FFEA or Florida Future Educators
of America is an exciting and welcoming club for 4th and 5th
grade students. Club members receive
information about careers in education and participate in experiences that
develop the qualities and skills essential for successful teaching and
leadership. Some of these experiences
include collecting food and supplies for a local pet rescue, interviewing teachers, planting a garden, participating in a community
clean-up, and celebrating teachers during teacher appreciation week. Members will prepare for our end-of-year
conference by creating an FFEA display board, organizing a spirit song and dance routine, composing an
essay, and making a scrap book. See Ms. Schaible or Mrs. Simon, club sponsors, for more information. Club meetings are typically held on Thursday afternoons. The 2018-2019 meeting dates are as follows: September 27, October 4, October 18, November 1, November 15, November 29, December 6, January 10, January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7, March 28, April 11, April 25 and May 9. Other special events include the DeLand Christmas Parade, the Deland Dog Parade and a District Conference at DeLand High School.
National Elementary Honors Society
National Elementary Honor Society is a service club that offers the chance to our students to give back to their school and community. Hosted by monthly meetings, the club strives to make as much of an impact on those around them as it does to the current and past members. Long running traditions are collecting food for those less fortunate, and cleaning up the St. Johns River. Requirements to be in the club are tough, students need to hold at least a 3.5 GPA and also have all 1's in conduct with their teachers. Those that are NEHS members know they are setting an example for everyone at the school in order to participate and shape themselves for the future that lies ahead for all of us. National Elementary Honor Society
Before school each day, the GME Media Center runs the morning News Show. Student duties include technology skills, such as working with an iMovie or running the news show, as well as responsibilities like reporting the announcements in a timely and accurate manner. Students on the news crew report live to the entire school at 7:55am daily. News crew members are elected by teacher recommendation and are primarily fifth grade students. Interested students should visit Mrs. Adkins, the News Team sponsor.
Patrol students have the duty and responsibility of serving the school and its
members. They encourage students to
observe safety rules at all times. The patrols are assigned a post in the
morning and in the afternoon. On post
they must politely remind students of school safety expectations and help
enforce all rules and regulations fairly.
To maintain their status as a Safety Patrol member they must maintain
satisfactory grades in all classes and have no discipline issues. They serve for the entire school year and
each patrol is a student role model of appropriate and safe behavior.