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LILA After-School Activities & Clubs

Afterschool Activities

So much happens all the time at LILA and our surrounding communities—it’s hard to keep up with all of the opportunities here. Check out these resources for clubs, organizations, and regular activities for LILA students. Let us know of any others! We don’t specifically endorse or recommend any particular organization here, but we encourage our students to become involved and active citizens.

Some clubs and activities are open at certain times of the year. When we receive information from the advisor, we try to keep the information updated here. Let us know if you have ideas for additional sports or have questions about those listed here. 

For the latest schedules, check the Calendar page on the website. Questions? Lower School: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Upper School: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here are some of the clubs at LILA:

  • Lower School Track & Field: April 16 - May 10, practice Mon/Thurs, 2:15-3:45 at Main Campus; Track Meet is May 10, Forest Lake High School fields, 4:00-7:00 pm
  • KickFit - 2:15-3:15 Wednesdays, Main Campus Spring Flyer (PDF)
  • LILA Ski Club 
  • Archery Club -- Refer questions to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Running Club
  • Soccer Club
  • Karate - Winter/Spring Main Campus Flyer (PDF)
  • Chess Club - Spring session is full

Clubs And Activities For Upper School Students

For Upper School activies and athletics questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (651) 464-8989. For Lower School questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (651) 464-0771.

Spring Clubs

Check out the online brochure for more details.

Garden Club
Grades 6-12
Starts Monday, February 26
Advisors: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Everyone at Upper School is welcome to join and help grow some delicious food for LILA and the community. Students help plan, plant seeds, and tend the HW school garden. We will start flowers and some vegetables this spring. We will maintain the HW native plant garden and harvest our vegetables to use in the school cafeteria. See Mr. Miller or Profe Erin if you have questions. Sign up on Fee Pay.
Meetings in Room 108 (Mr. Miller’s room) on Mondays 2:30-4:00 (with a few Wednesdays mixed in due to school not being in session on some Mondays): Mon., March 5; Wed., March 7; Wed., March 21; Regular Mondays starting March 26 when school is in session.
Note: There will be no garden club during spring break.
Pay registration fee through FeePay.

Model United Nations
Grades 7-12
Advisor: Jennifer May
Starts Monday, February 26
All LILA students in grades 7-12 are welcome to participate. Model UN is a short-term extracurricular opportunity for students to learn more about global issues while researching, role playing, compromising, and working together. Around 800 students from schools across Minnesota will participate in the conference. Interested students will be assigned a country to represent and then they will research 2 topics based on their committee assignment, and they will represent their country’s views on those topics at the conference. Last year's topics included: proliferation of chemical weapons, foreign involvement in elections, combating sex tourism, currency manipulation, oceanic biosphere depletion, gender segregation, tax evasion by multinational corporations, colonization of space, galactic weaponry, control of the internet and more. While these sound like deep topics for students, they did an amazing job not only learning about the topics, but in expanding their own personal views, as well as understanding the views of the country they represent. More information can be found on the attached flyer or at the YMCA website
Meetings 4:30-5:45 in the Headwaters Computer Lab on Mon., Feb. 26; Mon., March 5; Mon., March 26; Mon., April 2
Three-Day Conference: Downtown Minneapolis at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center April 5-April 7
Register and pay through YMCA.

Winter 2017-18 Activities Information  

Model Assembly - Register by Oct. 3!
Students in grades 8-12 are invited to participate in the 2017-2018 Model Assembly and Model United Nations programs. Students solve governing problems, role-playing as legislators, judges, cabinet members, and more. Read the PDF for more information, including an FAQ. The conference dates are January 4-7, 2018. Meetings will be held 1 or 2 times per week in December to prepare. Questions or to indicate your interest, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Anime/Otaku Club Session 2: Starts Monday, January 22
Advisor Contact info and Meeting Location: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Music room

Destination Imagination: Starts Monday, November 6
Advisor Contact info and Meeting Location: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Mr. McNaughton's room

GSA (Genders and Sexualities Alliance): Started Thursday, October 26
Advisor Contact info and Meeting Location: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Room 208

Student Book Club: Starts Wednesday, November 1
Advisor Contact info and Meeting Location: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Conference Room

Gaming Club: Started Friday, October 6
Advisor Contact info and Meeting Location: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Music Room

Important RSchool Today Registration Information

Do not click the “Pay Now” button. LILA uses FeePay for payments; if you click “Pay Now” on RSchool Today, it will ask for a credit card (which we cannot take) and it won’t let you finish your registration. It's also possible that you will get charged twice if you click the Pay Now button. Again, we aren't set up to receive payments through RSchool so all payments need to be completed through FeePay.

Click the “Pay Later” button and pay through FeePay. It will show that you owe money on your RSchool Today account, but don’t worry about that. We are currently working with RSchool Today to get the payment buttons removed. Thank you for your patience!

Items Needed To Participate In An Activity

  • RSchool Today registration
  • Payment on FeePay
  • No outstanding activity/athletics payments or equipment/uniforms not returned from previous seasons

Check Activity Scheduler For Game Times & More

After you register on Activity Scheduler, you'll receive automatic notifications about activities, athletics, and clubs of your choosing. The info there will be updated regularly with practice times, games, competitions, etc.

Community Organizations

See the LILA Activities Calendar for specific groups, events, and times.

Lakes International Language Academy respects your family's privacy. In compliance with Minnesota law, we offer a Data Privacy Notice (called a Tennessen Notice) for your review when we request any information about your student or family. 

    • Where to Find Us

      Lower School - Main Campus
      246 11th Ave. S.E.
      Forest Lake, MN 55025
      Phone: 651-464-0771
    • Upper School - Headwaters Campus
      19850 Fenway Ave. N.
      Forest Lake, MN 55025
      Phone: 651-464-8989

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