Extracurricular Activities

Math Olympiad

Math Olympiad is an extra curricular activity that meets once every week. Fourth and fifth graders are involved in discussing and working on problem solving techniques and strategies. The group meets from November to March with a district math competition as a culminating activity. The top three fourth and fifth grade problem solvers earn the right to represent Runyon at this competition. Some homework is involved with this activity.   The purpose of the club is to provide a math enrichment opportunity for fourth and fifth grade students who love math and would enjoy additional challenge in problem solving. 

The Math Olympiad Club will practice Math Problem Solving and prepare for the Math Olympiad Competitions. The top three fourth and top three fifth grade students will be chosen to attend the Littleton District Math Olympiad competition which is held early in May.  We will also place an alternate at each grade level to attend the District competition should one of the three students be unable to attend. 
 

Science Fair
Fifth grade students are automatically signed up to participate in the Science Fair as part of their curriculum. Students don’t compete against each other; instead, they try to reach a Standard of Excellence while learning and exploring something new. Parental involvement and assistance is encouraged, but remember that each student will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge by explaining their project to a volunteer judge.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED - Judging, Set up, and more…Have we got a job for you!  The Runyon Science Fair takes many volunteer hours to be a success. Since the 5th graders are required to participate, they deserve feedback from judges for all of their hard work. Judging is fun and easy and comes with plenty of instruction and guidance – DO NOT be intimidated and give it a try!  There are many volunteer opportunities, so please let us know what you are willing to do. 

Runyon Chess Club

Runyon Chess Club is for beginners and experienced players! Come and learn basic strategy or learn advanced ways to capture the king. The program allows for all levels of play and learning styles by playing many games. The club is intended to introduce the great game of chess and to facilitate students finding other students with the same or better skill level. See Mr. Hill for details.
 

Running Club
Participation is the main focus of the runs and the promotion of an active healthy lifestyle. A run club shirt will be sold before the first run in September. The shirt is not required to be in the club/races.

The runs will be supported by two free Runyon Rambler running clubs in the fall and the spring. Joining the clubs is not required to participate in the races. A permission slip is required to be in the club. Club and runs meet behind the school on the track.

Questions? Contact Mr. Hill jhill[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us.

Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee is an extra-curricular activity that meets once every week. Fourth and fifth graders are involved in discussing and working on techniques and strategies to spell words correctly. The group meets from December to January with a district spelling competition as a culminating activity. The top speller earns the right to represent Runyon at this competition.

Battle of the Books (B.O.B)
Battle of the Books (B.O.B.) is an extra-curricular activity that meets once every week. Third, fourth and fifth graders are expected to read several books and be able to answer questions relating to the books. The group meets from November to February with a district B.O.B. competition as a culminating activity. The top 3-5 student readers earn the right to represent Runyon at this competition. Students will meet to track progress and briefly chat about the great books that we read. They will also compete in head-to-head competitions in the classroom to determine the top 3-5 students that will represent our school in the district-wide competition. The purpose of the club is to provide a reading enrichment opportunity for grade students who love to read.