Learn about school-sponsored and PTSA-sponsored activities

Activities Sponsored by Laurel Ridge

Laurel Ridge offers a variety of activities for the enjoyment, growth, and enrichment of our students.

Lightning Lions

lightning lions logoThe Lightning Lions is a PTA-sponsored performance jump rope team for 4th-6th grade LRES students. It has been a part of the school community since 1975 and is now run by parent volunteers. This year, we are looking forward to getting back to jumping together at the school outside because of the mask requirements inside. Details are still being worked out, but we NEED parent volunteers to help at morning practices in order to keep this program jumping. Last year, the Lightning Lions went virtual to the entire school. 

In addition to a fall and spring Lightning Lions program, we offer Thunder Cub (3rd-5th graders) and Jump Club (1st & 2nd graders) programs in the spring for the younger students. More information concerning the Lightning Lions program can be found on the LRES PTA Website. If you have any questions, please email @email.

Safety Patrols

Safety Patrols play a vital role in daily life at Laurel Ridge, helping to keep the school a safer place for everyone.  Over sixty 5th and 6th grade students are selected by our Patrol Sponsor, Mr. Quincy, and are assigned to positions within and outside of the school building, on school buses, and at school crossings. They also assist kindergarteners to and from class each day, raise and lower the flags, and assist with silent dismissal on the closed circuit TV system.

Student Leadership Organization (SLO)

The Student Leadership Organization (SLO) is made up of teams of sixth graders who do the work of planning for the school in 5 areas: Spirit, Events, Technology, Kindness, and Service. Sponsored by Mrs. Waring and Ms. Gates, the teams will develop a system for sharing with representatives from each class in grades 3-6. The SLO is a leadership and service organization that conducts service projects and promotes school spirit through leadership projects. Each Leadership Team meets once a month to plan and work on these projects.


WLRS, "Window on Laurel Ridge School" is the morning news television program at Laurel Ridge. It airs on a private streaming link at 9:10 a.m. Sixth graders apply for positions on WLRS, and news crew members are selected each grading period by WLRS advisor, Mrs. Giba, in consultation with teachers.

The crew members operate the camera, two computers, as well as the audio mixer and the digital video mixer. There is a director who is in charge of the production.  News anchors lead the Pledge of Allegiance and read any announcements on the teleprompter. There is also a Joke of the Day segment. Sometimes there are special announcements made by the administration or other Laurel Ridge staff members. WLRS is a great way to start the day at Laurel Ridge!

Activities Sponsored by the PTA

The Laurel Ridge Parent Teacher Association (PTA) offers many after-school programs through a partnership with Bardooy Camps, which charges a fee for each program. Whether you are looking for sports, drama, arts and crafts, technology, science or hobbies, there’s something for everyone. Contact the Laurel Ridge PTA  for more information.

PTA After-School Programs