Cerritos is "BURSTING" with activity!
Cerritos is proud to offer many opportunities for academic and extra-curricular exploration through these special programs, clubs and activities. Please click on each of the links below to view more detailed information about each program.
POINTS OF PRIDE
Kyrene de los Cerritos is proud to be a Stephen Covey, Leader in Me School. In 2012, we were recognized as the 27th school, worldwide, with the honor of being a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. As a Leader in Me School, students discover and practice a set of leadership and life skills from Stephen Covey's book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People." Leader in Me schools receive national recognition for their emphasis on developing leadership in young children.
We are excited to launch our new Makerspace program this year! We are embracing the creativity of children by offering them a room filled with objects that provide purposeful play, innovation and collaboration. Students visit the Makerspace room weekly. Teachers facilitate students' thinking, designing and learning as they work through hands-on activities and students make connections between all content areas.
At Cerritos CARES is a program the entire school uses as a guide for implementing clear and consistent expectations (Cooperation, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Safety).
WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation's largest and most respected school-based, family and community engagement organizations in the country. Our school has over 50 dads, grandpas, and adult broths that spend at least one full day per school year making a positive impact on our students.
Our Student Lighthouse team is a group of students with exceptional leadership skills and a variety of strengths and ideas who are committed to serving our school and facilitate the vision of leadership with our Staff Lighthouse Team.
A few responsibilities of the Student Lighthouse team include:
- Making important school wide goals and tracking the progress on a data wall
- Providing administration and teachers with feedback about school events and procedures
- Brainstorm new ideas and implement these ideas
- Participate in a Q&A panel durng our annual Leadership Day
- Give speeches at various school events
- Help plan and execute school assemblies
- Give student led school tours to prospective families
- Greet important guests visiting our school
These student leaders in grades 3-5 are committed to encouraging school spirit at assemblies and during spirit week and organizing community outreach projects.
Examples of projects include:
- Toiletry collection drives for the Kyrene Family Resource Center
- Fundraiser at local ice cream shop to support March of Dimes
- Toy collection drives for local shelters
At Cerritos every student is a part of a leadership team. Teams meet at least twice a month to collaborate, complete projects for the school and prepare for our annual Leadership Day. Students are placed on teams that match their personal interests and is a great opportunity for students to meet children in other classes and grade levels. Examples of teams include spirit squad, ambassadors, office crew, birthday buddies, sunshine team, go green, creative team, 7 Habits helpers, lunch leaders, classroom buddies, planner team, technology team, garden crew, and recess crew.
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Kyrene Kids Club programs help children reach their full potential cognitively, socially, physically and emotionally. All of our programs are on school campuses, so the transition from the school day to after school is consistent and convenient. Non-School Days are not included in monthly tuition and are available during most school closure days and Summer break at campuses within the District.
Community Education Enrichment Classes
Kyrene School District offers many after school classes through the Community Education department. Examples of classes include sports, art, acting, computers/coding, dance, friendship building, chess, and Spanish.