Clubs and Activities at JKES

  • At John Kerr Elementary School we believe that providing students the opportunity to participate in clubs and activities is incredibly important. Joining one or more of our exciting clubs or activities gives students many opportunities including: making new friends, building respect and learning teamwork, gaining self-confidence, relieving stress, learning real-world skills, developing time management skills, and just having fun while you learn!

    After school enrichment clubs and activities are held throughout the school year on a seasonal basis, typically one session in the Fall and another session in the Spring.  Enrichment activities will vary.  Previous club offerings have included Sensational Sewing, Mobile Madness, Fitness Team Building, STEAM CSI, Improv!, Conversational Spanish, Cardio Kickball, Minecraft Challenges, Wonderful Weaving, Walking Club, Uke Can Do It!, Puzzles and Games, Lego League Jr., Cheernastics, and many more.

    Fall Clubs are now full.  We are unable to accept anymore registration forms.

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  • Baseball/Softball

    A beginner course in the fundamentals and rules of baseball and softball including: baserunning, fielding in the infield and outfield, and batting. Students bring a glove if they have one, and wear or pack a pair of running shoes. This club is for grades 1 through 4.  Baseball/Softball will meet from 2:45-4PM on the following Thursdays: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21.  Please contact Ms. Tilton or Mr. Krietz for more information.

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  • Chorus

    Chorus will meet on Tuesdays after school from 2:30-4PM from Sept. 3rd through Dec. 17th.  Prior registration is required and is for students in grades 3 and 4.  The Cardinal Chorus will learn and perform songs for a Fall Concert on Thursday, October 24th at 6:30PM and for a Winter Concert to be held on Thursday, December 19th at 6PM.   Please visit the Cardinal Chorus webpage or contact Ms. Granholm for more information.  

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  • Girls on the Run

    Girls on the Run meets after school on Mondays and Fridays from 2:30-4:30PM from September 9th through November 13th.  Snacks are provided, but girls will need to bring sneakers, water bottles, and a change of clothes.  Transportation is not provided. The Girls on the Run Shenandoah Valley Fall 5K Run will be held Saturday, November 16th.  Contact Ms. Granholm or Mrs. Street for more information.  

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  • Kickball

    A great way to burn some energy after school, and learn how to work as a team: running, kicking, catching, cheering - get that heart rate up! Come join us for an afterschool kickball game! This club is for students in grades 2 through 4.  Kickball will meet after school from 2:45-4PM on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10/8, 10/10, 10/17, 10/22, 10/24, 10/29, 10/31, 11/7, 11/12, 11/14, 11/19, 11/21.  Please contact Ms. Levett for more information.

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  • K-Kids

    K-Kids stands for Kiwanis Kids.  K-Kids is a community service club for elementary students where young leaders help others.  The Kwianis family includes the Aktion Club, Builders Club, Key Club, Circle K, and Kiwanis.  Members of the K-Kids develop self-esteem, leadership skills, and respect for themselves and others through meeting and community service activities.  K-Kids meet after school on the following Mondays: 11/4, 12/2, 1/13, 2/3, 3/2, 3/30, and 5/4.  Please contact Mrs. Schwizer or Mrs. Yancey for more information.

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  • LEGO League Jr. 

    Students will be working on this year's architectural design prototypes for Boomtown. This is a Star Wars themed Lego League. Students in this afterschool program will get a chance to work with our new kits, create architectural designs, and have a chance to be in the WPS Lego League Jr Expo in April. This club is for students in grades 2nd-4th.  Lego League will meet after school from 2:45-4PM on the following Thursdays: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21. Please contact Dr. Daniels for more information.

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  • Making Engineering Lab

    Students will be working with Shenandoah University students to creatively design projects to fill needs in the community. Participants will set the limit for what we will design. See a need, fill a need!  This club is for student in grades K through 4. Maker Engineeering Lab will meet from 2:45-4PM on the following Tuesdays: 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19.  Please contact Dr. Daniels for more information.  

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    Mural Painting

    Students will study famous muralists throught the last century and will design and paint a mural for the new climbing wall in the gym!  This club is for students in 3rd and 4th grade.  Mural Painting will meet from 2:45-4PM on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10/8, 10/10, 10/17, 10/22, 10/24, 10/29, 10/31, 11/7, 11/12, 11/14, 11/19, 11/21.  Please contact Mrs. Campbell or Ms. Jones for more information.

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  • Running Club

    Students will be learning how to pace themselves when running long distances, and practicing for the WPS cross country and track meets in the fall and spring. Students must wear or pack running shoes.   This club is for students in grades K through 4.  Running Club will meet from 2:45-4PM on the following Tuesdays: 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19.  Please contact Mr. Krietz or Ms. Tilton for more information.

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    Sensational Sewing

    Students will learn the basics of hand and machine sewing. Students will use reading skills to follow functional text instructions for each project as well as measurement skills for cutting fabric and seam allowances. Students will make a variety of projects such as freeze pop holders, bookmarks, pillows, infinity scarves and other various small sewing projects. This club is for students in grades 2-4.  Sensational Sewing will meet after school from 2:45-4PM on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10/8, 10/10, 10/17, 10/22, 10/24, 10/29, 10/31, 11/7, 11/12, 11/14, 11/19, 11/21.  Please contact Mrs. Kretchman for more information.

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  • Piano Lessons

    After school group piano lessons for beginners will be offered for 3rd and 4th grade students.  This is for students who have little or no experience playing the piano.  Group piano lessons will be held from 2:45-4PM on the following Thursdays: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21.  Please contact Ms. Granholm for more information.

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  • Ski Club

    The Ski Club will meet every other Friday at 4:15PM at Whitetail Ski Resort starting January 17th.  Parents/Guardians must provide their own transportation and stay at the resort in case any issues arise.  Family members are encouraged to ski or snowboard with the Ski Club.  Mr. Krietz will be teaching snowboarding, while Mrs. Hammond and Mrs. Herrmann will be providing skiing lessons.  The Ski Club will meet on the following dates: 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, and 3/13. In order to be an official club at Whitetail Resort, JKES will need at least 15 members to participate in the Night Club Card pass.  If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please contact Mr. Krietz.

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    Wrestling

    Wrestling meets after school on Tuesdays in October only from 2:45-4PM on the following dates: 10/8, 10/15, 10/24, and 10/29.  This club is for students K-4th.  There will be a wrestling take-down tournament for wrestling club members at JHHS on Saturday, November 2nd.  Please contact Mrs. Sardelis for more information.

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  • Note
    After school clubs and activities may require a signed permission slip and/or prior registration in order to attend.
    Fall Clubs are now full.  We are unable to accept anymore registration forms.