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We began the school year with a few new grading policies and procedures. New procedures included a standardization of grading categories across all departments and a consistent means by which students could retake assessments. Although there were m
gives 8th students the opportunity to volunteer their time and service for the greater good of the school and the surrounding communities. Students who join Anchor Club will work at various school- and community-sponsored activities throughout the year. At these activities, students will get first hand experience at how to have positive and beneficial interactions with their fellow peers and members of the community. Anchor Club is an 8
grade only club that meets every Friday morning at 7:35 am in room D123 and is sponsored by Miss Mehok and Mrs. Pack.
members work on creating art projects involving a variety of materials chosen by the student. This club is open to all students. No art skills are needed. Art Club meets every Monday from 3-4 pm and is sponsored by Ms. Gordon and Mr. Everson.
is open to any student who is interested in science and/or making our school and community more "earth friendly." They meet every Thursday morning in F226 for recycling and twice a month after school in room F126 for science-related activities. Earth Team is sponsored by Ms. Kiesewetter and Mrs. Smith.
Plank Citizenship Club
is a very special opportunity for Plank Pirates at all grade levels to work with students at Churchill Elementary and Brokaw Early Learning Center. Students leave school during the school day to go onsite at Churchill and/or Brokaw. Because students will miss class to work as mentors with younger students, they must be responsible for making up missed classwork. We also do community service projects of various kinds. The sponsor is Mrs. Hildy. Click on this link
Plank Citizenship Club
to learn more and check for meeting dates/times.
is for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who enjoy putting on plays and musicals. This is an auditioned group, and has one performance every semester.
is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th guys and girls who are interested in getting involved in their school and community. Members will be active in running the school store as well as planning dances, spirit weeks, food drives and many other school or community related activities. Student Council meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 3-4 pm in room F103 and is sponsored by Ms. Thill.
is open to all 6
, and 8
grade students who enjoy legos, robotics, and teamwork! The Robotics Club at Plank is part of a larger group called First Lego League. Students will work together to compete against other schools in a competition that includes robotics, teamwork, and a presentation. The Robotics Club meets Tuesdays after school in room C103 and is sponsored by Mr. Ranney. Click on this link
to learn more about the club.
provides students an opportunity to use the school computer lab for Internet-based video games. The content is structured around school-appropriate video games (for example, Funbrain, www.theworlds-hardestgame.com, Google Earth Flight Simulator, etc.). The club also has a collection of video game systems (e.g., Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 64, and Playstation 3), and students are also encouraged to bring their portable video games (i.e., GameCube, PSP, etc.). Students can also research and explore video gaming summer camps, careers associated with the gaming industry, video game programming, and/or other technology related interests. Click on this link
to check meeting dates/times and to download a permission slip.
involves taking pictures of the events around the school and creatively putting together a "Treasure Chest" full of memories for the school year.
If you would like to be part of the fun in creating our school’s yearbook, then this is the club for you! Yearbook Club meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 7:15-7:50 am and is sponsored by Mr. Everson, Ms. Gordon, and Mrs. Pucci.
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