Clubs and Activities
CTV (Coleytown Television): 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 & CMS Spirit Club (Coleytown Services Board): Advisers: Sarah Webster & Allison Beggs
CSB, is the student government here at CMS. CSB is comprised of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. CSB meets monthly 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: Note: Not meeting during the 20-21 school year
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!
Expressions Literary Magazine: Adviser: Emily Sawyer email@example.com
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.
CMS Eco-Squad Advisor: Linda Kangro
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 After school Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:00pm. thru June 15th. - virtual meetings - feel free to jump in the call as soon as you get home from school.
ZOOM link to virtual Eco Squad meetings: https://westportps-org.zoom.us/j/87693755104
Math Counts: Note: Not meeting during the 20-21 school year
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 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: Note: Not meeting during the 20-21 school year
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: Note: Not meeting during the 20-21 school year
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: Note: Not meeting during the 20-21 school year
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Colt School Newspaper: Note: Not meeting during the 20-21 school year
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.
Director: Ben Frimmer
Coleytown Company, our own nationally recognized theatre program, presents a series of theatrical events each year. This year our focus is on a streamed musical theatre revue starring our oldest students and a few special guests.
Chamber Orchestra Director: Mr. Brown meets 7:30 - 8:15 each Tuesday morning in the auditorium beginning 3/9. Students should arrive between 7:15 - 7:20. If interested, contact Mr. Brown
Stage Band Director: Mr. Forgey For all students by audition; group will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 – 7:50 AM
Camerata Note: Not meeting during the 20-21 school year
Singers Director: TBA all students by audition; group will meet 7 -7:50 am Mondays BMS 280 & Tuesdays BMS292
Sixth Grade Chorus Director: Mr. Thomas 7:15-8 AM every Friday for any students that wish to sing
Intramural Activities Ms. Petrella & Mr. Quiricone; coordinators
Intramurals begins Tuesday, March 2nd
- Days: Every Tuesday & Thursday Morning
- Time: 7:30 - 8:00 am