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Take a look at all of the diverse and enriching programs available to our students, designed to complement their academic journey and foster personal growth. Here, students can delve into a wide range of extracurricular activities, including sports, arts, music, drama, clubs, and special interest groups that cater to a variety of passions and hobbies.

For those interested in expanding their academic horizons beyond the classroom, our clubs and societies cover subjects like science, mathematics, literature, and languages, providing platforms for intellectual exploration and competition. Additionally, leadership and volunteer opportunities are available to cultivate a sense of responsibility and community service.

Programs that aid in our school's stride toward excellence.....

James Avant's focus on the whole child, has initiated many programs that help to keep that focus. The following programs help with keeping our students Steadfast in Excellence:

PBIS-Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (Incentive program for all students.)

Kings Boys Group- Mentor Group for 3rd-5th grade boys.

Onyx Girls Group- Mentor Group for 3rd-5th grade girls.

Boys Scouts/Girl Scouts- Practical skills for all students

21st Century Program- After School enrichment program

Tech Club- Students learn how to code and enhance technology skills.

School Programs include:

  • Building and District Spelling Bee
  • Young Author's Conference
  • Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee and Monthly Meetings
  • Family Reading Night
  • Family Math Night
  • Real Women and Men Read Initiatives
  • Dr. Seuss Literacy Activities
  • STEM Initiatives
  • Building and District Science Fair
  • Holiday Programs (i.e., Grandparent's Day, Christmas, Cinco De Mayo and  Black History Programs)
  • Earth Day Recycling Program
  • Greenville College Future Educators' Program
  • East St. Louis Sr. High School Students As Teachers Program
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • PTSA Monthly Meetings
  • Parent University Initiatives
  • Parent Involvement in the Title 1 planning process
  • Parent Surveys (i.e. 5 Essential and AdvancEd Survey)
  • School Newsletter and Monthly Calendar/Reminders
  • Parent Workshops and Conferences
  • Real Men Read
  • Real Teens Read (High School Students Read to Elementary Students)
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • East Side Health District
  • Building and District Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
  • Ned Character Education Program
  • Grade Level Awards Day Program
  • Athletic Programs and Events
  • 21st Century Family Activities
  • Jackie Joyner Kersee Wellness Program
  • University of Illinois Extension Nutrition Program
  • National Jr. Beta Club
  • Washington Park Fire Prevention and Awareness Program
  • Boys to Young Men Character Building Program
  • Onyx Girls Character Building Program
  • Student & Staff member of the Month
  • Robotics Team
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