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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.

Past clubs have included anime, art, board and card games, chess, coloring, Doctor 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 scheduled into an elective once per year and 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.

2020-2021 West Jeff sixth graders will attend Jeffco Outdoor Lab School during the week of September 28, 2020, pending the program resuming regular operations in the 2020-2021 school year.

 

WEB Leaders

WEB: Where Everybody BelongsSponsors: Mrs. Baker (social-emotional learning specialist) and Mrs. Buffington

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.

April 2020 WEB Recruitment Video

 

Outside of the School Day

Additional local extracurricular activities may be advertised in our Weekly Wednesday Update and on our Community Calendar page.

Please note that on-campus after school activities will not be taking place during the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Don't be afraid to take whisks.FACS Club

Sponsors: Mrs. Buffington and TBA
Cost: none, students need to be picked up after school

FACS Club offers students the opportunity to level up their skills in cooking, sewing, and other areas traditionally taught in Home Economics class. Students are welcome to join anytime. The club meets after school every other Thursday; dates are posted on the school's calendar.

 

FOR Club - Friends of RachelFriends of Rachel Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Baker (social-emotional learning specialist)

Friends of Rachel Clubs foster a culture of kindness and compassion on their schools' campuses through planning and carrying out activities to support their fellow students and greater community. FOR Clubs help transform the climate change brought about by a Rachel's Challenge assembly into a permanent positive influence on the students and school.

 

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 selected 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. Sarché
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. Jazz Band will not be offered during the 2020-2021 school year. 

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

 

Pride AlliancePride Alliance

Sponsor: Ms. Escheman
Cost: free

The Pride Alliance creates a safe space for students to share the message of community and acceptance for all people. Members plan activities to educate our school and our community, promote Day of Silence on the second Friday in April and Day Without Hate on the last Friday in April, and enjoy connecting with each other every Thursday after school via Google Meet. Students interested in joining the group's Google Classroom may contact Mrs. Escheman (Woods) at awoods@jeffcoschools.us.

 

Sea Camp

Sea Camp

Sponsor: Mr. Malcolm
Cost: about $1200 (fall 2019)

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 tide pools, kayaking and snorkeling in Mission Bay.

 

Technology Student Association

Colorado TSASponsors: Mr. Williams and Mr. Wooldridge
Cost: about $325, including state conference (fall 2019)

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.

 

Sports Offered Outside of the School Day

Girls on the Run

Girls on the RunCost: $86 (fall 2020) plus transportation to/from 5K at end of season

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.

Since health and safety guidelines preclude after-school activities at many schools, families may choose to register their students in a virtual Girls on the Run program offered via Zoom. The Virtual Open Community teams will have 6 to 10 girls from schools along the Front Range that meet in password-protected Zoom meetings with two trained coaches at each meeting. These teams will compete virtually with girls from all different schools. The organization is working on details of the final celebration and 5K for the fall 2020 season.

Please see the Registration page of the Girls on the Run Rockies website for more information.

 

Gold Crown Foundation

Gold Crown FoundationCost: $160 for volleyball (fall 2020), $165 for girls' basketball (spring 2020), practices and games may be at other locations

Gold Crown Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers youth sports and education programs throughout Colorado and surrounding states. In fall 2020, girls' volleyball will have practices and games on weekends at the Gold Crown Fieldhouse in Lakewood. Information on spring 2021 girls' basketball (December through February) is forthcoming. For more information about girls' volleyball, please contact conifergoldcrownvolleyball@gmail.com; for girls' basketball, please contact coach John Coder at jncoder@gmail.com.

 

Jeffco League Middle School Sports

Evergreen Park and Recreation DistrictCost: $120-130 per season (fall 2020), 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 include cross country (August-October), flag football (August-October), volleyball (October-December), basketball (January-March), and track and field (March-May).

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