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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!

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 Esperero Canyon Middle School


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PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Jason Grobe

jgrobe@cfsd16.org

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Yearbooks $39.  Regular price $49 October 15 - December 20.  After Dec. 20, availability will be limited.  Buy Early.

QUARTER 1 ACTIVITIES

SCHOOL YEAR 19/20



WELCOME NEW AND RETURNING

EAGLES!!


All after school classes run from 2:45pm - 4:15pm, unless otherwise noted in their description.

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


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SCALES AND RHYTHMS

WALAVICH

MONDAY

$49

The Scale and Rhythm study class will help students improve their music fluency through various techniques and approaches to learning scales and rhythms. This class is designed to help primarily 6th and 7th grade students master their 12 major scales, and a wide variety of rhythms that they will encounter in middle and high school!

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SEWING CLUB

COELHO

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$135

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!



ALL SPORTS CAMP

TRAIN LIKE A PRO STAFF

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$150

Do you enjoy baseball? Then come join our NEW sports camp and participate in fun activities that are baseball related! Some of our activities will include wiffle ball, kickball, handball, sprouts, softball, and over the line softball! This is a great way to have students participate and exercise while having fun and learning coordination. This program will be overseen by Train Like a Pro, which is comprised of either current or ex-professional baseball players! You won't want to miss this fun new opportunity at our middle school this fall!


JAZZ BAND

WALAVICH

TUESDAY

$196

Year-long Class - The ECMS Jazz Band is open for currently enrolled ECMS band students only, and in good standing with the director. Students in the Jazz Band must play one of the following instruments in jazz band - Piano, Electric Bass, Drum Set, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Baritone). Any student playing these instruments will have the opportunity to learn and rehearse with the band. Performance opportunities may be based upon auditions depending on number of students enrolled, in order to ensure balances of instrumentation. Jazz private lessons are highly recommended for students especially for piano, bass and drum set. Students who are interested in Jazz Band should plan on participating for the entire school year. Jazz Band students can also participate in most after school sports.

GOLF @ SKYLINE

SKYLINE GOLF PROS

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$114

Join us on the tee this spring 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.



YEARBOOK

PENNOCK

TUESDAY

$58

Come join the ECMS Yearbook so you can help design and create a fantastic yearbook for Esperero Canyon. The design, development, layout and picture taking are all done by the students in our Yearbook class. Pictures are taken not only during club, but also during the school day Monday through Friday. Students are encouraged to check cameras out during a free period and take pictures in their classroom or around campus of students, teachers and special events. There are three deadlines for pages to be submitted for our book. The first is in January, the second in February and the last is a hard deadline, usually the middle of March. Due to these deadlines, we cannot have new students join the club in the third quarter! Student commitment is necessary, but not mandatory, for all three quarters.

The class is limited to 15 students.

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ART ENRICHMENT

KIDZART STAFF

WEDNESDAY AM

$166

KidzArt is joining us with ART-Rageous afterschool fun. With the perfect mix of instruction and creative freedom, each KidzArt drawing class results in wonderfully unique art masterpieces where our KidzArtists’ inspiration brings works of art to life. All quality artist materials are provided. No experience required.

MORNING STUDY HALL

JACKSON

WEDNESDAY AM

$4/DAY

Join us before school from 7:30 – 9:00am to catch up on homework assignments or read a good book in a quiet setting.

ADVANCED STEEL DRUMS

WALTON

WEDNESDAY AM

$49

This group is open to 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, mallets, music and music binder. Must have approval from Mr. Dave Walton first before you can register.

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

ACTING ACADEMY

DRAMA KIDS

WEDNESDAY

$140

Enthusiastic students who learn to speak out clearly and relate confidently with others will have an inside track to lifetime success. Drama Kids’ specialty is using a wide range of unique drama activities to focus the bold, outspoken tween or teen and to draw out the quiet or the inarticulate adolescent and help them reach into themselves to discover their full potential. Join us to develop your acting skills, monologue Skills, public speaking skills, team building skills and more! Our Acting Academy’s “secret sauce” is a fun, fast paced, and developmental curriculum that ensures happy and successful students. Students will present the play Storyland Idol – a spoof on American Idol (no singing required). All students will have speaking roles.

BEGINNING STEEL DRUMS

WALTON

WEDNESDAY

$72

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.

YOGA

MININSKI

MONDAY

$52

Practice relaxation with introductory yoga principles of deep breathing, relaxation techniques, fluid body movement, balance, and flexibility. Designed with the junior high student in mind, this is an opportunity to
unplug and focus in a stress-free environment. Students will learn to create a healthy yoga practice. Join Gwen for a fun and exciting journey into Yoga for Students.

Students will need to bring their own yoga mat.

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CHESS

LARSON

THURSDAY

$55

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

IMPROV

WITCHEY

THURSDAY

$55

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! Join us this Fall!

