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2101 E. River Road | Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-209-7551 | Fax: 520-209-7575
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
CARE: 520-209-7549


Travis Kolter
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Esperero Canyon

Looking for after-school activities? Over one-half of Catalina Foothills School District middle school students participate in after-school enrichment activities and athletics offered through Community Schools. Students can choose to join a school team, improve athletic skills, make new friends while learning something new or explore the outdoors. No matter what the interest, Community Schools offers fun and well-supervised after-school activities at Esperero Canyon Middle School

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    ONLINE REGISTRATION


    ACTIVITY BUS SCHEDULE

    For your student's protection, bus stop schedules will no longer be posted in PDF format on our website.

    To see your bus routes and stops, please log in to ParentVUE and click on the Student Info tab. The bottom-most section, Bus Information, contains a link to the bus route documents.

    PLEASE NOTE: You will need to use your student's school email and Google password (listed in the Google Login Information section) to be able to access the bus schedules.

    You can also pick up a hard copy at our community schools office at 2101 E. River Road

    or

    from your Community Schools Coordinator.



    Adult Enrichment Classes
    For Adult offerings, click here:
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    Esperero Canyon

    Proudly Presents:

    Pirates of Penzance, Jr.

    Directed By: Ms. Higgins & Ms. Merry

    If you enjoy singing, acting or dancing, come be a part of the cast in this year's school musical production!

    Set sail with this classic Gilbert & Sullivan comedy, a swashbuckling musical journey! Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, "The Pirates of Penzance, Jr." begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his 21st year. Finally having served the full length of his required time the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen- which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice.

    The musical is open to ALL ECMS students who would like to participate (no experience necessary). Students should plan to audition in order to be considered for any of the lead or featured roles. All audition information will be available on Ms. Higgins's website HERE by the end of November.

    Important Dates

    Student Information Meeting & Audition Tips:

    After school! Friday, December 7th - 2:45-3:30 pm in the choir room.

    Auditions for lead/featured roles:

    After school December 10, 11 & 12, Possible callbacks December 13th.

    Rehearsals 3rd quarter Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:45-4:15 in the choir room and Commons.

    Performances March 7 & 8, 2019





    Q3 REGISTRATION
    December 14, 2018 @ 8:00am
    REGISTER ONLINE
    Paper or phone registrations will no longer be accepted. If you need assistance creating an account or registering you must visit our office at 2101 E. River Road (M-F 8:00am and 4:30pm).
    For the safety of your child they must be registered before they attend a class.
    After the initial registration window, programs will remain open online for registration, however, a $15 late fee will be applied.
    https://cs.cfsd16.org/enrichment
    All registrations are received on a first-come, first-served basis and often fill quickly.
    PLEASE REGISTER PROMPTLY!



