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Clubs & Organizations


The Barksdale Junior Beta Club was established for the purpose of recognizing outstanding academic achievement and promoting ideals of leadership and service.  Membership is open to all rising fifth graders who achieve and maintain a 3.5 grade point average and satisfactory behavior marks.
Sponsor: Kim O'Keefe & Dawn Stocks

The Barksdale Junior National Honor Society was established for the purpose of recognizing outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility, to provide meaningful service to the school and community, and to develop essential leadership skills within the students of BES.  Membership is open to all eligible fourth and fifth graders who achieve and maintain a 4.0 grade point average and are recommended by the Faculty Council. 
Sponsor: Kim O'Keefe & DawnStocks
The Barksdale 5th Grade Chorus was established to recognize those students who exemplify talents in the area of singing. Membership is open to all rising 5th graders who audition at a qualified level.
Sponsor: Lisa Smith
The Rockdale Honor Chorus is a chorus made up of 10 students from each elementary school in Rockdale County.  Students from the Barksdale’s 5th grade chorus are then chosen again by audition in December. The students participate in the county’s performance during the 3rd quarter.
Sponsor: Lisa Smith
The WBES News Crew Club was established for the purpose of providing a format to inform all Barksdale students of the schedule of events within the school through a daily news show. Also, the News Crew utilizes the news show to promote school spirit, celebrate individual and group accomplishments, and to promote attendance.  Membership is open to all third, fourth and fifth grade students whose applications are accepted based on previous good attendance, responsibility, teacher recommendations, and availability of slots to be filled.
Lead Sponsor: Susan Norton
The Barksdale Student Council  was established for the purpose of teaching students about the democratic method for making decisions that involves the entire school.  Students who serve on Student Council make decisions about school projects and listen to the ideas of their classmates, while remaining fair and respectful to all students.  Membership is open to two representatives per class in grades 3-5, as well as, four fifth grade officer positions (president, vice-president, secretary, public relations).
Sponsor: Gwen Strong
The Reading Bowl Team was established for members to read at least four of the Georgia Book Award Nominees. Members review and discuss the books in preparation to compete for spots on the Reading Bowl Team.  Ten members will be selected to compete in the Rockdale County Reading bowl.
Lead Sponsor:Tonya Grant
The Marathon in a Month Club  & Mileage Club were established to promote cardiovascular fitness.  Volunteers keep distance records for each member.   Membership is open to all students in grades 2-5. Mileage Club is open to 1-5.
Lead Sponsor: Sherri Webb