Binford Elementary School is a unique place that offers students a wide array of activities beyond the rigorous academics. Binford students participate in various clubs and organizations. Some of these clubs and groups include the state-level BadgerBots robotics team, Running Club, Girls on the Run, choir, band, Math Club, Chess Club, Coding Club, Stone Carving, and our new Connection Clubs. Binford is excited about our newest endeavor Badger Connection Clubs, which allow students to work with a teacher, learning about their passion and interests, while developing bonds with adults in our school. These clubs vary by topic, such as Cat Lovers Society, Outdoors Club, Knitting Club, Strong Body and Mind Club, etc. Our goal is to make Binford not only great academically, but also a place that will bring joy to all students and develops the whole child.
College Mentors for Kids’ innovative mentoring program brings Arlington students to the Indiana University campus for fun, hands-on activities and connects them to college student mentors. College student mentors help kids believe in a brighter future. Arlington Heights Elementary also partners with the Kiwanis Club of Bloomington to create the Kiwanis Closet. The Kiwanis Closet provides daily necessities to students in need. It is filled with many items such as non-perishable food, clothing, toiletries, and school supplies. All these items are donated by Kiwanis. Taught in partnership with the YMCA, Energize is an in-school program that strives to prevent childhood obesity by providing lessons on healthy eating choices and exercise.