    Session Dates No CS Classes: January 21 & February 18 - 20 Late Registration
    January 7 – March 8 No Late Start: January 23 & February 20 Registrations processed online after January 6 will be charged a
    8 Week Session $15 LATE FEE
    REFUND POLICY NOTE
    When dropping out of activities after the first class, you will receive a 50% refund.NO REFUNDS will be given after the 2nd day of class.There will be a $10 change fee for any class changes.NO REFUNDS will be given if we remove your student from class. Classes are subject to cancelling due to low enrollment.If this happens, you will be contacted by either phone or email prior to the start of the quarter for a full refund or class change.
    LATE PICK-UP FEE WAIT LIST POLICY
    A $2 per minute fee will be charged for those who remain on campus after 4:30pm.Please be on time for pick-up.
    Once a class or sport has reached maximum enrollment, parents may add their student to the online wait list. All wait lists are date and time-stamped. You will be emailed if a spot becomes available.
    ATTENDANCE CELL PHONES AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DEVICES
    Attendance is taken for all Extended Day Activities & absences must be phoned in by parents to the school office by 2:00 p.m. the day of the class.You will be contacted if your student is a “no show”. Community Schools adheres to the same cell phone/communication device policy in effect during school hours.Students must follow and abide by the technology user and discipline code.For a detailed description of the exact policy, please refer to your student planner.
    AFTER SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE
    For your student's protection, bus stop schedules will no longer be attached to our brochures.
    To see your bus routes and stops, please log in to ParentVUE and click on the Student Info tab. The bottom-most section, Bus Information, contains a link to the bus route documents.
    PLEASE NOTE: You will need to use your student's school email and Google password (listed in the Google Login Information section) to be able to access the bus schedules.You can also pick up a hard copy at our Community Schools office at 2101 E. River Road or from your Community Schools Coordinator.
    CLAY CLUB BURKE MON & WED $113
    Learn the FUN-damentals of sculpture, large & small bead making, coil pottery, slab rolling, stamping, hand building and basic wheel throwing techniques in a calm relaxed atmosphere. Projects include: small stem garden totems, birdhouses, wind chimes and bowls. Clay Club students who have had two or more quarters of clay instruction can apply their skills in an open studio approach!
    RUNNING CLUB NEUENSCHWANDER MON & WED $98
    Come enjoy the trails and have fun in our non-competitive Running Club, where we forget the timing clock! The focus will be on endurance and trail running techniques. We will explore nearby Sabino Canyon on our daily runs of 3-4 miles. Running experience required, student should be able to run two miles without a break. Sportsmanship and participation will be emphasized. Student and parents must sign the Running Club Release and turn it in by the first day of class.
    YEARBOOK PENNOCK MONDAY $52
    Enjoy photography?Creative?Is technology your thing?Can you handle deadlines? If so, then join the EC Yearbook staff and see your peers and school through a new lens!Join us to design and produce a high-quality yearbook for ECMS.As a yearbook staff member, you will be both a photographer and editor, responsible for taking a variety of photos both in and outside of the classroom and creating your own yearbook pages while meeting publishing deadlines in a timely manner.Note: Participants are expected to follow rules designed to ensure a positive and quality experience for all participants.
    BOOKS INTO MOVIES HART MONDAY $49
    In this class we will explore various adaptations of books into films. All films will be rated G or PG and will include some of the following films:Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Never-ending Story & more!
    YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSICAL IS HERE!!
    THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR. HIGGINS/MERRY MON – THURS $150
    If you enjoy singing, acting or dancing, come be a part of the cast in this year's school musical production! Set sail with this classic Gilbert & Sullivan comedy, a swashbuckling musical journey! Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, "The Pirates of Penzance, Jr." begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his 21st year. Finally, having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen - which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. The musical is open to ALL ECMS students who would like to participate (no experience necessary). Students should plan to audition in order to be considered for any of the lead or featured roles. All audition information will be available on Ms. Higgins' website:Https://sites.google.com/a/cfsd16.org/ecms-choir/?... by the end of November.
