Activities/Clubs


Club registration for the 18-19 school year closed on Fri. Sept. 7. Guardians will receive additional information from the club leader regarding the acceptance/logistics of each club. Club Name: Art Club

Description: Art Club offers a hands-on opportunity for students of all grade levels to pursue creative interests outside of the typical art classroom. Students explore a variety of two-dimensional as well as three-dimensional media.

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th- Art Club meets in grade level sessions. There will be two sessions for each grade level.

Enrollment Limit: No limit

Cost: $10.00- In order to sign up for Art Club, we must receive your supply fee. Fee should be sent into school with the child’s name and homeroom. Cash or check made out to IHES is accepted. Please send in art fee before the start of the session.

Dates and Days of the Week: Tuesdays after school until 4:30 pm

Location: Art Room- Room 142

Instructor: Marcia Tuznik- Art Teacher

Registration Link:


Club Name: Choir

Description: Choir is a non-auditioned group whose focus is on singing and movement with performance opportunities. Each grade level has a choir that students commit to for the entire school year. Choirs have 2 evening performances throughout the school year and 2-3 during school hours. Students will need parental transportation to participate in choir. If you sign your student up for choir, a detailed welcome letter will be sent by email, a week after sign-ups close.

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Enrollment Limit: No limit

Cost: $0.00

Dates and Days of the Week:

3rd Grade Choir- Mondays after school until 4:30 pm, starting Sept. 24th

5th Grade Choir- Tuesdays at 8:00 am, starting Sept. 26th

4th Grade Choir- Fridays at 8:00 am, starting Sept. 28th

Location: Multi-Purpose Room

Instructor: Alice Bohn- IHES Vocal/Choral Music Specialist

Registration Link:


Club Name: Cincinnati Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA)

Description: Cincinnati Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) is pleased to offer classes at IHES.

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

www.cincinnatiapa.org 


Club Name: Girls on the Run

Description: Girls on the Run is a program that encourages girls to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others. GOTR uses a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Grades: 4th and 5th

Enrollment Limit: 15 total girls and selection will be based on a lottery system performed by GOTR

Cost: $160 and financial assistance is available.

Dates and Days of the Week: Practices begin the week of Sept. 11 and will be held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:40-5:15 pm. Program ends with a 5K on Nov. 17. Registration will be open Aug. 20-29. Guardians can access the registration link listed below or via www.gotrcincinnati.org under "Register Now" and then "Program." On August 31, if more than 15 girls apply, we will run the lottery and inform guardians whether or not their daughters are accepted.

Location: IHES Multi-Purpose Room

Instructor: Kelly Lanphear kellielanphear@gmail.com

Registration Link:


Club Name: Kids Who Care

Description: Kids Who Care is a service organization that performs various projects throughout the year to help out those in need in our local community and sometimes beyond.

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Enrollment Limit: Multiple groups will be formed based on enrollment numbers and a lottery system if necessary.

Cost: $0.00

Dates and Days of the Week: Each group typically meets 4 times throughout the year (October-May) before school on Fridays. Placement information and specific meeting dates will be sent home.

Location: Room 222

Instructors: Avery Lewis- 3rd grade teacher and Heather Rise- 4th grade teacher

Registration Link:


Club Name: Maker Maniacs

Description: Maker Maniacs allows students multiple opportunities to tinker, explore, and create projects in the iLab. Students will be able to use the 3D printers, Cricut Cutter, ipads, poster maker, recyclables, and other software.

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th Maker Maniacs meets in grade level sessions. There will be two sessions for each grade level (Fall and Spring).

Enrollment Limit: Multiple groups will be formed based on enrollment numbers and a lottery system if necessary. Students who do not make it into the club will be placed on a waiting list and will have priority the following year. Please indicate whether fall semester or spring semester is your first preference.

Cost: $0.00

Dates and Days of the Week: Fall Session-Wednesday mornings before school Spring Session- Wednesday mornings before school

Location: Lab 117

Instructors: Jackie O’Brien- Technology Specialist and Jen Bammerlin- 3rd Grade Teacher

Registration Link:


Club Name: Science Club

Description: Science Club is designed to emphasize the wonder and exhilaration of science through a collection of hands-on activities. There are clubs for each grade level, so there’s something new each year. Some of our main topics of discovery include: the scientific method, cause and effect relationships, buoyancy, states of matter, graphing, friction, gravity, and density.

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Enrollment Limit: Multiple groups will be formed based on enrollment numbers and a lottery system if necessary.

Cost: $0.00

Dates and Days of the Week: Wednesdays or Fridays before school based on the assigned group. Placement information and specific meeting dates will be sent home. Please indicate whether fall semester or spring semester is your first preference.

Location: Room 104

Instructor: John Sommer- 5th Grade Teacher

Registration Link:


Club Name: Yoga Club

Description: Yoga Club will improve strength, flexibility and coordination through fun and challenging poses in a non-competitive, welcoming environment. Students will learn breathing exercises and relaxation postures to calm the body and mind. Students will show kindness towards themselves and others and focus on a positive self-image through exercise. This club meets after school in 4 week sessions. Children should bring a mat (which we can store at school for the session) and wear comfortable clothing.  Mats can be purchased at Target, TJ Maxx and Dicks Sporting Goods.

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Enrollment Limit: Multiple groups will be formed based on enrollment numbers and a lottery system if necessary. Please indicate fall semester, spring semester or BOTH.

Cost: $0.00

Dates and Days of the Week: Meets after school on Wednesdays in 4 week sessions and more information will be sent out with particular session dates.

Location: Multi-Purpose Room

Instructor: Lucy Pavlick-Media Assistant Registration Link:

Club Name: Chess Club

Description: This club welcomes students with all skill levels, from the novice to the advanced player. Throughout the span of chess club, there will be a series of demonstrations and friendly competitions to help develop the skills needed to excel at the game. In addition to the practical applications of play, students will also get to exercise their creative brains in the making of their own chess board and the pieces. I look forward to seeing you all at the first meeting of chess club!

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Enrollment Limit: Please indicate whether fall semester or spring semester is your first preference. 24 students/session

Cost: $0.00

Dates and Days of the Week: Wednesdays after school for 6 weeks Session 1: Nov. 7, 14, 28 and Dec. 5, 12, 19 Session 2: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6

Location: Room 143 (Mr. Gries’s art room)

Instructor: Todd Gries- Art Teacher Registration Link: