Klondike offers several diverse activities for our students during the school year. Here are just a few of the things our Nuggets participate in throughout the school year.
Students in fourth and fifth grade are able to represent their class in Student Council. Our Student Council has started a school wide recycling program that collects water bottles and other plastic items used at school. They sponsor several spirit days, such as Team Day and Career Day. Our fund raiser donations go to help Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.
Girls on the Run
Our third, fourth, and fifth grade girls are able to join the Girls on the Run program. The girls meet twice a week for ten weeks. At the end of the program the girls are able to participate in a 5K to help them realize that they can reach their goals.
"The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large." - Girls on the Run
Voices of Gold
Voices of Gold is our KES after school choir. It is open to any 4th or 5th grader without an audition. They meet one afternoon a week and learn foundations of choral singing and vocal technique. They learn and perform quality elementary choral literature. Voices of gold has performed concerts for a local nursing home, KES staff and students, and parents and community members.
Circle the State With Song
Klondike also has an audition group of 4th and 5th grade students. They rehearse after school for part of the year for the Circle the State with Song festival held between February and early March across the state of Indiana. This is a program by the Indiana Music Education Association and has been around for close to thirty years. Over 5,000 students across the state participate each year in elementary and junior high/middle school.
We offer many special programs during the school year to allow our students to have experiences that they may not be able to have otherwise. Past programs have included guest authors and poets, a Native American Hoop Dancer, the Harrison High School band, and the Indianapolis Opera.
For our Families
Throughout the year we also have many activities that families can participate in together. Our Title I program has offered events, such as Library Night, Family Game Night, Cookies and Canvas, and Family Dance Night. We also hold a special night for our incoming Kindergarten students and their families each spring. Each winter the Klondike PTO hosts the Klondike Carnival. This is a great way to help raise money for our school and have a fantastic time.