Lincoln Avenue School offers a comprehensive list of extracurricular programming in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club – CLC that provides students multiple opportunities to engage in athletics and fine arts.
Bucket drumming, also called street drumming, is a style of music which involves drumming on plastic buckets and other objects to create melodies. Our students lead by faculty from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music use 5-gallon buckets to learn general music concepts and discover African, Cuban, Haitian and various cultural traditions.
Students in 2nd – 5th grade are able to participate in our cheerleading program. Students who participate learn cheers, dance routines, and perform in various school events, as well as, represent the school at district events around the city.
Students can participate in weekly dance instruction in salsa, African dance, and hip hop. Students are taught by professional dancers from the Signature Dance Company in Milwaukee.
America SCORES Milwaukee (Soccer)
As a youth-development program, 16 boys and 16 girls from each SCORES school participate in the following program model:
- Participants receive 90 minutes of after-school programming 5 days per week for 20 weeks throughout the school year.
- Participants take part in 2 writing workshops and 3 soccer sessions weekly, each led by specially trained teachers who we refer to as soccer and writing “coaches.”
Unlike typical sports programs, SCORES focuses on developing well-rounded youth. Our program works to enhance children’s writing and public speaking skills, increase youth community engagement, as well as improve physical fitness and overall health through soccer practices and games.
KK River Explorers
In partnership with Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers – Environmental Health and CLC our students are able to learn about Milwaukee’s rich water sources, discuss problems threatening our city’s water and become active problem solvers in their community. KK River Explorers meet during the Spring semester at the school and Pulaski Park.
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others. Our troop is part of the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Southeast.