Extra-Curricular School Activities
The following section contains information about a variety of activities which are offered. A brief description of each activity is listed. Every student is encouraged to become involved in one or more of these activities.
Extra-curricular activities are given serious consideration when students apply for jobs and for college admission. Students who find an activity of interest should contact the sponsor to learn the details of how they can become involved. Announcements of meetings are made in homeroom.
Students who are suspended may not participate in any school related activities on the dates of suspension; and they must attend a regular daily session of school following the suspension before participating in such activities.
Students MUST attend school the day of an activity or the day before if the event is on a Saturday.
If you want to join an extra-curricular activity in which students participate for at least an average of fifteen hours per week for a minimum of nine weeks, such as a play, you will be subject to the same eligibility requirements that apply to interscholastic sports. Be sure you know these requirements: they are listed in this booklet.
- Clubs at Harriton High School
- Clubs at Lower Merion High School
- Fund Raising
- Participation in Extracurricular Activities When Absent
- Interscholastic Athletics and Intramurals
Open to all students 9-12. The competition involves a regional site, usually Methacton High School; a state site, either the Eastern or Western part of the state; and a national competition, either a Western, Midwestern, or Eastern site. The top three teams advance from the regional to the state. One team moves on to national competition. The ten events involve a super quiz on a national issue, a speech, and essay (usually on the super quiz), an interview, and written tests in Art, Music, Literature, Social Science, Science, Economics, and Math. The team practices from October through March. The regional competition is held in early February, the state competition is in mid-March, and the national competition is in late April.
Students meet to design and discuss projects for enhancing the quality of art work around the Harriton campus. They meet for special presentations after school on various techniques and styles of art work. They also gather for hands-on volunteer activities here and at other LMSD schools. There is also the possibility for field trips to museums.
The mission of buildOn is to enhance education and empower youth in the U.S. to make a positive difference in their communities while helping people of developing countries to increase their self-reliance through education. The Three Way program involves Global Education, Community Service and International Experience. We have a Sister Schoolhouse that we work to help fund and build through a variety of projects.
The Chess Club is open to both accomplished as well as beginning players. We usually practice once a week and play one match each week against another school. This year we competed in the Lower Bucks County Chess League and the Philadelphia Scholastic Chess League. In March we go to Bloomsburg University to compete in the PA Scholastic Chess Championships. We will enter a team in the High School Open and the High School Novice Divisions.
The Environmental Club is made up of a group of students who wish to raise awareness about environmental issues and improve the school environment. In addition to educating themselves about environmental issues, members participate in a variety of service projects throughout the year. Some examples of these projects are: participating in Habitat for Humanity, planting flowers on the Harriton campus, and participating in the Pennsylvania adopt-a-highway program.
FBLA (Future Business Leader of America)
FBLA Future Business Leaders of America is an educational association of student members preparing for careers in business or who are just simply interested in learning more about the free enterprise system. FBLA helps students develop leadership abilities, and prepare for entry into, and advancement within, a business or business-related occupation. Members learn how to engage in business enterprise, how to direct the affairs of a group, and how to compete honorably in competitive events. These activities help prepare students to be better employees and better citizens. FBLA provides innovative leadership development programs to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship.
Flower Show Club
The Flower Show Club consists of a diverse group of students, who create an exhibit for the internationally known Philadelphia Flower Show. This is an unusual opportunity for students because it is a professional competition. Students are involved in every aspect of the exhibit from creation to installation at the Convention Center. Planning for the exhibit begins in April and culminate the following March when students compete for the “Blue Ribbon”. In the past, students have competed in the Garden, Entryway and Container classes.
Our goal for this organization is to promote the awareness and tolerance for all sexual orientation in our school and our community. We hope to encourage a more holistically aware Harriton society where all people feel accepted and we will provide a support group for those questioning their sexual orientation and who are fearful of making this known. Through various events, fundraisers, discussions, and speakers, we anticipate creating a better and more accepting environment. In addition, for promotion, we will organize a community service activity related to our cause, such as working with the AIDS Fund.
HHS Horticulture Club
The goal of the Horticulture Club is to spread the love of plants. We work in the greenhouse growing and caring for plants. We do this to show our appreciation for all that plants do for us, as well as have a lot of fun working with our hands and getting down to Earth!
The Jam Club meets on a weekly basis and allows students to express their musical side in a non-competitive environment. Students jam using many instruments including guitar, bass, and drums.
