5th Grade Activities and Clubs 2017-2018
Sign up for most activities will take place during lunches prior to the planned start date for the activity. Start dates and meeting schedules will be posted on the GCMS calendar and daily announcements and e-news.
Art Club ($21 Fee)
Art Club is open to 5th grade students. It will meet after school during the school year once a month. Club activities enrich and extend the school curriculum. The club starts in October and meetings are held after school from 3:45- 4:30 p.m.
Advisor: Sue Brumm SBrumm@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Broadway Express ($21 Fee)
Broadway Express is a club for all grade levels for those who like to perform through singing and dancing. The club meets after school to prepare “pop” music and/or music from Broadway shows. Our choreography/movements will be simple so no previous experience is necessary. Broadway Express is open to any student at Glacier Creek. There will be approximately 10 rehearsals during the months of October-December with a performance at the winter choral concert. Prior to the first rehearsal, a permission slip with more information and specific rehearsal and performance dates will be made available. Practices will be held after school and usually last about 1 hour.
Advisor: Tim Barsness TBarsness@mcpasd.k12.wi.us.
Chess Club ($21 Fee)
Chess Club is designed for students to have fun while developing essential chess skills. Students of all abilities are welcome. General concepts of chess will be taught and students will be paired up based on ability levels.
Advisor: Molly Tormey MTormey@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Foreign Language Club ($21 Fee)
Foreign Language Club meets one time per month after school and is open to all grade levels. The club focuses on various cultures through hands on activities like cooking or arts and crafts. Students DO NOT need to be enrolled in a foreign language to participate in this club. The club meets October – May once a month after school.
Advisor: Nicole Hanson NHanson@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Glacier Creek Allies Club (no fee)
“The Glacier Creek Alliance is a club dedicated to promoting equality, acceptance and respect and ensuring that Glacier Creek is a safe and welcoming school for all.” The club focuses on three main areas: promoting our mission of acceptance and respect within the school, working with other organizations outside of the school and enjoying each other’s company and having fun. The group meets once a week and plans activities to promote equality and acceptance for ALL students within the school. In the past we have made educational videos, arranged a community discussion night, held a t-shirt fundraiser, participated in a community “safe Schools” walk, and distributed equality ribbons to the students of GCMS.
Advisor: Jessica Gomez JGomez@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Journalism Club ($21 Fee)
Journalism Club meets approximately twice per month after school. Meetings start sometime in September and run through the middle of May. Four to six issues of The Saber Tooth Times are published each school year. The school newspaper staff will be open to all 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Students who want to join should fill out an application for the positions in which they are interested. Students on the journalism staff should be willing to make a year-long commitment.
Advisor: Teresa Lien TLien@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Math 24 ($21 Fee)
Math 24 is a fast-paced mathematics program which builds strong mental mathematics and problem-solving skills. The challenge is to create equations that total 24 by using all numbers on each card and any combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. The club will be once a week during November and December after school.
Advisor: Jay Larson JLarson@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Yearbook (No Fee)
Yearbook club is open to all grade levels. Students work with an advisor to produce the yearbook. Writing, photography, layout and typing are activities involved with the yearbook production. Student groups meet as appropriate to complete tasks before deadlines. Students will also meet as a large group periodically. Students need to make 80% of the meetings. The club meets after school from October – May.
Advisor: Damaris Waszczuk-Falcon DWasczuk-Falcon@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Future Problem Solvers (No Fee)
Future Problem Solvers is an international, competitive problem solving program. FPS stimulates critical and creative thinking skills and encourages students to develop a vision for the future. Students who participate in FPS will study the topics for the year and work on learning the FPS problem solving process. The topics for this year are “Social Media”, “Processed Food”, “Propaganda” and “Enhancing Human Potential”. Students who are good candidates for FPS are strong readers and writers who will enjoy a competitive challenge.
Advisor: Ruth Frawley RFrawley@mcpasd.k12.wi.us
5th/6th Grade: Students in this grade will have the opportunity to apply to participate in a Future Problem Solvers Introductory Day Away in October. During this day, they will have a chance to learn about the FPS problem solving process, study one of the topics and work with a team. After that experience, they can choose to continue in the program and compete for this year. For 5th and 6th graders, that will involve 3-4 more meetings during the school day at school. Students will be pulled out from their other classes to do FPS in November, December and January. In early February, teams will complete their entries for the State Bowl to be held in Green Lake, Wisconsin in April. More details about that event will be available to those students who choose to continue after October.
Advisor: Ruth Frawley RFrawley@mcpasd.k12.wi.us