Interested in finding a club? Here are some of the 2019-2020 clubs offered at Sterling School. Students can contact the club sponsor for information. (Some require fees and applications.)
● Art Club (Grades 4-5) This club is for dedicated and engaged students who love ART! We will create four in depth art projects that the students will create from sketch to finished piece. We will be meeting for a longer length of time this year to create a final projects that are complete and polished. We will be wood burning artwork for the St. Francis Christmas tree, Canvas Painting, Airbrushing, and Wire Sculpting. Fifth and final meeting will be a fun Art party with guests.
● Art Honor Society - This Club bridges students who are passionate about ART with the community. Students will attend events, volunteer, assist others and have a chance to socialize with other club members while embracing the fun aspect of Visual Art.
● Battle of the Books This club is for 4th and 5th grades and will start in December. Students will read 10 books and meet twice weekly to study these books for competitions against other Greenville County Schools in April and May. Informational meeting September 4th 2:30-3:00 in the Media Center Sponsors: Mrs. Matthews and Mrs. Henry
● Chess Club (Grades 3-8) The mission of the Think Move Chess Academy is “To teach chess to children to enhance their academic and life skills," using our five core values of respect, study, planning, initiative, and perseverance. “The 36 Qualities of Character” are also incorporated within each lesson. Meets every Friday from 2:45-4:00 Sponsors: Ms. Cooper, Ms. Foulkes
● Sterling Chorus (Grades 3-8) is a club for students who enjoy singing in a group to develop vocal technique and choral expression. Students will have the opportunity to participate in performances as well as to audition for select Honor Choirs. The Chorus will perform a winter concert, two community performances, and spring/end-of-year concert. Meets: Every Thursday 2:45-3:45 Sponsor: Dr. Robertson
● Creative Writing Club (Grades 5-8) Students have the opportunity to participate in interesting and fun activities that will help to develop their powers of expression in speech and particularly in writing. Application available from Ms. Newell. Meets first and third Tuesday of every month 2:45-3:30. Sponsor: Ms. K. Kelley
● Corner of Broadway & Hollywood - Drama/Film Club (Grades 6-8) Broadway & Hollywood is meant to give students the opportunity to participate in interesting and fun activities in all aspects of drama and film making. There is a $20.00 membership fee to defer the cost of supplies and for new equipment. Application available from Ms. Bohnenberger Meets every Monday 2:45-3:45.
● Drama Club (Grades 3-5) - In partnership with the Greenville Little Theatre, students will learn stage craft and drama techniques. Meets every Wednesday Sep-Nov 2:45- 4:00 Sponsors: Ms. Helsel, Ms. Wallace
● Girls on the Run (Girls in Grades 3-5) Over a period of 10 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 5th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of each three month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5K event.
Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays Sep 17 – Nov. 23 (5K on Saturday 2:30-4:15
Sponsor: Ms. Rucker
● Green Team (Jr. Beta members in grades 6-8) Students will help with the recycling needs around the school. Registration form available from Ms. Reynolds. Meets every Monday 2:45-3:15. Sponsors: Ms. Reynolds, Ms. Gordon
● Elementary Beta Club (Grades 4-5) Students who meet the membership requirements will promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership. Membership is by invitation (distributed first quarter). Meets once per quarter TBD. Sponsors: Ms. Dechau, Ms. Merritt, Ms. West
● Jr. Beta Club (Grades 6-8) As part of the National Beta club, members promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership. Membership is by invitation (distributed by August 30). Meets: Grade 6 meets 2nd Thursday of each month 2:45 - 3:45; Grades 7-8 meet 2nd Tuesday of each month 2:45 - 3:45. Sponsors: Ms. Reynolds, Ms. Cooper, and Ms. Newell
● Griffin Girls (Girls in grade 8) The purpose of Griffin Girls is to serve as an 8th grade girls mentorship program. We will encourage self-confidence and kindness in our young ladies, further equipping them to be prepared to take on their futures in such a way where they will be a positive impact on their communities and circles of influence. Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays 2:45-3:45. Sponsors: Ms. Hefner and Ms. Hoover
● Groovy Griffins (Grades 1 & 2) Students in 1st & 2nd grade will read a book one week and discuss and write a review the following week. During the meetings we will talk about the book and have a related hands-on activity. Limited to 10 students. Meets: Every Wednesday 7:30-7:55am Sponsors: Candace Coffman, Kim Marchbanks, Christy Guth, Joyce Reed
● Lego Clubs (Grades 4-8) Lego clubs form in the Spring semester for the following school year. Lego teams are set for ‘19-’20. Contact: Ms. Emmel
● Library Cadets (Grades 5-8) Library Cadets deliver library materials, check items in/out, assist patrons, maintain an inviting environment conducive to learning, and promote library services. Must be able to work 1 morning or afternoon each week either from 7:40-7:55, 2:30-2:50 (5th grade) or 2:45-3:00 (middle school). Applications are available from Ms. Henry if interested.
