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Elementary Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Art History Club - Open to 4th and 5th graders, Art History Club provides students with the opportunity to explore art history outside of the traditional classroom setting. To learn more about joining Art History Club, please contact Ms. Hefner at mhefner@nyos.org to get a permission slip, which must then be signed by a parent and turned back in to Ms. Hefner. Art History Club meets every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in Ms. Hefner's classroom. 

Photo of a chess gameChess 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. Any students who are interested in joining can stop by a meeting to learn more. Additionally, you can  learn  more about Chess Club hereChess 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.)

Parent volunteers are required every week to watch the students from 12:15 to 1:00 PM when chess starts and then assist until chess is over at 2:00 PM. This is a parent run activity and cannot continue without your help. If we do not get enough help we will be forced to abandon this club. For more information, contact Gary Gaiffe at ggaiffe@att.net.

Choir - 3rd-5th students learn singing techniques and perform songs in an ensemble.
Craft Club - We are a group of NYOS third graders who enjoy making unique items using reclaimed materials. We believe that the hunt for recycled materials is one of the most interesting aspects of crafting. Most importantly, we are passionate about practicing earth consciousness as we craft and using what we already have to make beautiful works of art. Our club began just after fall break and so far we have created collaged treasure boxes, cardboard tube bird feeders, and leaf rubbings. We're looking forward to starting our very first embroidery projects followed by a little weaving using reclaimed yarn! Craft Club meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in Ms. Moses' classroom. To be eligible to join the club, students must fill out an application. There are a limited number of spots in the club and a small fee for supplies. 
Karate - Provided by Austin Okinawan Karate, NYOS 1st graders all the way up to adults are invited to participate in the following:
 - 1st Graders through 12 year olds: Mondays & Wednesdays, beginning after school through 5:00 PM
 - 13 year olds through Adults: Mondays & Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
To learn more about the art of karate through physical, mental, and emotional athleticism and to sign-up, go here or contact Shinan Yocham directly at 512-751-7950. To read a bio about Shinan Yocham, please go here
Math Pentathlon Club - Open to 4th and 5th graders, Math Penthalon Club provides interactive problem-solving games, supportive instructional activities, and assessment tools for students.

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.

Steel Drum Ensemble - Offered to 3rd-5th graders, this unique club provides students with the opportunity to learn and perform the steel drum in a group setting.

Running Club - Open to K-5th graders, this club is hosted by Austin Youth Fitness and encourages the love of running while teaching students proper running form and techniques in order to becoming life-long athletes. The club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 to 4:45 PM at the field beside the Kramer Gym. The cost of this club is $70 to participate once a week and $125 to participate twice a week. To register, go here

Mobile Athletics Yoga - Open to K-5th graders, this club provides students with the opportunity to learn yoga techniques while developing physical and mental skills.
Mobile Athletics specializes in bringing fun, engaging, & challenging activity to where kids play! Yoga meets Wednesdays from 3:35-4:45 and Fridays 12:35-1:45 at the Kramer Campus. 4th & 5th graders can
take the bus with written notice. Sessions run for 6 weeks, there are 4 sessions each school year.
Yoga is taught by our Children’s Yoga Instructors. Mobile Athletics' yoga is play based, which we believe helps children grow in mind, body, & spirit. Weekly students will flow through positions, play yoga games, learn about mindfulness, & practice proper breathing techniques. Owner Tiffany Swan can be contacted at  mobileathleticsgym@gmail.com or at (512)944-3957.
Online Payments can be made here. Mobile Athletics registration forms and FAQ are found below. Registration forms must be turned in for all new students.