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Discover the Diverse Clubs and Activities at Las Vegas Day School

At Las Vegas Day School, we understand that a comprehensive education goes beyond the classroom, and we’re committed to providing diverse clubs and organizations that promote personal growth, leadership skills, and academic excellence.

Our wide array of student activities offers opportunities for your child to explore their interests, build lasting friendships, and enhance their overall well-being. From engaging in leadership roles to participating in academic competitions, each club and organization is designed to encourage your child’s curiosity and passion for learning.

Take the first step in shaping your child’s educational experience by learning more about Las Vegas Day School’s student activities.

Developing Well-Rounded Students

  • Leadership Development: Engaging in various activities nurtures leadership skills, empowering students to take on responsibilities and positively influence their school community.
  • Academic Enhancement: Participation improves time management, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities, benefiting academic performance and overall success in studies.
  • Social Competence: Through club interactions, students develop strong social skills, teamwork, effective communication, and empathy, contributing to their social competence.
  • Personal Fulfillment: Engagement in activities provides a sense of accomplishment, fosters personal growth, and enhances self-identity, promoting a fulfilling and enriching school experience.
  • Life Skills: Clubs teach essential life skills such as time management, organization, and decision-making, equipping students with practical skills for future success.

A Comprehensive Look at LVDS’s Student Extracurricular Programs

Our extracurricular programs consist of a variety of clubs for elementary and middle school students to spend time exploring their interests. LVDS student activities include the following:

Elementary School Clubs

Art Club

Grades: 2-5
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Our Art Club offers a creative outlet for students in grades 2 through 5, exploring a diverse range of artistic techniques. It’s a space where young artists can express themselves and expand their artistic abilities.

Key Features:

  • Techniques Explored: Includes painting, clay and paper sculptures, among others.
  • Creative Expression: Encourages students to express their creativity and develop their unique artistic styles.
  • Skill Development: Focuses on improving artistic skills and introducing new art forms.

Art Club is an ideal platform for students to explore their artistic interests, learn new techniques, and engage with fellow young artists in a supportive and inspiring environment.

Band

Grades: 3-8
Meeting Frequency: Three times a week

The LVDS Band Program offers a comprehensive musical experience with three distinct types of bands: Symphonic, Pep, and Small Ensemble. Each band caters to different skill levels and interests, providing a rich environment for musical growth.

Band Types and Opportunities:

  • Symphonic Band: Ideal for students new to band or with limited experience. Focuses on concert band instruments and performs concerts throughout the school year.
  • Pep Band: Energizes school spirit by performing at pep rallies and sporting events. Suitable for students who enjoy a lively performance atmosphere.
  • Small Ensemble Band: For advanced students, requiring tryouts. This ensemble focuses on more intricate musical pieces and also performs concerts throughout the year.

Our Band Program is designed to nurture musical talents in students from grades 3 to 8, offering varied opportunities to perform, learn, and grow as musicians in a supportive and dynamic setting.

Book and Movie Club

Grades: 5
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

LVDS’s Book and Movie Club offers an enriching experience for fifth graders, combining the joy of reading with the excitement of visual storytelling. This club is a perfect blend of literary exploration and creative expression.

Club Activities:

  • Reading and Discussion: Students select and read novels, followed by group discussions to delve deeper into the themes and characters.
  • Creative Projects: Engaging in projects that allow students to creatively express their interpretations and insights about each story.
  • Movie Screenings: Upon completing a novel, the club watches the corresponding movie adaptation, offering a comparative look at the book and its cinematic portrayal.

The Book and Movie Club is an ideal avenue for students to enhance their reading skills, engage in thoughtful discussions, and experience the interplay between literature and film in a fun and collaborative setting.

Chess Club

Grades: 2-8
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Our Chess Club is a nurturing ground for all levels of chess players, from beginners to advanced. It offers an excellent opportunity for students to develop their strategic thinking and problem-solving skills through this timeless game.

Club Features:

  • Learning from Experts: Guidance and strategy lessons from a Chess Master.
  • Participation: Engaging in simultaneous exhibitions, challenging multiple opponents at once.
  • Tournaments: Opportunity to compete in several tournaments, including the prestigious Nevada State Tournament.
  • Skill Development: Focused on enhancing critical thinking, strategic planning, and foresight.

