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Activities, Organizations and Clubs

Geist 3rd and 4th Grade Choir

Open to all 3rd and 4th grade students. Choir begins in September and lasts throughout the school year. Rehearsals are Wednesday mornings before school with occasional additional rehearsals as a concert draws near (Veteran’s Day, December and April).

For more information, please contact Mrs. Taylor at rhtaylor@hse.k12.in.us.

Geist Running Club

Open to Any 3rd or 4th Grade student at Geist Elementary. Our goal is to train for upcoming road races such as The Geist 5k, The Durbin Classic, or just to learn some of the basics about running. In addition, this will allow us to start training earlier for 4th grade track season. The Running Club meets Tuesday mornings at 7:55 AM starting in October.

For more information, please contact Mr. Sutherlin at rsutherlin@hse.k12.in.us.

M.A.T.H. Bowl

Open to 4th grade students to show off their math and teamwork skills to compete in the district M.A.T.H. Bowl! Open to a limited number of students based on performance on a short quiz. Practices are twice a week after school during January and February. Our team works together to come up with answers in 30, 60 or 90 seconds. Calculators are allowed, and we will practice working with team members at each meeting. We will need to cover lots of math concepts, so you must be willing to learn more and work on your own at home if necessary.

For more information, please contact the school's front office at (317) 915-4260.

Science Fair: Confidence and the Thrill of Discovery

A science fair project can be exciting because it is not just practice. It involves real discovery of little known or even unknown information. The project usually is based on scientific questions or interests that the students already have, and allows them to develop the questions independently into formal, testable, solvable problems. Learning the outcome and finding the answer can be a powerful moment of discovery. It proves to students, and to others, that they were successful and that they did it on their own! The GES Science Fair is held in January and the top two winners in each grade will advance to the Regional Science Fair in March. The science fair is open to all students in grades 1-4. The Science Fair Packet is located under the documents tab on the GES Website.

For more information, please contact Susan Galliher at sgalliher@hse.k12.in.us.

SPELL Bowl

Open to 4th grade students. 15 participants are selected based on a spelling test. The selected team will meet once a week after school from September through November in preparation for the district Spell Bowl. Please note that Spell Bowl is a competitive team and if you wish to compete your attendance is mandatory.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Tappendorf at stappendorf@hse.k12.in.us.

Yearbook Club

Yearbook club is open to 4th graders at GES. All fourth graders are welcome to submit an application during the call-out which happens in late October. Twenty students are selected during the application process. Yearbook club meets once a week before school from November through March. Duties include drawing clip art to use in the yearbook, making signs, taking pictures, and design of yearbook pages.

For more information, please contact Ms. Green at egreen@hse.k12.in.us.