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Broadcasting Team

Debbie Butrum- 5th Grade. Applications are available at the beginning of the year.  Students must fill out application and return to the basket outside the library.  You must be at school on time and have a positive recommendation from a former teacher.  Students will spend about 6 weeks rotating through the 5 different jobs.  Come be a part of the morning announcements!


Sgt. Tim Hayes- Our program is led by Igor Zhislin, a former Ukrainian Student Champion and now a Professional Chess Teacher and Coach.  He has a track record of building successful programs at several schools (including Central Magnet School’s National Championship Team).  Coach Igor’s students have won local, regional, state and national championships.  One of the highlights of the first year (2012-13) McFadden Chess Program was participation in the National Championships, where the McFadden Team won the 5th place in its division.  Two of our students won individual trophies for placing at the 2015 National Championships.  We would like to continue building a strong program, which would allow McFadden Chess Team and its individual students to reach and exceed those accomplishments.


Susan Wilson- 4th and 5th grades. Meets on Thursdays from 2:45 - 4:00 in the music room from September through March performances include December concerts at school and at Bethlehem Marketplace, and a spring choral festival in March. Fee is $35.00 (covers chorus shirt, music, practice CD's, bus, festival supper, chorus folders, etc.)

Jr. Pro Basketball

Dr. Clark Blair- 2nd-5th grades. 

Elementary Beta Club

Teresa Jones- 5th grade