Department of Defense Education Activity

Student Clubs

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.  After School Study Group is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:05 - 4:30 in the Information Center.  Late Bus passes and snacks are provided.

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.

Creative Connections

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

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!

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

Eligibility: 9-12th grades. Three semesters of French language coursework. Accepting applications for new membership in October 2018. 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 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.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Future Business Leaders of America aims to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.  FBLA activities focus on leadership development, portfolio creation, and academic achievement.  Dedicated students get the opportunity to attend and compete in a wide variety of events at the annual Student Leadership Conference in Oberwesel, Germany. 

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.

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.

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 roleplay 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.

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.

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. Email Ms. Lang for more information. anita.lang@dodea.edu

 

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.

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.

Spanish National 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.  Meetings are at lunch, one Friday per month. 

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.