Chess Club (3rd-5th)
Meeting Days: Wednesday mornings from 7:15-7:45 AM beginning in October
Description: Chess is a game that promotes critical thinking and processing skills. It encourages students to use logical deductive reasoning to solve problems and increases concentration. Most of all, it is fun! To be a member of the Chess Club, students do not need to know how to play chess. We will teach the game to those who have never seen a chessboard and we will give a few strategies to those who are ready to compete.
Registration: Through Mypaymentsplus
Club Sponsors: Erik Wenger & Heather Nevius
Creative Writing Club
Grades: Second, Third, and Fourth graders
Meeting Days: Tuesday mornings October from 7:15-7: 45 AM.
Description: The Creative Writing Club is for students who enjoy writing. The children will be stretching their imaginations to creatively produce writing pieces. Students will have the opportunity to self-publish their work.
Registration: Registration form will be sent home in September
Club Sponsors: Dr. Wagar
Grades: Fourth & Fifth graders (Open to the first 75 who register with Mrs. Hower and pay chorus dues.)
Meeting Days: Thursdays from 3-3:45 beginning in mid-September.
Description: Students will learn correct singing techniques, exciting songs, choreography, and more! Students will also have the opportunity to perform at least twice this year.
Registration: Chorus registration will be on a first come, first served basis. Registration information was in the Messenger on 8/9/19
Club Sponsors: Adrian Hower - Email: Adrian_Hower@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
Jr. GEMS Club
Grades: Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd Grade Girls
Meeting Days: Mondays 3:00-3:45 beginning in January.
Description: Jr. GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) Girls! Join us for fun, hands-on learning that incorporates STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) based projects! GEMS members will be held to high behavior expectations as they will be leaders and role models at Mulberry Elementary school.
Registration: Look for more information in the Friday Folder in December
Club Sponsors: Crystal Trainer, Brooke Wade, Shannon Wiley
Lego League Robotics
Grades: 4th & 5th Grades
Meeting Days: Meet Thursdays August 22 through competition on a Saturday in November or December
Description: Do you enjoy building, designing and working with a team to create Robots using LEGOs? This Team might be for you!
Registration: Application Only-10 students from 4th and 5th grade.
Club Sponsors: Mike Stanton, Alana Stanton
Grades: 4th & 5th Graders who qualify- Team limited to 10 members
Meeting Days: Wednesday afternoons
Description: Do you like to read? Readers Rally is a quiz bowl style competition for students in 4th & 5th grade. Students read books from a predetermined list and answer questions about those books. Each Gwinnett County school may send one team of up to 10 players to the Readers Rally
Registration: Obtain the book list from the Mulberry website so you can read the selected books, then tryouts are in September
Club Sponsors: Susan Noland, Pam Bagley, Julie Wegner
Description: Do you like to build with LEGOS? Do you enjoy working with computers? Do you want to work with friends to build and program robots? Do you want to combine math, science, & technology to have fun? Then this club is for you! Using LEGO WeDo kits, students will work together to build robots that include more than 160 elements including gears, levers, a motor, tilt and detect sensors, and a LEGO hub. Computer software allows students to program and control their robot creations.
Grades: Open to Second and Third graders. There is a 24 student limit and registration is on a first come, first serve basis
Meeting Dates: Wednesdays after school from 3:00-4:00 PM
Registration: Registration form will be sent home in September
Club Advisors: Melissa Timmerman, Ginny Dreybus, Amy McBryde
Saturday Art Workshops
Description: Calling all art lovers! Saturday Art Workshops will once again be offered to K-5 students throughout the school year. Take the opportunity to join Ms. Randall as we explore a wide range of artistic techniques in a small group setting.
Registration: Space will be limited, so be sure to be on the look out for registration information in Friday Folders throughout the year. Through mypaymentsplus.
Grades: K-5 students
Meeting Dates: Select Saturdays throughout the year
Cost: $10 per session
Club Advisor: Hannah Randall
Description: Are you interested in technology? Do you enjoy learning new things by using technology? Then, look no further than Mrs. Timmerman's Tech Squad. This team meets 1 day a week during student lunch and recess in the Video room. The team begins in September and goes until the end of May.
