Student Life

Co-Curricular Activities

Find Your Place to Belong.

At Lutheran South, you will find a place to belong. Our co-curriculars include activities, organizations and clubs, athletics and fine arts opportunities that allow you to do the things you love and explore new interests. By choosing to be involved, you will grow into leadership roles, practice social interaction skills and build relationships with fellow students and faculty.

In our small school setting, students can choose to be involved in many different activities. You don't have to be just a music student, just an athlete, or just an artist. In fact, involvement in athletics, organizations and clubs helps our students better set goals, organize their time and accomplish great things both in and out of the classroom.

With a variety of groups for different interests, we have something for everyone!

Clubs & Organizations

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  • Academic Team

    The Academic Team challenges the minds of students and increases their knowledge. Through competition with other schools, the team demonstrates scholarship and leadership.
  • Art Club

    The Art Club brings together students who have expressed a strong interest in art and like to do art-related activities in a social setting. It meets once a week after school to explore a variety of art mediums, including batik, printmaking, photography, papermaking, watercolor and raku pottery. This is open to freshmen through seniors. Art classes are not a prerequisite.
  • Bowling

    Bowling is an winter activity organized in teams, open to all students.
  • Chess Club

    Chess Club welcomes all students to join in the chess matches on dates determined by the members.
  • Comic Club

    The Comic Club is open to all Lutheran South students.
  • Drama

    At least two drama productions are performed each year at Lutheran South: a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. Auditions are open to all students. In addition, students participate in behind-the-scenes roles ranging from set design, construction and lighting to costume development and promotion of ticket sales.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    FCA is an organization for all students who want to grow in their faith with Christ. Our focus is from an athletic perspective. We talk about what we can do with our abilities to witness and show our love for our Lord. We also discuss what we can learn from athletics to aid in our walk of faith. Members do not have to be “athletes”. All are welcome.
  • Foreign Language Honor Societies

    Advanced students in the foreign language programs who have earned top grades in their classes may be eligible for the honor society specific to their language of French, Spanish or German.
  • Future Business Leaders of America

    Future Business Leaders of America is the premier organization for students preparing for careers in business and the largest student business organization in the world with a quarter of a million members. FBLA prepares students for “real-world” professional experiences. Members gain the competitive edge for college and career success. The LHSS chapter of FBLA is dedicated to the goals of the national organization, as well as exposing students to the different areas of the field of business. At our meetings we regularly invite speakers from the St. Louis business community to discuss aspects of their career. Most importantly, FBLA at LHSS is dedicated to service both inwardly and outwardly through our affiliation with the LHSS drama program and Friends of Kids with Cancer.
  • Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)

    Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) is open to all students interested in learning more about the medical careers they may be considering. Speakers and field trips will be scheduled to fit the needs of the group.
  • Jazz Band

    Jazz Band is an extra-curricular music group which can also receive a small amount of class credit. Students can be in the group strictly on an extra-curricular level or also register for ¼ class credit per year. Participation in Jazz Band is open to students in instrumental music who have shown a desire and commitment to a more in-depth study of jazz music and its performance. Students will have the opportunity to play big band music and learn the basics of improvisation and jazz history. Instrumentation includes trumpets, trombones, saxes, guitars, drums and piano. Trumpets, trombones, saxes, and drummers in Jazz Band are expected to also participate in Concert Band or Wind Symphony.

    Performance expectations include Advent Concert, Spring Tour, Spring Concert, home basketball games, and grade school tour days.

    Jazz Band requires an audition. It meets for the full school year on Tuesday and Thursday mornings before school. Jazz Band is open to grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.
  • KAIROS Small Group Leaders

    Our KAIROS Small Groups gather for devotions, fellowship and prayer at LHSS twice a week. Each group includes students representing all class levels. A LHSS staff member, student leader and student facilitator share the responsibility of leading discussions, fellowship and prayer. Student leaders participate in a training program (retreat) before the start of each school year to develop and improve leadership skills, plan worship and nurture the spiritual strength of our school within society. The use of student leaders in this model is a unique characteristic among other Lutheran high schools in the nation. Sophomores are eligible to apply and be chosen as KAIROS Small Group Facilitators. They assist the Small Group Leaders. Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply and be chosen as KAIROS Small Group Leaders.
  • Key Club

    The Lutheran South Key Club was established in spring of 2014 as part of Key Club International, the high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Club assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels. Key Club is open to all LHSS students.
  • Lancers for Life

