Esports is competitive, organized gaming. White Pine partners with the MSEL to bring seamless, easy, and rewarding competitions to our school. It encourages communication and coordination amongst student athletes. The MSEL offers scholarships to help students pay for college. Esports is a booming industry. Many job opportunities besides being a pro player are being created. Esports teaches participants many relevant skills, such as streaming, production, programming and management.
Science Olympiad functions much like a football or soccer team, requiring preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year. Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal. Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances.
White Pine has partnered with Tower Garden by Juice Plus to provide an amazing opportunity for the student to learn gardening skills using aeroponics. Aeroponics increases yields by as much as 30% and triple the speed of plant growth, while using only 10% of the water and space. LED indoor grow lights allow you to garden indoors all school year long. There are 30 CCSS-and NGSS-aligned lesson plans and learning materials for PreK-middle school. The Green Team helps students learn about nutrition, practice the science behind growing, develop life skills, increase environmental awareness, and helps students make connections between growing food and good diets.
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a program whose mission is to close the gender gap in tech. They believe in being brave, resilient, persistent and ambitious. Students will learn that diverse ability, culture, identity and opinion make our world stronger. This club is not only preparing our girls to enter the workforce, but to lead it, improve it, and transform it. Students in this club will explore coding in a fun and friendly environment. They will have the chance to participate in many projects done in a variety of formats such as Chatbot, Game Designing, Interactive Art, App creations, Wearable Tech and website creations.
White Pine’s Robotics program uses Botball. The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core standards. By exposing students to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds, Botball addresses our nation’s need for a well-prepared, creative, yet disciplined workforce with leadership and teamwork experience. Students develop sophisticated strategies using artificial intelligence with embedded systems. This club prepares students to transfer and apply information and skills in a meaningful way. They design, build and document robots using science, engineering, technology, math and language arts skills in a collaborative, hands-on project that reinforces their learning.
STEM Club uses science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts to encourage students to become problem solvers as they investigate real world problems in the global sphere. They learn to code through the implementation of our drone curriculum. STEM Club students are also learning to use the 3D printer to problem solve and innovate. They will eventually run the STEM store. The goal of the STEM club is to promote student engagement and interest in STEM topics and careers.
Drama Club is designed for students interested in learning more about the aspects of theater. This includes learning stage terminology, working on acting skills, set building, and costumes/makeup design. Drama club is a safe place for children to express feelings, explore new ideas, and discover new aspects of themselves. Participating in the arts early on will help them develop a positive outlet for their emotions. Drama enhances verbal and nonverbal expression of ideas. It improves voice projection, articulation of words, fluency with language, and persuasive speech. Listening and observation skills develop by playing drama games, being an audience, rehearsing, and performing.
Art club works to provide students with an opportunity to express their individuality through the creation of artwork and give back to our community, school, and others, using our talents and gifts in unique ways. Students are given the opportunity to explore their creative ideas and talents through their projects. Art club introduces students to a variety of mediums to explore their love of art and create lifelong artists and creators.
White Pine partners with Kelly Canyon to take the upper elementary students skiing during the months of January and February. This is for anyone who wants to learn to ski, at all skill levels.
Chess club is open to students from 1st grade to 6th grade and is meant for anyone who wants to learn to play chess. No need to know all the rules before joining! Playing chess helps to develop many mental skills that are useful in life, such as: logic, strategic and tactical thinking, planning and preparation, and problem solving. Chess Club provides an opportunity to simply have fun playing the game and making friendships, while building these skills at the same time.
WPCS Extracurricular Schedule 2021- 2022
|STEM||Robotics 2-3||Ski Club||Robotics 4-6|
|Girls Who Code|