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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

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Esperero Canyon

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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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    PDF of 4th quarter with Registration Form

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    Foothills Phil Logo

    Do you play an instrument? Want an excellent experience playing a variety of music from movie themes to popular classics? Come and join the Foothills Phil, Community School’s Intergenerational orchestra! We meet on Thursday evenings from 6:45 - 9:00 p.m. Contact Community Schools for further information at 209-7551 or email

    Extended Day


    Fourth Quarter: March 20 - May 19, 2017 (No classes April 3 - 7)

    Classes are held 2:45 - 4:15pm

    Registration: March 6 - March 19, 2017

    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!

    Fee: $107--Ms. Burke Mondays & Wednesdays--Room: Art Room--REGISTER NOW!

    Acting Academy 2:45 - 3:45pm
    Bold and outspoken, or quiet and shy, enjoy Drama Kids International’s unique acting and drama activities that help students develop their social, public speaking, and leadership skills while nurturing self-confidence, and self-esteem. Class fee includes a half hour of study hall on Wednesday from 3:45-4:15pm.
    Fee: $85-- Wednesdays Room: Library--REGISTER NOW!

    African Drum and Dance Ensemble
    Students will learn the basics of West African rhythms and tribal dances. During the course of the class learn to both play drums collectively and dance to the music of the drums. Discuss the significance of these activities in African culture and how the music has influenced American Jazz and Rock and Roll. The students will not only be musically active but physically active as well!
    Fee: $65 --Mr. Bess Fridays --Room: Library --REGISTER NOW!

    Money Management for Middle Schoolers
    It is never too early to learn about personal spending, saving, budgeting, investing, avoiding identity theft and more! Come learn how to stay out of debt and build wealth with our awesome financial coach who manages portfolios worth over millions!
    Fee: $118--Ms. Pennock --Tuesdays & Thursdays --Room: 115 -- REGISTER NOW!

    Trading Card Games!
    Are you a trading card enthusiast? Do you have a collection of Yugioh, Pokémon or Magic the Gathering cards? Do you want to test your skills with other players, but can't find the time? Every Thursday students who sign up will gather to play whichever trading card game they know and for which they have cards. It doesn't matter if you are an expert, come and learn from others who are more experienced. Students need to provide their own cards with which to play. Feel free to come with a starter pack and build from there!
    Ms. Givens --Thursdays-- Room: 302-- Fee: $46-- REGISTER NOW!

    Steel Drum at Canyon View 8:00-9:00am
    Open to 6-8th grade students who are currently in band or choir. This fun and exciting program will have students learning to read and perform traditional songs on the steel drums! Students must be accepted into the group based on a recommendation from their band or choir teacher. Please see those teachers for more information.
    8:00-9:00am at Canyon View - parents must drop students off at Canyon View at 8am.
    Ms. Moore--Wednesdays-- Canyon View Elementary-- Fee: $46--REGISTER NOW!

    Golf Lessons
    Join us on the tee this spring for golf lessons! Community Schools is pleased to partner with Skyline Country Club & their Pro Golfers to see how fun golf can be! Get instruction in full swing, chipping, putting, rules and etiquette.
    Tuesday or Thursday --Fee: $114 per day chosen per quarter-- Time: 3:00-4:00pm
    Location: Skyline Country Club
    5200 E St Andrews Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718
    *Transportation will not be provided*

    Jazz Band
    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 should plan on participating for the entire school year.
    Mr. Walavich-- Tuesdays-- Band Room-- Fee: $46each quarter --REGISTER NOW!

    Work on homework assignments or independent reading in a quiet setting. Textbooks and computers available for homework only. Please select the days you want when you register, for Wednesdays, specify am and/or pm. No activity bus on Friday.
    1 day per week-$48
    2 days per week-$68
    3 days per week-$88
    4 days per week-$108
    5 days per week-$128 REGISTER NOW!

    Morning Study Hall 7:00-9:00am
    Join us before school to catch up on homework assignments or read a good book in a quiet setting.
    Fee: $52 --Ms. Jackson---Room: 115-- Wednesdays 7:00-9:00am --Room: 115

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    Activity Bus Schedule

    Athletic Packets must be completed for ALL students participating in sports. These packets MUST be turned in before you can participate in practices.
Grades are checked throughout the quarter. If an athelete is below a 2 during the quarter, they will be deemed ineligible to play or practice until their grade is a 2 or higher. A formal grade check will be made at progress report time (4 1/2 weeks).