● Math Counts (Grades 5-6) MathCounts for 5th and 6th grade is a math club where students can learn material and techniques to be successful in math competitions. Sixth grade participants may qualify to represent the school in the MathCounts chapter math competition held in February and potentially qualify for the state competition in March. Application available from Ms. Gordon. Must have recommendation of previous math teacher. Meets Tuesdays 2:45-3:45. Sponsor: Ms. Gordon
● Math Counts (Grades 7-8) MathCounts for 7th and 8th grade is a math club where students can learn material and techniques to be successful in math competitions. Participants may qualify to represent the school in the MathCounts chapter math competition held in February and potentially qualify for the state competition in March. Application available from Ms. Gordon. Meets Thursdays 2:45-3:45. Sponsor: Ms. Gordon
● Math Olympiad (Grades 4 - 5) Math Olympiads is a club designed to foster enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics by discovering mathematical solutions. Application available from Ms. Nyvall. Meets first and third Mondays 2:30 - 3:30. Sponsors: Ms. Nyvall and Ms. Laskowski
● Newspaper Club (Grades 6-8) Students will create a newspaper for CTC Middle school. Application available from Ms. Baiden and Ms. VanDommelen. Meets every Monday 2:45-3:30. Sponsors: Ms. Baiden, Ms. VanDommelen
● Relay for Life Team (Grades 3 - 8) The Relay for Life team raises money for the American Cancer Society. Members will participate in the Greenville Relay for Life event in May. Meets Spring Semester (date/time TBD). Sponsor: Ms. Henry
● Safety Patrol (Grade 5) Students will open car doors and assist others out of their vehicles and direct them into the school in a safe and orderly fashion. Safety Patrols will be assigned to hallways to assist in keeping students safe by following Sterling Hallway expectations. See Ms. Nifong and Ms. Moretti for information.
● Spanish Club (Grades 6-8) To promote cross-cultural acceptance and understanding in students of Spanish and to encourage service to school and community. Application available from Sra. Goll and Sra. VanDommelen. Meets first Thursday of every month 2:45-3:45. Sponsors: Sra. Goll and Sra. VanDommelen
● Suzuki Strings Club-(Grades3-8) This club is a Suzuki Review club intended to be a review for students who already have string experience. Violin, viola, and cello students will review Suzuki tunes, learn fiddle tunes and holiday tunes, and practice scales with fun and games. The applications are available outside of the music room. Sponsor: Mrs. Martin
● Tech Team
● Youth in Government (grades 6-8) to educate students in the process of law making in SC State Government. YIG is a Model Legislature run by the YMCA. In YIG the students will be creating a bill which they will try and get passed in the House of Representatives and the State Senate at the conference in November. Meets every Tuesday (Sep-Dec) from 2:45-3:45. Sponsors: Ms. Bohnenberger and Ms. Broder