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    5th Grade Green Team--Not available this year--hope to bring back the opportunity in the future.
    An environmental awareness club focused on learning about opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle within our personal lives, and to promote "green" habits throughout the school community. Students participate during their recess and/or lunch period on Tuesdays.  The major focus of this group is to understand composting and how it works, as well as ways to reduce garbage through the creation of new products from items that would typically end up in the garbage.

    5th Grade Art Club-- Sponsored by Ms. Cipkin (lcipkin@wdsd7.org)
    A club in which students explore media and techniques not typically used within the grade level curriculum. Due to high demand, students are invited to participate in this club as part of a group that meets for several weeks while completing a project. In order to provide an opportunity for other students to participate, another group of children are then invited to participate for the next several weeks. Students participate during their recess and/or lunch period on Tuesdays.

    5th Grade Chorus--Sponsored by Mr. Thoms (wthoms@wdsd7.org)
    A club in which students focus on developing their vocal technique and learn repertoire that has a greater complexity and level of difficulty that will complement the grade level curriculum. At various events through the year, the chorus has an opportunity to perform for a live audience such as the District 7 Winter Choral Concert, Spring Open House, and more.  Students participate during their lunch and/or recess period on Wednesdays. 

    Girls on the Run--Sponsored by Mrs. Marks (kmarks@wdsd7.org), Mrs. Acord (lacord@wdsd7.org), Ms. Kelly (bkelly@wdsd7.org)
    Girls on the Run is an organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  The participants will meets during their recess and after school two days a week.  Lessons are taught that encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health.  At the end of 10 week session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k (3.1 miles) run. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum.

    Safety Patrol/Community Helpers--Sponsored by Mrs. Diaz (ddiaz@wdsd7.org) and Ms. Kelly (bkelly@wdsd7.org)
    A club in which students are trained to assist with supervision of classmates during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. These students also apply etiquette standards while raising, lowering, and storing the American Flag each day. Students meet 1-2 Mondays per month and participate immediately before or after school according to an alternating schedule, including the training of new patrollers.  Students may also make other positive contributions to the school community by assisting teachers or office staff, typically during their recess period.  

    Newspaper (The Westview Gazette) --Sponsored by Mrs. Papanicolaou (epapanicolaou@wdsd7.org)
    A traditional student newspaper in which students must apply and interview for inclusion on a staff of approximately 15 participants. Students then conduct interviews, write and edit stories, take photos, and publish an issue each trimester throughout the school year for the entire school community to enjoy. Students participate during their recess period on Thursdays, beginning in October.

    Peer Mediation--Sponsored by Mrs. Marks (kmarks@wdsd7.org)
    A club in which students are trained by the School Social Worker using a research-based program, to serve as arbitrators between two or more students who are experiencing a conflict. Students train during their recess and/or lunch period on Thursdays for 4 months, and meet as needed to mediate conflicts.  Any student can request Peer Mediation for help with a conflict by asking for a Peer Mediation Request Form in the Main Office.