The Briarwood Bear Chorus has been around for over 15 years! This group consists of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students who love to sing and who want to challenge their musical abilities. This ensemble meets once a week for an hour before school with additional rehearsals when needed. These students learn to warm up, rehearse their musical pieces and prepare for their 4-5 performances throughout the school year. This ensemble is treated and run like a middle school choir and by doing this, out group brings top-tier musical performances. Our students also learn about performance etiquette, proper singing techniques and how their body works while singing.
Safety Patrol consists of 5th grade students who want to commit to a year-long leadership role. Safety Patrol students have the opportunity to serve as a crossing guard, parking lot monitor or a hallway monitor. Students can sign up to be on the AM Squad, PM Squad or they can choose to be a float for either time frame. AM Squad members arrive to school at 8:50am to suit up, raise the flag and place our safety materials out in the parking before their shift. Our PM Squads, leave class 10 minutes early to suit up, take the flag down, perform their duties and return all of the patrol materials to the patrol closet. Being a Safety Patrol member is an important leadership role and students are expected to uphold all of the expectations on and off duty.
The Drama Club at Briarwood Elementary in the Issaquah School District is run by Amy Taylor and Sydney Herzberg. Typically, we have a group of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. They meet for one hour 3 days a week for 8 weeks. Students learn the basics of stage direction, prop, set and costume design as well as the responsibilities of backstage. The club culminates with a performance of a play of the director's choosing.
5th Grade Leadership
The 5th Grade Leadership at Briarwood Elementary in the Issaquah School District is run by Patty Horvath and Leilani Kollasch. This year we have a great group 5th graders in the program who help teachers out during recess, plan spirit days, work in the library and help out in other ways around the school. The students demonstrate strong leadership skills and responsibility around the school.