Student Council consists of 4 elected officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Athletic Director.
It also includes 2 representatives from each classroom.
Members represent their student body by bringing suggestions and ideas on how to improve Mills School. Members then present discussed items to their classrooms. Student Council members participate in school activities and represent Mills throughout the community. Elected Student Council members are expected to demonstrate Hawk Pride at all times as they are the role models of the school.
The Poetry Café is a weekly club that encourages and promotes the writing and sharing of poems as well as allowing students to perform their interpretation of poems and books. A few students also use their skills to illustrate poems. Students have the opportunity to enter a poetry contest which many times leads to their poem being chosen to be published in a yearly book. Some of the students also participate in the interpretation of a poem at the Fresno State Peach Blossom Festival. By the end of the year, all the students’ poems are compiled into a yearly Mills Poetry Café book for them to take home.
5th grade students have the option of furthering their music instruction by joining band or choir. In this band, students may choose from a variety of instruments including, but not limited to the trumpet, flute, clarinet, or percussion. We meet every week during the school day and work together to become a well-rounded musician.
5th grade students have the option of furthering their music instruction by joining band or choir. In choir, students learn how to properly use their singing voices with a variety of techniques, but most importantly, we discover the power our voices have.
PE Championships & Sportsmanship
Physical Education at A.E. Mills Intermediate consists of fitness, sports, and various activities helping students to live an active lifestyle. Students will receive physical education five times a week for 30 minutes per day. Students begin the year with a physical fitness assessment establishing a baseline for their individual fitness level. This will guide our educators throughout the year to help improve each student’s fitness level. During the year we will be building towards an end of the year physical fitness test. Students will also participate in sport units including flag football, soccer, basketball, kickball, volleyball, etc. Students will compete daily for sportsmanship points which are given to each class for positive behaviors on the field, courts and lining up. At the conclusion of each unit, students will compete in a tournament style competition ending with grade level girls’ and boys’ championships. Each class will receive a reward recognizing their achievement, participation, and positive attitude during activity. Our goal during PE is to build a culture of diversity through participation, recognition, competition, and fun during physical fitness activities.