• Book Fair

                        Scholastic Book Fairs

    Description of Activity:
    Twice a year, in the Fall and Spring, the media center hosts the Scholastic Book Fair. Each class visits the book fair where students may purchase items for their reading pleasure. Parents are welcome to attend the two Family Afternoons to shop for selections with their child. These Family Afternoons are usually on Tuesday and Thursday during the week of the Book Fair from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

    Click here to learn more about our Book Fair.

  • Ferguson Family Nights

                          Picture of a family with a mom, dad, and child.

    Description of Activity:
    Ferguson has partnered up with several community businesses. Come join the fun at one or all of our Family Night opportunities!!

    Example: Daddy/Daughter Dance, International Night, and much more!!

    Please check the Ferguson Calendar for specific dates.

  • Mental Math Competition

                        Figure of a person with numbers and operations coming out of it's head.

    Description of Activity:
    Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will participate in Ferguson Elementary's annual mental math competition. Students will compete against their classmates for 1 of 3 spots to move on to the school wide competition. The 3 winners from each class will then participate in our annual Mental Math Competition.

  • Multiplication Bee

                       Picture of a stack of flash cards.

    Description of Activity:
    Students in 3rd grade will participate in Ferguson Elementary's annual multiplication bee. Students will compete against their classmates for 1 of 3 spots to move on to the school-wide competition. The 3 winners from each class will then participate in the 3rd Grade Multiplication Bee.

  • Spelling Bee

                        National Spelling Bee logo.

    Description of Activity:
    Students in grades 4 and 5 participate in Ferguson Elementary's annual spelling bee each November. Students compete in classroom spelling bee competitions first. The winner from each homeroom then participates at our school level spelling bee. The winner will then advance to the Gwinnett County bee in January.

Outline of a horse with words inside the body.
  • Coding Club

                        Image with the words, Coding Club

    Name of Advisor(s): Vicky Davis & Alexia Thornton

    Date and Time: 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Every Other Wednesday 

    Purpose and Description of Club:
    Members will be selected for the Basic or Advanced Coding Club through an application process. Both Coding Clubs will work on using creativity and technology skillfullness. The activities will introduce students to computer science and the programming language Scratch. The different themes will attract and engage students of varying backgrounds and interests of 4th and 5th grade students. 3rd graders will be accepted with behavioral and academic recommendations from their teachers.

  • Ferguson Flashers Camera Club

                        A person holding a camera and taking a picture.

    Name of Advisor(s): Leanette Spencer

    Date and Time: Starting in September, meetings are held every Friday at 8:20 a.m.

    Purpose and Description of Club:
    This group of teacher recommended 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will serve this school year as "official" photographers of the teaching and learning going on here at Ferguson. Students will meet Friday mornings from 8:20-8:45, under Mrs. Spencer's supervision, to use our school cameras to take assigned pictures of projects and displays. They will also become proficient in transferring pictures to various computer programs. Their work will be showcased in our weekly FES scrolling slide show.

  • First Lego League (FLL) Robotics & Problem Solving/Research Team

                        First Lego League Logo.

    Name of Advisor(s): Andrea Witt, Mia Massey, Deborah Creekmore, & Kim Hover

    Date and Time: Thursdays from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. for select participants

    Purpose and Description of Club:
    Selected members (through an application process) of ten 4th and 5th graders will work together as a team to prepare for and compete in the FLL competition in December. In early fall, FLL releases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic. Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the FLL Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with one adult coach, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FLL Core Values. Teams may then choose to attend an official tournament, hosted by one of our Operational Partners.
    For more information, please click here.

  • First Lego League Jr. (FLL Jr.) Robotics & Problem Solving/Research Team

                        First Lego League Jr. (FLL Jr.) Logo

    Name of Advisor(s): TBD

    Date and Time: Thursdays for select participants
    (Starting date to be determined)

    Purpose and Description of Club:
    We participate through a program called FIRST LEGO League Jr. FIRST LEGO League Jr. gives early elementary school students and their adult coaches the opportunity to work and create together while they explore science and technology concepts. There are 3 components:
    (1) LEGO model with motorized parts
    (2) Research Project & Poster Presentation (this year’s them)
    (3) Core Values (teamwork)

  • FYI Broadcast Club

                        Sign that says On Air

    Name of Advisor(s): Leanette Spencer

    Date and Time: Meets daily at 8:30 a.m.