This club is a select group of instrumentalists who perform and analyze jazz of various types and styles. The standard instrumentation of the Jazz Ensemble is 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, 1 tuba, 2 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxes, 1 baritone sax, drum set, bass guitar, electric guitar, piano and auxiliary percussionist. Members are required to attend all concerts and practice sessions.
Literary Magazine (Corinthian)
The Corinthian is Harriton’s journal of student -produced original writing and art. Interested and enthusiastic students meet every Wednesday after school to review and discuss one another’s stories, poems and other writings and artwork. Students come to appreciate varying points of view as they give and receive support, encouragement, and specific suggestions for improvement of each other’s work. It’s a great opportunity for growth in technique as well as in group interaction skills. The end result is the long-awaited publication of the Corinthian in May of each year, a cause for celebration and pizza-eating!
The purpose of our Math Team is to compete in six contests offered during the school year by the Pennsylvania Math League. It is open to all students who have a keen interest in mathematics and a desire to be challenged by difficult and unique problems. Although our team will post a “Team Score” on each competition, individuals are invited to other contests held at PA universities in the fourth quarter of the school year.
The goals of Mock Trial are to promote an understanding of the American legal system and courtroom procedure and etiquette while promoting thoughtful analysis and teamwork as students prepare a case for trial. Team members act as witnesses and attorneys as they present their case in front of a judge and jury at the Montgomery County courthouse. Mock Trial meets three times a week from December through March.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes in students the ideals of scholarship, character, service, and leadership. Those inducted perform services such as peer tutoring and food drives for needy individuals and families.
Newspaper (The Banner)
Student published newspaper of Harriton High school serving as a forum for the free expression of ideas. Published six times a year, this award-winning journal is written and published by the student staff.
No Place for Hate Club
The NPFH club is an organization that supports the philosophy of ending hate No Place for Hate®, an initiative of the Anti-Defamation League, enables schools, organizations and communities to challenge anti- Semitism, racism and bigotry in all forms.
The Pep Band is a group that performs at various sporting events and other activities.
The Philosophy Club is a place for discussion and debate on basic philosophical issues, guided in part by readings. The club meetings are held once a week. Among the topics discussed are: Free Will, Relativism, Kant, Fate, Science and Scientific Philosophy, Ethics and Morality, Epistemology, Political Philosophy.
Pitch Please was established in 2008 by Harriton alumni Guy Katz and Gabi Bressi. This ensemble and has become a valued component of the school’s diverse music program. Pitch Please performs pop music at both in-school and out of school concerts. Check us out on Youtube! Members are required to attend all concerts and practice sessions on Wednesday and Friday afternoons until 3:30 pm.
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
The SADD club will help provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the pressures and issues of destructive decisions (i.e. underage drinking, drug use, sexual mistakes, etc.) SADD is an inclusive organization that aims to inform, educate, support and empower students to make positive decisions in their lives.
Activity designed to involve students in science. Members observe demonstrations and learn how to present them to an audience. Science shows then are performed for elementary school students.
Part of a national program designed to promote an interest in science. Members compete in 23 events dealing with all the major branches of science and engineering.
The Harriton Service League is an organization centered around providing services to Harriton and the community. Some of our annual projects include running blood drives at Harriton (one in the fall and one in the spring), assisting with the College Fairs (two in the Fall), serving as tour guides at Main Line School Night on selected Wednesday nights, assisting as guides at the Harriton Open House and the Eighth Grade orientation, as well as raising money for a cause selected by Harriton Service League members.
Members of the Soup Kitchen Club bake after school in Mrs. Barnett’s room and donate baked goods to the St. John’s Soup kitchen. Members can also volunteer to serve breakfast at the soup kitchen on Saturday mornings.
Speech and Debate Team
This student organization competes against other regional schools through the Pennsylvania High School Speech League. Debate formats include Cross Examination Policy and Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Speech events include Extemporaneous Speech, Informative, Persuasive, Prose, Poetry, and Dramatic Interpretation events. The Speech and Debate team’s competitive season runs from October to March.
Stock Market Club
The purpose of the Stock Market Club is to promote an understanding of economic issues, different situations that have taken place in the market, and to remain current with business news. We enhance this experience by participating in real life stock market games and trading during market hours.
