Metro-East Lutheran High School offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities to enhance the educational experience of our students. Students are encouraged to participate in activities on the basis of their interest and abilities. Most groups offer excellent opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills as well.
Students may receive letters in academic areas such as band, choir, clubs, journalism, etc.
The school newspaper, called the “Knight Line,” is published once per month during the school year. Students in the Journalism class serve as the newspaper staff.
The yearbook, called the "Knight Life,” is compiled and composed by students as part of the Journalism class. Each year’s book is available on a prepaid basis.
Computer Club is designed for any student interested in computers. We deal with learning more about computers---html, programming "Visual Basic", and some networking tricks.
Creative Writing Club
This group is open to freshmen through seniors who enjoy sharing their writing and listening to others. The club meets weekly, mostly after school for about an hour. Students may come whenever able and new members are always welcome.
The Regional Office of Education of Madison County offers this distinguished math, science and technology lecture series each winter for selected students from area high school. Presently eleven schools participate in this program including Lutheran High. A charge of $10 is assessed by the regional office for students to be included in this three lecture series and a field trip during the fourth week.
Anyone interested in science may join the Science Club. We meet during homeroom time about once a month. The club tries to plan one activity each month. Some of these activities have included attending lectures at the zoo, visited the Science Museum, the Butterfly House, and the St. Louis Children's Aquarium. We have also gone eagle watching! Science Club is in the process of creating a salt water aquarium for micro algae, corals, etc., funded by a grant written by one of our members.
WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering)
The WYSE Academic Challenge is a battery of tests created by Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering. These tests are offered to high school students throughout the nation. The subject matter tested is drawn from senior high and freshman level college curricula in the areas of mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, English, engineering graphics, and computer science. Teams of up to fourteen students (usually juniors and seniors) compete at the regional level in February. Following that, they move on to sectionals and state competition in the spring.
FINE ARTS ACTIVITIES
A play or musical presentation is offered in the fall and spring of the year. Parts are assigned based on tryouts. Students have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of a drama production based on interest and ability.
Band and Choir
The music department of Lutheran High School offers a number of opportunities for interested students. Knight Band performs at many of the sports activities. Jazz band is a group of students who rehearse after school hours and is available to entertain at functions. The “Jesus Fish” is a Christian rock band participating in chapels at Lutheran High and area Lutheran grade schools as requested. The Fine Arts department also offers choral and instrumental ensembles as well as opportunity for students to participate in state music competition.
Each class will elect a set of officers to conduct its class business. An advisor or advisors supervise the class and their activities.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The fellowship of Christian Athletes is an organization that seeks to promote Christian living in athletic competition and daily living. Students who enjoy, support or participate in athletics are eligible for membership. The organization is student led with a faculty sponsor. Students organize meetings, activities and Bible studies, many of which take place in the homes of group members. The FCA members have the opportunity to meet from one to two times per month and during the summer.
National Honor Society
Students are elected to the National Honor Society on the basis of established criteria. Sophomore, junior or senior students who qualify on the basis of academic standing (GPA of 3.4) become candidates. Candidates are then elected by the faculty on the basis of established character qualities.
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
SADD is an organization which all students who are seeking to make good health and safety choices may join. The group participates in educational opportunities by hosting speakers, attending seminars, having a booth at the YMCA health fair, and speaking to area eighth grade students. SADD has also been involved in celebrating the national Red Ribbon Week and plans fund-raisers and fun activities as the group desires.
The Student Council is the organization established to afford students input into some aspects of the school's organization. The membership is comprised of the following: Each class is entitled to elect two members to the council for its first 30 class members and one additional member for each l5 additional students. Each class is also entitled to elect/appoint one of its officers as an additional council member to serve as liaison for the class. The designated class officer may not serve as a student council officer.
We compete in a variety of IHSA and IDTA athletic activities each year. Currently we offer the following:
Fall: cross-country, football, golf, soccer
Winter: basketball, bowling
Spring: baseball, tennis, track
Fall: cross country, football cheerleading, tennis, volleyball
Winter: basketball, basketball cheerleading, bowling
Spring: softball, soccer, track
Year Round: dance team