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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


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  • Community Schools Enrichment registration will open Tuesday, August 7th at 8am.
  • Check your email for details.

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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.

    1st Quarter Orange Grove After School Programs - Welcome Back!  Registration Opens Aug. 2, 2018 at 8am link to brochure PDF


    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

    The 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 cs@cfsd16.org.

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    Activity Bus Schedule

    FIRST QUARTER OFFERINGS

    Mondays

    Badminton ------------------------------------------------------------------ Fee: $49

    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.

    Capoeira: Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts, Dance and Music ----------Fee: $111

    Capoeira, a beautiful, exciting, and fun Afro-Brazilian martial art that uses flowing and 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. Get fit and strong, increase coordination, flexibility, and agility. Learn traditional culture and martial arts and experience the rhythms and music of Brazil.

    Tuesdays
    Foundations in Personal Finance
    --------------------------------------------------Fee: $116

    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.

    Improvisational Comedy ------------------------------------------------ Fee: $49
    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!

    Golf Lessons - Tuesdays and/or Thursdays ------------------------------------------------ Fee: $114 per day
    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.

    Fee: $114 for 1 day per week-

    Wednesdays

    AM Photography & Photoshop Editing ----7:30-9:00am---------------Fee: $78
    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!- ----

    KidStage: HERCULES ---------------------------------------------------------------Fee: $165
    Come perform in HERCULES! Take a trip back to ancient Greece where mythical gods and fanciful goddesses rule over the lives of mortals. It was a time of legendary creatures and fearsome monsters. As the evil Hades plots to take over Olympus a young Hercules struggles to find out where he belongs. With help from a sassy trio of ladies: the beautiful Megara, the wood- nymph Echo and of course his devoted Pegasus, Hercules fights to make his dreams come true. This tale brings the classic myth to life, and reminds us all of what it means to be a true hero.

    Yearbook
    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.

    Thursdays

    Introduction to Arduino Micro Controllers & Electrical Schematics 8/16-10/4 --Fee: $280
    Students will be learning the basics of working with and on Arduino Micro Controllers. The will work with the microprocessor, diodes, LEDs, Resistors, DC Motors, Servo Motors, temperatures sensor, light sensors and more. They will learn to write sketches (Programs) in C++ to control the Arduino/circuit. (Class Dates: 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4)

    Golf Lessons - Tuesdays and/or Thursdays ------------------------------------------Fee: $114 per day
    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.

    Fee: $114 for 1 day per week

    Robotics Using NXT -----------------------------------------------------------Fee: $280
    Students will be learning the basics of working with and on Arduino Micro Controllers. The will work with the microprocessor, diodes, LEDs, Resistors, DC Motors, Servo Motors, temperatures sensor, light sensors and more. They will learn to write sketches (Programs) in C++ to control the Arduino/circuit.-

    Fridays

    Chess Club --------------------------------------------------------------------- Fee: $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 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

    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
    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

    Intramural Girls Volleyball

    Girls in the 6th grade are invited to join the intramural volleyball team. Emphasis will be on team and individual skills, participation and sportsmanship. The team will play against the Esperero Canyon Eagles! Registration Fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey. Coach Catano and McLain -Tuesday and Thursday------Fee: $111-

    Intramural Boys Volleyball
    Boys in the 6th grade are invited to join the intramural volleyball team. Emphasis will be on team and individual skills, participation and sportsmanship. The team will play against the Esperero Canyon Eagles! Registration Fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey. Coach: TBA
    Monday and Wednesday -----Fee: $111-

    Girls Interscholastic Softball

    All 7th & 8th grade girls are invited to join the Orange Grove Panthers Softball Team. Practice basic skills such as throwing, catching, fielding and batting. Students will compete against other schools in the Northwest League. Registration fee includes socks and a quick dry uniform jersey.-
    Coach Flynn
    ------Monday through Thursday ----- Fee: $169