    Purpose and Description of Club:
    Open to teacher-recommended 5th graders who demonstrate responsible behavior in the classroom, fluent reading, interest in technology, ability to follow directions, and work cooperatively in a group. These 5th graders will work in teams of 7-9 students each 6-8 weeks to produce our school's closed circuit live morning news show. Students rotate through production jobs such as: chroma key/green screen, sound boardvideo mixer, PowerPoint computer, teleprompter, and on-air speaking parts.

  • Girls on the Run

                        Girls on the Run Logo

    Name of Advisor(s): TBD

    Date and Time:
    Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    beginning in February and ending in April with a 5K Run

    Purpose and Description of Club:

    Girls on the Run will begin online registration in January for the Spring program. 

    Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event in Atlanta. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. 

    For additional questions, click here to visit the Girls on the Run.

  • Principal's Elite Club

                        Sign for Ferguson ES Principal's Elite Club

    Name of Advisor(s): Sherry Ferguson & Angelique Mitchell

    Date and Time: Meets twice a month for select participants

    Purpose and Description of Club:
    Principal's Elite Club focuses on teaching students to be leaders in their school and community. Students will take field trips throughout the school year, work on service projects, and complete a leadership study. Students have to be nominated by their 5th grade teacher to be part of the Principal's Elite Club.

  • Readers Rally

                         Image that says Readers Rally Gwinnett County Public Schools and a picture of three books.

    Name of Advisor(s): TBD

    Date and Time: (Starting date to be determined)

    Purpose and Description of Club:
    Love to read and discuss books? Readers Rally is an opportunity for 4th and 5th grade readers to excel as well as stretch their comprehension skills. Our club of dedicated readers will form the basis of the Ferguson Readers Rally team that will compete in the County Readers Rally Meet in February/March. Fifteen books are the basis for the quiz bowl-type competition questions.

    The Gwinnett Readers Rally is a quiz bowl style competition for students in grades 4–12. 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.

  • Safety Patrol

                        Picture of a safety patrol figure and the words school safety patrol.

    Name of Advisor(s): Cassie Gunawan

    Purpose and Description of Club:
    Safety Patrol is a club for 5th grade students who help monitor the hallways daily during arrival and dismissal to encourage a safe environment and help students or visitors who may need assistance. Students must fill out an application, get recommendations from 3 staff members, and be selected by a committee of teachers. Students will apply and be selected in September.

  • Student Council

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    Name of Advisor(s): Tami Cash, George Bogdan, Lindamae McLemore, & Bree Patton

    Date and Time: Please click here to visit the Student Council webpage for more information.

                             Please click here for a list of Student Council Dates/Times.

    Purpose and Description of Club: 
    The mission of the Ferguson Elementary Student Council is to encourage a safe and fun learning environment for our school. Our leadership will model responsibility, respect, and being role models for others as well as enhancing active communication and participation among all students at Ferguson. We accomplish this goal by working together to demonstrate leadership qualities to create a positive environment where all students feel a sense of belonging and are capable of success.

  • Technology Specialist Club

                        Picture of the word Technology.

    Name of Advisor(s): Tayler Grifka & Vicky Davis

    Date and Time: 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    (Starting date to be determined)

    Purpose and Description of Club:
    The Technology Specialist Club will help improve 3rd through 5th grade students abilities to use leadership skills, collaboration, and technology expertise. Students in this club will be the technology leaders of their classroom.

  • The Ferguson Forte

                        Musical Notes

    Name of Advisor(s): Heather Hartman

    Name of Advisor(s): Heather Hartman

    Date and Time: Thursday mornings at 7:45 a.m.
    (September through December)

    Purpose and Description of Club:
    The Ferguson Forte is a music club for 4th and 5th grade students who like to make music. The Ferguson Forte will rehearse weekly to prepare for a final performance. The concert will be held on November 21st at 6:00 PM.

  • Yearbook Club

                        Picture of a camera with a yearbook club sign.

    Name of Advisor(s): TBD

    Date and Time: Every other Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. for select participants
    (Starting date to be determined)

    Purpose and Description of Club:
    The Yearbook club will work together to assemble our annual Ferguson yearbook. In early fall, ten students in grades 4th and 5th will work on taking pictures, formatting, advertisement, and the selling of our Ferguson’s yearbook.

Last Modified on September 26, 2019