What do creativity, teamwork, and taste buds have in common? CUPCAKE WARS!! Come put on your cupcake Ninja apron and hone your best baking ideas, tools and skills to take on competitors in a LME cupcake battle. Helping to make this not just any ordinary cupcake war; you will be taught by the Ninja cupcake masters to make great tasting gluten free vegan goodness. Are you up for the challenge?
LME Explorers Guild
Do you love exploring the unknown? We need some brave volunteers to join us on an expedition to discover the truth behind famous monsters and mysteries. Are they real or can they be debunked by science and logic? What is the evidence? Become an amateur cryptozoologist and delve deep to get the answers! The truth is out there! Can you find it?
If you are interested in what you can do with clay this enrichment cluster is for you. Using many different clay techniques you will make your own creations. What is the process of making a finished ceramic piece? How does clay stay together? How do you add color to your work? Come to the “Clay Creators” and you will find some mysteries of clay!
Do you love a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) challenge like building or inventing something to solve a problem? Have you ever wondered about chemical reactions, the laws of physics, or where science is hiding in the real world? Do you love explosions and big messes? Future chemists, physicists, and engineers unite for some great fun (and challenges) in the science lab. Let's roll up the sleeves of our lab coats, put on our safety goggles, and learn some science!
I Dream of Paint
Have you ever wanted to paint outside the lines? Does painting color your world? Grab your paintbrush! Acrylics, watercolors, pastels, canvas, paper, boxes and more! In this cluster you will explore a variety of mediums; not only in the types of paint used, but also on the surfaces the paint is applied. After all, life is all about using the WHOLE palette of paint!
Hello? Is Anyone Out There?
Hello? Is anyone out there? Have you wondered if we are the only ones living in the universe? What makes a planet hospitable? What do you mean there's such a thing as a dwarf star? I'm still mad that Pluto isn't considered a planet anymore! Who made that decision and why did they do that? Space travel is expensive and has many limitations. Luckily you don't have to even leave LME to explore what lies outside of the earth's atmosphere.
Easy as 123D!
Have you ever wondered what it takes to create those awesome animated movies you see in theaters, or wanted to try your hand at 3D printing a design of your own? Join this cluster to learn about designing scenes and objects in 3 dimensions! We will use apps and software, such as 123D Sculpt, Tinkercad, and Minecraft, to create our own projects to share with others.
It’s All about Sewing!!
Love working with your hands to create amazing projects? Want to learn to use a needle, thread, and sewing machine to make cool crafty cloth projects? This is the e-cluster for you. It’s All about Sewing! We will sew, sew, and sew. What will you sew? You decide. Yes, you’re only limited by your imagination and creativity. Come join the fun and sew with us!
To become a master of illusions, you must first learn what makes magicians and illusionist great. In this cluster you will study the great artists and learn how to create illusions that amaze and bewilder spectators. You will investigate the different types of illusions which include clever manipulation of props and slight of hand. By generating new and mystifying tricks, mastering your performance and execution, and by learning from notable forerunners like Harry Houdini, your dreams of becoming an illusionist could become a reality.
Games! Games! Games!
Do you have some favorite games that you would like to introduce to friends? Do you enjoy the challenge of learning to play new games? Board games, card games, number games, strategy games, and much more! And, what about creating your own movie to motivate others to learn to play a new game? Join us for “Games! Games! Games!”
Lion Ledger Newspaper
Do you want to be one of the first students at LME to start the Lion Ledger Newspaper? Are you a good writer and communicator? Can you draw? Can you create a logo for the newspaper? Are you an IDEA person? Come and be a part of the first ever Lion Ledger. We want you!
Outdoors... Architecture... Play... Nature... Science... Acting... Performance... Fossils... What on earth do these things have in common? YOU! If all of those things interest you, sign up to be on our Natural Playground Student Advisory Committee where you will help design our new Natural Playground! That's right, LME has received a grant to transform the woods by the upper-elementary playground into a "natural playground" and amphitheater, using things like logs, gentle hills, streams, and boulders (instead of metal and plastic) to create space to play. You will work with professional landscape architects, campus administration, Round Rock ISD executives, and some fellow students, providing a vital voice to the master plan for our amazing new space.
Where in the world do you want to go? Come to our “Traveling Lions” enrichment cluster to discover and explore peoples and cultures from far and near. We will adventure to new lands by way of magazines, books and the internet. Join us on this journey.
Girl Power Robotics
Empowering girls in science, technology, engineering and math. Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation and application of robots and computer systems. Are you ready to be a robotics engineer? If you are interested to learn more about building robots and programming it to your demand, sign up for “Girl Power Robotics”. Maybe one day in the future, you will be given an opportunity to invent a robot of your imagination. What will you have your robot do for you?
Movie Maker Madness
Have you ever daydreamed about being a famous movie producer one day? Or making a movie of your own that goes viral on YouTube? Do you just like to work with images and technology? If so, join Movie Maker Madness! This cluster will explore the art of movie making using Windows Movie Maker. We will learn the tricks of the trade to create our very own movies.
Fitness Fun 101
Is sports and fitness your passion? Do you want to learn how professional athletes give back to their community? You will learn how a local athlete is giving back to our neighborhood and help be part of a special event if you're part of this cluster. We will use your creative skills and knowledge about health and fitness to educate others, and learn the responsibilities of being a professional athlete. Come join the fun!
To Be or Not to Be
Have you ever wondered if you wanted to be an actor? Do you love performing in front of friends and family? Do you look forward to giving reports in class because you don’t just “give” your reports, you PERFORM them? If this describes you, join the “To Be or Not to Be” cluster and discover acting! Develop your skills! Learn techniques! The cluster will decide whether to perform an already written script or whether we should write our own. Should we perform for an audience? I would think so, but it’s up to us to decide! If you’ve ever wanted to “trod the boards” and develop your acting skills, “To Be or Not to Be” is the cluster for you!