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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

The 2017 season has ended for the Westlake Ski and Snowboard Club.

We will have our registration meeting in October 2018. Watch this page for detailed meeting information.

Below is information from the organization that runs Boston Mills, Brandywine and Alpine Valley regarding their season pass offer:

18/19 Season Passes are on sale NOW through April 30, 2018.

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  1. Buy now and ski the rest of this season FREE! They're valid the rest of this season and all of next season with unlimited access to the slopes!
  2. Season Passes are at their lowest rates now through 4/30/18. With only $99 down, we offer payment plan options for you to make affordable monthly payments!
  3. Season Passholders can join the Club Program and only pay the Westlake Club fee. The fee amount will be announced in October 2018 at the registration meeting. Lessons will be included for the 5-week Ski Club season.

Click here for more information.

Please note that if you do purchase a season pass with Peak Ohio, you will still need to join the Westlake Ski & Snowboard Club in October-this does not guarantee you a spot in our Club. You would also be responsible for paying our Club Fee.

Westlake Ski Club Information

During school club ski season, sign up for Remind text messages and download the mobile app. Or text @wlakeski to 81010. If you are having trouble, text @wlakeski to 803.942.9536.


Students will be transported from school by charter bus leaving at the time indicated for each school.

High School students will be on the bus and ready to leave the High School at 3:15. The bus will be located in the Delivery Driveway bus loop. Middle School and Dover Intermediate School students should be on the bus and ready to leave the back parking lot of LBMS at 3:40pm. Buses WILL NOT WAIT for stragglers or parents dropping off food, so if you have a problem, see your advisor or chaperone. Please do not drop off food in the school office.

Each student is required to take a one (1) hour lesson EACH WEEK until BLACK is achieved. The remaining time they are free to ski/snowboard. The students will leave the slopes with enough time to return rental equipment and board their bus. If we have inclement weather or an injury, your child will call you to update you on our arrival time.

At the end of the evening our chaperones will open the buses at 8:10. All students must be on the bus by 8:20. If you are not in the bus by 8:20 you will be given a Warning. If you are tardy again, you will not be permitted to attend the next trip. ALL BUSES WILL LEAVE BOSTON MILLS AT 8:30 SHARP, WITH OR WITHOUT YOU. If you are left behind, you will need to find our Club chaperone by the Customer Service window, in the lodge, and she will call your parents to come pick you up from Boston Mills.

Upon returning to their home school the students will wait outside for their rides. Students are not permitted in the buildings. Parents are requested to pick up their student at 9:15 pm in the front parking lot of LBMS/DIS. Students can switch to Bus 1 for a ride to WHS. Bus 1 will leave Burneson at 9:20 (or 5 minutes after our return). Bus 1 will transport students to WHS. If a student is not picked up within 15 minutes of arrival at the school, the student will be given a warning—two warnings and they will not be permitted to attend the next trip. If a student is not picked up within 30 minutes of arrival at the school they will not be permitted to go the next trip.



Failure to follow these rules could cost you the loss of skiing/snowboarding for one week or possibly the remainder of the season, without the refunding of any money. Following is the list of club rules:

  • Any violation of the Club rules or those set by BMBW could result in punishment, consequence or removal from the club—without a refund
  • All students will travel to and from Boston Mills in assigned modes of transportation that the Ski and Snowboard Club provides.
  • All school rules and policies pertaining to conduct will be enforced.
  • All students will take a lesson each week. Once Black is achieved lessons are optional.
  • All students will follow the rules set by Boston Mills as it relates to equipment, lessons, use of lifts, and behavior.
  • You and only you are permitted to ski/snowboard under your name. Under NO circumstances will someone else be allowed to ski/snowboard in your place.
  • Students must KNOW THE CODE and ski/snowboard only on the hills they have qualified for, unless they are in the presence of their ski/snowboard instructor.
  • Students will not deface or cause destruction to bus company property.
  • Students will not stand while the bus is moving.
  • Students will not stand on the seats of the bus.


If any problem arises while at Boston Mills, the advisors and/or your chaperone can be contacted through the Information Office.

SNOWBOARD SPECIAL RULES DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE FALLS IN LEARNING TO SNOWBOARD, IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT A HELMET BE WORN. Wrist guards should also be considered for the safety of the student. Helmets can be rented at Boston Mills for $10 per visit.

Click here for information on what to bring on ski/snowboard days.

Visit the BMBW page resort information.

If you have questions, please contact YOUR CLUB ADVISOR:

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