Clubs & Activities
With assistance from NAVAIR aerospace engineers, 4th and 5th grade students on the Robotics Team learn how to build and program a robot to accomplish a series of tasks surrounding a theme, and the highlight of each year is participation in First Lego League of San Diego where over 40 schools in the county come together for a series of competitions.
Silver Strand offers a six-eight week session of free enrichment clubs during lunch recesses and after school each day of the week. Generally, 15-20 different club choices are offered to students to allow them to pursue a wide variety of passions outside the classroom. Examples of clubs we’ve offered in the past include science, art, garden, choir, drama, cooking, running, video-tech, debate, chess, young librarians, book, home economics and stitchery. Students are guaranteed at least 1 of their top 3 choices, but often are able to participate in more than one offering.
Physical Education (PE)
PE incorporates education that focuses on the importance of health, fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Specific sports skills are taught that also incorporate teamwork and sportsmanship. Additionally, creative movement and some aspects of dance are incorporated into units of study for each grade level. Led by a credentialed PE teacher with the help of instructional assistants, PE takes place 30 minutes daily for all students at Silver Strand.
"Watch Me" Dance Presentation
At our of our weekly Friday Flagpole Assemblies Silver Strand students and staff (even Mr. Cass, our principal and Dawn Ovrom, our CUSD board member) got their groove on and showed off the cool dance moves they learned during their PE classes. Dance and Creative Movement are a sometimes relatively unknown part of the state’s PE standards and have been a focus of lessons in all of our PE classes using our new elementary SPARK PE curriculum. We had a great parent turnout to see our students whip and nae nae at our “Watch Me” Dance Presentation!
These are upper grade students who are trained to host and welcome new students by acting as a “host” and explaining programs and opportunities available at our school. Each ambassador is given a blue jacket that identifies him or her as a member of this club.