Clubs and Organizations at Simpson

  • Academic Games

    Academic Games

    Grades 4 and 5           Sponsor: Adrian Prather

    This is a game of creative mathematics where students in grades 4th and 5th solve math problems to become critical thinkers with an integration of math, science, and language arts. If interested, please email adrianprather@agloa.org for additional information.

    Day:  Monday                           Time: 7:30 - 8:20 AM

  • Art Club

    Art Club

    Grades: 4th and 5th (fall)             Sponsor: Jamie Aristizabal 

                  2nd and 3rd (spring)

    Students will explore a variety of studio processes including printmaking, weaving, and ceramics. Students will learn how to use art tools and materials in a meaningful, safe way to create personal works of art.

    Day: Thursdays       Time: 3:30-4:30 PM

  • Chess Club

    Chess Club

    Grades          Sponsor: Krystal Morgan with GASP!

    We are delighted to offer our families GASP!, Georgia After-School Program for the upcoming school year. GASP provides safe, fun & affordable after-school care M-F until 6:30 pm RIGHT AT OUR SCHOOL. Snacks, homework help, & non-stop fun activities are on the line-up. To register, visit www.GASP-ga.com or call 770-318-7848. There is a fee for this program.

    Day: Tuesdays       Time: 3:45-5:55 PM

  • First LEGO League Robotics- Starbots

    Starbots

    Grades 2 and 3            Sponsor: Kathryn Arnold

    Explore Team: In First Lego League (FLL) Robotics, students learn about computer coding, robot assembly and operation, and learn to solve a real world problem while competing against teams from other schools. Students present different aspects of their solution at competition and compete in a robot challenge based on the problem they are solving.

    Day: Tuesdays in January- March        Time: Tuesday 3:50-5:00pm

  • First LEGO League- Robostars

    Robostars

    Grade 4-5           Sponsor: Kathryn Arnold and Karen DeBardelaben

    There are 2 different teams!!! Challenge Team: In First Lego League (FLL) Robotics, students learn about computer coding, robot assembly and operation, and learn to solve a real world problem while competing against teams from other schools. Students present different aspects of their solution at competition and compete in a robot challenge based on the problem they are solving.

    Day: Mondays & Wednesdays, September-December  Time: 3:50-5:00 PM

  • Good News Club

    Good News Club

    Grades 2-5        Sponsor: Cathy Hicks

    Good News Club is a free after-school Christian Club complete with snacks, games, Bible Stories, music, and fun! We will meet on Monday afternoons from 3:00-4:30 in the media center. Register your child online at www.goodnewsclubgwinnett.org.

    Day: Mondays beginning in October        Time: 3:45 - 5:00 PM

  • News Crew

    News Crew

    Grade 5          Sponsor: Monica Dierkes and Kathryn Arnold

    5th grade students will rotate through various broadcast roles for the length of one month. Students will be chosen in groups of 5.

    Day: daily       Time: 8:40-9:00 AM

  • Odyssey of the Mind

    Odyssey of the Mind

    Grades         Sponsor: Lauren Hall

    OM brings the classroom to life as students apply what they learn and combine it with their interests and passions to solve our unique open-ended problems. OM also emphasizes teamwork, budgeting, time management, public speaking, and so much more.

    Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays      Time: 4:00

  • PE Club

    PE Club

    Grades 4 and 5           Sponsor: Kevin Halron

    Students will learn and participate in track and field events including the mile run. Students will be expected to participate in the end of year track meet at Norcross High School. Students will compete against other Norcross area elementary schools.

    Day: Tuesdays    Time: 7:50-8:20 AM

  • Peer Leaders

    Peer Leaders

    Grade 5          Sponsor: Sheri Terry

    Peer Leaders in grade 5 help to guide younger students toward academic press and positive community in their role of supporters, peer mentors, and role models. Some responsibilities include PBIS Store support and helping to raise the flag and take it down each afternoon.  

    Day: bi-monthly on Wednesdays        Time: during lunch

  • Reader's Rally

    Reader's Rally

    Grades 4 and 5           Sponsor: Taylor Cook, Monica Dierkes, and Gayle Dingler

     The Gwinnett Readers Rally is a quiz bowl-style competition for students in grades 4 – 12. Students read books from a predetermined list and answer questions about those books. Each Gwinnett County school may send one team of up to 10 players to the Readers Rally. For the 2023-2024 school year, there were 87 teams that participated in the annual county-wide competition at Peachtree Ridge High School. The Gwinnett County Readers Rally Competition is typically held the third weekend in February each year.

    Day: Wednesdays         Time: 7:30-8:15

  • Recycling Club

    Recycling Club

    Grade 4            Sponsor: Kathryn Arnold

    The Recycling Club is comprised of 4th grade students who wish to help our environment through recycling. Students will collect paper recycling every Friday morning during morning arrival. Six 5th grade students who were part of the team last year serve as captains to help manage each of the 6 zones.

    Day: Fridays          Time: 8:20-8:50

  • Safety Patrol

    Safety Patrol

    Grade 5             Sponsor: Chadd Stern and Jose Rivera

    Safety Patrols take the Kindergarten and First grade students to their buses in the afternoon during dismissal. Each Safety Patrol wears a green belt. Safety Patrols will meet each month with Mr. Riveraa and Mr. Stern, or as needed. 

    Day: Mon-Fri         Time: 8:55 AM and 3:20-3:50 PM

  • Simpson Singers

    Simpson Singers

    Grades 5             Sponsor: Meaghan Curry

    Simpson Singers is available to any 5th grade student who enjoys singing and making music. We will explore music primarily through singing and movement-based activities to prepare for two concerts during the year. Simpson Singers will be joined by all 5th graders to sing the National Anthem at a professional sports event in the Spring.

    Please visit the Simpson Singers website for more information! 

    Day:  Wednesdays     Time: 7:45-8:40

  • Spanish

    Spanish

    Grades 4-5             Sponsor: Jose Rivera

    The Spanish Club's mission is to promote awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Spanish-speaking countries around the world, their language, music, arts and food. Students will learn different styles of music and play instruments, they will learn about different types of food, dances, and art from Spanish-speaking countries. 

    Day: Last Tuesday of every month           Time: 7:45-8:15

  • Story Craft Book Club

    Story Craft Book Club

    Grades 3 and 4           Sponsor: Monica Dierkes

    Students meet one Friday per month to discuss a suggested book. Students will also serve at Library Committee members and preview new books to the media center. Activites may include crafts, readers theater, and book duscussions.

    Day: Fridays once a month         Time: 8:00-8:40