Elementary School Clubs and Activities

Schuylerville Elementary School students have a broad range of interests, which are reflected by the number of clubs and organizations to which our pupils participate. Here’s a sampling:

Art Club

  • Open to students in grades 3-5
  • Advisor: Mr. Shea
  • The goal of the Elementary School Art Club is to help interested students have the opportunity to explore the varying techniques and media used in visual art. Students work individually and in groups to develop artistic skills and bring art to the community.
  • 2018-19 Meeting Dates

Band (Beginning)

  • Open to students in grades 4-6
  • Advisor: Vicki Young
  • Beginning Band students attend a weekly lesson to learn various skills needed to play an instrument and to participate in a performing group. Performance opportunities may arise throughout the year and Beginning Band students are eligible to participate upon achieving the necessary skills.

Band (Advanced)

  • Open to students in grades 5 & 6
  • Advisor: Vicki Young
  • The Advance Band is made up of students in fifth and sixth grade who have been playing and studying an instrument for one year or more.

Chorus

  • Open to students in fifth grade
  • Advisor: Chris Tucker
  • Advanced Chorus is open to all students in grade five. This large ensemble focuses its learning on performing a larger repertoire of music of many styles. The skill level spirals from the end of the beginning level chorus, with greater emphasis on more difficult rhythms and two-part singing. It is recommended that students try the Advanced Chorus before choosing to continue in the Middle School choral program.

First Lego League Jr. Teams

  • Open to students in grades K-4
  • Advisor: Eran Swears (JrFLL Coordinator), eran.swears@kitware.com
  • FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 9 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®. Guided by two adult Coaches, teams (up to 6 members, grades K-4) explore a real-world scientific problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. Then they create a Show Me poster that illustrates their journey of discovery and introduces their team. They also construct a motorized model of what they learned using LEGO elements. In the process, teams learn about teamwork, the wonders of science and technology, and the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Core Values, which include respect, sharing, and critical thinking.

Ski Club

  • Open to students in grades 3-6
  • Advisor: Pat Whalen & Chad Jorgensen
  • Students receive small-group ski instruction based on their individual skiing ability. Participants get to ski at Willard Mountain with friends and make new friends at the same time.