Here is a list of the different clubs and/or organizations you will find in our building. These clubs are sponsored by the teachers with the students as members.
Choir - The 5th and 6th grade choir meets on Tuesday afternoons. We work on reading music that has two or three part harmony and try to have a couple of concerts each year. But mostly, we just try to have fun singing! Hopefully, beginning choir at this young age encourages boys and girls to continue singing through high school and into adulthood. Choir is sponsored by Karen Kelley and Toni Wheetley. Choir Meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-4pm.
Journalism Club - The Journalism Club is a group of students and staff who work together to showcase the happenings at Sikeston’s 5th & 6th Grade Center. We work together to produce a monthly newsletter, the Bulldog Chatterbox. In addition, we design the yearbook for the school to help students remember their school year, complete with class photos as well as candid shots of fun things that happen throughout the school year. The Journalism Club is sponsored by Rachel Schlotzhauer Jae Ruesler, Suzie Kidwell, and Kari Jacobsen. Journalism Club meets Monday from 3-4pm.
Jr. Beta Club -The National Beta Club Mission Statement: To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. Our motto is Let Us Lead by Serving Others. We are excited about renewing our school's charter and helping our students become the leaders of tomorrow. If you would like to know more about the Jr. Beta Club you may go to http://www.betaclub.org/. Jr. Beta is sponsored by Anne Crader, Abby Mims, Sharon Smith, Michelle Myers, and Tonya Sparlin. Jr. Beta will meet on Mondays from 3-4pm.
Mark Twain Club -The Mark Twain Clubs meet each week. During their meetings they read and discuss a Mark Twain Nominee book, and then do fun activities to go along with it! The Mark Twain Club is sponsored by Toni Howe and Zina Mitchell. Mark Twain will meet on Mondays from 3-4pm.
Math Competition Team - Fifth grade math competition team meets every Tuesday after school. This is a highly competitive group of “mathaletes” that get together to hone their thinking skills by solving high level math problems. They do this in preparation for the District Math Competition held on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau each March. Students from several area schools in Southeast Missouri compete in the areas of math concepts and problem solving. The top three finishers in each grade level and area advance to compete at the state level. Sikeston teams have experienced much success at this competition, many having advanced to compete at the state level. Our 5th Grade “Mathaletes” are working hard to exhibit Bulldog Pride as they once again strive for academic accolades for our school!
PBS Student Meetings - Student PBS team is made up of 12 6th grade students that will meet to come up with ideas to promote positive behavior in our school. The team will help create lessons that will engage the rest of the students and encourage them to be PROS. They will also help us come up with incentives/rewards for our building. We hope they display PRO leadership and act as role models for the rest of the students. PBS student meetings are sponsored by Mrs. Pinkerton and Mrs. Sparlin. They will meet on 10/10, 10/17, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/10, 4/24, and 5/8 from 3-4:30pm.
Red, White, and Blue Club - Red, White and Blue Club members should know about the needs of their school and community. They should also be aware of how these needs effect their state and nation. Members should be willing to participate in club activities by using their knowledge and sharing ideas. In doing so, RWB members can help meet vital school and community needs and solve real school and community problems. The RWB is sponsored by Sue Ziegenhorn and Toni Wheetley. Red, White, and Blue Club will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday from 3-4pm.
Student Council - The Student Council organization is an association of students with the aid of the teachers that is designed to bring about improvements and general advances in school life. Through the Student Council, the students are privileged to make known their wishes and desires in a democratic manner. This organization does not, by any means, govern the school, but it affords a connecting link between the students and teachers that tends to promote better understanding of the problems of both teacher, student, and of school in general. They sponsor Family Fun Night, sell various fun treats, and make some decisions in regards to reward incentives. Student Council is sponsored by Sharon Smith, Tonya Pobst, Heather Barnes, Jae Ruesler, Denise Simmons, Abby Mims, and Tina Enax. Student Council will meet every other Wednesday from 3-4pm.