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Europe Student Activities

All students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities whether they be athletic, academic or social in nature. These activities help to shape students and prepare them for the future as part of a well rounded education.

Some of our athletics and activities are Europe based events, which means that there is a culminating area wide championship for athletics that mimics a state championship. Europe Activities are support curriculum and offer area wide available throughout the year that range from art, drama and music to math, language and film/entertainment. More information concerning Europe specific activities can be found under on the  DoDEA Europe, Student Activities page.

Interscholastic Athletics

Lakenheath High School has a comprehensive Interscholastic Athletics Program (IAP). This program is open to all students in grades 9-12. To participate on an athletic team, a student must meet all criteria established by DoDEA, DoDEA-Europe, and Lakenheath High School. This includes adherence to the DoDEA Academic Eligibility Standards. Sportsmanship and personal fitness are two of the goals of the athletics program. All participants must fill out the Lakenheath Athletics Form, below, and have a current sports physical on file before participants may begin practicing.

Lakenheath Athletic Forms

IAP Handbook

Parents, be sure to check on when your student’s sports physical is expiring or if they are due for any immunizations such as the meningitis vaccine.

Winter Season - Boys and Girls Basketball, Cheer, Wrestling

Required Documents: Yearly physical, must maintain a 2.0 GPA or above with no more than 1 F's at any time; 10 practice dates before first competition. Eligibility lists are pulled from the grades in the gradebook Tuesday COB. 


Boys Basketball

Boys basketball is a D1 sport. We play European DoDEA teams, such as Ramstein, K-town, Wiesbaden, Stuttgart and Vilseck as well as D2 and D3 teams. We also play international schools in London. Our schedule is full and competitive. We are always looking for dedicated players with a willingness to work hard and be part of a great program.

Basketball Season starts early December.  Please review Europe West Basketball Calendar for SY 22-23 to keep abreast of our upcoming games.


Winter Cheer

Winter Cheer will have its own tryout in November. Being on Fall cheer does not guarantee you a spot on Winter Cheer. Winter Cheer will cheer for the basketball teams and runs approximately November to end of February. The Varsity team (12 members) during Winter Cheer will go to Europeans in Germany the end of February. In both seasons traveling only occurs when there is space available on the bus and approved by administration. Over the summer stretching, core exercises, and leg & arm strengthening will help you prepare for the season.


Girls Basketball

Lakenheath Girls Basketball is a member of DoDEA Europe Division I. Tryouts are held early to mid-November, and the season runs through late February when the varsity squad travels to Germany to compete in the European Championships. There is a JV and a varsity squad, but all the girls practice together. As coaches, we try to keep a fun yet competitive atmosphere during practices as well as games. We stress the importance of the girls becoming a family and working as a unit during the season. Whether you are a future LeBron James or have never even played the game, come out this fall and give the Lady Lancers a shot!

Basketball Season starts early December.  Please review Europe West Basketball Calendar for SY 22-23 to keep abreast of our upcoming games.


Wrestling

Wrestling practices start early November. Off-season conditioning is necessary to the success of wrestlers. The team will travel 5 or 6 times during the season and managing a healthy diet is crucial to your success. Please review Europe Wrestling Calendar for SY 22-23 to keep abreast of our upcoming games.

Term: Winter

Open To: Grades 9th - 12th

Spring Season - Baseball, Softball, Track, Boys and Girls Soccer

Required Documents: Yearly physical, must maintain a 2.0 GPA or above with no more than 1 F's at any time; 10 practice dates before first competition. Eligibility lists are pulled from the grades in the gradebook Tuesday COB.


Baseball

Baseball tryouts are the 1st week in March. Off-season work can be done to support a successful program. Games will be held at the baseball field behind LHS. We look forward to welcoming everyone out.


Boys Soccer

Boys soccer is a D1 sport. We play D1 DoDEA teams such as Ramstein, K-town, Wiesbaden, Vilseck, and Stuttgart. We finish the season by having a tournament involving two pools of 5 DI teams. The semifinal games are teams from the two pools playing against each other. The finals are the best two teams from the semifinals. We have been in the final game twice in the last seven years.


