Extracurricular Activities (Teacher and Parent Sponsored)

  Ambassadors 5
Chorus 5
Green Team 4 & 5
Instrumental Music 4 & 5
  Math Olympiad  4 & 5
Odyssey of the Mind at BHESK - 5 
Safety Patrols5
  Student Government 4 & 5
  TV Crew 5
  Whalemart 5
Yearbook  5


Fifth grade students chosen to be an Ambassador are the face of Bradley Hills Elementary School. There are only twelve positions available each year. The students serve as a resource to office staff by working the sign-in tables for visitors during special events (e.g Sneak-a-Peek, Open House, Halloween), greeting parents with a smile and helping them locate their child’s classroom. They escort new students who enroll during the year to their class on their first day of school and provide new or prospective students tours of the building. The program is run by Principal Caroscio. 


Chorus is open to fifth grade students and meets once a week during school for a rehearsal taught by Mrs Swineheart. Enrollment is free and does not require an audition. Students work together to choose, rehearse, and perform a repertoire of choral songs. 
The chorus works to apply many concepts and skills learned in the general music program (ie. singing, harmony, creative movement, improvising). The choral students give two concert performances—one in January and one in June. 

Green Team 

The Green Team is run by parent volunteers and the third grade teacher Mr. Bidwick. Fourth and fifth grade students meet once or twice a month after school and (optionally) during their recess to work on various projects to help make the school a healthier, "greener" environment. Sample activities include recycling, crafting and posting signs for energy and water conservation, outdoor planting/landscaping, writing scripts for morning announcements, and helping with Walk/Bike-to-School-Day. Bradley Hills is currently working to become a certified "Green School" through the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education. For more information contact Stephanie Flack, stephflack@verizon.net, or Sherry Altman, shmarin6@gmail.com

Instrumental Music 

Students in the fourth and fifth grade have the opportunity to choose to enroll in instrumental music and learn either flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin or cello. Students meet with instructors Ms. Krohn once a week during the school day for 30 min. There is no charge to enroll, but instruments must be rented or purchased. Registration information is sent home with students in the fall.

Math Olympiad 

This weekly program is offered to fourth and fifth graders before school from October through March. Math Olympiad provides opportunities for students to engage in creative problem-solving activities. Mrs. Dyer and Ms. Yasechko teach Math Olympiad for the 2017-2018 school year. There is a low fee and enrollment information is sent out via Bradleynet at the start of the school year. 

Odyssey of the Mind at BHES

Odyssey of the Mind www.odysseyofthemind.com is an international educational program that teaches students creative problem-solving methods while having fun in the process. Find out more about this after school activity and learn what it takes to be a coach and how to form a team by contacting Paul Lekas paul.lekas@gmail.com or Lacey Kurtz Lacey1@gmail.com.

Safety Patrols 

Safety Patrols ensure students are safe on the way to and from school and in the hallways of the building. Students work as “street” patrols at crosswalks, bus patrols and in-school patrols. They serve as role models for all students in the building. Students apply in May of fourth grade and, if chosen, begin duties in June of fourth grade. Students arrive early to school or stay late, depending on the position. They serve for the entire fifth grade school year. Mrs Smith is the coordinator for the program. 

Student Government 

The SGA is made up of fourth and fifth grade students who want to have a positive impact on the school and local community. Students meet once each month to plan school events, fundraisers, and discuss possible improvements to the school. Students serve on committees or are elected officers in the fall of their fifth grade year and serve for one year. Mrs. Kemper are the sponsors for the 2016-2017 school year. 

T.V. Crew 

The TV Studio Crew is responsible for conducting the morning announcements each day. Fifth grade students who apply to help in the TV studio can be on-air personalities, camera operators, or operate the sound board and computer. Students will also have the opportunity to write and present news stories during the announcements. The program is run by Media Specialist Ms. Schwartz. 


Whalemart is a school store run by fifth grade students and parent volunteers. Fifth graders learn money management and customer service by helping plan supply purchases and acting as sales clerks during store hours every Friday morning in the APR. Registration information is sent home at the end of the school year and again in the fall. All fifth graders are welcome to participate and the program is run by fifth grade parents. 


Yearbook club is open to fifth grade students, who have the opportunity to design and create the entire yearbook! The club meets weekly after school from October through April. Not all participants have to come every week – each student comes when it’s time to do their assigned pages. For more information contact Brooke Anthony at brooke_anthony@msn.com

After-School Activities (PTA sponsored and non-PTA sponsored) 

Please check the following pages for more information!