Coding Club

Theiss Elementary


What is Coding Club?

Coding clubs inspire Klein Coders to get excited about computer science and digital making. Coders -- ranging from beginners to advanced coders -- create games, animations, and websites while learning key programming concepts. Students can learn to code in Scratch, HTML/CSS, and Python. Learning to code changes the way learners analyze and solve problems and encourages creative thinking and collaboration.

When is Coding Club?

We meet every Thursday from 3:45-4:45pm beginning October 29th and continuing through April 2021. Coders can meet us on campus in the Theiss library or online via Zoom.

What do we do at Coding Club?

We grow our coding skills! During Coding Club (and on their own time, if they choose), student coders work on personalized coding projects ranging in skill level from beginner to advanced. Coders can grow their skills at their own pace and progress through coding challenges as quickly or as slowly as suits their learning interests and abilities.

Why do we code?

Click the image to find out! In this video coders from Klein in 2019 explain why they code. In 2019, we had over 800 students attend #KleinCodes to show off a year’s worth of coding skills. They shared their Scratch skills in three levels of Quick Challenges, competed with an original coding project in the District Challenge, and also faced off in a very intense Rubik’s Cube Challenge.

Coding Club Schedule

  • Wed. Sept. 30, 2020 -- Applications available.

  • Thurs. Oct. 8, 2020 -- Applications due (to your homeroom teacher).

  • Oct. 8-13, 2020 -- Club membership decisions made, and students informed of membership status.

  • Thurs. Oct. 15, 2020, 5:45pm-- Virtual Coding Club orientation meeting via Zoom

  • Thurs. Oct. 22, 2020 -- NO Coding Club -- Theiss Virtual Curriculum Night

  • Thurs. Oct. 29, 2020, 3:45-4:45pm -- First official Coding Club meeting

  • Thursdays October 29, 2020 - April 2021, 3:45-4:45pm -- Weekly Coding Club Meetings

  • Mon. Dec. 7, 2020 -- Hour of Code Event On-Campus

  • April 2021, Time and Date TBD -- Annual #KleinCodes Event

Coding Club Expectations & Code of Conduct

Coding Club participants are expected to:

  • participate in Coding Club meetings every Thursday 3:45-4:45pm (unless Club is not meeting)

  • be picked up no later then 5pm after Club meetings

  • keep grades above a 70% with no N's or U's in conduct

  • follow all behavioral expectations set by Coding coaches

Coding Club participants are also expected to abide by the Klein Student Code of Conduct while engaged in Club-related activities. This includes, but it not limited to:

  • Demonstrate courtesy, even when others do not.

  • Behave in a responsible manner, always exercising self-discipline.

  • Attend Club meetings, regularly and on time.

  • Meet district standards of grooming and dress.

  • Obey all campus and classroom rules.

  • Respect the rights and privileges of students, teachers, and other district staff and volunteers.

  • Respect the property of others, including district property and facilities.

  • Cooperate with and assist the school staff in maintaining safety, order, and discipline.

  • Adhere to the requirements of the Student Code of Conduct.