    DIRECTORS: MS. HIGGINS & MS. MERRY
    Student Information Meeting & Audition Tips: After school Friday, December 7th from 2:45-3:30pm in the choir room.
    Auditions for lead/featured roles:After school December 10, 11 & 12, Possible callbacks December 13th.Rehearsals 3rd quarter:Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:45-4:15pm in the choir room and Commons.
    Performances:March 7 & 8, 2019 at 7:00pm

    GOLF @ SKYLINE GOLF PROS @ SKYLINE COUNTRY CLUB TUESDAY $114
    Join us on the tee this fall for golf lessons! Community Schools is pleased to partner with Skyline Country Club & their Pro Golfers to get instruction in full swing, chipping, putting, rules and etiquette.

    PARENTS MUST PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SKYLINE COUNTRY CLUB.
    JAZZ BAND WALAVICH TUESDAY $49
    The ECMS Jazz Band is open to all 7th and 8th grade students currently enrolled in the ECMS Band Program, and in good standing with the director. Students in the Jazz Band must play one of the following instruments in jazz band - Piano, Electric Bass, Drum Set, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Baritone). Any student playing these instruments will have the opportunity to learn and rehearse with the band. Performance opportunities may be based upon auditions depending on number of students enrolled, in order to ensure balances of instrumentation. Jazz private lessons are highly recommended for students especially for piano, bass and drum set. Students who are interested in Jazz Band should plan on participating for the entire school year. Jazz Band students can also participate in most after school sports.
    SEWING CLUB VERCOSA TUESDAY $65
    Join us to learn the beautiful art of sewing! Learn how to use the sewing machine, to cut patterns, essential construction skills and finishing techniques! Clothes, bags, pillow cases, designing and applying appliques and even more are at your fingertips to create! Sewing machines will be provided!
    HIKING CLUB (February 5-26) GRODMAN TUESDAY $45
    Come explore the beauty of our unique and curious Arizona environment. Learn outdoor skills that you can utilize at any level! We will discuss Leave No Trace, the hiking 10 essentials, geocaching, and more. We have 2 hikes into Sabino Canyon, the other 2 days we will be in the classroom!THIS IS A 4 WEEK PROGRAM.
    CFHS DRUMLINE WORKSHOP
    CFHS DRUMLINE WORKSHOP DR. WALTON TUESDAYS - JAN 8, 15, 22, 29 $38
    Open to current 8th Grade Percussion students interested in CFHS Drumline 2019 - 2020.
    All students are REQUIRED TO BRING THEIR OWN PRACTICE PAD AND SNARE DRUMSTICKS to all workshops. All music will be provided at the 1st workshop.AUDITIONS will be held on March 12 & 13, from 4:00 - 7:00pm.
    CLASS WILL BE HELD IN THE CFHS BAND ROOM FROM 4:00 – 6:00PM ON TUESDAYS.
    ADVANCED STEEL DRUMS
    @ CANYON VIEW
    MOORE WEDNESDAY AM CANYON VIEW MUSIC ROOM $49
    This group is open to Esperero Canyon Middle School students with at least one year of experience playing steel drums.Students will need to be approved by the director of this group before they will be accepted.Students will continue to enhance their performing skills on the steel drums and learn about the culture surrounding steel drum music.Students will be expected to regularly attend rehearsals, scheduled performances and help move equipment when necessary.Student’s fees cover a t-shirt, mallets, music and music binder.
    Email: pmoore@cfsd16.org for approval.Phone registration only 209-7551.
    Wednesdays 8:00-9:00am at Canyon View – parents must drop students off at Canyon View music room at 8:00am.
    MORNING STUDY HALL BARILLARI WEDNESDAY AM $4/DAY
    Join us before school from 7:30 – 9:00am to catch up on homework assignments or read a good book in a quiet setting.
    ART ENRICHMENT KIDZART STAFF WEDNESDAY AM $146
    Enjoy photography? Creative? Is technology your thing? Can you handle deadlines? If so, then join the OG yearbook staff and see your peers and school through a new lens! Join us to design and produce a high-quality yearbook for OGMS. As a yearbook staff member, you will be both a photographer and editor, responsible for taking a variety of photos both in and outside of the classroom and creating your own yearbook pages while meeting publishing deadlines in a timely manner.Note: Participants are expected to follow rules designed to ensure a positive and quality experience for all participants.
    IMPROV WITCHEY WEDNESDAY $49
    Comedy will teach you to think on your feet!Use the principles of comedy in a spontaneous way and learn to communicate more clearly.Laugh and have fun while practicing a variety of practical people skills.

