Boys & Girls Club
Boys & Girls Club of Tahlequah continues to positively impact the lives of its members. The Club is a safe place for students to go before and after school.
Robotics at Cherokee B&G Club has been in full swing. Running Club and Computer Club are very popular among members. These clubs provide opportunities for our students to grow not just physically but is enabling them to prepare for the future. As always, Cherokee Elementary is looking to the community for assistance to provide even more opportunities for our students.
Greenwood B&G Club has also had a fabulous start! They serve kindergarten through fifth grade students. They currently have about 217 members participating in B&GC on a daily basis. Students begin each day with a healthy snack from the cafeteria. Next, they go in to the classroom for Power Hour, which is where they complete homework and other educational activities. For the final thirty minutes, students are participating in a variety of activities such as Physical Education activities, outside play, board games, or arts and crafts. In addition to these activities, they also have volunteers who come in to work with students on a variety of art mediums, learning to play the guitar, crocheting, and dance. They will begin working with the Cherokee Challenge Bowl teams soon. Their robotics teams have been working diligently with creating their robots and using their problem solving skills to make adjustments.
Heritage B&G Club’s average daily attendance is 230. Each day, every student that checks in at the Club is offered a nutritious snack and has the opportunity to participate in Power Hour. During Power Hour the students have help from mentors to complete classroom homework. They also have specialized tutor who works with our students who have an ELL background. This ELL tutor works with the students in a small group setting to help meet their academic needs. After Power Hour, the students rotate through Club choices such as recreation with Coach Medlock, Club Tech (academic software) or other activities planned by their group leaders. Their 4th and 5th grade competitive Robotics Teams have been working on building their robots for the upcoming competitions. They are partnering with Northeastern State University students who are members of the Native American Student Association on the Cherokee Promise Scholarship. These members are volunteering to help get our Cherokee Challenge Bowl teams chosen to begin preparing them for competition. Our high school and college mentors work with their Club kids daily helping them in areas such as character and citizenship, academic success and choosing healthy lifestyles.
Tahlequah Middle School Boys & Girls Club is continuing to be a positive place for its members. They have 246 students enrolled with a daily attendance of 110 members. The members can get help with their homework in Power Hour, eat a healthy snack and participate in different enrichment activities. The robotics program has begun and hopes to continue their success in future competitions.
Tahlequah High School Boys & Girls Club provides before and after school tutoring, a credit recovery program through OdysseyWare Online and opportunities for fun and fellowship. Tahlequah High School Boys & Girls Club is definitely a great place to meet and make new friends!
All clubs provide tutoring in small groups with certified teachers to assist students with needs in specific academic areas. This individual tutoring provides an essential intervention for struggling students at all schools except Sequoyah Elementary.
Watch for news about the Boys & Girls Club Basketball League that will begin in January. Please contact Dennis Kelley at 918-456-6888 for more information.
We are very excited and looking forward to seeing what next semester will bring!