Clubs & Activities
As-Sabeel offers a number of clubs and activities to:
- Enhance its Curriculum
- Encourage Leadership
- Serve Our Student Body
New in 2018, As-Sabeel offers and elementary (3rd – 5th graders) and middle school (6th – 8th graders) book club that meets monthly. Students read books selected from a list and meet to discuss the books over snacks. Book Club participants go on to compete in SCISA’s “Battle of the Books.”
Get Fit, Sabeel
A before school club focused on physical fitness, Get Fit, Sabeel meets twice a week. Students jog and earn toe tokens as they progress through the program. The club is open to all students 4th grade and up. There is a $10 fee which includes a Get Fit, Sabeel t-shirt.
National Beta Club
National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. established to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among secondary school students. At As-Sabeel, we are proud to be a part of the junior division for grades 6-8. Last year, our exemplary students totaled over 400 service hours helping their school and community.
Each Spring, As-Sabeel holds a school Science Fair for students in 3rd – 8th grades. Over the course of several weeks, students work on original science projects that may include experiments or inventions. Students present their work to a panel of judges and have the opportunity to win medals. Seven students are selected to represent As-Sabeel at the SCISA State Science Fair held in April, where their projects are again judged and trophies are awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers.
Each November, students in 2nd – 8th grades have the opportunity to compete in class spelling bees. The top two finalists receive medals and certificates. The two finalists from 3 rd grade and above go on to compete in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee in January, where they test their spelling knowledge against students from other private schools in the region. Students who place in the top two at Regionals go on to compete in the SCISA State Spelling Bee.
Students participate in hands-on science, math, and technology activities carried out by professionals at STEM Club. The club meets once a month on Saturday mornings and is open to 4th graders and up. There is a $10 fee.
Student Council members are elected by As-Sabeel students and seek to serve the school community by planning social events, fundraising for specific school needs, and implementing programs to benefit As-Sabeel Academy. As-Sabeel’s 2017-2018 Student Council organized Movie Night and raised funds for a new swing set for the playground area. Elections for student council are held each fall.
In Tajweed Club, students work to improve their Quran reading and recitation. Students meet after school weekly.