We offer a wide variety of clubs to allow students to explore interests, develop life skills, and interact with other students.  Here is a list of the opportunities available for 2023-24:

Beginning Cardinal Band:  Meets every Wednesday 2:15-4:00 PM for full rehearsal.  Each instrument section meets once weekly from 7:10-7:50 AM (day depends on section).  4th or 5th graders in Beginning Cardinal Band learn how to play band instruments, read music, and perform 3-4 times a year.  Yearly fee required. Sponsor: Mark Greene

Bricks for Kids: This is a LEGO-Inspired After-School club that gives students the opportunity to build STEM projects from concept to completion.  They are taught to value communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. Students use their imagination to turn a pile of LEGO Bricks and motors into whatever design they dream up.  They meet every Tuesday at 2:45-3:45 PM.

Cardinal Advanced Band:  Meets on Mondays 2:15-4:00 PM and Friday mornings 7:10-7:50 AM. Prerequisite = one year of beginning band or private lessons at the discretion of the director. Grade 5 only.  Students play an advanced repertoire and learn advanced performance techniques.  They also take performance field trips outside of the school.  Yearly fee required. Sponsor: Mark Greene

Clarkdale Network News:  Students in this club meet each morning on a rotational schedule to provide morning announcements for Clarkdale.  Students learn the fundamentals of running a news show as they try different roles:  camera operator, mixer, slideshow operator, anchor, DJ, weather anchor.  Sponsors: Mary Whitaker, Bobbie Hill

Cheer Your Heart Out:  Students focus on the fundamentals of cheerleading including cheers, dance routines, jumps and stunts.  They meet every Monday at 2:45-3:45 PM.

Chorus:  Meets once a week on Thursdays 2:15-4:00 PM.  Students work on vocal choral techniques.  Grades 3-5.  No audition required.  Yearly fee required.  Sponsor: Mark Greene

Dale Dance Crew:  The Dale Dance Crew is an all male dance team focusing on classic hip-hop that represents Clarkdale using Arts Integration.   They perform in various community and school events.  They meet on Thursdays at 2:45-3:45 PM.  Coaches:  Temika Arnold, Kayla Randle

Dale Dancing Dolls:  The Dale Dancing Dolls practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 2:45-3:45 PM.  The Dale Dancing Dolls are a highly skilled majorette-style dance team that serves as a proud representation of Clarkdale Elementary School. Their performances in various community and school events are characterized by the incorporation of an integrated dance genre, a creative approach that seamlessly blends dance with other art forms. Coaches: Temika Arnold, Kayla Randle, Amber Barnett, Tya Ray

Girls on the Run:  Meets weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2:45-4:15 PM.  Grades 3-5. Students receive character building lessons which focus on developing self-confidence, empowerment, being positive, and becoming influential role models as young ladies while building healthy lifestyles.  The last 38 minutes are spent on the fitness aspect. Coaches: Centeria White, Dominique Anderson, Melissa Cousley, Cassandra Curry, Phyllis Foster, Jacquelyn Jones, Jakeshialin Ohene-Nyako, Junior Coach - Dynasty Stephens

Junior BETA Club:  These students have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher and were nominated by their teachers. They demonstrate responsibility by displaying good character, citizenship, leadership, and service.  Students meet when needed for a service project.  Sponsors:  Temika Arnold, Michael Brown

Learning Commons Lunch Club:  4th & 5th graders meet twice weekly during lunch to complete monthly projects based on a selection of 10 books.  The focus is on reading, writing, arts integration, and communication skills.  Sponsors: Mary Whitaker, Bobbie Hill

Men of Tomorrow:  The purpose of this group is to help establish leadership skills and unlock the true potential to serve as role models and productive citizens. These young men exhibit positive behaviors that could empower others and serve as peer mentors.  Students meet every Wednesday.  Sponsors: Temika Arnold, Michael Brown

National Elementary Honor Society:  These students have earned and maintained a GPA of 3.8 and higher as well as demonstrate high standards of honesty, citizenship, reliability, cooperation, courtesy, and respect for others. These students also display the willingness to contribute time and energy to their school and community for the benefit of others.  Students meet when needed for a service project.  Sponsors:  Temika Arnold, Michael Brown

Puppetry Arts:  This club meets every Tuesday from 2:30-4:00 PM.  Students learn the basics of puppetry, puppetry arts styles, and much more.  

Safety Patrol:  Clarkdale School Safety Patrol members volunteer their time to assist students in the hallway as they travel to and from class. They also serve as peer role models by displaying respectful, responsible, role model behavior.  Work every other week on an A & B schedule. Sponsors:  Temika Arnold, Michael Brown

Science Olympiad:  Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is the premier team STEM competition in the nation, providing standards-based challenges to 6,000 teams at 425 tournaments in all 50 states. Our hands-on, inquiry-based activities (or as we like to call them, Events) challenge students in grades 3-5 to build their own understanding of basic scientific concepts, like measurement, force, engineering design, and exploration.  We practice every Thursday from 2:45-4:00 PM.  Sponsors:  Robin Adkins, John Roper, Kaitlin Todaro 

Soccer Academy:  K-5th graders meet every Thursday at 2:45-3:45 PM.  This club is designed for soccer players at all levels and abilities.  Members learn technical skills such as moves, dribbling, receiving, passing, and shooting.  The focus will also be on teaching the attacking and defending principles of play.