Clubs & Activities

Battle of the Books:
Battle of the Books is a game show style competition for 5th graders. The competition promotes reading and introduces new literature to 5th-grade students. Students are recommended by their 4th-grade teachers based on their reading ability. Students must keep up with the rigor of reading 10 books and be able to discuss them and answer questions about the books. They meet before school once or twice a week with the Florence Bowser Media Specialist to practice. The students have to be able to confer with each other to answer the questions which will be true/false and open-ended. The Suffolk Battle of the Books competition is held in February each year.

Girls on the Run:

Over a period of 10 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 5th grade can participate in an after-school program that is designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength. The objective of Girls on the Run is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident, using a fun, experience-based curriculum, which creatively incorporates running. Our lessons focus on life skills such as being a friend, positively expressing your feelings, and using your “star power.” At the end of each three-month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5K event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Girls are selected for the program on a first come, first serve basis when a registration date is set.

HERO Boys:
is a youth development and engagement program for boys in 3rd – 5th grades. Using running as a base activity HERO Boys inspires boys to discover the character and courage that resides inside each one of them to be brave, stand for that which is right, and use their talents and strengths to lead and set the positive example amongst their peers. The school-based program is 7 or 8 weeks long and culminates with a local 5K including boys from all schools participating in the program.

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