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Enrichment & Electives

Philosophy

ECS believes that opportunities for enrichment should be created throughout the curriculum, as well as beyond lesson time – both in school and outside it. An important feature of enrichment is that it must enhance the curriculum and the student’s general learning experience.

Purpose

The goal of our Enrichment and Electives Program is to support and enhance the ECS mission and to support a resource-based, real-world, active learning curriculum. We provide leadership in and support of collaborative partnerships between students, teachers, parents, and the community.

Learning Experiences

ECS students are exposed to a variety of activities beyond the classroom. Research has shown that it is in creative, service, and team activities that students encounter situations that challenge, excite, and inspire them. Education does not consist of academic endeavors alone; therefore, by providing extensive enrichment opportunities, ECS is able to encourage each student to extend his or her boundaries beyond the ordinary and discover his or her talents wherever they lie. It is by finding one’s place in a community that one is able to develop confidence and strength.

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ECS Academic Vision



Lower School

LS Co-Curricular Activities offered for Quarter 2:

  • Art 2 the Max
  • A.S.A.P. {After School Acting Program}
  • Break Out
  • Dodgeball Mania
  • Edible Science
  • Escape the Classroom
  • Floor Hockey
  • Harp Lessons {Private}
  • Mad Scientists
  • Math Fun with Games
  • Quick StartTennis
  • Piano Lessons {Group and Private}
  • Soar Like an Eagle

Planned Activities for Creative Enrichment (PACE)

Philosophy

In keeping with a central education philosophy that every child should have the opportunity to develop his/her potential abilities to the fullest, the PACE program was developed. The program was created to meet the special needs of academically gifted and talented fourth and fifth grade students.

Purpose

The PACE program is designed to develop higher order thinking skills, creativity, and scientific literacy across subjects. We base all lessons on a simple set of "tools" that produce "gifted" results. With hands-on investigation, we build communication, problem-solving, and concentration skills. What we hope to develop is an "interdisciplinary mind."

Learning Experiences

The focus of the program is to involve the students as a group and individually in many different types of learning experiences. Resource people and planned field trips into the community will stretch their thinking and awaken new areas of interest.

Qualities of a Gifted Student

  • Learns rapidly and easily.
  • Reasons things out, thinks clearly and precisely, and is quick to comprehend.
  • Has rich vocabulary marked by originality of thought and expression.
  • Shows much curiosity as indicated by the depth, scope, and frequency of his/her questions.
  • Enjoys reading, usually at a mature level.
  • Produces ideas which are uncommon and original and can adapt the ideas to a task or problem.
  • Prefers own judgment to that of others.




SWAT
Students Working in Advanced Technologies

  • Robotics – Works with Robotics Kits to learn the basics of programming and designing
  • 3D Printer – Learns functionality of printer and implementation of basic design elements with 3D Printing
  • Drones – Learns how to operate a drone and learn the intricacies involved to make it work. Also will record videos and take pictures of various school events to be used by our marketing team.
  • Live Streaming – Aid in the execution of the Live Streaming of our School Broadcasts, either managing the software or filming
  • Also SWAT will participate in University of Memphis Engineering Day and other opportunities that arise in the Memphis community. Sponsor Manuel Burton will also forward independent learning opportunities to participants to engage in individually, if they so choose.








Middle School

Middle School Enrichment Opportunities

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Art Club

Sponsor: Lisa Field

Meets: Lunch Mondays in the Art room beginning 9/10

Art Club will allow students who want to do more in depth art projects the opportunity to get instruction and guidance as they work on pieces to enter in contests. Students must commit to working on these projects outside of school to finish the work. Meets on Mondays during lunch in the art room.

Book Club

Sponsor: Rachel Young

Meets: Wednesdays at Lunch beginning

Book Club is a group of students who are reading the same book and who meet together to discuss what they’ve read. Book Club helps students become stronger readers by combining collaborative learning with student centered inquiry. The whole purpose is for students to read and discuss literature with their peers. Students will be encouraged to showcase their experience with the literary work for the rest of the class.

Boys’ Bible Study

Sponsor: Upper School boys

Meets: Mornings before school (7:00am). 6Th begins: TBD; 7th begins 9/7; 8th begins 9/5

Upper School boys lead Bible study groups every Friday morning before school. This is a great opportunity for Middle School boys to connect with Upper School mentors, hear the gospel and talk about issues that they are dealing with.

