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:
· SPARK Club
recognizes students for excellence in academic achievement, leadership, and service. These exemplary students apply leadership skills by conducting school tours, maintaining our recycling efforts, serving as Kindergarten and 1st Grade Ambassadors, and conducting service projects to help others in need.
· 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.
· 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.
· 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.
This year's issues:
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, ABC Mentoring Program, Brisas Spelling Bee, etc.
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, Soccer Shots, Chess, Brisas Quilters, Pre-Engineering FUNdamentals with Lego, and After School Intramurals as well as STEMurals, to name a few. To learn more about Youth Enrichment
We also offer an after school childcare program called Kids Club
. This program offers student a fun and safe place to go after school until 6:30 PM. Learn more about Kids Club
Kids Night Out events are also offered throughout the year; on select Friday nights, kids come come to Brisas for some fun while parents have a night out. Learn more about Kids Night Out