After School Activities


Fall Activities

6th Grade Intramural Volleyball -  Mrs. Wilkinson and Mr. Cochnar                                     This activity teaches the fundamentals of volleyball and offers scrimmaging opportunities. 

6th Grade Intramural Football- Mr. Keslar and Mr. Tell
Intramural football teaches the fundmentals of football and offers scrimmaging opportunities. 

Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl - Mrs. Pedersen
A team activity with all participants around one computer answering 100 multiple-choice questions. Areas covered include math, geography, government, sports, spelling, science, literature, English, history, general information and just plain fun trivia.

Winter Activities

Scrapbooking Club
Students create pages and projects with pictures. 

6th Grade Intramural Boys Basketball- Mr. Keslar and Mr. Tell
This activity teaches the fundamentals of basketball and offers scrimmaging opportunities. 

6th Grade Intramural Girls Basketball- Mrs. Ortega
This activity teaches the fundamentals of basketball and offers scrimmaging opportunities.

Science Bowl- Mrs. Stephens,  Mrs. Pedersen
Students practice weekly to compete in the Middle School Science Bowl competition.

Math Counts- Mrs. Clausen, Mrs. Harpham, Mrs. Pedersen
Students practice weekly to compete in Math Counts competition.

Craft Club - 
Students meet before Christmas to make gifts for parents at no cost to the student.

Spring Activities 

Academic Quiz Bowl - Mrs. Pedersen

Students practice to compete on the Academic Quiz Bowl Team.  Academic Quiz Bowl is a lockout buzzer system competition in which two teams of six members face each other answering questions on a variety of topics. 

Math-a-thon- Mrs. Dietz and Mrs. Gartner
A fun activity involving math and raising money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Soccer Club - Ms. Conyers and Mrs. Snoberger

7th and 8th graders practice in April and May (depending on the weather). Most years we will have a Barr Vs. Walnut game as a fun way to end our practice time.

All Year Activities

Yearbook - Ms. Yager
Grades 6-8.  Yearbook is an organiztion that promotes school spirit and captures school memories while building leadership for students.  The goal of Yearbook is to build confidence and communication skills socially with peers and school staff, while also refining photographic talent to create aesthetically pleasing designs.

High Impact Show Choir- Mrs. Gapp and Mr. Helzer
Students practice before school and perform a yearly school concert, elementary school tour, and have 1-2 competitions each school year.  

Roots and Shoots- Mr. Tell
Grades 6-8. Students meet after school, weekends, and during the summer to do projects related to our mission, to improve the prairies for native and migratory species.  We have presented at the Crane Trust, NATS Conference in Fremont, and NAG Conference in Omaha.  Awards:  Most active Roots and Shoots team in the world- May 2015 and International Project of the Month

Coding Crew    Mrs. Snoberger
Students learn about coding on the computer.  The club meets weekly before school.

Run Club     Mrs. Parde
Students learn a life long skill and enjoy getting exercise by running.

Barr Community Service Club   Mrs. Smith and Officer Urbanski
Students participate in community service activities and volunteerism.

6th Grade Study Session    Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Randall
Students who need help with reading, writing, or math can stay after school to get some assistance. 

7th Grade Orange Group -  Mrs. Pittman
Students who need help with reading and/or writing skills can stay after school to get some assistance.

ELL Homework and Book Club   Mrs. Pavuk 
Students who need help with reading, writing, or Math skills can stay after school to get some assistance and discuss books that they read.