Early Learning Center
Fox Chase Elementary School provides a variety of special programming that provides unique character to our school. The links below are make connections to the many different opportunities that we offer.
After School Sports
This program is designed for fourth and fifth grade students who would like to get involved in team sports, develop their skills, learn basic offensive and defensive strategy, in a competitive, but fun environment.
Fourth and fifth grade students have the option to join Honor Choir. Honor Choir one morning per week for 45 minutes. This music club is mandated by the School District. That means every Elementary School in Oswego District 308 is required to offer this club for at least one semester. Participants learn the mechanics of good singing technique, music reading skills, part-singing in harmony, and how to perform and blend with a musical ensemble. All District Honor Choirs participate each May, in a Combined Choir Music Festival. This event is always an exciting and memorable one! Also, choir members have the chance to keep a T-Shirt and a CD recording from the event. Other performances include Cultural Arts Night, as well as possible other concerts upon the director’s discretion.
The Fox Chase safety patrol consists of fifth grade students who volunteer to help get students to and from school safely. Safety patrol students get to school early to help students walk across streets and get off of their buses safely, and they stay after school to help get students back on buses.
The Student Council consists of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Fox Chase school. The 45 member group is led by teachers, Mrs. Baker and Miss Pantalena, as well as 6 executive officers. These officers and representatives were elected by their peers in October. The group meets once a month throughout the school year.
Yearbook is a club that is offered to fifth graders who are dedicated to making the 2008-2009 yearbook a success. We meet twice a month on Thursdays. During this time the fifth graders work on the computers imputing images and designing our yearbook pages. On occasion the fifth graders will utilize their recess time to take pictures around the building.
The EcoClub at Fox Chase is a group for fourth and fifth graders who have an interest in learning more about how to protect our Earth and promote healthy environmental habits. The club is centered around the students' ideas and desires. Previous projects include: Trees for Success (being awarded 10 trees from the Home Depot/Arbor Day Foundation), restoring parts of Fox Chase school grounds to natural prairie, and helping at the Fun Fair while passing out easy tips to help the environment.
Young Rembrandts® Art Classes
Drawing is the fundamental skill of the visual arts that can - and should - be learned by all children. Young Rembrandts® teaches drawing skills while developing visual learning skills. Their unique and proven method was developed by an artist and educator. For over 20 years they have delivered a top quality classroom experience that is fun, engaging, educational and affordable.
New at Fox Chase for the 2013-2014 school year: The adaptive Chess Wizards program is designed for all levels of young chess players. This innovative program creates an atmosphere conducive for chess learning while never forgetting our commitment to making chess fun for children. By putting an emphasis on the individual needs and progress of each student they ensure a completely unique way of introducing your child to the world of chess. Their programs are known for their success in helping children build a vast array of skills, ranging from development in concentration, logical thinking and even mathematical performance.
Many Fox Chase students have learned the fundamentals of the Spanish language through these weekly classes.