Co-curricular activities are a vital part of student life at EIS.
The Co-Curricular department is dedicated to maximizing the number of potential activities for all students in the areas of sports, academic competition, and the arts. We believe that participation in these activities enhances the profile of EIS within the bilingual school community both within and outside of San Pedro Sula. It is the goal of this department to make these activities and experiences safe and enriching for the students. These are the events that make life as a student at EIS unforgettable.
Co-curricular activities are a vital part of student life at EIS.
In 1990 EIS became part of the Association of Bilingual Schools of Honduras (ABSH) and the Association of American Schools of Central America (AASCA) for 7 years. The participation of students was not properly supported in the different sports, academic and artistic teams, little school spirit, there was no program that would help students to give their best, learn values from these activities, from competition, from proper training so that their skills would be perfected and therefore the results would improve.
The clamor of the parents and students was such that that year 1990-1991 the Extra Curricular Sports Program of the EIS arises, as a first step, in the three sports that these Associations promote.
Its founders are: Mr. Jorge Abufele, Gregory Werner, Craig Hoogendoorn and Juan Ramon Santamaria From that year until 1997 only worked with Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Knowledge Bowl and Spelling Bee as they were the areas that needed more attention.
In 1998 the Extra Curricular activities were named as a Co-Curricular Student Activities program to integrate all student activities into one department and thus unite efforts having a program at the same level or better than other AASCAS and accredited schools that would better serve the interests of the students. It is a program that serves the activities of ABSH, AASCA and others.
In 1998-1999 Music, Athletics, Pre-school, Drama in elementary school were incorporated. In 2000 the Math Olympics was started. In 2003 the United Nations Program. In 2012 starts the Global Leadership program. In 2015 Swimming, Art and Secondary Drama. 2018 BEO. 2020 Ted Talk and Culture Club.
At EIS, we believe that a robust co-curricular program, offering competitive and non-competitive sports, after-school activities, performing arts, and service opportunities can, as a part of the school’s overall curriculum, prepare the students to be successful in life. Our program gives students the opportunity to explore their passions and stresses hard work, leadership, camaraderie, sportsmanship, and fair play.
We believe that:
- Co-curricular activities are an integral part of the overall curricular program.
- Every student should have the opportunity to become involved to some extent.
- Sponsors, coaches and students should, at all levels, develop and exhibit accepted attitudes of cooperation, citizenship, good sportsmanship, and dedication.
EIS interscholastic athletic program is renowned across Honduras and Central America its commitment to excellence and its immense community support. EIS offers an elite coaching staff, top facilities, and the opportunity for students to experience a top Central American Interscholastic sports program. EIS offers a wide variety of competitive sports to students in elementary, middle and high schools. Many of EIS’s teams are top-ranked in their leagues. Athletes often participate in multiple sports during the year. We commend our competitive student athletes for their discipline in balancing, exceptionally well, their responsibilities in academics and athletics.
Our athletic program at the elementary level is focused on providing our participants with the opportunities to develop specific sports and general social skills with the main interest being the participation and commitment of all athletes involved. At the Middle School level, competition takes a more prominent role, but social and technical skill development is still extremely important. The athletics program serves as a miniature model of life that provides opportunities for students with regard to sportsmanship, responsibility, integrity, honesty, teamwork, leadership, and respect for authority. Additionally, athletics help individual students develop healthy self-concepts as well as physical well-being. Athletic competition adds to our school spirit and helps all students –spectators as well as participants– develop pride in the school.
Winning is often considered the measure of success and our athletes are encouraged to do their best in every team or individual competition. However, winning is not the only objective of the EIS athletics program. Our main objective is to provide opportunities for students to develop themselves as well-rounded individuals with positive social and group attitudes and habits, capable of taking their place in a global society and any international community.
Try-outs are held at all levels to select the teams that will represent EIS during AASCA and ABSH sports’ seasons. Due to AASCA and ABSH regulations and established rules regarding participation, there are limits on how many participants are allowed in each sport. Our coaching staff is well prepared and aware of our priorities regarding athletics. Students can practice with the team even if they are not selected to the AASCA or ABSH teams.
Team Participation Opportunities
• Track and Field
Involvement with the arts is associated with academic gain across many areas including cognitive ability and critical thinking. Arts programs also work to develop skills of creativity and expression. To understand information and then to have the ability to creatively think of new ideas and solutions helps individuals to succeed in business as well as in life.
The arts program at EIS plays an important part in both our curriculum and student life. All students create artwork for our school-wide exhibitions, National, International Festivals and there are opportunities for students to join our choir, bands, or participate in school productions. Our arts program allows students to develop their creativity and follow their passions while also building their confidence and maturity in preparation for higher learning and a richer, fuller life.
The Global Issues Network (GIN) is an international network of students that aims to promote globalization and to raise awareness of the social responsibility of "global citizens", and develop solutions for modern global issues. The network is powered by schools and universities around the world. EIS is proudly part of GIN since 2016.
Students volunteer to be part of GIN as an after school group. There they can take part in annual conferences where they teach each other about how they have tackled issues and challenges in their service learning programs, and discuss high quality solutions and interventions.
Is an after school club for middle and high school students interested in diplomacy and
addressing the global challenges of the 21st century.
The ultimate goal of MUN is to prepare to participate in simulations that takes place around the globe each year.
Once at the conference, students split into their respective commissions to collaborate with students from different delegations. Together they draft and debate resolutions to propose solutions to a multitude of global issues. Throughout this experience, EIS students form new friendships with students from all over the world, engage in parliamentary procedures, and expand their worldview as they considered the perspectives from various country delegations.
LEGO Robotics is a club that works towards building Robotics skills necessary for competing in the ROBOMED tournament. Here, students learn how to:
· Construct programmable robots using motors, sensors, wheels, and axles, etc.
· Test and design revision to improve robot performance and solve problems.
· Gain practical, hands-on experience using mathematical concepts.
· Apply critical thinking skills to code and debug computational language.
LEGO Robotics is open to EIS students in grades 6-8 who:
· Have an interest in learning about Robotics and STEAM
· Are willing to work to fundraise for competition costs
· Can work in a team to solve a challenging problem
· Have perseverance and a “never give up” attitude