Clubs and Organizations
The teachers and staff of Pine Street School work hard to offer our students many options for ways to be involved at school and make a difference in our local community. The following is a list of the various clubs and organizations we sponsor and support.
Our student council serves as “The voice of the students,” and is a service oriented organization open to fourth and fifth grade students. Our student council members are active supporters of The Spartanburg Humane Society, Mobile Meals, The Second Presbyterian Soup Kitchen, Relay for Life and many other projects community organizations. Students also give their time and talents to various school beautification projects as well as running our school store.
The Pine Street School Walking Club is designed for children Kindergarten through 2nd grade. The program offers an opportunity to meet once a week with fellow classmates to increase fitness awareness, build self-esteem, self discipline and good fellowship. The club meets every Wednesday form 2:30 - 3:00 in the gym and we walk on the school track. Each week our goal is to walk 1 mile and to encourage others to do the same. Come join us on Wednesdays for fitness and fun!
For more information about Walking Club, please contact Joyce Morrow
WALKING AND WHEELING WEDNESDAYS - W3
Our W3 program was started in 2009 as part of the Safe Routes To School grant money we received from the state transportation department. This wildly successful program has made a huge impact on our students and parents. Students are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes from home or any of our “Park and Walk” sites. Bus riders may participate by taking one lap around the track after they finish breakfast. Prizes are awarded each week as participants register in the Boyd St. lobby.
For more information about Walking and Wheeling Wednesdays, please contact Joyce Morrow
The student safety patrol is a vital part of our smooth start to everyday here at Pine Street School. Students in grades 4 and 5 can sign up to be a member of the Safety Patrol. These students help other children out the cars each morning and also assist in keeping the traffic moving on Pine St. and Boyd St. each morning. Pine Street School was featured on Fox Carolina News for being a “Cool School” thanks to the efforts of the morning Safety Patrol.
The Pine Street School Running Club is a club designed for children in the 3rd - 5th grade. The program is offered as an after school fitness forum designed to instill self-discipline, self-esteem, and good fellowship. The club meets every Tuesday at 2:30 in the gym for a variety of games, fitness activities and short distance runs. The goal for every child is to become more aware of their fitness level and to reach the goal of running a mile on the track and participate in “Footsteps to Fitness” races. Along with the weekly meetings there will be six Fun Runs that take place once a month beginning in October. We encourage all children to take part in this challenging and fun school activity.
For more information about Running Club, please contact Todd Seagle
The Pine Street Honor Choir is a group of 4th and 5th graders who love to sing. This “auditioned” group meets after school once a week for one hour to plan for seasonal performances in our school and in the community. Honors Chorus has ended for this year. We hope you are a part of our club in 2013-2014!
For more information about The Honor Choir, click here to read more about our music program. Lori Patterson
Dance Ensemble is a group made up of students in Grades 4 and 5th who are interested in additional performance opportunities outside of the weekly in-school dance class. The students audition in the fall and participate in weekly, hour-long modern dance technique classes. The students are often invited to perform at special events both on and off campus.
For more information about Dance Ensemble, please contact Susan Woodham
GOOD NEWS CLUB
Currently over 3,400 weekly school-related Good News Clubs are held across the nation, reaching more than 119,000 students each week. Whether meeting off campus during school hours or on campus after school, these clubs provide opportunity for children in the public schools to hear the Gospel and learn truth from God’s Word.
GIRLS ON THE RUN
PINE STREET FACULTY BOOK CLUBS
The faculty book clubs or study groups are designed for teachers to read professional books (of their choosing) and discuss in small groups 2 to 4 times per year. Many of the books center around interests that the teachers indicated from surveys and are also chosen based on recommendations from teachers. The purpose of the clubs are to grow professionally and give teachers across grade levels an opportunity to share ideas and work cooperatively to enhance student learning. Susan Gilstrap