Bowie Baysox Reading Incentive Program TBD
The Bowie Baysox baseball team sponsors this annual reading incentive program that takes place in early Spring and culminates at a ball game in May. Students in grades K-5 who read four books receive two free tickets to the ball game. Other family members can purchase tickets at a discount and make this into a family event. Participants get to walk on the field before the game and be recognized for their reading. Fireworks and the running of the bases ends the evening.
This science enrichment club is for students in grade 5. Student-led teams build and operate underwater robotically-operated vehicles (ROVs). The junior engineers cut and drill PVC pipes, waterproofed motors, and solder wires and a circuit board. Teams present their ROV at the Elementary Expo at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, MD.
Dance Club TBD
This after-school club is for students in grades 4-5 interested in dance. Participants will learn various styles of dance throughout the year. The dance company will perform at the annual countywide Dance Festival in February. For more information, please contact Ms. White, Second Grade Teacher, at email@example.com.
STEM Fair TBD
The STEM Fair at CES is an opportunity for students in grades K-5 to develop a scientific display that shows the results of a science question or engineering problem that they conducted. The school fair is held in the spring and the first-place winners in grades 3-5 go on to compete in the countywide STEM fair.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a physical-activity based program that inspires our 3rd through 5th grade girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using fun lessons which creatively integrate running. We want every girl to know and activate her limitless potential and boldly pursue her dreams.
We value standing up for ourselves and others, nurturing all parts of our health, embracing differences, recognizing our power and responsibility, expressing joy in our thoughts, words, and deeds, and leading with an open heart.
During our sessions, we focus on life skills like cooperation and open communication to enable each girl to reach her fullest potential. We run, but it is a small part of what we do. We begin to find out who we are and who we have the potential to be. We also work on the courage to live up to that potential. We find our place in the world and work to embrace it. For further information, please contact Mrs. Devereaux, Third Grade Teacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERO Boys TBD
HERO Boys is a youth development and engagement program for boys in 3rd – 5th grades. Using running as a base activity HERO Boys inspires boys to discover the character and courage that resides inside each one of them to be brave, stand for that which is right, and use their talents and strengths to lead and set a positive example amongst their peers. The school-based program is 8 weeks long and culminates with the HERO Boys 5K including boys from all schools participating in the program. For more information, you can check out http://www.heroboys.com.
MESA Club TBD
This STEM enrichment club is for students in grades 4 and 5. Student-led teams will create STEM projects using the engineering design process. Some projects include building a bridge assessed on strength-to-weight ratio, designing a functional model theme park ride based on a storybook theme, creating an interactive game design using the Scratch program, and designing a wearable device to monitor the respiration rate in infants. Students will present projects at a county-wide competition in April. For further information, please contact Mrs. Kramer, 4th Grade Teacher, at email@example.com.