New "Dragon’s Club" Provides Opportunities for Movement and Socialization for ES Students

  • Elementary School
New "Dragon’s Club" Provides Opportunities for Movement and Socialization for ES Students

“Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle - jump!” is just one of the fun prompts students will hear in the new “Active Time” club. Active Time is one of the creative offerings hosted by our specialist teachers in a new program called “Dragon’s Club.”

When elementary school parents asked for more activities and socialization for their children, our specialists in Art, PE, Drama, Wellness, STEM, and Music sprang to action creating “Dragon’s Club.” 

Art Teacher, Alisa Blundon leads a group of students in the "Funky Lettering" club. Everyone's eager to show their friends their new skills.

All of the break-time activities in “Dragon’s Club,” are free of charge to SSIS students. And since participation is optional, students are free to try different things each time.

“To understand how we can provide the best experience for our families during Virtual School, we conduct frequent surveys. I also hold weekly small-group Zoom meetings to hear directly from parents,” says Head of School Dr. Catriona Moran. “Our faculty does an amazing job of rapidly adapting to the feedback from our families and implementing changes, whenever possible.”

Dragon’s Club - Added Fun & Socialization for ES Students 

Dragon’s Club is specially designed to get elementary school students moving, creating, laughing, and socializing during their break time, key activities for their development. The activities vary by grade level, and students join the sessions live via Zoom. As they can choose freely among the options for their grade level, attendance in the various clubs can range from a handful of students to more than 40. 

An example of Dragon's Club schedule. Schedules and the number of activity options vary by grade level.

Some of the options available to students in Grade 3 are, for example, “Funky Lettering,” where they learn the basics of art-lettering, “Active Time,” for practicing a range of physical activities, and “Talent Show,” where students practice and showcase vocal and instrumental skills with each other.

Students bond over their love of music in Mr. Tompkins' "Musical Solos" club.

We’re thrilled that our students can enjoy time building community and friendships in Dragon’s Club until they’re all back on-campus and can do the same in our robust after-school activities and athletics programs. Go Dragons! 

Author: Tanya Olander
Communications Officer


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