LILA After-School Activities & Clubs

Afterschool Activities

So much happens all the time at LILA and our surrounding communities—it’s hard to keep up with all of the opportunities here. Check out these resources for clubs, organizations, and regular activities for LILA students. Let us know of any others! We don’t specifically endorse or recommend any particular organization here, but we encourage our students to become involved and active citizens.

Some clubs and activities are open at certain times of the year. When we receive information from the advisor, we try to keep the information updated here. Let us know if you have ideas for additional sports or have questions about those listed here. 

For the latest schedules, check the Calendar page on the website. Questions? Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Activities Director, 651-464-8989.

Here are some of the clubs at LILA:

Clubs And Activities For Upper School Students

Clubs and activities information may change from year to year, depending on student interest and coaches or facilities availability. This list provides an idea of what LILA students can explore after school. Contact the listed advisor for the most up-to-date information for this school year.

Co-Ed Gardening Club: Advisor is Profe Erin. First meeting is March 20.

Anime/Otaku Club Session 1 and 2: Advisor is Ken Schuster (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Cost: $35 per session. Meeting times: Every other Monday 2:15-3:45.

  • Session 1: Monday, October 10-Monday, December 12
  • Session 2: Monday, March 20-Monday, May 22

Model United Nations (Grades 7-12): This activity encourages students to practice the arts of compromise and diplomacy to attempt to solve pressing global problems through role-playing. Read the LILA Modeul UN flyer here. The advisors are Jennifer May and Erin Turner. Registration opened in early February. This program is through the YMCA (more info). Students register through a link from the YMCA. Cost: $400 to participate, including hotel and fees for the main event March 30-April 1. Meeting times: TBD, once a week or more closer to the event.

Yearbook Committee (application required; 2016-17 selections completed): Applications were available Monday, October 31, 2016 in the front office. The completed application and two teacher recommendations were to be turned in by Thursday, November 10. The committee was decided by Tuesday, November 15. The first meeting was Wednesday, November 16. Melissa Navratil is the advisor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and the committee meets Wednesdays after school (2:30-4:30) through April. If selected, the cost to join was $60. Students could register on the RSchool Today online registration system and use Feepay for registration fee.

Musical (auditions required): The 2017 production was Seussical Jr. The advisor was Kristina Kofski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). An informational meeting was held at HW at 2:30 on Wednesday, October 26. Auditions were Wednesday, November 2 with callbacks on Wednesday, November 9. Rehearsals were every Wednesday and Friday after school (2:30-5:30). The cost to participate was $80 (a $25 audition fee and a $55 participation fee). Every student who auditions will be given a part. The show dates were February 24 and 25. Students could register on the RSchool Today online registration system and use Feepay for registration fee. NOTE: Students could participate in Monday activities (e.g., NHS/NJHS/Student Government) and Ski Club in addition to the Musical, but rehearsals conflicted with other Winter Sports.

Behind the Scenes: The advisor was Eileen King (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). This 2017 activity supported the Musical, meeting on Wednesdays and Fridays (2:30-4:30) until the show on February 24 and 25. The cost was $25. Students learned about and worked on behind-the-scenes areas of theater participation, such as set design and construction, costumes, lights, and sound. The Musical and Behind the Scenes were two separate activities. Students could register on the RSchool Today online registration system and use Feepay for registration fee.

History Day: See a clip from our performance team national winners. National History Day is an interdisciplinary research project for students in grades 6-12. History Day teaches students to conduct in-depth research, use primary and secondary sources, read a variety of texts, analyze and synthesize information and write and present historical content. Students choose a topic that relates to an annual theme, research that topic, and develop their research into one of five presentation categories: research paper, exhibit, documentary, performance, or website. Students may then enter their projects into History Day competitions at school, regional, state, and national levels. Advisors for 2017 were Kaari Rodriguez and Upper School's Individuals and Societies Teachers. Cost: $60. The start date was Monday, October 17th. Meeting times: Mondays (2:30-4:30) 10/17, 10/24, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, January i-terms, Mondays in February if needed. Students could register on the RSchool Today online registration system and use Feepay for registration fee.

Destination Imagination - See a video about this exciting club. The regional tournament is March 25; the season continues if teams qualify for the state tournament. Michael McNaughton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Ryan Beagan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) are the advisors. DI meets Mondays from 2:30-4:30. The cost is $110. Students could register on the RSchool Today online registration system or use Feepay for registration fee.

Math Counts: The advisor is Danica Scharlemann. The start date was Monday, October 24. Cost: $60. Meeting times: Mondays, 2:30-4:30, or as determined by advisor. Students could register on the RSchool Today online registration system or use Feepay for registration fee.

Student Government: 2016-17 Student Government members have been chosen for this year. Congratulations!

National Junior Honor Society (Grades 6-8 application required): NJHS members have been chosen for this year. Congratulations!

National Honor Society (Grades 9-12 application required): NJHS members have been chosen for this year. Congratulations!

First LEGO Robotics Team (open to 6th-9th grade): Teams collaborate to build and program an autonomous robot to score points on a thematic playing surface (the Robot Game) and create an innovative solution to a problem correlated to the yearly theme (the Project), all while guided by the FLL Core Values. Robotics provides a team-based, hands-on, competitive robotics program that challenges and creates exciting learning opportunities for young people. The advisor was Martin Hawkinson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). It started on Monday, October 24 and met every Monday and Thursday from 2:30-4:30. The regional competition was November 19 at Prior Lake High School. If the team advances, practices continue through the next competition date. Cost: $150. Students could register on the RSchool Today online registration system or use Feepay for registration fee.

Community Organizations

See the LILA Activities Calendar for specific groups, events, and times.

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