Clubs and Activities
Imagine a school where students work together to create a kindness movement. This is the goal of the Western Peaks Kindness Club! Students will learn what it means to be kind through lessons as well as participating in a variety of activities throughout the school year with the mission of spreading kindness around Western Peaks and the community. Beginning September 8th, the Kindness Club will meet two Thursday mornings each month before school in the Collaboration Room at 8:00am. This club is open to all grade levels.
Art Club will begin in August. Meetings will be held every Thursday before school from 8:00am to 8:35am in the art room. If there is no school there will be no Art Club that day. Membership is open to any third or fourth grade student that is interested. Students will be let in through the east cafeteria door at 8:00am, but the door can not be left unlocked, so it is important to be on time. Art Club members will have the opportunity to participate in extra art projects that are not offered during the school day. Members will also support the Western Peaks and Dysart community by creating decorations for events that may be offered to Art Club during the school year. Other activities will be voted on by the club.
Sponsor: Anna Penn
Falcon Music Club
The Falcon Music Club will enrich students socially, emotionally, and academically! This club will teach students how to sing, play xylophone, piano, ukulele and also how to produce, mix and create their own unique music through digital audio workstations. This club will be expected to perform four times at a minimum (one performance per quarter), potentially more, depending on community events around the city of Surprise! This club will also only be open to second, third, and fourth graders. Kindergarten and First grade will focus on building a foundation of musical skills with Mr. Bedolla before joining the club. This club will meet after school, one day per week.
Sponsor: Freddy Bedolla
Kids on the Run Club
Ready to get your little one running? Then Kids on the Run Club is for them! This is a non-competitive club that helps students work up to running 30 minutes each session. It also encourages a healthy lifestyle! Kids on the Run will be every Thursday from 8:00-8:30, due to weather we will hold the club October to November and then start back up February-March. Kids on the Run is offered to Kindergarten-2nd grade!
Sponsors: Savannah Sanders Duran
Would you like to learn how to play basketball? Then the “Basketball Club” is for you! We will teach you fundamental skills such as dribbling, ball control, passing, proper defensive and offensive stance, proper shooting form, and game positions. Students will be taught the most basic rules of the game (such as no touching when guarding an opponent, and no double dribbling or traveling). Good sportsmanship and working cooperatively with a team will be taught as well. This club is open for 2nd through 3rd grades. The first forty applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. No more applications will be accepted after we receive forty signed permission slips. The Basketball Club will meet each Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., in the school gym, starting October 19, 2022 and ending on April 19, 2023. The club will not meet during Parent/Teacher conferences the week of February 6th - 10th.
Sponsors: Susan Ballew and Vicki Spiegel
Mathlete Club is for students who love math! Students will experience fun and challenging math problems and activities. We will focus on improving problem solving skills and teamwork while fostering excitement for math. Six students will be selected out of this club to participate in the district math competition that will be held in May. Mathlete Club will meet biweekly on Thursdays starting October 20th. Meetings will be held after school from 3:45 until 4:45. This club is open to students in 3rd and 4th grade.
Sponsor: Anna Yandell
The Robotics Club is for students in 3rd and 4th grades. During club meetings, students will be programming robots to accomplish tasks and solve challenges. Problem solving and logical thinking skills will be emphasized. Students will be working in pairs or small teams. A selected team will be chosen to participate in the Dysart Annual Robotics Competition. The club will meet before school on Fridays 8:00am - 8:35. The Robotics Club will begin on Friday, September 16.
Sponsor: Huda Clemens
Kids Who Code Club
Coding for kids refers to the opportunities available for children to get involved in coding. These opportunities aim to be fun and gamified to keep kids' young minds engaged. You might also hear coding referred to as "programming," or "computer programming." This club will meet twice a month @8:00 on Fridays starting October 21st-TBD. This club is open to all 2nd-4th grade students.
Sponsor: Keely Flanigan
If you enjoy reading chapter books and enjoy social time with friends at school and are a current 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade student, come and join Mrs. Penn for book club on Tuesday mornings at 8:00 in the Art room starting in September. Students will vote on the book picks and timeline of our reading. We look forward to reading with you.
Sponsors: Anna Penn
Crochet Club is for students in 3rd & 4th grades. It meets every other Tuesday at 8 am, from August 15th-November 28th. Students (and staff who are interested) will learn the basic skills needed to crochet, including how to start a chain, single and double crochet stitches, and how to slip stitch and finish a final project.
Sponsor: Julie Spindler
The Athletic Club exposes students to a variety of sports and teaches fundamental skills in those sports.
Sponsor: Steve Sullivan
Paws & Claws Club
The Paws & Claws Club is for students in 1st & 2nd Grades. Students will learn about proper husbandry of animals and pets, participate in pet food drives, blanket crafting for shelter animals, and complete crafts about animals. It meets once a month, on Thursdays after school.
Sponsor: Michelle Grauer