Listed below are just some of the great programs available at Big Springs Elementary. Check out the links on the left for more student opportunities.


Orff Ensemble is a performance group inspired by the philosophy of German composer Carl Orff. Students play pitched (e.g. xylophones) and unpitched (e.g. drums, cymbals) instruments. BSE 5th and 6th graders must audition in the beginning of the year to participate and rehearse on a weekly basis with Mrs. Parrish.


Peer mediators are 5th and 6th grade students who are nominated by their peers. They receive training and meet monthly with the school counselor. They learn life skills, including conflict resolution, respect, and caring.   Peer mediation makes a positive difference in the lives of RISD students and staff.

Safety Patrol is a dedicated group of 6th graders who work with the P.E. teacher to help direct car and pedestrian traffic in front of our school every morning.  Thank you for keeping us safe!