Student Council is an active governing body of elected student officers and representatives from each homeroom concerned with academic, social and physical plant issues as they relate to the student body of Harriton. Student Council names committees, appoints chairpersons and acts on the input from the committee findings and its representatives to interact with the administration to affect change promote programs and improve communication. The elected officers are: President, Vice President of Public Relations, Vice President of Finance, Chair, and Administrative Officer, four Class Presidents (one from each grade), and Representatives of the student body. Juniors are elected officers of the Student Council in January of the school year and serve in this capacity for the second semester of that year and the first semester of the following year. To be a part of Student Council you must be in good academic standing (no D’s or F’s), have good moral character, and have no Level II-IV violations.
Technology Student Association
As members of the Technology Student Association, we compete in locally sponsored engineering competitions, such as the Widener School of Engineering competition that takes place every October, and the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics competition every spring. Also, as members of the nationally recognized TSA, we compete in regional, state and national competitions. Over 70 events are available for students to compete in, that all involve elements of design, hands-on problem solving, and the development of various engineering projects.
The Harriton Theatre Company produces two shows a year, usually a drama or comedy in the Fall and a musical in the Spring. The company’s purpose is to foster stage craft, and all members are encouraged to take part in all aspects of production – from performance to set crew. The Company Band consists of student musicians who perform between drama/comedy acts and provide the music for our musicals.
TV/Film Production Club
We produce quality programming for the LMSD TV channel. We videotape Harriton events such as concerts, plays, and sporting events. We provide faculty, staff and students with video assistance for various requests. We learn about cameras, sounds, lighting and editing.
The Skylanders are Harriton’s ultimate Frisbee club. They compete in tournaments throughout the region and spread their love of Frisbees every Tuesday and Thursday.
Vocal Jazz was established during fall 2012, and has quickly gained popularity as Harriton’s newest vocal ensemble. Vocal Jazz is a select group of singers who perform jazz and various contemporary types and styles of music. The standard instrumentation is 8-12 singers (balanced soprano, alto, tenor, and bass). Members are required to attend all concerts and practice sessions on Monday afternoons from 2:50-4:15 pm.
Witness, Inspire, Act (WIA)
The main mission of WIA is to raise awareness about issues affecting our world. We aim to engage in social awareness, community services and philanthropic endeavors for various causes.
World Affairs Club
The World Affairs Club involves its members in debates, seminars, trips to museums and the UN, games and simulations (Model UN, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the World Court, etc.) and more. A large and diverse club, it focuses on providing students with opportunities to learn through the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and other organizations. Students can become very active with club activities and trips.
WORLD LANGUAGE CLUB
Strives to promote the understanding and acceptance of foreign cultures, with an emphasis on French culture. Activities include visits to museums, drama and dance exhibitions, guest speakers, movie reviews, and French cuisine.
YEARBOOK (The Highlander)
The purpose of the Highlander is to produce a professional publication by and for Harriton students. The yearbook staff will learn the real life skills and responsibilities of producing a 200 page historical document. Under the advisor’s guidance, the staff will: create a theme, plan and layout every page, organize photo shoots, sell books and advertisements, write, and edit text.
Amnesty works towards the amendment of human rights violations worldwide. Members write letters to foreign dignitaries, have political discussions, watch films, make posters, raise money and attend local events. The club meets every two weeks in the sponsor’s room.
The Art Forum is a club whose members enjoy viewing art, meeting and talking with artists, going to galleries and museums, and visiting artist’s studios and workshops. Eight trips are planned by the student Board of Directors each year. Club members turn in parent permission forms for each trip as it occurs, and LMSD provides school bus transportation for the club.
Best Buddies Chapter provides students with disabilities an opportunity to be matched with a peer from their school community. This match offers both peers the opportunity to build lasting friendships that continue after high school. Best Buddies main purpose is to socialize beyond the school community. Many peer relationships enjoy time on the phone, texting, going to the movies, sporting events or walking through Suburban Square for a Saturday lunch. There are mandatory 1 time per month group activities and computer log-in requirements.
buildOn is focused on the accomplishment of three goals. First, they provide service to the Lower Merion Community and the entire Philadelphia region. Over the last three school years, buildOn members have participated in over 20,000 hours of community service. Second, buildOn is committed to the global education of its members. This education is not only intended to raise awareness of the problems and challenges facing our world today, but it guides members in finding solutions. And third, buildOn members participate in a program called Trek to both finance and build schools throughout the developing world. Over the last three school years, Lower Merion buildOn Trek teams have raised close to $200,000 to finance the construction of two schools in Haiti and a third in Nepal. Teams traveled to both countries and worked alongside community members to construct each of these schools. buildOn’s plans for the 2014/2015 school year include the construction of a new school in Nicaragua.
