Counts, Math League, MathCon and Noetic Learning Math Contests. Participants will be practicing various Math Contests problems along with critical thinking activities. Students will be chosen based on their academic performances, abilities and passions. We will also have a lot of fun while learning.

Introduction to Guitar with Mr. Zef Martinez | 5th/6th/7th/8th
Thursday 3:20pm-4:00pm | Limit 5 | $20 fee | Rm256
In this club, students will learn the basics of playing guitar, such as proper posture, hand positioning, and picking styles. In addition, students will learn common chords, chord progressions, and guitar scales as the club continues. By the end, students will be able to play some of their favorite songs while learning basic guitar theory.

 

First Lego League with Mrs. Mayur Himanshu | 6th /7th
Thursday from 3:20pm – 4:00pm | Limit 8 | $100 Fee | Rm 253

The FIRST Lego League introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.

 

Science Fair Club with Mr. Ismet Uzun |7th/8th

Thursday 3:20pm-4:00pm| Limit 15| Rm 172

The main purpose of the club is to prepare students for the science fairs, both regional and state by applying scientific process to several everyday instances.

 

Judo Martial Arts with Mrs. Ayla Eldek |3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th/8th  

Thursday 3:20pm-4:30pm| Limit 20| Gym

Judo benefits people in multiple physical ways, including: Developing physical fitness, Growth in strength and flexibility, Increased speed and agility, Greater endurance, Good static and dynamic balance, Improved reaction time, Excellent coordination, and Increased self-confidence.

Policies

  • Students are limited to two teacher sponsored clubs per an academic year.   Please notify the homeroom teacher on any club changes.
  • Clubs will start after Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016.
  • If a student misses two or more club session without notifying the teachers, the student will be removed from the club.  A student from the wait-list will be notified.
  • Questions?  Please email info@saoc.org
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