Activities

Student Activities - sports, yearbook, dances, clubs, and more!

Sports
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 Activities/Athletics page of the Finn Hill Middle School website. Sports forms can be picked up in either the EAS or Finn Hill office. **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 links for additional information:

Orienteering
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.

Yearbook
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.

Dances
EAS 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.

Drama
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.

Music (band)
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.

Math Club
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.