Extracurricular Activities

Club Opportunities

Students at LDMS have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular clubs to extend their school experience in areas of particular interest to them.  The following are current clubs; if interested in sponsoring a particular club or activity, please contact the school administration.

Chess Club

The Lexington City Schools Chess Club combines friendly competition, companionship, and fun with instruction and learning about one of the world’s oldest and most complex and intellectually challenging games.  The Club is divided into a Beginners group (which meets after school on Tuesdays) and an Intermediate/Advanced group (which meets on Thursdays).  The Club frequently competes in regional interscholastic tournaments in Roanoke and typically takes students to the state interscholastic tournament each spring.  Participation in these tournaments is entirely optional; many kids join the Club just to learn and have fun.  For further information contact the club’s director: Bob Danforth, danforthr@wlu.edu or (540) 460-3213.

Drama Club

Lylburn Downing's Drama Club gives students the opportunity to enjoy the comradery of the theater as students participate in the production of a play.  The club meets on Thursday afternoons and is currently rehearsing for a production of "Death Aboard the Duchess" on April 8 and 9, 2016.  The club is under the direction of parent volunteer, Mary Ervin, and W&L's Matt Reichel '17 (who is studying history, theatre and film).  Any inquiries can be directed to Mary Ervin at 540-817-3381.

Junior Beta Club

The LDMS Junior Beta Club, sponsored by the National Junior Beta Club, is established to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among middle school students.  The National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. For more than 80 years, it has prepared today's students to be tomorrow's leaders.

The LDMS Beta Club meets at least twice monthly on the first and fourth Wednesdays of the month.  Club members also meet to perform various community service projects throughout the school year.  Interested students are welcome to apply for membership at the beginning of their seventh or eighth grade year.  Please see club sponsor, Mrs. Mayo, for more information.

Library Club

 The Library Club is held on the 3rd Friday of each month for a make-and-take craft, and a book discussion.  Students share their love of reading, and show their creative talents with seasonal crafting fun.  The club is sponsored by Ms. Harris, and meets after school from 2:30 -3:00.

National Math Club

The National Math Club, sponsored by Math Counts, is established to give students the opportunity to engage in mathematics that is non-competitive, fun, and different from “textbook math.” Interested students meet for games, math experiments, and group problem solving activities from 2:30 – 3:00 two Thursdays a month.  If interested, contact club sponsor, Mrs. Joyner.

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club offers an opportunity for students to be introduced to Latin American and Spanish culture through activities and discussions. Also, students have the opportunity to practice their speaking skills using the language taught in class. It is not necessary to be enrolled in a Spanish class to participate. The club meets every other Tuesday from 2:35-3:05 in the Spanish class room. If you have any questions or interest, please contact club sponsor, Jordan Clark.