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AMES Clubs 2023-2024

Club Eligible Grades Sponsor Deadline, Dates and Meeting Times Purpose
4 and 5; 3rd if space permits
Ms. Shiver
Signup: A digital sign-up form will be made available via Canvas. Deadline TBA. Meeting  once a week from 2:30-3:30, August-March.
This performance-based class focuses on learning to use the vocal instrument to create a healthy and pleasing sound. Concert performances outside of school hours or during school events may be required.
Friends Club 4-5; Application Process Ms. Burden Deadline for application TBA. Applications are outside Ms. Burden’s room. Meetings will be once a month from August -May on select day from 2:30-3:15. Friends Club is an opportunity for group of general education students to take the time to help students with exceptionalities at Arnold Mill Elementary.
Garden Club 4-5 Ms. Forward Applications TBA; Limit is 20 students. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 2:30-4:00. Meetings begin on late August for introductions. Encourages students to become stewards of the land around them, their school, and their own backyard.
Academic Bowl 4-5 Ms. Manns
Ms. Chadwick
Mondays from 2:30-3:30 Enrich and enhance knowledge through multiple disciplines. Competition will be held around April.
Reading Bowl 4-5 Ms. Zaski Application deadline will be announced soon; Meeting schedule will be announced. To foster a love of reading and introduce students to novels of excellence. Students will demonstrate knowledge of books in a school district Reading Bowl to be held on around January.
Junior Beta Club 5th grade students; Students are selected by National Junior Beta Club Standards. Ms. Stancil
Ms. Morris
Meetings October-May, biweekly, day of week TBA; BEFORE school. Recognizes high academic achievement, promotes character and social responsibility; encourages service involvement.
Morning News 5th grade, application process Ms. Zaski Applications TBA; Auditions by appointment; Meets August-May. Members will meet on assigned Friday mornings at 7:20. To deliver the school announcements each Friday via live broadcast to the classrooms.
Orffestra 4 and 5; 3rd if space permits Ms. Shiver Orffestra online sign-ups will take place in early January. No auditions required. The only requirement is a previous history of responsible usage of instruments during regular music class. Meetings are January-March once a week from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The purpose of this group is to enhance performance on “ORFF” mallet and percussion instruments through creating, performing, and responding to music while connecting the world of music to other areas of learning and personal endeavors.
Science Olympiad 3-5; Application process Ms. Motil
Ms. Fuss
Applications in December; Meets weekly from January to March. Promote interest in science by challenging students to cooperate and work with others while solving science related problems. District competition to be held on Saturday, March 18 at River Ridge High School.
Technology/STEM Club 3-5; Application Process Ms. Zaski
Ms. Wilson
Applications for STEM club will be available after the first week of school. Participation in the club requires a project submission to the CCSD Technology Fair. Monthly meetings will be held once a month at 2:45 in the Media Center until January. Application deadline TBA. Prepare students for the school district Technology Fair – an annual student technology competition produced by the Georgia Educational Technology Consortium. The competition is virtual and will be held around February. Projects are due in January.
Ambassadors Club 5th grade, application process Ms. Hatcher
Ms. Morris
Application TBA As student representatives, Ambassadors demonstrate positive character traits and leadership skills as they assist with various AMES programs throughout the year.