Clubs & Activities
- Girls on the Run
- Kids on the Run
- Lady Owls
- Morning News
- Okie Acres Garden Club
- Spanish Club
- Spirit Squad
Chorus is open to any third, fourth, or fifth grade student who has an interest in learning how to sing as part of a choral group. Please check the agenda book for when chorus begins. Email Leighlyn Underhill here.
GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) Club was created after one of our students wrote a letter to Mrs. Pinckney asking for more opportunities for girls to grow in STEM. They meet before school on Thursdays and Fridays.
The club provides a safe space where activities are designed to help foster excitement, confidence, and literacy in science and engineering in our female student populations. Activities also are inspired by real female scientists throughout a variety of STEM fields. Therefore, students learn about their stories and are empowered to make positive changes in the world. If you have any questions please reach out to Dr. Lauffer.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a club that encourages girls to exercise, build self-confidence, and build lasting friendships. For 8 weeks, girls learn about how to manage emotions, deal with conflict, and find their inner worth all while training to run a 5k. At the end of the program, girls will run a 5k with other Girls on the Run teams in the area! for further information please contact Ms. King.
Kids on the Run
- All students complete 1-2 laps during recess. (4 laps equals 1 mile)!
- Monday – Friday (7:20 – 7:35) students in 2nd-5th grade will complete laps on the track and students in K-1st will complete laps in the gym.
- On Thursdays and inclement weather students will participate in warm-up exercises in the gym.
- Okatie Elementary will attempt to log 500 miles in 1 school day.
- Students will run/walk during the school day.
- Parents are encouraged to participate.
The Lady Owls is a unique program, empowering girls to be their own best friend and inspires them to discover and to be proud of themselves. The goal of the club is to allow the students to prove themselves as leaders and mentors among other students. The girls will learn about self-image, integrity, taking responsibility for their actions, setting goals, table etiquette, etc. The girls will also complete a community service project, as well as organize and run a café for teachers. Mrs. Patel and Ms. Mulligan are the coordinators. The Lady Owls is open to 5th grade girls and meets one Thursday a month from 7:10 to 7:40 am, October 14th – April 7th.
Contact Ms. Mulligan if you have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in grades 4 and 5 are invited at the beginning of the year to apply for a news anchor position. Those selected will be teamed up with another anchor. Students will get a calendar of when they are schedule to record the news. Recording of the news takes place daily after school. Students report to the Media Center at 2:40 and will be done recording by 3:00 at the latest. If you have any questions please email Ms McCann.
Okie Acres Garden Club
The Garden Club meets before school on Thursday and Fridays. Students (and their grownups) grades 3-5 are invited to participate in the planting, weeding and harvesting of the vegetables grown in the school garden. Mrs. Lauffer, STEM Lab teacher, has the ultimate ‘green thumb’ and enjoys planting squash, tomatoes, and cucumbers each year. She also uses the time in the club to help educate about the importance of native plants and growing for our essential pollinator pollutions. You want to help beautify Okatie’s campus? Come join the club!
Spanish Club is a 6 week program offered to 2nd graders of Okatie Elementary. During these 6 weeks, Ms. Torres and Mrs. Mina worked together to teach basic vocabulary and conversations that students could use in their every day lives. Topics included introductions and salutations, colors, numbers, family members, classroom objects, and body parts.
Spirit Squad consists of 3rd-5th graders who exemplify OES school spirit. These students maintain academic success throughout the year and demonstrate Okatie’s Character standards. Tryouts are at the beginning of the school year. We work throughout the year to learn cheers and dances to perform at both school and community events to boost Okie spirit. The squad is coached by Mrs. Valentino and Dr. DeWeese.