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.

     

  • Choir

    Sheet music on piano keys

    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.

    Most 6th Graders can schedule Choir as a quarter-long elective.

    Year-long Choir is open to 7th and 8th Grade Students. 

    Yearly Fees are $60 for 7th Grade students and $80 for 8th Grade students.

    Choir Teachers:

    Ms. Clare Dardis 720-886-5114

    cdardis@cherrycreekschools.org

    Mr. Rockne Newell 720-886-5118

    rnewell2@cherrycreekschools.org

  • Drama Club

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    Students are involved in the social, technical and performance aspects of theater. They have two productions each year: a Play in the Fall, and a Musical in the Spring.

    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:

    Bob Black:720-886-5140

    rblack5@cherrycreekschools.org

    Clare Dardis: 720-886-5118 

    cdardis@cherrycreekschools.org

    Stacey Sarjeant: 720-886-5141 

    ssarjeant@cherrycreekschools.org

  • G-STEM

    Three girls inside a space simulator

    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.

    G-STEM Sponsors:

    Ms. Alisa Thomas 720-886-5124

    athomas49@cherrycreekschools.org

    Ms. Amanda Palmer 720-886-5163

    apalmer11@cherrycreekschools.org

  • Girls Who Code

    Computer screen showing some lines of computer 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.

    Club Sponsor:

    Ms. Alisa Thomas 70-886-5124

    athomas49@cherrycreekschools.org

  • Jazz Band

    Bins of vinyl records with a sign above them saying "Jazz"

    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.

    Group practices Wednesdays after school, from 3:45 - 4:45, September - April.

    Club Sponsor:

    Mr. Evan Geiger 720-886-5117

    egeiger3@cherrycreekschools.org

  • Math League/Math Counts

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    Every week from September to December, math lovers meet 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

    cdutell@cherrycreekschools.org

    Brad Woodworth: 720-886-5168

    bwoodworth@cherrycreekschools.org

  • National Junior Honor Society

    Logo for 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 meets the first Wednesday of each month, from 3:45 - 4:45 pm.  There are extra meetings prior to Thanksgiving, and initiation in April.

    NJHS Sponsors:

    Ms. Ginny Bludeau 720-886-5111

    vbludeau2@cherrycreekschools.org

    Ms. Kristin Cardillo 720-886-5156

    kcardillo@cherrycreekschools.org

  • No Place For Hate

    No Place For Hate Logo

    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 meets during the school day, with meetings lasting approximately 30 minutes.  The group sponsors alternate the class periods missed.  There is also one day-long training in October.  Additional time commitments may be scheduled to conduct initiatives decided by the group.

    Regular meeting dates are: Oct. 9, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 16, Feb. 3, March 12, April 9, May 14.

    Group Sponsors:

    Ms. Jessica Kendall 720-886-5267

    jkendall@cherrycreekschools.org

    Ms. Brooke Tepe 720-886-5276

    btepe@cherrycreekschools.org

    Mr. David Torfin 720-886-5223

    dtorfin@cherrycreekschools.org

  • Orchestra

    A row of 10 violins on a shelf

    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.

    Fees will apply if students are renting an instrument.

    Orchestra Teacher:

    April Penney 720-886-5142

    apenney@cherrycreekschools.org

  • Percussion Ensemble

    Drums, cymbols and xylophone

    This volunteer group will begin after Fall Break as an opportunity for percussion students to grow their skills and experience a different group dynamic. We will meet on Mondays after school and the group is 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.

    The group meets on Tuesdays after school, from 3:45 - 4:45, October - April.

    There is no fee to participate.

    Club Sponsor:

    Mr. Evan Geiger 720-886-5117

    egeiger3@cherrycreekschools.org

  • Robotics Club

    A blue and greay VEX robot vehicle

    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 meets on Thursdays after school, from 3:45 - 4:45, from mid-September to early March.

    Open to all students.

    Yearly cost is $30

    Club Sponsor:

    Mr. Kelly Gentry 720-886-5143

    kgentry@cherrycreekschools.org

  • Sisterhood

    World Map highlighting Africa

    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, October - April

    Sisterhood sponsor:

    Allison Garvey 720-886-5226

    aburton11@cherrycreekschools.org

  • SPECTRUM

    Rainbow colored flag

    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 meets during the school day on the first Thursday of the month, alternating between 1st and 7th periods, from September - May.

    Group Sponsors:

    Ms. Brooke Tepe 720-886-5276

    btepe@cherrycreekschools.org

    Mr. David Torfin 720-886-5223

    dtorfin@cherrycreekschools.org

    Ms. Melissa Whyman 720-886-5172

    mwhyman2@cherrycreekschools.org

  • Video Game Design Club

    Video game screen with player names and scores

    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 meets every Tuesday after school, from 3:45 - 4:45 pm, September to early March

    Open to all students

    Yearly club fee is $30.

    Club Sponsor:

    Mr. Jim Liebenow 720-886-5146

    jliebenow@cherrycreekschools.org

  • WEB Leaders

    Two lions beside a tree with mountains in the background

    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 the 3rd Thursday of each month, August - May, during 8th Grade Lunch.

    WEB Sponsors:

    Ms. Kaylee Oberlies 720-886-5113

    koberlies@cherrycreekschools.org

    Dr. Myka Raymond 720-886-5112

    mraymond3@cherrycreekschools.org

    Mr. Ben Summers 720-886-5162

    bsummers6@cherrycreekschools.org