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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

Extended Day


  • Game Schedule
  • Special Programs


    PDF of 1st 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

    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

    First Quarter: August 14 - October 6
    Classes are held 2:45 - 4:15pm
    (no classes 9/4, 10/10-10/13)
    Registration: August 2 - August 13
    Activity Bus Schedule

    Acting Academy 2:45-4:15pm ---Mondays
    Bold and outspoken, or quiet and shy, enjoy Drama Kids International’s unique acting and drama activities that help students develop their social, public speaking, and leadership skills while nurturing self-confidence, and self-esteem.
    Drama Kids--- Room:115 --- Fee: $140--- REGISTER NOW!

    Art - Thursdays
    KidzArt is joining us with ART-Rageous afterschool fun. With the perfect mix of instruction and creative freedom, each KidzArt class results in wonderfully unique art masterpieces where our KidzArtists’ inspiration brings works of art to life. All quality artist materials are provided. ---
    Room: TBA--- Fee: $155 ---

    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. 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. Kelly--- Room:702 ---Fee: $74--- REGISTER NOW!

    Games Galore - Tuesdays
    Come learn new games and have fun with your favorites. We will have weekly game themes and competitions. Combining strategy and problem solving - this class will be a great way to have fun with your friends and learn at the same time!
    Ms. Ogino--- Room:302 ---Fee: $48--- REGISTER NOW!

    Golf Lessons - Tuesdays 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: $114 for 1 day per week--- REGISTER NOW!

    Money Management - Mondays
    Want to learn how to manage money and some financial life skills? It is never to early to learn about personal spending, saving, budgeting, investing, building wealth through compounding interest and time, avoiding credit card debt, and avoiding identity theft. These and many more topics will be covered in this fun class! ___Ms. Pennock---Room: 302 ---Fee: $75 ---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: $153 ---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: 207 ---Fee: $52---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 - $49
    2 days per week - $69
    3 days per week - $89
    4 days per week - $109
    5 days per week - $119
    6 days per week - $129
    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! Monday - available
    Tuesday - not available - pending staffing
    Wednesday - available
    Thursday - available
    Friday - available
    Same rates as Study Hall --- Ms. Daines--- Room: Library

    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: $49-- REGISTER NOW!

    Morning Gym - Wednesdays 7:30-9:00am
    Enjoy this opportunity to spend time with your friends and participate in fun PE games!
    Fee: $49 --- Room: MPR --- 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: Tuesday, September 26th and Wednesday, September 27th will be sports picture day(s). Tuesday, 9/26 will be our main day. The pictures will be taken by Interstate and will have a team and individual option (parents are asking for this). Below is the schedule for both days:

    Tuesday September 26th

    3:00 7 & 8 Softball (soccer field)

    3:10 Tennis (soccer field)

    3:15 T/TH Flag Football (Thompson and Champion) (soccer field)

    3:25 Cross Country (soccer field)

    3:35 6 Volleyball (MPR)

    Wednesday September 27th

    3:00 M/W Flag Football (Thompson and Armstead) (soccer field)

    3:15 Boys Volleyball (MPR)


    To Order Pictures:

    Registration: August 2 - 13
    Boys' Intramural Volleyball

    Boys in 6th - 8th 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 Esperero Canyon Middle School and other schools in the Northwest League.

    Coach Catano ---Mondays & Wednesdays------Fee: $101 REGISTER NOW!
    Girls' 6th Grade Intramural Volleyball

    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 Esperero Canyon Middle School.
    Coach Catano -- Tuesdays & Thursdays------Fee: $101--- REGISTER NOW!

    Intramural Coed Flag Football
    Open to boys & girls in grades 6th, 7th, & 8th. 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 Middle School.
    Coach Thompson -- Tuesdays & Thursdays or Mondays & Wednesdays------Fee: $101--- REGISTER NOW!

    6 - 8th Grade Cross Country
    Join the Orange Grove Cross Country team. Open to boys and girls in grades 6th, 7th, & 8th. Our team will compete against other schools in the Northwest League. ---Coach Souza & Atkins
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays ---Fee: $169 (includes t-shirt & invitationals) REGISTER NOW!

    Interscholastic Coed Tennis
    Calling all 7th and 8th grade tennis players to join the Orange Grove Panthers. The coach will teach skills, strategies, and drills to the team. Competition will take place against other schools in the Northwest League. Students are required to provide their own racquets. ---Coach TBA
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays ---Fee: $144 (includes t-shirt) REGISTER NOW!

    Girls' Interscholastic Softball

    All 7th & 8th grade girls are invited to join the Orange Grove Panthers Softball Team. Practice basic skills such as throwing, catching, fielding and batting. Students will compete against other schools in the Northwest League. ---Coach Flynn ----Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
    Fee: $169 (includes socks & visor) REGISTER NOW!

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    Special Programs


    6-12 miles, 1000ft+ elevation change. Challenging terrain and physically demanding activity for extended periods of time. Moderate to High physical exertion. Suitable for those with moderate to advanced outdoor experiences. Designed for those looking to push their limits.

    Interested in learning how to backpack? Want to learn more about Leave No Trace, Geocaching & Wilderness Survival Skills? Join us for this 3 week program and a culminating overnight trip into the back country! Backpacks for use during overnight may be available upon request.

    Wednesdays 2:45-4:15pm at OGMS --Room: Commons --August 30, September 6 & 13
    Backpacking Overnight September 22-23 ---Mary Grodman, Guide ---Fee: $110


    Less than 3 miles and 500ft elevation change. Low to moderate physical exertion. Suitable for Beginners. No flat soled shoes permitted.

    Caving is like hiking on all fours! Spend the afternoon exploring the underground wonders of Peppersauce Cave. See cool cave formations, an underground lake, and shimmy your way through the rabbit hole! Learn why it is important to protect these natural wonders. Please wear very old clothes (you will get extremely muddy), bring a flashlight, change of clothes, garbage bag, sack lunch and water. Helmets and headlamps will be provided.

    Tuesday, October 10 12-5:30pm
    Depart and return to OGMS ---
    Mary Grodman, Guide ---Fee: $65


    3-8 miles, 1000ft elevation change. Moderate physical exertion sustained for longer periods of time. Supportive soled shoes required. No flat soled shoes permitted. Suitable for those with moderate outdoor experiences.

    Meet CS Outdoors Thursday, October 12, 9:00am at CFHS and get ready for some hiking, exploring and camping fun! We will spend our first day hiking near the Palisades area of Mt. Lemmon! The hike will take us on a journey to explore one of the Santa Catalinas' ecological transition zones. Enjoy spectacular mountain views and discover what makes our “Sky Island” mountains so amazing. Work up an appetite as we head back to camp to play games, cook dinner, do some stargazing and get ready for a well-needed night's sleep in the campground under the stars. Wake up on Friday for some breakfast and then another hike into the Catalinas. We’ll eat lunch on the trail, explore the canyon and then head back to the High School. Students must wear sturdy shoes with good tread meant for outdoor use! Trail are very rocky! A detailed overnight itinerary & supply list will be provided prior to departure.

    Thursday, October 12 - Friday, October 13
    Depart 9:00am at CFHS on Thursday, return Friday at 4:00pm
    Mary Grodman, Guide ---Fee: $135


    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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