We offer a variety of extracurricular activities for our students at Washington. Many of our after school programs are possible because of funding from the 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.
For the 2013-14 school year, those programs include:
- Girls in Motion, a group for 4th through 6th grade girls, offered from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays by Hamilton Wings, an Elgin nonprofit dedicated to youth leadership
- Sewing Club - this is another group for girls, giving them the chance to learn basic sewing skills and do so while making fun projects. This group meets from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays.
- SES Tutoring - The Supplemental Educational Services program offers free tutoring to a select group of students who need the help. This service goes from 2:30 to 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursdays with the help of outside tutoring companies. Community Moves (Art, Dance and Media) - this program is offered to students at all grade levels and meets on different days based on age.
- Lexia Tutoring - all students can take advantage of the extra tutoring before and after school.
- Fun in the Gym - this group is for intermediate boys on Wednesdays after school. The students get together to play basketball, volleyball and other team sports.
- Computer Club - sixth grade students have the option of Computer Club, which meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
- Music/Recorder Class - our Dual Language first grade students get to stay after school to learn to read music and play the recorder in this extra class.
We also have a Student Council at Washington Elementary School. Representatives from 4th through 6th grade classrooms meet twice a month to plan activities for our school such as School Spirit Week. They also do community service and fundraising projects to support places like local animal shelters.