Clubs

Organized Extracurricular Activities

ICES Choir:

Selected 4th and 5th grade students will learn a variety of music including holiday songs.  They will perform at the Veteran’s Day program and 5th grade concert. Rehearsals will be Fridays from 3:20-4 p.m. during first semester.

Math Pentathlon:

Students participate in engaging and interactive problem-solving games aligned with Indiana Mathematics Standards. State tournament competitions are held in April and May each year. Students are recommended for participation by their teachers. Division I (Kindergarten and 1st grade) meets Wednesdays from 3:20-4 p.m. Division II (2nd and 3rd grades) meets Mondays from 3:20-4 p.m. Division III (4th and 5th grades) meets Thursdays from 4-5 p.m.

STUCO (Student Council):

Students participate in service projects such as cleaning and beautifying the school grounds and singing at a local nursing home.  They also participate in fundraising activities including Movie Nights, Pennies for Patients, and Box Tops for Education drives. As well, students attend a team-building retreat on a Friday night during the spring in the ICES Gym.  STUCO members also update their fellow classmates about STUCO activities.  Representatives are elected from each 3rd-5th grade class. Elections will be held in September. Meetings are on alternating Wednesdays from 4:15-5 p.m.

Outdoor Masters:

Outdoor Masters is an after school program that encourages discovery and education through outdoor adventures. Our goal, through focus areas of Outdoor Education, Habitat Conservation and Outdoor Skills, is to build an understanding of the outdoors while participating in the environment. We work with teachers and staff to connect the outdoors to classroom education and establish leadership, stewardship and confidence in our students.

As a part of this club, students learn conservation practices, are trained in basic survival skills and work outside on the ICES campus. Students study the local habitats and the many species of plants and animals that call Irvington home, and the critical role they all play in the ecosystem. So far, projects have lead to becoming a Certified Schoolyard Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation, thereby joining thousands of schools across the country that have achieved this distinction. The club has also established three new gardens in our Outdoor Classroom. These gardens are specifically designed to butterflies and birds, giving students the opportunity to study these animals and their environment up close. Outdoor Masters meets on Friday afternoons from 3:20-4 p.m. and is open to interested 2nd-5th grade students.  Club Advisor: Andrew Catt, PE Teacher acatt@ics-charter.org

Fun Friday:

Another new activity for students who stay from 3:20-4 p.m. on Fridays is Fun Friday. This is a teacher-directed recreational experience that includes Puzzle Day, Play-Doh Day, Lego Day – and more. Volunteers welcome; please contact your child’s teacher for additional information.