Girls Soccer

At Lakenheath High School, the girls soccer program strives to be the best and provide an opportunity for all those who desire to participate in soccer at an interscholastic level. One of the most outstanding experiences for a soccer player is the challenge and that moment of truth faced in actual competition. All those who participate will be involved in competition. Fireball enthusiasm, 110 percent effort, and high goals are expected. We expect our soccer players to accept victory with gracefulness and defeat with dignity. Soccer players are expected to be responsible, make decisions, accept challenges, and show respect for others. Attendance at practice and observance of training rules are required.


Softball

The first practice for softball is usually the first week of March and goes until the end of May. The games are scheduled against DoDEA D1 teams and home games occur at a softball field behind LHS.  If you enjoy the game of softball or just want to learn more about the game please come join us. We look forward to seeing you on the field in March.

Term: Spring

Open To: Grades 9th - 12th

Fall Season - Football, Cross Country, Cheer, Girls Volleyball, Boys Volleyball, Golf, Tennis

Required Documents: Yearly physical, must maintain a 2.0 GPA or above with no more than 1 F's at any time; 10 practice dates before first competition. Eligibility lists are pulled from the grades in the gradebook Tuesday COB.


Fall Cheer

Fall Cheer will start tryouts on the first day the students are in school. Any female or male student can tryout. You must have a recent physical to participate in tryouts, no exceptions so plan ahead. During tryouts on Monday through Wednesday they will learn jumps, a dance and cheer. Thursday will be an actual tryout with judges and then cuts will be made. We will have a Varsity and JV composing of about 22 - 24 members. We cheer at the home football games. It is a short season but an important one to condition and prepare for our longer season and European competition during Winter Cheer. Over the summer stretching, core exercises, and leg & arm strengthening will help you prepare for the season. 


Cross Country

The boys and girls cross country teams start practice on the first day the students are in school. We hope all runners will do some running over the summer but we work with all levels from those that have never run before to those that have competed in races. It's a great way to see a different side of England, Germany and Belgium as well as meet some terrific people. Final competition is usually held in Baumholder, Germany with several other European DoDEA schools. Come join the Cross Country family.


Football

The Lancers are part of Division I DoDEA football. The team competes yearly against Ramstein, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, Kaiserslautern, and Vilseck. The season runs from mid-August through early November, culminating in the finals which take place in Germany. The football team has both a Varsity and Junior Varsity program and any student that attends Lakenheath High School is encouraged to play. Football equipment will be distributed beginningearly August along with 2 a day practices. Tryouts for football run from the first day of school through the first week. 


Tennis

Lakenheath Lancer Tennis is a Fall sport with tryouts beginning the first day of school. Come out even if you are new to tennis! No prior experience needed. We have both a boys and girls team. Our practices will take place at the fenced tennis courts behind the running track and near the Red Cross offices. Your own tennis racquet is required and shoes made for tennis are recommended. Each school year, players who perform well have the opportunity to attend Europeans in Wiesbaden, Germany. As with all athletics, you will need to have a recent physical on file in order to participate.


Girls Volleyball

The Girl's Volleyball Team has tryouts the first week of school. The team may also offer summer opprotunities. The team competes in DoDEA Division 1 competitions, travelling throughout Belgium and Germany on a regular basis. We look forward to seeing you come out this fall!


Boys Volleyball

Lakenhenheath High School offered the first Boys Volleyball Team in DoDEA Europe East and West. The team competed last year in the DoDEA South Championships. In coming years we expect a schedule combining DoDEA South along with some schools in Germany, such as Ramstein, Vilseck, and Black Forest Academy. We welcome all potential athletes.


Golf

The golf team practices and competes at Breckland Pines Golf Club. They typicall have competitions in ROTA and Germany as well. Try outs start the first day of school with Championships usually in the beginning of October. We look forward to seeing everyone out.

Term: Fall

Open To: Grades 9th - 12th

Europe Student Activities

All students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities whether they be athletic, academic or social in nature. These activities help to shape students and prepare them for the future as part of a well rounded education.

Some of our athletics and activities are Europe based events, which means that there is a culminating area wide championship for athletics that mimics a state championship. Europe Activities are support curriculum and offer area wide available throughout the year that range from art, drama and music to math, language and film/entertainment. More information concerning Europe specific activities can be found under on the  DoDEA Europe, Student Activities page.

Band and Chorus

These curricular programs develop musical talents in our students. The band and chorus present at least two concerts annually and the band provides lively pep music at some athletic events.

