• BROADCAST CLUB
    Sixth-grade students create announcements on a daily basis for the entire school to watch.  In their videos, they include things like the lunch for the day, teacher of the month, and special happenings here at Edison.

    Mrs. Frazier  and Mrs. McCauley - Sponsors


    CODING CLUB
    Third graders, with the help of Mrs. Parenteau, are exploring coding and how coding affects their daily lives with both hands-on and online work through code.org.  Both the coders and teachers are enjoying this experience and look forward to continuing to share computer science opportunities with students.  

    Meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm


    ELEMENTARY BAND
    5th-grade Introduction to Instrumental Music
    For our 5th grade students, a unit called Introduction to Instrumental Music occurs during the first 7 weeks of the school year. Every 5th grader in the district receives this instruction. During this time, students will learn how to play the song flute, as well as review and apply many of the skills they have learned in their vocal music class. They learn new skills in areas such as note recognition, reading and counting rhythms, tone production, tempo, pulse, etc. This 7-week unit concludes with a concert. After the Song Flute Concert, students may elect to continue in the program by joining the 5th-grade Beginning Band. There will be an Instrument Rental Night immediately following the concert.

    5th Grade Beginning Band 
    In 5th grade, beginning band is an optional program. Students can continue in the instrumental music program on a variety of band instruments. For our band program to provide the best possible learning scenario for every student, the balance of instrumentation must be addressed. Any student may choose to play the following instruments in 5th-grade band: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet or trombone. Students interested in playing percussion will be selected through an audition process, as these spots are limited within the ensemble. Those chosen to play percussion are required to have a “bell kit” for both 5th and 6th-grade band. Students who decide to continue in the band program must obtain an instrument on their own. They are also required to have a music stand and a band book (the "Essential Elements" method book). 

    Information on obtaining an instrument for the band will be provided during the song flute portion of the school year. Additional information can always be obtained by emailing the band instructor at your child’s school. 

    There are two (2) band concerts required for 5th grade beginning band students: one in January and one in May. There are no other after school requirements, other than regular “at-home” practice. 

    6th Grade Band is a continuation of the study of instrumental music. The students have the same requirements in regards to instruments as 5th Grade Band. There are some additional after school requirements needed to increase the level of performance and achievement during the year. 

    Students who are new to the district may learn an instrument in 6th grade. It is strongly recommended that those students also see a private tutor to help catch them up. 

    There will be two (2) concerts required for the 6th-grade band: one during the winter and one in the spring (see Elementary School Band Handbook- Schedule of Events). Information regarding any extra rehearsals will be sent home and posted on this web page. Attendance at any non-schedule event will be voluntary.

    6th Grade Band
    6th Grade Band is a continuation of the study of instrumental music. The students have the same requirements in regards to instruments as 5th Grade Band. The expectations of 6th-graders become more rigorous, as the music becomes more complex, and requires the students to learn more on their own. At-home practice is a necessity.

    Students who are new to the district may learn an instrument in 6th grade. It is strongly recommended that those students also see a private tutor to help catch them up. 

    There will be two (2) concerts required for the 6th-grade band: one in January and one in May. There are no other after school requirements, other than regular “at-home” practice. 


    Private Lessons/Band Tutors
    Information regarding lessons is available from the band teacher. Lessons are not required but are highly recommended. Private instruction greatly enhances a child’s learning. The individualized instruction can help guide a student in any areas of weakness, and the tutor can give instrument-specific strategies to improve elements of a student's playing. Many band members from Fraser High School will tutor 5th and 6th-grade band students or you can choose from several professional teachers as well. 

    Book Requirements 
    All 5th and 6th-grade band students use “Essential Elements" for their instruction. These books can be obtained at most of the local music stores. Each student must have their own book specific to his or her instrument. This book must be brought to school along with the instrument and folding music stand for each class session ( see Elementary School Band Handbook- Weekly Band Schedule). 

    Questions regarding 5th or 6th grade Band?

    Please feel free to email marissa.huysentruyt@fraserk12.org

    Marissa Huysentruyt, Director


    FRASER YOUTH CHOIR
    The Fraser Youth Choir is open to all 5th and 6th-grade students in the district.  Love to sing? Then join us!

    The Fraser Youth Choir program offers a choral experience not found in most general music classrooms. Students will perform at least three times
    throughout the course of the school year.  It will be our pleasure to work with this choir and we are excited about the opportunity to work with your child again this season.

    ~Karen Hagerty and Nic Charland

    Mrs. Hagerty- Email           Mr. Charland - Email


    PBIS
    For fifth grade students, nominated by their teachers.  Students help in the school store and take pictures of the student's of the month.  Roles and assignments for these students will showcase Edison Expectations. The student should be examples of Positive Behavior Leaders.


    RUNNING CLUB 
    Fifth and sixth graders set personal goals and learn about nutrition.  Through weekly meetings, students run around the soccer field to prepare for a 5K at the end of the month.

    Mrs. Frazier and Mrs. Borkowski - Sponsors


    SAFETY SQUAD
    Patrollers direct children, not traffic. As school-age leaders in traffic safety, patrol members teach other students about traffic safety on a peer-to-peer basis. They also serve as models for younger children, who look up to them.

    Mrs. RuhlMrs. Frazier, & Mrs. Parenteau, Sponsors


    SOCIAL STUDIES OLYMPIAD
    Social Studies Olympiad encourages the development of a strong social studies skill set, participatory experience, social and intellectual interactions, and strengthens personal confidence by through collaboration and competition. 

    There are both Off-site events that do not require travel to the actual Olympiad site (mail-in submissions), as well as a variety of On-site events for those seeking the excitement of live competition! 

    Open for grades 3-6

    Contact:  Mrs. Frazier and Mrs. McCauley


    SERVICE SQUAD
    Service Squad members assist classroom teachers before school and at the end of the day. They also help in the media center and in the computer lab. Our Service Squad is made up of the most reliable 5th and 6th graders who serve as role models for everyone in our school.

    Mrs. Lentine Mrs. Basilisco are Service Squad Sponsors


    STUDENT COUNCIL
    All students in grades 4-6 are welcome to run for student council each year. Student Council students do a variety of things for our school and community.

    We collect mittens, non-perishable items, canned foods, and more, which are donated to our local families. We won't stop there. We have lots of other people and organizations that need help. 

    The Student Council also sponsors our end of the year Talent Show. 

    Faculty Sponsors:  Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Schmidt