Lazar Extracurriculars & Clubs
All clubs and group meetings will be announced on LNN and will be posted on the Club Calendar. Please advise your child to listen carefully to the morning announcements. The dates and times listed on the calendar are tentative. There are times when the advisors may need to reschedule or cancel a meeting. In order to stay after, students must bring in a Lazar note to hand in during homeroom indicating the club or activity.
Advisor - Mrs. Travers
The Art Club is open to students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The enrollment is limited to 20 students due to space restrictions. Anyone interested must see Mrs. Travers for enrollment prior to the start of the club. They will meet once a week after school. The club offers the students the opportunity to work in a variety of two and three dimensional art.
Advisor - Mr. Totino
Students will become digital citizens while helping one another to learn coding & programing, image editing, and graphic design. Students will also have the opportunity to compete in STEM based group challenges throughout the year. Students who would like to participate in computer club should have experience with using Mac computers, digital cameras, and Adobe software. This club will foster abstract thinking and problem solving. Meetings are held on scheduled Thursdays beginning in October, with special meetings announced throughout the year. Please watch LNN and check the Lazar Club Calendar for updates. NOTE: The club will be limited to 20 students.
Fall Play & Spring Musical
Fall – Mrs. Coppola, Ms. Sheridan
Spring – Mrs. Friedman, Mrs. Heyburn & Ms. Novak
Set Design & Stage Crew - Mr. Huppert & Mrs. Wardell
Drama Club provides students with an outlet to act. They experience try-outs, practices and a performance. There are two productions each year; one fall and one spring. The fall play is a straight play performed for elementary students. The spring musical is a full production musical event.
Advisor - Mr. Myers
The Lazar Environmental Club is a group that works to improve the enviromnemt of our school community. Topics covered range from recycling, organic gardening, wildlife viewing and working to reduce the biological foot print of our school. If you are intersted in such topics, stop by room 27 after school on Tuesdays beginning in September. Remember to bring a note to stay.
Advisor - Mr. S. Miller
Flag Football is open to students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Anyone interested must see Mr. Miller to sign up and receive a permission slip prior to the start of the club. We will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. This is a chance to have fun, play with your friends, and possibly meet a new friend. The permission slip needs to be signed in order to stay after school.
Advisor - Mr. Lynn
French Club is an exciting club celebrating the culture and language of France. French Club members practice their French at meetings, and engage in other cultural activities. Whether you speak French or not, French Club is a great place to have fun and learn more about the French culture and language! Some of the activities students will enjoy are: eating lunch from a French restaurant, participating in National French Week for the promotion of study of the language, hosting the annual French croissant/chocolat breakfast sale, celebrating a French Christmas, and preparing food for Mardi Gras. Any past or present student of French is eligible to be a member. Merci.
Green Art Club
Advisor - Mrs. Silva
Eco Art Club is open to all students who have an interest in the creative arts. It is an environmental friendly art club where students will be working with recycled materials to create art. Students in Eco Art Club this past year recycled plastic bottles to make people and other creations. They also held an ornament sale which helped to raise funds for a field trip to the art museum. In the past, students made an amazing mural from recycled bottle caps which is hanging in the cafeteria. The club will be meeting after school on scheduled days. Students must see Mrs. Silva in Room 58 to sign up.
Intramural Basketball Club
Advisor - Mr. Reiber
Intramural Basketball allows all girls and boys in Lazar to participate in drills and games to enhance their knowledge of the game.
Advisor - Mr. Totino
Benvenuti all’Associazione Gioventù Italiana! Welcome to Italian Club! The Italian Club will be open to any students enrolled in Italian. The club will meet twice a month to dive deeper into the Italian culture through music, cinema and of course, food. Any students who would like to be a part of AGI should see Mr. Totino further information. Italian Club will hold meetings on Thursdays after school. Ciao!
Jazz Band (Audition Only)
Advisor - Ms. DiDiego
Open to band members and non-band members that play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano, and drums. Each student has to audition in late November using the audition packet required for their given instrument. The students explore various styles of music including rock, jazz, funk, and Latin. Sessions will be rehearsal oriented and provide members of this group with 5 - 7 performances during the school year at various functions and events within the district and town. Sessions are weekly after school from 3:45 PM until 5 PM which requires parent pick up and will begin in December all the way through the beginning of June.
Lazar Legacy Newspaper Club
Advisors - Mrs. Heim & Ms. Viscardo
The Lazar Legacy is our student produced school paper that is published two times a year. Students will take part in various aspects of journalism, such as writing/editing, interviewing, photography, and publishing. It serves as a forum for students' voices to be heard and provide the Lazar community with the "goings on" at Lazar. All are welcome!
Advisors - Ms. Parmentier & Mrs. Shuller
Mathcounts is a nationwide math coaching and competition program. The Mathcounts program is designed to increase interest and involvement in mathematics among middle school students. Students meet in coaching sessions in the beginning of the school year and send a group of students to the regional competition in February. Winners progress to the state competition in March. The top four scorers at the states earn the privilege to represent their state at the National Competition. For more information, go to www.mathcounts.org.
