- Community Schools
Columbine offers a variety of extracurricular activities that foster meaningful relationships, academic achievement and individual pride for students.
Our partnership with the University of Colorado, School of Engineering brings undergraduate engineering students to Columbine who help our students understand problem solving, design thinking and the principals of engineering. 3rd, 4th and 5th graders participate in TEAMS afterschool on Tuesdays.
STEM EXPLORERS (formerly known as MESA)
MESA is inquiry and project-based science and engineering design challenges that engage students in addressing real-world problems. Our focus is to help students see mathematics and science as interesting and engaging subjects, in which they can be competent. Students learn to work together in groups with hands-on, minds-on activities that are designed to help them build math and science, as well as literacy skills. Field trips encourage students to look at the larger world and to help them begin to contemplate their place in it. At the elementary school level, students are exposed to the elements of math and science at this young age to create a foundation in their minds that these fields are exciting.
VEX IQ ROBOTICS CLUB
VEX IQ Robotics Club is an extension activity where students construct and control robots of their own design to use in cooperative competitions held at local schools.
CHOIR & HANDBELL CHOIR
The Columbine Choir is a group of students that are committed to enhancing the enjoyment of the community with the songs they sing. Through music of different cultural backgrounds, students celebrate and understand themselves, others and the world in which we live.
Students from 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade are invited to participate.
Student Council is a group of 4th and 5th graders that work to incorporate leadership skills and community activities for Columbine Elementary. Projects include, but are not limited to,
school spirit days and events, spirit wear, community service, teacher appreciation and random acts of kindness. We are planning two larger events this year: Pajamas in Winterland, a cozy movie night with crafts in December and the Columbine Carnival this spring.
100 MILE CLUB
ALL students are encouraged to participate in the 100 Mile Club. Students have a common goal of walking or running 100 miles during the school year! Students receive milestone incentives along the way to help keep them motivated throughout the year. If students reach their goal of 100 miles, they are awarded a gold medal a the Year-End Medal Ceremony. The 100 Mile Club is possible through a Physical Activity Grant awarded to SVVSD. Lace up your sneakers and join in the fun!
STEM Leadership consists of 16 3rd-5th Grade students nominated by their teachers to be STEM leaders for the school and representatives at district meetings. Students work throughout the year to identify and solve problems to help better the school community.
STEM Leadership Team meets on Late Start Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30pm
Columbine's Community School Enrichment Program provides extended learning day opportunities that allow students to extend their creativity, exercise during exciting sport activities and develop their reading and computer skills. Classes that have been offered so far have been Lego-Mania, Book Worms, Creative Computing and Crafternoon. Future classes may include Chess Club, Disc Golf, and Yoga.
Feel free to call Columbine's Enrichment Coordinator Tara Wicklund 303-204-1971 with your suggestions and ideas.
Bike Club is an opportunity for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade to learn basic rules of the road and to practice riding in a group. Riding skills and safety are emphasized each session during the club. The Columbine Bike Club has two sessions one in the Fall and one in the Spring.
The Girls Volleyball Clinic at Columbine gives girls in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade the chance to learn and practice basic volleyball skills. The clinics, historically, have been coached by Skyline High School varsity volleyball girls. The mentoring the Columbine girls receive is awesome during these clinics.