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After School Activities - Middle & Secondary Schools

Season 2                                                 October 31 to February 3, 2017

Sign up for activities using the electronic registration form. DO NOT send emails to the ASA Office to register for activities.

Choose only those activities you are interested in and can commit to for the duration. Maintain a balance of Creativity, Activity and Service activities.

Registration closes on Friday November 11, 2016

 

VARSITY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPETITIVE SPORTS TEAMS

 

These are competitive sports teams offered at the Varsity and Middle School level.  Some sporting activities are listed as try-outs and all students that want to participate will be accommodated. At Middle school level no cuts will be made. We will try as much as possible to do this at Varsity level but cannot be promised at this stage.

All Middle and High School students should sign up for the teams that they plan to join. Additional information about travel opportunities will be available through Coaches.

 

Aquatics- MS Swim: Team- Monday 3:20-4:30pm, Tuesday 3:20-5:30pm ( Tuesday Dry Land in  Room 26 or  pool, 3:20-4:20), Friday 6:15-7:30am

Varsity Swim: Monday 3:20-5:30 (Monday dry land in Rm. 16 or athletic stands, 3:20-4:20pm), Wednesday 6:15-7:30am, Thursday 4:20-5:30 pm pool, Friday 6:15-7:30am.

 

MS/HS Club Swim: This activity is for students who want to swim for their own personal fitness goals. It is not a competitive activity; it offers some coaching for those who want to learn.

 

NON-SPORT ACTIVITIES

BOY SCOUTS

The Boy Scouts of America is a community-based program for young people (ages 10 ½ to 17) that helps build character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Some Core values that Boy Scouting teaches is how to be: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. Boy Scouts meet once a week and attend events/activities outside school hours. There is a financial commitment for Boy Scouts for uniform, scout book, and awards. 

 

THE LINCOLN BLUE NOTES (STUDENT LED)

The Lincoln Blue Notes (formerly known as Glee Club), is a group open to singers of all genres. Throughout the year we will sing songs from jazz, pop and top hits and perform them at different events. We meet on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30. Come join us and become a part of this year's Lincoln Blue Notes!

 

PASTICHE DANCE COMPANY (STUDENT LED)

Dance for anyone who is interested. We will be choreographing dances together, performing them at major events, and at eventual dance concerts. We are interested in all kinds of dances, but will mainly focus on hip-hop. You will have the choice to join the dances you like or if you have a preferred dance type, even better. However, we encourage you to participate in all of them!"

 

THE LITERARY MAGAZINE CLUB

Our goal is to publish our LCS Literary Magazine, Ellipses, a number of times over the course of a school year.  We will solicit contributions from students and staff in the LCS community and will publish a range of works  (short stories, poetry, essays, book reviews, etc.) based around an established theme.  

 

 

SERVICE LEARNING GROUPS/CLUBS

Each group is student -led and assisted by Teacher advisors and Parent chaperones all on voluntary basis. Depending on their schedules, the groups accompanied by chaperones are bused alternatively each Wednesday from 1:30pm to their destinations and are back to LCS by 4pm.  

DIPLOMACY CLUB

Diplomacy is a strategic board game which has participants take control of one of the great powers of World War This board game serves as a simulation and educates players about the volatile time period, as well as well as give a chance to exercise decision making techniques in the realm of international relations. Our primary goal in this activity is for pre-IB students to get a feel of global politics early on. Participation in such an activity can help students to know whether they have a genuine interest in the subject and want to take it during the diploma. For current students in the global politics class, Diplomacy is a great way to exercise our minds as political scientists. Essentially, regardless of their reasons for simulating, all players should have fun.

 

GLOBAL ISSUES SERVICE SUMMIT (GISS)

As the name implies this club seeks to share views with other stakeholders on worldwide issues that affect mankind especially with regards to some of the social and environmental issues and concerns that have an effect on all of us - from what we do to what we don't do. GISS visits schools to share ideas, read to and play games with other students.

 

VILLAGE OF HOPE ORPHANAGE, POKUASE (GR. 6-12)

The Village of Hope (VOH) was started by Christians in the United States and Ghana in 1989. Its mission is to care for orphaned, abandoned, destitute and needy children. Since its establishment many poor, hungry, homeless and hurting children have been cared for. It has two branches, one at Fetteh near Kasoa and the other at Ayawaso, Pokuase. Apart from providing nursery, Primary and Junior High school education, VOH offers employable vocational skills like dressmaking, auto engineering and fashion design to street children. LCS plans to link with VOH to share ideas and establish possible CAS related joint projects.

 

MODEL UNITED NATIONS (MUN)

The Model United Nations (MUN) program at LCS is a fulfilling experience. Students are challenged by regular mock debates on local and global issues that we are facing as an international community. This activity is an opportunity to improve in public speaking skills, gain a greater understanding of the world, and make new friends. If you commit to the program, you will have the opportunity to participate in GHAMUN, the conference we host at LCS, and international conferences. Members of the club have travelled to Amsterdam, Lisbon, Jordan, and many other places in the past.

 

NEW HORIZON SPECIAL SCHOOL

New Horizon Special School, located in Cantonments is a day school geared to serve children and adults who are intellectually disabled. The school includes academic section provides basic education on an individual basis for children aged 4 -16 years. Sheltered Vocational Workshops give training and employment in vocational and daily living skills to those who are older. 140 children, teenagers and adults currently attend the school. LCS kids do a lot of activities like dancing, drawing, playing indoor and outdoor games which are very exciting to observe.

 

ROOTS & SHOOTS

Roots & Shoots is guided by the founding principles and extraordinary vision of Dr. Jane Goodall, renowned primatologist, environmentalist and humanitarian. Its mission is to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment." The LCS group mainly works with the Accra zoo located at the Achimota School forest and also is involved with tree planting activities among others.

 

STREET GIRLS AID

Street Girls Aid (S. Aid) is a Ghanaian non-governmental organization that assists girls and young mothers who are living on the streets of Accra. S. Aid promotes the psychological, social, and physical well-being of these street children and strongly advocates for their rights. Six day care centers servicing 750 children have been established where young children are properly cared for and provided the education necessary to enter primary school while their mothers work on the streets. The LCS group works with one of the day care centers at Maamobi, a nearby suburb and engages in tons of fun activities with the children.

 

BOLINAS ACADEMY/TOP RIDGE SCHOOL

This group visits two local Primary and Junior High schools alternately to share, learn and have fun through all sorts of play activities to make learning enjoyable. This constant interaction with other students cannot be quantified and has been extremely beneficial to participants.

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