CLUBS & ACTVITIES

Athletic Teams

Studies have shown that students that participate in sports benefit from healthy self-esteem, increased problem-solving skills, and academic achievement. In

addition to these social and emotional benefits, sports can also bring about intangible benefits to the school and the community.

 

Lake Forest Charter teams are open to grades 5th through 8th including Basketball, Flag Football, Volleyball, Boys Baseball, Girls Softball, Cross-Country, and Cheerleading.

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Band

The goal of the Lake Forest Charter Band is to prepare each band member to become proficient on the student’s instrument of choice. Members are prepared to be competitive and successful in many musical endeavors through their participation in several musical forums, including the New Orleans Jazz Fest.

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Chess Club

The game of chess has a history that goes back many years, centuries even!  Experts attribute playing chess with improved visual memory, attention span, and critical thinking. The series of decisions made in each move helps children learn to plan, evaluate alternatives, and use logic to make sound choices.

This club is open to students in grades 2nd through 8th. There is a 16 member limit on a first come first serve basis.

Click Photography

Students learn the basics of photography by exploring and capturing the beauty around them. Click's mission is to challenge students to find their own unique vision through photography. Members will learn to see the world from a different perspective and to develop their own artistic expression and style.

 

Click is for students who enjoy being both behind and in front of the camera, have a cooperative attitude, and are serious about learning and honing their skills. There are only 12 membership slots available. Students in 5th through 8th are eligible to apply.

Comic Strip Club

Comic Strip Club gives students the opportunity to create material that combines imagery with text to express a point of view, humor, and symbolism in a unique

way. Members read a wide selection of graphic novels, study various elements, and use that knowledge to create their own original comic books.

Membership is open to students in grades 3rd through 5th. Students must meet the condition of exceptional behavior for eligibility into this highly popular club.

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts is part of the Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and is part of the worldwide Scouting movement. It aims to promote character development, citizenship training, personal fitness, and leadership. Activities have included Lemonade Day Lemonade stand, overnight camping, archery, canoeing, and other outdoor activities.

Cub Scoutd is available to boys from  2nd through 5th grade, or 7 to 11 years of age and their families.

 

Drama Club

Drama Club members learn the ins and outs of theatre production. Students are taught acting, script writing, play production, and stage management. Those that perform in school productions are a part of the cast and those responsible for set design, costumes, make-up, stage management, and all other technical work are a part of the stage crew. Members are able to participate in either or both aspects which allow them to experience a variety of activities.

Drama Club is open students in grades 5th through 8th.

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Eagle Pride Art Club

Eagle Pride Art Club aims to nurture students who exhibit advanced skills in various art media. Projects such as designing banners for the school fair, painting trash cans to promote “green living,” creating posters with positive messages for students taking the Leap Assessment and designing backdrops for special events.

 

To qualify for membership, students 4th through 8th must maintain a 2.5 GPA, provide a strong portfolio, and obtain three recommendations, two from a teacher and one from an administrator.

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Eagles with Etiquette Club

Eagles with Etiquette Club focuses on how we live and interact with others. Members hone skills -  including social graces, self-confidence, and assertiveness. Students  initiate activities that are designed to enhance interpersonal and social competence, they also review table etiquette, rules for taking pride and respecting property, anti-bullying. High self-esteem, self-satisfaction and confidence are benefits for all club members. 

 

Memebership is open to 5th to 8th Students must complete an application, take an honor pledge and attend monthly meetings.

Eclectic Eagles Book Club

The Eclectic Eagles Book Club provides positive, intellectual stimulation through reading and discussing the literature of varying genres that are both interesting and age-appropriate in a fun relaxing environment.  

 

Students participate in a Socratic Seminar while enjoying light refreshments. All members are responsible for donating snacks and parents volunteer to serve and clean –up. There is an end-of-the-year celebration in which members socialize and share memories of the year’s experiences.

National Junior Honor Society

NJHS celebrates the excellence of secondary school students and inspire enthusiasm for scholarship, service, leadership, character, and good citizenship.

A five-member committee votes to induct students who have earned a G.P.A. of 3.5 or above, exemplify good behavior, and outstanding character. Students can only become a member by invitation.  After a pinning ceremony, members will be required to attend monthly meetings and make decisions on in-house activities, and community service.

Outspoken Debate Team

Outspoken Debate  orators  research and develop arguments to both support and refute topics that relevant to our local community, state and nation. Memebers develop skills in:

  • Organization

  • Public Speaking

  • Professionalism

  • Media Literacy

  • Argument Literacy

  • Evidence Evaluation

  • Research Competence

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Summarizing and Outlining

  • Floor Management & Civility

  • Collaborative Team Building

  • Empathy for Others

Membership is open 6th through 8th. 

String & Orchestra Ensemble

In the String & Orchestra Ensemble, advanced students learn to perform in a group with appropriate musicality, and ensemble performance skills with a variety of string orchestra repertoires. Members also work at demonstrating correct rehearsal skills. At least twice a year, students have the opportunity to present their work and experience performing for an audience of parents and friends.

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LFC Student Council - Website

Student Council encourages the voice of the student body. Members promote school spirit, a harmony between students and faculty, and demonstrate great citizenship in school and around the community. 


To be eligible to run in the Student Council election, students must have a  2.75 GPA or higher throughout the school year. All Student Council meetings and projects are student-led.

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