Battle of the Books
Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:40-4:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Margie Smith
Elementary Battle of the Books is a countywide reading competition for students in grades 4 and 5. Fifteen books are selected by a state committee to be featured in the annual competition. The CCS county competition occurs in March. Throughout the year team members read and become experts on the selected books. Our team meets after school on Mondays and Thursdays to read, prepare and practice for competition. This is truly a team effort.
Monday 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Sponsor: Molli Palombo
Long Hill Music Club is made up of grade 4 and grade 5 students. The club meets on Monday mornings from 7:30 am to 8:00 am. Being actively involved in the music making process helps to develop critical thinking, self-discipline, self-esteem, self-confidence, and teamwork. Long Hill Music Club is the home of musical talent. In Music Club, student participation is encouraged from students of all levels of abilities as we promote student’s natural love for music and provide an outlet for students to increase their appreciation of music and express themselves using their voice and musical instruments.
Jr. Beta Club
The National Junior Beta Club is a non-profit, leadership-service club for grades 5-9 whose purpose is to encourage effort and reward merit and to promote those qualities of character that make for good citizenship.
Each classroom nominates and votes on a President, Vice-President, and Secretary for their class. These students run for office just like real politicians – they must state their platform, make speeches, campaign, etc. Real polls are used for students to vote – students must show their voter registration card to the poll volunteer in order to vote. Once winners in the classrooms are declared, the council meets with the principal of the school monthly to voice their opinions on improving the school. Prior to the meeting with the principal, the council leads weekly class meetings to determine topics of concern.
North Carolina Science Olympiad’s elementary events were developed by North Carolina Master Elementary Teachers. The events align with the NC Standard Course of Study and what teachers are already doing in the classroom. Further, these events are well balanced between the various science disciplines, requiring knowledge of science facts, concepts, processes, skills and applications. Students meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Parents will need to pick up their child at 3:30.
Our orchestra faculty presents a recruiting concert at the end of August/early September for the 5th grade classes. During the recruiting concert, we explain about our “orchestra parent night” where the parents register their child into our Long Hill Strings Class. Strings meet twice weekly for 45 minutes each class. The parents can RENT the instruments at any of the local music stores.
Thursdays 2:45 – 3:30 pm
Sponsor: Stephanie Honeycutt
Cardio Club will focus on improving students cardiovascular endurance. Cardiovascular endurance is vital for physical activity and overall health…We will be focusing on jump rope and basic running skills. The club will take place in either the auditorium or outside on the playground. At the end of every month students will participate in a Jump Rope Challenge. The student who can jump the longest will win the challenge/award for the month. We will meet starting September 26th, then every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 2:45 – 3:30. Parents, pick up time is very important. Late pick ups may cause your child to be exited from the club.
Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Sponsor: Rheanna Winkler
Art club works on a variety of projects including collaborative art, art contests, and murals. Art Club is for fourth and fifth grade and takes place in the art room every Thursday morning from 7:30- 8:00 am.