Homework Club is a place for grade 4 and 5 students to work on their
homework, reading and other projects in a casual setting. Students can work collaboratively and quietly discuss their work. They are able to seek support from their peers and the teacher during this time. This club typically runs for several months each year.
The purpose of the Walden Elementary Student Council is to teach and
involve students in the democratic process by putting classroom learning into practice through elections of students into various positions in the Student Council Club. Student Council also fosters communication between students, parents, and teachers, and provides an opportunity for students to engage in public service through school-wide and community activities.
The award winning Walden Elementary History Club focuses on Walden’s
interesting local history. Students of all academic abilities in grades 4 and 5 will enjoy working with community leaders to examine local, state and national primary documents. In previous years, the club members have used these documents to produce video documentaries, written a historical Fiction about Walden’s factories and researched and portrayed Walden child
laborers from the 1800s.
Coding Club is an after school program where students in grades 4 and 5 learn the basics of computer programming in our computer lab. Over the course of the school year, students will code to create projects, and problem solve to find solutions to complex puzzles. The mission of Coding Club is not about learning how to become computer scientists, but to provide students the opportunity to explore what they can do with a computer. No previous
computer experience is necessary, as students collaborate and learn from one another.
Members of the Walden’s Ecology Club have fun while learning about science
and finding practical ways to help our environment both locally and globally. This project-based club is geared toward the interests of the members of students in grades 4 and 5. Some projects have included addressing the Orange County Legislature with green laws, making trash receptacles for the Village of Walden and starting a recycling program at WES.
The Walden Math Club
Students in grades 3-5 can join the Walden Math Club. The purpose of this club is to increase rigor and challenge students to foster a love of competitive math opportunities. The Walden Math Club members are empowered by taking highly challenging math problems and solving them collaboratively. In the past, the Walden Math Club has participated in online mathematics competitions with other elementary schools.
The Wee Deliver Club
The Walden Wee Deliver Club allows students in grades 3-5 an opportunity to support the school post office program. Students take on the positions of postmaster, letter carrier and sorter. The purpose of the Wee Deliver Club is to provide children with real-life experiences in which to apply skills such as letter writing, addressing envelopes, and using the mail system. Wee Deliver encourages authentic writing experiences for the whole school and promotes
responsibility among the Walden postal club members.
WES Walking Club
Students in grades K-5 can get to the school at 8:45 to walk, or jog around our track on the playground to get off to a healthy start each day. Supervised by our Physical Education staff, races and other fun games are organized for students. On rainy days, the Walking Club is moved indoors, so students still have a chance to begin the day with light exercise.