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Activities

Don’t underestimate the importance of having fun participating in school activities. Some of the best times and memories students have are the experiences of belonging to a club or participating in an after school activity. Clubs and activities are important to join just for the enjoyment that they will bring to most students, but they also allow the students to more easily make friends because the groups are small and they get to be themselves!

Clubs and activities provide students with many positive experiences that help them to become well-rounded individuals who are ready for college or the workplace. It helps students to become active in their school and to feel a connection the school and to others. It provides a sense of pride and school spirit and it is a positive influence on our youth today.

There is something for everyone! Get involved!

When: Every other Monday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Where: Hening Library

Who: Open to third through fifth grades

What: Our Hening Chess Club is sponsored by Ms. Sennewald, one of our fifth grade CBG Academy teachers. Children do not have to come to the club knowing how to play the game; they are taught the basics and are paired accordingly. Every year, 30-40 students join the Hening Chess Club.

Students meet in the hall outside of the library immediately upon their dismissal from school. They should bring a healthy snack to enjoy before entering the library.

Parents are required to fill out a permission slip with their contact and emergency pick up information. A sign-out sheet is used during the first few meetings. Parents should be prompt in picking up their child at 5:00.

We would love to have more parent volunteers to help with our chess club. If you are interested, please contact Susan_Sennewald@ccpsnet.net or call the school at 743-3655.

Here at Hening our Steam Club prepares teams to compete in the annual Chesterfield County Steammania competition. Any K-5 elementary student who is interested in the county competition team can apply and have their name submitted for a drawing to be part of the Steam Club. The event is designed for teams of students to showcase their knowledge, expertise, and interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) against other schools in Chesterfield County. If a student is selected to be on the team, he/she is required to attend up to 5 after school practices to prepare for the competition.

Student Leadership Council 2019-2020

The purpose of the SCA is to develop good citizenship in each individual member and to provide opportunities to serve the school and community. All students are members of the student government. The Council is comprised of students elected from grades three through five.

The SCA has sponsored a variety of activities; some have benefited people and organizations with special needs and some events were just for fun. The students continue to demonstrate many wonderful ideas that enhance the school program.

Student Leadership Association – What You’ve Been Elected to Do…

  • Being a Class Representative
  • Discussing with your classmates and other students about how to make our school better for student learning
  • Being a part of a school council/association that brainstorms ideas for helping our school and community, and then being a part of planning and implementing the idea
  • Going to buddy classes to update them about what the student leadership association is doing for our school and how they may be involved.
  • Modeling PRIDE to everyone in the school.

Meetings are held after school in January, February, and March on Thursdays from 4-5 p.m.

Robotics Team members are chosen by coaches and sponsors to compete in the CCPS Robotics Competition being held on March 7th at Clover Hill High School.

Those chosen make up four teams with four students per team, two teams (grades 2/3 and grades 4/5) that work with the Dash Robot and two teams (grades 2/3 and grades 4/5) that work with Sphero.

Teams code and control the robots to follow their directions and complete various challenges.

Hening Chorus description: before-school activity (8:30-9:00) one morning a week from October to May for students in fourth and fifth grades who love to sing

Skills introduced in rehearsal:

  • vocal warm-ups
  • reading music (notation and rhythms)
  • learning simple harmony through partner songs and/or rounds
  • learning songs from different genres of music, sometimes in different languages
  • performance etiquette

Performance Opportunities:

Winter: December Holiday Concert
Spring: Pyramid Concert at Meadowbrook HS

Permission form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RvhN82VeknoN3txnEGl7vD4PJFDeAVfVS-DzT5FK2tI/edit?usp=sharing

Hening’s Run Club meets during the fall and spring in preparation for two community races. This club is offered for students in grades three through five. Students may either attend a morning run club or afternoon. Practice normally begins about six weeks prior to the race. Schedules and options vary during the year.

Battle of the Books is a year long program.

Battle of the Books (BOB) is a school reading competition for fifth graders only. Each member reads from a selection of 10 books and as a team will answer questions about the books. Ten Summer titles are released at the beginning of the summer. Another ten titles will be released at the beginning of the school year. Further directions about quizzes will be posted on a Google Classroom for you. You’ll get an invite when you signup.

BOB Brochure

https://docs.google.com/a/ccpsnet.net/viewera=v&pid=sites&srcid=Y2Nwc25ldC5uZXR8aG5lc3xneDo3NWFmMTcxMmYxYTFjMjQz