Clubs and Activities
CTV (Coleytown Television): Advisers: Rob Rogers & Raspati Horrigan
Each day begins with a live broadcast from (room 233) CTV into each homeroom throughout the school. In the studio, students work together to deliver important announcements, highlight school activities and report the forecast, lunch choices, and birthdays. Students work both behind, and in front of, the cameras. Videos presented on the show may feature a school event, and are often created and submitted by students. The morning news helps to keep our school community connected and informed.
CSB & CMS Spirit Club (Coleytown Services Board): Advisers: Elyse Tsou & Allison Beggs
CSB, is the student government here at CMS. CSB is comprised of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. CSB meets monthly on Mondays after school to plan many activities, such as spirit days; events like the end of the year talent show, and fundraisers and drives to raise money & collect items for local and national charities..
Media Club: Adviser: Raspati Horrigan sign-in
Media Club is a team that aims to produce multi-media to the masses (via CTV)! Activities and projects may include Photoshop, image editing, digital photography and SCRATCH, a visual programming tool. In addition, members create graphics, animation, videos, and games too! We meet each Wednesday, Room 211, 2:45 - 4pm.
Expressions Literary Magazine: Adviser: Emily Sawyer firstname.lastname@example.org
Expressions is CMS’s Online Magazine. Student Editors work on all elements of graphic design, including the layout of pieces, designing backgrounds, choosing themes, text effects, etc. Student editors also create school wide contests, encourage submissions, photograph work for display, and select pieces for publication. Expressions gives students at Coleytown a place to showcase their creative work including: poetry, narratives, short stories, essays, art work, graphic design, videos, music, and photography. Open to students from grades 6-8, the Expressions Student Editors meet after school on Tuesdays from 2:45-3:30.
Math Enrichment Club: Adviser: Connie Jones
The first Math Enrichment Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, starting September 27th from 2:45-4:00 p.m. in room 220. The Math Enrichment Club is designed for students in grades 6 through 8 interested in challenging math problems and exploring a variety of engaging activities. Participants will learn about Fractals, Pascal's Triangle, Fibonacci Sequence, MathCounts, and more.
For additional information about MathCounts visit http://www.mathcounts.org/
Please contact Mrs. Jones if you have any questions. email@example.com
Science Olympiad Adviser: Mr. Keenan Grace
The Science Olympiad is a nationwide organization dedicated to promoting science education through conducting competitive science tournaments. About 15,000 schools nationwide participate.
At a tournament, teams of up to 15 students compete in about 23 different science events that cover many different areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. Some events require constructing a project ahead of time. Others involve on the spot application of skills to a given problem. In most events, students compete in pairs, and a typical student enters three different events during the day. Awards at the end of the day include medals for individual students placing in an event, and cumulative scores yielding overall team placement at the tournament.
Teams spend months preparing for the big competition, all the while learning new things and making new friends. The tournament is an exhausting but exciting day, and the winners get to go to nationals.
Science Research Club: Adviser: to be announced
An opportunity for 6th, 7th & 8th grade students to showcase their creativity by constructing inventions or carrying out independent scientific research. Students will brainstorm an idea with the teacher as their mentor and carryout their research or construct an original prototype. All projects will be showcased at a science research fair in January. Students will also choose another venue in which to showcase their work depending on their project. In the past, our students have successfully competed both regionally and nationally in such events as CT state Science Fair, CT Invention Convention, Siemen's Shave the World Challenge and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The club will Meet ...
Robotics Club: Adviser: Mr. Brinck
The CMS Robotics Program offers students the opportunity to get hands-on experience programming robots to solve problems. The Program uses LEGO MINDStorm robots and a computer program that allows visual programming of the robots. Students will learn how to program the robots to accomplish tasks of varying complexity. Meets Tuesdays 3-4:15 Starting on Nov 14th for 8 weeks at CMS, rm. 212.
Photo Club: Adviser: Ms. Beggs & Ms. Kangro
Open to all grades (max 10 students- cameras will be provided). Additional students who bring their own Digital SLR (and manual) will also be admitted (up to 5). Students will become more familiar with the technical aspects of a SLR camera and how to operate it, construct photographs with an artful composition in mind, and learn how to upload their images while utilizing Iphoto. They will also use the Mac as an editing tool or a digital darkroom. Once per week for 6 weeks. Day/Time TBD
Yearbook: Advisers: Ms. Quinn
The CMS Yearbook club is open to students in grades 6-8. It meets on select Thursdays from 2:45-3:30 beginning on October 9th. Coleytown’s Yearbook captures important events and memories from the middle school experience, and is a representation of the hard work and creativity of the club members. Student members participate in: designing the layout, creating pages, organizing student surveys, selecting themes, gathering information, taking photos, and more!
The Colt School Newspaper: Adviser: to be announced
The Colt meets on Wednesdays from 2:45 - 3:45 in the computer lab (212) each week. The Colt is a "Green Friendly" online newspaper written for students, by students and features local, national, and international news that our members find relevant for their peers to be informed about. The club members include writers, editors, photographers, and a cartoonist.
Sixth Grade Fall Musical Director: Ben Frimmer
A non-competitive program using a Disney musical as our performance vehicle. Students work on a variety of theatrical skills including acting, singing, dancing, and audition preparation. This is a great way for students to have a general introduction to theatre and Coleytown Company. Each Fall a handful of eighth graders are also selected to serve as student leaders for this program.
All School Musical Coleytown Company Director: Ben Frimmer
This more competitive program is designed for students in all grades. All students may audition for an on stage role (cast size is limited). Students in grades 7 & 8 may apply for our technical theatre program. Students in this program will learn basic tech skills which will culminate with constructing part of our production set and serving as running crew for the production.
A mandatory parent/student meeting will be held in November for our All School Musical. Any child wanting to participate in any way must attend the meeting with a parent or guardian.
MUSIC - check the CMS Music page for detailed info
Chamber Orchestra Director: Mrs. Shannon For all students by audition; group will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 – 7:45 AM
Stage Band Director: Mr. Forgey For all students by audition; group will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:15 – 7:45 AM
Camerata Singers Director: Ms. Saperstein For all students by audition; group will meet Mondays and Fridays 7:15 AM – 8:00 AM in Room 235
Sixth Grade Chorus Director: Ms. Saperstein 7:15-8 AM every Friday for any students that wish to sing
Intramural Activities Ms. Petrella & Mr. Quiricone; coordinators
Intramurals for all grades will meet from 2:45 - 4:15 PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Pickup is at 4:15 sharp at the rock in the bus loop. Students are encouraged to read the intramural bulletin board and listen for intramural changes and announcements in PE classes and on CTV.
Fall – capture the flag, ultimate Frisbee, soccer, flag football
Winter – tumbling, badminton, basketball, mat-ball and floor hockey
Spring – volleyball, lacrosse, pickleball, wiffleball, rock climbing.