Activities

Monroe School staff knows that children learn in many ways.  School activities encourage fun while learning and promotes important social skills.  Some of the excitement Monroe has to offer includes:

 

-Band:  Beginning in 5th grade, students are given an opportunity to try out the various instruments and then choose if they’d like to join band.

 

-Basketball:  Girls in grades 3-4 can join the Monroe basketball team to learn the basics of playing the game during a 1 ½ month class held bi-weekly after school which concludes with a tournament against the other MPSD elementary teams.

 

-D.A.R.E.:  Students in 5th grade (fall) and 6th grade (spring) participate in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program which is taught by an officer from the Manitowoc Police Department.  The 10 week program teaches students how to resist pressures which may influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.  The program also assists students in problem solving, being good citizens, and making smart decisions.  At the conclusion of the program, students receive a certificate at a D.A.R.E. Graduation Ceremony. 

 

-Flag Football:  The MPSD Football Youth League is for MPSD students in grades 3-6 to teach the basics of football.  For more information, please contact Head Varsity Football Coach Rick Ducat at ducatr@mpsd.k12.wi.us.

 

-Grandparents Day:  One of the most enjoyable and exciting days of spring is when students can showcase their school to their grandparents by inviting them to spend time with them at school.  This creates special memories that will last a lifetime.


-Monroe Noon Hour Sports Program:  This is offered to all 5th and 6th grade students interested.  This program takes place at lunch recess and offers students the chance to be part of a flag football team (fall), floor hockey team (winter), and kickball/soccer team (spring).  Students pick their own teams, games are scheduled, and a friendly playoff competition is planned to culminate the season. 


-Orchestra:  5th and 6th graders can choose to become instrumentalists by opting to join orchestra.


-Reading Lock-in:  This event is held every year in fall at the end of the school day.  Students gather as a large group to read their favorite books for a 1 hour period.

 

-Running Club:  Students in 3rd through 6th grades are offered this wonderful opportunity.    They meet twice a week and form good running skills.  They also have several opportunities to compete with other students in organized meets.

 

-Science/Technology Fair:  Our science fair is held in the gym and is a wonderful opportunity for students to display their science projects.  Families are invited to come and view the projects and demonstrations.

 

-6th Grade Camp:  Sixth grade students get to enjoy the beauty and the environmental education of the outdoors by spending 2 nights and 3 days at the Rahr Memorial School Forest.

 

-Student Council:  The Monroe Student Council is proudly beginning its fifth year.  Each year, the representatives from each class work hard to promote school pride.  They also take on various projects that benefit not only our school, but the community as well.  In the past, some of these have included raising money for the Lakeshore Humane Society, American Heart Association, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  They have also made holiday cards for nursing home residents & held a bake sale to raise money for a boy awaiting a heart transplant.

 

-Talent Show:  This is a wonderful opportunity for students to try out and showcase their individual talents.  The talent show is held every year in June and is open to students of all ages. 

 

-Volleyball:  This is offered to 5th and 6th grade girls in the spring.  Practices are held after school for a 1 ½ month period, with the girls learning the fundamentals of the game along with showing good sportsmanship.  The culmination of the practices is a tournament held on a Saturday with the girls competing against all the other Manitowoc Public elementary students.