    The purpose of this organization is to educate ourselves and others on the issues of LIFE. Topics are studied using videos, books and pamphlets, and general discussion. All students have the opportunity, with as much commitment as they feel necessary, to participate in this organization. The only requirement is that they are pro-LIFE.
    In the past, members of the group have:
    1. participated in the LIFE Chain
    2. participated in the Affton Days Parade
    3. raised money for pro-LIFE charities
    4. helped the South County Chapter of Lutherans for Life with the mailing of their newsletters
    5. attended Saturday prayer and witness vigils at Planned Parenthood
    6. attended the annual March for LIFE and rally in Washington, DC, in January
  • Math Team

    The goal of the math team is to prepare our students for contests. Math Team usually meets every other Tuesday through February. At the meetings, we work on problems that apply previous knowledge in a new or more complicated way. Often a new topic or technique is either studied or discovered.

    Both Excellence in Mathematics contests (fall for all grades; spring for ninth graders) are attended. But the ones of interest are the GPML (Great Plains Math League) contests. By doing well at these, the team or individuals can qualify for State. The State meet is held in April. Doing well there can qualify the team or individuals for Regionals.

    The Lancers earned three State championships in 2004, 2005, and 2006. We qualify students for State every year. We particularly want students on the team who are taking upper-level math (especially those advanced in the curriculum). Although any student is welcome to attend preparation meetings, there is limited room at most contests so only the best of the team members will be asked to attend.
  • Mentors & Mentees

    Mentors & Mentees is the name of the new student welcome and community building program at LHSS. Mentors are selected in late winter and receive training in the spring and over the summer to welcome new students as mentees in August. There is also a M&M Executive Board made up of 4 selected students from each class.
  • Messengers

    Messengers is a group of selected juniors and seniors who meet every other week to plan chapel dramas and provide Christian leadership at LHSS.
  • Mock Trial

    Students participate in Mock Trial for various reasons. Some may aspire to careers in law; some may be interested in how a courtroom works; still others may just enjoy debate. Whatever the reason, Lutheran South’s mock trial team has shown growth and success in preparing to argue cases before a judge and has learned a great deal about the law and how it works. Students may participate as part of the after-school team and/or enroll in the Mock Trial course. Only students taking the course receive academic credit.

  • National Art Honor Society

    The National Art Honor Society is similar to Art Club, except that membership is only open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have taken a minimum of one semester of art and earned a grade of B or above. These students generally meet with the Art Club students and work together on projects. Theses students may also be working on special projects for their individual portfolios.
  • National Honor Society

    National Honor Society membership is based on four attributes: Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service. Members of this group are blessed by the Lord with talents and abilities that are pretty outstanding. But the true idea behind NHS is to use what God gave us in service to others.

    The Lancer Chapter of the National Honor Society is an active group at Lutheran South. The group sponsors, plans, and carries out three or four service projects per year. In addition, all NHS members serve as tutors to other students at LHSS who may be struggling with a course.


    Students may be selected for NHS in the spring of their sophomore or junior year.
    Sponsor: Mrs. Bethany Pitman
  • Praise & Worship Team

    The LHSS Praise Team practices outside the school day in order to provide contemporary music for our corporate chapel services.  Students serve by performing vocally or instrumentally at a number of chapel services throughout the school year.
  • Strings Club

    The Strings Club is a performing string ensemble intended to provide a musical experience for students at a variety of skill levels. This club is supported as part of a continuing strategy to provide an artistic experience for students outside of the for-credit curriculum.  Players provide their own instrument, must be skilled at basic music reading, and possess fundamental skills in playing a string instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass).  The club rehearses once a week as students’ schedules allow. The club performs at Band or Choir concerts when ready (up to 4 per year).  Players are encourage to take private instruction in their instrument.  Students may need to purchase additional items.  Open to all students meeting the listed criteria. 
  • Student Ambassadors

    Student Ambassadors is a group of about 50 Lutheran South students selected to represent Lutheran South at various admissions and community relations events as well as host individual Shadow Days for 7th & 8th grade students. Once selected, the students may continue to serve until graduation provided they meet the standards established for the group. The selection process occurs during the first two weeks of school each fall with an application, interview, and final selection by  the Student Ambassador Executive Board.
  • Student Council

    Student Council is made up of 30 students representing all four classes at Lutheran South. These students play an invaluable part in what happens in our school. Activities include Homecoming and Backwards dances, food drives, and blood drives.