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, Cardio Kickball, Wonderful Weaving, Cheernastics, and many more.

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  • Baseball/Softball (3rd/4th)

    We will be introducing the beginning skills for softball and baseball. Students will learn how to hit, field, throw and run the bases.  Baseball/Softball Club will be held on Thursdays from 2:45-4PM from October 13th through December 1st.   Please contact Mr. Krietz for more information.

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  • Chess (1st-2nd)

    This is a club for younger chess beginners! Students will learn the names of the chess pieces and their movements. Chess Club for 1st/2nd grade students will meet from 2:45-4PM on Tuesdays from October 11th through Nov. 29th.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hammond.

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  • Chess (3rd/4th)

    This is a club for chess beginners! Students will learn the basics of chess and have the opportunity to play this fun game of strategy with their peers. Chess Club for 3rd/4th grade students will meet from 2:45-4PM on Thursdays from October 13th through Dec. 1st.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hammond or Mrs. Obitts.

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  • Coding Club (K-2nd)

    Club members will start with an easy-to-understand, block-based, drag & drop coding language. They will work with coding tools such as beebots, ozobots, and dash and dot and will explore the fundamentals of coding. The Coding Club will meet from 2:45-4PM on Tuesdays from October 11th through Nov. 29th.  Please contact  Ms. Karli Neff with any questions.

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  • LU Interactive Sports Club (1st/2nd)

    This club will be using the new interactive LU Projector. Students will work on target practice, math equations, and puzzles. LU Interactive Sports Club will meet from 2:45-4PM on Tuesdays from October 11th through Nov. 29th. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Krietz.

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  • Girls Who Code (3rd/4th)

    Club members will start with an easy-to-understand, block-based, drag & drop coding language. They will work with coding tools such as beebots, ozobots, and dash and dot and will explore the fundamentals of coding. The Girls Who Code Club will be held after school on Thursdays from October 13th through Dec. 1st from 2:45-4PM. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Doering at or  Ms. Neff.

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  • LEGO League Discover (K-2nd)

    Come learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through fun, exciting hands-on learning. You will  gain real-world problem-solving experiences through challenges and tasks involving Legos!  Lego League Discover will meet from 2:45-4PM on Tuesdays from October 11th through Nov. 29th.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Mathias or Ms. Weir.

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  • LEGO League Explore (3rd/4th)

    Come learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through fun, exciting hands-on learning. You will  gain real-world problem-solving experiences through challenges and tasks involving Legos!  Lego League Explore club will be held on Thursdays from 2:45-4PM from October 13th through December 1st.   If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Weir or Ms. Mathias.

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  • Makerspace Design Squad (K-2nd)

    Unlock your creativity. Explore, create, and design your ideas. Collaborate with fellow students.Makerspace is a place where students can come together to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, connect, and create. Makerspace Design Squad will meet from 2:45-4PM on Tuesdays from October 11th through Nov. 29th. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Geoffrion or Mrs. Thomas.

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  • Makerspace Design Squad (3rd/4th)

    Unlock your creativity. Explore, create, and design your ideas. Collaborate with fellow students.Makerspace is a place where students can come together to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, connect, and create. Makerspace Design Squad will be held after school on Thursdays from 2:45-4PM from October 13th through December 1st.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Geoffrion or Mrs. Thomas.

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  • Piano (3rd/4th)

    Whether you are a total beginner or experienced , Mrs. Scott will help guide you through the A-G Piano Book Series.  Piano Club will meet from 2:45-4PM on Tuesdays from October 11th through Nov. 29th. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Scott.

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    Sewing Club (3rd/4th)

    Come learn the basics of sewing! Students will create several projects that will range in difficulty as students learn and grow. Students will be working on hand sewing and also machine sewing.  Sensational Sewing will be held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 11th through Dec. 1st from 2:45-4PM.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kretchman.

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  • Ski Club

    The John Kerr Elementary School Ski Club will return this year!  Mr. Krietz, our PE teacher, will be teaching snowboarding lessons and Mrs. Hammond, one of our ELL teachers, will be teaching skiing lessons.  A parent or guardian must provide transportation and stay for the duration of the event in case of injury or equipment issues.  The Ski Club meets twice a month at Bryce and Massanutten Resort and will run through the end of the ski season. Tentative dates will be January 6th, January 20th, February 4th, and February 25th.  Please see this flyer for more information regarding the club and pricing. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Krietz or Mrs. Hammond.

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    Yearbook Club (4th)

    Calling all 4th graders! Come be a part of creating a keepsake for all Cardinals to enjoy. This club will allow students to work collaboratively to digitally design the  JKES yearbook. Yearbook Club will meet from 2:45-4PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 11th through Dec. 1st.  Please contact Mrs. Rieger or Mrs. Campbell for more information.

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  • After-School Clubs will NOT meet on the following dates:
    Tuesday, October 18th
    Tuesday, November 8th
    Thursday, November 24th



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  • Note: After school clubs and activities require a signed permission slip and prior registration in order to attend.