Clubs and Activities
South Harrison Township Elementary School is proud to offer several different clubs and activities for our students from Newspaper Club, Student Council, Fuel Up To Play 60, and several new clubs offered this year.
Newspaper Club is an after-school activity offered to the sixth graders of South Harrison School. This club allows the students the opportunity to further develop their writing, editing, and interviewing skills while providing information to the student body and having fun! Newspaper club students conduct interviews, report on school news, take photographs, research topics, and write articles to be shared with the school community in the Roadrunner publication. The Newspaper Club reporters attend meetings 1-2 times a week after school to produce a digital newspaper. This is a great way for students to collaborate with their peers and work on their writing and editing skills, while also providing a valuable service to their school community.
The South Harrison Elementary Student Council is under the leadership of Technology Teacher/Media Specialist, Mrs. Gail Bram and Health and Physical Education Teacher, Tim Narcisi. The Student Council is an active part of the South Harrison Elementary student body and consists of students from fourth to sixth grades. Students in grades five and sixth may run for an office position and must submit in writing the official position they would like to run for. Sixth graders are the only ones that can become a President and must perform a one to two-minute speech. Each homeroom from fourth to sixth grade is to select through a vote, one classroom representative after official elections take place. All students from fourth to sixth grade participate in the voting process.
Student Council’s purpose is to serve South Harrison in the following ways:
- Plan special days for elementary school.
- Promote school spirit and unity within the elementary school.
- Helping others who are more unfortunate than we are.
- Serve by example as positive role models to the student body.
The Fuel Up to Play 60 Club is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and the NFL (National Football League) that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at the school. This club also promotes the idea that students can make a difference in their lives by making healthy decisions! The Fuel Up to Play 60 Club will meet after school for 2 sessions and 6 meetings per session.
South Harrison Elementary is offering an exciting new club this year for 5th and 6th graders - Battle of the Books! This fun reading club will encourage students to work together and read a wide range of genres and authors. Students who sign up read from a list of books. After reading the books, students compete in groups to demonstrate their knowledge of the books they have read. The competitions are similar to Family Feud. There are multiple copies of the battle books available at the school. Participating students will be responsible for reading at least four of the titles on the list. Students will work together as a team to read all 16 books before the battles begin in late Winter/early Spring. Battle of the Books is a great way for students to read outstanding literature and compete to show their understanding of the story elements of each book. It’s also a lot of fun!
This year, we will continue our partnership with Mad Science and offer a supplementary after-school STEM Enrichment Club for any interested students. Each session will last six weeks, one class weekly. Our two choices this year will be Brixology and Mission Coding. For the Brixology program, each class is comprised of a different LEGO brick build that highlights a specific engineering field, as well as engineering as a STEM-based career path. Mission Code is a series of in-class coding workshops geared towards learning and practicing fundamental programming concepts. Afterward, each student will have at-home access to the class content and game for 1 year so they can continue to play and practice the coding skills they learned.
The Clay Club is an after-school program open to 4th-6th graders, where they get to experiment with many different clay techniques and tools- including the pottery wheel! During Clay Club, students learn to work with ceramic clay- sculpting, carving, and glazing/ painting. They will also have the opportunity to work with polymer (over-bake) clay, molding charms and miniatures. Clay Club has two sessions- one in Winter and another in Spring. Each session will have 8 classes total.
Our new Drama Club is open to students in Grades 4-6 and is designed for students who love to act and perform. All students with theatrical talent, artistic ability, or interest in staging are welcome to participate.