• BROADCAST TEAM
    Emerson's broadcast team provides daily announcements to the entire school.  Announcements are viewed by each class daily and are available to staff members and families on our school website.  These announcements include photos and videos of field trips and classroom activities, reminders of upcoming events, the lunch menu, and a weather report.   

    Emerson's broadcast team is composed of a group of eight 6th-grade students who are selected and trained in the spring of their 5th-grade year. Interested 5th-graders are asked to apply for the team by answering a few questions about why they want to be on the team and submitting an audition video.   

    Involved students are expected to contribute ideas and enthusiasm as they record each day's announcements.  We have a rotating schedule so all team members may learn each of the different assigned jobs.  However, we have two groups alternating weeks on camera.  Most of the content is scripted, but they have parts in which they add to the script or write up a special report.  The broadcast team members reach out to students and staff members to add important information or newsworthy classroom activities to make the announcements more exciting.  These students work hard to maintain their status on the team by showing they are respectful, responsible and safe in the classroom and the green room! 

    Contact:  Mrs. Biegas


    CODING CLUB
    The Coding Club at Emerson is for 3rd graders. In the Coding Club, students learn all about coding. 

    They talk about important vocabulary, do hands-on activities, and use code.org to practice our skills. The club's purpose is to ignite a love for coding that will motivate and build 21st-century skills. 

    The Club sponsors are Mrs. Biegas and Mrs. Kapanka


    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 marissa.huysentruyt@fraserk12.org

    Marissa Huysentruyt, Director


    FLAG FOOTBALL
    This program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork.

    The flag football league at Emerson is open to all 5th & 6th-grade students at Emerson.  The program gives the students an opportunity to stay active, learn about the game of football, and mostly have fun. Former students from Emerson help to coach and referee games with Mr. Anderson.

    The players will play multiple positions and everyone gets the ball. The practice is before every game to teach the players some fundamental skills and basic plays.  Each team is assigned a coach for their game and they help the players with plays on offense and defense.  More importantly, the players learn about what it means to be a good teammate and a good sport.

    Games are on Saturday mornings and take place on the field behind Emerson.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the games! 

    Contact:  Mr. Anderson


    FRASER YOUTH CHOIR
    The Fraser Youth Choir is open to all 5th and 6th-grade students in the district.  Love to sing?  Then join us!

    The Fraser Youth Choir program offers a choral experience not found in most general music classrooms. Students will perform at least three times
    throughout the course of the school year.  It will be our pleasure to work with this choir and we are excited about the opportunity to work with your child again this season.

    Mrs. Hagerty- Email           Mr. Charland - Email


    GREEN TEAM
    What is the Green Team?
    THE GREEN TEAM is an organization, for grades 3rd through 5th, that provides fun and interactive ways for students to learn how to protect our climate and environment by reducing waste and pollution in our schools, homes, and communities.

    Green Team Responsibilities: Meet once a month during lunch, Carry out Green Up Our Schools activities, Reduce waste in our classroom, Reduce waste in our school, Teach others about making less waste and recycling.

    Contact:  Mrs. Lauer


    SAFETY PATROL
    Patrollers direct children, not traffic. As school-age leaders in traffic safety, patrol members teach other students about traffic safety on a peer-to-peer basis. They also serve as models for younger children, who look up to them.

    Contact:  Mrs. Sciriha


    SCIENCE OLYPIAD
    Macomb Science Olympiad is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of scientists, doctors, and engineers, through an extra-curricular education program that emphasizes a hands-on approach and develops problem-solving and teamwork skills.

    Contact:  Mrs. Copacia


    SERVICE SQUAD
    Contact  Mrs. Fortune


    SHOUT TEAM (Students Helping Others Understand Technology). 
    SHOUT team is open to 5th and 6th-grade students. Students are required to take a short test and are selected based upon their scores. 

    SHOUT team responsibilities:

    Classroom troubleshooting (iPads), K-2 and 21 cart iPad updates, adding apps, New student iPad set-up, Create Powerpoint slides for kiosk, Providing tips and tricks for the announcements, Show morning announcements to classes with substitutes. 

    If you are interested in learning about, and helping others with technology, this is the team for you.

    Contact:  Mrs. Barozzini


    STUDENT COUNCIL
    Emerson's student council consists of six 4th graders, six 5th graders, and six 6th graders. The elected board consists of a president, vice president, and 2 reporters. The president runs the meeting, vice president helps the president, and the reporters will record messages for the school during broadcast club to inform the school of upcoming events.

    Student Council collects money for UNICEF,  holds a food drive for Kiwanis, raises money for Goodfellow, collects toys for salvation army, hats and mittens for Fraser Police department, helps raise money for National Heart Association with Mr. Anderson.

    Every year, they march in the Homecoming parade and participate in the Holiday party for all student council members in Fraser which is held by the high school student council.

    Contact:  Mrs. Beavnier