School ActivitiesAVID ClubAn exciting opportunity will be available for students at Boulder Hill beginning in September! Students in 5th grade will have the opportunity to learn about different skills and behaviors for academic success by joining the AVID Club. The AVID philosophy teaches students fundamental learning, study, and academic behavioral skills. AVID club will be creating a positive peer group for students. Students will be hearing guest speakers that have gone through the program, work in higher education, and research higher education of their choice!Before School Sports1st quarter: Soccer (Baresel)2nd quarter: Team Handball (Baresel) & Floor Hockey (Baresel)3rd quarter: Bowling (Baresel) & Basketball (Boozell)4th quarter: Kickball (Baresel) & Running Club-after school (Boozell & Hisey)Spanish Club¡Bienvenidos al club de Español! Spanish club is a new club at Boulder Hill for students looking to learn Spanish. We will be starting with the basics and working up to conversations while learning vocabulary and grammar through games and activities!Environment ClubStudents of all ages are welcome to join environment club where they can learn about our environment and a variety of ways to help improve the earth we live on! Some topics will include recycling, gardening, composting, and being an environmentally conscious citizen!Girl's ClubA group of dedicated students who have a commitment to spread kindness, promote positive relationships, and have a positive self-image. Will begin early spring.Intramurals (Before School Sports)Intramurals are available to all 4th and 5th grade students. We provide recreational sports/activities that promote lifetime physical fitness. During each quarter of the school year, we will focus on one or two different sports. Our goal is to focus on the basic skills/rules of the game, strategies of the game, teamwork, self-confidence, and leadership skills.Take One!Take One! is a before-school writing club open to students in grades (2-4) at Boulder Hill Elementary. We offer students an opportunity to apply their creative writing ideas using many different styles and forms such as comic strips, plays, short graphic novels, jokes and riddles, poetry, and more! They can use their artistic skills to create visuals (pictures, diagrams, etc.) to go with their writing as well as get a group of club friends together to act out their new play. All students who love to write, draw, act, and create are encouraged to join the club!Tech Club
Students in Tech Club will have an opportunity to explore some of the more intricate aspects of Google Drive that we won’t have an opportunity to investigate during our LRC class. Some of these projects may include animating slides, using screencasts, and delving deeper into Google Drawings.Student CouncilWe are looking forward to another great year of Student Council here at Boulder Hill! Each year, 2-3 representatives are selected from each 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom. Senators have to complete an application to let Mrs. Osuch and Ms. Garrabrant know who is interested. Teachers then recommend students who show good character for being responsible for good school attendance, doing homework on time, being respectful, and being a good role model. Senators must have also been recommended from their previous year’s teacher if they attended Boulder Hill. Senators attend meetings twice a month at 7:45 before school to plan for the year. They also sometimes work during lunches for fundraisers, after school, night time activities at school, and occasionally on a Saturday.As student leaders of Boulder Hill, one of their jobs is to create a united school community. One way this is accomplished is through spirit days.During a Council meeting, the students will brainstorm and vote on themes for these days, which occur on the first Friday of each month. Another way the Council promotes a positive school environment is through the “Problem Pepperoni.” They wanted to have a way to help classmates solve their problems so they worked with the Social Worker to devise a method for students to solve minor problems. One way we show the pillar of citizenship is through community service. Last year, on our school’s Caps for Kids day, students could pay one dollar to wear a hat to school. After finishing our fundraisers, we decide as a group which organizations really need our help. In the last 6 years, the Council has donated all the money they have made to the following groups:
These are just a few of the exciting things that the Student Council participates in to make Boulder Hill a better place!
- Toys for Tots
- Hesed House
- Donating money to help need Boulder Hill families at Christmas
- Feed My Starving Children