Overholser’s Honor Choir meets on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30. We explore music from a variety of genres while working to improve our individual and group voices. We also focus on teamwork and having some fun, creative experiences! Our performances include West Fest, a Winter Concert with the Strings Group, and a final performance in May for the Putnam City Arts Festival.
This is a group of 5thGrade students chosen through an application process. They learn about running sound systems and the things that it takes to put on a program. These students run our sound and other stage duties during almost all Overholser programs.
Students in 4thand 5thgrade meet weekly to code Botball robots. They will learn how to use iPads along with software from the KIPR Institute for Practical Robotics to code their robots using the “C” programming language. There will be opportunities each school year for teams of students to attend a challenge day where they will demonstrate their coding and programming skills and complete challenges from the Junior Botball program.
The Intramural Program consist of Soccer, Basketball, and Track. Games are on Thursdays and we practice after school. We offer the sports for boys and girls that are currently in 4th or 5th grade. If you would like to sign up please contact Ms. Ballinger or Ms. Davis for information.
Students will work in teams to read the books on the current year’s list of eligible books listed on the Battle of the Books website. Teams will then participate in a contest in which they answer questions that cover details from those books. The team who wins the contest will compete against teams from other elementary schools in the district-wide competition later in the year.
Students will be meeting on Thursday mornings. They will explore art more in depth, to enhance drawings and painting skills and to help with program props and displays. We will also be doing face painting for the November Carnival and Super Kids Day.
Students in 4th and 5th grade who are elected to this leadership group meet weekly to discuss issues related to the school and the community, and discuss how they can affect change in these matters. Some participants are selected to volunteer during various school events, and advise school and district administrators about their concerns.