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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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  • 3rd qtr Game Schedule
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    Activity Bus Schedule

    Permission to walk home

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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.

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    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

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    Third Quarter Registration opens December 11 at 8am.

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    Activity Bus Schedule

    Acting Academy --Tuesdays
    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------ Fee: $125-

    Art Enrichment with KidzArt --- Thursdays
    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 ------ Fee: $168

    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 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. Students will learn kicks, escapes, and cool moves that will be used to play the Capoeira game. Learn traditional Samba de Roda and Maculelê, dances of resistance affiliated with Capoeira. Get strong physically, increase coordination, flexibility, and agility, learn traditional arts, and experience the rhythms and music of Brazil. Ms. Pollack-Fee: $120--

    Circuits Class Level 1: Sense-Interpret-Actuate ---Tuesdays, January 9 - January 30
    In the electrical design and circuits class makers will invent exciting circuits that will engage their interest in everything electronic. Sensor and actuator circuits will be used to create functioning systems capable of detecting an input and responding with an output. We will be using little Bits electronics and CircuitScribe (a pen with conductive ink capable of designing functioning circuits on paper.)
    Fee: $138 ---Taught by Maker's Next Gen Education Foundation

    Coding Class Level 1: Engage-Invent-Excite ---Tuesdays, February 6 - March 6
    In the computer software and programming class, makers will learn to use Scratch (a free online software developed by MIT that teaches software design and logic in an interactive way even a young maker can learn to code). By the end of the course, makers will complete the design and coding of an interactive video game. The game will be shared with the Scratch community.
    Fee: $138 ---Taught by Maker's Next Gen Education Foundation

    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: $114 for 1 day per week-

    Math Counts - Mondays
    The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national program that provides students the opportunity to compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers. Created in 1983, it is the longest-running MATHCOUNTS program and is open to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. Students will train one day per week during the third quarter, then compete in the regional competition on February 16. If successful there, we will go on the state competition some time in March.
    Ms. Newton --- Fee: $65

    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. ___Karen Pennock - Ramsey Certified Financial Coach-- ---Fee: $75 -

    Quidditch - Mondays
    Quidditch is a sport featured in the popular Harry Potter series. Quidditch combines the sports of rugby, dodgeball, and tag without the physical contact normally associated with those sports. Participants will compete on teams of seven with brooms between their legs. Teams score by passing a large ball (the quaffle) down the field and aiming it between three hoops. The game ends when the golden snitch is caught. Sign up and help bring the magical game of Quidditch to life at OGMS!
    Ms. Olson ---Fee: $68

    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----Fee: $177 -

    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 registration is for Quarter 2 returning students as well as new students , 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

    S.T.E.A.M.-Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math ---- Thursdays
    Join us as we blend art as an equal component to the other disciplines of STEM. This StemAzing STEAM challenge class will focus on science, technology, engineering and math AND expressing these activities using visual art.---Ms. Powers ---Fee: $48

    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. -Room: Commons ---Fee: $165

    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.__
    Ms. Witchey---
    -Fee: $48

    NEW! UltimateFrisbee - Mondays and Wednesdays
    2 DAYS!! Ultimate Frisbee is a thrilling, non-contact team sport played with a Frisbee. Come join this new class to learn how to catch and throw a Frisbee forehand and backhand, learn offensive and defensive sets and strategies, the rules of the game, how to self-officiate, how to lead a team and all about the unique Spirit of the Game. This class welcomes beginners and pros alike!!
    Ms. Powers---Fee: $98

    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: $52-

    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.
    *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 - $129
    Room: Library-

    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!
    1 day per week - $49
    2 days per week - $69
    3 days per week - $89
    4 days per week - $109
    5 days per week - $129
    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.
    Fee: $49-

    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: $49



    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
    Girls Intramural Basketball
    6th grade girls 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.
    Coach Prow -- Tuesdays & Thursdays------Fee: $101-

