WGE Clubs and Activities
At Wallace Gregg Elementary School, we believe in educating the whole child. In addition to academics of reading, math, science, health, and social studies, it also includes providing experiences that help to develop the total child. Research shows that art, music and physical education contribute to increased achievement in academic subjet areas and improve the overall health and well-being of children.
Clubs and activities help students to build respect and learn team work as well as gain self-confidence in themselves. It provides students a chance to learn real-world skills and important life-skills that can carry students thoughout life. Studies have shown that children that participate in additional school activities are more interested in school and have greater expectations.
Wallace Gregg Eagle Ensemble - The WG Eagle Ensemble consists of 3rd - 6th grade students. This club is for those students who love to sing. The Eagle Ensemble performs at many school functions as well as community events throughout the entire shool year. students audition at the beginnng of the year as well as the second sememter. Chorus meets every Wednesday from 2:15 - 3:15 pm.
Wallace Gregg Strings Ensemble - The WGE Strings program is for students in the 4th - 6th grade. Students learn the essentials of playing a violin, viola, and cello. Due to a generous grant by Honda of Florence, students do not have to purchase or rent a violin. Lessons are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:15 - 7:50 am.
Wallace Gregg Band - The WGE Band program consists of students in the 5th and 6th grades. Students have the option of learning to play many band instruments collectively. Band students perform within the community as well as end of the year concert. The band program is for any student who has not had any experience on a musical intrument. Students meet on Friday mornings from 7:15 - 7:50 am.
Wallace Gregg Dance Team - Our dance team is called the WGE Dancing Eagles. We represent Wallace Gregg Elementary by choreographing dances and performing at our school’s Title One workshops, the WGE Christmas performance, school assemblies, and Magnolia Mall. We consistently practice after school twice per week. Some weeks we may have additional practices to get ready for performances. We are a dedicated, high energy group of students and teachers who work hard to represent our school through dance.
Dancing Eagles Expectations and Requirements
- Attend Wallace Gregg Elementary School
- Be in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade
- Participate in auditions at the beginning of the school year and be selected for the team by a panel of judges
- Have no grades lower than Cs on interim and report cards
- Attend all practices (after 3 absences, dancers are dismissed from the team)
- Attend all performances (after 1 unexcused absence, dancers are dismissed from the team)
- Maintain an excellent behavioral record
- Have a great attitude, be a team player, and get along well with others!
Good News Club - The Good News Club is a weekly interdenominational Christian program for our students that is held after-school. It is designed to promote moral and character development. Parents may sign their students up for this club. The GNC meets on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 - 3:30.