MATH bowl is a state academic team. One local competition is held for students to show off their skills. The competition is made up of four rounds. Each round consists of eight multiple-choice questions, varying in difficulty. Students work in groups to solve these problems within the allotted time. The competition questions are based on The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards covering grades five through seven.
Sponsor- Mrs. Foster, email@example.com
Requirements- 4th or 5th Grade students
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Spell Bowl is a state academic team competition where contestants spell by WRITING WORDS down. Unlike a spelling bee, our spellers do not recite the word’s spelling aloud. Fourth and Fifth graders are eligible to try-out for our team.
Try-outs take place at the beginning of September. Practices will then be held twice a week until the competition in mid-November.
**Students must be prepared to make EVERY practice if they are to join our team. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.**
The 2021 competition will be held on November 15th at 4:15 afterschool in the Jerry Ross Gymnasium.
Club Sponsor: Mrs. Brandy Sims: firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Club Schedule
Week of 10/18 - Tuesday until 5pm
Week of 10/25 - Monday and Wednesday until 4:45, Thursday until 5:00
Week of 11/1 - Monday until 4:45, Tuesday and Thursday until 5:00
Week of 11/8 - Monday and Wednesday until 4:45, Tuesday and Thursday until 5:00
Week of 11/15 - Monday: STATE COMPETITION
Team members will learn 750 words assigned by the IASP Spell Bowl Committee. Only the top 8 spellers can participate the night of the competition. Ribbons are given for students receiving a perfect score, or an almost perfect (6 of 7) score. The top three teams receive medals.
UPDATE ON THE FUTURE OF GEO BEE
The National Geographic Society is deeply proud of the 33-year legacy of the GeoBee and the millions of students, educators, parents, schools, and others who have participated in this iconic competition. In 2020, recognizing the difficult circumstances school communities found themselves in to safely educate students during the COVID-19 pandemic, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020-2021 GeoBee and instead focus on reimagining what a global geography experience for young people could look like entirely.
After many conversations and reflections with students, educators, and community members, we’ve made the decision to permanently discontinue the National Geographic GeoBee to make way for new, transformative, and innovative geography education opportunities in which students around the globe can more equitably participate.
Science Olympiad is a hands on STEM science club. We use our knowledge and research in science, technology, engineering, and math to complete and compete in our team's six events. Each partner will represent our school's Science Olympiad team in one event at the an after school competition against all the other Crown Point Elementary Schools teams.
Requirements for membership- 5th grade students only. We meet multiple times a week to learn, research, and practice events. At home, you will need to spend some time building and practicing events. Attendance at an after school competition is a must.
Melanie Horan, Mhoran@cps.k12.in.us
Science Fair is a competition where students create a Science project and then present their project either individually or with a partner. We meet to discuss the Scientific Method and research Science projects and then students prepare their projects at home for competition. On the day of competition, students present their project to 2 judges and then awards are given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Students must have parent permission, attend the callout meeting, and complete the write-up for their project. They should meet all deadlines and present their project on the day of competition. We have a callout meeting in the Fall, and then 3-4 meetings prior to competition in January. Students may meet with the sponsor when needed for guidance on their project. Students complete their project at home. Competition is on a Saturday morning in late January.
Sponsor: Mrs. Hautzinger - Lhautzinger@cps.k12.in.us
The Robotics team participates in the National VEX IQ program. Each year VEX IQ creates a challenge for teams. The VEX IQ Challenge, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, provides elementary school students with exciting, open-ended robotics and research project challenges that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student-centered learning. In addition, it fosters student development of the teamwork, critical thinking, project management, and communication skills required to prepare them to become the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. This club is for 5th Graders only and has weekly meeting and weekend competitions.
The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) was established in 2008 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in cooperation with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) to recognize elementary students in both public and non-public elementary schools for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility, to provide meaningful service to the school and community, and to develop essential leadership skills in the students of elementary schools. NEHS is a club for 4th and 5th grade students.
