Wednesday Workhorses program ignites student participation

Wednesday Workhorses program ignites student participation
Posted on 12/02/2016

Every Wednesday after school you will find over 150 Gilbert Elementary students in grades second through fifth participating in afterschool clubs that encourage creativity, individuality, technology, artistry and a sense of community.

Clubs and activities include: arts & crafts, band, gardening, a building & growing leaders club, creative writing, a travel club, a crochet club, a Drumfit club, keyboarding & coding, flag football, piano, a running club, and a wild about pets club.

“We wanted to give our students an opportunity to take part in activities that could turn into a passion of theirs,” Principal Herlinda Longoria said. “Our teachers came together and made it happen for our students.”

The entire Wednesday Workhorses program, that includes a total of 13 clubs, is led by Gilbert Elementary teachers. Teachers volunteered at the beginning of the school year to lead their respective club based on a personal interest or hobby.

“Our teachers are fantastic. They took something they are passionate about and turned it into a club for our students. From learning how to play the piano to crocheting, our students love every minute of it and get to experience a little bit of everything,” Longoria said.

Lowe’s and the Humane Society are this year’s Wednesday Workhorses community sponsors.

With our teachers sharing their talents, and the generous donations and time from participating community sponsors, students and teachers are our Wednesday Workhorses,” Longoria said. 

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