"LAM does a really good job of preparing kids for success here at Charter."

Daniel Nicklay, Coeur d'Alene Charter School Principal

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LAM EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

LAM strives to provide a broad-based education encompassing all aspects of life including the arts, culture, community, volunteering, church events and more. We believe children should learn by experiencing and exploring all this world has to offer.

 

Throughout the school year LAM provides many opportunities for children to learn and experience first-hand. LAM students participate in parades, community events, volunteering, performing at churches, donating to needy families, exploring the beauty of Idaho, school performances, Monday classes, orchestra performances and more.

 

Most LAM extra-curricular activities would not be possible without generous donations of resources and time. If you would like to become a volunteer or would like to donate resources for a field trip or outing please contact the LAM office at 208-765-8238.

LAM STUDENT AMBASSADORS

 LAM Student Ambassadors are made up by the 5th grade class.  They meet regularly with the principal. Ambassadors have a wide range of responsibilities.  They represent the school at community functions like the Chamber of Commerce, community-wide fundraisers, and deliver food to local food banks.  Ambassadors are also consulted on school events, help resolve concerns, and discuss new topics.

SPEECH MEET

The ACSI Speech Meet is an annual LAM event in which all students participate. Students memorize a passage from such categories as Bible Memorization, Fables and Folklore, and Poetry to recite in front of a panel of judges. Grade level competitions are held in-house first with the top three students per category advancing to the district competition. The purpose of the Speech Meet is to develop communication skills, poise and confidence in speaking before an audience and to encourage fellowship with students from other Christian schools. 

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for students in all grades to develop techniques to speak audibly, articulately, expressively and with poise and confidence. 

 

Preschool to Kindergarten are for participation only and not judged in competition. 1st-5th will participate in the competition.

SPELLING BEE

The ACSI Spelling Bee is held annually for students in 1st-5th grades, with 3rd-5th grade students competiting for advancement to the district competition. ACSI provides a list of spelling words designed to help students integrate both writing and reading exercises with spelling.

 

Students first compete within their grade level with the top students advancing to the District competition. From the District level, students can become eligible to advance to the Regional competition.

 

The objective of this competition is to develop good spelling habits, good vocabulary, proper communication as well as to promote fellowship with students from other Christian schools.

LEGO LEAGUE

The Idaho Robotics Opportunities for K-12 Students (Idaho ROKS™) is a University of Idaho Extension education program. Idaho ROKS™ promotes, supports, and manages a K-12 continuum of pre-collegiate programs designed to educate and inspire youth in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Idaho ROKS™ is the official FIRST® Partner responsible for managing FLL & FTC programs in Idaho.

 

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is an exciting international robotics and innovation program that ignites enthusiasm for science, engineering, and technology in boys and girls ages 9 to 14. Youth solve real-world challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.

LAM Students enjoy art lessons from a local art expert. These classes offer a wide variety of art skills and encourage children to step out of their comfort zone and explore their natural talents. 

SPANISH group

LAM Spanish Group allows kids to continue their Spanish education. Students worked with weekly vocabulary words, explore the mexican culture and holidays, and enjoy yummy mexican food. This club follows a more in-depth emersion curriculum.

CHESS group

Mr. Jim Maki hosts chess group at LAM. He has master titles both internationally and in the United States and was a member of a national champion U.S. Amateur Team.  He and his wife have recently moved to Coeur d’Alene and have become involved in Academic Chess as well as individual instruction.

RUNNING group

Running Group is a fun opportunity to promote health and wellness for students Kindergarten and up. The kids practice twice a week and build up their strength and endurance while building friendships across the grades. Running Group also helps kids prepare for the Annual LAM Fun Run!

FIELD TRIPS

Field trips and opportunities for growth off-campus help support the learning process and establish a connection between theory and practice. In this way, our students can experience the practical relevance of the matierial conveyed in class.

WATCH OUR GARDEN GROW

LAM is fortunate to have an active garden right in their backyard!  Each year, students plant, cultivate, and harvest various types of vegetables and flowers.  The freshly picked veggies are served for lunch throughout the Fall.

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