Clubs and Organizations
Students have the opportunity to join many clubs and organizations at Crabapple Lane Elementary School. Specific club offerings are based on the number of interested students and the availability of staff advisors.
Broadcast is open to all 5th graders and helps them develop public speaking, communication, and technology skills. Students create a daily, live broadcast for the staff and students. This group is sponsored by Monica Boyd, Media Specialist, and Susan Gonzalez, Media Center Paraprofessional. Students complete an application at the beginning of the school year and approved applicants receive position notifications during the second week of the 5th-grade year.
Student Ambassadors represent CLES Cardinals in student government. Members of the Executive Board are fifth graders. In the third, fourth, and fifth grades, each classroom elects a representative. Student Ambassadors are sponsored by Andee Watt, Mrs. Reefe, Beth Lyle, Kimmie Cook, and Mrs. Wiese.
Science Olympiad is a competitive team available to 3rd-5th-grade students who are selected through a tryout process. Science Olympiad develops a passion for and understanding of various science concepts and skills. Students become scientists, engineers, and researchers, as they study a variety of competitive science-related events. Teams compete against other Fayette County elementary schools in a variety of known and unknown events. The Science Olympiad is sponsored by Lynn Williams, 3rd Grade Teacher, Savannah Reagan, 4th Grade Teacher, and Laura Gambrel, Kindergarten Teacher.
Running Club is available for 1st-5th-grade students to enhance fitness through running. Students run or walk around the track and earn certificates for accumulating laps. Running Club is sponsored by Nick Bellantoni, PE Coach.
Treblemakers is comprised of 4th and 5th graders who are selected by audition. Students learn the fundamentals of vocal and ensemble performance as they prepare and present songs for various school and community events. In addition, the Treblemakers presents two major musicals annually. The Treblemakers is sponsored by Erin Walker, Music Teacher.
Good News Club is an after-school club that is open to all students, regardless of religious background. Students learn respect for authority, character qualities, and moral values. The club is sponsored by Debbie Damron, 5th Grade Teacher, and Addy Tyler, Kindergarten Teacher.
Robotics Team is an after-school club for students in 4th-5th grades. Students are selected based on interest and teacher nominations. These competitive teams are a part of the FIRST Lego League (FLL). FLL introduces students to the fun and excitement of science and technology while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. While the program involves LEGO robotics, FLL goes far beyond robotics, with teams examining real-life problems and developing innovative solutions. Teams practice throughout the first semester with competitions beginning in December. Robotics Team is sponsored by Jill Earnhart, Enrichment Teacher.
Art Club is available to a limited number of 4th and 5th-grade students. Art Club meets on Mondays after school until 3:30 p.m., during the months of September-December. Art Club students explore their artistic side through group and individual projects involving drawing, painting, and mixed media. Art Club is sponsored by Dana Siewert, Art Teacher, and Ashley Fannin, Pre-K Teacher.
The Scoop is available to a limited number of 2nd-5th-grade students. The Scoop is a school newspaper that is written by student reporters. The newspaper is published monthly and shared with the student body and the community of CLES . The Scoop is sponsored by Dana Fairrel and Jennifer Catlett, 1st Grade Teachers, and Kathryn Barber, 3rd Grade Teacher, and Reilly Adams, Support Personnel.
The Amazing Shake is available to a limited number of 4th and 5th-grade students who apply. The Amazing Shake is a club that places an emphasis on teaching students manners, discipline, respect, and professional conduct. Students learn the nuances of professional human interaction as they are taught skills such as how to give a proper handshake, how to “work a room,” how to give a successful interview, and how to remain composed under pressure. The goal is to prepare our students so that they are able to present themselves exceptionally well for opportunities today as well as those that will come in the future. The Amazing Shake is sponsored by Khristian Collins and Lottie Beasley, 5thGrade Teachers, and Mary Beth Thompson, Counselor.