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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
Director


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Orange Grove

Extended Day

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    NEW - Adult Photography and Photoshop Classes, For more information click this link.


    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.


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    (Click image above to go to registration site.)

    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.
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    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 cs@cfsd16.org.

    Extended Day -

    SECOND QUARTER OFFERINGS - October 15 - December 21

    Registration opens October 5 at 8am

    October 9 and 10 Half Day Activities
    - NO ACTIVITY BUSES RUN THIS WEEK!

    11:00 am - 4:15pm ----- Fee: $25 each day

    Spend the half day with us as we enjoy some quiet study or reading time, get outside in the great fall weather, enjoy fun art projects, play games and spend some time with our friends! Students can be picked up at any time during the program. Meet us outside the commons at school dismissal!

    Remember to bring your lunch!

    Mondays

    Badminton ---------- Fee: $55

    Badminton is an indoor racquet sport, which promotes physical fitness and mental wellness. While it can be a causal 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.

    Yoga for Students - MONDAY @ WEDNESDAY Fee: $104

    A twice a week practice of relaxation, with introductory yoga principles of deep breathing, relaxation techniques, fluid body movement, balance, and flexibility. Designed with the junior high student in mind, this is an opportunity to unplug and focus in a stress-free environment. Students will learn to create a healthy yoga practice. Join Gwen for a fun and exciting journey into Yoga for Students. Students will need to bring their own yoga mat.

    KidStage: "Harriet Patter and the Sorcerers Soda" ------Fee: $165

    TeenStage is thrilled to present the highly requested and anticipated wizard parody of the Harry Potter Story. Harriet Patter, a normal and somewhat neglected 13 year old, discovers suddenly that she is a wizard. Journey with her as she starts her magical education, make friends and discovers the secrets of the legendary Sorcerer’s Soda. This story is chock full of classic characters, magic and self discovery. It’s an adventure you won’t want to miss!

    Tuesdays

    Wrestling Camp----------Fee: $110

    Students will learn the importance of saving, budgeting, investing, building wealth through compounding interest & time, avoiding credit card debt, and avoiding identity theft. These and many more topics will be covered.

    Golf at Skyline ---Tuesdays and/or Thursdays -----Fee: $114 for 1 day per week/quarter-

    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. Location: Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Dr.---Transportation not provided.


    Wednesdays

    AM Photography & Photoshop Editing ----7:30-9:00am-------Fee: $110

    Students taking the course will learn beginner to advanced techniques in the world of photography and Adobe Photoshop editing. Skills in photography will include lighting techniques, composition, learning to shoot in manual mode, and much more! Skills in Adobe Photoshop will include enhancing photographs, working with creative filters and other great features. The instructor, Mr Jess, is a professional commercial photographer who has been photographing for nearly 35 years. Students can continue on in subsequent quarters to further gain more experience and learn more advanced techniques. Cameras for the students to use will be provided.

    Morning Study Hall ---7:30-9:00am --------Fee: $4 per day

    Join us before school to catch up on homework assignments or read a good book in a quiet setting.

    Morning Gym --- 7:30-9:00am ------------------Fee: $49

    Enjoy this opportunity to spend time with your friends and participate in fun PE games!-

    Yearbook -------Fee: $58

    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 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. Class does NOT include the purchase of a yearbook. Please purchase your yearbook on InTouch.

    Improvisational Comedy -------Fee: $55

    Come learn comedy improv in the style of “Whose Line is it Anyway.” Learn how to work as a team, share the stage, think on your feet, and laugh your head off!

    STEM Fundamentals -------Fee: $201

    Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well Teknologies and tons of thousands of legos! Apply real world concepts in Physics, Engineering and Architecture. Design projects such as hot air balloons, space stations, tug boats, and more! Join us to design and build like never before!


    Thursdays

    Introduction to Arduino Micro Controllers & Electrical Schematics --Fee: $293

    Our classes introduce students to engineering design, electrical engineering, circuits, software and systems engineering. Classes will use state of the art software, modular circuits, toy designs, and translating computer games into real world products. This class use simple Newtonian Physics to determine and evaluate work & energy used by an object, device or system! Work through problems to gain the theoretical understanding of it all! The second half of class will focus on schematics and creating physical circuits to communicate with components! Students will be provided the training, tools, and encouragement they need to engage their imagination and creativity to make something truly unique!

    Golf at Skyline ---Tuesdays and/or Thursdays -----Fee: $114 for 1 day per week/quarter-

    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. Location: Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Dr.---Transportation not provided.


    Fridays

    Chess Club ---------Fee: $55
    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 Friday from 3:45-4:15pm.

    KidzArt --------------Fee: $167
    KidzArt is joining us with ART-Rageous afterschool fun. With the perfect mix of instruction and creative freedom, each KidzArt class results in wonderfully unique art masterpieces where our KidzArtists’ inspiration brings works of art to life. All quality artist materials are provided.

    Monday through Friday

    Study Hall: 2:45-4:15 / Late Study Hall: 4:15-5:30
    NEW! Sign up by Noon Friday the week prior to attending. Sign up for a week in advance, or pay for the whole quarter at once! Only $4 per 1.5 hr. block! You only pay for the days you need! Late adds, while accepted, will incur a $15 late scheduling fee.

    Athletics


    SPORTS TIMELINE

    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
    Picture Days: The pictures will be taken by Interstate and will have a team and individual option (parents are asking for this). To Order Pictures: https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/22430E

    Interscholastic Boys Basketball ----- -Monday through Thursday------Fee: $178-

    Join the Orange Grove Panthers Soccer team and practice 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 teams are open to all 7th and 8th grade girls. Registration Fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey that you will keep at the end of the season.

    Intramural Boys Basketball ---Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday -----Fee: $113-

    6th grade boys 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. Registration Fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey that you will keep at the end of the season. Please only choose one option Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday, not both.

    Girls Interscholastic Soccer ----- Monday through Thursday ----Fee: $164

    Join the Orange Grove Panthers Soccer team and practice 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 teams are open to all 7th and 8th grade girls. Registration Fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey that you will keep at the end of the season.

    Girls Intramural Soccer ----- Tuesday and Thursday ----- Fee: $111

    Girls 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. Registration Fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey that you will keep at the end of the season.

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    Special Programs

    CS OUTDOORS

    Depart from and return to Catalina Foothills HS


    Caving

    Less than 3 miles and 500ft elevation change. Low to moderate physical exertion. Suitable for Beginners. No flat soled shoes permitted.

    Caving is like hiking on all fours! 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), bring a flashlight, change of clothes, garbage bag, sack lunch and water. Helmets and headlamps will be provided.
    Wednesday, October 10 ---11am-5:45pm ---Guide: Mary Grodman ---Fee: $65


    Adventures in Patagonia
    3-6 miles, 1000ft elevation change. Moderate physical exertion sustained for longer periods of time. Supportive soled shoes required. No flat soled shoes permitted. Suitable for those with beginning to moderate outdoor experiences.

    Meet CS Outdoors Thursday, October 11, 9:00am at CFHS and get ready for some hiking, fishing, creek exploration and camping fun! Prepare to get your feet wet when we spend our first day hiking in the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area! Enjoy a spectacular riparian area and discover over 106 species of birds, 49 species of damsel and dragonflies and over 130 butterfly species!! Work up an appetite as we head back to camp to play games, cook dinner, do some stargazing and get ready for a well-needed night's sleep in the campground. Wake up on Friday for some breakfast and then some time fishing in Patagonia Lake. Students must wear sturdy shoes with good tread meant for outdoor use that can get wet! A detailed overnight itinerary & supply list will be provided prior to departure.
    October 11-12
    Depart Catalina Foothills High School at 9am Thursday and return Friday at 4pm
    Guide: Mary Grodman--- Fee: $135


    Picacho Peak Hike

    3-6 miles, 1000ft+ elevation change. Moderate physical exertion sustained for longer periods of time. Supportive soled shoes required. No flat soled shoes permitted. Suitable for those with beginning to moderate outdoor experiences.

    Winter is a great time to conquer the 1,500 foot peak of Picacho Peak State Park! Come enjoy the gorgeous views, learn about this area's unique geological significance and varied desert growth. We will grill hot dogs and make S'mores over the fire after our hike! Pack list provided after registration!

    Thursday, December 27
    Depart Catalina Foothills High School at 9am, Return 4:30pm
    Guide: Mary Grodman--- Fee: $65


    Madera Canyon Hike

    3 miles and 500ft elevation change. Low to moderate physical exertion. Suitable for Beginners. No flat soled shoes permitted.

    Did you know Madera means wood in Spanish? Come see this amazing wooded canyon that is one of the hottest spots for migrating birds in Southeastern Arizona, and the United States! We will identify as many trees and birds as we can on this day hike in the shade. We will grill hot dogs and make S'mores over the fire after our hike! Pack list provided after registration.Thursday, December 27

    Depart Catalina Foothills High School at 9am, Return 4:30pm
    Guide: Mary Grodman--- Fee: $65



    NOTES

    ONLINE ONLY REGISTRATION - We are accepting registrations online only 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. If students are not in their classes by 3:30pm an email will go out to parents.
    Note: Students must be picked up on time. A $2 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, Mary Grodman, 209-8313 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.


    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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