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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!

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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

Jason Grobe

ENROLL IN THESE COURSES AT:

CS.CFSD16.ORG

 

 

For Outdoor Adventure Programs,

go HERE!

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QUARTER 3 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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MONEY GAMES

MONDAY

$85

2:45PM - 4:15PM

Through the fun of board and card games, the students will learn valuable money lessons, including saving for large purchases, staying out of debt, investing and making overall wise money decisions.  Several different games will be played throughout the quarter.

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

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SEWING CLUB

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$135

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!

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

TUESDAY

$110

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

 

 

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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ART ENRICHMENT

WEDNESDAY AM

$181

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.

ADVANCED STEEL DRUMS

WEDNESDAY AM

$49

8:00AM - 9:00AM

This group is open 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.

Email dwalton@cfsd16.org for approval. Phone registration only at 209-7551.

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


 

ACTING ACADEMY

WEDNESDAY

$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. 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.

 

QUIDDITCH

WEDNESDAY

$100

2:45PM - 4:15PM

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 these 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 ECMS!

 

BEGINNING STEEL DRUMS

WEDNESDAY

$81

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.

 

YOGA

WEDNESDAY

$82

2:45PM - 4:15PM

A once per week practice of relaxation and life skills components.  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.
 - Studies have shown that stress is a major obstacle in academic achievement. Students who have practiced asanas, meditation and breathing techniques showed higher academic performance after only 7 weeks of practicing. Yoga is also helpful in improving attention span and memory. -
Join Gwen and Christina for a fun and exciting journey into Yoga for Students. 
Students will need to bring their own yoga mat.

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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

 

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! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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

  • 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

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

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 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 - GIRLS (7, 8)

 

MON - THURS

$179

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 - GIRLS (6)

 

MON/WED

$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 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 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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