CANstruction

Sponsor: Logan Garrison

Meets: TBD

CANstruction is a unique competition that showcases the excitement of the civil engineering field while helping feed the hungry. The competition is held at the University of Memphis. Students are required to design and construct giant sculptures made entirely out of canned goods. Each team is allowed to have five students building at one time and they have three hours to complete their structure. Each team is paired with a professional civil engineer and civil engineering student to act as mentors. At the end of the competition, all of the food used in the structures is donated to the Mid-South Food Bank. To date, the "CANstruction" event has donated 106,000 pounds of food to the Mid-South Food Bank.

Chess Club

Sponsor: Logan Garrison

Meets: Tuesdays at Lunch

At the heart of the ideals of HOT (Higher Order Thinking) is the goal to improve every child's cognitive development and critical thinking skills. No game or sport marries itself more naturally to these missions better than chess. Inherent in the game of chess is the demand that a student or player remember what he or she has learned at the board, understand and then apply the proper approach to the repeating tactical and positional patterns present, and then use that knowledge to properly analyze, evaluate, and calculate their way to a victory.

Cooking Club / Nutrition Club

Sponsor: Courtney Jones

Meets: Nutrition will meet every other Thursday beginning 9/6. Cooking will be held once a month after school beginning 9/10

Courtney Jones will be exploring the concept of healthy eating in a unique way. Every other Thursday, she will hold Nutrition club to discuss concepts behind our food choices and building healthy habits. This class will then take those concepts and apply them in a Monday afternoon Cooking club where students get to make these foods themselves. And don’t worry, she’s going to balance all that healthy stuff with delicious treats too!

Cubing Club

Sponsor: Nicole W. Vander Zwaag

Meets: Mondays after School beginning September 10th

Ever played with a Rubik’s Cube? We have, and we know about all the tricks and maneuvers to solve them quickly and in as few moves as possible. Students will be able to play in timed events to work on their skill and discuss new ways to solve!

Debate Club

Sponsor: Nicole W. Vander Zwaag

Meets: Wednesday afternoons beginning August 29th

The ultimate purpose of the debate club is to field a competitive debate team from the student body here at ECS. The secondary purpose though, is to give our student the tools to be able to work through topics in a healthy and respectful way. In debate club, we will look at how you form and respond to an argument, how to support an argument using evidence and facts, and how to divorce personal belief and emotions from a topic. We will do this by practicing and staging debates both on the pro and con side of arguments. The goal is to give our students the tools to respectfully state their opinions and discuss them with other students.

Drama Club

Sponsor: Rene Cave

Meets: Mondays during Activity

This is time for the theatre kids to work on upcoming auditions(for community theatre shows) for the group and to talk about our upcoming show. We will listen to the music and peruse the script for Freaky Friday.

Eagle’s Eye Reporter

Sponsor: Logan Garrison and Nicole W. Vander Zwaag

Meets: Fridays during Activity

If you are interested in following school activities, sports or would like to interview fellow classmates or teachers – become an Eagle’s Eye reporter! Write articles, interviews or take pictures and submit your drafts.

Girls’ Bible Study

Sponsor: Upper School girls

Meets: Mornings before school (7:00am) 6Th begins: TBD; 7th begins 9/7; 8th begins 9/5

Upper School girls look forward to building relationships with their Middle School peers. This is a fun time of learning and fellowship and a great opportunity to get advice from older girls who have struggled with the same issues.

Grace Note

Sponsor: Jacquelyn Skoog

Meets: Mondays and Thursdays after School

Grace Note is our Middle School A Capella Choir. This auditioned ensemble meets Monday’s and Thursday’s after school for a brief rehearsal, in preparation for various concerts and events throughout the school year. This group has already been auditioned and completed for this academic year.

Knowledge Bowl

Sponsor: Kim Arnwine

Meets: TBD

Knowledge Bowl is a great opportunity for good students, who have a broad range of knowledge to compete against the top students from other schools. Knowledge Bowl questions range over the entire spectrum of the middle school curriculum and also include a certain amount of current events, sports, and popular culture. The matches feature a blend of individual competition and team collaboration, since no individual player is likely to be an expert in all subject areas. Knowledge Bowl can reinforce classroom lessons and also encourage players to go beyond their assignments to master other areas as well.

Middle School Jam Session

Sponsor: Chris Wiggins

Meets: TBD

This is the brain-child of our Music Director, Chris Wiggins. If you play an instrument and want to jam, this will be the place to share your skills and work together with other musicians to create a cohesive sound. Come brass, come percussion and woodwind! Come keyboard and string!

