All grade levels instruct the students in the areas of Language Arts (Reading, Language, Handwriting, Spelling), Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. Students also receive instruction in Music, Physical Education, Art, Technology, and weekly visits to the library.
DPES Children's Choir
The Decker Prairie Children's Choir is under the direction of our music teacher, Mrs. Angela Mathes. This is an auditioned choir usually consisting of an equal mix of third and fourth grade children. Choir members are shining examples of the children that attend DPES and are expected to maintain passing grades and excellent discipline. The choir is busy throughout the year performing at concerts, festivals, and local competitions.
Ropers is the jump rope team at Decker Prairie. They practice twice a week on Wednesday and Thursdays before school and perform throughout the community during the school year. The team consists of 3rd and 4th graders that try out in early September. They are chosen not only for their jump rope skills, but for their upstanding behavior and dedication in the classroom. This team was originally formed in the spring of 1990. The Ropers are under the direction of PE teachers, Gaylynn Anderson and Karen Sandoz. DPES students always look forward to this activity as they become 3rd graders. It is truly a DPES tradition!
Decker Prairie Elementary School has four morning clubs that are available to interested students. Students must be approved by their teachers and have permission from their parents. If your child would like to participate in any of the clubs, pleas have them see Anne Smith in Room 502 for the application forms.
Chess Club is open to students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Chess Club meets on Tuesdays from
8:15 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. in the old music room next to the cafeteria. Knowledge of the game is helpful but not necessary. New chess players will be introduced to the different chess pieces and their moves before games are played. A district chess tournament will be held in May at Tomball Elementary.
Mind Games Club
The Mind Games Club is open to students in 1st - 4th grades. Mind Games Club meets on Thursdays from 8:15 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. in the old music room next to the cafeteria. During this time, students will learn to play many challenging "thinking" games. Games such as "Apples to Apples", "Fungfish", "Make N Break", "Brain Quest", and "Quirkle" will be offered. Students' brains will be warmed up and ready to go by the time their school day officially starts.
The Spanish Club is open to students 1st - 4th grades. Spanish Club meets in Room 502 on Wednesday mornings. Students are encouraged to arrive at 8:15 a.m. in order to fully participate in the lesson. Spanish Club will introduce English speaking students to the Spanish language and culture. Students will learn Spanish vocabulary (such as colors, numbers, foods, family members, classroom objects, etc.) as well as Spanish phrases (how to greet someone, how to ask for help, how to order food...).
Morning Video Announcements
The Morning Video Announcement Club is open to 3rd and 4th graders. Students will meet on Friday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. and Monday afternoons from 3:40 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Only pre-selected students will meet each week, thus allowing more students to be a part of the video announcements.