All other sporting activities and clubs are run separately through Community Education.

Academic Triathlon 

November through possibly April
Academic Triathlon is a product of the belief that thinking skills should be an important part of education. It is a five-person challenge for students in grades 5 through 8 that rewards strong performance in the ares of general intellect, specific academic abilities, leadership and psycho-social dynamics, visual and performing arts, and creative/productive thinking. Meeting time TBD by the coaches/parent volunteers in early fall 2018.
Teacher CoordinatorAnne Bleyl, and led by parent volunteers

Art Club

Art Club is open to all students, they do not need to currently be in an art class to attend! We meet after school Wednesdays, 2:30-3:15pm in A105. See Ms. Krupke for more informaton. See website for more informaton regarding fees and projects.
Teacher CoordinatorAriel Krupke

Builders Club

September - May,
Builders Club is a service club open to all students.  We provide various volunteer (service) opportunities for students in the school and community throughout the school year.  In addition, we have one global activity/school-wide drive in correlation with the Free the Children organization.    Additional meetings may occur during the global drive.
Teacher Coordinators: Sara Heideman - see webpage for details

Chamber Orchestra

October - May, Wednesday mornings
The Chamber Orchestra is an auditioned group that consists of any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who plays violin, viola, cello or bass, who want an extra challenge than their normal grade level orchestra repertoire.  The group meets once a week, on Wednesday mornings from 7:00-7:40 AM.  This group participates in the annual Mall of America "Holiday Music Festival" in December, occasional School Board performances, and our Spring Extra-Curricular Music Ensembles Field Trip to the local elementary schools.  Auditions take place in September and again in January. 
Teacher Coordinator: Kathryn Buccola

Chess Club

September - May, Tuesday afternoons
Chess Club meets weekly to play chess, learn new strategies, and play in-house tournaments. We meet Tuesdays after school from 2:30-3:15 PM.
Teacher Coordinator: Matt Rasmussen

Community Education Youth Programs

New Catalog Released Each Season
Students can sign up for sports and other activities through Community Education. Explore swimming, art, outdoors, gynmastics, music, and other topics of interest! Courses are fee based. Financial Assistance is available. 


September - December
Do you love to argue? Are you always right? Then we have a club for you! The Lake Middle School debate team.  In Debate you have the opportunity to participate in either Public Forum or Congressional Debate.  Debaters learn critical thinking and communication skills.  We meet Tuesdays before school from 7:15 - 7:45am.  Students will have have the opportunity to participate in a high debate competition at East Ridge in October and internal competitions throughout the season.  
Teacher Coordinator: Logan Carstensen

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

October - May: STARTS in November!
After-school (2:30-3:30pm), Mrs. Anderson's Room CD100

All students are welcome! Join your School Counselors in creating and supporting a Gay Straight Alliance at Lake Middle School. This club helps raise awareness and foster support for LGBTQ rights and create a safe school environment for all students!
Teacher Coordinator: Jacqueline Valek & Kami Altman

Jazz Ensemble

October - May, Thursday mornings
This group is open to students who are enrolled in Band, Orchestra, or Choir, who play flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, bass, drum set, vibes, marimba, electric guitar, electric bass, or piano.  Students audition to be in the group.  Jazz Ensemble plays jazz, rock, and latin music.  Students may also learn how to improvise. Students my join for the full year, October through January or January through May.
Teacher Coordinator: Doug Bradley

Leopard FIRST Robotics Programs
FLL (Gr. 6-8) Season August - December
FTC (Gr. 7-8) Season 
See informational handout here.  
The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.  Open to all 6th-8th grade students. FIRST Lego League information and signup - see informational handout here. Registrations accepted until 9/7/18.  FTC Teams are full with a waitlist.  


October through March (November through March
A national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests.  Meeting time TBD in early fall 2018. Contact Mrs. Bleyl in Room D105 by Thursday, September 27th if interested.
Teacher CoordinatorAnne Bleyl, and led by parent volunteers

Math League

September - January, Monday afternoons 
Math Leagues is an individual and team math competition.  The purpose of Math League is to encourage students to participate in math contests, enable students to meet "mathletes" from other schools and to provide recognition for students excelling in mathematics.  Students do not need to be proficient in all areas of math in order to join Math League.  The group practices on Monday's after school from 2:30-3:30 PM with meets on Mondays from 3:30-4:45 PM.
Teacher Coordinators: Greg Burman

Mud Club

Starts October 17
For those interested in learning a new art process, getting creative or meeting other students who like art! Group meets on Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:25pm. See Ms. Otremba for form and information!
Teacher Coordinators: Mary Otremba

