Lester MS: School Activities

PROGRAMS

The activities program is designed to be in harmony with the middle school philosophy and its goals and strategies as stated in our philosophy. Care is taken to avoid emulating the high school activity program, especially in regard to athletics and those activities surrounding athletics.

Students have an opportunity to explore a wide variety of activities in a non-threatening environment. The activities include both group and individual participation. These activities are selected to help the student make the transition from playtime activities to group and individual participation in areas of interest both now and possibly in the future. The following are examples of, and not limited to, some of the activities that may be offered: Game Club, Cooking Club, National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, Yearbook, Intramural Sports, Chorus & Instrumental Music, and Academic Success Clubs. With a sports physical some high school sports activities may be participated in, check with administration for the specific programs.

Students participating in an after school activity must report to the appropriate area no later than 1355 hours. Any late arrivals to the activity will not be able to participate that afternoon and must immediately leave the campus. Students who are not participating in an authorized after-school activity must leave the campus. Once a student leaves the campus, they are not allowed back on after school hours.

After School Activity Calendar 2018-19


Basketball

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  • Basketball Intramural Program.
  • Adheres to DoDDS Regulations governing athletics.
  • players are informed of all necessary information concerning requirements for participation in this activity.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Monday,Friday

Open To: Students 6-8th Grade

Additional Info: See After School Activities schedule




Dodgeball

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  • Dodgeball Intramural Program.
  • Adheres to DoDDS Regulations governing athletics.
  • Provides players with all necessary information concerning requirements for participation in this activity.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: All LSMS Students

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




Running Club

Running Club
  • LSMS running club.
  • Adheres to DoDDS Rules & Regulations.

Term: Fall,Winter

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: All LSMS Students

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




Academic Success

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Academic Success Club is an after-school activity, dedicated to the academic success of any student who needs a safe place to study, to work on projects or requires laptop access and/or teacher support.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Monday,Wednesday

Open To: 6-8th grade students

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




After School Music Activity

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  • This after-school activity is open to all students, instrumentalists and vocalists, who want to practice their music, whether or not they are part of a curricular class like band, choir, or guitar. Assistance/instruction is gladly given if requested.

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Monday,Wednesday

Open To: Open to all LMS student

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




Creative Writing

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Creative Writing is writing to a variety of prompts and receiving peer feedback. The culmination of the activity is an on-island competition between the three middle schools. This is held in April.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: All LSMS Students

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




Crime Scene Investigations Club

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Forensics (the application of science to solve crimes) using crime scene activities such as the art of fingerprinting, eyewitness basics, physical evidence, impressions, hair and fibers, Forensic entomology, and arson investigation. CSI club will conclude with a mock crime scene investigation site that students will have to use all the new skills they have ?".obtained to figure out "who did it and how

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: All LSMS Students

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




Debate Club

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Debate club.

  • Works with students to research, plan, debate and critique age appropriate subject matter.
  • Develops a platform where students can build and improve their skills in a structured environment.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: All LSMS Students

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




Drama Club

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Drama productions relative to the needs of Middle School Students

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: All LSMS Students

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




Latin Dance Team

Salsa Club

A Latin Dance Team.

  • Adheres to DoDDS, FEAC, and OAC Rules & Regulations governing activities.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: All LSMS students

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




Math Counts

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  • After school Math enrichment program
  • Adheres to DoDDS, Rules and Regulations governing activities.
  • Provides members with all necessary information concerning requirements for participation in this activity.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: All LSMS Students

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




Math Support

Math Support Club

Works with students and directs volunteers, when appropriate, to work with students to improve academic standing.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Monday,Wednesday

Open To: All LSMS Students

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




NJHS

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  • Conducts a National Junior Honor Society program.
  • Adheres to DoDDS, National Junior Honor Society, and OAC Rules & Regulations governing activities.
  • Provides students with all necessary information concerning requirements for participation in this activity.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: All NJHS members

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




Recycling Club

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  • Collect PET bottles and soda cans from classroom collection bins.
  • Empty bottles, remove labels, and remove rings and caps.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: All LSMS Students

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




Sign Language Club

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  • Sign Language Club learns and practices Sign Language
  • Adheres to DoDDS, FEAC, and OAC Rules & Regulations governing activities.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: All LSMS Students

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




STEM Club

STEM Club
  • Students will be introduced to the Engineering and Design Process and allowed to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts and challenges. The goal of the program is to encourage STEM education and curiosity as well as to enable students to connect with others in a small group setting.
  • Adheres to DoDDS, FEAC, and OAC Rules & Regulations governing activities.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: All LSMS Students

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




Step Club

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Stepping or step-dancing is a form of percussive dance in which the participant's entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. It is generally performed by groups of three or more, often in arrangements that resemble military formations. The tradition of stepping is rooted within the competitive schoolyard song and dance rituals practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, beginning in the 1900s.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: Students 6-8th Grade

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




Strings Club

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In strings club we practice our strings instruments in order to perform at school and community events.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: All students

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




Student Council

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  • Student Council Program is the student governing body of the school they plan dances, activities, and help make decisions regarding students at LSMS.
  • Adheres to National Student Council, DoDDS, and OAC Rules & Regulations governing activities.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: All students are welcome at Student Council. Only officers are elected.

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details




Yearbook

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  • Yearbook program.
  • Produces a yearbook
  • Adheres to DoDDS Regulations governing Activity Programs.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1400-1500

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: ALL LSMS Students

Additional Info: See After school Activities Schedule for details