Mock Trial

Sponsor: Michelle Salazar

Meets: TBD

Mock trial is an imitation trial simulating lower court trials (rather than moot court which simulates appellate court hearings). Students will learn about legal concepts and how to create persuasive arguments. Students will learn how attorneys prepare for a trials and will practice drafting and delivering effective opening statements, direct examinations, cross-examinations, closing arguments and more. Our team of students will learn general trial techniques and procedures as well as specific strategies for cases. Mock trial team members will play different roles, including trial attorneys, pretrial motion attorneys, witnesses, clerks, and bailiffs. This is an exciting introduction to any student interested in learning more about the American legal system.

Model U.N.

Sponsor: Jenny Shorten, Nicole W. Vander Zwaag and Logan Garrison

Practices: 4 sessions held during school day. Model UN: November 28th

At Model UN, students learn about the real world operation of the United Nations by participating in a reenactment of the organization's activities. Most students form delegations and represent member countries' interests in the General Assembly by drafting and debating resolutions. These resolutions cover a wide variety of topics of international concern.

Scrabble Club

Sponsor: Logan Garrison

Meets: Wednesdays during lunch begins 9/5

Scrabble Club will meet Wednesdays at lunch. We intend to sharpen our spelling skills and become word masters. Hopefully acquiring sufficient skill to participate in regional tournaments culminating into a trip to Boston.

Soaring Singers

Sponsor: Jacquelyn Skoog

Meets: Thursday during Activity

Soaring Singers is our Middle School Choir. This volunteer ensemble meets during Activity Period on Thursday’s in preparation to sing on the concerts each semester. We are looking for enthusiastic 6th-8th graders that enjoy singing to participate in this ensemble.

S.W.A.T (Students Working to Advance Technology)

Sponsor: Manuel Burton, Ben Burgess

Meets: Wednesday Activity period. Fridays 2:50 – 4:00 beginning September 7th

This club introduces students to the robotics, drone and 3d printing technologies to enhance their curiosities within this field. The SWAT Club is planning to attempt to participation in local engineering events, having professional speakers on campus, and competing in a local robotics tournament. Friday will concentrate in robotics. Wednesday will concentrate in more general engineering principles.

World Peace Game

Sponsor: Logan Garrison

Meets: Thursday Afternoons, 2:50 – 4:30 beginning August 30th

The World Peace Game, created by John Hunter, is a hands-on political simulation that gives players the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of the economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war. The goal of the game is to extricate each country from dangerous circumstances and achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention. As their teams venture further into this interactive social setting laced with highly charged philosophical issues, the skills needed to identify ambiguity and bias in the information they receive will be enhanced and more specifically they will rapidly perceive that reactive behavior not only provokes antagonism, it can leave them alone and isolated in the face of powerful enemies. Beliefs and values will evolve or completely unravel as they begin to experience the positive impact and windows of opportunity that emerge through effective collaboration and refined communication.

Yearbook

Sponsor: Lisa Field

Meets: Mondays during Activity beginning 9/10

Yearbook Club will meet and learn some basics of making a yearbook. Most of our focus will be on taking and collecting photos of MS activities for the yearbook. Meets Mondays during activity period in the art room.

Upper School

ECS Enrichment Opportunities

The goal of our Enrichment and Electives Program is to support and enhance the ECS mission and to support a resource-based, real-world, active learning curriculum. We provide leadership in and support of collaborative partnerships between students, teachers, parents, and the community. ECS students are exposed to a variety of activities beyond the classroom. Research has shown that it is in creative, service, and team activities that students encounter situations that challenge, excite, and inspire them. Education does not consist of academic endeavors alone; therefore, by providing extensive enrichment opportunities, ECS is able to encourage each student to extend his or her boundaries beyond the ordinary and discover his or her talents wherever they lie. It is by finding one’s place in a community that one is able to develop confidence and strength.

Model United Nations

Sponsors: Jenny Shorten

President: Max Pleban

Vice-President: Hamilton Jackson

Date: November 15-17, 2018

Each fall, the YMCA of Middle Tennessee sponsors a Model United Nations conference. At the conference, Tennessee high school students learn about the real world operation of the United Nations by participating in a reenactment of the organization's activities.

Most students form delegations and represent member countries' interests in the General Assembly by drafting and debating resolutions. These resolutions cover a wide variety of topics of international concern. Other students have the opportunity to represent their countries on the Security Council, and to participate in a model International Court of Justice.

