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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



Travis Kolter

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Middle School Enrichment



After School Class Coordinator:

Sarah Deane


Image: Middle School Football Camp_2023-24 - Do you want your athlete to work toward improving and increasing their body mechanics, muscle response time, conditioning, and overall speed and agility?  Come out and join Coach Daniel Sainz and his falcon staff in his Community Schools Camp!  Athletes will be tested and timed on various drills and exercises throughout this camp, while improving their overall athletic conditioning through goal setting, determination, and hard work. Grades 6 - 8, Session 1 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mon. - Wed. February 12 - 14, Session 2 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mon. - Wed. April 29 - May 1, Enroll at cs.cfsd16.org, questions? Call 520-209-7562

2023/2024 middle school yearbook ad - $35 now - order it at cs.cfsd16.org when signing up for Q3 classes.

Image: Drumline Workshop_202324 Enroll Now!  Are you interested in joining the CFHS Drumline and/or Band?  Enroll in this workshop to  practice your skills &  prepare for auditions!   *Drumsticks and pad required. - $46 - Meet in the CFHS Band Room,  practice DAtes: January 16, 23, 30  February 6, 4pm - 5:30pm, Auditions:  March 13 & 14 - 4pm - 5:30pm


After School Class Coordinator:

Kristina Horvath


Image:  WINTER BREAK OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAMS, FEATHERS AND FINS: EXPLORING BIRDING & FISHING TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2024 9:00AM-4:00PM $80.00,  Do you love spotting wildlife? Then you might want to know more about the wildlife you probably see every day: birds! There are many special things about birds that we will learn on our adventure today!   Meet with educators from Tucson Audubon at Sweetwater Wetlands to get “in the know” about birding. We will observe and learn to identify birds with Audubon local educators and then spend the afternoon at Christopher Columbus Park - Urban Fishing!,  Wings and Trails:  Birding & Hiking Adventures wednesday, January 3, 2024 9:00am - 4:00pm, $80, Join us for a fun and educational adventure as we explore the breathtaking beauty of the Sonoran Desert while learning about its unique bird species and ecosystem.   Our Sonoran Desert Birding at the El Rio Preserve and Education Hike in the Tortolita Mountains is a fantastic opportunity for young nature enthusiasts to connect with the desert environment, observe the diverse birdlife, and gain a deeper understanding of this extraordinary habitat. Come have some fun outside with us in Marana today!  Madera Canyon Avian Adventures: Birding & Hiking Exploration   Thursday, January 4, 2024 9:00am-4:00pm, $90,  Did you know Madera means wood in Spanish? Come discover this amazing wooded canyon sprinkled with bubbling springs! We will identify all the big trees and birds on this winter day hike to Bog and Kent Springs with Docents from Friends of Madera Canyon!  Our hikes will also afford us long distance panoramic views of Baboquivari and Kitt Peak!  Then we will grill hot dogs, drink hot chocolate and make S’mores over the fire after our hike!  Trail Treasures: Geocaching & Hiking Exploration at Catalina State Park   Friday, January 5, 2024  9:00am-4:00pm, $85,  Embark on a thrilling treasure hunt through the stunning landscapes of Catalina State Park as we explore the world of geocaching! This geocaching adventure is a unique opportunity to combine outdoor exploration, teamwork, and the excitement of finding hidden treasures in this beautiful natural setting.   Our experienced guides will provide an introduction to geocaching, explaining how it works and the basics of using a GPS device or smartphone app to navigate. As we search for geocaches today, our guides will share information about the local flora, fauna, and the unique history of Catalina State Park.  All programs open to Grades : 3-8 all trips Depart & Return to Catalina foothills high school Your guides for these programs: Mary Grodman, Polly tanner, Claire Yarrington, Registration openS November 27 at cs.cfsd16.org, Questions?  Contact us at 520-209-7562

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Middle School Athletics

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OG Athletics


Myranda Christensen


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Logan Lowry

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CS Middle School News!

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The full Scope of Work can be found within the solicitation that may be downloaded at www.azpurchasing.org or our District website at www.cfsd16.org, From the main menu, select Administrative > Financial Services > RFP 24-03-29 Yearbooks - Middle School (PDF) - all the way at the bottom of the page.


The 8th Grade Esperero Canyon Boys' Basketball team are Northwest League Champions! They capped off a 13-1 record, by avenging their only loss on the season to Wilson K-8, in a championship thriller. Down by 5 in overtime, with :30 seconds remaining, Esperero Canyon found a way to claw back, hitting a 3-point shot with less than :10 seconds remaining to tie the game! Wilson's inbounds pass was then stolen by the Eagles, and EJ Egginton hit the game winning shot as the buzzer sounded! Congratulations to the Esperero Canyon Eagles 8th Grade Boys' Basketball team, a hard-fought season!




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.