The teachers and staff of Pine Street School work hard to offer our students many options for ways to be involved at school and make a difference in our local community. The following is a list of the various clubs and organizations we sponsor and support.
Our student council serves as “The voice of the students,” and is a service oriented organization open to fourth and fifth grade students. Our student council members are active supporters of The Spartanburg Humane Society, Mobile Meals, The Second Presbyterian Soup Kitchen, Relay for Life and many other projects community organizations. Students also give their time and talents to various school beautification projects as well as running our school store.
- Who: 4th and 5th Grade Students - Elected by homeroom classes or 3rd -5th grade "general election"
- What: Service Organization and Student Leadership
- When: Meetings are generally on Tuesdays - 2:35 to 3:00
- Where: Room 220 (Mrs. Hoffman's Room)
For more information about Student Council, contact Erin Davis
The Pine Street School Walking Club is designed for children Kindergarten through 2nd grade. The program offers an opportunity to meet once a week with fellow classmates to increase fitness awareness, build self-esteem, self discipline and good fellowship. The club meets every Wednesday form 2:30 - 3:00 in the gym and we walk on the school track. Each week our goal is to walk 1 mile and to encourage others to do the same. Come join us on Wednesdays for fitness and fun!
- Who: Kindergarten through 2nd Grade Students
- What: Walking to gain milage and Health
- When: Wednesdays After School - 2:35 to 3:00
- Where: PSS Gym (We walk INSIDE if weather is "bad")
For more information about Walking Club, please contact Joyce Morrow
Walking and Wheeling Wednesdays - W3
Our W3 program was started in 2009 as part of the Safe Routes To School grant money we received from the state transportation department. This wildly successful program has made a huge impact on our students and parents. Students are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes from home or any of our “Park and Walk” sites. Bus riders may participate by taking one lap around the track after they finish breakfast. Prizes are awarded each week as participants register in the Boyd St. lobby - - Students must sign in and still get to class on time...Please plan ahead!
- Who: ALL PSS Students
- What: Walk to School on specific Wednesdays and sign in - in the Boyd Street Lobby (Parents CAN come into the lobby for W3 if your student needs help)
- When: Most Wednesdays from October to April - See Friday Forecast for weekly information
- Where: Sign in when you get to school in the Boyd Street Lobby - - Students must sign in and still get to class on time!
For more information about Walking and Wheeling Wednesdays, please contact Joyce Morrow
Archery Club is for 3rd-5th graders, The club meets on Mondays for for returning club members, and on Tuesdays for new club members. The club is limited to 20 participants each day. It will begin the week of Oct. 14th and conclude the last week of February with a tournament against Drayton Mills.
- Who: 4th and 5th Graders (Limit of 15)
- What: Archery Club
- When: Mondays and Tuesdays
- Where: PSS Gym!
For more information about Archery Club, please contact Todd Seagle
Kids, Inc. is a chorus opportunity for second and third grade students. We meet weekly on Tuesdays at 7:10am. Sign-ups take place at the beginning of each year. Being a member of Kids, Inc. is a year long commitment in which we perform for several programs including: Veteran’s Day, Christmas, Black History Program, and the School Play.
- Who: 2nd and 3rd Grade Students
- What: Kids Inc. Singers - Choir
- When: Tuesday Mornings - We Meet at 7:10AM
- Where: Room 50 (Mrs. King's Room)
For more information about Archery Club, please contact Jessica King
The Pine Street Singers is our school chorus for fourth and fifth grades. This group will sing at various events at school as well as in the community. This choir meets on Thursday mornings from 7:10 to 7:40. Students will have a solid – and fun – choral experience that hopefully will instill a love of performing and singing in your student that lasts a lifetime!
- Who: 4th and 5th Grade Students
- What: Chorus
- When: Thursday Mornings - We meet at 7:10AM
- Where: Room 54 - Mrs. Patterson's Room
For more information about PSS Singers, or to learn more about our music program, Contact Lori Patterson
Dance Ensemble is a group made up of students in Grades 4 and 5th who are interested in additional performance opportunities outside of the weekly in-school dance class. The students audition in the fall and participate in weekly, hour-long modern dance technique classes. The students are often invited to perform at special events both on and off campus.
- Who: 4th and 5th Grade Students
- What: Dance in programs at school and attend performances outside of school
- When: Thursdays after school. 2:35 - 3:3
- Where: Room 52 (Mrs. Woodham's Dance Studio)
For more information about Dance Ensemble, please contact Susan Woodham .
Good News Club
Currently over 3,400 weekly school-related Good News Clubs are held across the nation, reaching more than 119,000 students each week. Whether meeting off campus during school hours or on campus after school, these clubs provide opportunity for children in the public schools to hear the Gospel and learn truth from God’s Word.
- Who: Open to ALL PSS Students
- What: Good News with our friends at Morningside Baptist Church
- When: Thursdays after school - 2:35 - 3:45
- Where: Room 53 (Orchestra/Drama Classroom)
Girls On The Run
Pine Street School is proud to participate in this award-winning national program!!! Visit the GOTR website here to learn more about the program. Email Holly Lawson if you have specific questions about the PSS program.
- Who: Girls in Grades 3-5 (space is limited!)
- What: Running as well at Health/Wellness geared toward girls
- When: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:35 - 3:15
- Where: Room 110 - Mrs. Lawson's Classroom
The Pine Street Pantherettes are a cheerleading group for grades K-5th grade. They perform 3 times a year at different events around Spartanburg. The goal of the Pantherettes is to promote school spirit, increase self-confidence and learn basic cheer technique. There is a fee associated with this club. If you have any questions please contact Anne Wolfe- email@example.com.
- Who: Girls in Kindergarten - 5th Grade
- What: Cheerleading
- When: Practice on Friday's after school
- Where: Practice at St. John's Lutheran Church - Performances TBA (Mrs. Wolfe will let you know.)
Art club is set up for students who want to explore visual art and build on what we learn in class. We will work with drawing, painting, and sculpture. The members of art club will also help with various special projects throughout the year connecting to the school play and school beautification.
- Who: 4th and 5th Graders
- What: Art Club -
- When: Tuesday Afternoons - 2:35 - 3:20
- Where: Art Room 1 (Ms. Scott's Room)
For more information - Contact Sarah Kate Scott
PSS School Play
The play for the 2019-2020 school year is Willy Wonka, Jr. The show dates are: March 24th and March 26th. Tickets will be available for purchase both on-line and in person.
All students at Pine Street are invited to be a part of the play.
- Kindergarten and First Graders perform a song of their own on one of the show dates (both shows for the one date)
- Second and Third Graders involved in Kids, Inc. are in the chorus for the play. (all 4 performances)
- Students in Third through Fifth Grade are invited to audition for specific speaking/ singing roles; however, any student who auditions will have a part in the play. (All 4 performances)
Auditions will take place online in November, and call backs are scheduled for December.
Daily rehearsals will be both before and after school. Rehearsals will begin in January. A Production/Costume fee will be collected for all students who choose to participate in the play.
Please contact Jessica King for additional information about the play.
PINE STREET FACULTY BOOK CLUBS
The faculty book clubs or study groups are designed for teachers to read professional books (of their choosing) and discuss in small groups 2 to 4 times per year. Many of the books center around interests that the teachers indicated from surveys and are also chosen based on recommendations from teachers. The purpose of the clubs are to grow professionally and give teachers across grade levels an opportunity to share ideas and work cooperatively to enhance student learning. Susan Gilstrap