Clubs at NES
The robotics club is a team of eight students made up of fourth and fifth graders. During the year, they build a robot and use various technologies to program it to perform several missions on a mat designed specifically for our annual robotics competition. The students also complete a research assignment during the year that relates to the theme of the competition each year. They develop a skit to perform for the judges explaining all of their research on competition night.
The Nature Stewards Club introduces our 4th and 5th grade students to the wonders of nature and teaches them how to preserve those wonders through life long service. Our mission is to help our natural habitat by engaging our students in environmental activities, and completing P.E.A.C.E Projects (Peaceful Environmental Activities Concerning Everyone).
This program will be designed to assist young girls in living a healthy lifestyle while discussing topics that occur socially at school. Your child will be exposed to a curriculum to help them be successful in difficult social situations while training to run a 5K!
A Little Knight Music
North Chorus, A Little Knight Music, is a vocal ensemble open to all fourth and fifth grade students by audition. Fourth grade students may sing in the ensemble for two years. Fifth grade students are encouraged to complete a second juried audition to become a singing member of the Lancaster County School District Elementary Honors Choir. A Little Knight Music performs for school events as well as some community events.
North's Art Club is an after school program for a selected group of fifth grade students who show leadership, responsibility and artistic talents. We work on projects for the school community such as plays, spirit days, relay for life and any other school activity needing a creative touch. We also beautify the school by hanging up student artwork. The art club works on their own artwork and gets a chance to enhance their artistic abilities in a smaller class size setting.
Junior Beta Club
Fifth grade students are given an opportunity to join this historical club based on specific criteria. The National Junior Beta Club organizations are committed to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, rewarding and nurturing worthy character, fostering leadership skills and encouraging service to others. The students have participated in several service learning projects, such as our Clemson vs. Carolina Canned Food Drive for Hope, Angel Tree Project, and organizing Livi’s Library book donation, which will provide books to promote literacy for all students.
This program communicates to students the importance of accepting the responsibility of being a leader. Students are exposed to various principles to apply in their lives which allow them to become a person of influence and make a difference in their world.
Peer mediation is the voluntary, peaceful resolution of disputes or conflicts in which one or more neutral parties act as Mediators. It provides students with a positive alternative to conflict and makes school a safer place to be and learn. It is a positive way for students to learn conflict resolution.
The focus of the group is to the better world and to start with thine self. PAX teaches students self-regulation, self-control, and self-management in context of collaborating with others for peace, productivity, health and happiness.
The North Elementary Green Team is comprised of 4th and 5th after-school helpers. We collect recycled paper, cans, boxes, and plastic items throughout the school each Friday afternoon. We place the recyclable items in the City of Lancaster's big blue bin.