Battle of the Books - Sunflower Elementary is proud to offer Battle of the Books to those 4th, 5th, and 6th graders who wish to participate.  Participants receive a list of 20 books early in the school year.  The teams then split up the books, making sure that at least one team member has read each book.  BOB teams meet once a month over lunch to discuss the books, quiz each other, and have fun.  In the spring, battles are held between teams to test each team's knowledge of the books.  A final battle will be held at the end of the year to determine the winner of this year's Battle of the Books!  Contact Stephanie Morrison (


Mathletics - Mathletics is for 4th through 6th grade students selected by their classroom teachers.  Teams of 3 to 4 students from each classroom solve timed word problems.  These teams are challenged by two other Shawnee Mission Elementary Schools.  The problems are scored by judges then the results are read at the end of the hour long competition.  Math is the subject that counts! 


Safety Patrol - The Sunflower Safety Patrol is a student group that provides assistance during school arrival and dismissal.  As a member, students provide leadership by modeling our Sunflower ABC’s, showing dedication, and demonstrating responsible behaviors.  Students join early in the fall, are assigned a specific duty, and are placed on a calendar schedule for the school year.  Duties include helping students exit through doors safely, walking younger classes to their classroom, helping car riders unload during arrival, keeping sidewalks clear of congestion during dismissal, and helping with parking lot cross areas. The Sunflower Safety Patrol is very important in helping students arrive and leave school in a safe, orderly manner.  Students in 5th and 6th grade may participate in Safety Patrol.  Contact Bob Lockwood (


STUCO (Student Council) - Student Council helps with community service projects.  This spring they are sponsoring the Lymphoma and Leukemia fundraiser...details to come.  STUCO is for one student from 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  Contact Erin Donnelly (


5th and 6th Grade Band - Contact Kevin Hupe ( or visit his web backpack.


5th and 6th Grade Strings - Contact Nancy Kenny ( or visit her web backpack.


5th and 6th Grade Choir - Choir is a performance group available to 5th and 6th graders.  Our focus is on singing in a group with many styles of music.  We also do some drama, instruments, and special performances throughout the year.  Choir is a chance for Sunflower students to create more complex musical performance than is possible in the regular classroom.  Contact Calista Martin ( or check out the choir website: