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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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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 Orange Grove Middle School.

Extended Day


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 Catherine Peterson, Foothills PHIL program coordinator, for further information at 209-7552 or email cpeterson@cfsd16.org

Extended Day

Third Quarter: January 9 - March 10, 2017
Classes are held 2:45 - 4:15pm
(no classes 1/16 and on 2/20-2/22(study hall only))
Registration: December 12 - January 8
Activity Bus Schedule


Acting Academy
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 Tuesday from 3:45-4:15pm. Tuesdays--- Room: 115--- Fee: $85--- REGISTER NOW!

Capoeira
Come learn this beautiful, exciting and fun Afro-Brazilian martial art that uses flowing acrobatic moves and has a rich cultural heritage. Students will learn kicks, escapes and cool moves that will be used to play the Capoeira game. This class will improve your physical and mental strength, coordination, flexibility and agility and will instill the rhythms and music of Brazil in your mind!
Mondays & Wednesdays --- Instructor: Anne Pollack --- Room: Commons--- Fee: $125
REGISTER NOW!

Chess

Open to all ability levels. Students meet weekly to build strategy and play games. There will be opportunities for tournament play.
Fridays, 2:45 - 3:45pm--- Mr. Larsen--- Room 606--- Fee: $46

Clay Totems

Totem Polls have a rich history of story telling and folk lore of the Pacific Northwest coast of North America. Students will explore their own stories with similar symbolism of the totem. Made from clay, each section of the totem will tell a personalized visual story.
Ms. Prinster--- Thursdays--- Room: 402---Fee: $46--- REGISTER NOW!

Golf Lessons

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.
Tuesdays or Thursdays or both---3:00-4:00pm --Fee: $114 for 1 day a week--REGISTER NOW!
Location: Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Dr.---Transportation not provided.

Goshinjitsu

Goshinjitsu is a practical self-defense art that combines elements of Karate, Judo, and Jujitsu into a simple and effective form of martial arts. Classes emphasize traditional martial arts values. Class fee includes a half hour of study hall on Tuesday from 3:45-4:15pm.
Mr. McGraugh---Tuesdays---2:45-3:45pm---Room: Commons---Fee: $46
REGISTER NOW!

Math Counts

The Math Counts Competition Series is ideal for students who have a talent and passion for Math! Students will engage in exciting, "bee-style" contests in which they will compete against and alongside other bright, motivated students. At the local, state and national level, students win hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes every year. Join us to meet your mathematics potential!
Ms. Newton---Wednesdays---Room: 703---Fee: $77---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: $117---Ms. Pennock---Tuesdays & Thursdays---Room: 115
REGISTER NOW!

Quidditch

Remember Quidditch from the popular Harry Potter series? Quidditch combines the sports of rugby, dodgeball, and tag without the physical contact normally associated with those sports. Participants will compete on teams of seven and ride brooms! Teams score by passing a volleyball (the quaffle) down the field and aiming it between three hoops. The game ends when the golden snitch is caught. Join us to bring the magical game of Quidditch to life at OGMS.
Ms. Olson---Tuesdays---Baseball Field---Fee: $68---REGISTER NOW!

Skills for Success
Is missing work getting you or your child down? Are you feeling like you’ve reached your breaking point? Then this is the class for your child. Register for this 8 week class so we can help your child manage his/her time, be organized, and get those missing assignments turned in! This course is for students who just want a little support, a caring staff member to guide the way, and peace of mind when schoolwork gets completed.
Ms. Schaedler---Wednesdays---Room:203---Fee: $46---REGISTER NOW!


Studyhall
Work on homework assignments or independent reading in a quiet setting. Textbooks and computers available for homework only. Please select the days (Monday-Friday) you want when you register.
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
6 days per week-$148 *Am studyhall counts as 1 day REGISTER NOW! No Activity Bus onFridays

For students not registered in the regularly scheduled study halls during 3rd quarter, optional sign-up is available forFebruary 20, 21 & 22 and March 13, 14 &15 for $5 per day.
REGISTER NOW!


Yearbook
Do you enjoy photography? Do you own a digital camera? Are you 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.
Ms. Olson---Wednesdays---Room: 207---Fee: $50---REGISTER NOW!

Late Start Wednesdays

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Morning Study Hall
Join us before school to catch up on homework assignments or read a good book in a quiet setting.
Ms. Rowan---Room: Commons---Fee: $48---REGISTER NOW!