    ECMS Athletic Packet

    Game Schedule

    Teams are filled on a first-come, first served basis, often fill quickly & are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

    Registration: March 6 - March 19

    Boys' 7th and 8th grade Baseball
    Come out and play ball! 7th and 8th grade boys will practice catching, throwing, and batting skills. Teamwork and participation will be emphasized. Competition will take place against other schools in the Northwest League.
    Coach Matthews---Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
    Fee: $123 -- REGISTER NOW!

    Girls' 7th & 8th grade Volleyball
    Come with your Eagle Pride and join the ECMS’s Girls’ Volleyball team. Emphasis will be on sportsmanship, team and individual skills, strategies, and participation. 7th and 8th grade girls will compete against other schools in the Northwest League.
    Coach TBA
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays -- MPR -- Fee: $148

    Track & Field 6,7,8th grade
    Do you enjoy running, field events and sprinting? All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to join the Esperero Track team. Students will learn and practice the different events in track and field, ranging from long distance running to high jump. Students will compete against other schools in the Northwest League.
    Coach Neuenschwander, Moore, Amsted and Boudou
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays - -- Fee: $163---

    Don't forget to order your team photo! REGISTER NOW!

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    Special Programs

    Lake Havasu Campout

    Looking for an adventure over your spring break? Join CS Outdoors as we head west to visit the Colorado River! We will camp, hike & explore this unique riparian area of Arizona near Lake Havasu. We will learn new knots, Leave No Trace techniques, observe wildlife, try our hand at fishing and more!

    Our hope is to inspire you, to teach you to protect the environment and connect you to a whole new outdoor world!

    We will hike 3-6 miles, 1500ft elevation change. Moderate physical exertion sustained for longer periods of time. Supportive soled shoes required. No flat soled shoes permitted. Suitable for those with moderate outdoor experiences. Students should have prior camping experience.

    A detailed equipment list will be sent prior to departure. Trip will leave at 8:00am on April 3rd from Catalina Foothills High School. Return on Wednesday, April 5th at 4:00pm.Directors: Ms. Higgins, Ms. Krutzsch & Ms. Brobeck

    Guides: Mary Grodman & Polly Tanner

    April 3 - 5, 2017---Fee: $185---Register Now!

    Community Schools' Policies

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    ONLINE ONLY REGISTRATION - We are accepting registrations online only starting 3rd quarter. Please make sure you log into our system and create an account before registration day! No paper copies will be accepted. Registrations cannot be taken over the phone..

    ATTENTION: 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.

    CELL PHONES and Other Communication Devices: 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 agreement and discipline code. For a detailed description of the exact policy, please refer to your student planner.

    LATE FEE: A $15 late fee will be applied after the registration deadline. A $1 per minute supervision fee will be charged for those who remain on campus after 4:30.

    Class cancelled by Community Schools (No fees charged, 100% refund). Refund or cancellation requested before the start of class ($10 change fee for any class changes or cancellations).
    50% Refund after the first class. No refunds will be given after the 2nd day of class. No refunds if we remove your student from a class.

    Cash or Checks:
    We will only be accept cash or check at our main office at 2101 E River Rd. There will be a $25 processing fee for checks returned for insufficient funds.
    Assistance is available to families that may need help paying for class fees. Please contact Jason Grobe or the Community Schools main office at 209-7551 to obtain a fee reduction form.

    Wait List:
    Registration is processed in real time and is the most efficient way to register. Once a class has reached maximum enrollment, parents may request that their student be placed on a waiting list. All waiting list requests are dated, time-stamped, and entered accordingly. With multiple sites accepting registration materials, exact positions on the waitlist cannot be guaranteed. The fastest way to place your student on the waitlist is to call the Community Schools office directly at 209-7551. Any waitlist request left with the CS coordinators or school front office staff, will be entered as time permits.

    Need Help? Contact Site Coordinators, Jason Grobe at 209-8149 for classes or Bill Dennis at 209-8128 for athletics. Between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m., you may call Community Schools at 209-7551.

    **If your student walks home from school on a regular basis and would like to do so after Extended Day Activities, please print and sign this attached document giving your student permission to walk home and turn in to Jason Grobe. We will keep it on file for the school year. If we do not have a this statement on file we will not allow students to walk home after Extended Day Activities.

    NOTE: Fees paid for an extra-curricular activity qualify for a tax credit with the State of Arizona. Please call 209-7551 to obtain a tax credit receipt.


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