Extra Curricular

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Student Council

In the Fall of each year the students elect Student Council Representatives. Two girls and two boys from each classroom are selected by their peers. The mission of the council is to continue to make Center School a safe environment in which all are welcomed and included as part of the school community. The Student Council holds monthly meetings where they discuss activities. Some of these may include spirit days, submarine sandwich sales, bake sales, and teacher appreciation days. Members oversee the school store and read daily announcements. The council is a non-profit organization and donates profits to special causes.

 

Band

Fourth and fifth graders have the opportunity to join the beginning band. Students have the choice of learning how to play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, or percussion instruments. Part of the instruction includes proper use of the instrument, putting the instrument together,and properly holding it when playing. They learn though the Essential Elements band method and perform in concerts. Third grade students have the opportunity to take violin lessons.

 

Destination Imagination (NHOM-DI)

Creative problem-solving at Windham Center School has a long and successful history. It began with Odyssey of the Mind in 1986 and was recently replaced by Destination Imagination in 1999. They are international, creative, problem-solving competitions for students in elementary school through college. Its purpose is to foster the development of creative thinking and creative problem-solving skills among young students.

With a glance in Center School's showcase, you will see trophies from three World Finals dating 1989, 1990 & 1992. Surrounding these huge trophies are more than 18 others. One of Center School's 1998 teams placed 12th at the World Finals. Each year our school has teams competing in various divisions.

 

Floor Hockey

At Center School all students have an opportunity to play Intramural Floor Hockey after school. The program has been in place for five years and participation has increased each year. During the 1998-99 school year there were 24 teams, and over 200 students participated. The students are placed on a team, and they play games once a week.

 

Bowling

Students in all grades have the opportunity to join the Bowling Club. This begins in late October and lasts seven weeks.

 

Ski/Snowboard Club

The Ski/Snowboard Club is for 4th and 5th grade students. The club goes to Pats Peak Ski Area in Henniker, NH on Thursdays for five weeks starting mid-month February. The program includes: weekly 1 hour ski or snowboard lesson, 1 hour free ski time, transportation to and from the mountain; and one day complimentary ski pass for each participant.

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