Phase 1: Analysis of academic requirements
Phase 2: Assessment of character, citizenship, & leadership of students who meet academic requirements
Phase 3: Students who meet the high expectations of both phase 1 & 2 receive an application & will attend an essay writing session
Phase 4: Application & essay are evaluated anonymously by NEHS Faculty Council
Phase 5: Invitation of induction given to qualifying students
A Jerry Ross Student Council Representative models what a responsible, kind, and optimistic person should look like. Each class has elected two students to represent them in the Jerry Ross Student Council. Our council consists of 40 students this year. Members are introduced to local, national, and world-wide charities. They are shown how they can make a difference on each level.
We do not have a hierarchy of members, rather all students are members working at the same level. In middle school, they will be introduced to student council government; we are merely establishing a foundation.
Expectations of a Jerry Ross student council member:
1. Attend all meetings (monthly)
2. Attend all fundraising events (such as Winterfest or Food Drives)
3. PARTICIPATE in discussions - you were elected to be the voice of others.
Council Sponsor: Mrs. Brandy Sims: email@example.com
Student Patrol is a club that helps keep the school safe. The members learn about teamwork, leadership, initiative and responsibility. Besides patrolling during dismissal and arrival, the students will help with parent-teacher conferences, Winterfest, morning video announcements, open house, and 2nd Grade blast off day. We have a few fun events throughout the year: holiday party, volleyball or dodgeball fun, ZAO Island party and sometimes we participate in the talent show.
Student Patrol is for 5th graders that have been voted in by their peers and Jerry Ross staff members. We meet once a month throughout the year.
Mrs. Yurko, Ayurko@cps.k12.in.us
Mr. Miller, Dmiller@cps.k12.in.us
The Art Club is for 5th grade students who have a great interest in art and further developing their abilities. There is limited space, so other deciding factors would include listening to directions and behaving in regular art class. The students will typically complete an entire project in the one hour time frame. Projects vary but are usually VERY messy! Please send a paint shirt with your child on club days if you would like. The club will run from the beginning of the school year through January. We start right after school and work until the 5:00 pick up time.
Students will need to be picked up promptly at 5:00pm at the gym entrance. Turn in the North parking lot and follow around to the back. There are many other activities and clubs that use the front parking lot. To minimize wait times for pick up, please pull around to the back circle.
If you have questions please contact Jen Popp at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 3rd Grade Rocket Boosters are a club dedicated to creating good vibes throughout the school! We paint signs that celebrate all of our school's events and accomplishments. The students not only further their art and painting skills, they also find out about the activities at their new school.
Rocket Boosters club will be held once a month on designated Friday mornings. You will drop your student at the front door for the club at 8:15am. Club will be held in the art room. We paint at every club meeting so please dress accordingly.
If you have questions please contact Jen Popp at email@example.com
UPDATE: Due to the current covid restrictions - Theatre Club will be taking a break in 2021/22
If you like to act or are interested in learning what it is like to be part of a theater production, this is the club for you! We play a lot of fun improv games that help sharpen our acting skills. We also get to work in groups to practice small skits and perform them in front of fellow classmates and teachers. All grades allowed.
Miss Nicole Sekuloski, firstname.lastname@example.org, ex 18135
Mrs. Reena Foster, email@example.com, ex 18109
UPDATE: Due to the current covid restrictions - Newspaper Club will be taking a break in 2021/22
n this club, we write, write, write! We mostly focus on creative writing, but all kinds of writing is acceptable. We have fun prompts that we come up with together. We also share our stories with each other. If you love to write, this is the club for you!
Sponsor- Miss. Sekuloski, Nsekuloski@cps.k12.in.us
Sharing Social, physical, academic, cultural and emotional fitness to the students/school of Jerry Ross Elementary.
Teachers will submit names of 2 students (1 boy, 1 girl) from each class to represent their class.
SPACE meets once a month starting in September and ending in May.
Reena Foster firstname.lastname@example.org; ext. 18109
Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that provides one to one friendships, jobs, leadership development, and living to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All students who complete the required online application are making the commitment to participate and engage in the inclusion of friendship. You must complete an online application and participation in monthly activities.
Rebecca Zolp, Rzolp@cps.k12.in.us