Clubs at Washington Elementary

Washington Elementary offers various clubs for our students in addition to activities and clubs sponsored by the community. The clubs are offered at various times through the school year.


Five students practice their string instrument with the orchestra teacher.
4th Grade Orchestra Lessons

The Mount Vernon Community School District is fortunate to have a strong orchestra program for 4th through 12th grade students. Stringed instruments are demonstrated to 3rd grade students in the spring. Students and parents decide which instrument to learn so lessons can begin in the summer and continue through the 4th grade year. Please contact our orchestra teacher, Tabitha Rasmussen, at if you would like to learn more about the program.

Drum Club

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4th Grade Students Play Drums

Washington Elementary music teacher, Kristi Keast, and the middle school music teacher, Kristin Anderson, began a drum club several years ago for students in 3rd through 6th grades. The students typically meet twice a week for about six weeks in the late fall. Please contact Kristin Anderson at

Chorus Club

Chorus Club 2020

Our music teacher, Mrs. Keast, also sponsors a chorus club for 3rd and 4th grade students in January and February. Students meet in the music room after school once a week. The club ends with a concert for the community to enjoy.

Archery Club

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Students try a bow and arrow.

Fourth grade students have the opportunity to participate in archery club with middle and high school students. Practices begin in November. You may email the club organizer at

Chess Club

Two students playing chess club.
Chess Club Fun

Students in 1st through 4th grades meet once a week after school to learn this strategic game led by adult volunteers. We are hopeful this club will return in 2022-2023.