3590 Lavista Road
Decatur, Georgia 30033
Local School Council
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
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
Jr. Beta Club
Serve as ambassadors on Career Day
Promote safety during morning and afternoon carpool
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
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
STEM - Big Thinkers
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