Extracurricular Activities


The Congress Elementary School Yearbook is created using a web-based program offered through Lifetouch Inc. Interested  6th - 8th grade students work on the yearbook throughout the 1st and 2nd trimester. The students are exposed to digital photography, page design and are responsible for producing assigned pages within a given time frame. Some of the students take on extra responsibility as either Editor or Treasurer.

Congress Elementary School sponsors several athletic teams depending upon the interest of the students and the availability of volunteer coaches. During different years the following sports have been offered: Volleyball and Basketball. Games are scheduled with other small rural schools. Good sportsmanship and participation for all is the focus.

Student Council, Health Council, and Anti-Bully Committee
A student council is organized each year with elections held for the office of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.  Each grade level, 6th through 8th, choose a student council representative.  The council does various fund raisers, service projects, and sponsors student dances/movie nights. Health Council also organizes every year and collaborates with the local Congress Health Council. They support and organize various activities, host fundraisers, and also support health instruction at the school. The Anti-Bully Committee is made of one student from each classroom. Anti-Bully Representatives act to assist students, provide feedback and ideas on anti-bully efforts, and educate others on anti-bullying.
Catalina Island Marine Institute Trip, YMCA Camp Trip, and AstroCamp Trip:
Three field trips are offered to Middle School students on a rotating schedule.
CIMI is located in Catalina Island, California. It is an educational institute that provides hands-on learning experiences for participating students. These hands-on experiences include snorkeling in the ocean, terrestrial hikes, plankton lab, invertebrate lab, fish lab, shark lab, ocean kayaking, astronomy and night adaptation. 
YMCA Camp is located in Prescott, Arizona. Students participate in various outdoor activities. These include ropes course training, repelling, lake and canoe experience, and orienteering.
AstroCamp is located in Idylwood, California. It is a camp nestled in the mountains. Students learn about Astrology, orienteering, and aquatics and sports activities are also included.

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