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2101 E. River Road | Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-209-7551 | Fax: 520-209-7575
Office Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
CARE: 520-209-7548



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5801 N. Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750



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 great outdoors!

No matter what the interest, Community Schools offers fun and well-supervised after-school activities at Esperero Canyon Middle School!

CS Class Coordinator:  Sarah Deane 520-209-8251

Athletic Director:  Myranda Christensen 520-209-8237

Office Coordinator:  Jennifer Noyce 520-209-7562

Activity Bus Routes


Athletics & Enrichment Activities begin MARCH 18

Registration Opens Monday, MARCH 4 @ 8:30am







Download your copy of this Quarter's Brochure HERE!



3D Design and Print

MONDAY - 2:45PM - 4:15PM

Students will delve into 3D modeling and printing with Tinkercad. They will create their own
custom models, such as functional bubble wands, keychains, and more! Throughout the journey,
they will acquire tips, techniques, and best practices for thrilling explorations in 3D modeling and printing.



MONDAY -02:45 PM - 4:15PM

DATES: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 ONLY
Geocaching is the real-world treasure hunt that’s happening right now, all around you. There are
2,303,488 active geocaches worldwide and quite a few near Esperero Canyon Middle School! So if
you are looking for a fun way to exercise both mind and body, come give geocaching a try! This
will be an outdoor activity that combines hiking with a tech-aided treasure hunt. Instead of a map
where X marks the spot, you use an app on your smartphone or one of our GPS's and of course your power of observation. Instead of hunting for a buried chest, you're looking for a cache hidden in
an eco-friendly site above ground. We will create our own geocache accounts online to keep track of
our findings, learn how to cache in and trash out each week as we visit Sabino Canyon and nearby
locations to find our treasures each week!



MONDAY - 2:45PM - 4:15PM

Be a part of this creative and dynamic group that plays a significant role in preserving the memories and achievements of our middle school community. Contribute to the creation of a beautiful and comprehensive yearbook that will be cherished by students, teachers, and families for years to come. Put your design skills to work by creating visually appealing page layouts, by experimenting with different templates, fonts, and graphics to ensure that our yearbook is captivating and well-organized. Come join us to help get next year's book started and distribute the yearbooks at the end of the school year!



TUESDAY - 2:45PM - 4:15PM

Picture this: a vibrant hub buzzing with creative energy, where middle schoolers in grades 6 to 8
come together to unlock their inner stars. Our classes are more than just about acting; they're
about unleashing your potential, building confidence, and discovering the thrill of storytelling. In our dynamic sessions, students dive headfirst into the world of acting, honing their skills with each dramatic step they take. From mastering the art of emoting to perfecting their audition techniques, we guide them through every aspect of the craft with enthusiasm and expertise. But it's not just about solo performances; here at Drama Kids, we believe in the power of teamwork. Through collaborative exercises and ensemble challenges, students learn the value of communication, trust, and support. So, if you're ready to embark on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery, creativity,
and camaraderie, join us at Drama Kids Acting Academy.



TUESDAY - 2:45PM - 4:15PM

Unleash creativity in this dynamic after-school clay program! Students embark on a unique artistic adventure, molding fine motor skills through clay sculpting and fostering boundless imagination. From crafting sculptures to functional dishware, they will translate ideas into tangible forms, discovering the joy of artistic expression. Dive into vibrant glazing techniques, witness the magic of firing, and celebrate achievements in a family art show. Spark inspiration, develop essential skills, and create lasting keepsakes!




Unleash your creativity and discover the art of jewelry making in our exciting and hands-on jewelry making class designed specifically for middle schoolers! In this fun and engaging course, young artists will embark on a dazzling journey into the world of jewelry design, where they will learn the essential skills and techniques needed to craft their own unique pieces of wearable art.



