Clubs & Extracurriculars

Last Updated: 10/10/2022 4:04 PM

Lazar Clubs & Extracurriculars

 

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.

Art Club 
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. 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.

You may sign up on October 6th, after 8:20am.  Please fill out this Google Form to sign up: https://forms.gle/tBM75vaAR3GjzvDe9

Associazione Gioventù Italiana (AGI/Italian Club)
Advisor - Ms. D'Apolito

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 Italian culture and traditions through music, cinema, and games. Italian Club will hold meetings every other Tuesday after school in Room 62 from 3:30 until the late bus, and is open to all students at Lazar. Meetings will begin the first week of October. Any students who would like to be a part of AGI should see Ms. D'Apolito for further information. Ciao!

Broadway Club
Advisor - Mr. Green

Broadway Club is an audition-based group that will do arrangements of Broadway and pop tunes. Later in the year, the group will have a Broadway night. Club will run directly after school every Wednesday.

Environmental Club
Advisor - Mr. Myers

The Lazar Environmental Club is a group that works to improve the environment 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 interested in such topics, stop by room 27 after school on Tuesdays beginning in September.  Remember to bring a note to stay.

Flag Football
Advisor - Mr. Rios

Flag football is open to all Lazar students grades 6-8. In this club, you will learn football concepts and skills and compete in flag football games! Meeting dates will be every Thursday after school beginning on Thursday, March 2nd.

French Club
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.

Graphic Arts and Design (GAD/Computer Club) - APPLICATION AND DESIGN REQUIRED
Advisor - Mrs. Rollins & Mr. Totino

Graphic Arts and Design Club (GAD for short) is a club that will assist creating graphics and publications throughout Lazar. Students will use programs such as Photoshop and Canva to create bulletins, announcements, posters, etc. that will enrich the school community. GAD will hold meetings on Thursdays after school in Room 31 from 3:30 until the late bus, and is open to all students at Lazar. THIS CLUB IS LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS.  Students must complete an application and submit a design which they created to be considered. This club will require commitment, so please make sure your schedule allows for that commitment. Meetings will begin the first week of October. Any students who would like to be a part of GAD should see Mrs. Rollins or Mr. Totino for further information.

To apply for Graphics Arts and Design Club, click on the picture below and complete the application form by September 30. Please email or print out the design you created to Mr. Totino by September 30; Subject line should read "Design for GAD Application."

GAD

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 environmentally friendly art club that offers the students the opportunity to turn "trash into treasure" by working with recycled materials to create their art. The club will be meeting after school, once a week, on scheduled days. If interested, Google Form sign up will open on October 12th at 8:20am and is limited to 20 students.

Intramural Basketball Club 
Advisor - Mr. Reiber

Intramural Basketball allows all Lazar students to participate in drills and games to enhance their knowledge of the game.

Jazz Club
Advisor - Mr. Sansone

Study a new musical idiom through the performance of big band jazz literature, jazz theory, and beginning improvisation. Rehearsals will be after school one day a week (most likely Thursday) from 3:30-5:00. Later in the year, more rehearsals may be added to prepare for performances. Auditions will be held at the end of September for wind instruments, piano, guitar, bass, and drum set. Rehearsals will begin in November! Auditions will be held September 28-30 after school.  Please use this link to access all audition materials and sign up for an audition time slot! 

Library Club
Advisor - Mrs. Heim

The purpose of the Library Club is to assist in the organization and decoration of the Lazar Media Center. Students will design and create monthly holiday decorations, book displays, and bulletin boards. They will also help to genrify the fiction section, create LNN announcements, and help put books back on shelves. The goal is to make the Media Center a fun and inviting place!

Mathcounts 
Advisors - Ms. Barkey & Ms. Parmentier

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.

Microscope Club
Advisor - Mrs. Triantafyllou

Microscope Club is new this year! The club meeting times are projected to be biweekly every Thursday and the goals of the club are as follows:

  • to enhance our learning on how to use various types of microscopes such as the compound microscope, and stereomicroscope
  • to learn more about life at the microscopic level --protists, fungi, algae, bacteria 
  • to learn various staining techniques and slide preparations

Mind/Body Connection (MBC)
Advisors - Mrs. Keiser & Ms. Lanaras

Mind/Body Connection (MBC) incorporates yoga-based mindfulness and meditation techniques with stress management. Through an interactive and engaging practice, students will learn the basics of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. Activities include: study and practice of yoga poses, learning about mindfulness and engaging in mindfulness, and collaborating with peers to organize events throughout the school and community.

Newspaper Club
Advisors - Mrs. Huster & Mr. Lachenauer 

What: The Lazar Legacy School Newspaper 
When: Every Tuesday from 3:20-4:00 
Where: In Room 11 (Cafeteria Annex)
Who: Creative thinkers, writers, interviewers, organizers, and cartoonists like you! 

Lazar Legacy is the school newspaper that will publish once a month. We meet every Tuesday after school in Room 11 (the Cafeteria Annex) to work on articles for the Newspaper. We will also be hopefully including surveys, puzzles, and comics into our monthly editions. All who are interested are invited to attend! 

Orchestra Club
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)
Advisors - 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.

Spanish Club
Advisor - Mrs. Pizarro

iHola!  Spanish Club is open to all students, even if you take another language.  Spanish club will be held once a month on the second or third Wednesday of the month.  Join us as we learn about and celebrate Spanish culture and traditions. Students will get to try various foods and desserts from Spanish speaking countries.  Students will listen to Spanish music, watch Spanish movies and play “beísbol”. Students will assist in fundraising events to raise money for foundations in need.  

Spring Musical
Directors - Mrs. Friedman, Mrs. Heyburn, Mr. Green; Set Design - Mrs. Wardell

Welcome singers, dancers, actors, and artists! The spring musical performs a Broadway Jr. show each spring on the high school stage. Auditions will be held in December before rehearsals begin, and all who audition are welcome to be a part of the production. Rehearsals are held 3-5 times a week from January to March in the Lazar gym and choir room, and at the high school. We also welcome all students with creativity and technological skills to join stage crew and set design to work behind the scenes and paint the set! (Stage crew and set design do not need to audition). 

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. We record the results of our designs through writing, crafting, presentation software, movies, demonstrations and much more.
 
Space is limited to 25. Membership is not on a first come first serve basis. Membership is balanced for gender and grade level. Meets Thursdays from October to June.

Click on the picture below to apply:

STEAM

Student Council 
Advisors - Mr. Rios & 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
Advisor - Mrs. Given

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)
Advisors - Ms. Lange & Mr. Totino

Help create YOUR school's yearbook. Students will meet weekly in October to learn about photography and learn to use elements of Canva, 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 Thursdays, with additional workshop days as needed. There are also scheduled work sessions that end at 5:00pm for interested and available students. Once a month (or 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 :)


To apply for Yearbook Club, click on the picture below and complete the application.

Yearbook