Students in Video Club have learned the process of writing scripts, creating storyboards, shooting, editing and publishing videos. See some of their videos here.
Second grade students participate in a morning coding club. Students used various websites such as hour of code, khan academy, and scratchpad to explore basic coding. They also researched jobs that involve computer programming.
Drama Club is for students in grades 3-5 at LES! Our primary goal is to offer students the opportunity to expand self-awareness, develop imagination, think independently, work cooperatively, improve communication skills, and learn to perform a play for their friends and family. This year’s performance of Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye will be on May 10, at 6:00 PM.
Chorus is for fourth and fifth graders. Students learn how to sing in harmony, musically as one voice while using a variety of music styles and playing instrumental accompaniments.
AFter school Tutoring
Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students have the opportunity to attend tutoring sessions 2 days a week from 3:45 - 5:30. The students have varied activities from computer based individual instruction to small group instruction with teachers.
The fall session focuses on grades 4 and 5 with the emphasis on participation in the FIRST Lego League competitions. The team works on researching an innovative solution to a world problem, building and programming an autonomous robot to perform specific missions and designing a performance show casing their innovative solution to a panel of judges. We work on team building, gracious professionalism, cooperation, innovation and research skills.
The second session is open to grades 3 and 4 primarily and fifth grade team members. Here the students work on building familiarity with Lego materials, building autonomous robots and programming NXT and EV3 bricks. Twenty two students learn to work together in spirit of gracious professionalism which encourages high quality work, "emphasizing the value of others and underscores the importance of respecting individuals and our community."
Kilometer Kids is a morning running club for boys in grades 4 and 5. These students get to participate in Atlanta Track Club races.
The chess club is an after school program that meets twice a week where students learn about, practice and play the game of chess. Students develop their social skills by playing games with different opponents, learning new strategies and approaches to chess. Playing Chess has long been regarded as a game that can have beneficial effects on learning and on cognitive development, especially when it is played from a young age. Playing chess develops analytical, synthetic and decision-making skills which can be applied towards academic endeavors. The chess club is open for enrollment to students in grades 3-5.
Art Club students are in 5th grade.
40 students were accepted this year based on effort and ambition in art class. Our main purpose is to expand the curriculum for students who are interested in art. Students make a lot of choice-based decisions, so they can become independent, problem-solving artists.