• We at Ponderosa encourage our student body to engage in the clubs listed below.

  • Red and black chess board with red and black chess pieces.

    Chess is used to develop strategic and critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and competitive maturity. The Ponderosa Chess Club meets each Wednesday and is open to Ponderosa Elementary School students in grades 3-5. This is an excellent way for beginners to learn how to play chess while providing experienced players with the opportunity to participate in both recreational and competitive matches. Knowledge of chess is not required. Students learn to play and enjoy chess while experiencing healthy competition and team spirit.

    *For more information, e-mail Ed Bala @

  • Battle of the Books Logo with red, black, and gold letters and red, yellow, and green stars

    Battle of the Books (B.O.B) is a voluntary reading program for students in grades 3-5. Students read books and usually compete in groups to demonstrate their abilities by answering questions to test their knowledge of the books they have read. The competition will be in a quiz-bowl type format. The purpose is to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with other students. View the most current book list by clicking on the B.O.B icon above. 

    For more information, e-mail James Hodges @

  • Black and gold round image of the National Junior Beta Club Logo with Junior Beta and a capital letter B in the center of the The Junior Beta Club is an academic honors program. Ponderosa Elementary School selects among our 5th-grade students that meet the criteria for induction into the Junior Division of the National Beta Club. The purpose of the Junior Beta Club is to recognize outstanding achievement, promote character and social responsibility, encourage service involvement in school and community, foster leadership skills, grant scholarships, and provide settings for students to develop interpersonal relationship skills.

    *For more information, e-mail Kelly Binns @

  • Black and red letter image of the Ponderosa PTO Logo on white background with a red man woman and child figure and the words  The Ponderosa Elementary School PTO is committed to strengthening, enhancing, and encouraging the educational and social environment of our students. The PTO also sponsors and organizes fundraising and school events, which sustains communication between parents, teachers, administration, and the community. Help support Ponderosa. Please join the PTO today!