Chess Club is a marvelous way to develop the cognitive skills of our students. In disguise as merely a challenging board game, chess develops planning and foresight, improved concentration, problem solving skills, and increased memory and creativity. It also exercises both sides of the brain! Many studies have shown the continued benefits of learning and playing chess throughout one’s lifetime. Chess Club meets for one hour one day per week after school.
The Math Pentathlon describes mathematics as an area of investigation which develops the ability to critically observe, classify, describe, and analyze data in a logical manner using both inductive and deductive methods. It is also a creative and aesthetic study of pattern and geometric and numerical relationships. Dynamic rather than passive in nature, mathematics should involve students in strategic thinking by exploring multiple possibilities and variables that continually change, much like life. This program provides the way to implement the above definition of mathematics. This club is open to first through sixth grade students on Tuesdays after school.
Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz is a hands-on class where students build machines, buildings, vehicles, and other structures out of LEGO Bricks, using one-of-a-kind model plans designed by Bricks 4 Kidz. Each class begins with a teacher-led discussion related to the model of the day. Students build a new project each week. While exploring principles of engineering, architecture, physics, and more, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. Once the project is complete, children use the rest of their time to modify their model builds and collaborate with one another. Each class meets for one hour per week for six weeks after school.
The Safety Patrol is an elementary service organization designed to serve the needs of elementary students and their families by greeting each students with a cheerful smile and encouraging words, opening car doors and assisting with backpacks, and displaying and taking down our American, Christian, and Texas flags according to specified procedures. Their service times are before school and after school each day. Our students serve with humility, sacrifice, and faith and seek to honor the Lord with their actions and attitudes.
“Be completely humble and gentle: be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Eph. 4:2