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Extracurricular and Special Activities

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Friday Fun Nights

Who: Open to all MRCS students. ALL students must be signed in and out by a responsible adult. Preschool and Kinders must be accompanied by an adult. 

What: Various fun activities

When: Monthly, dates listed below - details or changes TBA in the Soaring Eagle electronic newsletter.

Usually from 6:00-8:00pm

Where: MRCS

Fee: $10 per student or $25 per family. Food options usually offered at an additional cost.

September 15, October 13, November 17, 

December 15, January 19, February 16

March 16, April 20


Marathon Club

Who: Open to all MRCS students, K-5th

What: Students run 1 mile before school every morning for 26 days. Students get to run the final .2 mile down the hallway with the whole school cheering them on!

When: Twice a year, Fall and Spring

Where: Meet in the gym

Fees: Yes, fee covers snacks and a shirt or sweatshirt with the Marathon Club logo.

Other information: The primary goal of this program is to help our students get exercise, improve health, and work to achieve personal goals and records in their running times.


Rad River Ropers

Who: Open to all MRCS students, K-5th

What: Students learn jump roping skills and routines ranging from beginning to advanced.

When: Winter

Where: Meet in the gym

Fee: Yes, it covers a jump rope sized to the student, snacks and end of season celebration pizza party.


Yearbook Club

Who: 4th and 5th graders

What: Students get to participate in making MRCS a great yearbook!

When: TBA

Where: TBA

Fee: None


Battle of the Books

Who: All MRCS students, 3rd-5th

What: The Battle of the Books is a statewide Alaskan reading motivation and comprehension program. Students read specially chosen books, discuss them, quiz each other on the contents, and then compete in small teams to correctly answer questions based on the books in a "quiz show" format.

When: MRCS Battle Date TBA

Where: Students meet in the library during lunch recess to practice

Fee: None


Spelling Bee

Who: All MRCS students, 3rd-5th

What: MRCS Spelling Bee. Top 2 winners go on to compete at the District-wide Bee.

When: 1/23/2017 at 8:30

Fee: None


Girls on the Run

Who: All MRCS girls, 3rd-5th

What: 10 week program that incorporates running with lessons that encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development.

When: Usually February-May, M & W after school

Where: Meet in Ms. Berkey's room

Fee: $100, scholarships are available


First Lego League

What: The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.


D.A.R.E.

The Juneau Police Department School Resource Officer who serves MRCS delivers lessons to fifth grade students. Upon completion of the program a graduation ceremony is held for all fifth grade students who DARE to be drug free.


Native Youth Olympics

MRCS students practice Native Youth games for a month in their Physical Education classes. During class, they compete in a variety of Native Youth Olympic skills that involve endurance, agility, and brute strength. These include the Two Foot High Kick, One Foot High Kick, Scissors Broad Jump, Alaska High Kick, Stick Pull and Seal Hop.


Culture Club

Who: Open to all—all ages, all backgrounds.

What: After school club that focuses on NW Coast culture, especially Tlingit. Including language, art, stories, and traditions.

When: Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:30

Where: Indian Studies room

Fee: None

Students will need transportation or arrangements for afterwards. Some go to Rally, some walk home, some are picked up. Students must have a signed permission slip to participate.


Homework Club

Who: Open to all—all ages, all backgrounds.

What: After school club that provides students with extra help and tutoring.

When: Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30

Where: Indian Studies room

Fee: None

Students will need transportation or arrangements for afterwards. Some go to Rally, some walk home, some are picked up. Students must have a signed permission slip to participate.


Orffestra

Who: Kindergarten, first, and second grade students

What: A before-school music club where we explore mallet instruments designed by German musician and educator Carl Orff. Students in Orffestra will learn to play the Orff instruments as well as improve their rhythm and note reading skills. 

When: October 3rd-December 14th, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:15am-7:45am. Culminating performance at the Unity Assembly on Friday, December 15th.

Where: The music room

Registration: There is a form to enroll your student in Orffestra.

Fee: To get a club t-shirt for your student, please also include a $15.00 fee. Scholarships are available. 

Parents are invited to join us!


STRUMMERS

Who: 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students

What: Details TBA

When: Beginning in January


All of the above programs and events involve MRCS students, staff, and families as well as many of the school’s Community Partners. These special programs grow each year in the number of participants and enthusiasm.