School and extracurricular activities provide fun, engaging ways for Walnut Grove students to be involved in their school and with their classmates. Take a look at the activities offered. You might find the perfect fit for your child. And check back for updates!


Athletics are a fun way for students to learn sportsmanship and get exercise. Girls and boys in fourth and fifth grades can participate in volleyball, basketball and track at Walnut Grove.

Safety patrol

Walnut Grove fifth-graders have an opportunity to show their responsibility and leadership as members of the school safety patrol. Working with adults, the safety patrol helps students and parents safely cross nearby streets before and after school.

Student leadership team

Walnut Grove fifth-graders can apply for the student leadership team. The team of motivated girls and boys is responsible for daily school announcements and school spirit activities. The team, which meets daily at lunch, rotates three times per year to give more students an opportunity to serve their school community.

Choir and violin

Walnut Grove offers fifth-grade choir from September to December and violin for fourth- and fifth-graders from September to April. Participation in these groups includes performances at school assemblies, activities and community events! Both groups are directed by Lori Ritchey. For more information, email or call 360-313-3000.

Science Olympiad

At Walnut Grove, we are excited to learn about science! Fifth-graders may participate in Science Olympiad. After exploring science concepts in a multi-week after-school program held in the fall, 15 students are selected to attend a one-day competition at Clark College in November.

Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education. Chopper Challenge, Bamboozling Boxes and Barges are a few of the favorite Science Olympiad activities. For more information, contact Veena Girod at or Carla Vahsholtz-Carlson at


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