• MKES Robotics Squad

    Grades: 2-3

    Meeting Days: every wednesday 3:15-4:15

    Cost:  $0

    Mission/Purpose: focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design and code and create unique solutions made with LEGO bricks and powered by  a LEGO Education robot.

    Activities: build lego structures and program moving parts while providing solutions to real world problems

    Registration: permission slips and online at first inspires

    Faculty Sponsor: Emily Lackey & Medina Sinanovic
    emily.lackey@gcpsk12.org & medina.sinanovic@gcpsk12.org

    Affiliations: first lego league

  • Green Environment Club

    Grades: 5

    Meeting Days: Mondays and Fridays from 12:30-1:10 from September to May   

    Cost:  $0

    Mission/Purpose: Our mission is to educate and inspire our community to take action towards environmental sustainability. We aim to raise awareness about the environmental decline and encourage people to take small steps towards a greener future. We believe that every individual can make a difference, and we strive to empower people with the knowledge and resources they need to make positive changes in their lives.

    Activities: Research Environmentally conscious efforts, Friday recycling pick up,  Create presentations for the school and the community, Pick up trash on the playground, Fundraising for recycling efforts

    Registration: Students are selected by teachers. 

    Faculty Sponsor: Mary Catherine Hulon

    Affiliations: None

  • FIRST Lego League Discover

    Grades: K-1

    Meeting Days: Every Wednesday from Late Feb thru March 3:10-4:15    

    Cost:  $0

    Mission/Purpose: Cooperation, team building, STEM, problem solving 

    Activities: Explore STEM. Use Legos to build models to solve community problems. 

    Registration: Applications to join will be available in early January. The club is only open to 8 students total. (This is a guideline from FIRST.) Lottery will chose students from applications. 

    Faculty Sponsor: Amanda Kopicki

    Affiliations: FIRST Lego League 

  • MKES Step Team

    Grades: 3-5

    Meeting Days: Every Wednesday from Late Feb through March 3:10-4:15

    Cost:  $0

    Mission/Purpose: The purpose of this club is for students to entertain, develop a sense of pride, gain leadership skills, and develop camaraderie between their teammates.

    Activities: Stepping at pep rallies and different school events

    Registration: Try-outs

    Faculty Sponsors: Shante Capers and Zamaria Travis
    shante.capers@gcpsk12.org and Zamaria.travis@gcpsk12.org

  • Odyssey of the Mind

    Grades: 4th

    Meeting Days: Tuesdays from 3:15-4:30 October - March    

    Cost:  $0

    Mission/Purpose: Help students think creatively and work with others 

    Activities: Solve a problem as creatively as possible 

    Registration: Google form and paper copy were sent out 

    Faculty Sponsor: Colleen Davis and Amber Higginbotham
    colleen.m.davis@gcpsk12.org and amber.higginbotham@gcpsk12.org

  • Musical Theater

    Grades: 3-5

    Practice Days: 

    Musical Theater- Tuesdays before school, 7:40-8:15 with Ms. Langford

    Chorus/Musical Theater Full Group- Thursdays before school, 7:40-8:15 with Langford & Graham

    Cost:  Free to join!

    Activities: Chorus, Drama/Acting, Dance, Backstage (props, scenery, direction, writing)


    Musical Theater Director: 

    Tracy Langford- Email or contact me on Parent Square!

  • Chorus

    Grades: 3-5

    Practice Days: 

    Chorus- Tuesdays before school, 7:40-8:15 with Ms. Graham

    Chorus/Musical Theater Full Group- Thursdays before school, 7:40-8:15 with Langford & Graham

    Cost:  Free to join!

    Activities: Chorus, Dance


    Chorus Director: 

    Courtni Graham- Email or contact me on Parent Square!

  • Band

    Grades: 4-5

    Practice Days: 

    Intermediate Band (by recommendation only) Mondays, after school 2:45-4:00

    Beginning Percussion Mondays, after school 3:00-4:00

    Beginning Clarinet & Trumpet Tuesdays, after school 2:45-4:00

    Beginning Flute Wednesdays, after school 2:45-4:00

    Cost:  Free to join; parents supply book ($5-10) and instrument (purchase new/used or rent from local music store)

    Why Band? Language, reasoning, memorization, persistence, discipline, coordination, confidence, creativity, teamwork, auditory


    Band Director: 

    Tracy Langford

    Email the Director or contact me on Parent Square!

  • Girls on the Run

    Grades: 3-5

    Meeting Days: Practices are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays Afterschool from 3:10-4:40

    Cost:  Registration fees are based on a sliding scale dependent on family household income and starts at $0 for families who qualify. This can be calculated when you register at the Girls On the Run site

    Activities: Girls on the Run is a non-competitive program where our girls are valued regardless of running ability. Our MKES GOTR team focuses on empowering girls to become leaders in our community. Over the course of the program, our girls will improve on personal growth, build confidence, develop strength of character, and learn to recognize how they can shape the world at large. Our dynamic lessons instill valuable life skills, including the important connection between physical and emotional health. Click here to see our newsletter. 


    Faculty Sponsor: 

    Truc Dang

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  • Reader's Rally

    Grades: 4-5

    Meeting Days: Wednesday 7:00am-7:45am Sept-March 

    Cost: Free

    Activities: Reading quiz bowl style competition for students starting in 4th grade. Students read 15 books from the list and answer the questions about the books. The team represents the school at the county Readers Rally Competition. 

    Faculty Sponsor:  Nicole Duque, Betty-Sue Garrish, Carla Stewart 

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