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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
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Orange Grove

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4th Quarter PDF


  • 4th qtr Game Schedule
  • Athletic Packet
  • Special Programs


    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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    Orange Grove's "mathletes" team won the Southern Arizona MATHCOUNTS competition. Team members are Natian Kuo, Simon Rubin-Toles, Noah Wellman, and Alexandra Zega. Their coach is Chris Newton, OG math teacher.

    Orange Grove SARSEF students were awarded highest honors by the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society at the 2018 SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair. Mia Hernandez & Auhona Shil took third place overall out of over 1000 entries for their project: “Saguaro Clay-mation” and have been invited to the next Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society meeting on May 3, 2018 to speak to their membership with a brief introduction to their project.

    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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    Fourth Quarter Registration opens March 6 at 8am.

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    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------ Fee: $125-

    Art Enrichment with KidzArt --- Wednesdays
    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 --- Mondays
    Let’s get crafty!!! Create different crafts and learn new skills, such as knitting, jewelry making and crafts made from natural items like pinecones and wood, recycled items, sand, and clay. Make mosaics, potpourri, and ornaments to decorate your home or give as a gift. Ms. Kelley-Fee: $74--

    Badminton ---Mondays
    Did you know Badminton is a competitive sport? It is also a fun indoor racquet sport, which promotes physical and mental wellness. Participants will learn good sportsmanship and team work. Come learn 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, smashing, etc. 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. It is recommended you bring a carbon fiber racket with you to class! --Mr. Cai ----Fee: $48 ---

    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-

    Improv -Comedy --- - Tuesdays
    Comedy will teach you to think on your feet, use the principles of comedy in a spontaneous way, and communicate more clearly. Laugh and have fun while practicing a variety of practical people skills
    Ms. Witchey --- Fee: $48

    Money Management for Middle School --- Thursdays
    Students will learn the importance of saving and budgeting and the difference between a debit card and a credit card. They will understand the importance of their choices for college and career and how debt can dramatically impact their financial future. The students will be taught the difference between a checking account, savings account and an investment account and how they all play a role in their future financial success and wealth building. We will cover how to avoid identity theft and much much more.
    Karen Pennock - Ramsey Certified Financial Coach-- ---Fee: $78 -

    Circuits and Physics --- Tuesdays
    Design everything from electrical circuits to a catapult to an RC car or a bubble blower! Learn to differentiate components in an electrical circuit and the difference between a vector and scalar and how to work a simple pulley system. Come discover the how technology and physics mix!
    Makers NextGen ---Fee: $276

    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 -

    KID STAGE -MULAN-- - Wednesdays
    In China there is a legend of a great soldier who saved the emperor and who saved all of China from the monstrous Hun army. This soldier was a girl named Mulan. She was never very good at her traditional “girl” responsibilities, and no matter what she tried she always ended up dishonoring her family. Until one day the army came for her aging father and Mulan took his place, breaking the law and pretending to be a boy so she could serve instead of him to protect his life. With the help of a lucky cricket, a wise-cracking dragon and a rag tag group of soldiers, Mulan defies tradition, brings honor to her family and becomes the hero of China! Join us to gain self-confidence speaking and performing on a stage, learn about theater, stage direction, and characterization. ---Fee: $165

    Yearbook Planning 2019 ---- Wednesdays
    Want to help create the OGMS 2019 yearbook? Help design and plan the yearbook for next year. We need creative and innovative students who want to have their voice heard. Students will get to help decided the overall theme for the OGMS 2019 yearbook and begin the initial planning for the cover and pages.---Ms. Olson ---Fee: $48

    Environmental Club --- Thursdays
    Come join us to learn how to be a GreenSchool and receive National Recognition while promoting service learning . Students will become leaders in learning by creating ways to improve the environment. Learn how to be Ambassadors for the environment you live and learn in. The program is based on Project Learning Tree in affiliation with the United States Forest Service.__
    Ms. Hoenshell---
    -Fee: $48

    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.
    Ms. Oviedo ---Fee: $49-

    Morning Gym - Wednesdays 7:30-9:00am
    Enjoy this opportunity to spend time with your friends and participate in fun PE games!
    Mr. Thompson --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 Volleyball
    Come with your Panther Pride and join the OGMS’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.
    Coach Hernandez and Catano -- Monday - Thursdays------Fee: $159-

    Boys Baseball
    Come out and play ball! 7th and 8th grade boys will practice catching, throwing, and batting skills. Teamwork and participation will be emphasized. Competition will take place against other schools in the Northwest League. Coach Flynn -- Mondays - Thursdays------Fee: $169

    Track and Field
    Do you enjoy running, field events and sprinting? All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to join the Orange Grove 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.--Coaches: Souza, Eckel, Christiansen, Champion --- Mondays-Thursdays -Fee: $159

    FREESTYLE WRESTLING CAMP at CFHS Wrestling Room --- Fee: $150
    Coach Davis --- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:45 - 5:45pm

    Folkstyle wrestling is coming to an end, and Freestyle season has begun! Join Coach Davis 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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    Special Programs


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    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.

    Adventures in Red Rock Country
    Grades: 4 - 8---April 2-4 ---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. If students are not in their classes by 3:30pm an email will go out to parents.
    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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