Student Council

The Wallingford Elementary Student Council is open to students in grades 4-6.  Students apply for a position and are either voted in to the council or appointed.  The student council has a mission statement that reads “We will work together to improve our school and town.  We will be respectful and supportive models for our school and community.”
A few of the events our student council has organized is a Veterans Day service at the town hall, a walk to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis, and movie nights to support the Rutland County Humane Society and local food shelves.  The student council provides our students with a strong voice and the opportunity to make our school and community a better place.

Band

The Wallingford Elementary School Instrumental Program is offered to any interested student in grades 4, 5, and 6.  Each student participates in a weekly lesson as they strive to become proficient and are then invited to participate in the band.  Our band meets once a week to practice for events during the year such as the winter and spring music concerts, our annual district-wide “Music in Our Schools” event at Mill River Union School, and school-wide assemblies.

Chorus

The Wallingford Elementary School Chorus is open to any interested student in grades 5 and 6.  The Chorus meets once a week.  Preparations throughout the school year include rehearsals for at least two concerts including a holiday concert, school-wide assemblies, and the district-wide “Music in Our Schools” event at Mill River Union School.

Handbells

6th grade students have the unique opportunity to join the Wallingford Elementary School hand bell choir.  We are very fortunate to have the ability to offer hand bells for our students.  The hand bell program runs for approximately 8 weeks in the fall and winter, once a week in the morning.  Our hand bell choir performs at the winter concert, school-wide assemblies, and Wallingford community events.

Spelling Team

Each fall students in grades 5 and 6 are invited to try out for our spelling team.  The team consists of 6 spellers and is determined by spelling assessments after a few weeks of practice.  Early in November, the W.E.S. team competes in a Vermont regional competition with the opportunity to earn a spot in the State championships.

Geography Bee

The Wallingford Elementary Geography Bee is open to all students in grades 4-6 and is held each January.  The winner of our bee advances to the State championship at Middlebury College in April.  Students sign up, attend practice sessions, and compete in the school competition.

Readers Club

This group of 5th and 6th grade students meet once a week to read and discuss novels and other genres in a fun and informal setting. We do a quick outdoor break, then snack while we're sharing, reading and discussing. By exploring parallels in literature to our daily lives and environments, students gain understanding of themselves and of the world beyond.  Other themed activities have included drama, art, writing, music, use of technology, making community connections, and service to the school community.   Anything is possible!

Scripps Howard Spelling Bee

The Wallingford Elementary School Spelling Bee is held each February with our winner advancing to the State championship at St. Michael’s College in March.  The spelling bee is open to any interested student in grades 3-6.  Students sign up in the fall and are given a word list to study from.  Later, in February, they have their moment to shine in front of their peers and parents. 

Basketball

Wallingford Elementary School sponsors a basketball program for students in 5th and 6th grades.  The season typically starts each year after Thanksgiving and runs until the February school vacation.  Practices are held in December 2-3 times a week and the games begin in January.  Teams play a 10 or 12 game schedule here at W.E.S. and other local schools.  For coaches, we depend on our wonderful parent volunteers!

Girls on the Run

Girls in grades 3-6 may participate in the Girls on the Run program in the spring.  The group meets twice a week to run, build friendships, and learn together.  The experience culminates in a 5K run in Brattleboro, VT along with hundreds of other Girls on the Run participants from across the state.  

Cheer Leading

Our cheerleading program is open to all students in grades 4-6.  Practice begins during the month of December and runs through February.  Cheerleaders cheer during the home basketball games, at assemblies, and even at our annual reading challenge in February. 

K-Kids Community Service Club

The Wallingford Elementary K-Kids Community Service Club is the first of its kind in the state of Vermont.  Tied to the Key Club at Mill River Union School, the K-Kids meet twice a month to build friendships and perform community service activities such as baking cookies for the school, caroling for senior citizens, and making valentines for people living alone in Wallingford.  Here is the K-Kids pledge – “As a K-Kid, I promise to serve my neighborhood and my school; I will show respect toward my environment; and I will try to make the world a better place in which to live.”  The students are inducted into the K-Kids Club in the spring.  We are very proud of our K-Kids!