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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

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Orange Grove

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    Activity Bus Schedule

    PDF of 2nd quarter with registration form


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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 outdoors. No matter what the interest, Community Schools offers fun and well-supervised after-school activities at Orange Grove Middle School.

    Extended Day

    The Foothills Phil logo
    Do you play an instrument? Want an excellent experience playing a variety of music from movie themes to popular classics? Come and join the Foothills Phil, Community School’s Intergenerational orchestra! We meet on Thursday evenings from 6:45 - 9:00 p.m. Contact Community Schools for further information at 209-7551 or email

    Extended Day

    Second Quarter: October 16 - December 22
    Classes are held 2:45 - 4:15pm unless noted
    (no classes 11/10, 11/20-24)

    For the week of Thanksgiving Break there are no classes or athletics held. There will be study hall on Monday 11/20 and Tuesday 11/21. If you are not registered for study hall for the quarter, you will need to register for these days at $5 each.
    Registration: October 4, 8am - October 16
    Activity Bus Schedule

    Acting Academy --Mondays
    Enthusiastic students who learn to speak out clearly and relate confidently with others will have an inside track to lifetime success. Drama Kids’ Acting Academy develops all tweens and teens. We’re a place where all adolescents, from the shy to the outgoing can develop at their own pace, with plenty of positive encouragement while learning acting skills. Our 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. Unlike typical drama programs, most of which focus on preparation for a single performance, our Acting Academy’s “secret sauce” is a fun, fast paced, and developmental curriculum consisting of over 450 unique and detailed lesson plans that ensures happy and successful students. It’s drama without all the DRAMA!
    Drama Kids--- Room:115 --- Fee: $125--- REGISTER NOW!

    Art --- Wednesdays, 7:30am-9:00am
    Join us for a drawing-based art class that incorporates structured learning with personal instruction. Instructor will guide students through a different project each day that includes explanation of artist terms and techniques related to the project and medium of the day. We focus on the creative process that encourages students to explore and grow. Our curriculum never repeats and no art experience necessary. ---
    KidZ Art ---Room: 702--- Fee: $155 ---REGISTER NOW!

    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. Mr. Larsen ---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! Ms. Kelley ---Room: 702 --- Fee: $74
    Capoeira-Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts, Dance & Music - Mondays

    Play Capoeira, a beautiful, exciting, and fun Afro-Brazilian martial art that uses flowing and acrobatic moves and has a rich cultural heritage. Learn traditional Samba de Roda, a style that combines music, dance, poetry, and is affiliated with resistance and Capoeira. Students will learn kicks, escapes, and cool moves that will be used to play the Capoeira game and dance Samba. Get strong physically, increase coordination, flexibility, and agility, learn traditional arts, and experience the rhythms and music of Brazil.
    Ms. Pollack--- Room:MPR Stage ---Fee: $111--- REGISTER NOW!

    Golf Lessons - Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm
    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.
    Location: Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Dr.---Transportation not provided.

    Fee: $128 for 1 day per week--- REGISTER NOW!

    Money Management for Middle School - Mondays
    It's never too early to learn about personal spending & saving, building wealth through compounding interest & time, budgeting, investing and avoiding credit card debt & identity theft. These and many more topics will be covered. ___Ms. Pennock---Room: 302 ---Fee: $85 ---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: $172 ---REGISTER NOW!

    Southern Arizona Science & Engineering Foundation - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
    Yes, it is a well known secret that SARSEF (Southern Arizona Research Science Engineering Foundation better known as the Science Fair) improves students critical thinking skills, but the best part is SARSEF does it while encouraging students to have fun exploring their own investigations and being creative. Come join us Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays as we explore the world of science and STEM and enjoy the excitement SARSEF has to offer! This will be a 2 quarter commitment, we will register for each quarter separately. , By the end of Quarter 3, students will complete an investigation they have devised, conducted several trials and published their results onto a display board to present to the OGMS Science Fair Night, then onto the SARSEF competition. The goal is for all students who participate and complete their investigations to present their findings in the SARSEF competition at the Tucson Convention Center April 11, 2017. The SARSEF judging is April 12 and public viewing April 13. We hope to bring all students participating on a field trip to TCC on April 13. ___
    Ms. Hoenshell & Ms. Powers ---Room: 505 ---Fee: $140 ---

    Teen Stage-Harriett Patter & The Sorcerer's Soda - Wednesdays
    Teen Stage is thrilled to present the highly requested and anticipated wizard parody of the Harry Potter Story. Harriet Patter, a normal and somewhat neglected 13 year old, discovers suddenly that she is a wizard. Journey with her as she starts her magical education, make friends and discovers the secrets of the legendary Sorcerer's Soda. The story is chock full of classic characters, magic and self discovery. Kid's Stage Staff----Room: Commons ---Fee: $165 ---REGISTER NOW!