    Girls Interscholastic Basketball
    Join the Orange Grove 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, including a developmental expansion team, are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first- served basis.
    Coach Berger and Milton -- Mondays - Thursdays------Fee: $159

    CoEd Wrestling
    All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, male or female, are invited to register. To be a good wrestler, you do not need outstanding athletic ability, but you must possess a good attitude for learning. Students will have the opportunity to compete against other schools in the Northwest League.---Coach Tyler Davis Mondays-Thursdays ---Fee: $159

    Intramural Boys Soccer
    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. Tuesdays and Thursdays Coach Champion --- Fee: $101

    Interscholastic Boys Soccer
    Join the Orange Grove sSoccer team and learn 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. These teams are open to all 7th and 8th grade boys.
    Coach Catano -- Mondays - Thursdays------Fee: $154

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    Special Programs


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    January 4 - Picacho Peak Hike ---9:00am-4:00pm --- Fee: $65

    Winter is a great time to conquer the 1,500 foot peak of Picacho Peak State Park! Come enjoy the gorgeous views, learn about this area's unique geological significance and varied desert growth.We will grill hot dogs and make S'mores over the fire after our hike! Pack list provided after registration! Guides: Mary Grodman & Polly Tanner

    January 5 - Madera Canyon Hike ---9:00am-4:00pm --- Fee: $65

    Did you know Madera means wood in Spanish? Come see this amazing wooded canyon that is one of the hottest spots for migrating birds in Southeastern Arizona, and the United States! We will identify as many trees and birds as we can on this day hike in the shade. We will grill hot dogs and make S'mores over the fire after our hike! Pack list provided after registration. Guides: Mary Grodman & Polly Tanner

    March 15 - Patagonia Lake Fun and Fishing ---11am - 6pm--- Fee: $65

    Journey with CS Outdoors to this hidden treasure in the rolling hills of SE Arizona to find whitetail deer and great blue herons walking the shoreline! Anglers come catch some bass, bluegill, catfish or trout then hike around the lake to see vermillion flycatchers, vultures and hummingbirds! Fishing pole and binoculars provided!

    March 15 - Babysitting Basics ---11:30am - 3:30pm--- Fee: $60

    Join your friends and a qualified instructor from American Emergency Response Training for informative lessons for children who are beginning to stay home alone or take on babysitting jobs. We will cover important topics like CPR for the infant and child, how to handle a child who is choking and basic first aid. Learn techniques and the importance of staying calm in difficult situations and what to do in case of an emergency. Learn how to take care of your younger siblings when home alone, or just to help Mom and Dad. How do you change a diaper? What do you do when someone is at the door and you're home alone? What are the important things to know about water safety? Gain the confidence you need as you gain more independence at home.

    Thursday, March 1 and March 8- Wetlands Discovery Tour ---2:45-5:30pm ---Fee: $40

    Join Mary Grodman on after school field trips to a unique urban wildlife habitat and the most important environmental and educational components of the City of Tucson's reclaimed water system. We will be on the hunt for dragonflies, raccoons, hawks and dozens of bird species and get our feet wet to identify micro-organisms, fish and more, in our very own living river on the Santa Cruz!

    Adventures in Red Rock Country
    Grades: 4 - 8---April 4 - 6 ---Fee: $195

    Discover natural wonders as we hike, camp and explore Coconino National Forest! Students will enjoy hiking along the amazing calcium laden waters of Fossil Creek discovering its unique ecosystem. Spend a day in the most beautiful place on earth - Sedona! On our way home stop at the park that has been in the making for 1000 years, Tonto Natural Bridge, the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. Enjoy 3 days filled with fun, adventure and many opportunities to learn new skills, work as a team and make new friends! A detailed trip itinerary & equipment list will be provided prior to departure. Trip size limited to 10 students. Meet at the CFHS Community Schools Office. Guides: Mary Grodman & Polly Tanner


    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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