Do you play chess or have you always wanted to learn? Beginner, expert, or in between - all are welcome! Learn the game, improve your strategies, and have fun. There will be opportunities to participate in the RI Middle School Chess League for tournament play.
A tri-lingual "culture" club will expose middle school students to the Italian, Spanish and French culture. All three languages are offered at LSA. However, all middle school students are immersed into Spanish for middle school. LSA students immersed into these different classes will showcase pieces of each culture during the club. This includes field trips to different establishments to learn more about each culture’s history, culinary specialties, and origins of language.
Students have the opportunity to perform twice a year.
Christmas @ De La Salle.Christmas at DLS is written, produced and performed by the students. It is a collaboration of talents (singing, dancing, or narrating are a few roles). Auditions take place in October.
DLS Middle School Musical is led by the LSA Performing Arts Department. Students audition and are casted for roles to perform in March.
Also, students interested in learning the art and skill of the Technical Crew (construction of the stage setting & lighting) are encouraged to join.
A game is about storytelling in worlds of swords and sorcery. In the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game, each player creates an adventurer (also called a character) and teams up with other adventurers (played by friends). The adventurers can solve puzzles, talk with other characters, battle fantastic monsters, and discover magical items & treasure. Open to all grades - Experienced and non-experienced players welcome!
The LSA Equestrian Club is affiliated with Willow Brook Farm in Lincoln RI. and the club is open to middle and high school students of all skill levels. Classes are offered in four ability levels: beginner, novice, and intermediate, open. Riders in grades 4-8 are eligible for Middle School Teams while riders in grades 9-12 compete at the High School level. Points are tracked for individual rider accomplishments AND for overall, team accomplishments. Individuals and teams earn points to qualify for regional, zone and national finals. Teams take turns hosting horse shows throughout the season. The competition season starts September 1st and ends at the National Finals in late spring / early summer. Students ride horses that are furnished by the host barn and chosen by random draw.
Faith, Service, and Community are the tenets of a Lasallian education. Each month, middle school educators plan a community service project in which middle school students serve. Our motto of “Learn with Zeal and Serve with Zeal” is for all De La Salle community members.
De La Salle is looking for 10 team members between the ages of 8-14 who will compete in a qualifying tournament with the possibility for advancement to state, country and world competitions. It is a 3-tiered challenge: robot challenge, core values and a project.
The Core Values state: ▲ We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our Coaches and Mentors. ▲ We know our Coaches and Mentors don’t have all the answers; we learn together. ▲ We honor the spirit of friendly competition. ▲ What we discover is more important than what we win. ▲ We share our experiences with others. ▲ We display Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® in everything we do. ▲ We have FUN! We are a TEAM!
All equipment and materials are provided. You can BYOD for researching and data collection.
This club meets beginning in September through January. It is a two days a week commitment (Monday’s & Wednesday’s).
The Graphic Book Club will explore the unique art, storytelling, and medium of the graphic novel. The graphic novel extends far beyond just the realm of superhero stories. There are now graphic novels of all genres. We will be reading a wide variety of topics and genres.
The club will meet twice a month. At the beginning of each month the group will be introduced to and preview that month’s graphic novel. The second session of the month will be to discuss the plot, characters, and themes of the graphic novel. If you have not ever read a graphic novel before, that is not a problem. The very first session will consist of an introduction to the graphic novel; there is more to reading a graphic novel than just the pictures and the words. Participants will need to acquire their own copies of each graphic novel, either from the library or by purchasing a copy. Club members are not required to come to all sessions. If they are not interested in a month’s graphic novel, they do not have to participate in that month. Come and enjoy reading and discussing the very interesting and unique form of storytelling.
This unique club offers all middle school students an opportunity to learn the “art” and “skill” behind very exciting sports such as: bocce ball, ping-pong, and other sports throughout the year that engage middle school students. No skill level required…just bring your positive mental attitude!
Literacy Strategies Workshop is a supplement to classroom instruction in the areas of reading comprehension, writing with supportive evidence and processing of text information through oral retelling/rephrasing. We meet weekly. Literacy Strategies workshop is also a great place to strengthen approaches to informational text by explicitly noticing and understanding the function of text features that textbook publishers include in format designs to help information stick.
The MATH Club fosters a love of learning and exploration in enrichment math activities. We practice to compete in MATHCON, an online competition, and we will calculate practice problems for a variety of math contests including the Catholic Math League and New England Math League.
Like to argue? Thinking of being a lawyer? Join the De La Salle Mock Trial Team. Students present a hypothetical legal case using actual courtroom procedures and legal theories. The students serve as lawyers and witnesses, and the trials are conducted before actual judges, with attorneys serving as the “jury.” This tournament is organized through the RI Legal/Educational Partnership.
Students in grades 6-8 are invited to join in one or both groups. They meet once a week, in the morning before school, to prepare for school-wide assemblies, concerts, and musical productions. Also, band is offered during the school day.
Ski club is working with various mountains to plan opportunities for skiing and snowboarding for De La Salle students this season. Equipment is available for rental if they do not already own. Once a week trips to Yawgoo Valley (in Exeter) and overnights will be available. The weekly trip to Yawgoo is encouraged for all levels. However, due to limited space and liability, overnights will only be offered to more experienced skiers/snowboarders.
Are you a good speller? Do you like the excitement of a good competition? Then join the Spelling Bee Club and compete in the school Bee! See how far you can go! Learn strategies to spell like a master! Visit the spellingbee.com to learn how to buzz through the competition!
This club offers students an opportunity to explore and participate in the design process. Every few weeks a new design is introduced and students will use their creative thinking and problem-solving skills to sketch, model, and prototype their products.
Want to learn about investments and how people can make money buying stocks? The SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game (SMG) gives students the chance to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in an online portfolio. Students will work as individuals or groups in this fun, educational simulation. Teams have 10 weeks to make trades based on the actual prices of stocks, bonds, and municipal funds. This is a great way to explore the ups and downs of investing.
Want to know where you are? Where you can go? Where the things you hear about in the news are happening? We explore different places in the world—the landforms, bodies of water, etc. and how these features impact how people live in different places. Also, we spend time preparing for the National Geography Bee—learning the format of the contest, the rules, doing practice rounds, etc. One does not, however, have to take part in this activity to participate in the bee to be held later this year.
This club is responsible for publications of the yearbook. The club provides students with the opportunity to learn to work cooperatively with each other. Students are involved in planning, taking photos and distribution of the yearbook.
This group focuses on promoting and sustaining a healthy lifestyle. The issues of underage substance abuse, and stress/anxiety, which factor into a student’s overall character and school experience are addressed in weekly meetings and school-wide activities. Students in this group compete in the annual Mocktail Competition, facilitate Red-Ribbon Week, and bring awareness to the mental health and safety of all students through advocacy programming.
This club provides an opportunity to live out the ideals of St. John Baptist de La Salle: Faith, Service, & Community. Members of this group, which also serves as our school’s STUDENT COUNCIL, take a leadership role in our school by being involved in prayer services (Faith), engaging in more community service than is required of all students (Service), and by helping to organize social events for our student body (Community).