Clubs and organizations are a great way to help develop character and the skills that will benefit you in school, your career, and in life. Skills like commitment, leadership, effective communication, and being able to work successfully in a group all come from participating in a club or organization. Joining a club is a great way to make friends, develop leadership skills, and boost your college resumé.
Environmental Outreach is a school-wide environmental program involving students, parents, and the community. The components include multidisciplinary activities that encourage the conservation of our natural resources, recycling of waste, exposure to community resource personnel involved in environmental issues, and the implementation of hands-on experiences in environmental education. Students in each grade level participate in in-house field trips which teach children about our environment and how to preserve and protect it.
Tracer Buddies is a program that promotes personal and academic growth through positive relationships. Tracer Buddies are trained in Peer Mediation to assist students in solving common conflicts, may serve as a peer tutor or buddy, assist staff, and help promote school-wide SEL (Social Emotional Learning) initiatives such as Bucket Filler Fridays, Choose Peace Week, Anti-Bullying, Red Ribbon Week, Character Education, Cyber Safety, Human Rights Day, and Student of the Month. Tracer Buddies are referred by their 4th or 5th Grade teachers.
Being a Safety Patrol affords the opportunity to teach and guide you through working with others for a common purpose.
- Report to my post on time daily
- Perform my responsibilities faithfully
- Always set a good example
- Give 100% all the time
- Follow the rules set forth by my teachers
- Respect fellow patrols as well as all students
- Report dangerous practices of students
- Strive to earn the respect of all student
Role of the School Safety Patrol
AAA School Safety Patrols are school-sponsored student volunteers from upper elementary, middle, and junior high schools.
Patrols direct children, not traffic. As school-age leaders in student safety, patrol members teach other students about safety on a peer-to-peer basis. They also serve as role models for younger children who look up to them.
School Safety Patrol members:
- Teach fellow students about safety.
- Serve other leadership functions under the direction of school officials
- Typically, teachers appoint Patrol members, who participate with parental approval. A teacher usually serves as a patrol supervisor.
AAA School Safety Patrols benefit students, schools, and communities.
- Safety awareness leadership
- Respect for law enforcement
Schools benefit from opportunities to promote:
- Safety awareness
- Peer-to-peer education
- Character-building opportunities
- A constructive outlet for students’ energy
- A positive relationship with parents, law enforcement, and the overall community
Communities benefit from:
- Safer environments for pedestrians
- A spirit of volunteerism and civic-mindedness
- Positive collaboration between students, parents, schools, and law enforcement
Student Government Association
The Student Council members are elected by their classmates, represent their class by offering ideas for school improvement, and promote school spirit. Members are from grades 3, 4, and 5. Throughout the school year they are involved in community projects such as Food Drive, Toy Drive, Reading Book Drive, School Supply Drive, etc. In addition, there is an election process where members from grades 3 & 4 can campaign for the office of class Secretary, and members from grade 5 can campaign for the office of class Secretary, Vice President, or President. As leaders at Indian Trace Elementary, students must demonstrate the character traits,
RESPONSIBILITY, KINDNESS, RESPECT, HONESTY, SELF-CONTROL, TOLERANCE AND COOPERATION.
Teachers of Tomorrow (T.O.T.s) is a volunteer organization that is open to Fifth Graders. Students volunteer help out in a teacher’s classroom before or after school.
Some of the jobs that a student T.O.T. may do are work on bulletin boards, file papers, cut paper for projects. Some T.O.T.s may also help our school by acting as office runners.
Students who are interested in joining T.O.T.s can join at the beginning of the school year. Fifth Grade teachers will ask for students who are interested in joining T.O.T.s. Once a student has expressed interest, they will be given a permission form to bring home requesting the parent’s permission.
Finally, as long as the students are not already working with Safety Patrol, Environmental Patrol, or WABES, he or she can officially join T.O.T.s!teacher’s classroom before or after school.