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    Extracurricular Activities

    Within the school day we also provide Instrumental Music with free instruments for 4th-5th graders, and Field Trips (3-5 per year, cost $3-7 per trip). Added programs need to be offered outside of the school day, so that the curricular goals can be met without our limited school day time. After school programs must be free of charge. They vary depending on grant funding, or volunteer interests. Volunteers are always welcome to create an after-school program idea. We are privileged to work with your child.

    Due to limited space, we did not have Taiko drumming this year

    RUMBLE...RUMBLE...BOOM! Mr. Brown offers an after-school Japanese style Taiko Drumming program to grades 4 & 5 throughout the year. He runs three seasonal sessions, each followed by alive performance at the school. Mr. Brown lived and worked in Japan in the 1990's before coming to Seattle Schools and Olympic Hills as a classroom teacher. With blues and rock drumming as a hobby, Mr. Brown added to his repertoire the culture of Japanese Taiko drumming. In 2001,he began building drums from wine barrels donated by Chateau St. Michelle Winery. Within a few years the five solid-oak drums at Olympic Hills were completed.

    Since 2001 Taiko Drumming has become part of our school’s music culture. Our children anticipate every school performance, as well as an autumn appearance at the Lake City Community Center for the school’s annual Pancake Breakfast.

    Chess Club

    Chess Club is Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30. Students learn basic rules of the game and begin to develop strategies for capturing the king. Check with the office to sign up.

    STEM After School Program

    OH after school program explores science thru hands-on experiences. This may include building models and trying them out to see how small changes (variables) affect their behavior.

    We also have a Scratch/ Coding class that meets in the computer lab on Thursdays.

    Watch our school calendar for more info on our Showcase Performances!