Here is a list of the extracurricular activities that have been offered at La Vista West Elementary and information about each organization. This list will be updated with additional information once the school year begins.
Battle of the Books
“Battle of the Books”! This fall we will again offer Battle of the Books for students in 4th, 5th & 6th grades. Students will get to pick their own teams of four students to compete in the book battles. The teams can mix grade level students, but the teams will remain the same for the whole year! Each month, each group of students will be given four books to read. They can divide up those books to read however they want amongst their team. Their job before the monthly meeting is to read their book and write 4 questions about the book they read. Each month our meetings will prepare us for a school-wide battle, where we will crown school winners. Then, those battle winners will face off with other teams from other schools in a FINAL BATTLE! Students in 4th, 5th and 6th grades heard information about this program on August 16th. Monthly meetings for LVW will be held one Tuesday each month at 730 am.
Students will be introduced to one country per month to learn about different aspects of cultures around the world. We will spend time learning about geographic locations, language, music, people, and fine arts of each of the countries. Each month we will complete an art project, cook food, and play games that are included in that countries culture. This is a fun and respectful club that celebrates diversity around the world.
The Lego/Robotics club will meet on Tuesdays starting when all clubs start up. We will plan to invite all HAL students from 4th, 5th and 6th grade and keep it open to all other 5th and 6th graders who are interested. We usually send out a sign up form with details for parent permission. We then select club members. We have to keep a small enrolment around 20 students due to materials and cost.
The La Vista West Student Council consists of 5th and 6th graders. Each classroom teacher will select four students from their room, to participate in this club. Students who are selected, will be given more information, and permission slips. The Student Council raises funds which benefit our School, our Community, and to help out others in the World. Students decide on the projects that the group is involved in, and what organizations will be sponsored.