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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!

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

Jason Grobe

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Study Hall Rules:  Study hall is a quiet place for your student to catch up on homework, work on a school project or just sit and read a book.  Register for any day or for the whole year!  Registration stays 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 $4. Students are not permitted to stay after school unless they are signed up for one of our programs.  If they show up to study hall without being enrolled, he/she will be placed on a drop in list, assessed a $15 drop in fee, and the $4 cost of the class.                                    Yearbooks $39.  Regular price $49 October 15 - December 20.  After Dec. 20, availability will be limited.  Buy Early.

 

QUARTER 2 ACTIVITIES

SCHOOL YEAR 19/20

 

 

WELCOME NEW AND RETURNING

EAGLES!!


 

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


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SOLO AND AUDITION PREP

MONDAY

$49

2:45PM - 4:15PM

This class is designed for band students who plan on performing a solo or taking an audition at some time in the future. We will plan-out and practice rehearsal and performance strategies for performing as an individual while being evaluated and critiqued at a high level. Strongly encouraged for students considering auditioning for All-State, or auditioning to place in a higher band when they get to High School. Also recommended for students who struggled with their solo project in the past, and need some extra help to be successful. This class is for band students only, all grades welcome. (Beginning band students will not be ready yet)!

 

YOGA

MONDAY

$49

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Practice relaxation with introductory yoga principles of deep breathing, relaxation techniques, fluid body movement, balance, and flexibility. Designed with the junior high student in mind, this is an opportunity to unplug and focus in a stress-free environment. Students will learn to create a healthy yoga practice. Join Gwen and Christina for a fun and exciting journey into Yoga for Students.

 

RUNNING CLUB

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

$98

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Come enjoy the trails and and have fun in our non-competitive Running Club, where we forget the timing clock! The focus will be on endurance and trail running techniques. We will explore nearby Sabino Canyon on our daily runs of 3-4 miles. Running experience required, student have to be able to run two miles without a break. Sportsmanship and participation will be emphasized. Student and parents must sign the Running Club Release and turn it in by the first day of class.

 

INTRO TO PYTHON

MONDAY

$170

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.

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SEWING CLUB

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$128

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Join us to learn the beautiful art of sewing! Learn how to use the sewing machine, to cut patterns, essential construction skills and finishing techniques! Clothes, bags, pillow cases, designing and applying appliqués and even more are at your fingertips to create!

This is a 2 day a week class & includes materials for the projects!

 

 

 

BOARD GAMES

TUESDAY

$52

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Have fun using critical thinking skills playing games like Ticket to Ride, Acquire, Seven Wonders and more!  

Did you know… Board games can play a crucial role in children's development and growth. It is an important aspect of brain development as they help acquire logical and reasoning skills, boost critical thinking and gain spatial reasoning. Playing board games helps with learning, social and communication skills as well.

Bring a friend and join the fun!!

 

YEARBOOK

PENNOCK

TUESDAY

$52

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. Pictures are taken not only during club, but also during the school day Monday through Friday. Students are encouraged to check cameras out during a free period and take pictures in their classroom or around campus of students, teachers and special events. 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.

The class is limited to 15 students.

 

 

GOLF @ SKYLINE

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$117

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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ART ENRICHMENT

WEDNESDAY AM

$166

7:30AM - 9:00AM

KidzArt is joining us with ART-Rageous afterschool fun. With the perfect mix of instruction and creative freedom, each KidzArt drawing class results in wonderfully unique art masterpieces where our KidzArtists’ inspiration brings works of art to life. All quality artist materials are provided. No experience required.

MORNING STUDY HALL

WEDNESDAY AM

$4/DAY

7:30AM - 9:00AM

Join us before school from 7:30 – 9:00am to catch up on homework assignments or read a good book in a quiet setting.

ADVANCED STEEL DRUMS

WEDNESDAY AM

$49

8:00AM - 9:00AM

This group is open to Esperero Canyon Middle School students with at least one year of experience playing steel drums. Students will need to be approved by the director of the group before they will be accepted. Students will continue to enhance their performing skills on the steel drums and learn about the culture surrounding steel drum music. Students will be expected to regularly attend rehearsals, scheduled performances and help move equipment when necessary. Student's fees cover a t-shirt, mallets, music and music binder. Must have approval from Mr. Dave Walton first before you can register.

Wednesdays 8:00-9:00am at Canyon View - parents must drop students off at Canyon View Music Room at 8:00am.


 

ACTING ACADEMY

WEDNESDAY

$125

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. Drama Kids’ 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. Join us to develop your acting skills, monologue Skills, public speaking skills, team building skills and more! Our Acting Academy’s “secret sauce” is a fun, fast paced, and developmental curriculum that ensures happy and successful students. Students will present the play Storyland Idol – a spoof on American Idol (no singing required). All students will have speaking roles.