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Athletics


SPORTS TIMELINE

Activity Bus Schedule

Athletic Packets must be completed for ALL students participating in sports. The Athletic packet MUST be completed and turned in BEFORE you can participate in practices.
Teams are filled on a first-come, first served basis, often fill quickly & are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.OGMS Athletic Packet
Game Schedule -3rd quarter will be posted after the first week of practice
North West Leauge website: www.tucsonnwl.org

Registration: December 12 - January 8
Boys' Intramural Soccer
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 Esperero Canyon Eagles.
Coach Willman---Monday & Wednesday Team or Tuesday & Thursday Team - Please only register for 1 team---Field---Fee: $87 REGISTER NOW!
Boys' Interscholastic Soccer
Join the Orange Grove 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. These teams are open to all 7th and 8th grade boys.
Coach Cantano and Coach Ortega---Monday through Thursday---Field---Fee:$148 REGISTER NOW!
Girls' Intramural Basketball

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 Esperero Canyon Eagles.
Coach TBA ---Tuesdays & Thursday--- MPR ---Fee: $87--- REGISTER NOW!

Girls' Interscholastic Basketball
Join the Orange Grove basketball team and 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.
Coach Berger, Collinsworth and Hale--- Monday through Thursday---MPR---Fee: $153--- REGISTER NOW!

Coed Wrestling 6,7,8
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.
Coach Davis---Monday through Thursday--- MPR--- Fee: $153

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

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Special Programs

2017 Drumline Workshop

January 10, 17, 24, & 31---Fee: $35

OPEN TO CURRENT 8TH - 11TH GRADE PERCUSSION STUDENTS INTERESTED IN CFHS DRUMLINE 2017 - 2018 ------Auditions will be February 7th and 8th at CFHS-----Register Now!


WINTER BREAK-------Register Now!

Seven Falls Hike

Have you ever seen a waterfall in the desert? What about seven waterfalls? Join Community Schools Outdoors on one of the most beautiful hikes SE Arizona offers. We will ride the Bear Canyon Tram to the trailhead and then hike in to discover this amazing riparian area right in our own backyard! Wear your hiking boots, bring lots of water and pack a lunch!

Suitable for those with limited to moderate outdoor experiences.

Moderate physical exertion.

No flat soled shoes permitted.

Guides: Mary Grodman & Polly Tanner

Tuesday, December 27

9:00am - 4:00pm

Drop off & pick up only from Catalina Foothills High School

Fee: $60


Mt. Lemmon Hike

Bundle up and get ready for a winter hike on Mt. Lemmon! Join Community Schools Outdoors for a fun hike through the aspens and pines. Wear your hiking boots, warm clothes suitable for hiking, bring lots of water and pack a lunch! We will take a hiking break to enjoy some hot chocolate, observe wildlife & discuss winter wildlife on the mountain. We will stop at the Cookie Cabin to warm up and enjoy a delicious treat before we head down the mountain.

Suitable for those with limited to moderate outdoor experiences.

Moderate physical exertion.

No flat-soled shoes permitted.

Guides: Mary Grodman & Polly Tanner

Wednesday, December 28

9:00am - 4:00pm

Drop off & pick up only from Catalina Foothills High School

Fee: $65


RODEO BREAK-----Register Now!

Caving Adventures

Caving is like hiking on all fours! This is an outdoor adventure you won’t want to miss! Spend the day exploring the underground wonders of Peppersauce Cave. See cool cave formations, an underground lake, and shimmy your way through the rabbit hole! Learn why it is important to protect these natural wonders. Please wear very old clothes (you will get extremely muddy) and bring a flashlight, change of clothes, garbage bag, sack lunch and water. Helmets and headlamps will be provided.

Suitable for those with limited to moderate outdoor experiences.

Moderate physical exertion.

No flat soled shoes permitted.

Guide: Mary Grodman

Thursday, February 23

9:00am-4:00pm

Drop off & pick up only from Catalina Foothills High School

Fee: $60


Tanque Verde Falls Hike

Join us for a day of hiking in the desert. Explore the unique ecosystem of the Sonoran Desert to learn what makes this area so special! This is a fun hike to pools and waterfalls in Tanque Verde Canyon. Wear your hiking boots, bring lots of water and pack a lunch!

Suitable for those with limited to moderate outdoor experiences.

Moderate physical exertion.

No flat soled shoes permitted.

Guide: Mary Grodman

Friday, February 24

9:00am-4:00pm

Drop off & pick up only from Catalina Foothills High School

Fee: $60


NOTES

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

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

ATTENDANCE: 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.
Note: Students must be picked up on time. A $1 per minute supervision fee will be charged for those who remain on campus after 4:30.

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.

Refunds/Changes:

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.
  • Need Help? Contact Site Coordinators, Toni Carson, 209-8219 for classes or Lee Tompkins at 209-8262 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 Toni Carson. 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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