Welcome to Activities & Clubs at Sunset Ridge School


AM Climbing
Faculty Sponsor: 
Lisa Mattera
Grades: 
4th/5th
Meeting day/time: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday mornings 7:50-8:20 am

Grade 4 students go to the playground at 8:20 a.m. or they can read/study in the Learning Center until 8:35 a.m.

AM Rec
Faculty Sponsor:  Steve Timko
Grades: 4th/5th
Meeting day/time: 
Monday, Tuesday, Friday mornings 7:50-8:20 am
 Grade 4 students go to the playground at 8:20 a.m. or they can read/study in the Learning Center until 8:35 a.m.
 

Athletics (Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field)
Coaches:  Coaches are posted on the Athletic Calendar pages
Grades:  6th, 7th, and 8th
Practices and Games are posted on the Athletic Calendar pages
Grades:  4th and 5th 
We offer an after school basketball intramural program as well as a 4th and 5th recess intramural program. Information will be sent home by the coaches for the after school program.  
 
Chess Club - 4th-8th Grades
Facilitators:  Chess Education Partners
Grades:  4th-8th Grades
Meeting day/time:  Chess Club meets for 10-week sessions on Tuesdays in the Learning Center for one hour after school. Registration and fees are required.  
 
Choir
Faculty Sponsor: 
Grades:  6th, 7th, 8th
Meeting day/time:  Grade 6 meets before school and Grades 7/8 meet as part of Exploratory
 
Geography Bee (National Geographic Society)
Coordinator:  Shelley Carey
Grades:  4th-8th
Students sign up for the Bee in the fall.  Practice sessions are held in November with a December competition scheduled. The school's finalist completes a written exam in January.  Exams are scored by The National Geographic Society.  School finalists are invited to participate with other area finalists in Springfield if the score on their exam meets the criteria set by The National Geographic Society judges. State finalists go on to compete in Washington, DC.  
 
GREEN CLUB 
Faculty Sponsors: Pilar Westfall and Jennifer Kahlenberg
Grades: 4th-8th
Meeting day/time: Green Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30am, beginning in September, in either Senora Westfall's room (Rm. 110) or Mrs. Kahlenberg's classroom (Rm. 105).  Everyone is welcome!
 
PTO Junior Great Books (Grades 4-5)
Grades:  4th and 5th
Meeting day/time:  Sessions begin in January
Students in the Junior Great Books program will meet once per week during their lunch/recess period for 8 consecutive weeks.  Sign ups are done in December.  For more information, click here.
 
Spring Musical
Faculty Sponsors:  Joe Lewis, Director, Hilary Logan, Asst. Director, Lynn Horne, Set Design
Grades:Cast:  6th-8th grade;  Stage Crew: 6th-8thgrade;
Set Design: 4th- 8thgrade
Meeting day/time:
  
Parent & Student Informational meeting scheduled in December.
 
Newspaper
Faculty Sponsors:  Robin Zogby and JoAnn Tennenbaum
Grade:  5th
Meeting day/time:  Mondays 7:30-8:20am. Everyone is welcome. 
 
Principal's Advisory
Faculty Sponsors: Shelley Carey
Grade:  8th
Meeting day/time:  Students meet once a month during their lunch/recess block.  The primary focus of Principal's Advisory is to build leadership skill and to engage students to share ideas, problem solve, and work together to help maintain a welcoming learning community.  
 
Scholastic Bowl
Faculty Sponsors:  Michele Widdes and Susan Stonequist
Grades:7th/8th (interested 6th graders should see a sponsor; there may be spots available) 
 
Social Dance
PTO Social Dance Chairs:
Grade:  6th
Meeting day/time:  Meets on Friday nights for an 8-week period in the late fall/early winter.  Program focuses on teaching dance steps and social etiquette.  
 
Spelling Bee
Coordinator:  Shelley Carey
Grades:  3rd to 8th Grades
Students sign up in October and begin studying for the January local competitions.  Study sessions are provided after school on scheduled Fridays from 3:30-4:00 p.m.  The finalist competes with other school winners at a regional competition scheduled in February.  
 
Spirit Squad
Faculty Sponsors:

Grades:  7th & 8th
Practices day/time:  3:35 - 5:00 in Cafeteria
Squad members cheer at selected athletic events.
 
Student Council
Faculty Sponsors: Steve Timko and Anita Victorn
Grades: 4th-8th
All students are invited to participate in Student Council.  
Meeting day/time:  Thursdays 7:50 am in the lunchroom

Tech Club
Faculty Sponsors:  Robin Zogby and Mike Provenzano
Grades:  4th-8th
Meeting day/time:  Set days during lunch/recess
 
Yearbook
Faculty Sponsors: Lynn Horne and Susan Stonequist 
Grades: 7th/8th
Meeting day/time: Wednesdays lunch and recess in Mrs. Stonequist's room.  Students may join at any time, but we ask that you commit your time until the end of March when we meet our deadline. 
 
 
 
Last Modified on September 8, 2015
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