• Clubs at the Fort


    Semester 1 Clubs

    We are pleased to provide extra-curricular activities for many of our students through clubs.  Each school club has a faculty/staff sponsor that is responsible for communicating information with students and parents.  Clubs are often, but not always, held before or after school hours.

  • Art Club

    Art Club, Mark Mitchell, Sponsor

    Mark Mitchell

    Fourth and Fifth Grade Students

    The purpose of the Art Club is to provide students with extra opportunities to experience and explore a variety of artists, artworks, and art media, while also learning about the art elements and principles of design. The Art Club will meet on Fridays from 7:30 - 8:00 AM from October 28th through March 31st. More information will be provided soon.

  • Chorus

    Stick figures singing

     Chorus, Daniel Castillo, Sponsor

    Daniel Castillo

    Fort Daniel Elementary Chorus is back for the 2022 – 2023 school year! Read on for more information:

    MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Chorus is open to any 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students. The target for the size of the chorus is 50. The 4th and 5th graders get the first opportunity, and if there is space remaining, 3rd graders are let in via lottery. The students who have the most success in chorus show the following characteristics:

    1. They love singing!
    2. They can match pitch.
    3. They arrive on time for rehearsals, work hard, and display excellent behavior.

    DUES: Membership dues will be $30 per student. We use the money to purchase our handsome chorus polo shirts, as well as music arrangements and accompaniment. Parents are encouraged to pay their dues via MyPaymentsPlus by September 29th. I am placing the shirt order in the first week of October, so that is why they must be in by that time. Students may still participate even if their family cannot pay their dues. Please contact Dr. C if dues are an issue.

    REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will begin at 7:00AM, every Thursday, starting on September 15th, 2022. I may schedule a handful of afternoon rehearsals when concert time draws near IF NEEDED. Rehearsal attendance is mandatory, and students must attend 90% of rehearsals to maintain membership.

    PERFORMANCES: Chorus will perform at least two concerts this year, exact dates to be announced. One will occur in December before Winter Break. The other is to be announced. We may have more if opportunities present themselves. I am looking into a performance with the Georgia Swarm, or Gwinnett Gladiators, or Gwinnett Stripers, to see if our chorus could sing the national anthem before a game. Participation in the performances is mandatory, except if it is an off-campus performance.

    Please click here for more information.

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    Circle with Fellowship of Christian Athletes text

    Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kevin Glausier, Sponsor

    Kevin Glausier

    All Grades

    Looking for a school club? The FCA Club is a Christian-based club for student-athletes. With that said, ALL students are welcome to join. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes' core beliefs are:

    • Vision - To see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes
    • Mission - To lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church
    • Values - Our relationship will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His word through integrity, serving, teamwork, and excellence.

    Come get inspirational video messages from some of the top athletes in the world. Spend time in prayer with classmates. The club will meet on Monday mornings from 7:30 – 7:45. The meeting dates are listed below. Students should be dropped off at the front of the school no earlier than 7:15 & no later than 7:30. Come grow your faith and have fun in this awesome club!

    *Students can join this club as a second club since there are only 6 meeting dates.

    Meeting Dates:

    October 3rd

    November 7th

    December 5th

    January 9th

    February 6th

    March 6th

    Click here for the form to join FCA.

  • Good News Club

    Good News Club Logo

    Good News Club, Cross Roads Baptist Church Sponsors

    Good News Club Information and Registration

  • Lego League Robotics

    Lego Robot

    Lego League Robotics

    Beth Martinez and Lindsay Park, Sponsors

    Beth Martinez

    Lindsay Park

    Fourth and Fifth Grade Students

    The purpose of the Lego League/Robotics Club is for students to learn how to design, program and control fully functional robotic models. Team members will use software to plan, test and modify sequences of instructions for a variety of life-like robotic behaviors. Team members will participate in First Lego League competitions during the year. There is a $75 participation fee.

    Applications are available in April to form next year's team.  This club accepts rising 4th and 5th graders.

  • PE Club

    Soccerball, Football, shoes, baseball mitt and ball

    PE Club, Kevin Glausier, Sponsor

    Kevin Glausier

    Fourth and Fifth Grade Students

    Calling all fourth and fifth graders! Do you like to be active? If so, the PE Club might just be the club for you.  The PE Club will meet on Monday mornings from 7:15 - 7:45. Students should be dropped off at the front of the school no earlier than 7:00 & no later than 7:15. I will be in the front lobby at 6:50 to let students in. If more than 20 students sign up for the club, the fifth-grade students will get picked first. After that, it will go to the lottery system. PE Club is a chance for students to get together before school and play and get some good exercise. Come join Coach G in this SUPER COOL club! Below are the meeting dates.

    1st Semester Dates

    September 12th

    September 19th

    September 26th

    October 17th

    October 24th

    October 31st

    November 14th

    2nd Semester Dates

    January 23rd

    January 30th

    February 13th

    February 27th

    March 13th

    March 20th

    March 27th

  • Peer Helpers

    Two hands with text saying Helping Hands.

    Peer Helpers, Kellie Hinesley, Sponsor

    Kellie Hinesley

    This program is designed for 5th grade students to assist younger students in certain areas, academically and/or socially. They assist younger students with reading or math, while also serving as Fort Daniel role models. The program provides 5th students the opportunities to develop leadership skills and allows younger students to make a connection with older peers throughout the building.

  • Reader's Rally

    Books and Readers Rally Text

    Reader's Rally, Beth Martinez, Sponsor

    Beth Martinez

    Fifth Grade Students

    This is a club for fifth grade students that love to read and are competitive!  We read from a list of 15 books given to us by GCPS Readers Rally committee, then in January we compete to decide upon the ten students that will represent Fort Daniel at the county competition.  Readers Rally is a quiz bowl type of competition where questions will be asked from each of the 15 books. Applications will be given out to fifth graders the first week of school and are due by the end of the second week.  The club meets during the 5th grade lunch and recess time, so students must be willing to give up one of their recess times.  We meet weekly from August through February, with two after school practice sessions for the students going to the county competition.  

  • Running Club

    Cartoon girl running

    Running Club, Jennifer Hicks and Lindsay Park, Sponsors

    Jennifer Hicks

    Lindsay Park

    Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Students

    The purpose of the Running Club is to provide students in grades 3-5 with opportunities to experience and explore a love of running and physical activity. Students will work on increasing their time, mileage, and/or endurance. Students will be able to log miles they complete with family members on non-practice days. We will celebrate the accomplishments of club members at each practice.

    We will work toward completing an optional 5K in October. 

  • Student Council

    Shield with the text School Council

    Student Council, Kellie Hinesley, Sponsor

    Kellie Hinesley

    Student representatives are elected by each fourth and fifth grade class to participate in the Student Council. The Student Council assists and promotes school-wide activities. Student council members are able to be the voice for their peers and collaborate on projects for the betterment of the school. Participation in Student Council promotes the development of skills in communication, teamwork, and leadership.The members will also help with Safety Patrol.

Art Club students working on homemade books.
  • Team with trophies