Clubs & Activities
At Waldron Mercy, we pride ourselves on offering a wide array of after school activities that give our students the opportunity to explore and discover new interests. With after school academic programs, art groups, and just-for-fun clubs, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
After school clubs are offered on Mondays after school in two sessions: one in the spring and one in the fall. Run by faculty and staff members, clubs give K-8 students a fun opportunity to explore their interests such as art, science, baking, chess, legos, dolls and books.
FORENSICS SPEECH COMPETITIONS
TOSHIBA EXPLORAVISION SCIENCE COMPETITION
Toshiba/Exploravision is a nationwide K12 STEM contest in which students are asked to develop a new technology or improve upon an existing technology in order to solve a real world problem. Waldron Mercy Academy has participated in this contest for a number of years, often with great success. Waldron will be participating in the Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision program again this year. Students meet with a coach for an hour a week after school for ten weeks The day that a group meets with their coach will be agreed upon in advance suitable for all involved The fee for this program will be $50 per child. This program fee helps to defray some of the costs of running the program including the payment of faculty coaches. Students should sign up for this program as a group, and should have a tentative idea about the technology they want to invent.
Rock Band is open to students in grades five through eight who have been studying guitar, bass, drums, brass, woodwind, keyboard or voice for at least a year. These students meet once a week after school and work on classic and modern rock. They perform at the Spring Concert and for a special end-of-the-year Community Gathering. Students have a great deal of input on the songs they work on and strive for a truly professional sound!
Each year, a team of eighth grade students work together to create the yearbook. Students draw the artwork, photograph school activities, and learn fundamental design principles during their time on the yearbook committee.
The goal of the Reading Olympics is to increase students' reading for enjoyment and increase reading skills. Students in grades four through six collaborate with their teammates to read forty to fifty books that have been selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists and classroom teachers. The group attends a county-wide competition at the end of the year.
Please contact a troop leader if your daughter is interested in being a Girl Scout: