Clubs and Activities
ChorusTeacher Sponsor: Dr. Cruz
Chorus is part of the Pinellas County Curriculum. Our chorus, the Melody Makers, is a year-round commitment. No experience is necessary and chorus is open to grades 4 and grades 5. Opportunities such as All County Chorus and All State Chorus festivals are open to Chorus members who are interested. In chorus class, we learn how to match pitch, sing in rounds, partner songs, descants and seasonal pieces all designed to prepare the voice as a melodic instrument. Patriotic and holiday music are explored in the Chorus. We sing at winter and spring times for concerts at school and for the volunteer breakfast. Chorus begins in September and runs through May.
Teacher Sponsor: Mr. Paez & Mrs. Wright
Drama Club introduces students in 4th and 5th grade to the wonderful world of musical theater. This club meets all year long every Thursday after school from 2:45 till 4pm. Ending with two amazing performances in the month of April. Students will perform in a musical experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Benefits include an active participation in the Arts, improving literacy skills, confident public speaking and gaining critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Past performances: Willy Wonka Jr., Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr., Peter Pan Jr., School House Rock Live, Annie Jr.
Multicultural ClubTeacher Sponsor: Ms. McConville
The Multicultural Committee, AKA, PMAC, is a group of students and teachers dedicated to encouraging cultural awareness. We study and celebrate the customs and traditions of many cultures around the world. We are also devoted to promoting tolerance and kindness to all people. We discuss issues such as fairness, kindness, justice, equality, and being welcoming to those that may be different from ourselves, but just as valuable!
(Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)
During the PCS STEM Academy, students conduct hands-on activities related to STEM concepts (build remote-control machines), explore STEM careers, improve team building and leadership skills, complete a STEM inquiry project, and participate in an end-of-the-year STEM Expo.
Student CouncilTeacher Sponsor: Mrs. Snare & Ms. Renedo
Student Council is a team of students that are voted on by their classmates as students that show responsibility, respect, and honesty. The students work as a team with the facilitators and Dr. Meils to make the school, the community, and the world a little bit better. Student Council sponsors monthly Dress Up Days where the students can dress up with different themes. The students that participate bring in $1 to dress out of fundamental dress code! The money raised allows the school to purchase items for the school/class. The council also participates annually in the Trick or Treat for UNICEF. This is a fantastic charity that purchases much need items for those in less fortunate countries. Pasta for Pennies allows the students to reach out to those suffering from Leukemia. During the holidays the group sponsors a canned food drive and a toy drive. The president of the student council works directly with Dr. Meils in beautifying the school and helping the students and staff make TSFES the best place to be!
Video ProductionTeacher Sponsors: Mrs. Morris & Mrs. Snare
Students can create a video through the production from brainstorming ideas to editing. Students learn to work together to create a video production within a variety of genres. They learn about different types of camera angles and shots. After filming, they learn to bring their clips together to tell a story. They learn how to edit clips and add music for a final product to share.
Teacher Sponsor: Mrs. Cruz
Violin Instruction is a sequential comprehensive curriculum for teaching the instrument. It is available to any Tarpon Fundamental student enrolled in grades 2 through grade 5. Experience is not necessary. Instruments and curriculum books are purchased at orientation in early October and the curriculum is a year-round commitment to the end of May with a student recital at the end of May.