Chess Club at LVDS is an ideal platform for students to hone their chess skills, learn from seasoned players, and compete at various levels, all while being part of a supportive and intellectually stimulating community.

Choir/Glee Club

Grades: 3-8
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

LVDS’s Choir/Glee Club is a vibrant and dynamic group perfect for students who have a passion for singing and dancing. It’s an exciting platform for young performers to explore their musical talents and stage presence.

Club Highlights:

  • Musical Training: Learning to follow a conductor, sing in simple harmonies.
  • Instrumental Skills: Developing the ability to accompany singing with percussion instruments.
  • Performance Opportunities: Multiple chances to perform during the school year, showcasing the students’ talents.
  • Artistic Expression: Encouraging creativity and self-expression through singing and dancing.

The Choir/Glee Club at LVDS offers a creative and nurturing environment for students to enhance their vocal abilities, understand musical harmony, and gain confidence in performing arts.

Coding with Scratch Club

Grades: 4-5
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

LVDS’s Coding with Scratch Club opens up a world of digital creativity and programming for students in grades 4 and 5. This club is an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of coding through engaging and interactive projects.

Club Activities:

  • Interactive Projects: Students create their own online animated projects, bringing their digital ideas to life.
  • Learning Scratch: Utilizing Scratch, a block-based visual programming language developed by MIT, tailored for young learners.
  • Exploring Coding Bots: Delving into the world of coding through intuitive and user-friendly interfaces.
  • Building Foundations: Laying the groundwork for computational thinking, problem-solving, and creativity in digital spaces

Coding with Scratch Club offers a fun and educational environment where students can learn coding basics, develop logical thinking skills, and express their creativity in the world of programming.

Computer Club

Grades: 3-4
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

LVDS’s Computer Club is an exciting space for students in grades 3 and 4 to dive into the world of technology and digital creativity. The club provides an engaging platform for young minds to explore various software applications and develop foundational computer skills.

Club Focus:

  • Basic Coding Skills: Introduction to coding, laying the groundwork for understanding programming concepts.
  • Skill Digital Storytelling: Using digital tools to create and illustrate original stories, fostering creativity and narrative skills.
  • PowerPoint Projects: Developing theme-based presentations, enhancing skills in using presentation software for effective communication.
  • Interactive Learning: Hands-on experience with different software, encouraging exploration and discovery in the digital realm./li>

Computer Club is designed to make learning about technology fun and interactive, providing students with valuable skills that blend creativity, storytelling, and technical proficiency.

Game Club

Grades: 2
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

LVDS’s Game Club invites second graders to the delightful world of traditional board and card games. This club is a perfect venue for young students to engage in fun, interactive play while learning valuable skills.

Club Highlights:

  • Traditional Games: Exploring a variety of classic board and card games.
  • Skill Development: Enhancing strategic thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Social Interaction: Encouraging cooperation, turn-taking, and healthy competition among peers.
  • Fun Learning Environment: Providing a relaxed and enjoyable setting for students to learn and play.

Game Club is an excellent opportunity for students to take a break from their regular academic routine and enjoy the intellectual and social benefits of playing traditional games in a friendly and guided setting.

Lego Engineering

Grades: 2-3
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

LVDS’s Lego Engineering Club offers an engaging platform for students in grades 2 and 3 to delve into the world of engineering using Legos. This club is designed to spark creativity and foster essential skills in young learners.

Club Activities:

  • Engineering Challenges: Solving problems through hands-on Lego projects.
  • Skill Building: Developing problem-solving and critical thinking abilities.
  • Creative Exploration: Encouraging imaginative and innovative designs.

Lego Engineering Club is an excellent way for students to learn basic engineering concepts, enhance their creativity, and have fun in a collaborative environment.

Math Olympiads

Grades: 5
Meeting Frequency: Twice a week

Math Olympiads is a club dedicated to students in grade 5 who have a passion for mathematics and problem-solving. This club participates in an international contest, representing LVDS as a team.

