ART DECO: Students enhance their art skills through the use of a variety of mediums such as paint, watercolors, markers, color pencils and much more. Students will use their creativity and artistic talents to gain a better appreciation of the history of art.

ADVANCED STRINGS: The Advanced String Orchestra provides students with string experience in 4 th and 5th grades an opportunity to explore music by playing an ensemble. Many of our fifth grade students move on to award winning music magnet programs.

BEGINNING STRINGS: The beginning strings Orchestra offers students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade a chance to learn the violin, viola, or cello. WPE will supply an instrument and music. No prior string experience is necessary.

CHESS: Playing the game of Chess has proven to help students enhance their creativity, improve their power of concentration, develop and expand critical thinking skills and boost memory and retention.

GECKO CHORALE: The Whispering Pines Gecko Chorale provides students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade an opportunity to explore music by singing in the music ensemble.

GREEN THUMB GARDENERS: If you have a green thumb, then this is the right class for you! Students will gain knowledgeable facts and experience in growing and caring for plants and vegetables. Students will participate in outdoor activities and be responsible for planting, observing, carting and harvesting crops throughout the year.

GROOVY GECKOS: The Groovy Geckos display school spirit in all they do. Their creativity and love for school is evident at all times.

HEALTHY CHOICE CHEFS: The Healthy Choice Chefs class will allow children of all ages and abilities to explore their creativity and develop lifelong skills as they learn to make delicious foods and foster healthy eating habits. Students will be engaged in learning about healthy eating choices while enhancing fundamentals in Reading, Mathematics, Science and reasoning skills.

HOMEWORK HELP: Homework help will be provided by certified teachers to reinforce skills taught during the school day. A certified teacher will provide students with guidance and assistance to successfully complete homework assignments

SNAP SHOTS: Snap! Click! Smile! Students will enjoy creating and developing their own portfolio filled with memories to last a lifetime. Students will learn how to capture photos and bring those still moments to life.

TUTORING: Certified teachers will provide tutoring in Reading and Mathematics for students in 3rd, 4th and 5 th grade to reinforce skills taught in class and prepare students for standardized assessments.

WPKN: The Whispering Pines Kids Network