Enrichment Classes/Extracurricular Opportunities
There are many Extra Curricular Activities and Enrichment Classes offered at Emmaus Lutheran School! It is the hope of the school that the needs of your child are met not only academically, but physically, socially and spiritually as well. We promote good sportsmanship and a variety of ways to help develop character, public speaking, and confidence. Please see the list below for a complete description of each activity.
After School Enrichment Classes
Ms. Suki Lai of Ms. Lai’s Music Studio offers 15 plus years of experience teaching over 100 students the art of piano, including technique and theory. Annual recitals are presented each year in order to culminate the lessons taught. You may email Ms. Lai at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 626) 652-9933 for pricing and availability.
Super Soccer Stars offers weekly classes for students in grades K-3. At Super Soccer Stars, we are committed to keeping your kids engaged, active, and healthy in any environment. Our specially designed, age-specific curricula help develop skills, and teamwork and build self-confidence in every child. Class Overview: Warm-Up, Stretches, Individual Skill Building, Team Skill Building.
Ages 5-9 (grades K-2) from 3:15-4:15pm
Ages 9-12 (grades 4-6) from 3:15-4:15pm
Students in Kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to sign up for Art classes on Monday afternoons. Students will learn skills in a variety of art mediums.
Homework Help is available and taught by qualified teachers and personnel giving small group lessons to aid with skills, remedial work and homework. Sessions are held from 3:15-4:15pm, Monday through Thursday. $15 per hour session.
Robotics, Coding and Chess Club
Extracurricular School Activities
Choirs–All students in Grades K-8 sing in a choir. Choir is a pull-out class once per week, and students work on songs that they sing for chapel services, church services, and school musicals and plays. Students are asked to come to the Emmaus church services 3-4 times per year to help aid with worship.
Girls in grades 3-5 can be a worship dancer. Working with the choir, these students aid with worship services and chapel, enhancing the music and the service with what they do.
Sports Programs–Students in grades 5-8 are eligible to represent Emmaus on a variety of sports teams that compete against other Lutheran and private schools in our area. Girls sports include volleyball in the fall and basketball in the winter. Boys sports include football in the fall and basketball in the winter. Both girls and boys participate in Track and Field in the spring.
All students in grades K-8 participate in Accelerated Reading. This is an online program purchased by Emmaus that assigns levels to popular reading materials. Students are assessed at the beginning of each year and again throughout the year to mark improvement. Students are given a reading level and may choose books in that level to read for points. After the completion of each book, an online test is taken to ensure understanding and comprehension. AR, as it is referred to, enhances students’ vocabulary skills and reading comprehension skills.
Emmaus has an extensive student government program that has been in place for many years. Students in grades 7-8 may be officers on the student council, with elected positions for the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. A class representative is elected in each classroom, grades 4-8. Students who do not win for an elected position during election time may serve as a Board of Directors Member on the council, as we want to encourage as many of our students as possible to participate in the program and show school spirit and gain leadership skills.
In addition, there are Commissioners for several groups that also serve on the student council board, with the task of not only leading the individual committee (see below), but to report to the council about what each committee is doing.
Students make decisions on what charitable organizations the chapel offerings go to each month and decide on what service projects are completed.
Students make sure that classroom balls are supplied, pumped up and available for each class. These students are also responsible to help run the score clocks and do the statistics for games, ensure that the gym or field is prepared for sporting events, etc.
(Members of the Cheer Squad) Students lead pep rally activities and help with planning spirit days, dances and activities that show school spirit.
SWS (Safety and Wellness) Committee
Students help lead Red Ribbon Week, put up safety posters, report hazards, help clean up around campus and any other special projects deemed necessary to make the campus safer and better.
Yearbook Committee–Students are selected by the adviser of this committee to help plan and execute the process of creating an annual school yearbook for the school. This committee does quite a bit of its work after school.
The Emmaus student government works together to help put together activities for ALL students in school, including the Fall Festival and Lutheran Schools Week.