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CLUB ACTIVITY  & Advisor

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CTV
Advisor:  Rob Rogers

Each day begins with a live broadcast from 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 (Coleytown Service/Spirit Board) 
Advisors:  Allison Beggs & Sarah Webster

CSB is Coleytown Service/Spirit Board and is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. This club is for students who want to work together with students from ALL grades to promote school spirit and service. CSB meets at least once per month to create and coordinate many activities, such as school-wide spirit days, fundraisers, and drives to raise money & collect items for local and national charities as well as coordinate events like an end-of-the-year talent show.

Media Club
Advisor:  Rob Rogers

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 video recording and editing. In addition, members create graphics, animation, videos, and games too!

Image Literary Magazine
Adviser: Emily Diggs ediggs@westportps.org

We are a literary magazine club where students write and publish their own work via a website. Students who join should enjoy writing, have pieces of writing they want to publish, and come to meetings with ideas to write about. We also sponsor contests throughout the year to engage the whole school in creative writing. Open to students from grades 6-8, the Image Student Editors meet after school.

CMS Eco-Squad     Advisors: Catherine Ferreri and Jo Fasciolo

 

The goal of this club is to reduce CMS’s carbon footprint. The CMS Eco Squad will employ a variety of approaches to raise awareness and activate our school community. The students and advisors will educate students on what they could be doing to help reduce our carbon footprint.

Grades 6, 7, and 8  No application required, no costs

Meets Before school Thursday mornings from 8:00- 8:25 in room 222.

Please email cferreri@westportps.org or jfasciolo@westportps.org for more information.

Math Counts
Advisor: TBD

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/

Science Olympiad Advisor: TBD

Open to all middle school students, the Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing standards-based challenges to nearly 15,000 schools each year.

This student-led competition involves teams of 7-10 students that perform in up to 23 different STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) events. Some events require constructing a project ahead of time. Others involve ‘on-the-spot’ application of engineering skills to solve a problem. In most events, students compete in pairs, and a typical student enters three different team events during a tournament.

Science Research Club
Advisor:  TBD

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 
Advisor:  TBD

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.

Photo Club
Advisor:  TBD

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
Advisor: Ms. Quinn

The CMS Yearbook club is open to students in grades 6-8. 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! YEARBOOK CLUB meetings will be held on Tuesday mornings in room 116 from 7:30 am-8:00 am on the following dates: March 9, March 16, and March 23. Please email cquinn@westportps.org for more information.

The Colt School Newspaper     
Advisor:  Ms. Socha

 

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. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays after school from 3:15 to 4:15 in the LMC or in room 131.

THEATRE
Director: Ben Frimmer

Coleytown Company, our own nationally recognized theatre program, presents a series of theatrical events each year.
Website LINK


FALL 2022 - HOW I BECAME A PIRATE:
Our fall musical, How I Became a Pirate is an excellent opportunity for our youngest students to perform on stage in a “non-competitive” setting. Students will rehearse on Mondays and Thursdays (with some extra days added in the week before and week of the show) from 3:15 - 5:00. A select number of 8th graders will be chosen to serve as student directors.
 
Participation open to all 6th grade students (no audition necessary).
***8th grade students interested in student directing should reach out to Mr. Frimmer directly
Performance Date: Friday, November 18th at 6:00pm

SPRING 2023 - THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical
Coleytown Company is one of the first theaters in the country to be given the rights to this amazing Broadway musical. Based on the Percy Jackson book series, The Lightning Thief: the Percy Jackson Musical has “one foot in Harry Potter and another in Dear Evan Hansen” (Chicago Tribune). Broadway News called it “Hadestown for kids!”.

This more competitive Spring show has opportunities for actors and technicians alike.
Performance opportunities: Students grades 6-8
Tech Crew opportunities: Students in grades 7 and 8
Performance Dates: March 31 - April 2

More information can be found on our website or by contacting Mr. Frimmer at bfrimmer@westportps.org

Music

Chamber Orchestra Director: Mr. Brown
Auditions will be late September - specific dates will be posted and emailed soon.  Chamber meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays before school from 7:30 - 8:20am.   If interested, contact Mr. Brown

Wind Ensemble -  Director: Mr. Forgey
Auditions will be late September - specific dates will be posted and emailed soon. Audition music will be posted on Schoology very soon.Wind Ensemble  will meet Wednesday and Fridays 7:30 – 8:15 AM.

 

Camerata - Director: Mr. Phillips
Camerata is CMS’s elite choral ensemble which meets before school on Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-8:20am.  Enrollment/Participation is by audition and students who are chosen receive extra credit points every quarter towards their final grades. Any student who is part of a music ensemble is allowed to audition for this group. The membership of the group will include primarily 7th and 8th students. Exceptional 6th grade students will also be considered.  Everyone is encouraged to audition.  Rehearsals are scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday before school.  Extra credit is provided for students who audition.

Click here for more information including the schedule, audition times, and other various pieces of information. In addition, feel free to reach out to Mr. Phillips directly at jphillips@westportps.org

ATHLETICS

Intramural Activities Coordinators: Ms. Petrella & Mr. Quiricone

Intramurals begins Tuesday, September 20

Days: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Morning

‚óŹ       Time: 7:40-8:20

CLICK HERE for permission slip and more info

UBU Club (You Be You)
Advisors: Jen Peppe & Cherie Balkcom

Providing a safe and supportive environment for students to advocate, explore and create a more inclusive school community.

Tentatively meeting the third Thursday of the month from 3:15-4 pm beginning September 22nd.