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.

The BSE Art Club is an after-school club open to grades 3rd-6th, where students will learn about different art techniques, artists from around the world, and much, much more! 


National Beta Club is the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization, and emphasizes leadership, character, academic achievement, and community service.  Members organize and participate in many fundraisers and service projects during the year.  All members must maintain an expected academic/ citizenship average, attend monthly meetings, and participate in Beta events.  BSE Beta Club is open to eligible 5
th and 6th graders.

Bobcat Bytes are 3rd grade students in good standing who are selected to help out in the computer lab.  In caring for computers, monitors and other equipment, they set an example of responsibility to their peers.  The Bobcat Bytes meet Monday mornings/Friday afternoons to turn on/off computers and discuss computer related topics. 
Bookworms are 4th-6th graders who have various jobs in the library, such as collecting the books from the classes, checking books into the circulation computer, helping with checkout, and putting books back on the shelves in the correct Dewey order.  They have meetings with the librarian, Ms. Rosol, in addition to helping in the library before or during school. They take great pride in keeping our library nice and running smoothly.


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!