    Using the Art of Improv to Impress and Annoy - Tuesdays
    Come laugh together and learn the art of improv comedy! Use cooperative group activities, impromptu skits, and crazy props to create laughs and cohesive team skills. The first skill set of so many famous comics, improv will sharpen your communication skills, and allow you to think creatively.__PlayWell---Ms. Witchey---Room: Commons ---Fee: $79 ---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: 202 ---Fee: $58---REGISTER NOW!

    Study Hall
    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 - $55
    2 days per week - $75
    3 days per week - $95
    4 days per week - $115
    5 days per week - $135
    6 days per week - $155
    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!
    1day per week - $55
    2 days per week - $75
    3 days per week - $95
    4 days per week - $115
    5 days per week - $135
    Room: Library----REGISTER NOW!

    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: $55-- REGISTER NOW!

    Morning Gym - Wednesdays 7:30-9:00am
    Enjoy this opportunity to spend time with your friends and participate in fun PE games!
    Ms. Rowan --Room: MPR ---Fee: $55 --- REGISTER NOW!



    Activity Bus Schedule

    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
    Picture Days: The pictures will be taken by Interstate and will have a team and individual option (parents are asking for this). To Order Pictures:

    Registration: October 4, 8am - October 16
    Boys' Intramural Basketball

    6th grade boys will have the opportunity to develop individual and team skills including dribbling and shooting, offensive and defensive techniques. Emphasis will be on teamwork, sportsmanship and participation. Athletes will compete against the Esperero Canyon Eagles.
    Coaches: Eric Thompson, Joel Champion ---Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesdays & Thursdays Fee: $101 REGISTER NOW!

    Boys Interscholastic Basketball
    Join the Panthers basketball team and build individual and team skills. Sportsmanship, teamwork, and participation will be emphasized. Teams will compete against all of the teams in the Northwest League. These teams are for 7th and 8th grade students only. Coaches will have tournament dates and information at a later date. Coaches: Derrick Milton, Michael Lynch, Lexie Berger Mondays-Thursdays---Fee: $101-- REGISTER NOW!

    Girls Intramural Soccer

    Girls in the 6th grade are invited to join the intramural soccer team! Emphasis will be on team and individual skills, game strategies, participation and sportsmanship. The team will play against the Esperero Eagles.
    Coach Brett Willman -- Tuesdays & Thursdays------Fee: $101--- REGISTER NOW!

    Girls Interscholastic Soccer
    Join the Orange Grove soccer team and practice dribbling, passing, shooting, team skills, and strategies. Teamwork, sportsmanship, and participation will be emphasized. Teams will compete against all of the teams in the Northwest League. This teams are open to all 7th and 8th grade girls.
    Coach Jason Catano -- Mondays - Thursdays------Fee: $154--- REGISTER NOW!

    Wrestling Camp
    Our OG Wrestling Camp will be a place where individual students, both boys & girls, will be able to improve on technique and learn what style of wrestler they are! Students will understand the meaning of dedication and how it affects everyday life. Come learn the discipline it takes to be a wrestler! Get in some work before our Interscholastic Season 3rd Quarter! Bring your wrestling shoes, if you have them, to camp!---Coach Tyler Davis Tuesdays and Thursdays-- MPR Stage ---Fee: $108 REGISTER NOW!

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    Special Programs


    Come experience the fun sport of Geocaching, the Internet-based hide-and-seek game that is growing by leaps and bounds across the country! CS Outdoors will teach your student how to use a GPS unit and their astute powers of observation to find hidden caches around the local area. Learn strategies for locating cleverly hidden caches, how to use online "geo-tools", and Geocaching etiquette. We will provide GPS units and maps for your use as we discover locally hidden caches, or you are welcome to bring your own. First class is in the classroom, second class is an outdoor adventure.

    Friday, 10/27: 2:45-4:15pm and 11/3: 2:45-5:00pm --
    Mary Grodman, Guide ---Fee: $35


    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.
    Note: Students must be picked up on time. A $2 per minute supervision fee will be charged for those who remain on campus after 4:30.

    CELL PHONES and Other Communication Devices: Community Schools adheres to the same cell phone/communication device policy in effect during school hours. Students must follow and abide by the technology user agreement and discipline code. For a detailed description of the exact policy, please refer to your student planner.


    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).

  • 50% Refund after the first class.
  • No refunds will be given after the 2nd day of class.
  • No refunds if we remove your student from a class.
  • 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.

    **If your student walks home from school on a regular basis and would like to do so after Extended Day Activities, please print and sign this attached document giving your student permission to walk home and turn in to Toni Carson. We will keep it on file for the school year. If we do not have a this statement on file we will not allow students to walk home after Extended Day Activities.

    NOTE: Fees paid for an extra-curricular activity qualify for a tax credit with the State of Arizona. Please call 209-7551 to obtain a tax credit receipt.

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