• B.E.S. Student Clubs & Activities

  • Art Club

    paint palette and brush clip artGrades: 5th grade

    Meetings: Thursdays at 7:30 - 8:20 a.m.

    Sponsor: Shea Cunningham

    Art Club is an extracurricular club for a select group of 5th graders. Members work on special projects that go above and beyond the normal 5th grade art content and curriculum. They also work with the yearbook staff as official photographers. 

    Membership is selected by an application and try out process.  Students should be creative, independent, willing to try and experiment with new things, and most of all love ART!

  • Chorus

    clip art of a groupGrades: 5th grade

    Meetings: Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:20 a.m.

    Sponsor: Bernardo Reyes

    Chorus begins in August and is open to all fifth graders. The chorus puts on two concerts a year in the winter and in the spring.  Other performances can include a retirement home, a Brookwood High baseball game, Brusters Night, and a Gladiators hockey game.

  • Guitar Club

    guitar icon Grades: 4th & 5th grade

    Meetings: Friday at 7:30 a.m.

    Sponsor: Bernardo Reyes

    Guitar Club is for a select group of 4th and 5th grade students.  Club members learn how to play guitar and perform in the winter and spring concert with the Fifth Grade Chorus.  You don’t have ot have experience playing an instrument, but students will be chosen based on musicality, academics, conduct, and attendance.

  • Intramurals

    person with ball Grades: 5th grade

    Meetings: Friday at 7:45

    Sponsor: Barb Heck

    During intramurals, 5th grade students get to participate in games and sports that are not generally done in the regular P.E. class.

  • Reader’s Rally

    boy reading Grades: 5th grade

    Meetings: Wednesday at 7:40 - 8:20 am

    Sponsors: Karleen Reynolds, Chrissy BoyceJennifer Moon, & Andrea Hopf 

    In Reader’s Rally, readers gain an appreciation for good literature and discuss books with peers.  Membership invitations are determined by recommendation from the 4th grade teacher.
    Members also get to participate in the Gwinnett County Readers Rally reading quiz bowl-style competition in February.  Students read books from a predetermined list and answer questions about these books.

  • Robotics Team

    robot icon Grades: 4th & 5th grades

    Meetings: Tuesdays at 3:15 - 4:45 pm

    Sponsors: Katie Sudan, Terri Lester, & Lecia Coleman 

    The Robotics Club explores coding strategies and languages in order to become more effective and proficient in using robots.

    In the fall (August thru December), ten 4th and 5th graders are selected to be a member of the First Lego League BES Robotics Team.  The FLL uses a theme-based curriculum to code with an EV3 robot. Each year the curriculum has a new theme. The FLL BES Robotics Team uses their learning throughout the fall to compete against other FLL teams.

    In the spring, the Robotics Club opens to 3rd and 4th grade students.

  • Safety Patrols

    safety badge Safety Patrols

    Grades: 5th grade

    Sponsor: Barb Heck

    Safety Patrols, a branch of Brookwood Elementary’s Entrepreneurship Program, help keep students safe during dismissal each day.  Students are assigned to be bus sign holders or helpers in the hallway. Any 5th grader who wishes to be a safety patrol must apply for this job.  Safety patrols are paid Brookwood Bucks by their classroom teacher.

  • Science Olympiad Team

    atom and flask Grades: 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades

    Meetings: Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:20 am

    Sponsors: Leyah Nicometi & Julie Tansill

    The Science Olympiad Team meets weekly to research material and work with team members in preparation for Regional and State Science Olympiad Competitions.  These competitions are like academic track meets and consist of a series of events related to genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, and technology.  The emphasis of most events is active, hands-on group participation and are designed to use a variety of intellectual and practical skills like quick recall of facts or concept development.

    The Science Olympiad team is made up of 12 fourth grade and 8 fifth grade students.  Students are invited to tryout for the team based on their science test scores and teacher recommendations.  At the tryout, students are evaluated on their performance during two events: a preselected study event and a build event with a partner. 

  • Witzzle Pro Math Club

    math thinking Grades: 4th grade & 5th grades

    Meetings: Wednesdays at 7:45 - 8:20 am

    Sponsors: Colleen LaPerre & Brandy Fanning

    Witzzle Pro is for 4th and 5th grade students. A witzzle (witty puzzle) is comprised of a unique 3–by-3 array of the digits 1-9. Students are challenged to manipulate 3 digits and 2 operations to = a target number. Students must draw on their knowledge of basic math facts, understanding of number and operations, and problem solving strategies.  It is a fun way to hone those math skills.