    Boys Interscholastic Volleyball
    Boys in 7th & 8th grade are invited to join the volleyball team. Emphasis will be on team and individual skills, strategies, participation and sportsmanship. The team will play against other schools in the Northwest League. Registration fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey. Coach Catano
    Monday and Wednesday -----Fee: $111-

    Co-Ed Interscholastic Tennis
    Calling all 7th and 8th grade tennis players to join the Orange Grove Panthers. Learn skills, strategies, and drills to the team. Competition will take place against other schools in the Northwest League. Students are required to provide their own racquets. Registration fee includes socks and a quick dry uniform jersey. Coach Hagerty------Monday through Thursday ----- Fee: $154

    Co-Ed Intramural Flag Football
    Please only register for M/W or T/TH, not both! Open to boys & girls in grades 6th, 7th, & 8th. Students will learn sportsmanship, team unity and work on skill improvement through game play and modified games. Some games will be played against the Esperero Canyon Eagles. Registration fee includes socks and a quick dry uniform jersey. Coach TBA ------ Fee: $111-

    Co-Ed Interscholastic Flag Football
    Boys and girls in 7th & 8th grade are invited to join the Flag Football team. Emphasis will be on team and individual skills, strategies, participation and sportsmanship. The team will play against other schools in the Northwest League. Registration fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey. ---Fee: $159

    -Co-Ed Cross Country
    Join the Orange Grove Panthers’ Cross Country team. Open to boys and girls in grades 6th, 7th, & 8th. Our team will compete against other schools in the Northwest League. Registration Fee includes a practice t-shirt. ---Fee: $169

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    Special Programs


    CS OUTDOORS

    Depart from and return to Catalina Foothills HS

    Backpacking 101

    4-6 miles, 1000ft+ elevation change. Challenging terrain and physically demanding activity for extended periods of time. Moderate to High physical exertion. Suitable for those with moderate outdoor experiences. Designed for those looking to push their limits.

    Interested in learning how to backpack? Want to learn more about Leave No Trace, Geocaching & Wilderness Survival Skills? Join us for this 3 week program and a culminating overnight trip into the backcountry! Backpacks for use during overnight may be available upon request.
    Thursdays, September 13 & 20 at Orange Grove --- 2:45pm - 4:15pm
    September 28 and 29 - Our overnight on Mt. Lemmon!

    Leave school at 2:45pm, Return to CFHS at 12:00pm on Saturday.

    Guide: Mary Grodman ----Fee: $110


    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

    The 2018 FIRST Lego League Challenge: INTO ORBIT

    Get ready for the launch of the 2018 FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) robotics competition season! Students in grades 4-10 (ages 9-15) are eligible for team membership.

    Students who are interested in participating on an FLL team must attend a 2-session Preview Class. This class is a "test flight" for the full 14-week team mission. This year's teams will design and program a LEGO Windstorms robot to accomplish tasks like mining an asteroid, building and supplying a space colony, and cleaning up space trash. They will also propose an innovative solution to a research question that will advance the human ability to live or work beyond Earth.

    The Preview Class is an opportunity for students to see if they have the focus, persistence, self-direction, and ability to work with others to enjoy working towards the goal of competing in a regional tournament in December. Team members must commit to weekly meetings on their scheduled days and may choose to attend additional sessions. Some teams advance from regional to state competition in January. First and second place winners at the state tournament are invited to international events in April and May.

    The FLL Robotics program is supervised by Charlotte Ackerman, CFSD Teacher Leader for Science and Engineering Practices in partnership with teachers, high school mentors, parents and community members.

    Esperero, Orange Grove and CFHS - Fridays at 3:00-5:45 at Sunrise Drive Elementary Preview Class on August 17 and August 24. ECMS and OGMS students can arrange to ride a school bus to Sunrise Drive School by requesting a bus pass when registering.

    The full INTO ORBIT FLL season team meetings will begin the week of August 27, 2018 and will continue through the second week in December.



    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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