National Honor Society (NHS)

The NHS is an honor organization composed of students who best represent the ideals of character, leadership, scholarship, and service. To be eligible for membership, a student must be in grades 10-12, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75, and be enrolled at Lakenheath High School the equivalent of one semester. Transfers from other schools may be accepted into the Lakenheath High School chapter provided the student submits documentation of membership. All students who are eligible scholastically will be invited by the NHS sponsor to submit a data sheet asking for examples of leadership and service. Actual selections will be made by a majority vote of a five-member faculty council.

Meeting Time: 1500-1545

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: Grades 10th - 12th

Additional Info: Biweekly

Model United Nations (MUN)

Lakenheath High School participates in The International Model United Nations (THIMUN). This activity includes students working on specific U.N. committees (e.g., Security Council, General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, etc.). Model United Nations, also MUN, is an activity in which students typically role-play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees.  MUN emulates the United Nations, with students researching and representing a country on a variety of topics.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1500-1600

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Additional Info: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month

Model United States Senate (MUSS)

Students from DoDEA-E High Schools throughout Europe are given an opportunity to represent a U.S. Senator, member of a special interest group, or a member of the executive branch in a simulation of the Senate legislative process. A teacher board and an appointed student board organize MUSS cooperatively, which is a collective representation of high schools throughout DoDEA-E.

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Additional Info: 2nd and 4th Tuesday when in session

Robotics Club

The Lakenheath HS Robotics club is open to all students in grades 9-12. We tend to meet twice weekly and students are free to work/learn the robotics platform that most interests them. Students 16 and below can compete in the FIRST Lego League with challenges around the UK. Any student can participate in FIRST Tech Challenge where we compete in one DoDEA event and strive for more. Even if students are not interested in competing, all are welcome to come, play, and learn.

Meeting Days: Monday,Thursday

Open To: Grades 9th - 12th

Senior Class

The senior class officers (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and student council representative) plan and carry out all senior activities for the school year. They are responsible for homecoming (decorations and participation), senior service auction, senior field trip, senior family picnic, and graduation. The president of the class is required to speak at graduation.

Open To: Seniors

Sophomore Class

The Sophomore class officers and members of the Student Council meet to plan Sophomore spirit activities, various fund-raisers and school/class activities. All members of the class are welcome to attend meetings.

Open To: Grades 10th

Spanish Honor Society - Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica promotes Spanish Language and Spanish and Hispanic culture. All Spanish III students and above are eligible. We celebrate culture through activities and perform a campus service project each semester.

Student 2 Student (s2s)

Student to Student - s2s is a student led program that assists new students to Lakenheath High School with a positive transition. s2s sponsors teach new students about the LHS schedule, shows them around campus, assists in fostering relationships with other LHS students, and simply offers information about the school and community culture.

Yearbook

The yearbook course has been designed to provide students with the journalism skills and the ability to apply those skills to the actual production of the yearbook during the full course of the year-long course. All phases of yearbook production, including photography, copywriting; page layout, book, video and extra digital content, and advertisement sales are included. Units of study include teamwork, responsibility, brainstorming, content, coverage, concept, reporting, writing, headlines, captions, editing, photography, typography, design, graphics, finances, yearbook campaigns, advertising and distribution. The concept of accurate photojournalism is balanced with the need to present the events, activities, and personalities of the school year in a positive manner. The purpose of a yearbook is to tell the story of our community, our school, and our year here at Lakenheath. Yearbook staff members are storytellers and historians who follow a long tradition. Actual work results in the production of a major publication known as the current volume of the school’s yearbook and is a serious commitment of time, resources, and responsibility during the school year for staff, school, and the advisor. The publication strives to maintain a tradition of excellence in which the school and the community can take pride. Publishing deadlines must be met. Extra work sessions before school, after school, and during weekends or other holidays may be necessary to meet the deadlines.

Meeting Days: Monday

Art Honor Society

The National Art Honor Society began in the United States in 1978. The National Art Education Association began the NAHS program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The program supports members in their efforts to attain the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1500-15:45

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Open To: 9th-12th

Additional Info: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month

Creative Connections

Creativity, which is explored and expressed by students thinking "outside" the box. Selected students participate with other schools in Germany.