Youth in Government

Sponsors: Jenny Shorten

President: Max Pleban

Vice-President: Hamilton Jackson

Date: April 11-14, 2019

The Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government Program is an annual conference designed to offer high school students a hands-on experience with state government. Each year, over 2500 students from across the state converge on the State Capitol, taking the places of our real government officials. Program participants can serve as senators or representatives, as justices and lawyers, as department commissioners and lobbyists, or even as press corps members.

Government Club

Sponsor: Jenny Shorten

President:

Government Club is part of the Model UN and Youth in Government program. Students work specifically with the Middle School Model UN and YIG students to create proposals and write position papers. Members of the club also recruit members to the program and lead training sessions for all our middle school members. The president of the club will chair the Upper School training sessions for both conferences and instruct participants on correct debating procedure.

S.W.A.T. (Students Working to Advance Technology)

Sponsor: Manuel Burton

Meets: Fridays 2:45 – 4:00

This club introduces students to the robotics, drone and 3d printing technologies to enhance their curiosities within this field. The SWAT Club is planning on participation in local engineering events, having professional speakers on campus, and competing in a local robotics tournament.

CANstruction

Sponsor:

Date: March 2019

Canstruction is a unique competition that showcases the excitement of the civil engineering field to high schoolers while helping feed the hungry. The competition is held at the University of Memphis. Students are required to design and construct giant sculptures made entirely out of canned goods. Each team is allowed to have five students building at one time and they have three hours to complete their structure. Each team is paired with a professional civil engineer and civil engineering student to act as mentors. At the end of the competition, all of the food used in the structures is donated to the Mid-South Food Bank. To date, the “construction” event has donated 106,000 pounds of food to the Mid-South Food Bank.

Servant Leadership Institute (SLI)

Sponsor: Andy Sisk

President: Stephen Morris

"SLI seeks to equip students to further ECS's mission by thoughtfully engaging our community and the surrounding culture with gospel-driven, self-sacrificing leadership."

The Servant Leadership Institute is a tool designed to help us walk alongside students at ECS who demonstrate a desire for leadership and service among their peers. Over the past eight years, SLI has grown from an organization whose primary function was to partner around twenty students with Student Leadership University (SLU) to today's group of around 60 servant-leaders from grades 9-12 who are engaged in a weekly program which fosters leadership building, service initiatives, and critical thinking skills. Students meet each Tuesday from 7:00-7:30 in the SLI Room for regular conversations which are designed to target the goals of SLI. Topics such as Capitalism vs. Communism, Christianity and "Going Green," and Pop Culture and the Arts are discussed. Each group meets for two weeks to discuss in-depth questions which force student groups to work together to thoughtfully consider how the Gospel interacts with current issues. Then, the small groups give formal presentations to the entire SLI, and answer questions provided by their peers. Critical thinking has become a major part of what goes on within SLI, because of the conviction that servants and leaders must have an awareness of the culture around them.

Students also consider the Gospel in relation to outreach. Each small group plans and carries out a service project during the quarter as a way of putting flesh to their service and leadership conversations.

Key Club

Sponsor: Cassie Ring

President: Stephen Morris

Key Club is a service organization that encourages and tracks student service hours both on and off the campus of ECS. Some of the service opportunities include assisting teachers during in-service, serving in a Special Olympics bowling league, showing teachers appreciation through treats and encouraging notes, and more. Key Club is led this year by president Stephen Morris and meets on a monthly basis during activity period to be encouraged by the chaplain’s devotional and to discuss upcoming service opportunities on and off campus.

Streets Ministries

Sponsor: Dawn Shute

Street Smart is a one on one literacy training program for 2nd and 3rd graders from Kingsbury Elementary that have been identified by their teachers and reading below grade level. Each Friday we take a caravan of carpools to Streets Ministries at 1302 N. Graham at 3PM and pair up with our students to work on their skills for the week. The students at Kingsbury are being equipped for success in school and life as a result of the work ECS students and other do each week. We usually stop by the Michoacana on the way back to ECS and arrive at school at about 5:30PM See Mrs. Shute to sign up!

Wilson Society

Sponsor: Jenny Shorten

President: Joseph Welch

Vice-President: Aaron McCaig

The Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation honors the legacy of its founders, Kemmons and Dorothy Wilson and builds on their commitment to transform the Greater Memphis community through grant making and programs driven by faith and family leadership. They manage a program they created called The Wilson Society to inspire students to servant leadership and service in their sphere of influence.

