• BROADCAST CLUB
    Our Broadcast Club creates daily video announcements for the students at Eisenhower. The announcements include the weather and lunch for the day, upcoming events for the week, and special happenings at Eisenhower. 
    Faculty Sponsors: Mrs. Hammer


    DESTINATION IMAGINATION

    Destination Imagination (DI) is an after-school club for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. DI is a program that combines science, technical and creative thinking at regional, state and global competitions. Parents volunteer as team managers. Competitions begin in late February.
    Faculty Sponsor:   Mrs. Laidlaw


    ELEMENTARY BAND
    5th-grade Introduction to Instrumental Music
    For our 5th grade students, a unit called Introduction to Instrumental Music occurs during the first 7 weeks of the school year. Every 5th grader in the district receives this instruction. During this time, students will learn how to play the song flute, as well as review and apply many of the skills they have learned in their vocal music class. They learn new skills in areas such as note recognition, reading and counting rhythms, tone production, tempo, pulse, etc. This 7-week unit concludes with a concert. After the Song Flute Concert, students may elect to continue in the program by joining the 5th-grade Beginning Band. There will be an Instrument Rental Night immediately following the concert.

    5th Grade Beginning Band 
    In 5th grade, beginning band is an optional program. Students can continue in the instrumental music program on a variety of band instruments. For our band program to provide the best possible learning scenario for every student, the balance of instrumentation must be addressed. Any student may choose to play the following instruments in 5th-grade band: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet or trombone. Students interested in playing percussion will be selected through an audition process, as these spots are limited within the ensemble. Those chosen to play percussion are required to have a “bell kit” for both 5th and 6th-grade band. Students who decide to continue in the band program must obtain an instrument on their own. They are also required to have a music stand and a band book (the "Essential Elements" method book). 

    Information on obtaining an instrument for the band will be provided during the song flute portion of the school year. Additional information can always be obtained by emailing the band instructor at your child’s school. 

    There are two (2) band concerts required for 5th grade beginning band students: one in January and one in May. There are no other after school requirements, other than regular “at-home” practice. 

    6th Grade Band is a continuation of the study of instrumental music. The students have the same requirements in regards to instruments as 5th Grade Band. There are some additional after school requirements needed to increase the level of performance and achievement during the year. 

    Students who are new to the district may learn an instrument in 6th grade. It is strongly recommended that those students also see a private tutor to help catch them up. 

    There will be two (2) concerts required for the 6th-grade band: one during the winter and one in the spring (see Elementary School Band Handbook- Schedule of Events). Information regarding any extra rehearsals will be sent home and posted on this web page. Attendance at any non-schedule event will be voluntary.

    6th Grade Band
    6th Grade Band is a continuation of the study of instrumental music. The students have the same requirements in regards to instruments as 5th Grade Band. The expectations of 6th-graders become more rigorous, as the music becomes more complex, and requires the students to learn more on their own. At-home practice is a necessity.

    Students who are new to the district may learn an instrument in 6th grade. It is strongly recommended that those students also see a private tutor to help catch them up. 

    There will be two (2) concerts required for the 6th-grade band: one in January and one in May. There are no other after school requirements, other than regular “at-home” practice. 


    Private Lessons/Band Tutors
    Information regarding lessons is available from the band teacher. Lessons are not required but are highly recommended. Private instruction greatly enhances a child’s learning. The individualized instruction can help guide a student in any areas of weakness, and the tutor can give instrument-specific strategies to improve elements of a student's playing. Many band members from Fraser High School will tutor 5th and 6th-grade band students or you can choose from several professional teachers as well. 

    Book Requirements 
    All 5th and 6th-grade band students use “Essential Elements" for their instruction. These books can be obtained at most of the local music stores. Each student must have their own book specific to his or her instrument. This book must be brought to school along with the instrument and folding music stand for each class session ( see Elementary School Band Handbook- Weekly Band Schedule). 

    Questions regarding 5th or 6th grade Band?

    Please feel free to email Peyton.DeSchutter@FraserK12.org

    Peyton DeSchutter, Director


    GREEN TEAM

    Green Team is open to 4-6 grade students who have the drive to improve our school community's "green" habits.  Students help support our schoolwide recycling by maintaining the classroom paper recycling bins along with markers, crayons, glue sticks and batteries. We celebrate America Recycles Day and Earth Day and help endangered animals in need.  We also work to maintain some of the garden areas on the school grounds.  -

    Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Farkas 


    KINDNESS CLUB

    The Kindness Club works to spread kindness to our school and community by participating in various projects throughout the year. Students attend monthly meetings to discuss, plan and work on projects together.  Some of our projects include the Buddy Bench, creating kindness rocks, and making cards for a local hospital. 

    Faculty Sponsor:  Ms. Hammer


    SAFETY SQUAD/SERVICE PATROL
    Safeties monitor and support peer behavior at both arrival and dismissal daily. They oversee specific posts and help ensure students are acting in a positive and respectful manner. Service squad members assist in classrooms throughout the building.
    Faculty Sponsors: Mr. Rybicki & Mrs. Hammer


    SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
    This after-school club is open to students in grades 4-6. Students work in teams representing Eisenhower on specific events with parent coaches in preparation for the local and regional Science Olympiad Competitions each Spring.
    Faculty Sponsors:  Mrs. Arnold & Mrs. Laidlaw


     

    STUDENT COUNCIL
    This organization supports school efforts and school activism. As members of the Student Council, students work to raise funds for both charitable organizations and school needs, such as additional playground equipment.
    Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Slapyznski &  Mrs. Cichowski


    YOUNG REMBRANDTS
    Young Rembrandts: This is a commercial program that any student can participate in. There is a charge for the classes that are paid directly to Young Rembrandts. There are 6-week programs that meet once a week.