–Before and afterschool enrichment classes offered through the Department of Extended Learning and Community Schools
Spring Enrichment Courses – March 20 – May 26, 2017
- Click here for Spring Enrichment Course Catalog 2017 (PDF)
- Register Online for Spring Enrichment Courses HERE
School Clubs and Programs
–Offered before/after school and during lunch
We are currently seeking Team Managers (parent volunteers.) . Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization. The purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Most importantly it’s about FUN!
Teams of up to 7 members prepare for competition at local, state and international tournaments held in the spring. Southmoor has had several teams qualify to compete at the state level and recently we had one team travel to Tennessee to compete at the national level!
Interested? Check out local and national websites below
Currently open to grades 2-5, this club is for kids who can play guitar or would like to learn how. We are very fortunate to have talented and dedicated parents teaching guitar to our students. There are a limited number of school guitars for the students to use if they don’t have one yet. Please have your child bring their guitar and a tuner if they have one. Help your student tune the guitar before they come if you can. A “stick with it” attitude is necessary for guitar club. Cost is $10 a year.
Always seeking parent volunteers. Interested? contact Leslie_DraperRoy@dpsk12.org
100 Mile Club
This school year, in place of the seasonal after school jogging club two days a week, there is going to be a before school jogging club that will meet every morning, all year long. Students may participate anytime between 8:00 am and 8:45 am. Jogging will take place on the upper field track or in the event of inclement weather, inside using the hallways. The quest begins September 6th!
Students earn prizes at each 25-mile interval they reach, which includes a t-shirt, pencil, wristband and a gold medal! Visit http://100mileclub.com/ for information about this nationally known jogging club. I will handout registration information to students next week. There is a $10 fee.
I’m excited for students to accept the 100-mile challenge and begin their day in a positive, active and brain stimulating way!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to volunteer!
Joe Bazzanella, firstname.lastname@example.org
Free for Interested 4th– and 5th-graders. Club forms in September followed by Spelling Bee competitions. Meets during lunch one day a week.
More information to come!
Funded through a grant from the Denver Foundation this amazing program is open to 3rd – 5th graders. Begins in Sept and ends in Dec .
Leslie Roy email@example.com
Our concert band started in 2004 with a grant from VH1 Save the Music. We received $25,000 worth of instruments and we have acquired more through generous donations. I am proud to say this is our eighth year and we’re going strong! There is no experience needed to join the band, just as strong desire to learn, a commitment to stay with it for the entire school year and academic responsibility in the classroom. Students may use their own instrument, rent one from a music shop, or if available check one out from Southmoor. Permission form required.
The Southmoor Student Council is school sponsored. Current teacher leaders are Lisa Freedberg (Art) and Kim Esbenshade (5th grade).
Elections are held in the fall, with 5th graders eligible for officer positions. There are also representatives from each classroom. Some of the Student Council responsibilities include: planning school service projects; garden-produce sales; school announcements; modeling PBiS behavior; and representing Southmoor as ambassadors during school tours and other events.
2016/17 Student Council Officers: TBD
President: Sloan Steimel
Vice President: Sam Koslosky
Treasurer: Pierce Barben
Secretary: Evans Burnite
Historian: Sawyer Rockey
Additional Enrichment Offerings
–Offered before/after school
Colorado Experiential Learning Lab. Rotating Sessions for Kindergarten and Grades 1-5. Topics include chemistry, simple machines, aerodynamics and more. Kindergarten begins in September 15 and Grade 1-5 begins in November 2016.
Sign up hangouts will be going home in Thursday Folders soon!
Mr. Lauren Wilson, 303.752.3300
For this session: Topics include chemistry, static electricity, bridge building and density
Private or group piano lessons mornings in the music room.
Camps & Activities
— offered offsite or when school is not in session
Check out Our neighborhood recreation centers! They offer a variety of activities for all ages!
Discovery Link offers full day programming on most DPS Teacher Planning and Assessment days (Discovery Days) and holds full day camps during several days of the holiday breaks (Discovery Camp).
Southmoor is proud to be a SPREE school! Ask your student about their SPREE field trip –they get a different one every year! (Transportation funded by Southmoor PTO.)
Looking for a fun camp or activities that gets your kids outdoors and exploring world around them? SPREE offers a variety of camps during school breaks as well as free family events and volunteer opportunities. Sign up now!
Over the course of its 39-year history, The Greenway Foundation has introduced tens of thousands of children to the South Platte River through its SPREE program (South Platte River Environmental Education). SPREE aims to develop a positive relationship between the South Platte River and Denver area citizens through school excursions, weekend events, and summer camps. For more information, visit the SPREE website.