Clubs

Progress South Before and After School Clubs 2019-2020

ABC 123 Club

Eligible Students: Kindergarten

We meet before school.

ABC123 is a fun club for kindergarten students to get extra practice and support learning letters, sounds, and numbers.

Sponsor: Mrs. Apelquist


Art Club 

Eligible Students: 4th & 5th Grades

We meet after school.

The Art club consists of students who invest time and artistic energy into creating a short, animated  video from their work in class. Everything from painting, sculpting, photography, and script-writing is included in this club experience.  

Sponsor: Mr. Cline 


Art Club 

Eligible Students: 2nd Grade

We meet after school.

We look into different artists and use multiple mediums to explore their style.  Working in groups, and we give positive feedback to each other to build up self- esteem.  Ideas are explored suggestions given to add detail to projects. We work as a team to appreciate art and its place.

Sponsor: Ms. Dye and Mrs. Apelquist







Book Club 

Eligible Students: 1st Grade

We meet after school.

We get together to share our love of reading.  The meetings consist of reading and discussing our favorite books.  When time allows we will do illustrations connected to the stories we read and write our own stories. 

Sponsor: Mr. Entwistle

Book Club 

Eligible Students: 2nd Grade

We meet before school.

We will discuss the books we are reading and create some form of advertisement to highlight the books to our peers.  The meetings will occur once or twice a month depending on the number of students wanting to participate. You will be notified of the meeting dates and the selected book titles after the applications are processed.  Students are welcome to read the selected books with a parent or partner.  

Sponsor: Mrs. Fetsch

Chess Club

Eligible Students: 3rd & 4th Grade

We meet after school.

Learn the ancient game of strategy played by kings and queens since the 7th Century.  After a learning period , players will receive ranking based upon victories versus the other players.  Learn strategy and classic moves that will hone your skill in this timeless game.

Sponsor: Mr. Cline


Choir 

Eligible Students 4th & 5th Grade

We meet before school.

Let’s Sing!  Choir is open to any or all interested and responsible fourth and fifth grader who enjoys to sing.  We will learn a lot, sing a lot, move a lot and have some fun. 

Sponsor: Ms. Brueggeman


Drama Club

Eligible Students: 3rd Grade

We meet before school.

Are you a drama queen or king?  Do you like reading and performing plays and improvisation?  Drama Club is for you! During the year students will play games, improvise, learn about staging, costumes, how to build sets and perform.  At the end of the school year, there will be a fabulous final performance complete with set and costumes. No experience is necessary but commitment and regular attendance is expected.

Sponsor: Mrs. Cassel


Earth Club

Eligible Students: Kindergarten-5th grade

We meet after school.

Our club members/students make PSE and the earth a better place!  They help their community and educate others about keeping the earth “recycle friendly” through posters and information.  We work in the Outdoor Classroom to pick up, straighten, and clean up areas. We also learn statistics of how long it takes to break down recyclable items… (Ex:500-1,000 years for a plastic bottle, etc.)  We have also started working with ABC Promise Partners, to save plastic lids to trade in for a school bench.  

Sponsor: Mrs. Simon and Mrs. Foster


Fiber Club

Eligible Students: 4th & 5th Grades

We meet after school.

Fiber club is not just granola bars!  In this club 4th and 5th grade students learn the basics of the art of Crocheting.  The students learn the chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and how to read a pattern.  They will also learn how to combine their knowledge into a Granny Square. If time allows, they also work on beanies that are donated to local hospitals for newborns and premature babies.

Sponsor: Mrs. Clark



Instrumental Club

Eligible Students: 4th & 5th Grades

We meet before school.

Let’s play instruments!  This club is offered to any fourth or fifth graders interested in playing instruments.  We will learn a lot, play a lot, create a lot and have a lot of fun.  

Sponsor: Ms. Brueggeman

Orchestra 

Eligible Students: 4th & 5th Grades

We meet after school.

Do you love music?  Do you want to learn how to play an instrument?  Come join Orchestra Club! Beginners, as well as experienced students are welcome to join.  You will learn new skills, discover your talent, perform and most of all- have FUN!   