The Chess Club provides participants with the opportunity to improve their chess skills through both practice and competition in the Main Line Chess League. Both individual and team competitions are stressed and the club meets weekly in the sponsor’s room for matches and practice.
Culinary Arts Club
This club is open to all students. No cooking experience is necessary, just a love of cooking and food. The club’s objective is to provide students with hands on experience in the culinary industry. Students will organize fundraisers, guest speakers, and field trips, but will spend the majority of the time COOKING a variety of foods from around the world. The club meets approximately once a month.
The goal of the Asian club is to promote the Asian languages and cultures to all students.
The goal of the French Club is to encourage an appreciation and interest in French culture. Membership is not restricted to French Language students. We enjoy French cooking, music, cinema, art, and language. French Club meets monthly for officers and monthly for general membership.
The Israel Culture Club gives students the opportunity to learn about and explore the culture of Israel. Guest speakers, field trips to Israeli restaurants, movies, discussions, and fun are some of the activities this new group has planned. Students of all cultures are welcome. This student run group meets about once every three weeks.
The Latin Club promotes and expands understanding of the ancient Greco-Roman world and Latin language. Membership is not restricted to Latin language students. We play games, celebrate festivals, and interact to share our knowledge and enjoyment of ancient culture. Latin Club offers a service component where members are invited to tutor Latin students at Bala Cynwyd Middle school. Club meets roughly twice a month.
The goal of the Spanish club is to promote the language and culture of Spanish to all students, even those who do not speak Spanish. We hope to increase students’ knowledge of and love for Spanish by exposing them to activities such as eating in authentic restaurants, learning Spanish dances, making piñatas, watching Spanish movies and taking trips to Hispanic neighborhoods in Philadelphia to interact with native speakers.
The Lower Merion Dance Team is made up of devoted students who enjoy various types of dance and performing. The team practices regularly throughout the year. The dance team performs at both boys and girls athletic events, as well as other school related functions.
The Debate Team will compete in Lincoln-Douglas Debate in monthly tournaments against local teams. There will be opportunities to compete in state and national tournaments also. Beginners welcome to learn this interesting and philosophical debate format.
Dolphin (Literary Magazine)
The Dolphin is LM’s art and literary magazine, an annual publication of creative works by LMHS students—including poetry, stories, photographs, artwork, and music. The members of Dolphin Club want to encourage and support student writers, photographers, and artists in their creative efforts, including their ability to critique as well as produce products of high technical merit.
The Lower Merion Drill Team is made up of students who build school spirit by performing synchronized drills, step, and dance routines at pep rallies, sports contests and community functions throughout the year. The Drill Team also has a Drum Line component of six percussionists.
Members of the Environmental Club motivate students to commit themselves to a life of earth friendly behavior and to raise student awareness of environmental issues in our community and around the world. This is accomplished through fund raisers, field trips, quest speakers talking on current issues, community service, stream testing, environmental awareness programs given at elementary schools, and more.
Film & Photography Club
The purpose of the Film & Photography Club is to provide a forum, instruction, and community to the students at Lower Merion, as well as introduce new media to other artists here that may never have explored film & photography before. The students in the club participate in all aspects of video and film projects. They are involved in writing, editing, directing, acting, filming, and producing original works. The Film Club is open to all interested students and meets regularly throughout the year: approximately once/week in the first semester and several times/week in the second semester during film production. All Film Club members partake in a public showing of their work at least once per school year. Club meetings vary.
The Flower Show group consists of student volunteers who work sporadically through the spring and fall to create an idea for Lower Merion’s exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show held during the first week of March. Notices are placed in the Daily Notes announcing upcoming meetings. We assemble our exhibit at the Convention Center for all to enjoy! Club meetings vary.
This club provides an opportunity for students to come together and build friendships after school. Students spend time socializing at sporting events and musical events 1 to 2 times per week for 2 hours a day. Students can use this time towards their community service hours.
GSA (Gender/Sexuality Alliance)
The purpose of this club is to provide educational and supportive services to gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gendered students and their straight allies. Activities include speakers, movies, discussions, and trips to city-wide GSA meetings in Philadelphia. We coordinate several activities a year with Harriton’s GSA.
Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 14 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self- supporting. The club is student run, and focuses on providing volunteer community service for local, national, and international organizations, by developing leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others, understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work, and advancing international understanding and good will.
Club participants act as on-air personalities, camera-persons, video editors and spotters necessary to broadcast select LMHS events. Additionally, students will develop announcements and news broadcasts, which will be viewable by the community and students via our LMHS webpage and internal video system.
