|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.|
First Quarter: August 14 - October 6
Classes are held 2:45 - 4:15pm
(no classes 9/4, 10/10-10/13)
Registration: August 2 - August 13
Activity Bus Schedule
Acting Academy 2:45-4:15pm ---Mondays
Art - Thursdays
|Chess - Fridays 2:45 - 3:45pm
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. Room: 302 --- Fee: $48
|Crafting Club - Fridays
Let’s get crafty! Create different crafts and learn new skills such as knitting, jewelry making and crafts made from metal, natural items like pinecones and wood, recycled items, sand, and clay. Make mosaics, potpourri, and ornaments to decorate your home or give as gifts!
Games Galore - Tuesdays
Golf Lessons - Tuesdays or Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm
Money Management - Mondays
Want to learn how to manage money and some financial life skills? It is never to early to learn about personal spending, saving, budgeting, investing, building wealth through compounding interest and time, avoiding credit card debt, and avoiding identity theft. These and many more topics will be covered in this fun class! ___Ms. Pennock---Room: 302 ---Fee: $75 ---REGISTER NOW!
Robotics using LEGO NXT - Thursdays
Build and program robots using the LEGO® NXT; system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. Control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds. Projects are structured so that students work in an open-ended, investigative environment while having fun. ___PlayWell---Room: 302 ---Fee: $153 ---REGISTER NOW!
Yearbook - Wednesdays
Enjoy photography? Own a digital camera? 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---Room: 207 ---Fee: $52---REGISTER NOW!
on homework assignments or independent reading in a quiet setting. Textbooks and computers available for homework only. Please select the days (Monday-Friday) when you register.
*AM Study Hall counts as one day. *Activity buses do not run on Fridays.
1 day per week - $49
2 days per week - $69
3 days per week - $89
4 days per week - $109
5 days per week - $119
6 days per week - $129
Room: Library----REGISTER NOW!
Late Study Hall 4:15-5:30pm
Need a little more time to get your work done or picked up by your parent, then this is the place to be! Monday - available
Tuesday - not available - pending staffing
Wednesday - available
Thursday - available
Friday - available
Same rates as Study Hall --- Ms. Daines--- Room: Library
Morning Study Hall 7:30-9:00am Wednesdays
Join us before school to catch up on homework assignments or read a good book in a quiet setting.
Room: Commons---Fee: $49-- REGISTER NOW!
Morning Gym - Wednesdays 7:30-9:00am
Enjoy this opportunity to spend time with your friends and participate in fun PE games!
Fee: $49 --- Room: MPR --- REGISTER NOW!
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 coming soon
|Registration: August 2 - 13|
|Boys' Intramural Volleyball|
Boys in 6th - 8th grade are invited to join the intramural volleyball team. Emphasis will be on team and individual skills, strategies, participation and sportsmanship. The team will play against Esperero Canyon Middle School and other schools in the Northwest League.
|Girls' 6th Grade Intramural Volleyball
Girls in the 6th grade are invited to join the intramural volleyball team. Emphasis will be on team and individual skills, strategies, participation and sportsmanship. The team will play against Esperero Canyon Middle School.
Intramural Coed Flag Football
6 - 8th Grade Cross Country
|Interscholastic Coed Tennis
Calling all 7th and 8th grade tennis players to join the Orange Grove Panthers. The coach will teach 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. ---Coach TBA
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays ---Fee: $144 (includes t-shirt) REGISTER NOW!
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. ---Coach Flynn ----Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
6-12 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 to advanced 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 back country! Backpacks for use during overnight may be available upon request.
Wednesdays 2:45-4:15pm at OGMS --Room: Commons --August 30, September 6 & 13
Backpacking Overnight September 22-23 ---Mary Grodman, Guide ---Fee: $110
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 afternoon 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.
Tuesday, October 10 12-5:30pm
Depart and return to OGMS --- Mary Grodman, Guide ---Fee: $65
Mt. LEMMON CAMPOUT
3-8 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 moderate outdoor experiences.
Meet CS Outdoors Thursday, October 12, 9:00am at CFHS and get ready for some hiking, exploring and camping fun! We will spend our first day hiking near the Palisades area of Mt. Lemmon! The hike will take us on a journey to explore one of the Santa Catalinas' ecological transition zones. Enjoy spectacular mountain views and discover what makes our “Sky Island” mountains so amazing. 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 under the stars. Wake up on Friday for some breakfast and then another hike into the Catalinas. We’ll eat lunch on the trail, explore the canyon and then head back to the High School. Students must wear sturdy shoes with good tread meant for outdoor use! Trail are very rocky! A detailed overnight itinerary & supply list will be provided prior to departure.
Thursday, October 12 - Friday, October 13
Depart 9:00am at CFHS on Thursday, return Friday at 4:00pm
Mary Grodman, Guide ---Fee: $135
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.
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).
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.
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PROGRAMS
Valley View Early Learning Center
Esperero Canyon Activities
Orange Grove Activities
High School Activities
Summer Camp Foothills
Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra