- Art Club
- Bookworm Buddies
- Garden Club
- Green Team
- Math Bowl
- Orff Ensemble
- Pups Running
- Spell Bowl Team
- Robotics Team
- WBE Live Broadcast Team
5th Grade Art Club: This year's theme will be pottery! Art Club will be held during our spring semester. Times and days to be announced later. All club members will have an opportunity to use the pottery wheel and slab roller.
Contact: Scott Barajas
Bookworm Buddies is a reading club available to 3rd grade students! The reading club is an organization to promote the joy of reading. Students are provided with a place to get cozy with a book and read with friends at WBE. Students will enjoy a picture book shared by a 3rd Grade teacher and then find a comfy spot to read! Get your 20 minutes of reading homework completed at school! Students can bring books that you are reading, a pillow/blanket, and a stuffed animal.
Contact: Michelle Hewitt
The Woodbrook choir performs for staff and families as well as at several community events.
Contact: Lindsey Ratner
Our Woodbrook Garden Club started about 13 years ago when our PTO gave Mrs. Jackson's homeroom class money to get started. Since then, we have been planting throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Who is a part of Garden Club? This year we have about 20 fifth graders on our Garden Club roster, and we have had some fourth graders help when needed.
Mrs. Jackson will invite fourth graders through a Sign Up Genius link to get a garden club experience or two this spring. When do we meet? Garden Club currently meets after school on Tuesdays from 2:35-3:30. Fifth grade gardeners are divided into two different groups and garden every other week into the first of November. We will take a winter break and pick back up near the end of March. Then we will garden until the end of the school year.
During the summer months, Mrs. Jackson hosts open garden nights once a week for incoming and outgoing fifth graders and family members.
What do we grow? Cold weather plants- spinach, lettuce, kale, sugar snap peas, radishes, and onions. Spring-summer plants- tomatoes, pumpkins, watermelon, potatoes, peppers, beans, carrots, basil, rosemary, oregano, and mint.
We also maintain Tyler's garden by planting annuals, flower bulbs and perennials.
Jack Ziegele, an Eagle Scout, is refurbishing the garden beds using cedar planks and adding a new raised bed. He is also repainting the garden sign.
Contact: Joan Jackson
Woodbrook's Green Team is made up of 5th graders who are passionate about recycling, want to help the earth, and make a difference at our school and in our community. Some sample activities include: Trick-or-Trash candy wrapper recycling through Rubicon, holiday lights recycling drive, and smaller recycling projects like bird feeders, planters, sun catchers, etc.
Contact: Mary Hoover
MATH Bowl is a fun way for fourth and fifth graders to sharpen and practice their math skills. This year the competition will be held on April 11th.
The competition will be made up of four rounds with a maximum of five different team members competing in each round. Each round shall consist of eight multiple-choice questions, varying in difficulty. The competition will be based on The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics publication Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics. This includes thirteen curriculum standards. Any student enrolled in grades 4-6 is eligible to compete on that school’s team. Schools may select their teams in any manner and with any additional criteria they choose.
Contact: Betsy Haberfield
Pup 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.
The cost to participate is $20 (with a school-specific t-shirt) or $13 (without a school-specific t-shirt). The season includes three meets. Each runner will have the opportunity to run a 2K race during the fall season and a 100 meter and 400 meter dash during the spring season at each meet.
PUPS Running Practice: Woodbrook practices take place after school until 3:30pm: 8/31, 9/7, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26
PUPS Fall Cross Country Meets: Meets take place at 5:30pm at Northview Church (9/14, 9/21, 9/28)
Spell Bowl Team
The Woodbrook 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!
Contact: Lee Ann Wischmeyer
The Woodbrook Robotics Team is a competitive offering for fifth students interested in constructing, creating, and coding robots and robotic components. The team focuses on creativity, team building, and complex problem solving. Robotics competitions occur throughout Indiana against other Indiana schools.
Who Can Participate?
While tryouts are open to all 4th grade students in the Spring, the number of students that make up the final team of 5th graders will be between 8 and 12 students. Discussion about the robotics team begins with 4th grade students in January and announcements regarding tryout dates begin soon after Spring Break of that same year via CANVAS announcements, School Messenger, hallways signs, and WBELive announcements. Initial tryouts occur in May of 4th grade and final tryouts begin soon after school begins in August of 5th grade. Final Team placement is announced in the early weeks of 5th grade.
2022-23 Competition Dates:
Saturday, November 5, 2022… 7:00am to 4:00pm in Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, January 14, 2023… 7:00am to 4:00pm in Noblesville, IN
Saturday, February 5, 2023… 7:00am to 4:00pm in Zionsville, IN
When Does the Team Meet?
The Woodbrook Robotics Team practices Thursdays after school from 2:30 to 4:15 from early September through early May. Students must be present for a minimum number of three all-day Saturday competitions throughout the year. Calendar dates for these competitions will be announced at a parent meeting with team members after final team placement is announced. Additional practice and meeting dates will also be provided at that meeting as well.
How Much Does It Cost?
Student fees for the Woodbrook Robotics Team are $90 which covers a variety of statewide registrations, fees, and shirts.
Contact: Jay Vahle
WBE Live Broadcast Team
The Broadcast Team, WBE Live, is made up of four teams (60 fifth grade students) who keep staff and students up to date on everything, from important announcements all the way to the current weather. Everything is student-led, from writing and performing scripts on air, designing slides for the green screen backgrounds, and running all the behind-the-scenes audio and video equipment. Each day's broadcast is recorded and can be found on the Woodbrook website under "Quick Links!"
In the spring, 4th graders learn more about WBE Live and the broadcast team. If interested, students submit an application and audition for a speaking part. Teams are formed and each team is trained for one week in May. As 5th graders, more training is provided on-the-job.
Contact: Janet Vahle and Lauren Dunlap