Best Buddies

Sponsors: Jenny Shorten

Presidents:

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with IDD. For individuals within this community, Best Buddies helps them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communications skills, and feel valued by society. The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.

The aim of the Best Buddies Chapter at ECS is to spark new friendships and generate genuine happiness among students with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout our community. The chapter presidents (CPs) organize, lead, and maintains our Best Buddies chapter and ensure that the members fulfill the mission of Best Buddies for one academic year.

The Matthew 9 Project

Bringing Hope to students and teachers at Caldwell- Guthrie Elementary School

Sponsor: Jenny Shorten

President:

The Matthew 9 Project is a new initiative with Hope Presbyterian Church. Juniors and seniors will benefit from serving as Reading Mentors or Lunchroom Manners Mentors to a group of precious students in one of our city's turn around schools, Caldwell Guthrie. This is an opportunity to serve our community and to gain some exposure to and experience in what 'going to school' is like in under resourced areas, and to help children genuinely in need. Mentors are asked to give one hour per week to this effort. Each reading mentor will have easy access to books and corresponding guide cards that provide the volunteer questions to ask and points to emphasize. The lunchroom mentors will be asked to model unconditional love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control so that the scholars can learn about friendship, courteous conversation, good manners, self-respect, and leadership in a safe environment.

Links of Love

Sponsor: Jenny Shorten

President:

Links of Love is a "competition" between two "rival" schools to raise funds and awareness for a nonprofit. This year, it will be Memphis Family Connection Center. Groups of students from each school partner together to create plans and goals, assisted and coached by the MFCC fundraising staff. There is a social media and website element to the project. Students will be trained on those elements which is helpful for managing social media and the web in a Christ-like manner within ANY job or setting in the future. The partner school this season will be Northpoint, and the two schools will do a presentation at halftime One will be awarded the "winner" which is done in great fun. No hard feelings!

The International Thespian Society

Sponsor:

President:

The International Thespian Society is open to 9-12 graders involved in theatre. The members may attend conferences twice a year. There are 4 meetings a year and an induction of new members in April.

Faces & Our Cultures Program

Sponsor: Jenny Shorten

Presidents:

The Faces & Our Cultures Program is a Cultural Exchange Program between Guatemala and the USA. Young Guatemalan Cultural Ambassadors, between the ages of 11 and 17, travel to the USA to share and learn from the American Culture. They bring Cultural Projects to share with their community in order to promote Bilateral Cultural Enrichment.

Faces & Our Cultures offers an enriching experience through the exchange of cultures within an educational and family environment. It provides tools for learning and achieving human and cultural development. The Guatemalan participants must create a profile and be selected and screened, in order to represent their country as Young Cultural Ambassadors.

Dates of the Program:

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Professional Speaker Series

Sponsors: Jenny Shorten and Michelle Brown

During the first week of January, we invite select professionals to present their career to the junior and senior classes. The purpose is to expose students to different careers and enable them to appreciate the vast amount of choices they will have once they leave school and head to college. Our belief is that God has provided each student with a variety of gifts and abilities. Through the opportunities provided by ECS, students can now discover their gifts and pursue courses and careers to develop those gifts.

Shadowing Program

Sponsor: Michelle Brown

The Shadowing Program is there to assist ECS students in finding certain occupational field(s) of interest they may want to pursue. Shadow Partners are ECS parents, alumni and board members that can give a half, or full day, at their work location to host one to two ECS students who have done due diligence by researching and determining an interest in a particular profession. The goal is to involve as many parents as possible to participate as Shadow Partners so that they have a glimpse of the teachers, doctors, mechanics, lawyers, pilots, veterinarians, and architects, etc. that they will become in the not-so-distant future.

In preparation for the student’s Shadowing Visit, we want to make sure they are completely prepared and equipped to make the most of both the Shadow Partner’s and the student’s time and efforts of the visit. The student will determine what area of interest he/she wants to pursue and then attend one of our business etiquette classes at school so they are well prepared for the Shadowing Visit. Afterwards, the student contacts Michelle Brown and she will coordinate the Shadowing Visit with an appropriate Shadow Partner on a mutually agreed upon time. The student will arrive at the Shadow Partner’s work location with a few questions/goals he/she wants to achieve during the Shadowing Visit. A certificate will be given once all follow-up tasks have been completed.

Capitol Hill Challenge – The Stock Market Game

Sponsor: Jenny Shorten

The Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC) is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students in the world of economics, investing, and personal finance. CHC also connects high school students with their member of Congress. The top 10 teams win a trip to Washington, DC!

