Clubs and Activities
Students work with staff and parent volunteers to maintain our campus beauty. This includes working in the Grayson Garden area, where we grow vegetables and flowering plants. The club also seeks to beautify other areas of campus, including areas along fences, the playground, and the front lawn and Grayson Green areas.
Advisors: Chan Martin and Jimmy Lovett
Flying Rams Drone Team
This 3-member team plans and pilots drone flights for our school's website and conducts flyovers during special events and campus activities. Our drone is a DJI Phantom 3 Quadcopter. The Flying Rams Drone Team has created aerial videos for our K-5 student and faculty "G" formation during the 2019 Strong4Life celebration, the 2019 Spring fundraiser's Day of Awesomeness, and campus beautification at the front lawn near the historic bell.
Captain: Luke Neighbors
Co-Pilots: Scott Crego and Jimmy Lovett
2019-2020 Trainee: Hayden Spain
4th and 5th Grade Chorus
GES Chorus is an excellent extra-curricular opportunity for 4th & 5th graders! It is a great way for students to connect with peers. Chorus is a team which measures success in smiles and singing, not in statistics or on a scoreboard. The Choruses perform a December and Spring concert.
The Chorus auditions take place each October. Rehearsals take place at 7:45 AM twice a week, beginning in late October. Dues are $25 for the year, payable after audition results are announced.Chorus Director: Le Gibson
Ram Buddies are selected 5th Grade students chosen by their 4th Grade teachers and Counselor RoseMary Ruffner each year. These students are the peer leaders of our school and their 5th Grade classes. These students are chosen because of their leadership skills, their positive attitude towards school, their academic and conduct grades, and the positive examples they set for their fellow students. Ram Buddies are responsible and dependable!
Ram Buddies are assigned to a specific classroom teacher to help younger students in that classroom. They also assist with orientation, school tours for new parents and students, and various projects throughout the year.
Advisor: RoseMary Ruffner
The purpose of the recycling club is twofold. First is to make our campus eco-friendly and recycle plastic. Second is to educate and raise awareness about the importance of recycling in our community. Students are responsible for collecting plastic water bottles for recycling, as well as beautifying the campus through activities such as planting flowers.
Advisor: Jimmy Lovett
Adult coaches guide FIRST® LEGO® League student teams (up to 10 members). Team members apply science, engineering, and math concepts, plus a big dose of imagination, to develop solutions to real-world challenges. Students also design, build, and program LEGO MINDSTORMS®-based robots to perform autonomous “missions” on a playing field. Along the way, team members develop critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills.
Each February the Grayson Cluster presents a Technology Playdate, where K-12 students from across the cluster share and teach techology tools to teachers and administrators. Our student innovators (teams of two or three students from grades 1-5) learn and practice various programs and tools that support teaching and learning through technology. Teachers select breakout sessions at the Playdate in which the Student Innovators take on the role of educator.
Students engage in fun and educational clubs for eight consecutive Thursday afternoons during the Fall and Spring semesters. Activities vary by semester. Class offerings have included coding, photography, team sports, drama, running, cooking, board games and puzzles, technology exploration, legos, and step dance. Classes are held 3:45-5:00 pm. There is a registration fee.
Director: Shelley McKay
Witzzle (Witty Puzzle) Pro is comprised of a unique 3-by-3 array of the digits 1 through 9 and a challenge to manipulate three digits and two operations to equal a target number. Students must draw upon their knowledge of basic math facts (+, -, x,÷), understanding of numbers and operations, and application of problem solving strategies.
Students in 4th and 5th grade may participate. Spots are limited. The club begins two weeks after Winter break. Applications will be sent home in the Friday Folder following the Thanksgiving Break.
Coordinator: Brigette Britt