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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 ORANGE GROVE

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS!

1911 E Orange Grove Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718

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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 great 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

Myranda Christensen

ENROLL IN THESE COURSES AT:

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For Outdoor Adventure Programs,

go HERE!

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QUARTER 3 ACTIVITIES

SCHOOL YEAR 19/20

 

 

WELCOME NEW AND RETURNING

PANTHERS!!


 

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


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BADMINTON

MONDAY

$49

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Badminton is an indoor racquet sport, which promotes physical fitness and mental wellness. While it can be a causal activity, badminton is also a competitive sport! Since 1992, Badminton has been in the Summer Olympics! Besides numerous health benefits, badminton helps students learn good sportsmanship and team work. In this class, we will teach 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, and smashing! 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.

 

TAEKWANDO

MONDAY

$175

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Have fun. Get fit. Build confidence.

When you train in Olympic sport Taekwondo at OGMS you will also get 3 months of unlimited access to classes at TKD Wellness’ studio at no additional charge.
Earn rank and get the opportunity to compete at local, state, national tournaments. In addition to learning self defense, you’ll learn important mental skills like self control, energy management, visualization, meditation, self talk and other coping skills that will boost your performance in Taekwondo as well as in school. TKD Wellness classes value respect and kindness and are taught by Dr. Yoendry Torres, clinical psychologist and 4th Dan (Dan ranking system) black belt. Students of all ability levels welcome. It’s convenient, so sign up!

 

ACTING ACADEMY

MONDAY

$140

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Enthusiastic students who learn to speak out clearly and relate confidently with others will have an inside track to lifetime success. Our class is where all adolescents, from the shy to the outgoing can develop at their own pace, with plenty of positive encouragement while learning acting skills. At Drama Kids’ Acting Academy we use a progressive curriculum that allows students to have some serious fun, while also enabling them to develop: Acting skills, Monologue Skills, Public speaking skills, Creative Thinking Skills, Leadership Skills, Team Building Skills, Networking and Social Skills, Quick Thinking & Spontaneity, and Self Confidence and Self-Esteem! Our Acting Academy’s “secret sauce” is a fun, fast paced, and developmental curriculum that ensures happy and successful students. Students will present a play at the end of the session.  All students will have speaking roles.
 

Murder at Mornington Manor
 “When an uninvited guest shows up at Penelope Spencer-Wells’ 21st birthday party, it is very clear that nobody wants him there and chaos ensues. Chaos that ends with a “Murder at Mornington Manor.” But who dies?! And who did it?! Join us in Acting Academy to take part in this humorous whodunit. All of Mornington’s most elite will be there – you don’t want to miss it!”

*Watch your email for details on an end-of-class showcase!!

 

CONTINUED PYTHON (CODING)

MONDAY

$170

2:45PM - 4:15PM

This course will build on the Python programming concepts learned in the *2nd quarter. Students will engage in larger coding activities to further reinforce problem solving skills. They’ll learn to break bigger problems into smaller sub-problems and then into steps that can be managed and resolved. Students will learn new coding concepts to make their code more efficient. At the end of the quarter, students will be equipped with skills to write interactive computer programs using programming logic for decision making and computation.
*The Python programming course offered in the 2nd quarter is a pre-requisite for this course.

Beginning students should choose the Python course offered on TUESDAY.

 

ROOTS & SHOOTS CLUB

MONDAY

$82

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Join us in making a difference in the environment and the lives of people and animals in your community by joining the Jane Goodall Institute's Roots & Shoots youth leadership organization! From service projects like feeding the homeless, working with the San Xavier Coop and volunteering at animal shelters, to education like visiting our local seed bank and learning about plastic in the ocean, to taking action like eliminating plastic bags from local stores and changing the way school cafeterias produce and dispose of waste, this club has the opportunity for all compassionate leaders to shine! This international organization empowers youth in all 50 states and 50 countries to use their voices and ideas to address the issues that matter most to them in their communities. Since 1991, millions of students have taken on the challenge of making the world a better place for people, other animals and the environment we share. Roots & Shoots youth are not only the future–they are the present– and they are changing the world.

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IMPROVATIONAL COMEDY

TUESDAY

$49

2:45PM - 4:15PM

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!

 

 

 

INTRO TO PYTHON (CODING)

TUESDAY

$190

2:45PM - 4:15PM

The Introduction to Python Programming course lays a strong foundation of fundamental concepts of computer programming. The course follows a hands-on approach with heavy focus on implementation of coding concepts via activities and projects where students work with the instructor to create fun and imaginative graphics, animations and games. The project-based teaching methodology builds computational thinking, inspires creativity, hones analytical thinking and problem solving skills and prepares students to thrive in next generation careers. The course is divided into a series of modules including code design and debugging, syntax, data types, user interactions, math & string operations, conditionals, loops, error handling, functions and collections. This course does not require prior coding experience. This course is offered in live virtual classroom using Zoom video conferencing.

