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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. 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. 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.

Ski & Snowboard Club is a five-week program offered to students grades 5-12 and takes place at Boston Mills Ski Resort. Our dates for the 2018-2019 season will be Friday evenings on January 11, 18, 25, February 1 & 8.


The Westlake City School District prides itself on providing a safe learning environment and encouraging students to make healthy choices. Last school year, the Westlake Board of Education approved a proposal for random drug testing of students in grades 7-12, which will begin with the 2018-2019 school year.

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.

Sign up for Remind text messages. Text @wlakeski to 810810. If you are having trouble, text @wlakeski to 803.942.9536.

The list for the extra trip to Holiday Valley on Feb. 9 is posted on the front window of the office. There is a mandatory parent/student meeting on Jan. 27 at 4:30pm at Parkside for students that are attending this trip. A reminder that you must have a dark blue or black sticker to be eligible for this trip. This trip is FULL so we are not able to add anyone else.


WCPTA is excited to offer an option to pre-purchase a set of 5 Subway meals for Ski & Snowboard Club to be delivered to the bus pick-up areas on all trip days.

  • Food packages must be purchased as a set of 5 with the same meal order for all of them.
  • No refunds will be given. If Westlake Schools are unable to make all 5 sessions, we will select another day to deliver the meal. If your child is ill or unable to make it, contact WCPTA for arrangements to pick up your meal.
  • Please make sure you communicate with your student that it is their responsibility to pick up the meal.
  • If you have more than 1 order, you must complete a new transaction.

Please contact Lori Jolliffe with questions at or 440.465.3303 (call/text).

Order link here.


The following refund policy will be adhered to:

  • Once your money is collected, there will be NO REFUNDS for any reason, including student removal from the Club due to disciplinary reasons invoked by the school advisor, BMBW Ski Patrol or management.
  • If an injury should occur you can apply for a refund from BMBW. Restrictions apply. See their website for details.


Start date for the season is January 11, 2019, weather permitting. The Club will guarantee five (5) FRIDAY trips. Scheduled dates: January 11, 18, 25, February 1 & 8.

**January 18, 2019, the students do not have school but we will be going to Boston Mills. Bus 1 will leave the high school at 3:15pm from our regular pick-up location. The LBMS/DIS busses will leave the FRONT parking area of LBMS/DIS at 3:40pm.


Students will be transported from school by charter bus leaving at the time and place indicated.

  • The Bus 1 will depart WHS at 3:15
  • Bus 2, 3, 4 & 5 will leave the back lot of the LBMS campus at 3:40—we will not wait for late students.
  • Departure from Boston Mills: Students must be on the bus and seated by 8:20 p.m. All busses will depart Boston Mills at 8:30.
  • Should you miss the bus Ms. Brickman will be inside the entrance of Boston Mills. She will contact your parents who will need to pick you up at Boston Mills.
  • Busses will return to their home school. Bus 1 at the high school and busses 2-5 at the front lot of the DIS/LBMS campus.
  • Each student must be picked up within 15 minutes of our return to Westlake. If not, a warning will be given. Two warnings and the student will not be permitted to participate with the Club the following week.
  • Students not picked up after 30 minutes of our arrival to Westlake will NOT be permitted the following week.



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.


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 or upstairs in the snowboard rental area.


Ultimately, safe skiing and snowboarding on the mountain is each person's responsibility. Following Your Responsibility Code will help ALL skiers and snowboarders have a safer mountain experience. For freestyle skiers and riders, the Smart Style Guide is a must-read before you enter any of our parks or freestyle terrain.


  • Always ride or ski in control and within your ability. Do not ride or ski too fast or recklessly. Do not ski slopes too difficult for your ability.
  • When walking or climbing always keep to the side of the trail or slope.
  • If you have a collision resulting in an injury to another person it's your responsibility to stay at the collision site until the Ski Patrol arrives. All injuries must be reported before leaving BMBW. • Inverted aerial maneuvers (flips) are not recommended. 14
  • It is your responsibility to control your body on the ground and in the air. Always clear the landing area quickly. Never jump blindly. Use a spotter when necessary. Look before you leap! One user on a terrain feature at a time. Inspect terrain before using and throughout the day.
  • Do not ride or ski beyond CLOSED AREA signs into a closed area.
  • Do not build up jumps, schuss, or ski out of control. Schussing means skiing straight down the hill extremely fast and/or recklessly.
  • Do not ski/ride out of bounds. Boundaries may be identified by posts and rope, ribbon and bamboo, bamboo only, pop up fence or even a natural boundary of trees.

On the Lifts:

  • Do not jump off of chairlifts.
  • Club Cards must be kept in a chest pocket so that scanners can easily read them while on the mountain.
  • A skier/rider who is alone when entering the lift line should call out "single" so that others may ride the chairlift with him on double, triple or quad lifts.
  • Remove pole straps from wrists before loading on chairlifts. Stand close together in the loading area.
  • Absolutely no cans or bottles are to be taken on ski lifts or ski slopes.
  • Do not cut lift lines. Only BMBW Ski Patrollers and Instructors are allowed to enter the lift line ahead of those already waiting.
  • Get on and off lifts only at loading and unloading areas. Do not swing or bounce chairs while riding chairlift. Do not cross operating rope tow tracks.


  • Be courteous and respect others. Do not use rude language or misbehave.
  • No carry-in beer or alcoholic beverages will be allowed on BMBW or premises. Such beverages may be confiscated.
  • Do not bring skis, snowboards or poles into the lodge.
  • BMBW have a no picnicking policy.
  • Snowboarders must follow the Responsibility Code. Do not sit at the top of the run in such a way as to block the starting area or otherwise obstruct any area of the slope.
  • Do not abuse rental equipment. Do not go on dry pavement with skis/snowboard.
  • Snowball throwing, foul language and food fights will NOT be tolerated while on BMBW property.
  • We expect all customers, including advisors and club members to bus their own table and leave the food service area clean.


  • Warning tickets may be issued to club members for disciplinary reasons, including skiing or riding out of control.
  • Snowball throwing and foul language will NOT be tolerated while on BMBW Property and could result in immediate expulsion from the club and our resorts.
  • If a warning ticket is issued, both the club member and the advisor must be present to claim the member’s Club Card at the Club Program Office on the following session.
  • If a second warning is given, the Club Card will be permanently revoked with no refund.
  • BMBW reserve the right to suspend or revoke ski/snowboard privileges for any reason with no refund at any time and without warnings issued.

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.

If you have questions, please contact YOUR CLUB ADVISOR:

For more information on ski and snowboard safety, visit the Boston Mills/Brandywine website.

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