National Geographic Bee 

October through possibly May if a finalist
The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. Students in grades four through eight (4-8) from 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2019 National Geographic Bee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion.  Informational meeting will be held in Mrs. Bleyl's room, D105, on Monday, Sept 24th, 2018.
Teacher CoordinatorAnne Bleyl

Rising Stars

October - June, Wednesday mornings 
Rising Stars is a vocal group intended for 6th graders who love to sing.  The group meets once a week, on Wednesday mornings from 7:00-7:40 AM.  In the fall, this group performs fun and current holiday music.  In the spring, this group focuses on classic and new pop music.  This group participates in the annual Mall of America "Holiday Music Festival" in December.  Students can sign-up for the group at the end of September.
Teacher Coordinator: Abby Adkins

Ski & Snowboarding Club

January - February, Monday afternoons/evenings (NEW DAY THIS YEAR)
The Ski & Snowboarding Club is designed for having fun skiing and snowboarding with friends at Afton Alps.  The group meets on five different Monday nights in January & February.  Registration information is available in December in the main office and on the Community Education website.
Teacher Coordinator: Karl Jensen

Student Council

September - June, Wednesday mornings 
Student Council is a student organization, through which elected students can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school administration and staff for the benefit of the school and its students. Students also work on building personal leadership skills throughout the year.
Eight students per grade level are elected in the fall and serve all year.
Teacher Coordinators: Logan Carstensen and Sarah Anderson

Student Literacy Council (SLC)

September - June
Student Literacy Council promotes literacy, which includes reading and writing through events like PAWS Day (Pick a Worthwhile Selection).  We host events that are very fun at our school, including READ t-shirts, Gobble Grams, Lake Idol, and assist PTA with the Scholastic Book Fairs to support literacy needs.  Our event list is always expanding and changing, which helps keep the events fun and interesting.
Teacher Coordinator: Lori McGinty  |  Website


Theatre at Lake Middle School is an after-school activity for students with interest in the theatrical arts. Whether you like to be acting on stage or behind the scenes building sets, running lights and tech, and stage managing, there is a place for you in LMS theatre! This is a place where words come off the page and spring to life in the hands of developing artists of all types! We produce two shows annually, a fall play (non-musical) and a spring musical. For more information, check out our website! Link to theatre website. Co-Advisors Ms. Tami Provencher (Director of Fall and Spring play) and Ms. Gillian Teoh-Berbee (Music Director for Spring Play)

Voices of Lake

September – May, Tuesday and Friday mornings
Voices of Lake is a choir group intended for 7th and 8th graders who love to sing.  The group meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:00-7:40 am.  We sing a variety of pop music from many different eras and genres.  This group goes on field trips to sing at the Mall of America (December) and nearby elementary schools (March), and also performs evening concerts.  Auditions are held in September for voice placement.  Singers of all skill level are welcome!
Teacher Coordinator: Gillian Teoh-Berbee


August - June
WEB, which stands for "Where Everybody Belongs" is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes 6th graders and makes them feel more comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience.  Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, the program trains mentors from your 8th grader class to be WEB leaders.  As positive role models, WEB leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the 6th/7th graders to discover what is takes to be successful during the transition to middle school and help facilitate 6th grade success.  Social & Academic Events are planned throughout the school year by 8th grade WEB Leaders specifically for the 6th grade class.  These events vary from year to year, and are scheduled at different times as appropriate.
Teacher Coordinators: Brian Eberhardt, Darla Ramberg, Karl Jensen, Katie Barthlomew  |  Website



October - March, Tuesdays after-school, media center
The Yearbook is student driven as they actively participate and produce the yearbook with guidance from staff.  Duties include photography, page layout, writing and small group collaboration.  The club meets every other Tuesday.
Teacher Coordinator: Bill Atkins

Other District Activities

Community Education Athletics Programs
Contact Community Education for details at 651-458-6600.

Woodbury High School Programs
Contact the Woodbury HS Activities office for information at 651-768-4420.

East Ridge High School Program
Contact the East Ridge HS Activities office for information at 651-768-6300.


Independent Youth Athletic Programs
There are athletic programs available to students who reside in Woodbury. Contact information is provided as a courtesy for Lake families.

SEMS Swim Club
651-738-7946 (between 9:00 am and noon)

Woodbury Area Hockey Club (WAHC) 

Woodbury Athletic Association

East Ridge Athletic Association

East Ridge Athletic Association - Volleyball

Woodbury Soccer

Woodbury Figure Skating Club 

Woodbury Youth Athletic League (WYAL)