Club Focus:

  • International Contests: Participating in monthly contests on a global platform.
  • Mathematical Skills: Enhancing knowledge in algebra, geometry, problem-solving, probability, and logic.
  • Team Collaboration: Working together as part of the LVDS team in international competitions.
  • Advanced Understanding: Developing a deeper grasp of complex mathematical concepts.

Math Olympiads offers a challenging and stimulating environment for students to excel in mathematics and represent their school in international competitions.

Minecraft Club

Grades: 3-4
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Minecraft Club at LVDS opens a world of digital creation for students in grades 3 and 4. This club utilizes the popular game Minecraft as a tool for creative expression and collaborative learning.

Club Highlights:

  • Digital World Construction: Building and exploring in the Minecraft universe.
  • Creativity and Innovation: Encouraging imaginative and unique designs.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Working together to achieve common goals within the game.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Overcoming challenges and finding solutions in gameplay.

Minecraft Club is an ideal place for students to enhance their digital literacy, foster creativity, and develop teamwork skills in an engaging and familiar virtual setting.

Sign Language Club

Grades: 2-4
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

The Sign Language Club at LVDS introduces students to the basics of sign language, offering a unique opportunity to learn a new form of communication.

Club Activities:

  • Basic Vocabulary: Learning fundamental sign language phrases, sentences, and the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Interactive Learning: Engaging in activities, games, videos, and songs to reinforce learning.
  • Inclusive Communication: Promoting an understanding and appreciation of sign language as a means of communication.

This club provides an inclusive and fun environment for students to explore and learn sign language.

Spanish Club

Grades: 2-4
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Spanish Club at LVDS is a vibrant and engaging club for students interested in learning and practicing the Spanish language through various interactive methods.
Club Highlights:

  • Language Skills: Developing basic Spanish language skills through play, music, dance, and art.
  • Cultural Exposure: Gaining an appreciation for Spanish culture.
  • Fun Learning: Participating in enjoyable activities that make learning Spanish exciting.

Spanish Club offers a playful and immersive environment for students to learn Spanish and explore a new culture.

Writer/Illustration Club

Grades: 5
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

The Writer/Illustration Club is a creative hub for fifth-grade students at LVDS to focus on developing their storytelling and artistic skills.
Club Focus:

  • Storytelling Techniques: Learning to create visual poetry, short stories, picture books, magazines, and novels.
  • Creative Expression: Encouraging originality in writing and illustrating stories.
  • Publishing Work: Opportunity to publish their stories and illustrations.

This club is ideal for students with a passion for writing and drawing, providing a platform to express their creativity and see their work come to life.

Yoga/Wellness Club

Grades: 3-5
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Yoga/Wellness Club at LVDS offers a peaceful and nurturing environment for students to explore yoga and mindfulness practices.
Club Features:

  • Yoga Practice: Engaging in various yoga poses suitable for all levels.
  • Mindful Activities: Learning about mindfulness and meditation.
  • Wellness Focus: Emphasizing physical and mental well-being through yoga.
  • Inclusivity: Open to students of all yoga levels.

Members are required to bring their own yoga mats, allowing them to engage fully in the club’s activities. This club is a great way for students to learn about self-care and relaxation techniques.

Middle School Clubs

Band

Grades: 3-8
Meeting Frequency: Three times a week

LVDS Band encompasses Symphonic, Pep, and Small Ensemble Bands, each offering unique musical experiences.

Band Types:

  • Symphonic Band: For beginners or those with limited experience, performing concerts throughout the year.
  • Pep Band: Energizes school events like pep rallies and sports matches.
  • Small Ensemble Band: For advanced students (requires tryouts), also performing several concerts annually.

This program nurtures musical talents and offers diverse performance opportunities.

Book Club Readers

Grades: 6-8
Meeting Frequency: Five times a week

Middle school students engage in the joy of reading by sharing stories with Kinder school and first grade students, fostering a love for books and reading in younger students.

Chess Club

Grades: 2-8
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Chess Club caters to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced players.

Club Highlights:

  • Learning/strong>: Strategy lessons from a Chess Master and participation in Simuls.
  • Competitions: Playing in several tournaments, including the Nevada State Tournament.

