Clubs/Activities

All applications must be submitted promptly and remind your children to listen to the school announcements for future and further information on these clubs. For any further questions, please contact the Club Leader by clicking the link.

Art Club (1st-4th Grade)

Art Club is an after school club where students can express themselves through art projects guided by Mrs. Thompson.
Begins in October and meets every once  a month on Thursdays. Members are picked by lottery. Open to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders only. 1st Thursday - 1st Grade; 2nd Thursday - 2nd Grade; 3rd Thursday - 3rd Grade; 4th Thursday - 4th Grade.
Club leader is Mrs. Thompson, Art Teacher.

Battle of the Books (3rd & 4th Grade)

Battle of the Books is a reading club of which five participants will compete at the district competition. We read five books at home and discuss weekly. Anyone in 3rd & 4th grade can join Battle of the Books book club. Club meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:30-8:00 am in the mornings before school. Must purchase books club will be reading. Competition is held in December to pick team to complete in March on behalf of ILA@ESE. 
Club leader are Mrs. Austin, Counselor and Ms. Buske-Ferman, Librarian.

Caldecott Club (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)

Caldecott Club is a reading club where participants get to check out an extra book from the library from the Caldecott Club cart, read them and do a book report. Caldecott Club is open to Kinder and 1st graders during their normal library time. Members must complete and turn in 5 book reports and must have a signed permission slip. Membership entitles participants to check out 1 additional book per check out period and member will be eligible to attend a special celebration in May. Club usually starts in spring. No cost.
Club leaders are Kindergarten Teacher Ms. Garcia and Librarian Ms. Buske-Ferman.

Crazy 8's (1st-4th Grade)

Crazy 8s is an hands-on, recreational after-school club that gets kids excited about math. Crazy 8's begins in mid-September and meets once per week after school. Club membership is open to 1st through 4th graders divided into two classes (1st/2nd & 3rd/4th).
Club leader is Mrs. Roebuck and Ms. Buffington.

Chess Club

Chess Club teaches students the concepts of chess and what each pieces does. Chess Club meets after scjpp; in the library on Fridays.

Drill Team (2nd-4th Grade)

Drill Team is a dance group that performs throughout the school year at pep rallies, special events, and for school send offs. Membership is open to 2nd through 4th graders and subject to auditions/tryouts. Club will meet on Tuesdays after school starting in September. Club leader is Coach Berry and Ms. Eppenauer.

Flag Crew (3rd & 4th Grade)

Flag Crew are responsibly for raising and lowering the state and US flags every morning and afternoon. Club membership is done by application process which will be available in the next couple of weeks and must be picked up from Club Leader. Club is open to 3rd and 4th graders only for service for one or both semesters. Club leader is Coach Cain.

Literary Lunch Bunch (4th Grade)

Literary Lunch Bunch (LLB) is a reading club that reads a book together during lunch. Sign up is done by sign up during school. 4th grade students who want to participate come to the library for lunch to eat and read a book. If more than 36 sign up, the group will be split into 2 or more sections. LLB meets daily during lunch until the book is finished. Daily attendance is expected. Parents are welcome to join. Club leaders is Librarian Ms. Buske-Ferman.

Maker Mornings (4th Grade)

Maker Mornings are a chance for students to learn a craft or make a small project in the Makerspace. Projects range from paper art to origami to duct tape projects to finger knitting. Maker Mornings meet Monday mornings from 7:35-8:00 am. Participation is first come-first serve and based on teacher permission. Open to 4th graders. Students receive passes from homeroom teacher. Limited to 30 each week. Craft and maker projects vary each week. Club leader is Librarian Ms. Buske-Ferman.

News Crew (4th Grade)

News Crews provides daily announcements to the entire student body in the format of a news station. Club membership is done through application process for 3rd and 4th graders. Students that are selected will serve one day a week in the morning (7:35-8:00a.m.) for the entire school year. Newscasts are broadcast through our ILA@ESE Google website. Club leader is Coach Cain.

Pep Squad (4th Grade)

Pep Squad is a cheerleading group that performs throughout the school year at pep rallies, special events, and for school send offs. Club membership is open to 4th Grade students. Auditions will be held in the fall and practices will be held on every other Tuesday after school. Club leaders are 4th grade teachers Mrs. Hirtzel and Mrs. Rutherford.

Robotics (3rd & 4th Grade)

Robotics allows students to learn how to build and code robots. Club is open to 3rd and 4th graders only and may meet on Tuesdays. Students will submit a questionnaire on why they want to be in Robotics. All submitted questionnaires will be rated and then picked lottery style for spots ranging from 12-20 kids. Club leader is Technology Teacher Mrs. Lilly.

Stallion Singers (3rd & 4th Grade)

Stallion Singers is a choir group that performs throughout the school year at pep rallies, special events, and for school send offs. Club is open to 3rd and 4th graders only starting in January and will meet once a week on Mondays after school. Those students seeking membership must submit paper permission slips and applications that will go home after Christmas break, and then the students who return their permission slips before the deadline are allowed to audition. Students are chosen based on musical ability, classroom behavior, and reliability. Stallion Singers will be limited to a maximum of approximately 40 students. The club will have a few performances before the end of the school year and some performances at campus events. Club leader is Music Teacher Mrs. Macdonald.

Super Skillz (2nd-4th Grade)

Super Skillz will teach the following topics: Sport Stacking, Juggling, Hula Hoop, and Jump Rope. Club membership is done on a first come first served basis through an application process via google form and is open to students in grades 2nd through 4th. The club will meet on Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:30p.m. and will cover four grading periods. Each grading period will have a different Skillz focus. Students may participate in only one of the Skillz, so that a large number of students can participate.  Club leader is Coach Cain.

UIL (2nd-4th Grade)

University Interscholastic League (UIL) provides opportunities for students to compete in academic contests at the district level. Club membership is for students in grades 2nd-4th grade. Participation provides them with the opportunity to demonstrate a mastery of specific skills and motivates them to acquire higher levels of knowledge. Campus participants compete in individual events to earn points. Those points are then added up to determine which team has the highest total score.  In the elementary school category, ILA@ESE has taken home the first-place trophy for the fifth year in a row. Participating students are chosen by either tryout or by individual faculty selection beginning in Mid-October.
UIL Clubs: Creative Writing (2nd), Storytelling (2nd & 3rd), Chess Puzzles (2nd-4th), Music Memory (2nd-4th), Reading Writing (3rd & 4th), Spelling (3rd & 4th), Oral Reading (4th), Art (4th), Number Sense (4th)
Club leaders include Mrs. Thompson, Ms. Reirdon, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Roebuck, Ms. Buffington, Mrs. Mandojanno, Mrs. Hirtzel, Mrs. Austin, Mrs. Buske-Ferman, and Mrs. Lowry.

Watt Watchers (3rd Grade)

Watt Watchers area  group of consciously minded students who help the campus conserve energy, recycle, and boost school spirit. Available spots for this year are for 3rd graders only and will require application to be submitted and chosen based upon character, responsibility and reliability as well as faculty recommendation.  Students must also be willing to commit to membership in the club continuing through their 4th grade year. Club meets Wednesday from 3:45-4:45p.m.  Club leader is Mrs. Stevens.