Norton Student Clubs
Faculty Adviser: Jordan Smith
The Norton Comet Cheerleaders is a group of third, fourth, and fifth-grade ladies who cheer for various school and community events. The school events include the Winter Concert, Spring Talent Show, CRCT Pep Rally, and Drum Show. The community events include Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, South Gwinnett Middle School games, to mention a few. Norton Comet Cheerleaders maintain academic progress and excellence. They are extremely passionate about cheering!
The club will meet on Wednesdays from 3:15 - 4:15 pm.
Faculty Advisor: Mary Case
The Geography Bee Club of Norton Elementary School has been formed to prepare students to participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials from the National Geographic Society. Every year, thousands of schools in the United States participate in this competition. It is designed to motivate students to learn about the world and how it works.
At Norton, students in grades four and five are eligible for this entertaining and challenging competition. With a top prize of a $50,000.00 college scholarship - plus other prizes - the contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography.
The club will meet on Wednesdays from 3:20 to 4:20 pm.
Girls on the Run
Faculty Adviser: Dionne Cannon
Description of Club/Group: GOTR is a spring activity for 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade girls. It provides a balanced platform for physical fitness and goal-setting.
The club will meet in Spring 2020 with exact dates and times to be determined.
Faculty Adviser: Caryn Saunders, Kathy Spruiell, Carrie Newman
The main goal is to help the students to achieve and maintain mastery of math skills. Members must maintain an A/B average to become a member. Students who are interested may see Mrs. Saunders for more details.
The club will meet on Wednesdays 3:15 – 4:15 pm.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anthony Williams
The Scholars Program is for fourth and fifth-grade boys at Norton with untapped potential. The Scholars are nominated by a Norton faculty member (after the first grading period) and their continued membership is based on three requirements: Completion of classwork and homework, Positive behavior, and collaboration with peers. Once a week the scholars will participate in open discussions & activities to share life experiences in a team-oriented “win-win” environment.
The Scholars will meet during school hours on Fridays beginning in November.
Faculty Advisers: Allison Luton, Debbie Moeller, Beth Watkins
Readers Rally is a reading quiz bowl style competition for students in grades four through twelve. Students read books from a pre-determined list and answer questions about those books. Each Gwinnett County school may send one team of ten players or less to the Readers Rally event.
The club will meet on Thursday's from 7:15 to 7:45 am.
Faculty Adviser: Ryan Moore, Carrie Newman, Sheila Smith
Norton's Robotics team competes in a program called First Lego League. What is FIRST Lego League Robotics? Guided by adult coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.
The team will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm.
Faculty Advisors: Sheila Smith, Kayle Teasley
The goal of the Science Club is to enhance positive experiences that elementary school students have with Science that help them build confidence in their Science and Math skills. Students will be exposed to various experiences both hands-on and critical thinking skills. Students will be encouraged to explore the various related skills to STEM while being prepared to participate in the Science Olympiad Competition.
The club will meet on Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:30 pm.
Sign Language Choir
Faculty Adviser: Pat Buford
American Sign Language (ASL) is considered as a foreign language. Norton Sign Language Choir consists of 4th and 5th graders learning American Sign Language to interpret songs and use them as a new communication skill. Using songs is a method of teaching sign language. Students will have a vocabulary of 500 words or more and will be able to communicate using sign language. The choir will perform at different events at school during the school year and hopefully within the community at different events.
This year we will audition to perform at Disney World during Spring Break.
The club will meet on Mondays from 3:15 - 4:15 pm.
Faculty Adviser: Eliza Boyce
Norton Elementary has a student council that is sponsored by the school's counseling department. Fourth and fifth-grade students are nominated from each class to participate. The club supports fund-raisers throughout the school and serves as leaders to their classes and grade levels. The student council will also hold an election for president, vice-president, and secretary in the fall.
Young Ladies of Norton
Faculty Adviser: Lineica Maupins
This program is designed to address critical issues such as the value of education and achievement, bullying, etiquette and hygiene, friendships, parents and personal safety. It will provide a support system for all participants involved. The program will help the young lady to develop academically, socially, and personally.
This club will meet from 3:15 - 4:15 pm monthly on dates to be determined.