Enrichment

A lot more goes on inside the classroom than reading, writing, and arithmetic. At MES we offer a variety of programs that encourage your child to push harder for the fun of it, provide extra support to keep on track, discover talents within themselves, and encourage positive behavior habits. Look over the following list and see for yourself the great options that are available. It is important that you check the calendar and watch for any news on the website as well as the fliers that we send home with your child describing the details for participating in these wonderful programs.

Track and Field Club

In the Spring, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students can participate in the free Track and Field Club. Students learn different skills, such as Long Jump, Running Relay, and Javelin (bean bag) throw. At the end of the session, students participate in the annual Gordon Pfitzer Memorial Track Meet held at Merced School.

 

Student earns 2nd place in Track and Field Event

Basketball Club

In the Fall, basketball club is offered to our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. This free club teaches students the rules of basketball, ball handling, and team work. At the end of the session, a tournament is held in which the Merced community is invited.

Students compete in basketball tournament
Students compete in basketball tournament
Students preparing for the basketball tournament

Robotics Field Trips to WCHS

Merced has partnered with the West Covina High School Robotics team to enrich our students education through interactive field trips. Merced students love being able to create, experiment, and learn more about STEM.

Fourth grade students learn about chemistry with the West Covina High School Robotics team
Fourth grade students learn about chemistry with the West Covina High School Robotics team
Kinder students learn about color with the West Covina High School Robotics Team
Kinder students learn about color while visiting the West Covina High School Robotics Team

Other Enriching Activities

  • 5th Grade Outdoor Science School
  • Basketball Club
  • Panther Paw Citizenship Program
  • Dance and Cheer Club
  • Field Trips
  • Good Attendance Raffle Program
  • Monthly Awards Assembly
  • Jogathon
  • Parent University
  • Project-based Learning
  • “We Are Here” Attendance Trophy Program