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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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WELCOME TO ESPERERO CANYON

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS!

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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!


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PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Jason Grobe

ENROLL IN THESE COURSES AT:

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For Outdoor Adventure Programs,

go HERE!

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QUARTER 4 ACTIVITIES

SCHOOL YEAR 19/20

 

 

WELCOME NEW AND RETURNING

EAGLES!!


 

Sports schedules will be posted under your school's logo HERE!


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DOWNLOAD TAX CREDIT FORM HERE!

 

 

 

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PRINTMAKING

MONDAY

$92

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Printmaking involves transferring ink from a prepared printing surface to paper or another material. Students will learn how to make monotypes, collage, stencils and stamps! We will be transferring unique designs onto paper, fabric and stickers! No artistic experience required, however curiosity is a must! All supplies will be provided.

 

 

 

HIKING CLUB

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

$82

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Come explore the beauty of our unique and curious Arizona environment. Learn outdoor skills that you can utilize at any level. We will discuss Leave no Trace, the hiking 10 essentials, and more. We will be doing both classroom activities and outdoor hiking activities that will include hikes into Sabino Canyon.

 

 

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MONEY GAMES

TUESDAY

$89

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Through the fun of board and card games, the students will learn valuable money lessons. Some of these lessons will include: saving for large purchases, staying out of debt, investing and making overall wise money decisions. There will be several different games played throughout the quarter!  

CLASS WILL END 5/5.  (NO CLASS 5/12)

 

 

IMPROV

TUESDAY

$89

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Improvisational theatre, often called improvisation or improv, is the form of theater, often comedy, in which most or all of what is performed is unplanned or unscripted: created spontaneously by the performers. In its purest form, the dialogue, action, story, and characters are created collaboratively by the players as the improvisation unfolds in present time, without use of an already prepared, written script. If you want to learn the art of improvisational comedy, improve your public speaking skills, massage your creativity, and laugh your head off, this is the class for you!

 

WEB DEVELOPEMENT

TUESDAY

$190

2:45PM - 4:15PM

The internet is a fixture of modern society and accessing it is one of the main uses of our computers and phones. In this course we will explore how websites are made with HTML and CSS, and we will create our own personal website to display on the internet.  
We will also learn the basics of JavaScript, the programming language that runs in web browsers. With JavaScript we will not only gain the ability to enhance our websites, we will become familiar with fundamental concepts that hold true for any programming language.

 

SEWING CLUB

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$135

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Join us to learn the beautiful art of sewing! Learn how to use the sewing machine, to cut patterns, essential construction skills and finishing techniques! Clothes, bags, pillow cases, designing and applying appliqués and even more are at your fingertips to create!

This is a 2 day a week class & includes materials for the projects!

 

 

 

GOLF @ SKYLINE

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$132

3:00PM - 4:00PM

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.

PARENTS MUST PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SKYLINE COUNTRY CLUB.

 

FOOTHILLS WRESTLING CLUB

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$98

2:45PM - 4:15PM

March 9 - May 8:  Grades 5 - 12  Folkstyle wrestling is coming to an end, and the Freestyle season has begun! Join the High School Wrestling Coaches, Greg Bishop & Fontaine Contino Villarreal, as we learn the rules, basics, and fundamentals of Freestyle wrestling. Individual Freestyle tournaments are held at different high schools almost every weekend during the 4th quarter. This program, will help prepare our wrestlers, if they decide to participate in any of these individual tournaments. Wrestling Freestyle is very beneficial for the athletes that wrestle in Middle School and High School. 

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 3:45PM - 5:15PM @ CATALINA

FOOTHILLS HIGH SCHOOL {DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION NOT PROVIDED}

 

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ADVANCED STEEL DRUMS

WEDNESDAY AM

$49

8:00AM - 9:00AM

This group is open Esperero Canyon Middle School students with at least one year of experience playing steel drums. Students will need to be approved by the director of the group before they will be accepted. Students will continue to enhance their performing skills on the steel drums and learn about the culture surrounding steel drum music. Students will be expected to regularly attend rehearsals, scheduled performances and help move equipment when necessary. Student's fees cover a t-shirt.

