Because the Journey Matters...
Fortville Elementary School (FES) offers several extra-curricular activites for students to get involved in. FES staff know that getting students involved in opportunities they are interested in Engages and Empowers students to discover their strengths.
Many of the extra curricular activities have been successful in meeting the students' goals. Success is defined here as providing a positive experience that builds students' character, helps identify strengths and enriches the students' lives.
Fortville Elementary has many activities in which the students enjoy participating. These activities begin before school or last until past regular school hours. The following is a list of some of the activities and clubs that are offered (if funding is available):
Students in grades three and four are encouraged to take a one hundred question geography test in the spring. The highest scoring student of each school gets his/her name on the Geography Bee plaque in the Administration Office. In the event of a tie, a second test is given.
While students in grades one and two may participate in T-Races in the classroom and school, third, fourth & fifth grade students have the opportunity to win the school T-Race in addition and multiplication. School finalists come from each third, fourth, & fifth grade classroom. One winner in each category from each school gets his/her name on the Trace plaque in the Administration Office.
Third, fourth, & fifth grade students participate in a classroom spelling bee. The two finalists from each classroom face head to head competition in the school spelling bee. The school winner advances to district competition and receives his/her name on the Spelling Bee plaque in the Administration Office.
Fortville Elementary School Extra Curricular Activities
FES has several extra curricular activities to enhance student learning and service. These activities are before or after school and do require parents to provide transportation either to or from the activity. These are based on this school year’s budget and the future of some is uncertain at this point.
Art Club is open to interested third, fourth, & fifth grade students. The art teacher at FES develops the curriculum and has more information for interested students.
Size is limited.
Contact: Mr. Reifel
Choir is open to interested fourth and fifth grade students. Choir has over twenty-five practices and several performances per year. Size is limited.
Contact: Mrs. Wiseman
Two students from each third, fourth, and fifth grade classroom are elected by classmates in the fall to serve as representatives for the student council. Elections occur after a speech to the class is given. The student council meets 15 to 20 times during the year and some service activities are required.
Contact: Mrs. Tina Wiseman
Students in grades one through four may participate in each school’s math club. Club size is limited. Math Pentathlon games are taught and some invite students to participate in the regional contest.
1st grade Day: Monday Contact: Mrs. Lockwood
2nd grade day: Wednesday Contact: Mrs. Keljo
3rd grade day: Wednesday Contact: Mrs. Hall
4th grade day: Monday Contact: Mrs. Keljo & Mrs. Hall
FES has a computer club. It is open to a limited number of students in grades 4-5.
Contact: Mrs. Tingwald
FES has a writing club. It is open to a limited number of students in grades 3-5.
Day: Tuesday (3rd & 4th) Thursday (5th)
Activities that occur within the school day where rewards may be given:
Any elementary student who is in attendance of every minute of every school day will receive a certificate for Perfect Attendance. The student must arrive on time and stay for the entire school day.
Students may earn a reward by reading selected books and passing computerized tests on those books. Each school has its own criteria and unique style for implementing this program.
At the end of the year, fourth grade students who wish to be a part of the KUB News Crew fill out applications and audition to be part of the news crew as fifth grade students. Students rotate jobs during the year. The students broadcast the news of the day and other announcements at Fortville.
Audition date: after school sometime in late May
Contact: Mrs. Ruth Sharrett
FES has Field Day on the last student day of the year. All students are encouraged to participate. Ribbons are passed out for the top three athletic performers of each event. However, all students receive a participation ribbon.
Third and fourth grade students at Fortville Elementary are encouraged to write poems for the Rhythm and Moods Society. Certificates and some monetary awards are won.
Day: Poems are usually due around the first of May.
Contact: Classroom Teachers in grades 3-5.