Ellsworth prides itself on the wide array of activities provided to our students. While some activities are limited to specific grade levels, research has shown that students participating in extra-curricular activities achieve higher scores on standardized testing.Throughout the school year, students will have the opportunity to participate in the following before/after school activities.
Before School Study Skills AcademyOpen to 2nd through 5th grades
Funded through a grant from the Naperville Education Fund
Invited students receive additional instruction and support in reading skills.
Chess is more than a game, it teaches important skills in life, like strategizing, planning, decision making, patience, honor, self control, discipline, sportsmanship and problem solving! Chess Club teaches the rules of Chess. Strategies are learned and practiced.
ChorusOpen to 4th and 5th grades
Students rehearse and perform choral music from a variety of genres and time periods. Rehearsals are held once a week with a culminating concert in the spring. Encourages 5th graders to learn how to plan, build, plant, grow and harvest a vegetable garden.
Lego ClubOpen to 2nd through 5th grades
Students work on individual and team building skills.
Reading/Math ClubOpen to K through 5th grades
Funded through a Title I grant
Students are invited to receive additional instruction and support in acquiring grade-level reading and math skills. Meets Spring and Fall. Running Club promotes a healthy lifestyle through exercise. Fun runs are held during the season.
Safety PatrolOpen to 5th grade
This is an opportunity for students to develop responsibility and be of service to their school. The guards will be patrolling the intersection of School and Sleight Streets. This organization focus is on community building activities such as organizing food drives and book collections. The students learn about the democratic system when 5th grade leaders are selected through an election process. The mission of this club is to encourage and provide an opportunity for all Ellsworth students to become community contributors.
*Fee is charged to participate in this activity.