Lake Michigan Catholic High School provides many opportunities for our students to be involved in extracurricular activities. Information about these programs is listed below.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
LMC Seniors participate in the BBBS “Lunch Buddy” program administered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berrien & Cass Counties. Laker students have lunch once a week with their littles, providing one-to-one mentoring and a positive role model. Lake Michigan Catholic houses the largest group of Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Berrien/Cass Counties. For more information, contact Carolyn Simmons, LMC BBBS Liaison (269) 983-2511 ext. 49.
Debate Team – new in 2017!
Debate is an intellectual sport. Committed debaters aspire to higher levels of critical thinking which ultimately affects all areas of academics including the SAT test and college admissions. Mr. Heath is supporting this as an MHSAA sport for which students will be able to receive a varsity letter. Seniors will receive honor cords for their participation as well. We belong to the West Michigan Debate League under the National Forensics League. For more information, contact Carolyn Simmons, (269) 983-2511 ext. 49.
Members of the MSHS Drama Club present a play in the Fall & Spring each year. Typically the spring production is a musical. It is not unusual to have 50-70 middle and high school students participate in these productions and they are very well done. For additional information, contact Mrs. Wendy Golob at (269) 930-2371.
The environmental club conducts weekly meetings on Wednesdays to discuss environmental activities we can do at school and in the community. We help both schools celebrate Earth Day, oversee and collect bottles and paper at the middle/high school, ensure recycle bins are visible and available at both schools and plan group activities, including visiting science museums and work days at Sarett Nature Center.
FIRST Robotics – CW Tech Robotarians
Lake Michigan Catholic students have the opportunity to join a multi-school FIRST Robotics Team. FIRST Robotics mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs.
Members of the Forensics team compete against other schools in numerous categories of public speaking.
Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 14 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. LMC is part of a “Community” Interact Club and is combined with the St. Joseph High School Interact Club. This community Interact Club is sponsored by the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Rotary Club. Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of:
• Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
• Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
• Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
• Advancing international understanding and goodwill
Key Club is an international student-led organization, sponsored by Kiwanis International, that provides its members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership.
Liturgical Music Ensemble
Lake Michigan Catholic Schools provides a rich worship environment for students in the middle and high school, led by the school’s Liturgical Music Ensemble. This group is comprised of students in grades 6-12 under the direction of Stacey Davis. The choir consists of a diverse mix of vocalists and instrumentalists who provide the student body and staff with a wide variety of both contemporary and classical music for worship.
National Honor Society
The John C. Meyer chapter of the National Honor Society recognizes students with outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Students are invited to join the society, and must submit an application and references to be accepted. For more information, contact Miss Deb Schmid, Counselor, Lake Michigan Catholic (269) 983-2511 ext. 48.
SADD is a peer to peer education and prevention organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, drug use, risky and impaired driving, and teen violence. We meet one Wednesday a month from 2:00-3:00 and have lunch meetings when necessary. For more information, contact Miss Deb Schmid, Counselor, Lake Michigan Catholic (269) 983-2511 ext. 48.
Middle and High School students have the opportunity to participate in Ski Club during the winter months. Students go to Timber Ridge Ski Resort in Gobles once a week (weather permitting) to ski and snowboard.
4th – 9th grade students have the opportunity to take lessons in the cello, viola and violin in a program established with the Citadel in Benton Harbor. Transportation to the after school lessons will be provided by the school. Parents will be responsible to pick up their children after the lesson.
Note: Band and Art courses are offered as a part of our regular curriculum.