More than 600,000 students take part every school year across all 50 states. An independent study by Learning Point Associates found students who participated in the SMG program scored significantly higher on mathematics and financial literacy tests.

Debate Club

Sponsor: Andy Sisk

President:

The ultimate purpose of the debate club is to field a competitive debate team from the student body here at ECS. The secondary purpose though, is to give our student the tools to be able to work through topics in a healthy and respectful way. In debate club, we will look at how you form and respond to an argument, how to support an argument using evidence and facts, and how to divorce personal belief and emotions from a topic. We will do this by practicing and staging debates both on the pro and con side of arguments. My goal is to give our students the tools to respectfully state their opinions and discuss them with other students.

Knowledge Bowl

Sponsors: Dee Baker and Kim Arnwine

This Year’s Captains:

Knowledge Bowl is the upper school’s academic team which competes in tournaments with other schools in the Mid-South, both in weekend tournaments and the Channel 3 Knowledge Bowl TV Tournament.

The team consists of up to 10 members, with the top 5 (as chosen from tryouts and practice sessions) competing in the TV tournament. All 10 can compete in the weekend tournaments, of which there are usually 2 or 3 per semester.

Knowledge Bowl is a great opportunity for good students, who have a broad range of knowledge in current events as well, to compete against the top students from other schools, private and public.

International Study Tours

Sponsor: Jenny Shorten

Date: Late June/Early July

International Study Tours are a great opportunity for students to combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with studies focusing on the curriculum and worldview. Study tours emphasize experiential learning and allow students to explore new territories, cultures and people. They combine theory with real-life experience and cultural perspective.

By studying abroad students will:

  • Meet new friends from around the world.
  • Gain new perspectives on things they normally wouldn't have.
  • Improve a foreign language and learn a few things they didn't already know.
  • Learn to be more independent.
  • Immerse themselves in a completely different culture.

ECS offers three Study Tours:

  • Italy
  • Western Europe
  • United Kingdom

World Peace Game

Sponsor: Logan Garrison/Social Studies Department

The World Peace Game, created by John Hunter, is a hands-on political simulation that gives players the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of the economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war. The goal of the game is to extricate each country from dangerous circumstances and achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention. As their teams venture further into this interactive social setting laced with highly charged philosophical issues, the skills needed to identify ambiguity and bias in the information they receive will be enhanced and more specifically they will rapidly perceive that reactive behavior not only provokes antagonism, it can leave them alone and isolated in the face of powerful enemies. Beliefs and values will evolve or completely unravel as they begin to experience the positive impact and windows of opportunity that emerge through effective collaboration and refined communication.

Trap Shooting Club

Sponsor: Tony Rowland

Trap Shooting is a Spring/Summer Sport governed by the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program, a program of the Tennessee Wildlife Federation (www.tnsctponline.org). ECS Trap is open to all 7-12 grade, male and female students enrolled at ECS. The only pre-requisite for ECS Trap is completion of a state recognized Hunters Education Course. The ECS Trap Team practices twice a week, usually beginning in February. Athletes shoot in “squads” of 5 but every athlete’s score counts for individual awards and total team scores at tournaments

Most athletes practice twice a week but some athletes play other sports and only practice once a week. We generally have Tournaments at MSSA (off of Canada Road in Lakeland) once a month on Saturdays beginning in March. The Regional Tournament is in Memphis and generally takes place on the first weekend of June. The State Tournament is in Nashville and generally takes place the 3rd week of June. We have not participate in the National Tournament which is usually held in July.

It is not mandatory for you to have your own shotgun because we have 3 team 12 gauge shotguns which were donated to ECS Trap by the Friends of NRA Foundation.

All team costs are the sole responsibility of the athletes. Team costs consist of registration fees, tournament fees, clay target costs and ammunition costs. The annual cost is largely determined by how often an athlete practices. Generally speaking, an athlete that practices once a week will spend roughly $800-$900 for the year and athletes that shoot more frequently will spend $1,300-$1,500 a year. Parents are not mandated but are encouraged to attend and help out at practices, especially as the team grows.

In 2018, we have 12 athletes competing on the ECS Trap Team, ranging from 8th – 12th grades. For more information, please contact Tony Rowland at ecstrapteam@gmail.com or 901-596-7608.



ECS Italian Adventure!

June 24-July 3, 2019

For students currently in grades 9-12

Need information? Contact Kim Arnwine.

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