Enrichment Activities & Clubs

Spring run

To create meaningful school experiences, Adams School provides weekly music, art and P.E. classes and programs including art exhibits, the Adams Choir, and a Marimba Band. Pairing with our music, Art and P.E. classes, we offer many extracurricular opportunities for students including the school garden club, elementary strings classes, Adams in Motion (AIM), Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB), fifth grade mentor program, and crossing guards.

Adams In Motion (A.I.M.)

Have fun with your friends and stay healthy while running the A.I.M. track. Students earn incentives for running miles. All Adams kids are invited to run or walk or skip the 0.2 mile path in our field. Every 5 laps is a mile. Every 50 laps fills up a punch card and is a 10 mile achievement. Each 10 mile “milestone” means a child receives a ribbon, gets to wear a running medal for the day, and has her/his name on the school’s wall of fame.

In addition, there are special awards along the way:

  • 20 miles: an AIM medal to keep
  • 30 miles: a t-shirt
  • 50 miles: an AIM 50 mile medal to keep
  • 100 miles: an AIM 100 mile hat or 100 mile t-shirt
  • 100+ miles: the coveted stud award!

Students run the track in the field behind the playground during morning recess on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

  • We invite you to come READ with us! The Oregon Battle of the Books is a voluntary statewide program for reading motivation and comprehension sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Library Services.  It’s goals are to encourage reading for enjoyment, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote cooperative learning! Sixteen books are hand selected and voted on for students to read. Teams then go to battle answering trivia questions on the books they’ve read, answering “In Which Book?” and “Content” questions. Each school sends their winning team to compete in a regional tournament. Our very own Reading Raccoons represented Adams last year at state. Their plaque is currently on display in the library.
    OBOB runs October through March and is a commitment. Team practice meetings are held once a week during lunch. Any 4th or 5th grader can participate and create teams of up to 5 members (4 battle at a time with one alternate). Students can also sign up individually and will be put on a team. Third Graders this year can participate as an intro to OBOB – reading a reduced number of books and competing at their grade level. 
    OBOB will be introduced to classes during Library in early October and permission slips will be coming home, if your child chooses to participate. We are always looking for volunteers to help coach and moderate battles. Time commitment is about an hour a week. Contact Lindsey Swensen Lindseybswensen@yahoo.com if you’d like to get involved in this AMAZING reading program!

Garden Club

Help maintain Adams School’s fruit and vegetable garden! The garden club meets in the fall and in the spring on Thursdays, after school until 3:30pm. Club is open to 2nd grade students and older. Look for flyers sent home before sessions begin. No cost.

Choir and Marimba

Music is an important aspect of education. Our music teacher provides after school Choir and Marimba opportunities. These opportunities are available to 3rd through 5th grade. Meeting times are as follows:

Marimba -Mondays 2:35-3:15

Transportation is not provided for these opportunities and must be arranged by parents or guardians. There is a fee for these clubs. Scholarships are available.