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
In this activity, fifth and sixth graders are able to join. These two grades are split into four teams. The basketball teacher, Mr. Fujikawa, chooses the team captains and those captains choose the team names. The teams this year are Ninjas, Titans, #WS Killaz, and Bonobos. In this activity the players scrimmage, learn different skills, and work as a team. To have fun, compete, and educate themselves in basketball skills is the purpose of the activity.
“I like being competitive.” -Kaitlyn.
“The sport is fun, active, and I’m a very competitive person so it’s a good sport,” -Havana
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.
First and second graders can join an after school art club that meets on Wednesdays. Members can be creative by using paint and clay. They do step by step drawings and work with different people. The purpose of Art Club is to be creative. Group 1 and 2 did snowmen hand prints and a snowman frame.
“I like doing snowman poems and doing projects with my 1st grade language arts teacher.’’ -Maricela
The PCHES Web Team is in its inaugural 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.
An after school program third and fourth graders can go to is MinecraftEDU with Mrs. Fujikawa. During semester one, fourth grade gets the option to be in Minecraft. Third grade gets the chance to be in Minecraft in the second semester. Both grades practice the six GLOs while building a community together. They work as a team to get things done. Sometimes they teach each other and also learn while playing Minecraft.
‘’I feel good about being in it because it is the first club I joined.’’ -Reuben
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.
Morning Kidz Kare: 6:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Call Rene Morikawa at (808)220-6485
A+: 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Mon-Thurs) 1:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Fri) Call Aileen Alvarez at (808)307-4831 cafeteria or (808)307-4832 office
Kumon: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tues&Fri) 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Sat) (808)373-0754
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