    INTRO TO DANCE AND THEATER AZEVEDO THURSDAY $59
    This is a great opportunity to dance, act, and have fun! Learn valuable skills such as public speaking and leadership, alongside the fundamentals of stagecraft and movement no matter your skill level or style! We will plan a small performance at the end of the quarter!
    BEGINNING STEEL DRUMS
    @ CANYON VIEW
    MOORE THURSDAY CANYON VIEW MUSIC ROOM $55
    This is a great opportunity to dance, act, and have fun! Learn valuable skills such as public speaking and leadership, alongside the fundamentals of stagecraft and movement no matter your skill level or style! We will plan a small performance at the end of the quarter!
    CHESS LARSEN THURSDAY $49
    Open to all ability levels. Students meet weekly to build strategy and play games. There will be opportunities for tournament play. Class fee includes a half hour of study hall on Thursday from 3:45-4:15pm.
    GOLF @ SKYLINE GOLF PROS @ SKYLINE COUNTRY CLUB THURSDAY $114
    Join us on the tee this fall for golf lessons! Community Schools is pleased to partner with Skyline Country Club & their Pro Golfers to get instruction in full swing, chipping, putting, rules and etiquette.

    PARENTS MUST PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SKYLINE COUNTRY CLUB.
    BADMINTON CAI FRIDAY $49
    Badminton is an indoor racquet sport, which promotes physical fitness and mental wellness. While it can be a casual activity, badminton is also a competitive sport! Since 1992, Badminton has been in the Summer Olympics! Besides numerous health benefits, badminton helps students learn good sportsmanship and team work. In this class, we will teach the basics of badminton, including the rules of the game, as well as useful techniques and strategies to play successfully. The class will cover gripping technique, basic footwork, serving, and basic badminton shots, such as drive, defensive high clear, drop shots, and smashing! This training and practice will help students develop hand-eye coordination, muscle memory for the various moves, and decision-making skills critical to game success.
    PHOTOGRAPHY GRACIA FRIDAY $98
    KidzArt is joining us with ART-Rageous afterschool fun. With the perfect mix of instruction and creative freedom, each KidzArt drawing class results in wonderfully unique art masterpieces where our KidzArtists’ inspiration brings works of art to life. All quality artist materials are provided. No experience required.
    WRESTLING CLASS BUNCE FRIDAY $49
    Learn the skills of folk-style wrestling with Coach Foster!With experience coaching wrestling from kindergarten all the way through the college level, Coach Foster will teach you the all the basics of folk-style wrestling as well as fun games along the way. Coach Foster's accomplishments include 4-time All-State wrestler in high school, and a two-time All-American wrestler for Concordia University in Nebraska.All skill levels are welcomed as well as parent volunteers!This class is held at ORANGE GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL and is open to Esperero Canyon students who are able to provide their own transportation.
    ENRICHMENT CLASS SCHEDULE SUMMARY
    MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
    • Yearbook
    • Golf at Skyline
    • AM Study Hall
    • Intro to Dance
    • Badminton
    • Running Club
    • Jazz Band
    • AM Art Enrichment
    • Chess
    • Photography
    • Books into Movies
    • Sewing Club
    • Improv
    • Golf
    • MS Musical
    • Hiking Club (2/5-2/26)
    • AM Adv. Steel Drums
    • Beg. Steel Drums
    • MS Musical
    • MS Musical
    • MS Musical
    STUDY HALL
    MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
    MORNING STUDY HALL
    7:30AM – 9:00AM
    REGULAR STUDY HALL REGULAR STUDY HALL REGULAR STUDY HALL REGULAR STUDY HALL REGULAR STUDY HALL
    2:45PM – 4:15PM 2:45PM – 4:15PM 2:45PM – 4:15PM 2:45PM – 4:15PM 2:45M – 4:15PM
    >>>NEW STUDY HALL INFO<<< >>>PLEASE READ<<<
    Study Hall & Late Study Hall is available on a daily basis, at a cost of $4 per session.You can register for an entire week, or just one day depending on your needs. You will be able to register until noon each day for that day’s session. From midnight until noon, you will be charged a $4 late fee for registering the same day.You MUST register by noon the day before to avoid the late fee! All students must be registered to stay on campus after school.If your student drops into Study Hall without being registered, he/she will be charged a “drop-in fee” of $10 + the $4 Study Hall fee.
    SPECIAL DAYS
    MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
    12-Mar 13-Mar 14-Mar 15-Mar 16-Mar
    NO ENRICHMENT CLASSES OR ATHLETICS NO ENRICHMENT CLASSES OR ATHLETICS NO ENRICHMENT CLASSES OR ATHLETICS EXTENDED DAY ACTIVITIES EXTENDED DAY ACTIVITIES
    STUDY HALL ONLY STUDY HALL ONLY STUDY HALL ONLY 11:OO AM – 4:15PM 11:OO AM – 4:15PM
    $25 $25
    NO ACTIVITY BUS! NO ACTIVITY BUS! NO ACTIVITY BUS! NO ACTIVITY BUS! NO ACTIVITY BUS!
    If you regularly participate in a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday activity you still need to sign up for study hall these days in order to avoid a drop-in fee. Spend the half day with us as we enjoy some quiet study or reading time, get outside in the great fall weather, enjoy some fun art projects, play games and spend some time with our friends! Remember to bring your lunch! Students can be picked up at any time during the program. Meet us outside the commons at school dismissal!
    Athletic Director Foster Bunce fbunce@cfsd16.org
    Things you need to know:

    1. Completed Athletic Packets MUST be turned in to the Athletic Director prior to first day of practice.Students will not be allowed to practice without this paperwork turned in.Packets are available online under “CS FORMS”, at the OG front office, or at our district office.
    2. The first week of practice is MANDATORY.During this time, we are placing students on teams, doing concussion training and other safety information is being shared, and we encourage your attendance.
    3. Grade checks will be performed mid-quarter.Students must have a passing grade in all classes to be eligible to play.Please see Pg. 1 of the Interscholastic/Intramural Sports Agreement in your Athletic Packet.
    QUARTER 3 SPORTS
    BOYS INTERSCHOLASTIC SOCCER (7/8) COACH ROMO & MURRIETA MON - THURS $165
    Come join the Esperero Canyon Eagles’ Soccer team and learn dribbling, passing, shooting, team skills and strategies. Teamwork, sportsmanship, and participation will be emphasized. Teams will compete against all of the teams in the Northwest League. This team is open to all 7th and 8th grade boys.
    BOYS INTRAMURAL SOCCER (6) COACH HILL TUES/THURS $112
    Boys in the 6th grade are invited to join the Intramural Soccer Team!Emphasis will be on team and individual skills, game strategies, participation and sportsmanship. The team will play against the Orange Grove Panthers!
    GIRLS INTERSCHOLASTIC BASKETBALL (7/8) COACHES GREENWELL & ARMSTEAD MON – THURS $179
    Come join the Esperero Canyon Eagles Basketball Team to build individual and team skills. Sportsmanship, teamwork, and participation will be emphasized. Teams will compete against all of the teams in the Northwest League. These teams, including a developmental expansion team, are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first- served basis. This team is open to all 7th and 8th grade girls.
    GIRLS INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL (6) COACH MAX TUES/THURS $113
    6th grade girls will have the opportunity to develop individual and team skills including dribbling and shooting, offensive and defensive techniques. Emphasis will be on teamwork, sportsmanship, and participation. Athletes will compete against the Orange Grove Panthers!
    CO-ED WRESTLING COACH ABUSHAR MON – THURS $167
    All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, male or female, are invited to register.To be a good wrestler, you do not need outstanding athletic ability, but you must possess a good attitude for learning.Students will have the opportunity to compete against other schools in the Northwest League.

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