Lower School

Extracurricular Activities

The Lower School at Whitefield offers a diverse array of before and after school programs and activities, which include a wide variety of offerings in the arts, academics, and athletics.

Activities

Fun Friday Fellowship
(Led by Whitefield Parent Association)
Fun Friday Fellowship is an after-school fellowship for third and fourth-grade students which meets (by gender) for an activity and Bible study on selected Fridays. The purpose of Fun Friday Fellowship is to build deeper community among our Lower School student body.

Garden Club
(Led by Candace Daly, Lower School Spanish teacher)
Led by Lower School Spanish teacher and parent volunteers Nikki Nimey and Carol Gordon, first through fourth grade students water, plant, weed, and tend the Lower School garden in the early fall and late spring seasons once a week before the school day begins. It’s a wonderful student experience for hands-on learning.

Mileage Club
(Led by Dan Moorer, Lower School physical education teacher)
Students walk the Whitefield track on Monday and Wednesday mornings to earn reward points for every lap. The exercise is a wonderful way to start the day and gets students’ energized and ready for the classroom.

Relay Exchange
(Coordinated by Suna Kantor, Whitefield mom)
Relay Exchange is a mother-daughter program for first through eighth-grade girls. Mothers share their personal faith and how they have applied it in everyday life situations at grade-specific meetings throughout the year. They also teach life skills such as cooking, sewing, public speaking, etiquette, gardening, and healthy choices in life. The purpose of Relay Exchange is to strengthen bonds between mothers and daughters as well as develop healthy and godly friendships between girls as the teen years approach. The name, Relay Exchange symbolizes the passing of faith, like batons in a race. Meetings are coordinated by leaders for each age group.

After-School Programs

When the school day is over, activity at the Lower School is most certainly not!

Musicians and ballerinas practice and learn pieces to perform at winter and spring recitals. Chess players play rounds of chess and represent the school as they compete in local tournaments. Developing athletes gain skills and develop a healthy lifestyle that will contribute to their success and to the success of the Whitefield athletic program, should they decide to participate athletically at the Middle School or Upper School level. Young artists mold their next masterpiece from a lump of clay and young scientists create their first robots or test the principles of science.

Whitefield’s after-school programs offer young students a chance to explore an area of interest and discover new talents. Parents sign their children up for academic, arts, or athletic classes (on a first-come, first –serve basis) for a fee, and then enjoy the benefit of knowing their children are learning with friends in a safe and loving environment. Parents love the convenient location and educational experiences of our after-school programs and kids love the fun and friendships. Classes are led by school faculty or well-qualified instructors from the community.

Classes offered each semester may vary. Below is a list of classes that have been offered:
  • Art
  • Ballet
  • Chess
  • Chorale
  • Cub Scouts
  • Science for Young Makers
  • Piano (individual lessons)
  • Sewing
  • Spanish
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)
  • Tennis
  • Violin (group and individual lessons)
  • Volleyball

Registration

Since programs vary, the information regarding registration sign-up and costs for After School Programs is included in a packet sent to parents in a Thursday take-home folder at the beginning of each semester.