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Clubs & Activities

Lee Burneson Middle School provides students the opportunity to broaden their learning through curricular-related activities that may be taken for credit, required for a particular course, and/or contain school subject matter.

        • Academic Challenge
        • Band
        • Brigade
        • Builders Club
        • Burneson+
        • Choir
        • Jazz Ensemble
        • Math Club
        • Newspaper
        • Orchestra
        • Science Olympiad
        • Ski Club
        • Student Council
        • Yearbook

Extra-curricular activities do not reflect the school curriculum, but are made available to students to allow them to pursue additional activities.

        • Boys/Girls basketball
        • Boys/Girls cross country
        • Boys/Girls track
        • Cheer
        • Football
        • Softball
        • Volleyball
        • Wrestling

Academic Challenge

Do you like ‘Jeopardy’ or “Trivial Pursuit’? Then Academic Challenge might be for you. The LBMS Academic Challenge Team is an award-winning group that competes in both local and national quiz bowl tournaments. Teams use buzzer systems and computers to quickly answer academic and trivia style questions. For more information, visit Mr. Packis’ website here.

Builders Club

Builders Club is an international student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership. It is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with mroe than 45,000 members worldwide. Builders Club is supported by the Kiwanis Club of Westlake.

For more information on the LBMS Builders Club, contact Cassandra Persia.

Drama Club

LBMS Drama Club provides opportunities for any student to be part of a theatrical production. Fall play auditions are usually held the first week of school.

Rehearsals are Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm. No experience required. Anyone interested is guaranteed a means of participation.

Drama Club continues for most of the school year with various theatrical training, improvisations and games. Joy Smith is director. She can be reached through the main office.

LBMS eClub

Open to 7th and 8th grade students, the LBMS eClub organizes school activities focusing on environmental issues. Poast activities include collecting compost materials form the lunch room, working in the school garden, offering free tree saplings for Arbor Day, and organizaing a Bike to School initiative. Meetings are scheduled one to three times monthly from 3:35 to 4:30pm. Kurt Thonnings is adviser.

Ski Club

Westlake Ski Club Information

The Westlake Ski and Snowboard Club is an organization that was formed so that students interested in skiing/snowboarding would have an opportunity to be properly instructed. No prior experience is required, but all students must take a lesson each week. Rental equipment is available from Boston Mills. Once 200 members is reached, the student will be placed on a waiting list. In the event an opening occurs, the student will be given the opportunity to join the club if they and a parent attended the informational meeting and all forms have been submitted. The chaperones will monitor the behavior of the students while they are in the program, but each student must accept the responsibility to follow all rules and use good common sense.

Ski & Snowboard Club is a five-week program offered to students grades 6-12 and takes place at Boston Mills Ski Resort.


The Westlake City School District prides itself on providing a safe learning environment and encouraging students to make healthy choices. The Westlake Board of Education approved random drug testing of students in grades 7-12.

Drug Testing Policy Drug Testing Consent Form

The Drug Testing Consent Form is to be completed by the parent or guardian for any student in grades 7-12 that participate in athletics, possess a WHS parking pass, or appear on a roster of a club or organization that does not receive credit towards graduation. Failure to complete this in a timely fashion will disqualify the student from any of the above listed items.

For additional information, please contact Athletic Director Tony Cipollone at 440.835.6354, WHS Principal Paul Wilson at 440.871.7300 or LBMS Principal Amanda Musselman at 440.835.6340.

    Student Council

    LBMS student council is advised by Sara Latkowski.

    Westlake Science Olympiad

    Westlake Science Olympiad is a team competition in which students compete in events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics and engineering. Learn more at