EAS students are welcome and encouraged to participate in after school sports and can do so through Finn Hill Middle School. Sports information can be found on the Athletics page of the Finn Hill Middle School website. Sports registration is an online process. Registration instructions can be found here: LWSD Athletics Registration Process **Note: A fee is required to participate in sports.**
Ski & Snowboard Program
EAS students have the opportunity to participate in an independently operated ski and snowboard program on Wednesdays during January and February. Students participating in this program opt out of Wednesday Electives for the electives session during which the ski and snowboard program runs. The Ski & Snowboard Program is operated completely separate from EAS and LWSD, however the program is only open to students currently enrolled at EAS. Click the following link(s) for additional information:
This year (2020-2021) we will not be running our EAS Snow Bus but there are still opportunities for you to get up to Stevens Pass with your family! Please go to this link to find out more about discounted ski/board lessons, lift tickets and season passes for Stevens Pass. No transportation will be provided. No EAS chaperones will be onsite. If you have purchased or plan to purchase lessons or passes, please let me (Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org) know that information too so I can let Stevens Pass know that you are in our "group". Lesson packages are available to anyone so lesson groups may have non-EAS students. Please be certain to check out Stevens Pass website to see Covid protocols: https://www.stevenspass.com/
Registration for discounted lessons and passes is open through December 18.
The EAS Orienteering team competes in local parks throughout the area. They develop skills in map-reading, landmark recognition, route selection, compass use, pacing, and contour lines. Students compete each week at levels that match their interests, comfort level and need for speed. The EAS team has consistently placed in the top three teams regionally.
The EAS yearbook is produced by EAS students with parent support. Students have the opportunity to use writing skills, graphic arts, photography, leadership skills, and computer expertise to produce the annual yearbook. Each book reflects the spirit of the particular student staff and represents the essence of the school, complete with extensive coverage of expeditions and projects.
Student Socials / Dances
EAS student socials / dances are organized and supported throughout the school year by the EAS PTO. EAS students can also attend dances at Finn Hill Middle School during the school year.
EAS Green Team
EAS is a Level 4 green school, the highest level of "Sustaining Green School". The EAS Green Team is lead by EAS Lead Teacher Mr. Healy.
Math club is a great way for students to develop intuitive thinking skills and learn new types of math. Students not only learn new material, but they also apply their previous knowledge from school to fun and challenging problems. Furthermore, they learn to view math not as a set of rules or guidelines, but as an art. Math is a subject full of creativity and opportunity that many students enjoy. Besides the academic benefits, math club is also a great way to meet new people, participate in inter-school competitions and develop teamwork skills. Math club is only offered when parent volunteers are able to coordinate this extracurricular program for EAS students.
Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a cooperative effort between the middle schools in the Lake Washington School District. This program allows 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in each school to work together as a team and challenge other schools to correctly answer questions about the selected books. The goal is to encourage students at all reading levels to engage in teamwork while reading some of the best in children’s literature. Challenge questions are based on specific and factual information within the books. Battle of the Books is offered when parent volunteers are able to coordinate this extracurricular program.
Technology Student Association (TSA)
EAS students interested in TSA are welcome to participate in the Finn Hill TSA program which meets after school.
EAS students interested in drama are welcome to try out for the annual play offered at Finn Hill Middle School. Many EAS students have participated in the Finn Hill Middle School plays throughout the years.
Students who are interested or currently participate in an instrumental ensemble may participate in Jazz Band at Finn Hill Middle School when program scheduling between EAS and FHMS permits. Participants in these groups must be approved by the Finn Hill band teachers. Jazz Band meets before school.
Doctor Who Club
Do you enjoy British science fiction? Are you intrigued by all things timey-wimey? Well Doctor Who Club just might be for you! Doctor Who Club meets Fridays after school from 3:15-4:45 in Ms. Andrada's classroom. No signups necessary, but students MUST have a ride home afterwards. Bring a snack to share if you'd like.
Students, why not start each week with fellow classmates and connoisseurs of literature! No specific reading assignments, just come and share with others what you’ve been reading lately, or take part in creative writing. This is a great way to share reading recommendations, grow your skills as a writer, and even become better critical readers by exploring song lyrics! Literature Club meets each Monday from 3:15-4:15 in Ms. Minato’s classroom. Parents must provide transportation home afterwards.