Students at Lake Country Academy are busy! With the help of staff members, parents and community leaders, we offer a wide variety of activities for all students.
Band is offered for students 4-8 grades. Students in good standing are pulled out of class for their individual lesson during the school day and all band students meet 3:15-4:15 p.m. on Tuesdays to practice together. Parents contract individually with our band director, Mrs. Sarah Vincent, and pay fees directly to her. For more information, click on https://www.lcaband.com/
Eco Club is an opportunity for students to learn about and discuss environmentally friendly practices. Students meet once per month throughout the school year. Some topics of discussion include reduce/reuse/recycle, composting, healthy air and improving the school environment. Student advisers are Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Braun.
Parent volunteers organize our active Chess Club. Students meet at 7 a.m. on Friday mornings at the school to play chess with their friends. Occasionally, we have a chess coach attend and give instructional advice. All abilities are welcome to attend. The Chess Club competes in several tournaments throughout the school year, including one that we host in January. Registration Form:Mighty Knights Chess Club
Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts
Parent volunteers take charge of our active Scouting program at Lake Country Academy! Most grades have a parent who lead each troop or den while the school is available for meetings and events. Girl Scouts is offered for those in K-8th grades, Cub Scouts is offered in K-4th grades and Boy Scouts begin in 5th grade. At the beginning of each school year, a drive is held for boys and girls to invite them to participate in Scouts. Lake Country Academy tries to integrate the project goals of our Scouts with activities within the school. Often you will see a Girl Scout troop participate in the Core Virtue assignment for the month or the Boy Scouts may assist with hosting a food drive.
Lake Country Academy is fortunate to have many parents willing to share their expertise and athleticism as they coach girls' basketball, boys' basketball and girls' volleyball. We work with programming provided by the SASD Recreation Department and the YMCA. Teams are generally coordinated by grades so LCA is represented at many local rec games.
The Student Council is comprised of students in 8th Grade and elected by their peers early in the school year. The Council includes four officer positions (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer), one Historian and two homeroom representatives each for 4th and 5th grades.
The focus of the Council is:
1) To promote and encourage activities for the best interest of the school
2) To develop good citizens and leaders through experience in government
3) To encourage student involvement for all grades
The Council plans many projects and activities throughout the school year. Their primary fundraising event is the Scholastic Book Fair and Cookie Walk which is held the first weekend of December. The Council also provides service in the community by hosting an Emmaus Meal at the local Salvation Army. Other activities include middle school dances and activity nights for the elementary grades. Meetings are held every other week and minutes of each meetings are made available.