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Clubs and Activities
Posted 09/07/2018 04:55PM

A number of extra-curricular programs will start in the coming days. The benefits of students participating in extra-curricular activities include opportunities to extend learning, apply knowledge, higher grades, better connections to school, and aspirations to higher levels of education. Because of these benefits, we are committed to providing a well-rounded extra curricular program for students.

Details on the clubs and activities can be found on the Daniel Wright extra-curricular tab, which is included in this link.

Students are invited to participate in The Diversity Book Club. The first book selected is "Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora" by Pablo Cartana, the story of a 13 year old boy living in Miami working in his family's Cuban restaurant. The book was chosen in honor of National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month. All students are invited to read the book independently this month and then join members of the club to discuss the book on Monday, Oct.1 from 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. in room 211. Students can obtain a copy of the book at their local/school library or local/online bookstore. Mrs. Erinn Vincent will supervise the student-led book talk. Please contact her at evincent@d103.org with questions. Please contact Mrs. Vincent if you are of Cuban descent or are knowledgeable about traditional Cuban food and would be interested in preparing something for students to eat during the Oct. 1 book talk.

Science Olympiad kicks off with a student/parent meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 in the cafeteria. The science olympiad consists of events that incorporate academic and hands-on challenges in engineering, technology, biology, earth science, physical science, and astronomy.

Math Team: This team is open to students who want to participate in team and individual math contests. Students practice math skills and solving problems.

Lego Mindstorms: Sixth graders who are interested in building and programming robots are invited to join Lego Mindstorms. The fall 10 week session begins Wednesday, Sept. 12. Students can pick up an application from their math teacher.

Debate Club gets underway on Sept. 26. The club will meet from 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. on selected Wednesdays throughout the year. Students from the Stevenson Debate Team will lead meetings, which focus on public speaking and current events.

Wright Way Club is a peer leadership club that helps create programs for students about friendships, anti-bullying, and promotes tolerance and acceptance for all students.

The Newspaper Club invites students to become reporters, creative writers, illustrators, designers, and editors to help produce the school newspaper, The Voice.

Yearbook Club: Students help create the yearbook by applying the basics of layout and design to create a memory book filled with photographs they took.

Other clubs starting up include Sewing and Knitting Club, Art Club, and many others found on the extra-curricular section of the school website. Club meeting dates and permission forms are also under the extra-curricular section of the website.

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