November 14, 2019

Extracurriculars

Ottauquechee School has a wide variety of extracurricular activities throughout the year.  Extracurricular activities give students a chance to engage with their peers and practice CSR behaviors both inside and outside of the classroom.  Activities include: 

Garden Club
We have two sessions of Garden Club; the Wednesday Gardeners and the Thursday Gardeners. Each group meets once a week in the fall season and one a week in the spring season. Students work in the garden, depending on the season, to prepare soil, plant crops, weed, harvest, cook, and learn about how to care for plants in order to produce a healthy and robust harvest. Master gardener, Paul Sadowski, leads K-5 students and tends the garden in the summer months. Learn more at our Garden Club webpage.
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Girls on the Run
"We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams." Girls on the Run is for girls in grades 3-5 and is coached by our 5th grade teachers, Sandra Rhoades, Nancy Burke, and Special Educator, Erica LaFond. Ottauquechee’s school team typically meets twice a week and trains for a culminating 5K. Learn more at: www.girlsontherun.org

 

Wolves on the Prowl
Wolves on the Prowl is an adventure based outing club for students in 4th and 5th grade. Wolves on the Prowl instructors teach team building, outdoor preparedness and survival skills. We hike, snowshoe, cross country ski, indoor rock climb, and do trail work on the “tools”trail. Ross McGee, Chad Clough , and Alisha Keel organize and run this program. Learn more at our Wolves on the Prowl webpage.
OQS Wolves on the Prowl

Baking Club
Baking club is open to grades K-5. Each month students, grouped by grade level (K-2 and 3-5), spend an afternoon cooking up a special treat to share with each other and with the staff the next day. Delectable treats have included, chocolate mint brownies, homemade poptarts, and cinnamon buns to name a few. This club is run by Molly Bennett, a parent volunteer.

 

Ottauquechee Drama Club
Ottauquechee has a vibrant drama club which puts on a musical production each spring. Past shows have included The Fairy Tale Network, The Magic in Me, and The Magical Land of Oz. Students in 4th and 5th grades are able to participate. The show is directed by Principal Newton and Kindergarten teacher, Erika Wetzel.
OQS Drama Club

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