 

DEBATE CLUB

WEDNESDAY

$49

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Join us for our first ever ECMS Debate Club! The goal for the first year is to end with an actual debate against Orange Grove Middle School! Until then, we will be learning the fundamentals of debate in preparation for high school discovering the skills of expressing beliefs clearly and concisely, working on our public speaking and effective communication skills in a formal setting, as well as staying aware of current events in the world!

 

BEGINNING STEEL DRUMS

WEDNESDAY

$72

2:45PM - 4:15PM

This group is open to any 6th grade student with little or no experience playing steel drums. Students will learn to read and perform music for the steel drums and the culture surrounding steel drum music. Students will be expected to regularly attend rehearsals, scheduled performances and help move equipment when necessary. Student's fees cover a t-shirt, mallets, music and music binder.

This class is held at Canyon View Music Room.

 

ODYESSY OF THE MIND

MONDAY

$250

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Odyssey of the Mind is a world-wide competition that encourages creating and problem solving. Odyssey of the Mind (OM) does not teach children how to solve a problem, we teach them how to be Problem Solvers! Let your creativity fly as the team creates, builds, acts and explores the wonderful world of OM!  

Join us for preview dates of October 2nd AND October 9th from 2:45-4:15pm!

 

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CHESS

THURSDAY

$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

 

CORE FITNESS

THURSDAY

$49

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Improve any athletic venture you undertake like swimming, running, soccer with our CORE workout class!  Grow stronger, more flexible and have better posture as we work with jump ropes, resistance bands and more!   

 

IMPROV

THURSDAY

$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! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONEY MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL SKILLS FOR MIDDLESCHOOLERS

THURSDAY

$89

2:45PM - 4:15PM

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!        

 

GOLF @ SKYLINE

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$117

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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PHOTOGRAPHY

FRIDAY

$98

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Students taking the course will learn beginner to advanced techniques in the world of photography and Adobe Photoshop editing. Skills in photography will include lighting techniques, composition, learning to shoot in manual mode, and much more! Skills in Adobe Photoshop will include enhancing photographs, working with creative filters and other great features.
The instructor, Mr Jess, is a professional commercial photographer who has been photographing for nearly 35 years.
Students can continue on in subsequent quarters to further gain more experience and learn more advanced techniques.
Cameras for the students to use will be provided or bring your own to class!


THERE IS NO ACTIVITY BUS TRANSPORTATION ON FRIDAYS
 

 

 

BADMINTON

FRIDAY

$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.


THERE IS NO ACTIVITY BUS TRANSPORTATION ON FRIDAYS

DAILY OVERVIEW

MONDAY

  • Solo & Audition Prep
  • Running Club
  • Intro to Python
  • Yoga

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY

  • Golf @ Skyline
  • Sewing Club
  • Board Games
  • Yearbook

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY

  • AM - Art Enrichment
  • AM - Adv. Steel Drums
  • AM - Morning Study Hall
  • Beginning Steel Drums
  • Acting Academy
  • Running Club
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Debate Club

THURSDAY

  • Golf @ Skyline
  • Sewing Club
  • Chess Club
  • Improv
  • Money Management
  • Core Fitness

 

 

FRIDAY

  • Photography
  • Badminton

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STUDY HALL

MONDAY

 

 

 

 

Regular Study Hall

2:45pm - 4:15pm

TUESDAY

 

 

 

 

Regular Study Hall

2:45pm - 4:15pm

WEDNESDAY

 

Early Study Hall

7:30AM - 9:00PM

 

Regular Study Hall

2:45pm - 4:15pm

THURSDAY

 

 

 

 

Regular Study Hall

2:45pm - 4:15pm

FRIDAY

 

 

 

 

Regular Study Hall

2:45pm - 4:15pm

SPECIAL DAYS

M O N D A Y

25 - Nov.

NO ENRICHMENT OR ATHLETICS

 

STUDY HALL ONLY

 

NO ACTIVITY BUS

T U E S D A Y

26 - Nov.

NO ENRICHMENT OR ATHLETICS

 

STUDY HALL ONLY

 

NO ACTIVITY BUS

W E D N E S D A Y

27 - Nov.

 

NO

SCHOOL! 

 

 

 

T H U R S D A Y

28 - Nov.

 

HAPPY

THANKSGIVING!!!!

 

NO

SCHOOL!

F R I D A Y

29 - Nov.

 

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 EC 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 - BOYS (7, 8)

MAX/GREENWELL/ARMSTEAD

MON - THURS

$198

Join the Esperero Canyon 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 - BOYS (6)

TBA

MON/WED

$113

6th 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 Orange Grove Panthers. 

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

INTERSCHOLASTIC SOCCER - GIRLS (7, 8)

TBA

MON - THURS

$164

Join the Esperero Canyon Eagles' 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 girls. * Registration fee includes a quick dry uniform jersey that you will keep at the end of the season.

 

 

 

 

INTRAMURAL SOCCER - GIRLS (6)

HILL

TUES/THURS

$111

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

 

 

 

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