Student Clubs & Activities
Written by PCHES Web Team Reporters
Fifth and sixth graders participate in VEX. They meet after school during 1st and 2nd quarter on Mondays and Wednesdays. The members build a robot to meet a specific task while learning teamwork and individual responsibilities.
“I enjoy VEX because it tells me about teamwork and problem solving. I like joining other people and getting to know other people.” - Zion
FLL - First Lego League
Second and third graders meet for Robotics Lego League after school. The members research the topic given and then work as a team to create a Lego model. Finally, they present their model at competition against other schools in the state and possibly on to nationals. In Robotics, the members meet new people, experience working as a team, and problem solve through building with Legos.
“I like robotics because I get to work with other people and brag about my model.” -Reagan
Robofest is a type of robotics for fifth and sixth graders. In Robofest, students learn how to work as a team and build a robot with Legos. They program the robot to do different tasks with an app on the computer. They go to competition with other elementary schools.
“I enjoy learning how to program and build the robot.” -Heilala
Mr. Hill, Coach Cameron, and Mr. Fujikawa run the basketball team. Fifth and sixth graders can join. They meet Monday through Thursday. It runs during the fall with a championship meet in November to play against other elementary schools in Pearl City.
“Basketball is fun and it is a good exercise. My favorite game in basketball is Toughman.” -Nehla
On Monday and Wednesday fifth and sixth graders sometimes have Pathways during the school day. One Pathway is with Mr. Hill. His pathway students learn how to live healthy and have active lifestyles. Mr. Hill says that they introduce the children to sporty coach careers and how to be an effective leader.
“I like how exercising and leadership can get you a healthy lifestyle.” -Gia
Other pathways include: DIY (making items with wood like a bookmark, stool/footrest), screen printing, Kids Chef, Drab-2-Fab (reusing items to make useful products), public speaking, and Photoshop.
The Drama Club is run by Mrs Chung for grades 4 and 5. Students learn about communication. They do non-verbal communication and work with voices. They play communication and teamwork games and work in pairs. Students meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the library around 2:15. Next semester Drama Club will start in January and will run to April. Next semester will be accepting around 20 third and fourth graders.
The PCHES Web Team is in its second year developing this website to include important information for the public to view. Students in first through sixth grade work in teams to research and report on grade level events and student activities. Please check out our current members on the PCHES Web Team page.
Unplugged Game Club is run by Ms Angel for grades 3-5. They meet every Tuesday and Thursday in room 21. 20 students can join. Unplugged Game Club teaches strategy and fair game play through board games. The Club also teaches pattern making and critical thinking. If enough people want to join next year, the club will continue.
"I like it at the end because we get to make a game." -Mason
Fifth and sixth graders have a choice of doing a club called CPO. CPO stands for Campus Police Officer. CPO officers work before, during, and after school every school day. They greet parents so they feel welcomed, put up and take down the flag, and make sure students are showing safe behaviors. In CPO there are about 50 fifth graders and 6 sixth graders. There are about 2 captains for each platoon.
“I enjoy CPO because I get to help students be safe during school.” - Samantha
Every other Friday, the student council team meets with Mrs. Ginoza, our counselor. When they start their meeting, they talk about concerns in the school and try and solve problems to make the school better. When the meeting is over, the members report to their classes and then ask them about any concerns that are going on in school. The student council also plans fun events like Spirit Week. Having fun is one of the most important parts of student council.
“We can talk about things that go around in school and have fun.” -Sophia
Students in fifth and sixth grade practice math during and after school with Mrs. Ching-Hew and Mrs. Wu. They teach math drills and roman numerals.
“I enjoy learning about math everyday.” -Lauren
First to fifth graders can be in the Science Club. Members go to Mrs. Montgomery’s class every other Tuesday at 2:15. Members do experiments such as grow crystals and make slime.
”I like Science Club because we get to have fun doing experiments and I like to play games after the lesson.” -Nicholas
Fifth and sixth graders get to join track. They start track team in fourth quarter and practice skills four days a week after school. Track activities include running, softball, and long jumps. The purpose of the club is to try new things, have fun, and work together. They get to verse other elementary schools on Oahu at a track meet.
PCHES Productions allows students to participate in a Language Arts program using media. 5th and 6th grade students are selected by their teachers. This program enriches their reading and writing skills in various ways-film production, web page, yearbook. Their room number is 15 and they do it daily from 10:00 - 11:45am.
Crazy 8s Math Club
Crazy 8s Math Club: The Crazy 8s Math Club will last until December. First and second graders can join. They make launchers and catapults that shoots marshmallows.
Every week the Crazy 8s Math Club 2 have different activities applying math. They also did a glowstick project which applied math. It is run by Mrs. Greenland and Miss Yamaguchi for eight weeks. Third and fourth graders can join. It’s fun for the kids to have an activity after school.
“Crazy 8s is fun because we do activities out of different materials involving math and measurement.” -Kaitlyn
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