Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities

Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities at CRMS

Orchestra Club

Orchestra club will meet two times a week.  This is a time for students who are interested in Advanced/Pops Orchestra. This club is open to students in all three grade levels and provides a time for students interact and collaborate across grade levels as well as a time to brainstorm ways to raise performance standards in the classroom.  Oh, and we'll probably eat pizza, too :) For more information, contact Monica Smilely.

Private Lesson Club

Once a month, students will be able to receive a FREE lesson specific to their instrument! Depending on the instrument, the lessons might be taught by Ms. Smiley or other highly qualified individuals. This is a great chance for your student to get the extra help they need on their instrument of choice. For more information, contact Monica Smiley.



Drama Club provides an opportunity for students to work as a co-operative team in the mounting of a spring theatrical productions. Students will have the opportunity to act, design, build, publicize, run lights, engineer sound and manage under the supervision of the staff members who advise on the artistic, business and technical aspects of a production.  Drama Club is a great place to explore one’s creativity, master self-discipline and presentation skills as well as make lasting friendships.  For more information, contact Matt Romig or Layla Bowes.



The school yearbook staff is a daily class for eighth grade students that have completed an application process the previous spring as seventh graders. This staff will, over the course of the school year, chronicle all the events, moments, and memories of the school year, culminating with the yearbook's publishing in May! Students on yearbook staff take all the photos, write all the text and design all the pages of our 72 pages of full color (and hard cover) excellence! The Coal Ridge yearbook was recently named to Jostens Yearbook's Look Book, making it one of the top yearbooks in the nation!  For more information, contact Adam Wellington.

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Geo Bee

Do you know your 50 states and capitals? Do you find maps interesting? Are world cultures and languages intriguing? Then Geography Bee Club is for you! Before the club begins, social studies teachers will conduct the school geography bee in conjunction with National Geographic. Once the school bee is complete, the Geo Bee Club begins second semester to prepare any interested students for the District Geography Bee, an event that brings most of the middle schools in the district together each spring. Coal Ridge has won the District Bee twice, and is looking for a third win! Talk to any social studies teacher for more info, Mr. Wellington in eighth grade, or listen/look for more announcements later in the year!


STEM Explorers

The STEM Explorer’s, formally MESA Programs, unique mission is to encourage, motivate, support and prepare students for success in the pursuit of undergraduate degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). STEM Explorer students prepare for and explore these professions through collaborative projects focused on building math, science, technology, and communication skills. This year’s theme is Maker and students will have the opportunity to explore and create in CRMS’s Maker Space.  The club meets after school every other week.  For more information, contact Karen Hoppis.


Art Club

Art Club meets on Tuesday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 pm.  It is a time to draw, paint, sculpt and be creative with other enthusiastic artists.  Art Club is a time to create your own projects that you might not have time to make during class.  We work with pencils, colored pencils, markers, Sharpies, watercolor and acrylic paints - and sometimes even clay!  The best part about Art Club is that it's FREE - all supplies are provided free of charge.  Come check it out and have fun creating with your friends! For questions contact Nathan Abrahams.


National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

"The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929." -


At CRMS students are expected to volunteer 8 hours at school and 8 hours out of school. Last year our group volunteered for over 1600 hours! NJHS also runs the canned food drive and fundraiser for the Weld County Food Bank each December as well as other donations throughout the year. Last year our donations to the food bank and the Leukemia and Lymphoma society totaled $400. NJHS helps to create a sense of community within school by hosting a dance as well as other events. NJHS meets on Thursdays after school. For more information, contact Julie Lyddan.


Card Club

Miss Horsch hosts Card Club once a week for an hour after school in her room. If you like to playing card games and have your own cards for Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, or Magic the Gathering, you can meet others with the same interest and play. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are welcome. For more information, contact Mallory Horsch.


Geek Squad

Offers the opportunity for students develop leadership skills as they troubleshoot technology issues across the school. Geek Squad is an elective class and meets in the library. Students will be trained in the technology, no experience necessary. All students are welcome; sixth graders can apply second semester.  For more information about how to apply contact Karen Hoppis.


At The Ridge TV

Lights! Camera! Action! “At the Ridge” is coming to CRMS!

“At the Ridge” is an after-school club where 7th and 8th grade students get to film and create their very own television program. With the support of Mrs. Vogelsberg and Mrs. Delgado students will meet twice a week to produce a monthly telecast to promote, inspire, and showcase CRMS school pride, culture, and academic successes! If you are a student with the passion for filmmaking, producing, script writing, acting or film editing than “At the Ridge” is the club for you! Contact Mrs. Vogelsberg for more information.


Homework Club

Students, do you need a quiet place with access to wifi and computers after school? Would you love to have a teacher available to answer those homework questions? Then homework club is for you! Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 - 4 p.m. No need to sign up ahead of time but once you sign in, all students must stay until 4 p.m. unless signed out by a parent. Meet in the IMC!




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