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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 ESPERERO CANYON

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS!

5801 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.  Tucson, AZ. 85750

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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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When our Outdoor Adventures program resumes,

you will find our trips

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QUARTER 1 ACTIVITIES

SCHOOL YEAR 20/21

 

 

WELCOME NEW AND RETURNING

EAGLES!!

 

Due to Covid19, we will start this school year with ONLINE ONLY course options.  Please read the descriptions carefully before making any choices. 


 

 


 

 

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KidzArt

MONDAY

$171

By the KidzArt Staff

ONLINE ONLY - 3:00PM - 4:30PM

KidzArt is joining us with ART-Rageous after school fun.  With the perfect mix of instruction and creative freedom, each KidzArt class will result in wonderfullyunique art masterpieces where our KidzArtists' inspiration brings works of art to life.  Students will be able to check out quality artist materials. 

 

 

 

Capoeria

MONDAY

$112

By Anne Pollack &

Aiden Miller-Wells

ONLINE ONLY - 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Cool, flowing Capoeria, an Afro-Brazilian martial art/dance form, improves physical and mental strength and flexibility, encourages creativity, while increasing agility and confidence.  Anne Pollack is the only master-leel teacher of Afro-Brazilian arts & Capoeria in the state of Arizona.  Instructor Aiden Miller-Wells has trained capoeria for over 12 years.  In 2019, Anne and Aiden were honored with a Master-Apprentice award from the Southwest Folklife Alliance.  Great for beginners, yet new moves and music for experienced capoeria students. 

 

 

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Odyssey of the Mind PREVIEW

TUESDAY, Aug. 18 & 25

$30

By Tiffany Bialis

tbialis@cfsd16.org

ONLINE ONLY - 2:45PM - 4:15PM

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students of all ages. Teams of 6-7 kids apply their creativity to solve problems that range from classical literature to malware on the internet!  The teams work together to produce an 8 minute presentation solving their problem.  They show their solution at a competition at the regional level, state level, or even World level! All the solutions to the problem will be kid-powered, with no outside assistance from adults.  The kids will be supervised by a coach in the creativity process!

To make the team you will need to attend try-outs on August 18 and August 25.  Should these dates be a conflict for you, please contact Tiffanie Bialis at tbialis@cfsd16.org to arrange other possibilities.  The teams will be selected based on the problems that the kids want to solve and the dynamics of the team!  These will be virtual Zoom meetings that will allow all students to learn about Odyssey of the Mind and the expectations.  

OM will be on Tuesday from 2:45pm - 4:15pm until the regional competition, which will be at the end of February.   Should the team qualify, the State competition will follow in March. 

 

Cheer

TUESDAY

$108

By Sunset Cheer

ONLINE ONLY - 3:30PM - 5:00PM

Sunset Cheer will teach students the fundamentals of performing cheer, dances, jumps, and basic motions. Their experienced staff will also lead students through strengthening and agility exercises all while emphasizing teamwork and school spirit. This is a non-competitive squad. T-shirt included.

 

Intro to Coding (Python)

TUESDAY

$171

By Learn2Code Live

ONLINE ONLY - 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Students will learn the fundamentals of syntax-based programming and develop stories, games and animations using Python programming. The course engages students in creative problem solving and further develops computational thinking, and lays a strong foundation of programming fundamentals including input, output, variables, random, conditionals, loops. No prior coding experience is required to participate in this course. A computer or Chromebook with internet connectivity is required to join the course.

 

 

Taekwando

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$195

By TKD Wellness of Tucson

ONLINE ONLY - 3:00PM - 4:30PM

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 students of all ability levels welcome. It’s convenient, so sign up!

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Advanced Coding

WEDNESDAY

$171

By Learn2Code Live

ONLINE ONLY - 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Students will learn advanced Python programming concepts and develop advanced games and animations based projects. The course engages students in creative problem solving and further develops computational thinking, and builds on introductory level coding concepts towards efficient programming and advanced user controls using functions, lists, events and more. Prior knowledge of introductory coding concepts (including input, output, variables, random, conditionals, loops) is required to participate in this course. A computer or Chromebook with internet connectivity is required to join the course.
Beginning students should choose the Python course offered on TUESDAY.

Acting Academy

WEDNESDAY

$128

By Drama Kids Staff

ONLINE ONLY - 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Acting Academy students will develop their acting and improvisational skills through theater activities, improv games, and a play – all online! At the end of the quarter, the virtual performance will be recorded and then shared with the students and their families at a Zoom Viewing Party!!! There are no auditions and all students have speaking parts.

