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Canyon Ridge Groups and Activities


Student Council
Carla Bennett, Sponsor

Grade Levels - 5 through 8
Meetings -  1st Friday of each month at 7:30 a.m. in Mrs. Bennett's classroom
Purpose - The purpose of Student Council is to ensure all student voices are being heard. Student Council members approve all school wide fundraisers, plan school dances,volunteer for community events and promote school spirit. Student Council members are focused on being school wide leaders who communicate events to their homeroom classes .

NJHS
Sponsor TBD
Grade Levels - 
7 and 8
Meetings - TBD
Purpose - The purpose of this chapter shall be to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, to encourage the development of character, and to foster active citizenship in students of CRS

NEHS
Jennifer Klein, Sponsor
Grade Levels - 
4 through 6
Meetings - 1st Thursday of each month at 7:15 a.m. beginning on September 2, 2021
Purpose - The NEHS chapter at Canyon Ridge provides opportunities for students to become ambassadors for our school and take on community service projects. Our focus is on leadership, scholarship, responsibility, and service.

Library Crew
Liana Gillespie, Sponsor
Grade Levels - 
4 through 8
Meetings - Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Media Center, beginning  on a date TBD
Purpose - Students assist in upkeep of the library, cleaning iExplore and Depco Labs, and setting up for activities in iExplore. This is an open club. Students attend when they are able. Attendance will only be taken for the purposes of the celebration invitations at the end of the year

Yearbook
Lilly Islas, Sponsor
Grade Levels - 
6 through 8
Meetings - Thursdays from 3:20 - 4:10 p.m. in Ms. Islas' classroom beginning on September 8, 2021
Purpose -  Students will use an online program to create the school yearbook. They will be responsible for taking pictures, designing and editing pages, setting appointments with staff, and working within a deadline. There will be opportunities for individual and collaborative work to complete their book. Students must be willing to commit to one day per week per quarter.

Cougar Choir
Amanda Mutai, Sponsor
Grade Levels - 
3 through 5
Rehearsals - Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. beginning on Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Purpose - Canyon Ridge Choral program is designed to create an opportunity for students to experience musical excellence in learning music and performing choral concerts. Students will also be encouraged to learn more about their own voice and to gain skills necessary to see musical and vocal growth. For the Canyon Ridge Cougar Choir specifically the purpose is to give students first hand experience at reading music, expressing music, and performing music as they grow as musicians.

Canyon Singers
Amanda Mutai, Sponsor
Grade Levels - 
6 through 8
Rehearsals -  Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Purpose - Canyon Ridge Choral program is designed to create an opportunity for students to experience musical excellence in learning music and performing choral concerts. Students will also be encouraged to learn more about their own voice and to gain skills necessary to see musical and vocal growth. For the Canyon Ridge Canyon Singers specifically the purpose is to give students first hand experience at developing previously learned skills and adding depth of knowledge in both layering musical vocal parts, exploring new performance venues, and expanding musical repertoire.
SWAG
Eva Galindo,  Sponsor
Grade Levels - 
8th Grade
Meetings - Bi-weekly on Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:00 a.m. beginning on Thursday, September 9, 2021
Purpose -  The purpose of SWAG is to ensure all 8th grade voices are being heard. SWAG will work throughout the year to plan 8th grade activities to promote school spirit. Students will act as leaders to plan these activities.

iExplore After School
Liana Gillespie, Sponsor
Grade Levels - 
3 through 8
Meetings - TBD
Purpose - 
Students will be able to explore their interests. They will have access to 3-d printer, Dash and Dot, Cue, Sphero, computes, games, crafts, a sewing machine, and more.

Volleyball Open Gym
Coaches Richardson and DeBrito, Sponsors
Grade Levels -
All girls in Grades 6 through 8
Gym Times - 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. on August 25, September 8, September 15 and September 22, 2021
Purpose - Work on volleyball skills for tryouts

Art Cast
Kristie Crane, Sponsor
Grade Levels - 
5 through 8
Meetings - Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sessions -
  • Session 1 - September 15 to November 17
  • Session 2 - December 1 to February 2
  • Session 3 - February 23 - April 20
Cost is $10 per session
Purpose - 
ART CAST is a time for students to get creative and make art. CAST stands for Creative Artist Studio Time. This is an afterschool activity that is offered only to students in grades 5 through 8. The ART CAST will be a student lead time where they will decide on what to create and what media to use. Students will have access to supplies and teacher guidance. Due to the high interest in the art activity, there will be three separate 8-week sessions. Each session will take place on Wednesdays from 3pm to 4pm in the art room. Students can sign up for just one, two, or even all three if they like.