F.A.S.T Track is a program designed for girls in 2nd-5th grade. This unique program is written and led by Kathy Unverfehrt. It’s an after-school program designed to help them learn how to better live a Christ centered life. FAST stands for Faithfully Activating Spiritual Training. The girls get a chance to reach out and help people in the community.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a program for 3rd-5th grade girls. The program is designed to educate young girls on ways to lead healthy lifestyles by addressing many areas of their development such as: physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools needed to make positive decisions. Through the combination of team building activities and uplifting workouts, the program prepares each girl to run a 5K (3.1 mile) race at the end of the season.
Spanish Club is for 6th-8th grade students who are interested in the Spanish language & Hispanic culture. The Spanish Club encourages students to practice their Spanish outside of the classroom. By providing opportunities to go out into the community, we are raising awareness of the significance of being bilingual. Students travel to local business, meeting native speakers and practicing their Spanish. They also have the opportunity to learn about various countries from Native Guest Speakers, as well as participate in the Bridge Hispanic Mission, a ministry that is geared to reaching out to the Hispanic community. It allows students to experience the Hispanic culture not just learn about from a book.
Science Olympiad is a science education program of 3rd–9th graders, to help stimulate interest in science. The program is designed to create a technologically-literate workforce and provide recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. The program is changing the way science is perceived and the way it is taught, with an emphasis on problem solving and hands-on, minds-on constructivist learning practices. The goal is to create a passion for learning science by supporting elementary, junior, and secondary Science Olympiad tournaments at building, district, county, state and national levels with an emphasis on teamwork and a commitment to excellence.
The Envirothon is a fun, hands-on, natural science academic program that challenges and engages students to think critically about the natural world and their role in it. The Envirothon combines an in-class curriculum with outdoor training to help students learn more about the natural environment and our natural resources and solving natural resource problems. The students learn to develop critical thinking skills, cooperative problem solving skills, and decision making skills of students in the protection, management and wise use of our natural resources. Team members work together to develop their knowledge of ecology and natural resource concepts and to practice their environmental problem-solving skills in preparation for Envirothon competitions. The five competition areas are Current Events, Forestry, Soils, Aquatics and Wildlife.
The National Science and Engineering Fairs provide an opportunity for students, 3rd-8th grades, who are interested in science and technology to pursue their personal areas of interest and to display their research as a presentation in a public competitive forum. The NC Science and Engineering Fair works to create enthusiasm in science and technology while encouraging project-based inquiry. This fair gives our students the chance to compete for college scholarships, awards, honors programs and other exciting prizes.
LEGO League is a robotics program designed for students in 5th-8th grade who are excited about science and technology. The team is composed of up to ten children with at least one adult coach. The students are given a global problem, such as food safety. To solve the issues related to the problem students build an autonomous robot, using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot set to complete missions to solve problems. The program is designed to focus on problem solving and computer engineering programs.