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These are the clubs and groups that are available to students at Eastside.


Academic Bowl
Academic Bowl is open to 4th and 5th grade students. Auditions are held in September. Students who are interested in trivia are encouraged to audition. The team is 6-8 students. There are several Academic Bowl meets. Parents must transport students to the meet after school according to the schedule. Our area includes schools in Coweta and Carroll counties. The team practices after school twice a week. Sponsor:  Mrs. Threlkeld (pauline.threlkeld@cowetaschools.net)


Drama Club

Drama Club is open to third through fifth graders who audition and meet the requirements of memorization and characterization. Preference is given to fifth graders, and then fourth graders, and finally third graders according to the success of their audition. Drama club meets once a week and performs one play each Spring.  Sponsor:  Mrs. Eason (tamara.eason@cowetaschools.net)


Eastside Bobcat Chorus
Open to 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade students who exhibit good school-wide behavior, good academic grades and who show a strong interest in performing choral/vocal music. Students must pass a short in-class audition where they are required to sing alone. They must demonstrate strong vocal pitch-matching skills which means that their voice must match the high and low notes of the melody that they are to sing. There are two Chorus auditions that take place in August and January of each school year. Chorus students must attend two 1 hour after-school practices per week.The Eastside Bobcat Chorus represents our school by performing 2 major shows per year as well as several performances outside of school and in the local community.  Sponsor:  Mr. Shapley (john.shapley@cowetaschools.net)


Eastside Bobcat Recorder Ensemble
Open to 5th grade students only who exhibit good school-wide behavior, good academic grades and who show a strong interest in playing instrumental music. Students are selected to perform in the Recorder Ensemble who have demonstrated strong recorder performance skills in the 4th grade general music class.. Recorder Ensemble students may get to play the Alto, Tenor and Bass recorders in the Recorder Ensemble. Being in the Recorder Ensemble requires students to attend two 45 minute before-school practices per week. Students must practice and complete assignments at home. Sometimes they have to attend after-school practices when they perform songs with the Chorus. Most students who commit to the Recorder Ensemble and practice at home end up reading music notation on the middle school level after finishing this program.  Sponsor:  Mr. Shapley (john.shapley@cowetaschools.net)


Junior Beta Club
Junior Beta is a service organization for fifth grade students. To be invited to join you must have had an A in conduct and have a 3.5 grade point average in fourth grade. You then must maintain a B average in fifth grade. Different philanthropies that we support are One Roof, Coweta Humane Society, Meals on Wheels, and the Ferst Foundation. We organize a blood drive for the American Red Cross and collect donations for the Coweta County Community Food Pantry through a can-a-thon held each year in November. The Junior Beta club meets after school once each month.  Sponsor:  Mrs. Cathey (catherine.cathey@cowetaschools.net


Running Club
Running club is an athletic club open to all students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We meet once a week to run laps around Eastside's track. ​Students keep track of their mileage and are recognized for meeting certain milestones. The goal for the year is to run a marathon - 26.2 miles! The running club meets after school on Thursdays. Students are dismissed at 3:25.  Sponsor:  Mr. Shaner (brendan.shaner@cowetaschools.net)


EBN (Eastside Broadcast Network)
EBN is our daily morning announcement program. It is shown in all classrooms live at 8:00 AM. Students in third and fourth grades can apply to be part of the news crew in May for the following year. Auditions are held for newscaster. All other positions the applications are reviewed and students are chosen based on the following criteria. 1. Students must be at school early. 2. They must be in the media center by 7:45 each day that they are scheduled for EBN. 3. Students must have A’s and B’s. 4. Students must have good conduct. After auditions are held, all students who apply will receive a letter to let them know the status of their application. Openings during the school year are filled by students who applied in May.  Sponsor:  Mrs. Allen (tina.allen@cowetaschools.net)


Wisdom Readers
These are the students who deliver our daily Character Education message on the morning news show. In the month of May, 4th grade students have the opportunity to try out to serve as a Wisdom Reader in 5th grade. Wisdom Readers must arrive at school by 7:45 on their assigned day and be responsible for practicing their weekly script. They are chosen based on reading fluency, expression, and confidence in front of the camera. Wisdom Readers must be well-behaved and considered good role-models.  Sponsor:  Mrs. Pelletier (kim.pelletier@cowetaschools.net)


4-H
All 5th grade students participate in 4-H. The mission of Georgia 4-H is to inspire youth to utilize their knowledge, skills, and attitudes in working towards a more self-confident, self-sufficient individual. Meetings monthly during the school day in all Coweta County School System fifth grade classrooms. Students have the opportunity to gain skills in leadership, public speaking, and citizenship.  Monthly curriculum supplements Science and ELA standards.  One part of 5th grade 4-H is participation in Project Achievement.  4-H Project Achievement is a self-directed individual competition including presentations and, when age appropriate, a documented record of project work, leadership, and service based on experiential learning activities. Youth have the opportunity to explore an area of interest and share their knowledge through a competitive process. Projects are offered in more than 50 different areas. In 5th & 6th grades students prepare their demonstration in school and at home.  Individual demonstration practice with 4-H staff available.  County Competition is held in January and District Competition is held in February. School contact: Ms. Holmes (kathy.holmes@cowetaschools.net)