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Friday Club Descriptions

1. Club: Drum Club

Facilitator: Barry Blefko
Assistant: Pollack
Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Max. Number: 12/14 enrolled
Location: C209
Description: We will be playing African hand drums called “djembes” together. We will learn
different beats, try to make good sounds, and learn to play together!
2. Club: Arts and Crafts
Facilitator: Katina Poteat
Assistant: Edmond
Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Max. Number: 15/15 Enrolled
Location: Ms. Poteat - Room C108
Description: Creative art projects that focus on common core standards
3. Club: Engineers are Everywhere!
Facilitator: Meghan Antol
Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Max. Number: 12/11 enrolled
Location: C107
Description: Do you like to build and engineer things? Come meet some real engineers and
architects and learn how they are working to renovate a building in downtown Durham. You
will get to design your own buildings, learn how to engineer systems in the building, and maybe
even take a trip to visit the renovation site!
4. Club: YES PI
Facilitator: Donna Kennedy
Assistant: Johnson
Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Max. Number: 15/23 enrolled
Location: Ms. Kennedy – Room C208
Description: Math Club to prepare for competition.
5. Club: Library Leaders
Facilitator: Christine Alston
Assistant: Dr. Speese
Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Max. Number: 18/19 enrolled
Location: Media Center – C207
Description: Training provided in helping other students check out books and locate books
using Destiny catalog. Successful library leader training will lead to being a library leader before
school, during your weekly special, and helping with the book fair.
6. Club: Odyssey of the Mind
Facilitator: Melissa Hoopingarner
Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Max Number: 12/5 enrolled
Location: Ms. Whitford – C110
Description: Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative
problem solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members
apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to
presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.
7. Club: Photography Club
Facilitator: Sandra Jameyson
Assistant: Whitford
Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Max. Number: 12
Location: Technology Lab – D201
Description: Students will learn how to use cameras and computer programs to make short
movies. Students will also take pictures of activities at school.
8. Club: Painting in Acrylics
Facilitator: Sharon Davis
Grade Level: 4th – 5th
Max. Number: 12
Location: Art Room – B103
Description: Canvas paintings in Acrylic – This club is for students with a passion for art. If you
are eager to participate and give your best effort this is the club for you!
9. Club: Kindergarten Game Helpers
Facilitator: Tara Radford
Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Max. Number: 15/14 enrolled
Location: C106
Description: Students will help in the Kindergarten classrooms during Fun Friday activities
playing games and doing various activities. It is a Buddy program.
10. Club: Nasher Museum Art Club
Facilitator: Liz Peters
Grade Level: 4th – 5th
Max. Number: 15/0 enrolled
Location: C105
Description: Learn about art on display at the Nasher and create art that is inspired by it!
11. Club: Duke Gardens Nature Explorers
Facilitator: Kati Henderson
Grade Level: 4th – 5th
Max. Number: 12/13 enrolled
Location: Outside & Classroom – C210
Description: Become a nature explorer! Learn about the things that live around your school
with games, art, and other activities.
12. Basketball Club
Facilitator: Coach Smith
Assistant: Coach Will
Grade Level: 4th – 5th
Max. Number: 20/26 enrolled
Location: Gym
Description: Students will learn basic basketball skills that will prepare them to play in a game
13. Cheerleading Club
Facilitator: Ms. Graves
Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Max. Number: 20/5 enrolled
Location: Gym
Description: Learn the art of cheerleading!
14. Step/Dance
Facilitator: Ms. Bellamy
Grade Level: 3rd – 5th
Max. Number 20/8 enrolled
Location: Cafeteria
Description: Students will learn step dancing is a form of percussive dance in which participant’s
entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a
mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps.