Kyrene de las Brisas Elementary School

(480) 541-2000
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Student Activities

Our school is structured to educate the whole child meeting varied needs of students through extended opportunities for all students to excel, in academics as well as in nonacademic areas.  
Brisas students have opportunities beyond the classroom to apply learning to real-world situations:
·       The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) recognizes students for excellence in academic achievement, leadership, and service. These exemplary students apply leadership skills by conducting school tours, maintaining our recycling efforts, and conducting service projects to help others in need.
·       The Student Council has a student representative from each 2nd-5th grade class. Officers are elected from within the membership of Student Council. These student leaders meet twice a month to discuss important school events and ways they can give back to the community, including the purchase of benches and playground equipment for our campus and organizing food drives.  
·       The Brisas Garden Club began in 2010 after a group of students wrote to our principal with a solution for the problem of our potted flowers in our courtyard always dying. We now have a club of dedicated students who meet every Friday after school to plant and tend our vegetables plots and flower pots in our Peaceful Garden.  These students get hands-on experiences learning gardening techniques and a feeling of pride and ownership in Brisas.
·       The Gecko Gazette Newspaper began in 2011 after two sisters suggested starting a school newspaper for students’ voices to be heard.  Now, a collaborative group of students meet weekly before school to apply project planning, time management skills, and communication skills, report school events and current happenings in our community, and compile articles and photographs in order to publish a monthly newspaper that is sent home with every student. 

Enjoy a few of our past issues:  November 2011, December 2011, January 2012, February/March 2012, April 2012, May 2012, September 2012, October 2012, November 2012, December 2012January 2013, February 2013, March 2013, April 2013May 2013, September 2013, November 2013  December 2013  January/February 2014   March/April 2014   May 2014 Special Edition   September 2014   November 2014   December 2014   January 2015    February 2015   March 2015  November 2015
 We also have a school Spelling Bee (4th-5th grades) and Poetry Contest (1st-5th grades).  In support of our Vision, we also offer extended learning activities that inspire students to love learning and empower students to reach their potential, including Gecko Players' Drama Club, Girls on the Run, Running Club, Lunchtime Intramurals, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Buddy Club and Learning Buddies.
We also have hundreds of students enroll in our tuition-based after school Youth Enrichment classes, which include TumbleTown Gymnastics, Young Rembrandts, Los Ninos Spanish, Total Golf Adventures, Chess, Elements of Keyboarding, After Cool Fitness, Stomp, Pre-Engineering FUNdamentals with Lego, Reach Basketball, and Zumbatomics to name a few.  To learn more about what Youth Enrichment offerings are available, click here.  Beginning this fall, Brisas will also offer after school sports intramurals; more information coming soon.
We also offer a liscensed after school childcare program called Kids Club.  This program offers student a fun and safe place to go after school until 6:30 PM.  Click here to learn more about Kyrene's Kids Club program.   We will also be offering Kids Night Out events during the 2012-2013 school year. On select Friday nights, kids come come to Brisas for some fun while parents can also have a night out.  Click here to learn more; specific dates coming soon.