Clubs and Activities
The Safety Patrol is a group of fifth graders committed to providing a safe school environment for all students at Wakefield Elementary. A Safety Patrol member should be responsible, respectful, cooperative and helpful. Students on Safety Patrol help keep our halls and common area safe. The safety patrol works every morning and afternoon to help serve our students and our school.
The chorus is open to any third, fourth, or fifth grade student who shows interest in singing. Our main focus will be learning the basics of singing in a chorus while learning a variety of music that is appealing to this age group.
4th and 5th grades
The news crew works to put together our daily morning news broadcast. Fifth Graders participate during the first semester, and fourth graders take over during the second semester. To participate, students must be able to be at school by 8:45. Announcers are selected based on teacher recommendation and/or classroom participation. Students receive more details during their technology specials.
Cup Stacking Club
Sport/Speed Stacking is an exciting individual and team sport where competitors stack and unstack specially designed cups in predetermined sequences at lightning speed. Students race against the clock for faster times and race against each other in relays. Cup stacking promotes hand-eye coordination, ambidexterity, quickness and concentration; skills needed to excel in both sports and academics. When students are Sport Stacking, they are using both sides of their bodies and brains to develop skills necessary to dribble and shoot a basketball, throw and catch a baseball, play a musical instrument, type on a computer and more.
4th and 5th grade
Student council provides fourth and fifth graders an opportunity to organize service events for our school community such as a food and clothing drive, letters to Veterans, a school wide book exchange, etc.
Wakefield Elementary School partners with Wakefield High School drama department who help direct the elementary students in at least one performance a year such as The Jungle Book or Seussical: The Musical. Students have the opportunity to perform with High School students in some of these performances. Students grow in their acting skills and enjoy performing in front of their families, friends, and classmates.
The school garden includes a 70’ x 70’ vegetable garden area, demonstration garden and grade-level themed garden plots. A Garden Advisory Board (2 or 3 students per grade level) aids in planning and executing garden plans. In partnership with Wakefield High School, fruit trees and berry bushes were planted as a resource (eventually) for students who want a healthy snack during the school day. Teachers are able to use the grade-level garden beds to teach ecosystems, plant growth & development, North Carolina’s native plants, etc.
Science Olympiad is an activity for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who are interested in competing in the spring NC Science Olympiad competition. NC Science Olympiad is a nonprofit organization with the mission to attract and retain K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina. Club sessions expose students to a variety of science areas and help prepare them for specific NCSO events. Teamwork is valued during these hands-on, interactive, and inquiry-based activities.
After school science fun. Engage in exciting hands-on activities; participate in inquiry-based discussions; students take home things that they have made themselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty, and more. Explore topics such as electricity, magnetism, optics, biology and many more.
Tailored Enrichment for Kids (TEK) Clubs
After school enrichment clubs like Super Scientists and Master Chef Jr. http://www.tailoredenrichmentkids.com/wakefield-clubs.html
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a program that meets afterschool twice a week and uses fun lessons and running to teach girls to value team work and relationships, build their confidence, and encourage good fitness habits. At the end of the season, girls will participate in a 5K with a running buddy.
Y-Learning and Y-Sprouts
Y-Learning and Y-Sprouts is an afterschool standardized tutorial program provided by YMCA of the Triangle at our school. This program provides a 1:6 staff to student ratio and always includes at least one certified teacher.