Co-Curricular Activities

Co-Curricular Activities

At Coal Ridge Middle School we offer a plethora of clubs and activities so that every child has a place where they feel they belong.

100 Mile Club is a place to get exercise and hang out with friends!  We meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4:30. If the weather is nice we run and walk outside, when it gets cold we will stay inside.  It costs $20 to participate, and as you reach milestones you get prizes!  

25 miles = a free t-shirt! 

Art Club meets on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-4:25 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!

Does the rhythm of music move you? Dance club could be the club for you! This student run club gives students an opportunity to explore dance and perform in at least one performance.

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.

Are you passionate about making a difference? This club will look at the conservation efforts made at Coal Ridge and will brainstorm ways to improve our school.  Eco Club will meet on Tuesdays from 3:00 – 4:30 pm.

Gaming Club, known in previous years as Card Club, is a place for students who love all varieties of table-top gaming to come and find people to play against as well as new games to learn. The main three categories of gaming we have on a weekly basis are a Dungeons and Dragons group who role play through a story line every week together, a trading card group who play games like Magic the Gathering and Pokemon together, and a board game group which focuses both on small and fast paced card games like Uno and also more traditional board games such as Pandemic and Ticket to Ride. We meet every Monday from 3:00 until 4:30pm in Mr. Lamonte’s classroom, B206. His classroom is located upstairs in the 7th grade hallway.

Virtual homework club is up and running.  We will be offering additional help to students who need it every Monday – Thursday after school from 3:15-4:15 pm.  

Homework Help Schedule: 

Monday: Root
Tuesday: Lamonte
Wednesday: Pullen
Thursday: Lamonte

Students can find the teachers’ WebEx codes in the Advisory slide show.

Please call the front office if you have any questions.

“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.

Every Monday with the exception of holidays, FHS orchestra students will be visiting with Mr. Liss! Orchestra club offers a great opportunity for students to connect with high school peers and receive free one-on-one instruction specific to their instrument. Students will develop a stronger sense of belonging and ownership.  

The Robotics Team meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:30 pm in the Tech Lab B216. The season runs from September through March. If you would like to learn more about  building, designing, coding, or driving robots be sure to apply!

We are also looking for parent volunteers to help in a broad range of commitment levels including coaching, fundraising, grant writing and contributing snacks.

Did you know Colorado is a destination for rock climbers from all over the world? Have you ever wanted to try rock climbing but didn’t know where to start? Well, now you can learn right here at CRMS!  Join the Climbing Club beginning this November. Rock climbing club will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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 Makerspace.  

STEM will be meeting on Tuesdays from 3-4:30 in the RaD Lab 

Yearbook is the club that captures the best moments of our school year. At the end of each year we pick 15-20 8th graders to be part of this awesome club and class. Our goal for the year is to make a book of memories we will cherish forever.