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 (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: Advisor: Emily Diggs email@example.com
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: Linda Kangro & Gray Taylor
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 Wednesday mornings from 7:45- 8:20am in room 232.
Please email Mrs. Kangro firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Math Counts: Advisor: Mr. Rudra
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. This club is currently being held online. Email Mr. Rudra if you are interested in participating email@example.com.
For additional information about MathCounts visit http://www.mathcounts.org/
Science Olympiad: Advisor: Lauren Amaturo
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.
Meets every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:20 to 4:30 in room 212.
State tournament will be in the spring.
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 203 341-1672
Thursday, March 24
Saturday, March 26 (virtual state competition @ CMS)
Tuesday, March 29
Wednesday, March 30
Wednesday, April 6
Wednesday, April 13 (last meeting of the year)
Science Research Club
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: Lauren Amaturo
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. Last meeting of the year for Robotics will be Wednesday, June 8th NOT June 15th.
Photo Club: Advisor:
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: Adviser: 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 email@example.com for more information.
The Colt School Newspaper: Advisor: Jennifer Socha firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colt is an online newspaper written and designed by students with an interest in journalism, writing, page design, and photography. The goal of the club is to involve students in the craft of journalism while also learning about the important role the media plays in keeping the community informed. The newspaper will feature relevant local, national, and international topics of interest to the middle school audience and will be a platform to express students’ opinions on various topics. We will be meeting on Tuesdays from 3:15- 4:15 pm. If students are unable to make a meeting, they should remain committed to their article deadlines. Reporters, writers, editors, photographers, and cartoonists are welcome.
THEATRE: Director: Ben Frimmer
Coleytown Company, our own nationally recognized theatre program, presents a series of theatrical events each year.
FALL 2021 - ALL TOGETHER NOW
Coleytown Company is back and in a big way. Our students will be performing on stage with ten of Broadway’s best. This evening will be filled with musical theatre classic songs from the Music Theatre International Catalog.
Participation open to 7th and 8th grade students
Performance Date: Saturday, November 13th at 7:00pm
SPRING 2021 - SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL
Coleytown Company is one of the very first amateur theatre programs to be given the rights to this exciting Broadway musical. With music from David Bowie, Sarah Bareilles, Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, and nearly 20 other well known rock and pop artists, this show is sure to be a hit for students and parents alike.
Performance opportunities open to ALL STUDENTS
Tech Crew opportunities open to students in 7th and 8th grade
Performance Dates: Friday, April 8 - Sunday April 10.
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
group will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 – 8:15 AM. If interested, contact Mr. Forgey.
Camerata: Director: Mr. Thomas
All students by audition; group will meet 7:30 -8:20 am Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 235. See the flyer for audition information.
Sixth Grade Chorus: Director: Mr. Thomas
Intramural Activities: Coordinators: Ms. Petrella & Mr. Quiricone
Intramurals begins Tuesday, September 21
- Days: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday Morning
- Time: 7:40 - 8:20 am
CMS Pride: Advisors: Jen Peppe & Cherie Balkcom
Day: The third Thursday of every month
Time: 3:15-4pm in the library
*Students must have a ride home at 4pm*