Elementary Extracurricular Activities & Clubs
Below is a sampling of clubs and activities and they may change from time to time. Please always confirm details before participation.
Art History Club - Open to 4th and 5th graders, students can learn about art's influence on history starting with cave paintings and ending with modern art, all while creating their own masterpiece. This club meets on Wednesdays from 3:40 to 4:40 PM in Ms. Hefner's classroom (Room 166). For questions, please contact Ms. Hefner at [email protected]
Athletics - NYOS provides an athletics program for our upper Elementary students, which allows 4th and 5th graders to participate in basketball, cheer, flag football, soccer, and volleyball. You can read more about these opportunities on the athletics section of our website found here.
Chess Club -Taught by local chess expert Gary Gaiffe and associates, instruction includes basic to advanced skills, tournament play, notation and chess variations to K-12 students at all abilities! Chess Club takes place is Mr. Huff’s classroom in Lamar Building A every Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Chess Club fees are $5 per class, and is due at the beginning of each quarter. Make checks out to Gary Gaiffe or Rocks and Rooks. There are also moderate fees if you wish to participate in tournaments, including a membership to the United States Chess Federation (USCF.) To learn how to signup, please contact Gary Gaiffe at [email protected]
Danzversity- Danzversity is an after-school dance program with a purpose to help children create, build confidence, learn how to communicate and listen, and more! Participating K-5th graders will take part in dance games, discussions, and learn diversity of movement and music to instill a sense of confidence and inclusivity while exploring Hip Hop, Latin, Caribbean styles, and more. Spring 2022 classes will take place on select Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 PM during the months of March and April. Registration ends on March 1st, 2022.
Karate - Provided by Austin Okinawan Karate, NYOS 1st-6th graders invited to participate in Karate on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in the High School Building A Cafeteria. To learn more about the art of karate through physical, mental, and emotional athleticism and to sign-up, please contact Shinan Yocham at 512-751-7950 or email [email protected].
Mad Science of Austin - Offered to K-5th graders, Mad Science is a leading science enrichment provider that delivers unique hands-on science experiences while sparking imaginative learning. The Mad Science team provides after-school programming on Thursdays from 3:35 to 4:35 PM.
Running Club - Open to K-5th graders, this club is hosted by Austin Youth Fitness and focuses "on improving running endurance and overall fitness, developing "functional" strength, flexibility, and improving core strength and body alignment." Participants will participate in drills, practice form, run in relays, and the group always ends with a fun filled game! AYF athletes will likely see improvements in self-image, confidence, attitude, social-interpersonal-relationship skills, as well as an increased ability to focus on tasks and schoolwork. The NYOS Running Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:45 PM.
UT SEEK - UT SEEK is a mentoring program in which UT students lead engineering-related projects with students at Title 1 Elementary and Middle Schools in the Austin area. UT SEEK "strives to provide lower-income elementary students the opportunity to explore the idea of higher education and a career path in the STEM."
Yoga Club - Hosted by Austin Youth Fitness, Yoga Club is offered to K-5th graders. Participating students will learn proper stretching technique, and gain flexibility and muscular balance . Their goal is to “make fitness fun” and help kids build "holistic health” - healthy bodies, minds, and spirits! Yoga Club takes place on Fridays from 12:45 to 1:45 PM in our school gym.