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Beachwood City Schools
 (216) 831-3933

Extracurriculars, Clubs and Activities

Bryden Elementary School
25501 Bryden Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: 216/831-3933
Fax: 216/292-2375


Book Club 
Advisor Name - Liz Johnson and Molly Fusaro 
Book Club is an option offered to second grade students. Book Club meets once a month to discuss a specific book, do an activity or craft related to the book.
Book Club meets once a month after school from 3:00-4:00 pm, February through May.
Bryden Choir
Advisor Name - Shelley McKenzie
Bryden Choir is open to any first and second grade students who love to sing!  In choir, students learn proper vocal technique by singing music from a variety of cultures and genres while performing in an ensemble setting.  The choir performs at various events throughout the year including the Choir Cabaret Night, Board Appreciation, and the Winter Sing-Along.
First Grade Choir meets after school on the first, third, and fifth Tuesday of the month, while Second Grade Choir meets on the second and fourth Tuesday.  Both grades sing together for performances.  Rehearsals are from 3:00-3:45 p.m.  
Destination Imagination
Destination Imagination is a global organization that sponsors project-based STEAM tournaments.  Teams of 2-7 students form based on grade/competition level. Each team selects one new and engaging Team Challenge requiring a solution that will be presented at the tournament. Team Challenges encourage students to explore their passions, discover their unique talents and abilities, and learn new skills. Team Challenges are available each year in the following categories: Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Engineering, Service Learning, and Early Learning. This program is open to Beachwood students in grades K - 12.
Meeting days and times vary and are specific to each individual team.

Lego Club
Advisor Name - Michelle Mayer
The LEGO Club is an option offered to second graders. Each session allows time for free building, as well as a special new challenge that students will attempt to accomplish. Bring your creativity and imagination!
LEGO Club will meet from 3:00pm -4:00pm after school. Each session is 5 meetings on Thursdays. Parents should only sign up for only ONE SESSION because they are all the same and we want to give a chance to everyone who is interested.
Session 1: January/Feb
Session 2: February/March
Session 3: April/May
Outward Boundless
Advisor Name - Molly Fusaro and Janet Wasserman 
Bryden School is offering an exciting opportunity for your first-grade child to participate in outdoor adventures after school. On certain Mondays of each month, throughout the school year. Students will learn about nature, explore and play in the natural world surrounding Bryden School from 3:15 - 4:15. 
WARNING: This is a rain or shine, hot and cold weather, covered in dirt, rolling in the grass, climbing in the trees, playing in the snow and sloshing through the mud adventure opportunity! 
Led by Beachwood staff members Molly Fusaro and Janet Wasserman, with visits from North Chagrin Metroparks.  Your kids will have the freedom to play creatively, navigate terrain, be social and challenge themselves physically. Physicality, movement, risk taking and problem solving through outdoor play are the purposes of this after school activity. 
Children will enjoy nature and the environment through hands-on outdoor experiences in all types of weather. They will explore and play in select locations on the Bryden property. 
Outward Boundless meets Mondays after school from 3:00-4:15 pm. Typically every other Monday, with 14 sessions total throughout the year.  Limit of 20 first grade students.

Student Leadership Council
Advisor Name - Abby Johnson and Ray Holmes
The Student Leadership Council develops the leadership skills of our second grade students. The end goal is to create effective peer role models who set an example for their fellow second graders, and especially for the younger students in our building. Student Leadership Council meets bi-weekly to discuss topics related to leadership skills, philanthropy, and event planning for the Bryden community. 
Meeting Dates: February 16, March 2, March 16, April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18