One goal of ESM’s Youth Development and Leadership Team is for all students to participate in one or more extra-curricular clubs or activities. Involvement fosters connections and helps students develop positive relationships while offering an opportunity to use communication and collaboration skills. We offer a variety of age-appropriate opportunities based on current student interests to encourage involvement. This list is for general purposes and is subject to change.
Elementary: Each elementary school offers different co-curricular and extra-curricular activities ranging from serving on the Banking Board for the Bank at School program to student council, intramurals, academic and fitness-oriented clubs. Check with your child’s school to see what is offered. There are also programs offered outside the district through separate organizations that include East Syracuse Minoa Youth Sports, East Syracuse Minoa Little League and ESM Pop Warner Football/Cheerleading as well as local YMCA, Scouting and other programs.
Pine Grove Middle School: Pine Grove offers a changing variety of activities for students that can include Banking Club, Care Club, Clay Club (7th/8th), Coding Club, Culture Club, iStaff (student leadership program), Jazz Ensemble, LGBTQ, Marching Band, Math Club, NASA Club, P2 Club, Science Olympiad, Ski Club, Soccer Club, Technology Club, Tennis Club, Winter Guard, Yearbook Club and Yoga Club.
Central High School: Students can select from a large range of co-curricular and extra- curricular activities. Opportunities include Air Force Cyber Security Competition, Accounting Club, Art Club, Athletic Strength Club, Book Club, Carpentry Club, Chemistry Club, Clay Club, Cosmetology Club, Covey Training, DECA, Engineering Club, ESM Day, Festival of Nations, Foreign Language Dept., Foreign Language Honor Society, French Club, Friends of Rachel (F.O.R.), Frontiers of Science, Future Chefs of America (FCA), Game Design, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Ireland Club, Italian Club, Key Club, Latin Club, Marching Band, Masterminds, Math League, Mock Trial Team, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, NYS Business & Marketing Honor Society, New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), Outdoor Adventure Klub (O.A.K.), Physical Education Adventure Klub (P.E.A.K.), Promoters of Animal Welfare and Safety (P.A.W.S.), Science Olympiad, Show Choir, ESM Ski Club, Sources of Strength, Spanish Club, Spartan Designers, Spartan Express Club (News magazine), Spartan Garage Auto Tech Club, Spartan Junior Honor Society, Spartan Manufacturing, Spartan Media, Spartan Pride, Spartan Stage, Sports Management Club, Stage Band, Stage Crew, Student Council, Student Forum, Winter Guard , Winter Percussion Ensemble, Yearbook, Youth against Cancer, Youth, Development, & Leadership (YDL).
Athletics: Middle and high school student-athletes can participate in a variety of sports. Modified sports programs start in 7th grade and opportunities continue through junior varsity and varsity programs. Offerings include (M=Modified, JV=Junior Varsity & V=Varsity): Baseball (M/JV/V), Basketball (M/JV/V), Bowling (V), Cheerleading (V), Cross Country (M/V), Field Hockey (M/V), Football (M/JV/V), Golf (V), Gymnastics (V), Lacrosse (M/JV/V), Soccer (M/JV/V), Softball (M/JV/V), Tennis (JV/V), Track: Indoor (V), Track: Outdoor (M/JV/V), Volleyball (M/JV/V) and Wrestling (M/JV/V). Athletes moving into the district must be in compliance with the Section III Transfer Rule, while foreign exchange students need a special approval. For information, contact the Athletic Department at 315-434-3301.