Activities

2020-2021 School Year Update: Due to our current situation with COVID-19, all clubs and activities are on hold until further notice.

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

U.S. Academic Triathlon

November through possibly April
Is your child an “outside-the-box” thinker? Does he/she love trivia and thinking on his/her feet? Do you have a budding actor on your hands? U.S. Academic Triathlon may be the perfect opportunity to channel those qualities. A.T. is an after school, volunteer run adventure. If interested in becoming part of Academic Triathlon, please fill out the USAT Registration FormPlease note registrations are due to your child’s homeroom teacher or front office by Friday, September 27, 2020.  Academic Triathlon is run by parent volunteers, therefore team assignments are based on date received.
Teacher Coordinator: Anne Bleyl, and led by parent volunteers

Battle of the Books

October through March
Similar to "Reading Rivalry," Battle of the books is a club where students work together to read all of the books on a predetermined list, and then compete against other teams answering comprehension questions about each of the books. Teams typically meet during Homebase on Fridays, with the final competition scheduled for the end of March or beginning of April.
Teacher Coordinator: Ashley Martin

Chamber Orchestra

October through 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. This group is especially appropriate for students who want an extra challenge above their normal grade level orchestra repertoire. The group meets once a week, on Wednesday mornings from 7:00-7:40 am. In addition to LMS orchestra concerts, the group participates in 1-2 community performances as well as an annual spring extra-curricular music ensembles field trip to local elementary schools. Auditions take place in September and again in January.
Teacher Coordinator: Kathryn Buccola

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, gymnastics, music, and other topics of interest! Courses are fee based. Financial Assistance is available.

Debate

September through 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 multiple different debate formats. Debaters learn critical thinking and communication skills. We meet Tuesdays before school from 7:15-7:45am in C107. Students will have have the opportunity to participate in internal competitions throughout the season.
Teacher Coordinator: Logan Carstensen

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

Starting December 12, meeting Thursdays after school 2:30-3:15pm in 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 through May, Thursday mornings
The LMS Jazz Ensemble is an auditioned group. We meet on Thursday mornings from 7:00-7:40am. We play jazz, rock and Latin pieces. Students will also learn beginning improvisation techniques. Any Band student can audition to be in the Jazz Ensemble playing the instrument that they play in band class. Any orchestra student can audition to be in the Jazz Ensemble playing the instrument that they play in orchestra class. Any student can audition on an instrument that we don't normally have in band or orchestra (drum set, piano, electric bass or guitar). We will take a maximum of two drum set and guitar players. Piano players usually rotate between piano and their band or orchestra instrument. No instruction on how to play their instruments is given in this group. We are working on making music, not learning to play the instruments. This group does not take the place of band class or orchestra class.
Teacher Coordinator: Doug Bradley 

MathCounts

October 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. 
Teacher Coordinator: Anne Bleyl, and led by parent volunteers 

Rising Stars

October through June, Thursday mornings
Rising Stars is a vocal group intended for 6th graders who love to sing. The group meets once a week, on Thursday mornings from 7:00-7:40am. In the fall, this group performs fun and current holiday music. In the spring, this group focuses on classic and new pop music. Students can sign-up for the group at the end of September.
Teacher Coordinator: Abby Adkins

Ski & Snowboarding Club

January through February, Monday afternoons/evenings 
The Ski & Snowboarding Club is designed for having fun skiing and snowboarding with friends at Afton Alps. The group meets on five different Thursday 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 through May, Thursday mornings
Student Council is a leadership organization. Students will host two school events as well as sponsor charity events throughout the school year. Additionally, student council will run the concessions stand during Taco Bingo and Lake's Got Talent. 
Teacher Coordinators: Logan Carstensen, Sarah Anderson, Shantelle LaFontaine-Larson, and Laurie Stein

Student Literacy Council (SLC)

September through 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 & prizes, Lake's Got Talent, and Poetry Month. The council members also help with various activities like the PTA sponsored book fairs. Our event list is always expanding and changing, which helps keep the events fun and interesting.
Teacher Coordinator: Lori McGinty | Website

Theatre

Lake Middle School's Theatre program puts on two productions per year. In the fall, we produce a non-musical comedy and in the spring we produce a musical. Auditions are always held for each production. Students also take an active role in the technical aspects of theatre and have the opportunity to join crew to build sets, run lights and sound, and learn to be a stage manager. This is a place where words come off the page and spring to life in the hands of developing artists of all types!
Teacher Coordinator: Tami Provencher | Website | email: tprovenc@sowashco.org

 

Voices of Lake

September through April, 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 7:00-7:40am. We sing a variety of pop music from many different eras and genres. This group goes on field trips to sing outside of the school in December and nearby elementary schools in March, and also performs two evening concerts. Auditions are held in September for voice placement. Singers of all skill level are welcome!

Teacher Coordinator: Gillian Teoh-Berbee

WEB

August through 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. The application process occurs in late April and into early May for these leadership positions.
Teacher Coordinators: Brian Eberhardt, Darla Ramberg, Karl Jensen, Katie Bartholomew, Chris Creagh | Website

Yearbook

October through March
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.
Teacher Coordinators: Ariel Krupke & Michele Gutsmiedl

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 651-425-4420.

East Ridge High School Program
Contact the East Ridge HS Activities office for information at 651-425-6300.

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
651-714-3740

Woodbury Youth Athletic League (WYAL)