Leestown Clubs 2019-20
Leestown Middle offers a variety of before- and after-school activities that give our students a chance to develop their interests and abilities as well as friendships. All students are encouraged to get involved.
4H – 4H stands for head, heart, health and hands. You will be challenged to think, become friends with others, develop a healthy lifestyle, and to learn skills you will use the rest of your life. We cook, craft, garden, help others and more. Anyone can join 4-H. There are no fees - and there are opportunities to earn scholarship money for 4-H camp and other 4-H events. To sign up click here.
Academic Team - Academic team is a quiz bowl competition that participates with other Fayette County Schools and also in state level competitions. Students will be on a team and buzz in to answer questions on material from social studies, science, mathematics, and language arts. Practice will be Monday and Friday after school until 5:30 P.M.
Archery Team – Leestown Archery is part of the National Archery in the Schools Program and we have fun while building focus and teamwork through developing skills and practicing with determination to improve. All grade levels can participate and all students can compete. We Practice weekly on Thursday mornings and compete in qualifying and state tournaments.
Art Club – We will work together with our school and community to develop a sense of appreciation for the visual arts. This will include school and community beautification projects, as well as raising money in order to have local artists visit Leestown Middle School for special events including but not limited to Gallery nights and specialized art classes.
Battle of the Books (BOB) – Students who enjoy discussing the characters and the plots of the books will love the Battle of the Books Club. Throughout the school year members will be asked to read the books listed on the District Battle of the Books competition list. Students will write study questions and meet on a regular basis to discuss the books. Students will meet in the Media Center before school for the Battle of the Books Breakfast Club 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Early in the year the club will meet every 2nd Thursday of the month. After Winter Break students will be asked to meet weekly to prepare for Battle. The final Battle of the Books tournament will be held in April
Beta – Beta Club membership is by invitation only. Once a school year, students holding a 3.85 GPA and higher will be analyzed by staff on their leadership skills, character, and overall attitude. Students with unanimous teacher approval will then receive an invitation to join. Beta members complete a mandatory group service project and work on building leadership skills. There is an option to compete at the state level as well, showcasing your talents in categories such as engineering, robotics, and technology. .
Culinary Club- Students interested in learning to prepare healthy meals are invited to join Culinary Club. In collaboration with God’s Panty and The University of Kentucky’s Nutrition Education program, students will explore and create a variety of recipes. Culinary Club meets after school in the Leestown Cooking Lab from 4:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fiddle Club -Our mission is to explore a wide variety of music styles. We practice and perform: Rock, Pop, Bluegrass, Celtic, and Jazz. Because the group is mixed grade levels, experienced students often mentor and help younger students.
Girl Project: Next Generation - GPNG is an arts meets activism and social justice club that works with Woodford Theatre through a six week workshop series, culminating in a performance written by the girls. Workshops begin in February and are held on Wednesdays afterschool. See Mrs. Bolanos or Mrs. Hill for more information.
Girls Who Code - GWC is an organization aimed at closing the gender gap in technology. Our program aims to educate, equip and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st century careers and develop a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models. This club is open to all 6-8th grade girls and will begin in November. Stay tuned for our starting date!
Kappa League- Kappa League is a program for the educational, occupational and social guidance of male students in grades 6th-12th. The nucleus and primary focus of the Kappa League revolves around different phases a few are
- Self-Identity – Leadership: Learning how to lead in a positive way.
- Training- How to become a man
- Community Service- Giving back to the community
- Social- Building relationships with the people in the community and at large.
- Education- Summer College Tours/ College student for a Day students learn and understanding what college is best from them and why. Homework Study time
Kentucky Junior Historical Society - Is social studies your favorite class? Do you enjoy learning about the world you live in--past, present and future? Then join Kentucky Junior Historical Society. We take field trips to explore local history, educate our school about important people in history, and compete in history-based competitions. We prove that history is cool!
Leestown OUTLOUD - Leestown OutLoud is an award-winning spoken word group. We poets meet on Thursdays after school to write poetry starting September 5. The Activity Bus is available for transportation. We study famous works and create group performance pieces. At the end of the year, we publish an anthology and host a reading at Leestown In Bloom. Last year, OUTLOUD Poets placed in the KET Young Writers Contest and the Kentucky State Poetry Society Contest. Come write with us! Become a published poet!
