• Before and After School Activities
    This is a list of the Before and After School Activities that are offered at Welch Elementary. 
Activity Name Synopsis Grade level that can participate Staff Sponsor Website/Additional Info
Chorus Welch Chorus is an extra-curricular activity which provides an additional opportunity to sing with a group and to begin to learn singing in harmony. Mrs. Walls is the director of our Welch Chorus. She will invite selected students in grades 3, 4 and 5 who have demonstrated an interest and ability to sing on pitch to join the Welch Chorus. They meet for practice one day each week in the morning, before the regular school day. 3rd, 4th and 5th Mrs. Diane Walls http://welchmusic.weebly.com/welch-chorus.html
Dance Team Students are encouraged to join dance regardless of experience! The dance team will learn 3 basic dance routines each year. Keep in mind, this is not formal dance training...just a fun activity for those that enjoy music, movement, staying active, spending time with friends, and just having fun! Dance team will meet in the Gymnasium after school on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:00. Look for information in your Wednesday folder regarding meetings. 3rd, 4th and 5th Mrs. Yencer and Mrs. Schaffer
Math League Students in 4th and 5th grade stay after school once a week to practice math literacy. 4th and 5th grade Mrs. Wissler and Mrs. Asare
Maypole Students in grades 3-5 can participate in the traditional style of Maypole Dancing. This style consists of children skipping around a Maypole with colorful ribbons and colonial costumes. The end result is a weaving of their ribbons on the maypole. Students practice before school at 7:20 AM starting in January. The final performance is at the Olde Dover Days celebration on the first Saturday in May. 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Minto, Mrs. Schroeder, and Mrs. Levins
Girls on the Run Meeting twice a week in a team of 15 girls, life skills are taught through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The 10 week 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.​ At the conclusion of the season, the girls run a 5k. The program is offered in the Fall and the Spring. More info at www.girlsontherunde.org 3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls Mrs. Crist, Ms. Warriner and Mrs. Minto http://www.girlsontherun.org/
Odyssey of the Mind Odyssey of the Mind is offered to grades 3-5. This program promotes creativity and problem-solving in a variety of areas from building mechanical devices and balsa wood structures to presenting dramatic and technical performances. Odyssey of the Mind develops team building skills, divergent thinking, presentation and organization skills. The program provides a caring, supportive environment for team members to develop positive values, self-esteem and social competencies. 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Mrs. Evans
Student Council The purpose of student council is to help share students' ideals and concerns with teachers and school principal, by allowing students an opportunity to share in the decision making process. Our council members promote respect for law and order by emphasizing citizenship, democracy and carrying on our schools traditions and customs. The student council body also helps to raise funds that are used to purchase additional equipment within the school as well as provide donations to social events. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Mrs. Brosius and Mrs. Wissler http://michellewissler.wordpress.com/student-council/
Safety Patrol Safety Patrol is open to 5th graders who show responsibility and interest in keeping our school safe. They are placed at positions around the school in the Morning and in the Afternoon. 5th grade only Coach Fuchs