Smoky Row Drama Club was created for students who love to act, speak and sing. Drama provides students interested in developing their creative artistic ability the opportunity to shine on stage. This year, we produced the musical Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Mathematics Pentathlon is a K-7 grade program of engaging and interactive problem-solving games with supportive curricular and instructional activities and assessment tools that motivate ALL students to enjoy math and spend more time learning math. This program strengthens basic math concepts and skills, and stimulates creative thinking while developing problem-solving skills.
Smoky Row currently has three divisions of Math Pentathlon: K-1, 2-3 and 4-5.
The Smoky Row Orff Ensemble is an after-school group of fifth graders that meets once a week in the music room with Mr. Southard. They play musical pieces and add improvisation and movement. They perform six times throughout the year and take part in the Indiana Music Educators Association Orff Festival in March, where they have received Highly Advanced ratings each year that they have participated. In 2016, they were nationally recognized by the American Orff Schulwerk Association for their performance of an original composition.
Pups Running is an activity offered for fourth and fifth graders to generate an interest in running and fitness in an encouraging environment. With fall cross country and spring track seasons, there is a focus on developing positive character qualities in students as they train for and compete in running events.
Our SRE5 Broadcast Team is made up of fifth graders who keep Rockets up to date on everything, from important announcements all the way to the current weather. They read the daily announcements and run behind-the-scenes technology to provide up-to-date information about what is going on at Smoky Row.
Student Council is comprised of elected fourth and fifth grade students from each classroom. The group focuses on leadership and volunteerism at Smoky Row and in the community. All fundraising events organized by Student Council directly benefit places of need in Hamilton County.
The Kindness Crew consists of kind-hearted K-2nd graders seeking to be leaders by spreading kindness each morning, at recess and in the cafeteria. Our theme this year is “Kindness is a muscle; gotta use it every day.”
The New Student Mentors' mission is to welcome new students to SRE. We proactively greet students upon their arrival, take them on a tour of the building, check in with them at lunch and recess and host welcome events every semester. This leadership team is committed to helping all new rockets feel like part of our SRE family!
The Teacher Helpers Leadership Crew is here to support all staff at SRE! Our goal is to help teachers with small tasks and to be their “go-to students” when they need a helping hand. Our most popular request from teachers is helping to keep classrooms organized and tidy by sharpening pencils, cleaning desks and counter tops, as well as picking up trash and materials! The most important part of our job is that we are sneaky and fast! We get right to work so we can help as many teachers as we can! WE LOVE OUR SRE TEACHERS!
Upstanders are committed to helping students notice when peers are alone. We encourage student to start with hello. The upstanders have created buttons to wear, classroom door hangers and cards to share with their classmates. They are speaking to classes to share with younger peers what they have learned and to encourage students to include others and be kind!
Our Book Club members are enjoying reading great books! Each week at our club meeting, we check in on reading and have great discussions about the reading. We then do fun activities and crafts centered around the books to enrich our experience!
Students in Craft Club get creative with Mrs. David and Mrs. Vandegriff weekly to create many different crafts. This year, they've enjoyed making slime, finger painting, creating designs with perler beads, making cards and making finger puppets!
The Re-use And Re-Purpose On Purpose Club (RARPOP) meets after school to create usable items from previously used materials which would have ended up in a landfill.
We make items such as tissue paper flowers, colorful round rugs from old t-shirts, bird feeders from water bottles, gift boxes and ear bud holders from old medicine bottles and fidget kickers to go around the legs of desk chairs for students to bounce their feet on when they need movement! We also learned ways to make roses from cardboard egg cartons and gift card holders from file folders.
Our Math Bowl team represents SRE at the district-wide competition in February. Our scores are compared to other schools across the state to determine the statewide results! During the competition, teams of students work together to complete higher-level math problems in a timed environment.
In 2019, the team earned a second place finish during the February competition!
Our SRE Spell Bowl Team is comprised of fourth and fifth graders who represent our school at the district-wide competition in November. Our scores are compared to other schools across the state to determine the statewide results! Smoky Row won the District Championship, as well as the State Championship, three consecutive years: 2016-2018.