Writers Guild

Writers Guild was established at Lakenheath High School in 2007. The Guild welcomes all students who have a passion for creative writing. The structure of club meetings changes to adapt to individual student interests and often includes creative writing warm ups, author circles, author workshops, and talks from published authors. The club currently meets after school in the school library where we can be surrounded by great writing! Everyone is welcome to join and attend meetings as it fits into their schedules!

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1500-1700

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Mu Alpha Theta

Mu Alpha Theta is a club that supports students interested in Mathematics. Students participate in activities which develop own their learning and which promote mathematics within the school.

Meeting Time: 1500

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Additional Info: 2nd and 4th

African American Heritage Group

Dr. Smith is facilitating our new African-American Heritage Group. They meet on Mondays after school in Dr. Smith’s office. Topics of discussion range from the Harlem Renaissance, stereotypes, cultural differences, educational differences, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

We have about 13 group members so far but more are always invited to join and learn more about AA culture.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1500-1630

Meeting Days: Monday

After School Study Group

The After School Study Group meets twice per week to give students the opportunity to use a computer, print, study in a quiet environment, and work with other students on group projects. It is also a good place to catch up on work or take tests after an absence. Late Bus passes are provided.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1505 - 1600

Meeting Days: Monday

Additional Info: After School Study Group is held in the Information Center.

Random Acts of Kindness

The LHS Random Acts of Kindness Club was created to help promote a school-wide climate of increased good will and positive energy by conducting uplifting campaigns, activities, and events. Its current goals support making kindness normal and caring common--along with the overarching goal of developing an inclusive school culture with empathy and compassion. RAK members ("RAKtivists") receive social emotional wellness training in order to help them increase their resiliency, manage and overcome problems, improve relationships with peers and adults, and enhance their overall wellbeing. RAK Club membership is open to all current LHS students--if you would like to get involved, please stop by room 5 in the annex and see Mrs. Ellis. As Morgan Freeman says, “How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time”.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1500-1600

Meeting Days: Monday

Additional Info: Biweekly

The Fantastic POV

Fantastic POV is a book group in which students and faculty are invited to read works of fiction which feature diverse protagonists or issues dealing with diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) in an attempt to educate ourselves and facilitate discussions about  DEI issues which impact our school and global community.

Term: All Year

Additional Info: Contact Ms T Jones

Educators Rising

Educators Rising (formerly Future Educators Association or FEA) is a professional organization that supports high school students who are interested in education-related careers. As the only national pre-collegiate program for prospective teachers, Educators Rising helps students develop the strong leadership traits that are found in high-quality educators. We have meetings every Tuesday during lunch and attend an annual conference at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany. Join today - you will not be disappointed! We are a warm and welcoming club!

Term: All Year

Meeting Days: Friday

The French Honor Society - La Société Honoraire de Français ( SHF )

Three semesters of French language coursework. Accepting applications for new membership in October of each year. SHF is an honor society for high school students enrolled in French and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). The purpose of the society is to recognize and celebrate exemplary academic achievement in the French language, as well as cultivate leadership skills through the promotion of French language and culture. SHF members also complete service projects for Lakenheath High School and the community.

Meeting Time: First Monday of every month during lunch

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: Grades 9th - 12th

Additional Info: Meeting are held in Room 219 in the main building (Ms. Brandy Davis’s room).

Freshman Class

The Freshman Class is a part of the Student Council at Lakenheath High School. During the course of the school year, students assist Student. Our student council members are voted into office in the fall of each school year, but our weekly meetings are open to all freshmen interested in making a positive impact on our school and community.

Honors Music Festival

The Honors Music program offers 68 student instrumentalists and 80 vocalists the opportunity to gather together for 5 days to study a variety of band and choral music. After a period of intensive rehearsals conducted by two of America's finest conductors, the students present a concert with a combined band and choral finale. The concert is performed in the Wiesbaden area. The large audience consists of Americans and Germans from the local communities. Students apply through their local high school by submitting a recorded audition. A committee composed of music teachers from DoDEA-Europe schools selects participants.

JROTC Drill Team

All students enrolled in JROTC classes are eligible to be considered for this activity.

JROTC Honor Guard

All students enrolled in JROTC classes are eligible to be considered for this activity.

Junior Class

The elected Junior Class representatives' main purpose is to plan and organize the Junior/Senior Prom. Various fundraisers are held throughout the year to fund prom. Weekly planning meetings are held in the Junior Class sponsor's room.