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.
Leadership Club was developed at George Marks over 17 years ago
by Mrs. Maddox in an effort to give more 5th graders an opportunity to
demonstrate their leadership skills. Unlike Student Council, where 2
students are selected by their classmates to represent their class for the
school year, Leadership Club changes each 9 week period and allows any
interested 5th grader to apply. Ten to twelve students are chosen based
on grades, attendance, and behavior from the previous 9 weeks. Grades of
a C or better are required as are no more than 3 absences and tardies and
no discipline or bus referrals. If a student does not meet the
requirements for a 9 week period, their application is held and reviewed at the
end of each 9 weeks for possible inclusion in future club sessions.
Activities of Leadership Club include: making posters, counting and delivering
flyers to classrooms, choosing the theme for Red Ribbon Week, decorating the
school for Red Ribbon Week, collecting food and toys during the holidays for
families in need, acting as teacher assistants, media assistants, peer tutors,
and campus greeters and classroom assistants during Kindergarten
Students should see Mrs. Maddox to get an application for Leadership Club.
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.
EarlyAct Club is a school service club for students in grades 3, 4 and 5, sponsored by the Deland Rotary. The mission of the club is to provide students the opportunity to increase awareness and knowledge of their community and their world. In the 2015-2016 school year, EarlyAct sold bracelets and decorated the school in colorful footprints to remind students and staff to think positive thoughts. Interested students should contact Mrs. Fogle or Mrs. Hall, the club sponsors.
Bulldog Beats is an extra-curricular musical ensemble made up of 3th, 4th and 5th grade students. The focus of this group is to showcase students singing, dancing and playing instruments. Students can expect to play recorders, Orff instruments and a variety of percussion instruments. The group presents a Winter Program every December. Bulldog Beats meets during the Fall semester on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:00 in the Music room.
The GME Drama Club is open to any 3rd, 4th or 5th grade student that shows an interest in the dramatic arts. Interested students must be willing to sing, dance and act on stage. This group presents the annual Spring Musical in May. Rehearsals are Mondays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:15 in the Music Room.
Each year, grades K-2 present special mini-performances. Kindergarten: Thanksgiving Program1st Grade: Delightful Desserts for Marvelous Moms2nd Grade: TBA
American Girl Club is open to all third and fourth grade girls interested in taking part in a book club about the American Girl series. During the 2015-2016 school year, students will read Meet Samantha, An American Girl as well as Grace, Saige and Isabella. The club meets once a month on Wednesdays from 1:15 to 2:15, beginning October 14th. In order to participate, students must provide a copy of the book. Interested students should visit Mrs. Rosekelly, the American Girl Club sponsor.