This club enhances strategic thinking and offers competitive experiences.

Choir/Glee Club

Grades: 3-8
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Students who enjoy singing and dancing will find Choir/Glee Club a perfect fit.

Club Activities:

  • Musical Skills: Learning to follow a conductor, sing in harmonies, and use percussion instruments.
  • Performances: Multiple opportunities to showcase talent during the school year.

This club is a platform for artistic expression, performance, and musical growth.

Critter Club

Grades: 6-8
Meeting Frequency: Twice a week

Critter Club offers a unique experience for students to interact with and care for a variety of animals in the LVDS Science Room.

Club Highlights:

  • Animal Care: Learning about and caring for bearded dragons, geckos, a desert tortoise, a blue-tongued skink, and a ball python snake.
  • Responsibility: Developing a sense of responsibility and understanding of animal needs.

This club is perfect for students interested in biology and the care of diverse species.

Debate Club

Grades: 7-8
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Debate Club provides an introduction to Public Forum Debate, helping students develop their argumentative and public speaking skills.

Club Activities:

  • Debate Skills: Learning the format of traditional debates.
  • Timely Topics: Debating on current and relevant issues like cell phone usage in schools, school uniforms, homework, etc.

Debate Club is ideal for students interested in enhancing their critical thinking and public speaking abilities.

Drama Club

Grades: 6-8
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Drama Club is a creative outlet for students to explore the world of theater and acting.

Club Focus:

  • Theatrical Skills: Learning about stage presence, stage directions, and audience engagement.
  • Performance: Participating in a play and showcasing acting talents.

Drama Club is perfect for students interested in acting, stage performance, and the dramatic arts.

Future City

Grades: 6-8
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Future City engages students in solving sustainability issues through the Engineering Design Process and project management skills.

Club Activities:

  • Sustainability Projects: Researching, designing, and building solutions for citywide sustainability issues.
  • Competitions: Showcasing solutions at state and potentially national competitions.
  • Skill Development: Enhancing research, engineering, and presentation skills.

Future City is ideal for students interested in engineering, sustainability, and competitive projects.

History of Film Club

Grades: 6-8
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

History of Film Club offers a unique perspective on movies as an art form, exploring various aspects of film history and genres.

Club Focus:

  • Film Education: Learning about the evolution of moviemaking, sound, color, animation, and various genres.
  • Appreciation of Cinema: Gaining a deeper understanding of films and their impact.

This club is perfect for students interested in film history, production, and cinematic storytelling.

MATHCOUNTS Club

Grades: 7-8
Meeting Frequency: Twice a week

MATHCOUNTS is a competitive math club focused on enhancing and testing mathematical skills through regular meetings and regional competitions.

Club Highlights:

  • Skill Building: Strengthening various math skills.
  • Competitions: Participating in the regional MATHCOUNTS competition.
  • Academic Recognition: Earning extra credit in Math class for dedication to mathematical excellence.

MATHCOUNTS Club is suited for students who excel in math and enjoy challenging competitions.

Math Olympiads

Grades: 6
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Math Olympiads offers an opportunity for sixth graders to engage in worldwide math competitions, focusing on creative problem-solving strategies.

Club Activities:

  • Global Competition: Participating in monthly online problem-solving challenges.
  • Strategy Development: Discussing and sharing strategies for innovative problem solving.
  • Team Collaboration: Working together to achieve high scores compared to other schools.
  • Academic Recognition: Earning extra credit in Math class for commitment to math excellence.

Math Olympiads is ideal for students who enjoy math challenges and out-of-the-box thinking.

National Junior Honor Society

Grades: 7-8
Meeting Frequency: Varies

NJHS is a prestigious organization recognizing outstanding middle school students for their achievements in scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.

NJHS Highlights:

  • Academic Excellence: Members must maintain a minimum 3.67 GPA and have straight A’s in citizenship.
  • Service Opportunities: Engaging in service activities for the school and community.
  • Leadership Development: Fostering leadership qualities among members.

NJHS at LVDS is an opportunity for eligible students to be recognized for their academic and personal achievements, while actively contributing to their community.

