Activities and Clubs
We encourage student involvement in extra-curricular activities and clubs.
Most groups meet after school, from approximately 3:50 to 4:45 pm.
Some Clubs or Groups may have fees; others are at no cost.
Please see the information below for more specific information about the various groups.
Being a part of the Laredo choir department is an excellent way to grow as a vocalist and musician, as well as being able to expand musical creativity.
This is a class that meets during the school day.
All choirs perform concerts throughout the school year. Attendance at concerts is expected.
Concert dates are provided to each choir in advance and will be published on the school calendar. For first semester 2020, we will not be having concerts, however, due to the pandemic.
Most 6th Graders can schedule Choir as a quarter-long elective.
Year-long Choir is open to 7th and 8th Grade Students.
Yearly Fees will be implemented as needed during school year 2020 - 2021.
Mr. Richard Clark 720-886-5140
Students are involved in the social, technical and performance aspects of theater. They usually have two productions each year: a Play in the Fall, and a Musical in the Spring. During school year 2020 -2021 our Drama Club is not able to meet until health conditions and restrictions due to the pandemic improve.
There is a Fee to participate in Drama Club for both Tech students and Performers.
Some rehearsals will be held in the evening and/or on weekends as the start of each show approaches.
Club Sponsors are:
Stacey Sarjeant: 720-886-5141
Through Quarter 3 and Quarter 4, (January - May), girls meet bi-monthly to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math careers from women role models while participating in hands-on activities and Design Challenges led by those role models. Girls also participate in offsite outreach opportunities.
The ultimate goal of this academically focused group is to increase the number of women CCSD graduates who intend to pursue a career in the STEM professions following graduation, and address the shortage of women working in STEM.
Open to girls in Grades 6 & 7.
The group meets after school, from 3:45 - 4:45 in Room 204.
Clubs Dates (subject to change): Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, (Feb. 29:Trip: Expanding Your Horizons), March 9, March 30, April 13, April 27, May 19.
Ms. Alisa Thomas 720-886-5124
Girls Who Code
Girls decide on a Computer Science (CS) impact project and meet bi-monthly to solve real world problems they care about through code.
In a safe, supportive environment of peers and role models, girls learn programming languages, and learn to see themselves as computer scientists.
Girls learn confidence, time-management, teamwork and communication, and address the shortage of women working in Computer Science.
Ms. Alisa Thomas 70-886-5124
In this group, open to 7th and 8th grade band members, students will build on previous skills learned in band by rehearsing and performing jazz music including styles such as swing, funk, Latin and rock.
This is a volunteer group and will practice on Wednesdays after school.
Students in this group have passed an audition and understand their commitment to participate in every scheduled performance and rehearsal.
Interested students can see Mr. Geiger for more information.
Open to 7th and 8th grade band members after passing an audition. (6th grade band students with prior approval.)
Fee of $10 for Jazz T-shirt if not already owned.
We hope to be able to reinstitute Jazz Band once health conditions improve.
Mr. Evan Geiger 720-886-5117
Math League/Math Counts
This group is not currently meeting due to the pandemic.
In previous year the group meets every week from September to December, allowing math lovers to practice problem solving and deductive thinking to extend math curriculum taught in the classroom. Once a month, teams travel to other middle schools and compete against same grade peers. From December to March, students prepare to take part in the National Math Counts Competition.
Open to students in all grades.
No participation fee.
Group meets after school on Mondays, from 3:45 to 4:45 pm.
Date and locations of Math League Meets will be posted on the school's calendar.
Math League Sponsors:
Christine Dutell: 720-886-5101
Brad Woodworth: 720-886-5168
National Junior Honor Society
This organization rewards excellence and promotes service and leadership through various projects throughout the school year. Eighth grade students who meet academic criteria are invited to apply for membership in the spring of their seventh grade year, for active membership while in eighth grade.
NJHS Dues are $10 for the year.
The group usually meets the first Wednesday of each month, from 3:45 - 4:45 pm. However, due to the pandemic the gtroup will be involved virtually until further notice. There are extra activities for the Food Drive prior to Thanksgiving, and initiation in April.
