There are a variety of extracurricular activities for students here at Bethesda. Our clubs are sponsored by our staff. Please read the descriptions below. If you are intereseted in a particular club or activity, please contact the listed sponsor.
Sponsors: Cameron Hall & Keith Ruise
Basketball club is open to boys and girls who have an interest in in the sport and want to play. Basketball will help promote physical activity, good sportsmanship, and teamwork.
Students will learn new skills they can incorporate into basketball. They will learn better ways to dribble, pass, and shoot the ball. They will learn new defenses and game rules.
This club will meet weekly on Mondays after school 3:00-4:00pm.
Sponsor: Susan Hertlein
The purpose of the Bethesda Elementary Chorus is to foster a love for music and to give students a positive experience in a performance ensemble.
We will perform at school events throughout the year. Chorus is open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. We will be learning music for the winter holiday performance.
Chorus will meet weekly on Friday mornings from 7:00-7:45 am. Chorus will meet during 1st semester.
Colonel Charles Young Mentoring Program
Sponsor: Ainsley Clarke
This club is intended to provide mentoring initiatives to fourth and fifth grade boys and is sponsored in conjunction with the Beta Lambda Lambda Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
The club has a focus on team building, etiquette, social skills, public speaking, and community service.
This club will meet one Saturday each month from 8:30 am -10:30 am.
Sponsor: Alex Miclea
The purpose of this club is to develop opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity.
This is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of STEM, fine arts and service learning.
The Georgia DI competition takes place each March. Those who place first in the state competition will move on to the World Finals.
This club will be for 4th and 5th grade students only.
This club will meet weekly on Mondays after school until 4:15 pm.
Sponsors: Amanda Owen & Heather Thorpe
The mission of this club is to spread kindness within our school and community.
Students will share a "Kindness Thought of the Day" on the morning announcements once/week. Students will come up with activities that they can do around the school in order to engage their peers in promoting kindness.
This club will meet bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 7:15-7:45 am
Sponsor: Susan Hertlein
Modern band students will learn how to play modern band instruments using the Little Kids Rock curriculum.
Students will learn modern music to play on the electric guitar, drums, keyboard and ukuleles. Students will have an opportunity to sing if they are interested.
Modern Band will meet weekly on Friday mornings from 7:00-7:45 am.
It will begin in January and will be open to 4th and 5th grade students.
Sponsors: Aileen Espinol, Shanaz Lakhani, Gissia Nuñez, Rhusmery Ferreras, Brynne Lee
The purpose of this club is to promote sensitivity and empathy for cultures around the world. Students will learn acceptance of different cultural backgrounds and create culturally diverse activities for International Night.
Students will meet once a week starting in October to learn about specific cultural backgrounds through personal experiences, hands-on activities, and literacy. Students will create activities based on research to present at International Night.
This club will meet weekly on Thursday after school until 4:10 pm.
Sponsor: Susan Hertlein
The purpose of the Bethesda Elementary Music Club is to foster a love for music and to give students a positive group performance experience. Music club is open for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students.
We will sing, play instruments and dance to music. We will learn songs to perform for the winter performance and Black History Bowl.
Bethesda Music Club will meet weekly on Tuesday from 7:00-7:45 am.
Sponsor: Ana Hoyos
Fifth graders helping kindergarten and 1st graders with academics during dismissal.
Fifth graders will attend a training to get familiar with the procedures.
This club will meet weekly on Fridays during school from 2:40-2:55 pm.
Sponsors: Shani Walker and Kim Peterson
The mission of Bethesda Robotics Club is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
Engage students in exciting, mentor-based, research and robotics programs that help them become science and technology leaders, as well as well-rounded contributors to society.
Robotics club will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 7:00-7:45 am. This club is available to 5th grade students only.
Sponsors: Cameron Hall
Soccer club is open to boys and girls who have an interest in learning about soccer and want to play. Soccer will help promote physical activity, good sportsmanship, and teamwork.
Students will learn new skills they can incorporate into soccer. They will learn better ways to dribble, and pass the ball. They will learn the rules and regulations of soccer.
This club will meet weekly on Monday mornings from 7:00-7:45 am.
Sparkles Dance Team
Sponsor: Ashrafah Anderson
The mission of the club is to promote self-confidence for girls and to teach them how to express themselves through movement.
Students will have practice once a week and perform at school events.
This club will meet weekly Wednesdays after school until 4:00 pm.
Sponsor: Kim Peterson
The purpose of the STEM club is to introduce students to real world problem solving using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Students will participate in a variety of activities that include engineering, science, math, technology, research, problem solving, and critical thinking.
STEM Club runs for 8 weeks. There is a fall (September - November) STEM Club and a separate Spring STEM Club. (February - March).
This club will meet weekly on Thursday mornings from 7:00-7:45 am.
Viva el Espanol!
Sponsor: Erin Hudson
The mission of Spanish Club is to build students’ ability to speak Spanish fluently and appropriately.
We will use games and videos to improve fluency of the Spanish Language.
This club will meet weekly on Tuesday morning before school from 7:00 am-7:45 am.