Email dwalton@cfsd16.org for approval. Phone registration only at 209-7551.

Wednesdays 8:00-9:00am at Canyon View - parents must drop students off at Canyon View Music Room at 8:00am.


 

ACTING ACADEMY

WEDNESDAY

$157

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Enthusiastic students who learn to speak out clearly and relate confidently with others will have an inside track to lifetime success. Our class is where all adolescents, from the shy to the outgoing can develop at their own pace, with plenty of positive encouragement while learning acting skills. At Drama Kids’ Acting Academy we use a progressive curriculum that allows students to have some serious fun, while also enabling them to develop: Acting skills, Monologue Skills, Public speaking skills, Creative Thinking Skills, Leadership Skills, Team Building Skills, Networking and Social Skills, Quick Thinking & Spontaneity, and Self Confidence and Self-Esteem! Our Acting Academy’s “secret sauce” is a fun, fast paced, and developmental curriculum that ensures happy and successful students. Students will present a play at the end of the session.  All students will have speaking roles. 

*Watch your email for details on an end-of-class showcase!!

 

BEGINNING STEEL DRUMS

WEDNESDAY

$81

2:45PM - 4:15PM

This group is open to any 6th grade student with little or no experience playing steel drums. Students will learn to read and perform music for the steel drums and the culture surrounding steel drum music. Students will be expected to regularly attend rehearsals, scheduled performances and help move equipment when necessary. Student's fees cover a t-shirt, mallets, music and music binder.

This class is held at Canyon View Music Room.

 

PERSONAL FINANCE

WEDNESDAY

$89

2:45PM - 4:15PM

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

THERE WILL BE NO CLASS ON MAY 6TH.

 

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CHESS

THURSDAY

$55

2:45PM - 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.

10 BENEFITS OF TEACHING KIDS TO PLAY CHESS!

  1. Chess helps prevent Alzheimer’s
  2. It grows dendrites
  3. Chess raises your kids IQ
  4. It increases kid’s problem-solving skills
  5. Chess improves spatial skills
  6. It improves the memory of your child
  7. It exercises both sides of the brain
  8. It increases the creativity of your kid
  9. It improves the concentration your child.
  10. Chess teaches planning and foresight

 

GOLF @ SKYLINE

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$132

3:00PM - 4:00PM

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.

PARENTS MUST PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SKYLINE COUNTRY CLUB.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

FRIDAY

$110

2:45PM - 4:15PM

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 or bring your own to class!


THERE IS NO ACTIVITY BUS TRANSPORTATION ON FRIDAYS

 

BADMINTON

FRIDAY

$56

2:45PM - 4:15PM

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.


THERE IS NO ACTIVITY BUS TRANSPORTATION ON FRIDAYS

HALF DAY OFFERINGS

*Students should bring a sack lunch.  (Lunch is at 11am prior to the start of the class.)


3/12 - Study Hall
Extended Day
$30 
11:30 - 4:15pm

Students will be given different activities to partake in throughout the afternoon including access to card games and board games. We will also be hosting Bingo where students will have their chance to win the big prize! (During this long day, we ask that students continue to be respectful and continue to abide by the rules set in regular study hall)

 

3/13 - Study Hall
Extended Day
$30 
11:30 - 4:15pm

Students will be given different activities to partake in throughout the afternoon including access to card games and board games. We will also be hosting Bingo where students will have their chance to win the big prize! (During this long day, we ask that students continue to be respectful and continue to abide by the rules set in regular study hall)

 

 

 

 

                                               

DAILY OVERVIEW

MONDAY

  • Printmaking
  • Hiking Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY

  • Golf @ Skyline
  • Sewing Club
  • Coding - Web Developement
  • Improv
  • Sewing Club
  • Wrestling Club

 

WEDNESDAY

  • AM - Adv. Steel Drums
  • AM - Morning Study Hall
  • Beginning Steel Drums
  • Acting Academy

