Organized Extracurricular Activities
Robotics is an amazing opportunity to learn science and engineering principles, as well as programming and driving skills. By participating on the ICES competitive robotics team, known as the RoboRavens, students will learn creativity, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving among groups. Robotics is open to all 4th and 5th graders, as long as students meet the academic and attendance requirements. Interested students should demonstrate a willingness to put in hard work over the course of a whole school year; an interest in learning and challenging themselves; and a passion for wanting to be part of something big. Students aren’t required to have any previous robotics experience. The team is limited to 20 students, and in some cases, tryouts are held if student interest is above the desired team capacity. ICES Robotics does require a $50.00 registration fee to assist with club expenses including team apparel.
Practices are typically held once or twice a week after school for two hours. Students may also be required to attend Saturday practices on many of the weekends where there are no tournaments. Starting in November or December, and running through the end of February, the team will participate in up to seven Saturday tournaments at various schools throughout central Indiana. Interested in being a part of this exciting educational adventure? Please contact Don Stallard, ICES Robotics Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This programming is temporarily on hold for the current school year due to the pandemic and safety adjustments that have been implemented.
Students participate in engaging and interactive problem-solving games aligned with Indiana Mathematics Standards. State tournament competitions are held in April and May each year. Students are recommended for participation by their teachers. Division I (Kindergarten and 1st grade) typically meets Wednesdays from 3:20-4 p.m. Division II (2nd and 3rd grades) typically meets Mondays from 3:20-4 p.m. Division III (4th and 5th grades) typically meets Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. Please note that the Math Pentathlon meeting times for the 2020-2021 school year have yet to be determined.
STUCO (Student Council):
The ICES Student Council’s mission is to provide students opportunities to develop leadership skills by organizing and carrying out school activities, community events, service projects and assisting in the classroom. STUCO members are to “lead by example” through demonstrating The Irvington Way and promote school pride, spirit, and service among the student body. STUCO members are elected by their peers in September from each 3rd-5th grade class. STUCO members participate in service projects such as cleaning and beautifying the school grounds and singing at a local nursing home. They also participate in fundraising activities including Family Movie Nights, Pennies for Patients, and Box Tops for Education. As well, students attend a leadership training and team-building retreat each spring at ICES. STUCO members also update their fellow classmates about STUCO and school-wide activities. Meetings are every Wednesday from 3:20-4:00pm. Please note that STUCO meeting times for the 2020-2021 school year have yet to be determined. Questions: STUCO Lead Sponsor Mr. Andrew Catt, email@example.com
Outdoor Masters is an after school program that encourages discovery and education through outdoor adventures. Our goal, through focus areas of Outdoor Education, Habitat Conservation and Outdoor Skills, is to build an understanding of the outdoors while participating in the environment. We work with teachers and staff to connect the outdoors to classroom education and establish leadership, stewardship and confidence in our students.
As a part of this club, students learn conservation practices, are trained in basic survival skills and work outside on the ICES campus. Students study the local habitats and the many species of plants and animals that call Irvington home, and the critical role they all play in the ecosystem. So far, projects have lead to becoming a Certified Schoolyard Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation, thereby joining thousands of schools across the country that have achieved this distinction. The club has also established three new gardens in our Outdoor Classroom. These gardens are specifically designed to butterflies and birds, giving students the opportunity to study these animals and their environment up close. Outdoor Masters meets on Friday afternoons from 3:20-4 p.m. and is open to interested 2nd-5th grade students. Please note that Outdoor Masters meeting times for the 2020-2021 school year have yet to be determined. Club Advisor: Andrew Catt, PE Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org.