Dilworth Elementary school and Dilworth PTA support the following clubs:

  • Destination Imagination (DI) is an educational nonprofit dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators, leaders, and creative problem solvers. DI engages participants in S.T.E.A.M. project based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills. Club is open to 3rd-5th grades. For details about the program please email Nina Fergusson
  • Math Olympiad: Sponsored by our TD teacher, Ms. Fergusson. For details about the program please email Nina Fergusson Math Olympiad is for fourth and fifth grades only.
  • WDES News Team: Morning announcements are delivered via our closed-circuit video system to every classroom by a team of 5th grade anchors at the Latta Campus and a team of 2nd grade anchors at our Sedgefield Campus. Our school librarians mentor and coordinate these broadcasts.
  • Robotics: Tryouts are limited to rising 4th and 5th graders. The Robotics team meets regularly during their lunch period and after school throughout the fall leading up to their tournament in the spring. For details please email Kendra Lipscomb
  • Yearbook Reporters: Fifth Grade Yearbook Reporters apply via application at the beginning of the school year. Selections are made by the PTA Yearbook Chairs in conjunction with teacher recommendation/approval.

We also allow several outside organizations to use our school space in the afternoons. Please contact these organizations directly for further information.

  • Tennis Clinics – Midwood Tennis Academy offers several sessions for all levels of play throughout the fall and spring. Clinics are held at the tennis courts at Latta Campus. For more information, please visit: or email Tom Edsall
  • Little Sticks Lacrosse – Little Sticks is an introduction to the game of lacrosse in an age-appropriate and enthusiastic way. All of the coaches have been trained in the LADM model. Fundamentals and skill-based games are used to enforce good character and team work and to  ultimately, develop a love for the sport of lacrosse. For more information, please visit: or email Kristy Boyles
  • Girls on the Run – Girls on the Run meets Mondays and Wednesdays after school at Dilworth. Girls on the Run inspires girls of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths, while building a sense of connection in a team setting. Volunteer coaches facilitate lessons that blend physical activity with life skill development to enable girls to adapt to whatever comes their way. At the end of the season, the team completes a 5K together. Admission in the popular program is done by lottery and open to 3rd-5th grade girls. For more information, please visit:
  • Let Me Run – Let Me Run is a nonprofit wellness program that inspires boys to be themselves, be active, and belong. Twice a week for seven weeks, trained volunteer coaches lead an elementary or middle school team through practice. Designed to amplify confidence, self-expression, and respect for others, each practice includes a lesson that incorporates running, games and activities. Each fall and spring season culminates in a 5k race festival that celebrates the boys’ personal growth. Admission is open to 4th and 5th grade boys. For details go to
  • Chess – Charlotte Chess Center offers clinics at both campuses on Wednesdays after school.  Clinics are open to 1st-5th grade students.  Please see the Charlotte Chess Center Registration Page, the DES Latta Flyer, or the DES Sedgefield Flyer for more information.

There are also many programs available through Mecklenburg Park and Recreation Tom Sykes Center which shares our school grounds and facility. Visit the Park and Rec activity search site and select “After School/School Day Out Programs”.  Sort the results by “location” and look for “Tom Sykes” options are updated for both fall and spring. Tom Sykes facility can also be reached at 980-314-1113. Popular options for Dilworth students include:

  • Art Adventures
  • Sports Programs
  • Junior Chefs
  • Nature Adventure
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