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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 (librarian) 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, which resulted in an upgrade to LED lighting in the library and its lab. We are participating in the continued savings competition with other schools that have won a cohort.

Meetings are usually on Thursdays during each grade level's lunch; meetings are noted in green on the community calendar outside the main office and we distribute passes to students that have signed up. 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.

2018-2019 West Jeff sixth graders will attend Jeffco Outdoor Lab School during the week of October 22, 2018.

 

WEB Leaders

WEB LeadersSponsors: Mrs. Sjogren and Mrs. Baker (counselor)

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
Cost: $150 (fall 2017) plus transportation to/from November competition

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.

Weekly meetings begin in September with an all-day competition on a Saturday in November. Please contact Mr. Williams or Christy Pond at christy@pondfamily.net for more information.

 

Girls on the Run

Girls on the RunCost: $170 (fall 2017) plus transportation to/from November 5K

Girls 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 2018 season will have practice after school one day per week from mid-September through early November. Please see our Girls on the Run page for more information.

 

Interact

Interact ClubSponsors: Mr. Squires and Mrs. Baker (librarian)
Cost: none, students need to be picked up after school

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
Cost: $30, students need to be picked up after school

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 DistrictCost: $130 per season (fall 2017), students need to be picked up after school on practice days and at away games around south Jeffco

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 cross country (August-October), flag football (both August-October), volleyball (October-December), basketball (January-March), and track and field (March-May).

 

Sea Camp

Sea Camp

Sponsor: Mr. Malcolm
Cost: about $1200 (fall 2017)

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
Cost: about $300 for entire year, including state conference (fall 2017)

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. Students in TSA are clustered into Advise classes - 8th grade with Mr. Williams, 7th grade with Mr. Wooldridge. Student leaders within TSA attend the Fall Leadership Conference. All members participate in BEST Robotics during the fall and attend the Colorado TSA State Conference, which includes competition events, in February.

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