Activity Information Sheet

The following is a list of activities/programs that are available at Earl Harris Elementary. If you have any questions, please contact the office for any additional information.

Math Tracks

This program is a series of timed math drills that gets progressively harder. For example, the fourth graders are given 2 minutes and 30 seconds to complete a test. They have four levels: multiplication 0 to 10, multiplication 0 to 12, division 0 to 12, multiplication/division mixed.
Each student must pass a timed test in the classroom first. Then, they qualify to take a principals test over the same material. If they pass the principal’s test they get to go on to the next level. Students passing all tests receive a medal at the end of the year.

Accelerated Reader (AR)

Accelerated Reader is a program that allows the students to read books for fun and comprehension while earning points. Students read books at their own level as determined by tests. As students earn points and increase their reading level they can receive a variety of rewards.
There will be four major parties, called “Principal Parties” at the end of each quarter for students who have reached their individual reading goals.

Sensational Citizens

Each quarter, teachers may select two sensational citizens from their classroom to be recognized in Roundup. These students will receive a certificate and will be allowed to attend a special lunch with the principa

Music Programs

Students in grades 1, 3, and 5 all participate in a musical program. First grade students present a fall program, fifth graders present a spring program and third grade presents a winter program. All performances are wonderful and each student has a special part just for them.

Orchestra

Fourth and Fifth graders have the option of taking orchestra. This class is taught two days a week for forty minutes during the school day. Students in orchestra have performed for the school board, for friends and family, and for nursing home residents

Honors Chorus

Honors Chorus is a choir available to fifth graders who pass a tryout. The students practice in the mornings before school and perform at various events such as football games, Kiwanis, tree lightings and more.

Circle the State Choir

Twelve students from the Honors Chorus are selected based on tryouts to sing with students from other schools in the region to perform a concert in February. Children from Circle the State Choir are eligible to try out for the State Children’s Choir.

LEAP

This is our program for children who qualify for a gifted program based on the state’s guidelines. Any student who scores 97% or above on a nationally standardized IQ test is eligible for this class. It is tailored to meet the needs of the students who have qualified by providing activities such as simulations and small group discussions that fit the interests of the students in each group. Each class meets from one to two hours depending on the age of the students. Testing for this program is done at the start and end of each school year and can be requested by the teacher, parent, or student.

K-Kids Club
Sponsors:  Karma Hance, Nola Pirog, and Krista Blood
 

K-Kids is the elementary level version of Key Club. Our club is sponsored by the Bethany Kiwanis Club. The purpose of the club is to provide opportunities for leadership development and community service. This club is open for all students in 4th or 5th grade. Meetings are held once a month.

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