WEDNESDAY - 2:45PM - 4:15PM

This exciting class is focused on the creation of custom robots! The curriculum covers essential
aspects such as electricity, structural design, tool safety, and building techniques. Moreover,
students will have the opportunity to enhance their robots throughout the course. Engage in
practical exercises to build unique robot designs and take home completed projects. The course
culminates in robot battles, allowing students to witness and assess the survival capabilities of their


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WEDNESDAY - 2:45PM - 4:15PM

Welcome to Improvolution, the ultimate middle school improv class where laughter and creativity
know no bounds! Get ready to think on your feet, unleash your spontaneous brilliance, and dive into
the thrilling world of improvisational comedy. In this dynamic program, you'll learn to embrace the
unexpected, sharpen your wit, and master the art of quick thinking. Through hilarious games, scene
work, and group exercises, you'll collaborate with fellow improvisers, build confidence, and create
unforgettable moments of laughter on stage. Join us for a one-of-a-kind adventure where you'll
discover the power of spontaneity and become a shining star of improv comedy!


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Learn the in’s and out’s of Photoshop and basic Graphic design with Mr Jess! Photo manipulation, photo enhancement, photo restoration and page design will be a few of the techniques taught during the quarter using the most current Adobe Photoshop software. While this can be a stand-alone class, the student could pair it with Mr Jess’ Photography (Wednesday AM) to post-process their own images!

• Computers will be provided for use during the class.

• If students would like to save their work weekly/quarterly, please provide your child a flash drive, SD card (or similar) with a minimum 32gb of storage.


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Unleash your creativity and discover the art of jewelry making in our exciting and hands-on jewelry making class designed specifically for middle schoolers! In this fun and engaging course, young artists will embark on a dazzling journey into the world of jewelry design, where they will learn the essential skills and techniques needed to craft their own unique pieces of wearable art.


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WEDNESDAY - 2:45PM - 4:15PM

Get ready for a laughter-filled journey of imagination and quick thinking in our 'Improv Adventures' class! Join us as we dive into the exciting world of improvisational theater, where middle schoolers will learn to think on their feet, express themselves with confidence, and create hilarious scenes on the spot. Through games, exercises, and collaborative storytelling, students will build friendships, boost their creativity, and embrace the joy of spontaneous performance. Unleash your inner actor and embark on a fun-filled quest of limitless possibilities!


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THURSDAY - 2:45PM - 3:45PM

Students build strategy and play chess, and various chess games. Opportunities for optional weekend tournaments. Ken Larsen has been coaching chess teams for over 30 years, leading CFSD students to local, state and national tournaments. Since this is only a 1hr. class, students may go to study hall after chess until 4:15pm.



THURSDAY - 2:45PM - 4:15PM

Uncover the enchantment of turning everyday household materials into stunning art and crafts
through upcycling. Your student will not only learn about sustainability and repurposing, but also nurture a love for the arts that fosters creativity. Join Lucky Cat Social Art in creating diverse projects, including picture frames, totes, wallets, wind chimes, and gift-worthy keepsake crafts.



THURSDAY - 2:45PM - 4:15PM

This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for beginning to intermediate athletes. Active classes
of passing, shooting, dribbling and rebounding makes this one of our most popular programs. Kids
will also learn vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork and responsibility.


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FRIDAY - 2:45PM - 4:15PM

Students taking this course will learn beginner to advanced techniques in the world of photography. Skills learned in this class will include lighting techniques, composition, learning to shoot in manual mode, and much much more! Mr. Jess has been a professional commercial photographer for over 35 years. Students can continue on in subsequent quarters to gain more experience and a deeper understanding of increasingly advanced photography techniques. Cameras will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own if they wish. Pair this with Mr. Jess's Photoshop & Graphic Design class (Wednesday before school) and learn to edit and manipulate your photos!



FRIDAY - 2:45PM - 4:15PM

Rockets are making a comeback, and Mr. Bob from Why Things Fly is ready to guide you in reaching new heights! Join us in building a classic Estes model rocket that you will personally
assemble and launch multiple times in the upcoming weeks. This hands-on experience serves
as an excellent introduction to the thrilling and enjoyable hobby of model rocketry. Hurry, as
spaces are limited!






