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Opportunities for your child to get involved

Basswood Times

The Basswood Times newspaper gives students opportunities to practice writing, critical thinking and interpersonal communication skills in a fun and welcoming environment. By participating in this activity, your child can also meet new friends and get the scoop on what's happening at Basswood!

Basswood Television

Basswood Television provides news, announcements and updates to our school community. Students help write, produce and deliver the news each day. 

District 279 Children's Chorus

For more than 50 years, the District 279 Children's Chorus has provided a high quality vocal music experience for elementary students, as well as extraordinary performances for the community. District 279 Chorus members demonstrate high vocal music skills relative to others of their age, experience or environment.

The chorus has approximately 100 members representing all of the elementary schools in our district. Every fall, students in grades 4 and 5 may audition to join the chorus.

Fifth Grade Band & Orchestra

Students in fifth grade can participate in the school band or orchestra. Lessons begin in October each year and students are expected to practice 4-5 times per week on their own. 

Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a schoolwide nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and National Football League, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Through this program, all Basswood students are encouraged to be physically active for 60 minutes each day and to make healthy eating choices. A team of Basswood scholars leads this program for our school community throughout the year with challenges and other exciting events.

Student Council

Young leaders can help shape their school community by serving on the Basswood Elementary Student Council.