Peer Leaders 

Peer Leaders are 5th grade students chosen to be role models amongst Due West Elementary. The purpose is to further develop their leadership skills in order to assist their peers when navigating conflicts.  Peer leaders are also utilized to serve as a “host” for guests that come to our school, and help coordinate and collect items for our holiday food and toiletry drives.  As a peer leader students will learn about important leadership qualities, problem solving skills amongst peers, how to be an example in the school, and the importance of giving back to the community.

 Sponsors: Lori Tyson and Melissa Chamrin


5th Grade Tome Book Club

Mission/Purpose of Club: Reading Incentive and Lifelong Reading

We will meet on Thursdays as a lunch bunch club about twice a month to chat about books that are read independently. We may participate in some Tome Society book competitions.

Sponsors: Jessica Airman and Courtney Chrzanowski


Science Olympiad

Mission: Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing opportunity and diversity in science, creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. 

STUDENT MEETINGS: Student meetings will usually be held every Friday afternoon  starting October 6th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in room 303 until October 27th. Beginning November 3rd after events have been assigned, we will have a rotating schedule on Fridays from 2:30-3:30. As we get closer to the competition, there will be some additional morning coaching times.  

TIME COMMITMENT: Team members will be expected to attend all Science Olympiad meetings and put in an additional 1-2 hours a week preparing for events, with more hours to be put in as we move closer to competition dates. Students may be asked to work on tasks for their events at home prior to their next meeting. More information will be provided on this. COST FOR MATERIALS AND T-SHIRTS: $35 

Sponsors: Shelly Lankford and Stacey Holland


Modern Band

Mission: Inspiring the next generation of music makers.

Through instrument playing, singing and creating; modern band students learn how to be a band. They perform a concert on the last day of their club.

 Sponsor: Justin Duff

Honor Chorus

Mission: Inspiring the next generation of singers.

This select group of top musicians will rehearse advanced choral literature. In November, they will spend a day working with the honor chorus students from other schools under the direction of an expert choral conductor. As a concluding event, they will perform a concert with the honor chorus students from the other schools.

Sponsor: Justin Duff


Mission: Introducing students to the choral music experience.

This large group singing experience will introduce students to choral skills including: following a conductor, reading octavos, vocal techniques, and performance etiquette.

Sponsor: Justin Duff

4th/5th Grade Girls Running Club

Mission: to empower young girls through the mission of running 

Girls will be running on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30-3:30. The girls may complete in 1 mile race in December.

Sponsors: Megan Weidner, Kristin Poole, Courtney Chrzanowski 

Math Team

Mission:  To further develop and challenge students mathematically.

Sponsors:  Martha Haley and Kinsey Shrewsbury

Students will solve math problems individually and in groups to prepare for competitions.  We will meet about twice per month on Thursdays.