Sponsor: Mrs. Cassel


P.E. Club

Eligible Students: 4th & 5th Grades

We meet before school.

The Physical Education teachers are happy to sponsor P.E. Club for students in the fourth and fifth grade who wish to focus on a lifetime of healthy habits.  In this club, students will engage in team sports, cooperative problem solving, and critical thinking activities. The club is limited to 20 students. Two clubs are offered to students each semester.  We meet Wednesdays/Fridays mornings.

Sponsors: Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Trost


Robotics Club

Eligible Students: 4th & 5th Grades

We meet after school.

PSE robotics consists of two teams of 4th and 5th grade students who participate in the FLL Lego League of Eastern Missouri.The teams are student-led and research a topic provided by FLL to create a solution and a presentation under the guidelines of the FLL Core values.  They also work together to design, build, and program a robot that will complete the FLL obstacle course in under two minutes.  

Sponsor: Mr. Cline and Mr. Mixon

Scrapbooking Club

Eligible Students: 2nd and 3rd Grades

We meet after school.

Do you love pictures?  Are you into decorating or crafting? This may be the perfect club for you!  You will be responsible for providing your own photographs and one scrapbook to use throughout our time together.

Sponsor: Mrs. Smerz



S.H.A.R.E. Club (Sharing, Helping, and Respecting Everyone)

Eligible Students: 3rd Grade

We will meet after school.

This club is for students interested in helping out here at PSE.  We will be working on projects that will spread kindness and caring not only at PSE but for others in our community. 

Sponsor: Mrs. Clark



Sign Language Club

Eligible Students: 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades

We meet before school.

Students will be educated about deaf and hearing impaired individuals and understanding diversity in our school and community.  Students will be introduced to what sign language is, who uses it, and why we need it. We will learn how to sign the alphabet, numbers, colors, months, days, greetings, seasonal vocabulary, food, sports, the Pledge of Allegiance, and much more.  The Sign Language club will be open to interested 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Students will participate in signing the Pledge of Allegiance during the Veterans Day assembly as well as DARE graduation.

Sponsors: Ms. Guarino and Mrs. Feeler









Student Council Safety Patrol

Eligible Students: 4th & 5th Grades

We meet after school.

Student Council and Safety Patrol are leadership clubs in our school requiring students go through an application process to be accepted. Student Council is a student government organization and Safety Patrol provides and promotes safety throughout the building.  These clubs organize yearly holiday gram sales, a canned food drive to benefit the school’s food pantry, and participated in Kids Against Hunger to make foods for children overseas. Members also serve as role models and help with school improvement/beautification projects.

Sponsors: Ms. McCollum and Mrs. Luckett


Talent Show

Eligible Students: 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades

We meet after school.

Do you have a talent that the school should see?  Come try out for the talent show! Students are allowed in only one act.  Students may work with kids from other classes. Acts no longer than three minutes.  We will provide a cd player, ipod dock, microphone, and piano. School appropriate lyrics.  All acts and costumes must be screened during tryouts. Safety is a priority with props (no skateboards).  No recorders. No gymnastics. This is for fun! No prizes. We meet both before and after school. The Talent show is during school.

Sponsor: Ms. Carter


Wee Deliver

Eligible Students: Kindergarten-5th Grades

We meet after school.

Wee Deliver provides students with real-life experiences to apply basic skills such as writing a letter, using the mail system, addressing envelopes, and using appropriate punctuation.  The club is made up of Wee Deliver employees who complete assigned duties at the school “post office” before and after school. Mail written by students are delivered to the proper classroom during the week.  Wee Deliver also includes writing letters to pen pals across the states as well as other countries.

Sponsor: Ms. Eisenhart




Yearbook Club

Eligible Students: 5th Grade

We meet after school.

The Yearbook Club is open to any 5th grader who enjoys taking pictures, is comfortable using the computer, has an imagination and wants to help create a book full of memories for Progress South students.  Students interested should show dedication and responsibility in the production of the yearbook. Learning how to copy, paste, create text boxes, crop pictures, and insert clip art are just a few of the skills that will be used when creating the book full of memories for our family of students.

Sponsor: Ms. Guarino