Extra-Curricular
What is going on out side of school hours?


Briarlake Elementary is part of an active, engaged community. This is reflected in our wide range of extra-curricular programs available for our students. As the school year progresses and the community develops, the listing of clubs may change.
Afterschool Math Club
  • Briarlake students will attend county and state-level math competitions 
 
  • This club is run by two certified Master Gardeners on staff at Briarlake
  • Open to 3rd and 4th graders
  • Maintain recycling bins & dumpsters
  •  Fill bird feeders, bird baths, & maintain the gardens
  • Participate in Farm to Table using food from the school gardens
  • Maintain the outdoor classroom
  • Interesting Facts:
    • 62,238 Capri Sun juice pouches have been recycled
    • 681 GoGo Squeez pouches have been recycled
    • $350/year has been raised through these recycling programs 
Leadership Clubs
  • Jr. Beta Club 
    • Community Volunteering
    • Serve as ambassadors on Career Day
  • Safety Patrols
    • Promote safety during morning and afternoon carpool
Orchestra/Band
  • Our orchestra practices every day after school
  • Our band practices Monday-Thursday after school 
  • Students in 4th-5th grade learn American Sign Language
  • The Signing Choir performs at an Atlanta Braves game every year
  • Only elementary school Signing Choir with certified Interpreters
  • Performed at the opening ceremony for DeKalb County Special Olympics
Signing Club
  • Students in 1st-3rd grade learn American Sign Language
  • The Signing Club performs at the PTA's volunteer appreciation night each year 
  •  7 Briarlake Staff members support the Track Club, including one staff member who is a Level 1 certified Track and Field coach with the USA Track and Field association.
  • More than 25% of Briarlake children participate in Track Club
  • Track Club partners with The Atlanta Track Club and the Kilometer Kids.  They provide shirts, water bottles, sunglasses, and medals.
  • Briarlake's Healthy Habits 5K and Fun Run is a partnership between Track Club and PTA and is in it's 9th year.  2016 was our largest 5K with 200+ participants.
  • Track Club members participate in the Peachtree Jr. 3K and in the CHOA 2K.
  • Briarlake's Track Club has been selected to cheer for the Atlanta 10-Miler the last two years and has received large donations for their cheering efforts.
Activities that are part of the Paid Aftercare Program
  • Chess Club
  • Humblebee Art
  • STEM - Big Thinkers 
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