Math Club: MU ALPHA THETA
The Math Club is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school. Math is a recreational activity! We take part in a number of home and away competitions. We will pose, explore and play with diverse problems. Membership Club meetings vary with competitions and activities. We also host LIMT – The Lower Merion Invitational Math Tournament for Middle Schools for greater Philadelphia Middle Schools.
The Merionite is Lower Merion High School’s student-run newspaper. Members contribute in a variety of ways to the writing, editing, design and production of the monthly publication and corresponding website www.themerionite. org. Students serve as editors, reporters, artists, photographers, fundraisers and technology coordinators. Merionite meetings are ongoing as publications dictate.
The purpose of Mock Trial is to promote an understanding of law, the rights of individuals under law, courtroom procedures and etiquette, and healthy competition. “Cases” are prepared and presented for both the Prosecution/ Plaintiff and Defense sides in courtrooms at the Montgomery County Courthouse, with professional lawyers and judges overseeing the proceedings.
The LM jazz band is a standard size jazz band that meets once a week after school to rehearse and perform jazz music of all styles and eras. “The band is open by audition to any LM student who is participating in another class or ensemble within the LM music department.” The band creates a musically challenging environment using standard jazz repertoire while encouraging high levels of performance. The ensemble performs at events both in and out of school, including festivals and adjudications. The band has weekly practices.
LM A Cappella
Lower Merion A Cappella exists to create an outlet for talented vocalists in the Lower Merion High School music department. Through experiences in performances and rehearsals, students will learn professional conduct and courtesy, striving for excellence while representing LM. We will prepare and present two full concerts – one in the fall and one in the spring. In addition, groups will present other performances at school and in the community. The club consists of two sections; Ace Harmony (16 singers, co-ed), and Ace’s Angels (12-16 singers, girls only).
The Pep/Dawg Band is the high energy, multi-talented music ensemble that performs in the stands at LMHS athletic and school events, including Varsity Football, pep rallies, community events, and other school or professional sports and activities. Participation is open to all students, regardless of musical experience, on either marching band or electric instrument, the later only by approval of the director.
National Honor Society
NHS is an organization made up of students recognized by the Lower Merion Faculty who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of academics, character, leadership, and service. Juniors and Seniors are selected for membership. Induction ceremonies occur every year in the spring. NHS members serve as peer tutors and mentors.
PLAYERS is one of LM’s largest activities. It is a student-run theatre society that produces three shows a year- musical, drama and comedy. For those of you who don’t Act, don’t fear! PLAYERS’ production and technical crews design Lights, Scenery, Costumes, Publicity, Sound, Make-up and Props- in other words, students do EVERYTHING for each show. PLAYERS meet daily.
S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), formerly known as Students Against Drunk Driving, was created to assist students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the myriad number of issues confronting teenagers today. The club is for students who want to organize activities at LMHS and throughout the district both to help peers stay healthy--physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially--and to help peers make responsible decisions. Club meetings vary.
Science Olympiad is a team of 18 - 22 students who have strong interests/abilities in the sciences- physics, chemistry, biology earth science and construction. The team competes annually at an invitational, regional, state and sometimes National-level “Olympiad.” These competitions are made up of 23 events in which team members test their knowledge/devices against other school teams. Medals are awarded for the top three teams in each event.
The Dawgs Den is responsible for the merchandizing needs of Lower Merion High School and its community. Students who are interested in business, design, marketing, management, and/or retail, may be interested in being part of the school store.
The Service League works for the benefit of both the School and community. Service to Lower Merion includes: sponsoring the annual club fair, acting as tour guides for guests, and providing gift wrapping for faculty at the holidays. Community activities include fundraisers for local charities such as the police canine unit and “Pennies for Patients”, preparing meals at the Ronald McDonald House, collecting art supplies for schools that have none. Activities vary from year to year. The club is open to all students throughout the school year. Meetings are generally during the academic recovery period.
Speech provides students with various opportunities for public speaking. The club meets 2 days per month during the school year and attends monthly tournaments where they compete in various events such as Humorous Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Dramatic Interpretation.
Stage Crew / AV
This club provides assistance to school activities utilizing AV equipment or stage facilities.
