Extracurricular Options

Chapman’s Retreat Elementary offers a wide variety of before and after school activities.  Check-out the many ways that your kids can get involved!

Student Interest Groups

All fourth and fifth grade students have the option to join Cheetah Singers, the school chorus.  Students involved in chorus meet once a week before school. These students will have many performance opportunities throughout the school year, including the Williamson County Fine Arts Festival in the Spring.  To join, please see Miss. Webb for an info letter and sign up sheet.

Director: Kendall Webb

Open to students in 3rd – 5th grade, the season culminates in an assembly performance. Permission slips are sent home typically at the end of the first semester. This activity runs January – March.

Contact:  Phil Wiloughby

Cheetah Coalition offers students in grades 1st – 5th a structured fun environment for students to train for a 5K race! Last year students in the cheetah coalition trained for and ran an area 5 K in the fall.  Fall running begins in August and ends with the completion of the 5K in October.   Permission forms are sent out approximately two weeks before practice begins.

Contact: Phil Willoughby and Elizabeth Yancey

Academic Interest Groups

Chee-TV is the daily CRES news program that utilizes 5th grade students to create and film a news program that highlights daily announcements, birthdays, lunch menu, etc. Students are chosen via teacher recommendation at the beginning of each school year.

Director: Amber Walker

Students in 4th and 5th grade are invited in January of each year to comprise the debate team.  Students learn techniques for writing and giving speeches and compete in a cumulative student debate in April.

Contact: Nick Brandon

Children in grades 3rd – 5th meet weekly to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities.  Located in our fully equipped STEM lab, kids are able to put their problem-solving and design skills to great use.  Sign-ups are in August of every school year.

Contact: Courtney Prieto

Service Based Groups
This elite group of students is chosen from 4th and 5th grades to represent the CRES student body. They help lead the school by character, example, and service. Two students per class are chosen via teacher recommendation in August of each year.

Contact: Elizabeth Cowan

A program that pairs a 4th or 5th grade peer with a student in our Student Support Services Program.  Together the pair complete art projects, activities, etc.  Students are chosen in August via teacher recommendation.  This program continues for the school year.

Contact: Jenny Hood

Safety Patrol employs 5th-grade volunteers to aid in student arrival and dismissal.  Sign-ups for this group are done in August of every year.  Safety Patrol is a year-long commitment.

Contact: Officer Christie Lewandowski

Rising 6th Grade Sports Requirements

For student athletes moving to middle school, please visit the WCS Interscholastic Athletics page for information and all required forms needed to be able to tryout and take part in athletic programs or activities.