Mandarin Chinese Club
Advisor - Mrs. Chang
Ni hao! Welcome to Mandarin Chinese Club! Mandarin Chinese Club is open to all students, regardless of whether they are currently taking Mandarin class or not. Meetings will be held once or twice a month after school. We will celebrate Chinese holidays, eat Chinese food, watch Chinese movies, play Chinese traditional games, and have discussions on various topics related to Chinese culture and China. Members will learn at least a new phrase or sentence in Chinese at each meeting.
Advisor - Mrs. Scharf
A new club for string students after school! Mrs. Scharf is offering a variety of choices for string students: who are newer to their instrument, string students who need after help learning 3rd position, etc. Prepping for Honors Orchestra - Junior Regionals and or just want to explore playing different types of music (duets, trios quartet). Open to all string students, please come!
Tuesdays - extra help
Wednesdays & Thursdays- playing different types of music
Science Olympiad (8th grade students only)
Advisor - Mrs. Marnien & Mrs. Wardell
Science Olympiad is a nationwide organization dedicated to improving science education and creating a technologically-literate workforce. Students compete in tournaments and non-competitive events in the building, district, county, state and national levels with an emphasis on teamwork and commitment to excellence. For more information, visit www.soinc.org.
STEAM Club (Application Required)
Advisors - Mrs. Wardell & Mr. Wayne
STEAM Club is a design/build club that focuses on process and context. By adding the “A for Arts” to traditional STEM, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Arts are integrated. We identify, research, solve and report on design challenges within the context of a theme, then build and test our designs using the 7 step Design Loop. Club culminates with STEAM Night where we display the results of our designs through writing, crafting, presentation software, movies, demonstrations and much more! Previous years themes include Europe During the Black Death, the Zombie Apocalypse,and Space Pirates. The theme for 2018/19…UP! - a study into both Archimedes and Bernoulli's Principles. Meets Tuesdays from October to June. Space is limited; apply here.
Select Choir (Invitational)
Advisor - Mrs. Zajac
Any 7th or 8th grade chorus students interested in being involved in a select choir are invited to join. Rehearsals will be one day a week, after school, from January through May. More information will be available in December.
Study & Organizational Skills (S.O.S.) (By Invitation Only)
Advisors - Ms. Belotti & Mrs. Rudge
The goals of S.O.S. include providing your child with the skills and habits necessary to improve studying and test-taking abilities, homework quality, class preparation, performance on standardized tests, and ultimately the elevation of the student’s self-confidence. Your child’s progress will be monitored by their counselor and academic team. This program will be an extended-day class, which will meet two times per week from 3:20-4:00pm either Tuesday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. The students will be recommended to this program by their teachers.
Advisor - Mrs. Pizarro
iHola! Spanish Club is open to all students, even if you take another language. Spanish club will be held 2-3 times a month. Join us as we learn about and celebrate Spanish culture and traditions. Students will get to try various foods and deserts from Spanish speaking countries. Students will listen to Spanish music and watch Spanish movies. Students will assist in fundraising events to raise money for foundations in need. For example, last year's bowling event for Puerto Rico.
Advisors - Ms. Sturdy-Lange & Mrs. Vytell-Mitschele
A democratic organization composed of elected representatives and officers who represent their classmates. The Student Council provides students with the opportunity to voice their opinions concerning school activities and acquire leadership skills. The representatives plan social activities as well as community projects.
The Write Eye
Advisors - Mrs. Given & Mr. M. Miller
The Write Eye is a student produced magazine featuring essays, poems, short stories, and creative writing pieces written by Lazar students. Also, the magazine features student artwork of all kinds (paintings, sketches, cartoons, computer graphics). The pieces are nominated by teachers, peers, or presented by the artist themselves for review by The Write Eye staff. Each piece is then discussed, analyzed, and voted on for publication by the student staff. All staff members state their opinions on the merits of the piece being published in the yearly magazine. The student staff work to produce the magazine learning about design and layout. Being a member of the staff, students have fun working together and develop friendships with students who enjoy the arts!
Yearbook (APPLICATION REQUIRED for 7th & 8th grade students only)
Advisors – Ms. Sturdy-Lange & Mr. Totino
Help create YOUR schools yearbook. Students will meet weekly in the September & October to learn about photography and learn to use elements of Photoshop, as well as an introduction to the online design program. They will also work together to select, develop and implement a theme and design a cover. November through April students will work in small groups to complete yearbook pages assigned to them. Meetings are held on Tuesdays or Thursdays, with additional workshop days as needed. There are also scheduled work sessions that end at 5:00 for interested and available students. Once a month (more if needed) during “crunch time” we will have dinner work sessions staying until 7pm. Yearbook is a BIG commitment but we have fun working together! Hope to see you there :)