 

GOLF @ SKYLINE

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$132

3:00PM - 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.

PARENTS MUST PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SKYLINE COUNTRY CLUB.

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MORNING GYM - BASKETBALL

WEDNESDAY AM

$49

7:30AM - 9:00AM

Morning Gym is open to all students who are looking to grow and expand their basketball skills. Both experienced and inexperienced player are welcome to sign up. Students will be able to utilize the gym and time to practice individual skills, play different basketball games, and partake in scrimmages.

 

YEARBOOK

WEDNESDAY

$78

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Enjoy photography? 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.


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MONEY GAMES

THURSDAY

$89

2:45PM - 4:15PM

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! 

 

GOLF @ SKYLINE

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$132

3:00PM - 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.

PARENTS MUST PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SKYLINE COUNTRY CLUB.

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KIDZART

FRIDAY

$166

2:45PM - 4:15PM

KidzArt is joining us with ART-Rageous after school 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.


THERE IS NO ACTIVITY BUS TRANSPORTATION ON FRIDAYS

 

CHESS

FRIDAY

$49

2:45PM - 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.

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

                                                

DAILY OVERVIEW

MONDAY

  • Continued Python (Coding)
  • Running Club
  • Money Games

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY

  • Golf @ Skyline
  • Sewing Club
  • Intro to Python (Coding)

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY

  • AM - Art Enrichment
  • AM - Adv. Steel Drums
  • AM - Morning Study Hall
  • Beginning Steel Drums
  • Acting Academy
  • Running Club
  • Quidditch
  • Yoga

THURSDAY

  • Golf @ Skyline
  • Sewing Club
  • Chess Club

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY

  • Yoyo Skill
  • Badminton

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STUDY HALL

MONDAY

 

 

 

 

Regular Study Hall

2:45pm - 4:15pm

 

Late Study Hall

4:15pm - 5:30pm

TUESDAY

 

 

 

 

Regular Study Hall

2:45pm - 4:15pm

 

Late Study Hall

4:15pm - 5:30pm

WEDNESDAY

 

Early Study Hall

7:30AM - 9:00PM

 

Regular Study Hall

2:45pm - 4:15pm

 

Late Study Hall

4:15pm - 5:30pm

THURSDAY

 

 

 

 

Regular Study Hall

2:45pm - 4:15pm

 

Late Study Hall

4:15pm - 5:30pm

FRIDAY

 

 

 

 

Regular Study Hall

2:45pm - 4:15pm

 

Late Study Hall

4:15pm - 5:30pm

SPECIAL DAYS

M O N D A Y

Feb. 17

STUDY HALL

AND

MONDAY CLASSES

 

 

T U E S D A Y

Feb. 18

STUDY HALL

AND

TUESDAY CLASSES

 

 

W E D N E S D A Y

Feb. 19

STUDY HALL

AND

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

 

 

T H U R S D A Y

Feb. 20

RODEO

BREAK!!!

 

NO

SCHOOL!

F R I D A Y

Feb. 21

RODEO

BREAK!!!

 

NO

SCHOOL!

 

 

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

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Daryl Brodziski


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 OG 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.

INTERSCHOLASTIC BASKETBALL - GIRLS (7, 8)

 

MON - THURS

$179

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 are for 7th and 8th grade students only. Coaches will have tournament dates and game information at a later date. 

*Registration fee includes tournament fees, a quick dry uniform jersey & shorts that you will keep at the end of the season.

 

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL - GIRLS (6)

 

TUES/THURS

$113

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 other area rivals.

*Registration fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey that you will keep at the end of the season.

INTERSCHOLASTIC SOCCER - BOYS (7, 8)

 

MON - THURS

$165

Join the Orange Grove Panther's Soccer team and practice dribbling, passing, shooting, tam skills and strategies. Teamwork, sportsmanship and participation will be emphasized. Teams will compete against all of the teams in the Northwest League. Open to 7th and 8th grade boys.

*Registration fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey that you will keep at the end of the season.

CO-ED INTERSCHOLASTIC WRESTLING (6, 7, 8)

 

MON - THURS

$167

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.

 

 

 

INTRAMURAL SOCCER - BOYS (6)

 

TUES/THURS

$112

Boys 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 other area rivals.

*Registration fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey that you will keep at the end of the season.

 

 

 

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