K-Kids is an international student-led organization that provides students in grade 3-5 with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership. Students who participate in K-Kids are encouraged to show loyalty to their school, community, and nation. The core values of K-Kids are Character Building, Leadership, Inclusiveness and Caring. In years past, we have helped the Key Club clean up Friendship Gardens, sang Christmas carols for the elderly at Sugar Grove, raised money for Riley Hospital for Kids, helped collect peanut butter for Gleaner’s, and volunteered at Central’s restaurant nights.
Any child in grades 3-5 is able to participate in this after school program, which meets one day a week. Each week students work on stretching, breathing, eating healthy, and running during our time together. On the designated day, students will meet in the cafeteria right after school to eat a healthy snack and work on their homework under adult supervision. After about 20 minutes, supervisors and students begin activities which last about an hour.
Students in grade four and five were able to participate in a STEM club. Last year the students participated in the Saving the Penguins Project. Save the Penguins was a great introduction to engineering, the design process, scientific inquiry, and the science of heat transfer. Students had a great time and will have the opportunity to participate in either the fall or spring this upcoming school year.
The cheerleading club will be offered to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. The kids will learn basic cheer moves, stunts, and a dance. The club will meet one day a week after school from 4 to 5 pm. We will perform at the Central Celebrations and a high school basketball game. There will be a fee of $10 to purchase a t-shirt and a hair bow.
The objective of our Spanish Club is to expose our students to the Spanish language and culture. We hope to get kids excited about learning a new language and give them something to look forward to in middle school and high school. Spanish Club will be offered during the second semester of the school year.
The Good News Club meets for six weeks on Monday afternoons directly after school. The 2016 dates are January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27 and March 6. Students have a snack, a Bible lesson, sing songs, and enjoy games and activities to reinforce the lesson. Parents pick up students at 5:15 p.m.
Student Council is an extra-curricular activity for Central Elementary students in 4th and 5th grade. Our student council is made up of students elected by their peers that represent the interests of their classmates. Student Council members often help coordinate school wide projects. Members bring ideas and carry out activities that embody positivity and cheer throughout our school.