Band and Orchestra
Fourth and Fifth graders who are interested in playing an instrument are encouraged to join band (woodwind, brass, percussion) or orchestra (strings) starting in the fall of each year.
Destination Imagination centers around teamwork, creativity, and problem-solving. DI is open to 4th and 5th graders. DI begins in October and runs through February, meeting once a week during the lunch hour. DI is team based, so teams also meet on their own to complete the team project.
A spelling bee is held for 4th and 5th graders in January of each school year. This is an optional activity in which all students are eligible to participate. The top spellers from the 4th and 5th grade spelling bees will compete to represent South Park in the Lake County Regional Spelling Bee.
South Park Singers
South Park singers is a club for 4th and 5th grade students who like to sing. The Singers meet once per week during the lunch hour, and they perform for the students and parents in the spring.
Our game room provides an opportunity for students in all grades to meet during their recess time to play indoor board games. The purpose of game room is to provide an alternative to outside play in a safe, structured environment. Game room meets two days per week during the lunch hour.
This is a leadership opportunity for 4th and 5th grade students to help the library information specialist with promotional activities to support the programs that run through the school library.
South Park Curators
This is a leadership opportunity for 4th and 5th grade students to help the art teacher with the display and curation of artwork at South Park.
Young Authors' Contest
The Young Authors’ Contest, held each year in May at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, is an event sponsored by the Illinois Language and Literacy Council, in conjunction with the Illinois Reading Council. Designed as a celebration to honor exceptional writing by students in grades K through 8, the conference provides an opportunity for these young writers to meet published authors and to hear how the authors themselves create the characters and stories that have become their books.
This is an activity for students in 4th or 5th grade who are interested in taking on leadership roles within the school. Student Council provides services to the school and assists in organizing school-wide activities and philanthropic projects.