SWPES Chorus is composed of 4th and 5th Grade students interested in ensemble singing. Being in the chorus provides these students opportunities to make music outside of the regular music classroom setting as well as enhance their musical, creative and expressive qualities. SWPES Chorus succinctly develops the basic skills they need to develop team spirit. The Chorus performs at various school events throughout the school year. Practices are every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:15-2:45pm.
5th Grade Chorus members will have the opportunity to audition to participate in the All County Chorus in the Spring.
Beta Club Coached by: Frankie Colvin
Sherwood Park Elementary School participates in the National Junior Beta Club organization. National Beta Club is an academic club that promotes the ideals of character, achievement, leadership, and service. We will hold inductions for the school year with a special ceremony where the new inductees will receive a certificate and lapel pin. You can get more information on the National Junior Beta Club by visiting the link provided below.
The Elementary Battle of the Books program is a quiz bowl type competition that has been developed to encourage the reading of wonderful literature.
Who may participate?
Battle of the Books is open to fourth and fifth graders.
How does the Battle of the Books work?
A Battle of the Books team consists of between six and 12 students who compete against other elementary school teams. During the competition, six team members answer questions about the books they have read to earn points. All answers are the title and author of a particular book. The top two school teams in each cluster competition go on to compete in the County finals.
When does Battle of the Books meet?
Battle of the Books meets after school each week to practice. As the competition nears, other practices may be scheduled. The first meeting will be in the Media Center.
What do you do at meetings?
We discuss summaries of the books as well as clarify any questions you may have about a book. We learn to work as a team by playing games, by practicing and competing against each other here at school. Our team will be well prepared for the competition. We work hard, but we have a lot of fun!