Kathleen Elementary School

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Read to Lead Book Club is comprised of 5th grade students. We primarily read the titles nominated for the “Sunshine State Young Readers Award” program from the state of Florida. Our club meets three times a week on the Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:45-8:45 pm. Book Bash is an additional event that takes place once a year in Polk County where students from each of the schools meet up on one day to compete and take part in literacy activities involving the book titles from the “Sunshine State Young Readers Award” program. The Book Club sponsor is Mrs. Kristi Taylor. If you have any questions, please contact us.


Chess is a strategic board game of skill for two players, played on a checkered board. Each player begins the game with sixteen pieces that are moved and used to capture opposing pieces according to precise rules. The object is to put the opponent’s king under a direct attack from which escape is impossible (checkmate).  At Chess Club we learn about the strategic rules, moves, and pieces of the game of chess. We meet for an hour after school every Wednesday except on Early Release days.  You can follow @KES_Chess on Twitter for updates about meetings and to see what’s happening at Chess Club.  Sponsor: Ms. Guy


The Bookworms is a Library Service Club for 5th grade, where students play an important role in keeping the school library media center running smoothly. Students assist the library media specialist once a week for 45 minutes with a variety of tasks including, helping students find books, shelving books, keeping shelves neat, sharpening pencils, and finding and delivering requested books to teachers. Students also meet once a month for 15 minutes after school as a group to discuss and plan programs to help the library promote reading.


Running Club meets every Monday to start the week off with some exercise with friends. Students miles are tracked using EZ Scanner. Students are awarded for different milestones with brag tag necklaces and eventually a gold medal. Running club is a noncompetitive way for students to make new friends and challenge themselves physically.  Sponsor:  Mrs. Owens


In STEM Club, students are able to creatively think and complete and test different engineering design challenges. Students collaboratively work in teams to find innovative ways to solve real-life problems.  Sponsor:  Mrs. Emmons



Ukulele Club meets every Thursday after school. Students use a school or a personal ukulele to learn strings, chords, and notes. Each week we focus on reviewing chords, learning songs, and introducing new music. Students learn how to properly play the ukulele, work together as an ensemble, and read music. Students will also have opportunities to perform at various events.  Sponsor:  Mr. Sell




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