Clubs & Activities

Battle of the Books:
Battle of the Books is a game show style competition for 5th graders. The competition promotes reading and introduces new literature to 5th grade students. Students are recommended by their 4th grade teachers based on their reading ability. Students must keep up with the rigor of reading 10 books and be able to discuss them and answer questions about the books. They meet before school once or twice a week with the Creekside Media Specialist to practice. The students have to be able to confer with each other to answer the questions which will be true/false and open ended. The Suffolk Battle of the Books competition is held in February each year.

Girls with Pearls:
The Girls with Pearls leadership program is designed to equip 3rd-5th grade girls with character that will enable them to be successful in the 21st century. Pearls is an acronym for Positive, Elegant, Ambitious, Respect, Love and Success. The purpose of the club is to promote a healthy, positive, encouraging and supportive environment. Various community leaders are invited to speak to the group to share their knowledge about leadership.

Safety Patrol:
Safety patrol is a very selective group of 4th and 5th grade students who are leaders and role models. They are selected by a group of teachers and Coach Tise. The Safety Patrol members work to keep the Creekside student body safe by monitoring hallways at dismissal times.

Student Council Association:
Student Council is an organization conducted by students and supervised by adults. The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects, such as canned food drive, pet food drive and school beautification projects. The Student Council is made up of elected SCA officers and class representatives.

Talented Art:
Talented Art is an elite group of student artists. Students are given a test in 3rd/4th grade, and based on their score, they may be asked to turn in a portfolio of artwork. Their art is evaluated and their combined scores will determine if they are invited to join Talented Art. The students meet once a week in the art room and get to work on special and more advanced projects. They also go on two field trips a year, one downtown to paint holiday windows and then one to the Suffolk Art Museum.

Talented Music:

Talented Music is a group of select 4th and 5th grade students. A test is given in the spring to identify students that meet this gifted criteria. This group meets once a week to learn the recorder, sing songs, and are taught about various aspects of music history and composers. Each spring, they perform with about 250 students from other schools at the evening STARS concert.