The following are descriptions of the various after-school enrichment classes offered during the school year. Most, but not all classes, are offered througout each year, and some are dependent upon interest.
- Cub Scouts
- Engineering for Kids
- Girl Scouts
- Junior Athletes
- Yearbook (5 - 8th)
- Yoginos: Yoga for Youth
The Branch School is a member of the West Houston Christian Sports Association (WHCSA). Students in Kindergarten through 6th grade have the opportunity to participate in soccer, basketball, and baseball. All teams are formed based on student interest and parent support, including all coaching. Track and field is available 3rd – 8th grade and is coached by the school coach with the assistance of parent volunteers.
TBS supports a Cub Scout Den that is full of fun! Run and supported by parent volunteers this den is a great after school activity. As the Boy Scouts say…..”No matter what grade you are in, first through fifth, it can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, or shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a buddy? Built a birdhouse? Hiked? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.”
TBS supports several Girl Scout Troops beginning with Daisies. As the Girl Scouts say, “Girl Scouts unleashes the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in every girl, preparing her for a lifetime of leadership—from taking a night-time hike under the stars to accepting a mission on the International Space Station; from lobbying the city council with her troop to holding a seat in Congress; from running her own cookie business today to tackling cybersecurity tomorrow.”
Kindergarten through fourth grade students are invited toparticipate in this fun and dynamic class consisting of an upbeat urban style of dancing. The class includes body conditioning to give dancers the strength and stamina to perform the high-energy choreography. Hip-hop dance will help students build self-confidence, encouraging them to bring their own personality into the movements.
Utilizing Jostens as our yearbook printer and distributer and Page Designer by Jostens, our middle school students are introduced to the following concepts:
- Design & Production
- Marketing Strategies
- Content Development
Middle school students have their enthusiasm and creativity sparked through this club.
Yoginos: Yoga for Youth classes are offered for our preschool through fourth grade students. Yoginos is an interdisciplinary kids yoga program that weaves together mindfulness and wellness with original art, music, games, stories, and other sensory-integrated activities to promote flexibility, strength, balance, collaboration, civic and social responsibility, and nutrition on and off the yoga mat.