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Clubs & Programs

During the School Day

Advise Clubs

Advise ClubsDuring second and third trimesters, Advise teachers host interest-oriented clubs once a week. Students sign up at the start of each trimester.

Clubs in 2016-17 included anime, art, board and card games, chess, coloring, Dr. Who, film, glee club, Hogwarts, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, logic, loom knitting, paper engineering, poetry, reading, science, science fiction, sewing, skeptics, SMARTBoard gaming, sports, trivia, vision boards, and yoga.

 

Gifted and Talented

Jeffco Gifted and TalentedStudents in the GT Center program at our school may take differentiated GT courses in English/Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies. (To keep in line with state and national course naming conventions, all science classes are STEM Science.)

All students with an ALP are offered open library/lab time by grade level during Advise once or twice a month for to work on tasks related to their goal or other individual or small group activities. Please visit our Gifted and Talented page for more information on the program and current opportunities for families.

 

Green Team

Green TeamSponsors: Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Buffington

Green Team is a student group that plans and leads energy conservation projects. Our school won the fall 2016 cohort of the ReNew Our Schools energy conservation competition and is participating in the spring 2017 continued savings competition with other schools that have won a cohort.

Meetings are usually on Thursdays during each grade level's lunch; the first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year will be September 14. Please see our Green Team page for more information and to sign up!

 

Outdoor Lab

Outdoor LabOutdoor Lab gives Jeffco students an opportunity for hands-on learning experiences in outdoor settings. Students spend their days outdoors on educational hikes and learning skills such as archery, working with leaders from Jeffco high schools, teachers from the visiting schools, and Outdoor Lab staff. No other district in the state has a week-long program to send students away and learn on property that the district owns.

2017-2018 West Jeff sixth graders will attend Jeffco Outdoor Lab School during the week of February 12, 2018.

The annual Outdoor Lab Open House for both Windy Peak and Mount Evans is scheduled for September 16, 2017. More information is available in both English and Spanish/Español.

 

WEB Leaders

WEB LeadersSponsors: Mrs. Sjogren and Mr. Robinson

WEB, which stands for Where Everybody Belongs, is a middle school orientation and transition program. Eighth grade WEB Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide sixth graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to middle school through activities, support, and encouragement.

Click here for 2014 WEB Presentation

 

Outside of the School Day

Additional local extracurricular activities may be advertised on our Community Calendar page.

 

FIRST LEGO League

FIRST LEGO LeagueSponsor: Mr. Williams

FIRST LEGO League is an opportunity for sixth grade students interested in robotics. The team, which may have up to ten students, meets on Tuesdays after school in the pre-engineering fabrication room. The 2017-2018 challenge theme is Hydro Dynamics.

Meetings begin September 12, 2017, with an all-day competition on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Please contact Mr. Williams or Christy Pond at christy@pondfamily.net for more information.

 

Girls on the Run

Girls on the RunGirls on the Run is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls stay out of the "Girl Box" – a place where girls are valued more for their outward appearance than their character inside. Group goals include completing a 5K run/walk event in the community.

The fall 2017 season will have practice after school on Tuesdays from September 12 through November 6. Please see our Girls on the Run page for more information.

 

Interact

Interact ClubSponsors: Mr. Squires and Mrs. Baker

Interact is a club for students to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about through opportunities for service projects, making international connections, and developing leadership skills. The club meets after school on Monday afternoons – dates are posted on the school's calendar – and is mentored by the Rotary Club of Conifer. Please see our Interact page for more information.

 

Jazz Band

Jazz BandSponsor: Ms. Garrison

Students may participate in jazz band, which has weekly rehearsals after school from October through May with evening performances during the school year.

Please see Ms. Garrison's page for more information on jazz band, including cost, rehearsal information, and the spring performance date.

 

Middle School Sports

Evergreen Park and Recreation District The Middle School Sports Program is offered after school by the district in partnership with local park and recreation districts. Practices and/or games against other schools are twice a week. Programs in 2017-18 include:

  • Basketball (January-March)
  • Cross Country (August-October)
  • Flag Football (August-October)
  • Track and Field (March-May)
  • Volleyball (October-December)

 

Sea Camp

Sea Camp

Sponsor: Mr. Malcolm

Sea Camp is an optional summer trip for 7th graders (going into 8th grade). The program is a combination of marine science workshops and labs with field activities that include snorkeling in a marine reserve, a trip to sea on a marine research vessel, a visit to Sea World or the San Diego Zoo, study at Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Stephen Birch Aquarium, and exploration of living tidepools, kayaking and snorkeling in Mission Bay.

 

Technology Student Association

Colorado TSASponsors: Mr. Williams and Mr. Wooldridge

Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national leadership organization with opportunities in technology, innovation, design and engineering. Members apply STEM concepts through co-curricular programs. The club meets weekly during Advise and members may attend the fall leadership conference and the state conference, which includes competition events.

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