Here at Park Lawn, we offer a variety of extra-curricular activities throughout our school year. Opportunities range from student service groups, sports, safety clubs, academic clubs and curiosity clubs. Please check our school website News and weekly Panther Press newsletters for selection, schedules, and sign up instructions.
The Panther Project
This 5K-4th grade student service group works to create a better Oconomowoc by participating in Salvation Army events, raising funds for Pennies for Patients, creating blankets for the children at our local hospitals, facilitating our Park Lawn food drive, partnering with local senior citizens to play games and read books and sending cards and well wishes to our hero’s overseas.
Our Peer Mediation program provides students the opportunity to learn how to deal with problems THEMSELVES. Peer Mediators are trained to use such skills as active listening, brainstorming, and using 'I' messages in order to help other students resolve conflicts. This is the third year for the Peer Mediation program at Park Lawn. Currently, students in grades 3 and 4 serve as Peer Mediators on our playground as well as in their classrooms. We feel this program continues to be successful in helping students learn how to resolve conflicts in a safe manner and to create a win-win situation for all students involved.
We have one of the best Safety Patrol programs in the state. Our patrol members are on duty before and after school, during lunch, and at special events every day of the school year. Fourth grade patrol members have an opportunity to become positive peer role models, leaders, responsible citizens, and an active part in our school environment. Our Safety Patrol has received rewards from the Wisconsin Law Officers Associations.
The Park Lawn Today Show
The Park Lawn Today Show is our in-house television broadcast announcing our Park Lawn daily activities. Included in these announcements is the Pledge of Allegiance, the morning’s headlines, a weather forecast, daily lunch choices and student birthdays to name just a few. We have a monthly cast of fourth grade students who are our Today Show anchors, weathermen and Wednesday morning workout guru’s. Behind the scenes, students are busy being producers, stage managers and sound/video mixers. Each broadcast begins with our Park Lawn Today Show logo and music, and ends with a reminder for all students to be Respectful, Responsible and Safe, our PBIS school goals. This morning show is a long standing tradition at Park Lawn that continues with great contribution from the OPEF Broadcast Technology Grant.
Reading Rocks is a fun book club for students in Kindergarten through Second Grade. It is an opportunity for us to get together and enjoy all things reading!
Math Mania is a weekly opportunity that students have to play math games after school. The math games reinforce math concepts taught at Park Lawn.
Park Lawn students participate in 3 Special Olympic sports: bowling, basketball skills, and athletics. All 3 sports are individual sports where each athlete competes against other athletes of a similar ability level. The athletes strive to improve their skills throughout the season. Each sport has an area meet where all eligible athletes compete. The athletes who place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd advance to a state meet. The bowling sport also has a regional meet before athletes advance to the state level.
The Wonder Fair
The Wonder Fair is an opportunity for your child to develop a question about any subject, research it, collect evidence, draw a conclusion, and share their findings with our Park Lawn friends and families. This club does not meet as a group, rather, individuals meet with their advisor to discuss their ideas and check-in on progress. The Wonder Fair is an event not to be missed! With about 120 participants each year from grades K-4, this spring event brings the most creative and innovative student projects to our school.
This is a great opportunity for students in 2nd - 4th grade to learn to play chess. Our students learn the rules of the game and have the opportunity to play against other students. This is a great opportunity to learn the game and develop problem-solving and strategizing skills.
The talent show is a big event here at Park Lawn. This is an opportunity for students, 5K-4th grade, to perform individually, with a partner or with a group. Students work to put together an act and then audition to be part of the show. This is a wonderful chance for students to showcase their talents!
This fall and spring club is a great opportunity to be outside running with friends, and playing games on our field and is open to 3rd and 4th graders.
If you're into building towers, ships, and cities, our Lego Club is for you! This club has become so popular that we have built-in extra sessions just to meet our student demand. Open to all grade levels throughout the year, Lego Club is an exciting place to use your imagination and engineering skills.