Edgerton Elementary Activities & Clubs
Art Lady Projects A community patron volunteers in each classroom several times a year to teach art fundamentals and art history.
Book Fair This annual event promotes reading through the sale of books. All proceeds go to the library media center for the purchase of books for the students.
Book It/KU Reading Incentive Programs These programs recognize students for reading books with personal pizzas or awards of recognition for the number of books read.
Character Stars Students receive character stars for exhibiting good character. An assembly is held the last Friday of every month focusing on the Character Trait of the month. Two character stars are drawn from each classroom bucket and students are awarded prizes in addition to taking the character stars they earned that month home and receiving star beads for their award lanyards.
Chess Club 3rd and 4th graders who are interested in learning the game of chess meet before or after school to participate in chess club. Research has shown that chess may increase the students' problem solving skills.
Cyclone Sprinters Following Spring Break 3rd and 4th graders along with staff members get together weekly to promote wellness and the importance of being active. They begin with 15 minutes of stretching and warm-ups and then walk or run for an additional 30 minutes. A Community Fun Run is held at the end of this six week program.
Family Involvement Nights Several times each year special activities are planned for families to promote school involvement and motivational academic activities.
Field Days Each spring activities are planned for each grade level to promote team building through games and physical fitness activities.
Music Programs Each year the primary grades and intermediate grades perform a musical in either the fall or spring.
Peer Tutoring Third and Fourth grade students may be paired with a younger students to assist with academic tutoring.
Physical Best Physical Best is a comprehensive physical fitness education and assessment program designed to motivate all children and youth to participate in physical activity to develop their personal best.
Rainbow Connection A 4th grade chorus meets twice a week before school. This chorus performs throughout the community and many school assemblies.
Reading & Math "Camps" Students may be invited to attend before or after school "camp" to receive additional instruction in reading, math, or science.
Recycling Project Student Council sponsors a recycling project as a community service. The revenue is used to assist with special projects for the students.
Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week is held the last full week in October. Activities are planned for each day of the week to help students become aware of the dangers of drugs and the importance of making good choices. Beginning in 2004-2005 Character week was held in conjunction with Red Ribbon Week reminding the students to remember the 6 Pillars of Character in all that they do.
RIF - "Reading is FUNdamental" provides motivation and FREE books three times during the year for all students. RIF, founded in 1966, is the oldest children's literacy organization in the US. Books are funded through donations to our PTO. Want to be a RIF volunteer? Call Mrs. Baier @856-3508.
School Store The Edgerton Elementary School Store is open to all staff and students two Fridays a month from 7:40-8:25 throughout the school year. The store is sponsored by the Student Council and all proceeds are used for service projects and purchasing items for the school.
Spelling Bee Four qualifying students from each third and fourth grade homeroom compete annually in an all school spelling contest. The school winner advances to the Johnson County Spelling Bee competition.
Student Council The Edgerton Student Council is comprised of 2 representatives from each classroom in grades 1-4 chosen by their peers. The group meets monthly and is a service organization helping with Red Ribbon Week, food drives, adopting Christmas families, Volunteer Breakfast, and money raising projects to help others in need.
Walking Club At recess students may choose to participate in the walking club. Laps are accumulated and turned into miles. Students earn "feet" for each 10 miles they walk and a certificate of recognition. Last year two students set a record by walking over 150 miles during the school year.
Fourth Grade Reception A reception is held on the last day of school in honor of the 4th grade students as they say farewell and leave for their new school. Parents, family members and friends are invited to mingle with the 4th grade students, take pictures and enjoy refreshments before attending the end of year assembly.