Newspaper Club

Grades: 6-8
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Newspaper Club allows students to report on events at LVDS, providing a platform for developing journalistic skills.

Club Activities:

  • Reporting: Covering school events, interviewing guest speakers, and writing articles.
  • Photography: Capturing moments and events through photography.
  • Publication: Contributions may be featured in the school yearbook.

Newspaper Club is ideal for students interested in journalism, photography, and capturing school life.

Robotics

Grades: 6-8
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Robotics Club offers students the chance to delve into the world of robotics using Lego Spike kits.

Club Focus:

  • Robot Building and Coding: Constructing and programming simple robots.
  • Technology Skills: Using iPad software for programming and testing designs.
  • Creative Problem-Solving: Enhancing skills in design, construction, and coding of robots.

Robotics Club is perfect for students interested in technology, engineering, and programming, providing hands-on experience in robotics.

Science Olympiads

Science Olympiads is a national club offering students the opportunity to engage in a variety of scientific disciplines through competitive events and S.T.E.M. challenges. The club is divided into two sections: Facts and Fun Club and Investigations Club.

Facts and Fun Club

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Club Activities:

  • Knowledge Testing: Focuses on testing student knowledge in various scientific fields.
  • Event Participation: Competing in events at the annual national competition.
  • Topics Covered: Includes Life & Social Science, Earth & Space Science, Physical Science & Chemistry, and more.

Facts and Fun Club is ideal for students who enjoy learning and showcasing their knowledge in different scientific areas.

Investigations Club

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Club Focus:

  • Building and Experimenting: Engages students in hands-on building and experimental activities.
  • S.T.E.M. Challenges: Solving problems through teamwork and creative thinking.
  • Event Participation: Includes Technology & Engineering, Inquiry & Nature of Science in the national competition.

Investigations Club is perfect for students who are interested in practical, hands-on scientific exploration and problem-solving.

Overall, Science Olympiads at LVDS provides a comprehensive platform for students to delve into the world of science, offering diverse learning experiences and opportunities to compete at a national level.

Strength and Conditioning Club

Grades: 6-8
Meeting Frequency: Twice a week

Strength and Conditioning Club focuses on enhancing students’ physical health through proper exercise techniques.

Club Activities:

  • Physical Training: Learning strength and conditioning techniques.
  • Endurance Building: Enhancing cardiovascular and muscle endurance.
  • Overall Health: Promoting overall physical fitness and well-being.

This club is ideal for students interested in fitness, health, and developing their physical abilities.

Student Council

Grades: 6-8
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

The Student Council is central to fostering school spirit and unity at LVDS, involving elected members in planning and executing various school events.

Council Roles:

  • Event Planning: Organizing spirit weeks, dances, fundraisers, and competitions.
  • School Spirit: Encouraging student involvement and expression.
  • Community Building: Developing initiatives to unite students and create memorable experiences.

Student Council offers leadership opportunities and a platform to positively impact school culture.

Video Production Club

Grades: 6-8
Meeting Frequency: Once a week

Video Production Club provides students with an opportunity to explore the world of digital filmmaking and editing.

Club Focus:

  • iMovie Training: Learning the basics and advanced features of iMovie.
  • Video Editing: Understanding importing, trimming, arranging clips, and more.
  • Creative Projects: Collaborating on video projects, incorporating titles, transitions, sound effects, and music.

This club is perfect for students interested in video production, storytelling, and digital creativity.

Is There an Additional Fee for Participating in These Clubs?

Our clubs are designed to enrich the learning experience and foster diverse interests, from arts and sciences to sports and languages. We strive to ensure that all students have the opportunity to explore their passions and develop new skills in a supportive environment, without the worry of extra fees. Once your child is registered at our school, they can join any of our clubs without any additional costs.

For any further questions about club participation, please contact our administration office.

Get Involved at LVDS

At Las Vegas Day School, we believe in fostering well-rounded individuals through a variety of student activities. We’re excited to invite you and your child to explore our diverse range of clubs and organizations that enhance learning beyond the classroom.

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HENRY BROOKES ADAMS

“Good teachers affect eternity. One can never tell where their influence stops.”

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