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Clubs and Activities

Please contact the teacher leading the below clubs for more information. Additional student clubs may become available throughout the year.

Art Club: Led by Ms. Gonser, Art Teacher

Art Club is offered in the fall for fourth and fifth graders. Art club will meet once a week for eight weeks on Thursdays, from 2:50-4:00, in Mrs. Gonser’s room, beginning in October. Members are chosen through an application process. In the spring, beginning in February, fifth grade art club will have the opportunity to create clay bowls which will be donated to the Empty Bowl Festival. This is a service learning project which aids the Round Rock Serving Center. Students will also create a bowl which they can keep.

The Artist Circle was created in order to offer an opportunity for students to experiment with more complex art media and materials that may not be offered in the traditional classroom setting. It also encourages students to continue their study of art in their personal life outside of school.

Computer Coding Club: Led by Valerie Rollans, Instructional Technology

Computer coding club allows students to experiment with coding to create projects. They will participate in online and offline activities designed to enhance critical thinking and problem solving. Two sessions will be offered each semester, one focusing on the upper grades and one focusing on the lower grades. Students will be chosen through an application process.

3D Printing Club: Led by Valerie Rollans, Instructional Technology and Katie Eskridge, 5th grade

Fifth grade students will participate in a 5 week course designed to help improve 3 dimensional geometric thinking, math skills, problem solving, and complex reasoning skills. Students will learn how to create a scale model, revise their process, and then create a finished project which will be printed on the campus 3D printer. One session will be offered in the fall and another one in the spring. Students will be chosen by an application process.

KBPE Broadcast News: Led by Stephanie Inzana, Librarian and Valerie Rollans, Instructional Technology

It takes a team of 6 students and two leaders to put on the news each morning! Fifth graders have an opportunity to rotate in several positions to learn the art of news reporting. The rotation includes time spent in positions of anchor, reporter, script writer, cameraman, and teleprompter technician.

Math Pentathlon: Led by Ms. Conrad, TAG Teacher and Mr. Bilski, Fourth Grade Teacher

Our club uses a national program of interactive problem-solving games to help students strengthen basic math concepts and skills and stimulate creative thinking while developing problem-solving skills. We meet on Thursdays after school until 4:00 p.m. There is a group for second and third graders and one for fourth and fifth graders. Meetings begin in October and anyone is welcome to attend to learn about the five fun games we play in competition. Parent volunteers are essential to help our groups run smoothly. In January, only students who wish to attend the tournaments in April and May are asked to attend. Parents must commit to attend a certain number of sessions so they will be ready to be game monitors at the tournaments. Complete details will be available shortly after school begins. More details on the national program.

Photography Club: Led by Ms. Scott, Fourth Grade Teacher and Lori Corbett, Fifth Grade Teacher

Something GREAT is happening at our school! Fourth and fifth grade students have the opportunity to be part of the Blackland Prairie Photography Club. The purpose of the Photography Club is to develop creative expression and thinking skills as well as enhance written communication skills through photo journaling. Our aim is to make the Photography Club an exciting adventure of fun and learning.

If you are interested in being a member you can apply.

  1. You must have a digital camera.
  2. You will be required to take pictures throughout the semester.
  3. You must fill out an application and return it to Ms.Corbett or Mrs. Scott

Our meetings will be on Thursdays from 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Fifth grade will meet in the fall semester and fourth grade will meet in the spring semester.

Safety Patrol: Led by Coach Rodriguez, Wellness Teacher

Fifth grade students who wish to help with our car rider pick up and drop off in the front and back lines are invited to sign up for this activity. Students should arrive by 7:30 a.m. and stay for about 10 minutes after school. Twenty students are needed for a 4-week shift.

UIL Contest: Led by BPE Teacher

The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive literary and academic competitive program in the nation. It offers more than any other UIL division in terms of activities, with 22 high school and 18 elementary and junior high contests. More than a half million students participate in UIL academic contests. BPE Students compete in 1 of 6 categories. Students try-out for limited spots and meet once a week after school. The contest is held in the spring.

Jr. Lighthouse Team: Led By Crystal Kahle, Counselor

The Jr. Lighthouse team represents the interests of the student body of Blackland Prairie Elementary. They are responsible for monitoring and displaying progress for our school wide goals; planning celebrations for successfully completing goals; introducing the 7 Habits to new students; as well as meeting with the principal and working with the Lighthouse team to plan and establish actions that will help grow the Leader in Me. Students must complete an application and participate in a short interview in order to be considered for a position on the team.

BPE Buddies: Led by Crystal Kahle, Counselor

BPE Buddies is a selected group of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders that mentor students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd. Buddies must go through a mentor/mediation training prior to working with Lil’ Buddies.

No Place for Hate: Led by Crystal Kahle, Counselor

The NP4H coalition is responsible for planning and implementing at least 3 school wide activities that help maintain a culture of acceptance and kindness. Students must complete an application and participate in a short interview in order to be considered for a position on the team.

Paws for A Cause: Led by Ms. Kahle, Counselor and PTA Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator

This year, Paws for A Cause will return and will offer both boys and girls in third through fifth grade an opportunity to participate. Boys and girls groups meet on different days from 2:45 – 4:00 p.m. at BPE. Lessons will be focused on healthy choices and healthy lifestyles. Each week students will run, jog, and walk to practice for a 5k that will be held in December. Students who choose to participate will be expected to attend the weekly practice as well as the 5k. Parents are asked to provide transportation to and from the 5k as well as moral support. Your son or daughter will need a comfortable pair of shoes, a water bottle, and a snack for each practice. The only costs involved will be the registration fee for the actual 5k and a shirt.