GOLF @ SKYLINE

SKYLINE GOLF PROS

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$114

Join us on the tee this spring 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

GRACIA

FRIDAY

$98

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



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CFSD Community Schools offers students between the ages of 9 and 15 (if 14 years-old on January 1, 2019) in Grades 4 through 10 the opportunity to participate in the international FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) robotics competition season. This year, teams will design and build a LEGO Mindstorms robot to accomplish tasks related to the City Shaper theme and propose a solution to one of the many challenges facing communities now and in the future.

Students who are interested in being on an FLL team must attend a 2-session FLL PREVIEW CLASS.The Preview Class allows students to try the teamwork, engineering, programming and research tasks involved in preparing for a regional robotics competition in late November or early December.Teams for the full competition season are organized from the FLL PREVIEW CLASS participants. Team membership requires excitement about and focus and persistence in meeting challenges, willingness to learn and work with others toward team goals, and commitment to the schedule of weekly meetings.(Attendance at extra sessions is optional.) Teams may advance from regional to state competition in January and to international events in April or May.

The FLL Robotics program is supervised by Charlotte Ackerman and Kelly Taylor, CFSD Teacher Leaders for Science and Engineering Practices in partnership with teachers, high school mentors, parents and community members. Volunteers can indicate their interest in helping by sending in the volunteer form attached to your Q1 brochure or picked up from our Community Schools office at 2101 E. River Rd.

The days and times for the PREVIEW CLASSES:

  • Esperero, Orange Grove and CFHS – Friday, August 16 and 23 at 3:00-5:45
  • ECMS and OGMS students can arrange to ride a school bus to Sunrise Drive School by requesting a bus pass when registering.

CLASS FEE: Preview Class - $30

Full Class - $250

DAILY OVERVIEW

MONDAY

  • Scales and Rhythms



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TUESDAY

  • Golf @ Skyline
  • Sewing Club
  • Jazz Band
  • All Sports Camp
  • Yearbook

WEDNESDAY

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

THURSDAY

  • Golf @ Skyline
  • Sewing Club
  • Chess Club
  • Improv
  • All Sports Camp

FRIDAY

  • Photography

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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

14 - Oct

NO ENRICHMENT OR ATHLETICS


STUDY HALL ONLY


NO ACTIVITY BUS

T U E S D A Y

15 - Oct

* EXTENDED DAY ACTIVITIES

11:00AM - 4:15PM

$25


NO ACTIVITY BUS

WEDNE S D A Y

16 - Oct

* EXTENDED DAY ACTIVITIES

11:00AM - 4:15PM

$25


NO ACTIVITY BUS

THURSDAY

17 - Oct


NO SCHOOL

FRIDAY

18 - Oct


NO SCHOOL


EXTENDED DAY ACTIVITIES

Spend the half day with us as we enjoy some quiet study or reading time, get outside in the great spring weather, enjoy some fun art projects, play games and spend some time with our friends! Remember to bring your lunch! Students can be picked up at any time during the program.

Meet us outside the commons at school dismissal


Study hall is a quiet place for your student to catch up on homework, work on a school project, or just sit and read a good book.  Sign up rules:  register for any day or the whole year, registration stays open until noon the day of.  A late/drop in fee after noon on the day of is $15 plus the class fee of $4.  Students are not permitted to stay after school unless they are signed up for one of our programs.  If they show up to study hall without being enrolled, he/she will be placed on a drop in list, assessed a $15 drop in fee, and the $4 cost of the class.


ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

FOSTER BUNCE

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.

CROSS COUNTRY - CO-ED (6, 7, 8)

NEUENSCHWANDER/RATHBUN

MON - THURS

$169

Join the Esperero Canyon Eagles’ 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.


INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL - GIRLS (6)

HILL

TUES/THURS

$113

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 Orange Grove Panthers!

INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL - CO-ED (6)

MAX

MON/WED

$113

Open to boys & girls in 6th grade. Students will learn sportsmanship, team unity and work on skill improvement through game play and modified games. Some games will be played against Esperero Canyon Eagles. Registration Fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey that you will keep at the end of the season.


INTERSCHOLASTIC FLAG FOOTBALL - CO-ED (7 & 8)

ARMSTEAD

MON - THURS

$159

Open to boys & girls in 7th & 8th grade. Students will learn sportsmanship, team unity and work on skill improvement through game play and modified games. The team will play 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.


INTERSCHOLASTIC - TENNIS - CO-ED (7 & 8)

TBA

MON - THURS

$154

Calling all 7th and 8th grade tennis players to join the Esperero Canyon Tennis team! Learn skills, strategies, and drills to help improve your game. Competition will take place against other schools in the Northwest League. Students are required to provide their own racquets. Registration Fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey that you will keep at the end of the season.

INTERSCHOLASTIC VOLLEYBALL - BOYS (6, 7 & 8)

HILL

MON/WED

$113

Boys in 6th, 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 that you will keep at the end of the season.


INTERSCHOLASTIC SOFTBALL - GIRLS (7 & 8)

TBA

MON - THURS

$169

All 7th & 8th grade girls are invited to join the Esperero Canyon Softball team. Practice basic skills such as throwing, catching, fielding and batting. Students will compete against other schools in the Northwest League. Socks and a quick dry uniform jersey are included to keep at the end of the season.

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