M, T, W, TH - 2:45PM - 4:15PM

Called one of America's favorite pastimes, athletes will have an opportunity to learn and develop their skills in Esperero Canyon’s baseball program. Our coaches aim to introduce players to the
fundamentals of the sport while fostering teamwork, sportsmanship, and a love for the game and
providing athletes to compete against other schools in the Northwest League.
Uniform Requirements:
Team Shirt (Provided)
Hat (Provided)
Parents minimum responsibility - white baseball pants, black socks, other personal gear as desired.
All uniforms must be returned at the end of the season.
Missing uniform charge: Shirts - $50



M/W OR T/TH - 2:45PM - 3:45PM

Esperero Canyon volleyball offers athletes an exciting opportunity to and have fun while participating in a sport that promotes physical activity, teamwork, and skill development. It instills important values such as discipline, perseverance, and sportsmanship, while building camaraderie, and
fostering a love for the game. Athletes will compete against other schools in the Northwest League.
Uniform Requirements:
Team Shirt (Provided)
Black Shorts (Provided)
All uniforms must be returned at the end of the season.
Missing uniform charge: Shirts - $50 | Shorts - $25



M, T, W, TH - 2:45PM - 4:15PM

Esperero Canyon Middle School’s track and field program emphasizes skill development,
sportsmanship, and teamwork while providing opportunities for athletes to compete against other
schools in the Northwest League. Coaches work on teaching proper techniques for each event,
conditioning athletes to improve their physical fitness, and fostering a supportive and encouraging team environment.
Uniform Requirements:
Team Shirt (Provided)
Black Shorts (Provided)
All uniforms must be returned at the end of the season.
Missing uniform charge: Shirts - $50 | Shorts - $25



T/TH - 2:45PM - 3:45PM

Esperero Canyon’s intramural tennis program offers students a fun and inclusive opportunity to
participate in tennis within their school community. Much like interscholastic tennis at the 7th and 8th
grade level, intramural tennis focuses on providing recreational and social tennis experiences for
students of all skill levels. Whether your athlete is picking up a racket for the first time or honing their
abilities on the court, intramural tennis provides a valuable opportunity for students to stay active, have fun, and connect with their peers.
Equipment Requirements:
Tennis Racket (bring your own)


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M, T, W, TH - 2:45PM - 4:15PM

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.




DISCIPLINE - The Community Schools Program adheres to the CFSD Student Discipline Matrix, which can be accessed through the following link: https://policy.azsba.org/asba/browse/catalina/catalina/JK-E. Community Schools reserves the right to exclude a student from a Community Schools activity if it is established that the student has violated any provision outlined in the student discipline policies, rules, and/or regulations.
Additionally, the Community Schools staff may exercise discretion in removing a student if such action is deemed to be in the best interest of the activity or the school as a whole.

PLEASE REGISTER PROMPTLY - All activities are first-come, first-served basis and often fill quickly.

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.

LATE FEE - A $15 late fee will be applied after the registration deadline.

LATE PICK-UP FEE - A $2 per minute supervision fee will be charged for those who remain on campus after 4:30pm.

REFUNDS/CHANGES - When dropping out of activities after the first class, you will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after the 2nd day of class. There will be a $10 change fee for any class changes. No refunds if we remove your student from a class.

WAIT LISTS - If a class you wanted to register for is FULL, please make sure you add the “Waitlist” class to your cart to ensure you are contacted if a spot becomes available. All waiting list requests are dated, time-stamped, and entered accordingly.

WALKING HOME - If your student walks home from school on a regular basis and would like to do so after an Extended Day Activities, please provide a note giving your student permission to walk home to your class coordinator.  We will keep it on file for the school year. If we do not have a written note, we will not allow students to walk home after Extended Day Activities.

FEES FOR CLASSES, ATHLETICS, OUTDOOR ADVENTURES AND FIELD TRIPS - All fees are due at the time of enrollment, prior to the start of the program. Contact Community Schools for information on payment plans or fee reductions. Fee reductions may be available based on combined family income.

NSF CHECKS - A $25 bank processing fee will be assessed for any returned checks.