School Clubs

  • Scarborough Elementary offers many opportunities for students to be involved in their school community. Please feel free to explore the different club choices offered at Scarborough. For additional information do not hesitate to contact us with further questions.

    Battle of the Books

    Battle of the Books (BOB) is a reading program designed to encourage children to read, improve comprehension skills, and give recognition to those students who enjoy reading. This program is open to students in fourth and fifth grades. Students form teams of four to six students within their grade level. Participants will read from a list of 20 books of mixed genre selected by district librarians. Teams will engage in battles by answering questions about the books they have read. Battle of the Books is a great way to combine a love of reading with a friendly competition!

    Sponsor: Mrs. Fiedler, Library Media Specialist and Mrs. Clewell, Library Assistant


    CSI: Cool Science Investigations

    The goal of the "Cool Science Investigations" program is to enhace the positive experiences fourth- and fifth-grade students have with science learning. Through hands on, discovery based activities, students build confidnec in their science skills, thus enhance overall academic experience and aid in preparation for their future. CSI will also allow students to explore scienctific topics and sharpen their problem solving skills. CSI is designed to motivate and encourage all students who have a passion for science. CSI Olathe is open to students in fourth and fifth grades.

    Sponsor: TBA


    Leadership Academy

    Leadership Academy is a fifth grade program allowing students who apply an opportunity to learn positive character traits and practice leadership skills through meeting activities and school or community service projects. Projects have included pop tab collection for Ronald McDonald House, City Park clean up, providing childcare for school events, Camp A.B.L.E., and visiting an area nursing home to play "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader."

    Meeting times: Bi-monthly, Mondays from 3:45-4:30 p.m.

    Sponsors: Mrs. Crowther, Counselor and Mrs. Phillips, Quest


    Math Wings

    The purpose of Math Wings is to provide the opportunity for students to learn important content and skills beyond what is provided in the classroom. This is a competitive club for fourth and fifth grade students that meets after school. The meetings will consist of mental math skills, problem solving competitions, vocabulary review, and various math scrimmages. Math Wings will be structured using the format developed by the district in preparation for three separate competitions.

    Meeting times: Mondays from 3:45-4:30 p.m. in Mrs. Sweeney's 5th grade room

    Sponsor: Mrs. Gad and Mrs. Sweeney


    President's Volunteer Service Award

    America has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. Now more than ever, volunteers are renewing their commitment to helping others and making new conneciotns that bring us closer together as families, as neighbors, as communities, and as a Nation.

    The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

    Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard -  measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.

    Sponsor: Mrs. Crowther, Counselor


    Safety Patrol

    The Safety Patrol is a group of fifth grade students who volunteer their time before school to help keep Scarborough students safe during morning arrival.

    Sponsor: Mr. Simpson, P.E. Teacher


    Scarborough Speedsters Running Club

    Scarborough encourages their students to stay active and fit! Scarborough Speedsters meet in the Fall and Spring and participate in local runs. This club is open to third, fourth and fifth grade students interested in staying healthy in a fun, friendly way. Students run/jog/walk and participate in vaious races, such as the Jared Coones Pumpkin Run in October and Heart and Sole in the spring.

    Meeting times: Tuesday and Thursday after school

    Sponsors: Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Ross and various staff members


    Special Chorus: Scarborough Singers

    Scarborough Singers is a group of non-auditioned fourth and fifth grade students who love to sing! Students meet before school from 8-8:30 a.m. in the music room. We have multiple performance opportunities in the community as well as scheduled concerts at school. We work on unison and two or three part harmony, as well as gaining experience in a performing ensemble.

    Meeting times: 8-8:30 a.m. Tuesday for fourth grade, Wednesday for fifth grade, Thursday for both grades

    Sponsor: Ms. Hughey, Music Teacher


    Student Council

    Representatives from each fourth and fifth grade classrooms meet throughout the school year to discuss school improvements, spirit days and community service. Each of these students represents their class and brings forward class accomplishments, goals and concerns.

    Meeting times: Once a month, 3:45-4:15 p.m.

    Sponsor: Mrs. Holtgraver and Mrs. Wink