Yearbook

WEDNESDAY

$74

By Karen Pennock

ONLINE ONLY - 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Come join the ​ECMS Yearbook ​so you can help design and create​ a fantastic yearbook for Esperero Canyon. The design, development, layout and picture taking are all done by the students in our ​Yearbook ​class. There are three deadlines for pages to be submitted for our book. The first is in January, the second in February and the last is a hard deadline, usually the middle of March. Due to these deadlines, we cannot have new students join the club in the third quarter! Student commitment is necessary, but not mandatory, for all three quarters.


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Rocketry

THURSDAY

$280

By James Cramton

ONLINE ONLY - 3:00PM - 4:30PM

The American Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is a national model rocketry contest for grades 6 through 12 where students work as a team to fly a raw egg in a model rocket to an altitude of 800 ft, and land it unbroken after a flight of between 40 and 43 seconds. In the first quarter, students build and fly their own
model rockets using their own launch pad and controller to learn the basics of model rocket flight, launch range safety, construction, propulsion, stability, and recovery. In subsequent quarters, the team designs, builds, and flies their competition model to collect performance data that will help them refine their design for consistent, predictable flights. The goal of the year is for the team to develop a consistent design that can reliably meet contest requirements, scoring as well as possible in the national championship selection in April. Every team member brings and develops their own skills, including design, construction, artistry, data analysis, computer programming, and project management. Students learn to work in project teams, dividing the project into functional components, and then integrating their part into the whole.

Student fees include a starter set that includes a model rocket launch pad and controller, and 2 rocket kits to build and fly, plus 7 flights worth of motors. Additionally, each student receives a personalized tool box for storing their launch supplies, and an assortment of construction tools. These personal toolkits are intended to support remote learning, so that each student is materially self-sufficient, and to minimize sharing of materials when the group is working in person.

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Chess

THURSDAY

$120

By Chess Kids

ONLINE ONLY - 3:30PM - 5:00PM

Safely have fun playing chess games against friends remotely! Students continue to build strategy and play chess games online through an amazing program, ChessKid.  A coach will assist students in matches against friends, and teach them different chess techniques.

Some prior experience necessary.

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

 

Improv

THURSDAY

$84

By Deborah Witchey

ONLINE ONLY - 3:00PM - 4:30PM

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!

 

Science Olympiad

THURSDAY

By Anne Neuenschwander &

Kristin Vanderford

ONLINE ONLY - 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Science Olympiad is a National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program that allows students to apply what they know in a competitive setting. Students compete in two student teams in up to 23 events in various scientific disciplines. 
Due to COVID19 students will start the season online.  
The 4-5 tournaments are exclusively on Saturdays between October and April.  Currently virtual tournaments are scheduled with the option to adjust as we progress in the year.

Stay tuned for an informational parent email mid-August.  

There will be a selection process where members are chosen based on school performance, teacher recommendation and prior experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAILY OVERVIEW

MONDAY

  • KidzArt
  • Capoeria

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY

  • Intro to Coding
  • Taekwando
  • Cheer
  • Odyssey of the Mind

 

WEDNESDAY

  • Advanced Coding
  • Acting Academy
  • Yearbook

 

 

 

THURSDAY

  • Taekwando
  • Science Olympiad
  • Improv
  • Rocketry
  • Chess

 

 

 

FRIDAY

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SOS EXTENDED DAY

MONDAY

 

 

 

 

PM Extended Day

2:45pm - 4:15pm

TUESDAY

 

 

 

 

PM Extended Day

2:45pm - 4:15pm

WEDNESDAY

 

AM Extended Day

7:30AM - 9:00PM

 

PM Extended Day

2:45pm - 4:15pm

THURSDAY

 

 

 

 

PM Extended Day

2:45pm - 4:15pm

FRIDAY

 

 

 

 

PM Extended Day

2:45pm - 4:15pm

 

SOS Extended Day is a fee based option only offered to students admitted to SOS@CFSD.

For more information on SOS@CFSD, please visit cfsd16.org

 

COST:  $5 per hour

 

REGISTRATION:  Registration for SOS Extended Day will remain open until noon the day of, but same day registrations will result in a late/drop-in fee of $15 plus the class fee of $5/hour. 

 

LATE PICK-UP:  Please pick your student up from SOS Extended Day by 4:15pm.  Students not picked up by 4:30pm will be charged a $2 per minute late pick-up fee. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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