Extra-Curricular

Our extra-curricular activities allow our children to explore additional enrichment beyond the school day.  While many of our programs stay the same, some change from year to year. Below are some of our current activities – check with our office staff for the current schedule.

Bowling

Strike!  Love to bowl?  Never learned and want to try?  This fun program offered by Al-Mar Lanes in Bowling Green is a supervised bowling lesson each week at the lanes.  Al-Mar Lanes will pick up children from K-8th grades on the Al-Mar bus and transport them to the bowling alley.  Parents pick up their children at the bowling alley.  Several local schools participate, and children can bowl and have fun with new friends.  Bowling is offered once per week, when school is in session, and available all during the school year. When BG City Schools are cancelled due to weather or scheduled school cancellations, there will be no after school bowling for that day. First week of bowling fee $16 with $8 weekly fee. Students must complete a Bus waiver to ride Al-Mar transportation.

Chess Club

Interested in “The King’s Game”?  Students 1st-8th may join us to learn to play chess games, including basic tactics, exciting openings, and endgame strategies!  Learn about quadrants and coordinates, thinking strategically and foreseeing consequences. It’s about lines and angles, weighing options and making decisions. Chess might just be the perfect teaching and learning tool.  Learning and playing chess increases higher level thinking skills, advanced math and reading skills, and builds self-confidence.  Local matches and regional tournaments available!  

Cross Country

Fall sport 

Is your child interested in running long distances?  Introducing kids to the fun of running at a young age can help them develop healthy habits, which will stick with them for life. Fitness is the key to success!  We provide cross-country instruction for all children grades K-8.  Participating in cross country will definitely get you in excellent cardio shape and running on rough terrain and hills will strengthen your legs. Cross-country will also make you a stronger person on the inside. Even when your body feels like quitting, the determination to push yourself and finish the race will teach you discipline.  Older students participate in meets around the area and/or may run in other local events.  Cross-country begins in August and runs through October. 

Student Athletic Participation Form must be completed by athlete, parent and physician prior to the first day of practice and is valid for one year. 

Music Club

An opportunity for students 1st through 6th to expand their current music skills using hand clap games, folk dances, new songs and rhymes, and many opportunities to play instruments.  Music Club will use the Orff-Schulwerk approach which in addition to creating musicians, teaches skills that go beyond music such as creativity and critical thinking, collaboration and communication. Plus, it promotes linear and intuitive intelligence!

Scouts

Girl Scouts

Throughout this six-week program, girls Kindergarten through 3rd grade will build confidence, learn new things, and have fun through different types of story-telling. They’ll also discover how people with careers in science fields make the world a better place.

Boy Scouts

Troop available.

Track

Spring Sport

Track & Field includes a range of different events for children to participate and work to achieve their best.  A child can gain several benefits from taking part in track and field events, the most prominent being the effects of moderate and vigorous physical activity (MVPA) that includes strength training, anaerobic and aerobic exercise.  The Mustangs Track & Field team will not have meets as most of the BG elementary schools do not offer this program.

Student Athletic Participation Form must be completed by athlete, parent and physician prior to the first day of practice and is valid for one year.