Student Activities

Homework Help
- Students in grades 5-8 may sign-up to attend a teacher-supervised after school Homework Help on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students (or their parents) may click here to complete a Homework Help Application formMr. Lubatti and Mrs. Wamsley are the facilitators for this program.

STEM Club

Stock Market Club - Students in grades 5 - 8 have an opportunity to learn about real-world investing and finance.  The Stock Market Club meets Mondays from February to April.  Mr. Basso is the facilitator for this program.

STEM Club - Students in grades 5-8 who are excited about science, technology, engineering, and math may sign up for our after school STEM club. This is an eight week program that meets one day a weekend starting March 2nd and ending on April 19th. The middle level science teachers and Mrs. Lacroix are the facilitators.

Chester Junior Honor Society Students in grades six through eight are offered the opportunity to participate in Chester Junior Honor Society annually. Students are invited to join based on criteria and recommendations.  Click [HERE] to learn more. Mr. Lubatti is the facilitator for this program.

Student Council - The Student Council is open to students in grades 5 - 8 and meets one Monday per month after school.   Student Council promotes leadership, communication, and service projects within the student population.  Mrs. Fawcett and Mrs. Donahue are the facilitators for this program.

Art Club - Both grade 5/6 and 7/8 Art Clubs will meet on Thursdays from 3:00-4:15.  Projects will include: clay, acrylic painting, Holiday crafts, jewelry making and duct tape creations.  Students may join at any time during the year, so long as they have a permission slip.  The facilitators for this program are Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Blanchette and Mr. Johnson.

Destination Imagination - Destination Imagination is a hands-on program for kids to work through academic challenges in the fields of STEM, Fine Arts, and Service Learning. DI Elementary is for grades 3-5 and DI Middle Level is for grades 6-8.  

Drama Club - Chester Academy’s Drama Club is a fun learning opportunity to explore various aspects of the theater. Activities include theater games, improvisation, performing skits, and learning about different theater techniques.  Drama club is open to students in grades 4-8 and meets weekly in the fall.  Mr. VonOyen is the facilitator for this program.

Spring Musical - The Spring Musical is the major dramatic production of the year at Chester Academy and involves students of all grades in putting the show together.  Students in grades 4-8 can audition for roles and participate in stage crew while students in grades 1-3 can participate as members of special ensembles.  Click [HERE] for more information. Mrs. Vanderhoek and Mr. VonOyen is the facilitator for this program.

Rising Stars - Rising Stars is a hands-on program for kids to work through academic challenges in the fields of STEM, Fine Arts, and Service Learning at a noncompetitive level for grades K-2.

Cougar Chronicle - The Cougar Chronicle is a student driven digital newspaper that shares information about school events, students, and staff. Any student in grades 5-8 is welcome to join the club and submit an article for review. The club will meet periodically to assign stories, but students will be responsible for completing the articles and submitting them by each deadline. See Ms. Cleveland if you are interested.