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY

  • Golf @ Skyline
  • Sewing Club
  • Chess Club
  • Money Games
  • Wrestling Club

 

 

 

FRIDAY

  • Photography
  • Badminton

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STUDY HALL

MONDAY

 

 

 

 

Regular Study Hall

2:45pm - 4:15pm

TUESDAY

 

 

 

 

Regular Study Hall

2:45pm - 4:15pm

WEDNESDAY

 

Early Study Hall

7:30AM - 9:00PM

 

Regular Study Hall

2:45pm - 4:15pm

THURSDAY

 

 

 

 

Regular Study Hall

2:45pm - 4:15pm

FRIDAY

 

 

 

 

Regular Study Hall

2:45pm - 4:15pm

 

SPECIAL DAYS

M O N D A Y

 March 9

STUDY HALL

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MONDAY CLASSES

 

 

T U E S D A Y

March 10

STUDY HALL

AND

TUESDAY CLASSES

 

 

W E D N E S D A Y

March 11

STUDY HALL

AND

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

 

 

T H U R S D A Y

March 12

HALF DAY EXTENDED DAY ACTIVITIES!!

NO ACTIVITY BUS

F R I D A Y

March 13

HALF DAY EXTENDED DAY ACTIVITIES!!

NO ACTIVITY BUS

 

 

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

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Daryl Brodziski


THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  1. Completed Athletic Packets MUST be turned in to the Athletic Director prior to first day of practice. Students will not be allowed to practice without this paperwork turned in. Packets are available for download HERE, at the EC front office, or at our district office.
  2. The first week of practice is MANDATORY. During this time, we are placing students on teams, doing concussion training and other safety information is being shared, and we encourage your attendance.
  3. Grade checks will be performed mid-quarter. Students must have a passing grade in all classes to be eligible to play. Please see the Interscholastic/Intramural Sports Agreement in your Athletic Packet.

INTERSCHOLASTIC BASEBALL - BOYS (7 & 8)

 

MON - THURS

$179

PLAY BALL!!!  Come out and join the 7th and 8th grade boys and practice catching, throwing, and batting skills. Teamwork and participation will be emphasized. Competition will take place against other schools in the Northwest League. *Registration fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey that you will keep at the end of the season.

*Registration fee includes tournament fees, a quick dry uniform jersey & shorts that you will keep at the end of the season.

INTERSHCOLASTIC GIRLS VOLLEYBALL (7 & 8)

 

MON - THURS

$169

Come with your Eagle Pride and join the Eagle’s Girls’ Volleyball team. Emphasis will be on sportsmanship, team and individual skills, strategies, and participation. 7th and 8th grade girls will compete against other schools in the Northwest League. *Registration fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey that you will keep at the end of the season.

 

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

CO-ED INTERSCHOLASTIC TRACK & FIELD (6, 7, 8)

 

MON - THURS

$169

Do you enjoy running, field events and sprinting? All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to join the Esperero Track team.  Students will learn and practice the different events in track and field, ranging from long distance running to high jump.  Students will compete against other schools in the Northwest League. *Registration fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey that you will keep at the end of the season.

 

 

 

 

image: freestyle wrestling - quarter 4, with the CFHS wrestling coaches. Tuesday and thursday from 3:45 - 5:45pm in the CFHS Wrestling room.  Transportation not provided.  Freestyle Wrestling:  March 9 - May 8 - Grades 5 - 12  Folkstyle wrestling is coming to an end, and the Freestyle season has begun!  Join the High School Wrestling Coaches, Greg Bishop & Fontaine Contino Villarreal, as we learn the rules, basics, and fundamentals of Freestyle wrestling. Individual Freestyle tournaments are held at different high schools almost every weekend during the 4th quarter. This program, will help prepare our wrestlers, if they decide to participate in any of these individual tournaments. Wrestling Freestyle is very beneficial for the athletes that wrestle in Middle School and High School.

 

 

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