Math Counts – The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is the only competition program of its kind, with live, in-person events in all 50 states. The Competition Series is ideal for students who have a talent and passion for math who need to be challenged. Students will engage in exciting, "bee-style" contests in which they will compete against and alongside other bright, motivated students. We compete against local schools and the mathcounts competition takes place in February. If students advance to the state and national level, students can win hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes every year. Mathcounts will meet beginning Thursday morning after Fall Break.
Robotics Club – The Leestown Robotics Club participates in Robo Challenge Extreme (RCX). This year's RCX competition is called Island Adventure Challenge. For this competition, students will work in teams of four to design, construct and program a Lego robot to accomplish specific tasks.
- Start September 18th from 8:00-8:30
- Regional Competition: March 21 at BSHS. You must provide your own information.
- State Competition: April 8 at Rupp Arena. A bus will be provided
Rubik’s Club - Do you want to be part of the 4%? It is estimated that 2-4% of the world’s population can solve a Rubik’s Cube. Come learn to solve with the standard algorithm - all you need is your own cube! Know how to solve? Come work on your speed, teach others or learn speedcubing methods. Occasionally there will be cubes available for creating mosaics.
Soccer Club – Indoor soccer club will meet on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 7:30-8:30am starting October 7th and finishing December 11th. It is open for any skill level and for both boys and girls. You may come only on the assigned day for your grade level: 8th grade on Mondays, 7th grade on Tuesdays, 6th grade on Wednesdays. Bring athletic clothes, non-marking tennis shoes or indoor soccer shoes, and a change of clothes for the school day. (*This is NOT the same thing as the LMS Soccer Team that starts in February!)
Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) – STLP is where you can put your tech skills to work to help solve problems at Leestown Middle. You can also design art projects and complete other projects to enter into competition. There are loads of possibilities. Informational meeting will be October 8th at 7:45 a.m.
Student Voice Team - Do you want more of a say in how Leestown Middle School operates? Do you want to find out how other students feel about our school and our community? Learn to advocate for the issues you care about. The LMS Student Voice Team will collaborate with the larger Kentucky SVT to boost students’ voices at Leestown, in Fayette County and in the state and national education conversation. Meetings are after school on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays beginning October 9th in Mrs. Hill’s room (164).
Yearbook Club – If you enjoy designing, scrapbooking, digital art, or taking and editing pics, you should join yearbook club! If you want to learn business skills, you should join yearbook! If you are creative and innovative, you should join yearbook! If you missed the informational meeting, talk to Ms. French to find out more! We will start meeting Friday, September 6.
Tentative Club Schedule
See handout with tentative dates
Monday and Friday 4:15- 5:30PM
Each Thur. 7:45 AM
2nd and 4th Tue. 7:45 AM
Battle of the Books
2nd Thur. each month at 7:45 AM
Sept. 24 Nov 19 Tue 4:15 - 5:30 PM
Sept. 5 Wed 4:15 - 5:15 PM
Mrs. Bolanos and Mrs. Hill
Feb. 2020 Wed 4:15 - 5:30 PM
Girls Who Code
Nov. 2019 Mon 4:15 - 6:00 PM
Thur 4:15 - 6:00 PM
Every Tue, Wed, Thur 4:15 - 5:30 PM
Kentucky Junior History Society
Mr. Ross and Mr. Barnes
Second Thur 4:15 - 5:30 PM
Every Thurs. 7:45 AM
Every Wed. 8:00-8:30 AM
Soccer club (indoor)
8th: Mon 7:30-8:30 AM
7th: Tue 7:30-8:30 AM
6th: Wed 7:30-8:30 AM
2nd and 4th Tue 7:45-8:30 AM
Strategic Gaming Club
Mr. Penrose and Mr. Southwell
Wed 4:15-5:30 PM
Student Voice Team
Every other Thur. 4:30-5:30 PM
Every Fri. 7:45-8:30 AM