Application: There will be an application process due August 30th and a $10 uniform fee Due Sept. 6th. This team will focus on the following: -Team building -School leadership -Promoting confidence -Coding with robots -Content creation -Community service in tech support -Customer service -Mentoring Promoting a student-led culture -Public Showcase -Public Speaking and building self confidence -App reviews -Project based learning opportunities
Grades: 4th, & 5th grade students.
Registration: In order to be considered for selection, students must fill out an application form. Information will be sent home in August
Meeting Date: Once a week during student lunch/recess (working lunch)
Registration Fee: $10
Club Advisor: Melissa Timmerman
Witzzle Pro is for students who enjoy solving number puzzles. The children will be challenged to use critical thinking skills while playing a challenging game of speed “number crunching.” Students will also have the opportunity to participate in one or more Witzzle Pro tournaments. Who can join? Open to all Fourth and Fifth graders When does the club meet? Mornings TBD 7:15-7: 45 AM. How can my child join? Registration form will be sent home in Friday folders Registration Fee: $10 Club Advisor: Jill Lambes
Falcon Leadership Team
What’s our WHY? Our Mission is...
- To provide a platform for students to develop their inherent leadership skills.
- To develop our students’ voice of leadership, and give them a positive platform to use it.
- To expose our students to the great service platforms in our community, and encourage them to make our community better one project at a time!
- To establish a partnership for leadership development between parents, students, and Mulberry ES.
Our Vision is… That all students are leaders, and capable of making our community better! Our team members will learn about and develop their strengths, and grow as a reflective and service oriented leaders.
Activity Sponsors: Brittany Mayweather, Shayla Jarrard
Club Sponsors: Kathi Abraham, Susan Noland, Heather Nevius, Monique Williams
Grades: 4-5 grades
Meeting Days: Once a month on Tuesday afternoons 3:15 - 4:00
Activities: Student Council provides a unique opportunity for fourth and fifth grade students to learn leadership skills and participate in an important democratic process. Fifth grade students may campaign for positions as officers on the Student Council, and both fourth and fifth graders may run for class representative positions.
Members are expected to demonstrate exemplary behavior, work habits, and attendance. Student council members receive specific leadership training. They build communication and mediation skills and participate in several school-wide initiatives including charity giving, and modeling leadership habits.
Falcon Morning News Crew
Fifth grade students will have the opportunity to train and produce the morning broadcast. Every fifth grader will have an opportunity to take part with the morning broadcast. Our morning news crew consists of news anchors, Chef Antonio, camera operators, sound mixer, floor director, teleprompter, and story board mixer.
Every morning 8:00 AM to 8:25 AM Students are chosen by the teacher to participate in the news crew based on the fifth grade rotation.
Susan Noland, Melissa Timmerman
Mulberry Student Ambassadors
Mulberry Elementary School Student Ambassadors are 5th grade student leaders who have been selected to assist staff in welcoming students and guests into our school and ensuring their safety and comfort. These students show leadership skills and act as role models for other students in our school. Ambassadors are chosen at the end of the 4th grade. In order to be considered for selection, students must fill out an application form, which includes a short essay. Students are chosen based on current leadership skills as observed by their teachers as well as those who show the potential and motivation to develop and strengthen their skills as leaders during the year.
The responsibilities of Mulberry Student Ambassadors include but are not limited to:
- Safety Patrols – Students will serve as Safety Patrols during arrival and dismissal every morning and afternoon, helping faculty and staff ensure that all students are safe during those times.
- Peer Leaders - During special school events, students will serve as a welcoming presence at Mulberry, providing directions and support to our guests, faculty and staff. Peer Leaders will also provide support to teachers during dismissal.
For more information about this program, please contact Nicole Provence or Ashley Bill, School Counselors at (678) 226-7478.
Nicole Provence & Ashley Bill