Clubs & Activities
Mountain Park offers many clubs and activities throughout the year. Clubs may run for the entire year or for a limited time, meet before school, during school or after school. For specific information on the club you are interested in, please select from the list below.
Meeting Days: Thursday mornings from 7:00 am -7:45 am, starting October 11, 2018 and ending December 13, 2018
Activities: We will learn about the Japanese style of cartooning known as manga and anime. We will create our own anime characters and feature them in a piece of art or manga comic book.
Registration: Let Ms. Brodnax know you are interested to get a permission slip to take to parents. Permission slips are due Friday, September 28th. Registration cap of 30 students.
Faculty Sponsor: Amy Brodnax
Meeting Days: Tuesday mornings from 7:00 am -7:45 am, starting Tuesday, January 29, 2019 and ending March 26, 2019.
Activities: To take a deeper dive into learning about Art, we will get to make lots of styles of art such painting, sculpture, and printmaking and experiment with art materials that are too cool for normal art class.
Registration: Let Ms. Brodnax know you are interested to get a permission slip to take to parents. Permission slips are due Friday, January 11, 2019. Registration cap of 20 students.
Faculty Sponsor: Amy Brordnax
Any age: beginners welcome
Improves cognitive skills through calculation and memorization, allows for healthy and vigorous competition, personal growth and confidence, and cherished memories and friendships.
Our philosophy is to create an after school chess organization that will absolutely maximize your child’s enjoyment and potential. We know what it takes to be a nationally competitive scholastic player as well as how to create a fun learning environment for all children. We provide all your child’s needs from relaxing and fun after school programs, tournaments and instructional camps, to private lessons for advanced players.
Information about chess club can be located by calling the school office.
Grades: 4th & 5th
Meeting Days: Wednesday mornings from 7:15-7:45 am
Activities: Chorus is open to students in grades 4-5 and meets weekly before school beginning in October. Registration packets will be available from Mrs. Orr. Involvement in the Chorusing Cougars involves singing, some drama and prop preparation. Chorus performs at various school activities and occasionally at other venues.
Faculty Sponsor: Marialyce Orr
Grades: 1-2 (Semester 1)
Meeting Days: Tuesday mornings from 7:00 am -7:45 am, starting October 9, 2018 and ending December 11, 2018
Grades: 3-5 (Semester 2)
Meeting Days: Tuesday mornings from 7:00 am -7:45 am, starting January 31, 2019 and ending March 28, 2019.
Activities: We will learn about different ways to make art and design that we can wear, including jewelry, sewing and fabric embellishment.
Registration: Let Ms. Brodnax know you are interested to get a permission slip to take to parents. Permission slips are due Friday, September 28, 2018 for grades 1-2 and Friday, January 11, 2019 for grades 3-5. Registration cap of 20 students.
Faculty Sponsor: Amy Brodnax
Meeting Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:00 am
Activities: Each class has a designated bin for collecting library books. Library Volunteers come by the Library every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning at 8:00, grab a black cart, and go to their designated classrooms to collect the books. Once books are collected from the classrooms, the cart is brought back to the Media Center for check in. Sign up for Library Volunteers happens in August.
Faculty Advisors: Angie Devitt & Deanna Lux
Robotics - Competition Team
Grades: 4th & 5th
Meeting Days: September through December, Wednesdays from 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Activities: Students will build and program a Lego EV3 robot to complete missions. The team will also develop and research a project related to the annual competition theme. The team will attend a First Lego League competition in December.
Faculty Sponsors: Casey Weltch, Emily McGilvray & Heather Bridges
Grades: 2nd - 5th
Meeting Days: 7:15 am to 7:45 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Fall Semester- September 11, 2018- November 15, 2018
- Spring Semester- TBA
Activities: Why run? Besides the obvious health benefits, there is mounting evidence that exercise prior to classroom work is extremely beneficial for elementary school children. Students may learn better and be more focused, behavioral issues could diminish, and they may achieve higher test scores and gain self-esteem. We encourage you to jumpstart your children’s day by getting them to school a little early for Mountain Park Running Club. Keep track of workouts with a running log. We will partner with Kilometer Kids who will provide incentives for reaching a certain amount of miles with an end goal of 26.2 miles (marathon). Run/jog/walk at least 3.0 miles a week for 11 weeks in the mornings with Mrs. Blanchard and Ms. Arrington, along with other parent coaches. Optional participation in The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Peachtree Junior in May.
State Affiliations: Atlanta Track Club - Kilometer Kids
Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Tanya Blanchard