Sponsor: Trish Douglas
The Fox Trotters are a dance team that performs at sporting and community events. Only 5th graders are allowed to participate in Fox Trotters, and the team practices on Thursday afternoon.
Sponsors: Catherine Mills
Green Team is a club made up of 15 students in grades 3-5. Club applications go out and are returned in September. Green Team meets weekly to collect recycling throughout our entire school. Green Team also participates in quarterly community projects such as the Goodwill drive which helps raise money for our school, Lake Allatoona Clean up, school beautification, and gardening. Green Team is working to make Shallowford Falls an official “Green School.” We are always looking and planning for ways to improve, become more economical, etc. As a newer club, we are excited about the implementation of our upcoming ideas, such as our ColorCycle program. Meetings are Wednesday afternoons, and the Club Fee is $40.
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Sponsor: Kaitlin Wilson
Ten 4th and 5th grade students prepare and compete in the county Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition during the Saturday of MLK weekend. The competition focuses on the ten books selected as the Georgia Children's Books of the year; the books selected change every year. The competition consists of six buzzer rounds with questions on these books. From August until January, interested students attend weekly meetings to discuss the books and practice questions. The team is determined by points accumulated during these meeting. Meetings are on Wednesday afternoons, and the Club Fee is $30.
Sponsor: Jennifer Head
The morning news crew is responsible for doing the morning announcements at SFES. The show is transmitted closed-circuit through IPTV. Members of the news crew serve as anchor, teleprompter, and camera operator; each three-person team serves for one calendar month. Other team members write and deliver weekly special reports: sports, spotlight, character word, and critic's corner. Auditions are held in May for the following school year.
Sponsor: Dana Stewart
The Shallowford Falls Safety Patrol Team has been established to recognize those students who possess and demonstrate positive leadership skills, personal responsibility, and good academic skills. The goal of the safety patrol is to allow its members to develop important leadership skills such as responsibility, dependability, assertiveness, and cooperation. They also serve as examples of behavior and manners for younger students in the school. The safety patrol will assist the school’s teachers and administrators in monitoring hall behavior, raising and lowering the flag each day, and collecting car rider lanyards. They may also be asked to assist with other in-school programs when needed.
Any 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade student interested in science may apply to be a part of Science Olympiad. The try-outs take place at the end of October.
There are 2 competitions. The Cobb County competition in March is for Cobb County Schools only. Then if we qualify at county as one of the top 3-4 teams, we go to the state competition in May, where teams from all over Georgia compete.
The team consists of 20 students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. The students train with their coaches weekly from November to March for the county competition. If our team qualifies for state, the training continues and increases until May. The meeting times are set up by the coaches and the student participants.
Sponsors: Wendi Doherty
Student Council is a service organization open to students in third, fourth, and fifth grades. Interested students campaign and are elected by their peers to represent their homeroom classes as well as the school at large. Voting takes place at the beginning of October, and the students meet twice a month before school throughout the year.
This group of 5th graders is responsible for creating the school's yearbook. They write copy, take photographs, and design layouts. Students can apply in September. The Yearbook Club meets on Monday afternoons.