Beyond the Books

There's something for everyone at CCLS! Whether it's performing arts, innovative designing or athletics, a variety of opportunities are available to individualize your student's experience. 

Academic Team

Academic Team is offered in 6th through 8th grade. Students answer questions from a variety of topics in a quiz bowl style format, competing in meets against local Lutheran schools for a season, finishing off with a city and state tournament.

Athletics

The Chargers athletic program is a ministry of CCLS designed to promote participation and competition in interscholastic sports for both boys and girls. For K-8th grade students, we offer basketball, cross country and soccer. In addition, we offer field hockey, track, volleyball and golf for 5-8th grade students. We believe that a wide variety of interscholastic sports is a vital part of the student's educational experience, and we hope that all of the CCLS athletes become better through their involvement in the Charger athletic program.

Ceramics Club

Have an artistic bent and a passion to create? Ceramics Club is a time where kindergarten through 8th grade students meet to be creative as they make things out of clay. Mr. Fiala is available to help get things started for them, but students generally just make whatever they want to create! Ceramics Club meets every Thursday after school until 4:30pm in the middle school art room. Students at the elementary school use the shuttle bus to go over to the Kirkwood Campus after school.

Performing Arts

The middle school offers a variety of performing arts electives for grades 6-8 including choral music, wind ensemble, handbells, a fall play, and a spring musical. Through these performing opportunities, students are given chances to build teamwork, stage presence, creative interpretation, and critical thinking skills that will help them in high school, college, and beyond. In fifth grade, students can participate in the fifth-grade band, but also take a general music class that allows students the opportunity to perform musically and dramatically.

Coding Club

The Youth Coding League is an innovative learning program that introduces students to computer science and coding. The YCL encompasses 60+ schools across the nation. YCL provides a personal connection for students from varied interests that helps develop confidence and engagement. No coding experience is required for participation in this league. Students compete in eight weekly projects using code language on Scratch based on CS First Projects. Students bring their own creativity to projects to earn points each week as a school team. After the eight weeks, students compete in smaller school teams in the postseason for prizes in technical merit and community favorite. The 5/6 Graders compete in the fall semester (Sept-Nov) and the 7/8 Graders compete in the spring semester (Jan-April).

Other Clubs

CCLS has many other clubs, activities and events in which students can participate to let their talents shine! Some of these include Scouting Troops (Girl Scout and Boy Scout) and terrific Tuesdays in elementary school and Mini Courses and Identity Day in middle school.

CCLS Athletic Handbook 2021-2022

Microsoft Hololens

In this video, you can see a rendering of a church that one of our students designed in Sketchup and is using the Microsoft Hololens 2 to perfect his creation. Technology continues to be an important resource leveraged in education at CCLS. Microsoft Hololens mixed reality smartglasses are an addition to the Innovation Lab at our Kirkwood Campus. Through generosity in support of technology investment, plans are currently underway to construct a mobile STEAM cart for use by students at the Webster Campus. 

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