Clubs and Groups
Homework Club's mission is to create and support lifetime learners with a strong foundation in their core school subjects. H.C. strives to build strong students by supporting and mentoring them with daily skills and the confidence and motivation to pursue goals and dreams with enthusiasm. H.C. puts forth unconditional effort to instill good work habits, organizational skills, time management abilities, and a sense of accomplishment in every student. Here we have established an atmosphere for comfortable learning while targeting problem areas and helping our students overcome individual obstacles.
Homework Club is a before and after school program serving students in grades 3-6. Homework Club provides a quiet, structured, safe environment for students to complete their homework with the help of highly qualified instructors, aides, and mentors. Homework Club (H.C.) staff provides help and support in all school subjects. H.C. strives to instill good work habits, organizational skills, time management abilities, and a sense of accomplishment in every student.
Homework Club takes place throughout the entire school year, Monday through Wednesday with the exception of holidays and school breaks. H.C. sessions take place before and after school for grades 5-6, and after school for grades 1-4. Before school sessions start at 7:00 am - 7:50 am in our 5th grade POD. After school programs begin directly at 3:00 pm in our library and in available classrooms. The duration of our after school program is 1 hour. So, students should be picked up from the front office no later than 4:00 pm. Students who finish their work before the end of the session have an opportunity to practice reading fluency, reading comprehension, practice basic math skills, or play organized educational games in our library or computer lab. This program is for every student who wants to be successful in school and in future endeavors.
Students who participate in our Homework Club must have express permission from parents to do so. Students who attend will be respectful of all who take part in this program, attending to their tasks and adhering to expectations of the learning environment. Students who are not respectful of the expectations may be asked to leave and parents will be contacted. Student updates for conduct and progress will be provided to parents on a weekly basis as needed.
Our mission is to allow more students to become positive leaders and self-motivators. We will look for opportunities to help reach our PBIS goals by encouraging student leadership and conflict resolution on our campus. They will encourage the values of Kindness and Compassion and align our goals with Rachel's Challenge purpose.
Students will make a positive impact on their peers and on the culture of our Jamaica campus and our community. The goal of this club will be to provide opportunities to build connections between students, staff, and families across the Jamaica campus and our community through acts of kindness and character based on lessons that focus on PBIS character traits.
Students will focus on these goals by modeling leadership qualities amongst their peers, as well as by creating opportunities to impact our school and local community through various kindness projects. Club members will lead by example when modeling behavior expectations around campus and will seek creative ways to encourage positive solutions for areas we need to improve, building kindness initiatives in the process.
Leadership, communication, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills are not limited to a school environment. These types of skills benefit students in all aspects of their lives and will grow with them well into the future. These are the types of skills that can help them in their personal and professional relationships and allow them to better reach their potential.
Students who are interested may apply during the first quarter of the school year. Teachers may also give referrals, but students must have parent and administrator approval. Students must be able to attend meetings after school and be involved in the club regularly in order for its purpose to be carried out. They must be willing to communicate in a positive manner and consistently demonstrated the qualities of kindness, compassion, respect, and responsibility along with our other PBIS traits. Students must also maintain passing grades. Any student with a behavior referral may be removed from club privileges for the year. Kindness initiatives will be voted on during the 2nd quarter of the year and shared with the administration. Club times may alternate lessons with group projects as well. The group is encouraged to involve the community in order to involve all stakeholders in the process of change through supporting Rachel’s Challenge.
So what is STEM? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. These four symbols represent the different areas of STEM education.
STEM education integrates concepts that are usually taught as separate subjects in different classes and emphasizes the application of knowledge to real-life situations. A lesson or unit in a STEM class is typically based around finding a solution to a real-world problem and tends to emphasize project-based learning. A variation of STEM is STEAM, which includes an 'A' for art and design. Artistic design is becoming an important part of STEM education since creativity is an essential part of innovation. Many STEM lessons involve building models and simulating situations. A good STEM lesson ensures that students understand the connection to the real world.
For more information, please visit our STEM website at http://jamaicastemclub.weebly.com/
The purpose of the NEHS is to recognize students for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility to provide service to the school and the community, and to develop leadership skills in the students. NEHS members focus on Responsibility, Academic Excellence, Service and Leadership. They also partner with Student Council to serve the school and community through various outreaches.
Student Council allows students to make a difference in their school. This group of conscientious students effectively promotes school improvement by beautifying the school environment, building school spirit, and participating in community projects. Student Council is the voice of the students.
Tutoring services for 1st through 6th grade will begin in the second semester. Hours will be from 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm on Monday and Wednesday each week. Students will be identified by teachers or our Student Intervention Team or may be referred for additional support in Reading or Math Interventions.
Please talk to your teachers if you have any concerns regarding your child's progress.
Theatre club will help students with confidence and personal growth. Students will learn a brief history of theater as well as all the correct theater terms. They will learn audition techniques and we will help prepare them for auditions.