Overview

  • 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.
     
     
     Study Skills

    Before School Study Skills Academy

       Open 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 Board

    Chess Club *

       Various sessions open to 3rd, 4th and/or 5th grades
    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.
     
     Chorus

    Chorus

       Open 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. 
     
     Gardening tools

    Grow Pro

       Open to 5th grade
    Encourages 5th graders to learn how to plan, build, plant, grow and harvest a vegetable garden.
     
     Lego Man

    Lego Club

       Open to 2nd through 5th grades
    Students work on individual and team building skills.
     
     Reading/Math Club

    Reading/Math Club

       Open 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.
     
     Students Running

    Running Club

       Open to K through 5th grades
    Meets Spring and Fall. Running Club promotes a healthy lifestyle through exercise. Fun runs are held during the season.
     
     Safety Vest

    Safety Patrol

       Open 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.
     
     Student Council

    Student Council

       Open to K through 5th grades
    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.