The purpose of Student Council is to service the students of Lower Merion. The organization serves as a voice for the students to the administration and faculty. It provides the students with many activities such as Homecoming, a dance, Radnor Week, various activities that benefit Coaches vs. Cancer, and Dawg Pound shirt sales. These are just a few of the many activities that Student Council sponsors and supports. Student Council meets in either the Auditorium or the LGI as advertised. All activities and meetings are announced on Student Council’s eboard, in the Daily Notes, on Morning Announcements and will be sent to student emails. Students do not need to be elected to Student Council; they can sign up to join, attend three meetings a year, work on a committee, and earn credit as a member. However, to be an elected officer, the candidates MUST be a member of Student Council by both being elected and attending at least 3 meetings annually or by attending 3 meetings during the year. Minutes will be taken at each meeting and posted to its eboard. They will also be sent to each Advisory teacher.
Technology / Engineering Club
The main goal of this club is to promote technology literacy and engineering principles by giving students the opportunity to compete in local, state, and national design & engineering competitions. Students develop proficiencies in the technology problem solving process, team building and leadership skills. This club is affiliated with the Technology Student Association, FIRST Robotics and VEX Robotics. Meeting dates and times vary.
The Lower Merion Ultimate Team provides an organized means for students (male and female!) in all grades to learn and play Ultimate and to embody the “spirit of the game.” The club will practice in both the Fall and Spring seasons, and will compete in various tournaments throughout the year. Students are welcome to play in either season, or in both. Dues are required.
World Affairs Forum
The purpose of World Affairs Forum is to encourage students who are interested in international issues to broaden and deepen their interest. World Affairs Forum provides opportunities for this to happen through discussion during biweekly meetings at school and through out of school activities including field trips and simulations sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.
LM’s yearbook, Enchiridion, is an excellent opportunity for creative and dedicated people. You create the pages that make up the yearbook’s different sections: activities, academics, sports, student life, seniors and underclassmen. Photographers are needed as pictures are the backbone of a great yearbook. It is tons of fun, but it takes a tremendous amount of effort, dedication, and teamwork to put together.
- Fund raising in school is limited to things which are school related, sponsored by a teacher. All fundraisers must be pre-approved and scheduled on the calendar in the Athletic and Activities Office. Approval forms can be picked up in the Athletic and Activities office.
- Food items generally may be sold at times of school dismissal with the approval through the Athletic and Activities Office.
- Fund raising for private purposes of any kind whatsoever is prohibited.
It is school policy that students may participate in school activities including practices, games, performances or clubs, only if the students have been in attendance in school since 9:30 a.m. The only exception to this policy is certain absences receiving prior approval from the appropriate Administrator. Students suspended from school are prohibited from participating or attending extra-curricular activities of any kind. Failure to follow this procedure will result in additional discipline.
The following intramural activities have been conducted in recent years. Students with suggestions for additional activities should see the Director of Athletics. Meeting times and places of intramural activities will be announced in homerooms.
Intramural athletics at HHS include: Badminton, Basketball, Soccer, and Strength Training.
Intramural athletics at LMHS include: Basketball
Interscholastic Athletics are as follows:
- Golf-Boys and Girls - Varsity Only
- Girls Cross Country - Varsity only
- Boys Cross Country - Varsity only
- Boys Football - Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Girls Ice Hockey - Varsity, Junior Varsity, (LM-JVB)
- Girls Soccer - Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Boys Soccer - Varsity, Junior Varsity, (LM-9th)
- Girls Tennis - Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Girls Volleyball - Varsity
- Cheerleading - Varsity
- Girls Basketball - Varsity, Junior Varsity (LM-9th)
- Boys Basketball - Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshmen
- Boys Ice Hockey - Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Girls Ice Hockey - Varsity only
- Indoor Track - Boys and Girls; Varsity only
- Girls Swimming - Varsity only
- Boys Swimming - Varsity only
- Diving – Boys and Girls; Varsity only
- Boys Wrestling - Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Cheerleading - Varsity only
- Squash-Boys and Girls - Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Crew - Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman/Novice
- Boys Tennis - Varsity only
- Girls Track - Varsity only
- Boys Track - Varsity only
- Boys Lacrosse - Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Girls Lacrosse - Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Girls Softball - Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Baseball - Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Boys Volleyball - Varsity, Junior Varsity
Participation in LMSD Athletics is a privilege, not an entitlement.
- Student/Athletes are expected to attend all practices at their scheduled times. Failure to do so will require extraordinary circumstances approved by your coach as well as a note from your parents explaining the circumstances.
- Unexcused absences are unacceptable and may result in dismissal.
- If you are unable to participate in PE due to a medical condition, you may NOT practice or compete in extra-curricular athletics. You must provide a doctor’s note for the injury to your coach and asst. principal.