Kathleen Elementary School

Student Zone



 SSYRA Book Club is an after-school student-driven group that meets weekly in the Library Media Center. Students form reading groups or teams and read, discuss, and participate in activities related to the readings. This Book Club is currently made up of thirty 2nd-5th graders. Applications are available at the beginning of the school year. Students may join at a later date as space becomes available. Parent permission slips are required. Meetings are held every Tuesday after school from 2:45pm – 4:00pm in the Library Media Center. For more information, please contact Teacher Sponsors, Mrs. Taylor and Ms. Ryan at: Kristi.taylor@polk-fl.net or Ona.ryan@polk-fl.net


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.



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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