School Programs


In this free after school program middle school students get hands-on engineering experience and working on a team to plan, design, construct, and test ideas to solve STEM problems in different areas. Some of the competitions for this year are: and Arduino controlled prosthetic (robotic) arm, basswood bridge design and testing, hovercraft design and racing, and computer game design and programming using Alice. For more information go to the MD MESA website here:

Lake Elkhorn has one of the most winning MESA teams in the start of Maryland.  We have multiple individual and state championships, and have represented the state in the national competition in four of the last seven years.  Lake Elkhorn was the first and second Maryland school (middle or high) to place in the national completion, taking third in 2011, and second in 2012.

The LEMS MESA team meet after school with Mr. Gatz from 3:45-4:45 pm.
For more information contact Mr. Gatz at

After School Program’s

- SGA (Student Government Association) - Do you want to make a change and be voice for students at LEMS? Want to learn leadership skills in real time? Join the Student Government Association. In our afternoon meetings we’ll be planning out events for the student body & problem solving issues collaboratively to help make our school be the best it can be! If you have any questions, please see Ms. Czahor.

Wednesdays in room 123 / 3:45 - 4:45 PM

(6 Total Meetings)

Yearbook - Do you like taking photos? Are you interested in an opportunity to get involved in the LEMS community? Do you like designing pages? Then Yearbook is the club for you! Yearbook will meet on Tuesdays after school in Room 221. If you have any question, please see Ms. White.

Tuesdays and some Thursdays in room 221/ 3:45 - 4:45 PM

(6 Total Meetings)


- Basketball Intramural - Do you like to play basketball? Do you want to improve your basketball skills? The this will be the spot for you. There will be a combination of drills and games to help build your basketball skills to their fullest potential. This is for all level, beginner to advanced. If you have any questions, see Mr. Blake.

Tuesdays in the gym / 3:45 - 4:45 PM

(6 Total Meetings)


- Volleyball Intramural - This weekly program students will learn and practice the fundamental skills of the game. Students who have played on a team or attended camps and clinics can work on improving their technique while students who are newer to the game will work on building their basic skills. The goal will be for students to be able to engage in consistent game play and be confident in joining a county recreational or high school team. If you have any questions, see Ms. Mariano.

Wednesdays in the gym / 3:45 - 4:45 PM

(6 Total Meetings)


- Safe Space Affinity Group - The LEMS Safe Space Affinity Group’s primary aim is to contribute to a safer learning environment at Lake Elkhorn Middle for LGBTQ+ youth. SSAG’s secondary objective is to help students learn how to defend their points of view firmly and respectfully. At SSAG, students will have the freedom to voice their opinions and be heard by like-minded peers. If you have any questions, see Mx. Borleis or Ms. Williams.

Wednesdays in Room 133/ 3:45 - 4:45 PM

(9 Total Meetings)


- LEMS Step Team - A step team is a team that performs unique dance art. It's where the entire body is used as an instrument to produce movements, rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, claps and words. The purpose of the LEMS Step Team is to create an atmosphere of P.R.I.D.E (Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dependability, and Excellence) through development of leadership skills, giving back to the community and a camaraderie within a team. If you have any questions see Ms. Evans.

Wednesdays in the cafeteria/ 3:45 - 4:45 PM

(9 Total Meetings)


- LEMS Book Club - The Book Club will introduce our students to great literature and give them the opportunity to share their love of books with their friends.Students will also have a chance to bring stories to life, learn new vocabulary and engage in hands-on activities, presentations, and discussions. Students will receive a certificate and a special treat following the completion of the Book Club. If you have any questions, see Ms. Bain.

Wednesdays in the Media Center/ 3:45 - 4:45 PM

(6 Total Meetings)


- Art Club - Art club is a place for students to continue developing their artistic skills, explore new art mediums, and collaborate with other creative individuals to enrich their school and community. If you have any questions please ask Mx, Borleis or Champagne. FULL

Thursdays in Room 69/ 3:45 - 4:45 PM

(9 Total Meetings)