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The McAllister Elementary DIRT Club is an elite group of students that display an interest in outdoor learning, gardening, animal research and care.  

The MES DIRT Club, chosen from fourth and fifth grade, is committed to excellence and the  creation of high quality learning projects that will benefit the school and the community. DIRT Club members will learn to take care of the outdoor learning areas at MES.

Students will be responsible for gathering eggs, feeding and watering  chickens, collecting compost watering and tending the garden, and more! Students will be assigned days to work. Students will need to arrive at school these mornings by 7:00 in order to complete tasks.

Special club projects will include planting and maintenance of the garden, bottle-cap recycled art, weeding with natural home-made products, building outdoor learning tables for outdoor science labs and lessons with a DNR Ranger!

Meetings will be after school, every Monday from 2:45-4:00 beginning in the Media Center. A detailed schedule will be provided to with meeting dates.

The club can only accommodate 20 dedicated and responsible  4th and 5th grade students. In the event of more than  20 applications received, a waiting list will be established in the event a student withdraws or is removed from the club.

Club dues are $20. Dues include a DIRT Club t-shirt, tools and materials, and an end of year party.

Students will be chosen by a panel of educators and staff members on the following criteria:

  • Behavior-DIRT Club Members are to be of the highest character. Students will be asked to work with the chickens and will be in the garden! They must not be afraid of having fun in the dirt.

  • Teacher Recommendation- Teachers will be completing a rubric that includes a variety of criteria. These rubrics will be held as confidential and taken very seriously.

  •  vailability- Students will be asked to arrive at school early one day a week.

Club Sponsors are

Mrs. Robin Thompson - rthompson@bryan.k12.ga.us