Ms. Kristin Cardillo 720-886-5156
No Place For Hate
No Place for Hate was founded by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and works with schools to bring about a just, inclusive school environment that stands up against bias and bullying through the organization of school-wide initiatives. Students help make Laredo a respectful, welcoming environment!
The group is open to 7th and 8th grade students through an application process.
There is no cost to participate.
No Place For Hate generally meets during the school day, with meetings lasting approximately 30 minutes. Due to the pandemic, the group is temporarily on hold.
Ms. Jessica Kendall 720-886-5267
Ms. Brooke Tepe 720-886-5276
Mr. David Torfin 720-886-5223
The Laredo Orchestras develop musicianship through the study of string instruments.
Through their studies, students learn citizenship, self-discipline, respect for others, responsibility, dependability, teamwork and cooperation through music.
The orchestras are a curricular class that meets during the academic school day.
This is a year-long course.
Open to 6th Grade beginner students, and 7th and 8th grade students with at least one year of experience.
Attendance at concerts is expected. Dates to be provided to students in advance, and will be published on the school calendar. No concerts will be held during first semester, however, due to the pandemic.
Fees will apply if students are renting an instrument.
April Penney 720-886-5142
This volunteer group usually begins after Fall Break as an opportunity for percussion students to grow their skills and experience a different group dynamic. Due to the pandemic, the group is not currently meeting. If we are able to reinstitute Percussion ensemble the group will be open to percussionists in all grades.
Students in this group will work on percussion fundamentals as well as expanding their musical knowledge using literature specific to percussionists. Because each student will have their own part, it is essential that students who wish to be a part of this group make the commitment to be at every performance and rehearsal.
Percussionists from all instrumental classes are encouraged to join. Any non-percussion band student may join with approval from Mr. Geiger.
There is no fee to participate.
Mr. Evan Geiger 720-886-5117
The Laredo Robotics Club is a competitive, team-based club where students form teams and follow the engineering cycle to design a VEX IQ or VEX EDR robot that will be entered into one or more competitions that usually occur in January and February.
The Club is currently not meeting due to the pandemic.
Open to all students.
Yearly cost is $30
SPECTRUM is an LBGTQ student support group focusing on: Emotional Safety, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Anti-Bullying, Navigating Teen Relationships. Social Pressures, Caring Community, Sexual/Gender Identity, Sense of Self, Academic/Social Balance and Empowering Leadership.
This group is designed to help students improve their communication skills, understand and identify their emotions, and develop strategies to help handle their feelings appropriately.
This group also provides a chance for students to talk, listen and support each other.
Open to LBGTQ students with a parent permission slip
There is no cost to participate
The group meetings will be varied in format and timing, due to the pandemic.
Ms. Melissa Whyman 720-886-5172
Mr. Evan Geiger 720-886-5117
Video Game Design Club
In Video Game Design Club, students will learn to use some of the latest industry tools to create games of their own.
The format is open-ended with members learning from each other as well as the club sponsor.
Members will be able to team up or work alone on projects they are interested in pursuing.
There is no competition to prepare for at this time.
The group is currently not meeting due to the pandemic.
Open to all students
Yearly club fee is $30.
Mr. Jim Liebenow 720-886-5146
WEB, which stands for "Where Everyone Belongs", is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes 6th Graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout their first year of the middle school experience.
Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, the program trains 8th Graders to be WEB Leaders. As positive role models, WEB Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the 6th Graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to middle school and help facilitate 6th grade success.
WEB Leaders also volunteer at other school-related functions throughout the year, including Back-to-School Night, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and 6th Grade Welcome Night.
WEB Leaders are eighth grade students selected through an application process at the end of their seventh grade year.
Participation cost is $20 for the year.
Meetings are varied in timing and format due to the pandemic.
Ms. Kaylee Oberlies 720-886-5113
Dr. Myka Raymond 720-886-5112
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Sisterhood is an affinity group that addresses the needs, perspectives, and culture of young African American women. We work collectively with staff, students, parents, and community leaders to support the development of leadership skills, academic success, and positive social relationships.
The group is open to 8th Grade girls. Please contact an Administrator if you would like your child to be involved in Sisterhood.
There is no fee to participate.
Meeting dates TBD, depending on how the pandemic progresses.
Allison Garvey 720-886-5226