Study after study shows that students who regularly participated in after-school programs surpassed their peers in academic performance as well as exhibit notable improvements in work habits and behavior.
Here at Reed-CusterElementary we are excited to offer several extracurricular activities that serve as an introduction to the wider world of extracurricular activities we offer at our Middle School and High School.
RCES Choir - Choir
at Reed-Custer Elementary is designed to be a continuing curriculum for 5th
grade students who wish to grow their technique and knowledge of singing.
Through discovery and practice, students gain a well-rounded music education
with emphasis on music literacy, music history, performance, and appreciation.
RCES Musical Performances - Michelle Seibert -
Speech Team - Kathy Williams - Speech/Literary Team is
an opportunity for students to perform in front of an audience. Individually or
in a group, students memorize and act out a 5-10 minute skit at a one time
state competition. In the practices held at school, they are coached in
speaking and acting technique and have a blast boosting their confidence and
entertaining others. Joining is available to all fifth graders who are willing
to practice regularly at school and at home within a very short season. Speech
Team sign up will be in August, requires a $5 fee and attendance of all
practices which will begin after Labor Day. The IESA state competition will be
held on November 4th in Gardner.
Computer Science Club - Matt Radowski - The Computer Science Club is offered to 5th graders who have an interest in technology and how things work. Basic computer science skills are taught and the students create their own video game. The club runs from April till the end of school.
Young Rembrants - The Young Rembrandts' method focuses on teaching children to draw, using demonstration and a structured step-by-step process. Through the process of weekly instruction students are exposed to a wide variety of subject matter, artistic concepts, art history and mastery of their materials.
Intramural Sports - Several intramural sports are offered including volleyball, basketball, and softball. Stay tuned to school announcements for dates, times, and further information.