CO-CURRICULAR

ATHLETICS

Grades: 4-6 (Seasonal)
Director: Stephanie Tuttle 
REMIND: Text @gobrravens to 81010
See Athletics for more details

BAND/ORCHESTRA/CHOIR

GRADES: 5-6
DIRECTORS: Joe Farkas (Band), Alyssa Shamp (Choir), Steve Dailey (Orchestra)
DESCRIPTION: All students choose at the beginning of the year which program they will participate in for the school year. Students must choose only one program, and will be graded on their efforts.  Each program will have a few evening performances.
REQUIREMENTS: Students are responsible for bringing their instruments on Tuesdays & Thursdays for music class, and are required to be at all performances.  Choir uniforms will be provided.

CHEER

GRADES: 4-6
COMPETITION TEAM COACHES: Rachel Campbell and Amy Steadmon
REMIND: Text @brcomp to 81010
DESCRIPTION: Students compete in upper level cheer with difficult choreography including dance and tumbling. Try-outs are in May each year.  Events include rallies, home games, and Area-wide gatherings.

GAME DAY & SPIRIT SQUAD COACH: Becky Sosa
REMIND: Text @brgame to 81010
DESCRIPTION: Students cheer during rallies, and home games with simpler cheer choreography. 

CHESS CLUB

GRADES: 4-6
DIRECTOR: TBA
DESCRIPTION: Allows students to learn and enjoy chess while experiencing healthy competition and team spirit. Chess is used to develop critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and competitive maturity. 
REQUIREMENTS: Come to club gatherings during designated recesses.

DRAMA

GRADES: 5-6
DIRECTOR: Christine Sargent
REMIND: Text @brdrama to 81010
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS: Alexandra Gerena, Keely McGee

HANDOUTS/CALENDARS: November Info, Calendar, Drama Powerpoint

DESCRIPTION: Drama is designed to teach students how to work together in groups, think critically, use their imagination, discover new ideas, and solve problems. Students will learn how to improve their focus, self-confidence, and social skills. Students will be expected to work to the best of their ability to achieve group and individual success.
REQUIREMENTS: Memorizing script and choreography. 2-3 practices per week in September-November, evening performances in November. Costumes are students responsibility to provide for their part(s).

FOLKLORIC DANCE

GRADES: 1-3
DIRECTOR: Wendie Martinez
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:
DESCRIPTION: Students can enjoy the traditions Latin culture expressed through music, song and dance. Our goal is to provide a professional quality and artistic excellence in dancing. We are committed to preserve one of the riches artistic manifestations of tradition and culture in Mexico’s “folklorico” dance. 
REQUIREMENTS: Saturday practices prior to Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) performance.  Ticket sales by students/families of participants.

GATE

GRADES: 4-6
DIRECTORS: Ted Thompson
REMIND: Text @brga to 81010
DESCRIPTION: Students must qualify with SBAC scores or by passing the GATE entry exam in October. An educational program designed to address the learning styles of the students who have been identified as gifted and talented. The GATE program goals are to:
• meet students' intellectual needs
• motivate students to reach their highest potential 
• increase the application of critical thinking skills
REQUIREMENTS: Meetings on Tuesday mornings before school.  Occassional time required outside of school due to rare special projects.

GATE 2017-2018.pdf GATE qualification has already happened for 17-18, refer to the PDF to see what 18-19 GATE qualification could look like.

HISTORY DAY

GRADES: 4-6
DIRECTOR:
DESCRIPTION: A unique opportunity for students to research and present personally meaningful topics relating to an annual theme and examine history in a fun and challenging way.  Student winners in each category (2-dimensional display, exhibits, historical papers, websites, documentaries, and performances) will move on to the State competition, with the potential to qualify for National History Day.  Fresno County History Day will be held at Fresno Pacific University's main campus on TBA.  The theme for National History Day 2018 is TBA.  For more information click HERE
REQUIREMENTS: Students work on projects meet with partner(s) outside of school time.  Deadlines are not flexible, therefore checking in often is a must.

ORAL INTERPRETATION

GRADES: 3-6
DIRECTORS: Nikki Kilbert, Becky Sosa
REMIND TEXT: @brinterp to 81010
DESCRIPTION: Students memorize and recite a story with minimal choreography. Students perform as a group a the District's Oral Interpretation Festival in February.
REQUIREMENTS: Practices before school at least twice a week from approximately December - February. Performances in mid-February.

ROBOTICS

GRADES: 4-6
DIRECTOR: Jaymee McCall
DESCRIPTION: Students combine the engineering challenge of a robotics competition with real-world problem solving and inventing.  Team members learn science and technology skills and valuable employment and life skills at the same time.  The Core Values are the cornerstones of the FIRST LEGO League program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FIRST LEGO League from other programs of its kind. By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.
REQUIREMENTS: Practices 2-3 times a week outside of school hours.  Weekend competitions, generally at local secondary sites.

SPELLING BEE

GRADES: 4-6
DIRECTOR: Julia Richardson
DESCRIPTION: This is a new program to Bud Rank this school year, and the details are still being worked out. Look for more information to come.
TESTING DATE: February 2018

STUDENT COUNCIL

GRADES: 4-6
DIRECTORS: Allison Vargas & Simi Gill
DESCRIPTION: Students may opt to run for a position on either of the Semester Student Body Student Councils. Duties include organizing events, programs and projects, encouraging democratic participation and striving to promote good citizenship by example. While student councils are generally given some autonomy in these duties, the school faculty will reserve the right to veto decisions or activities that run counter to the interests or policies of the school.  Details on each available position are published with application.
REQUIREMENTS: Qualify with good grades and character.  Create posters and speech for elections, and responsibly take care of duties assigned to each position.  Meetings are twice a month during lunch recess. Some positions require involvement outside of school hours.