Clubs & Programs

During the School Day

Advise Clubs

Advise ClubsDuring second and third trimesters, Advise teachers host interest-oriented clubs once a week. Students sign up at the start of each trimester.

Past clubs have included anime, art, board and card games, chess, coloring, Doctor Who, film, glee club, Hogwarts, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, logic, loom knitting, paper engineering, poetry, reading, science, science fiction, sewing, skeptics, SMARTBoard gaming, sports, trivia, vision boards, and yoga.

 

Gifted and Talented

Jeffco Gifted and TalentedStudents in the GT Center program at our school may take differentiated GT courses in English/Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies. (To keep in line with state and national course naming conventions, all science classes are STEM Science.)

All students with an ALP are scheduled into an elective once per year and offered open library/lab time by grade level during Advise once or twice a month for to work on tasks related to their goal or other individual or small group activities. Please visit our Gifted and Talented page for more information on the program and current opportunities for families.

 

Green Team

Green TeamSponsors: Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Buffington

Green Team is a student group that plans and leads energy conservation projects. Our school won the fall 2016 cohort of the ReNew Our Schools energy conservation competition, which resulted in an upgrade to LED lighting in the library and its lab.

Meeting dates and times will be posted on the school's calendar. Please see our Green Team page for more information.

 

Outdoor Lab

Outdoor LabOutdoor Lab gives Jeffco students an opportunity for hands-on learning experiences in outdoor settings. Students spend their days outdoors on educational hikes and learning skills such as archery, working with leaders from Jeffco high schools, teachers from the visiting schools, and Outdoor Lab staff. No other district in the state has a week-long program to send students away and learn on property that the district owns.

2022-2023 West Jeff sixth graders will attend Jeffco Outdoor Lab School during the week of December 12, 2022.

 

WEB Leaders

WEB: Where Everybody BelongsSponsors: Mrs. Buffington and Mr. Keane

WEB, which stands for Where Everybody Belongs, is a middle school orientation and transition program. Eighth grade WEB Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide sixth graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to middle school through activities, support, and encouragement.

April 2021 WEB Recruitment Slide Deck

 

Outside of the School Day

Additional local extracurricular activities may be advertised in our Weekly Wednesday Update and on our Community Calendar page.


Destination ImagiNationDestination ImagiNation

Destination ImagiNation® is a community-based, school-friendly program that takes the ideas of creativity, problem-solving and teamwork and packages them in a fun and meaningful program. Based on the concept of divergent thinking - understanding that there is more than one way to solve a problem - Destination ImagiNation® encourages children to build on their strengths and to discover skills they never knew they possessed, be they technical, theatrical, analytical, comic, linguistic, musical... the list goes on.

Adult volunteers to mentor and manage teams can help expand the Destination ImagiNation® program at our school. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Laurie Woulfe at [email protected].

 

Don't be afraid to take whisks.FACS Club

Sponsors: Mrs. Buffington and TBA
Cost: none, students need to be picked up after school

FACS Club offers students the opportunity to level up their skills in cooking, sewing, and other areas traditionally taught in Home Economics class. Students are welcome to join anytime. Club meeting dates and times will be posted on the school's calendar.

 

Interact

Interact ClubSponsors: Mr. Squires and Mrs. Baker
Cost: none, students need to be picked up after school

Interact is a club for students to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about through opportunities for service projects, making international connections, and developing leadership skills. The club meets after school on selected afternoons – dates are posted on the school's calendar – and is mentored by the Rotary Club of Conifer. Please see our Interact page for more information.

 

Pride AlliancePride Alliance

Sponsor: TBD
Cost: free

The Pride Alliance creates a safe space for students to share the message of community and acceptance for all people. Members plan activities to educate our school and our community, promote Day of Silence on the second Friday in April and Day Without Hate on the last Friday in April, and enjoy connecting with each other. Club meeting dates and times will be posted on the school's calendar. Students interested in joining the group's Google Classroom may contact [CONTACT].

 

Sea Camp

Sea Camp

Sponsor: Mr. Malcolm
Cost: about $1200 (fall 2019)

Sea Camp is an optional summer trip for 7th graders (going into 8th grade). The program is a combination of marine science workshops and labs with field activities that include snorkeling in a marine reserve, a trip to sea on a marine research vessel, a visit to Sea World or the San Diego Zoo, study at Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Stephen Birch Aquarium, and exploration of living tide pools, kayaking and snorkeling in Mission Bay.

 

Technology Student Association

Colorado TSASponsors: Mr. Peel and Mr. Wooldridge
Cost: about $325, including state conference (fall 2019)

Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national leadership organization with opportunities in technology, innovation, design and engineering. Members apply STEM concepts through co-curricular programs. Students in TSA are clustered into Advise classes - 8th grade with Mr. Peel, 7th grade with Mr. Wooldridge. Student leaders within TSA attend the Fall Leadership Conference. All members participate in BEST Robotics during the fall and attend the Colorado TSA State Conference, which includes competition events, in February.

 

Sports Offered Outside of the School Day

Girls on the Run

Girls on the RunCost: $170 (spring 2022)

Girls on the Run is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls become more joyful, healthy, and confident following their fun, experience-based curriculum. Group goals include completing a 5K run/walk event in the community.

Registration opens on August 1 for the fall 2022 season. The program will meet in-person after school on [DAY OF WEEK] from [TIME] to [TIME] pm beginning [DAY OF WEEK], [MONTH] [DD]. The cost is $170 and includes a t-shirt and entry in [EVENT NAME] 5k on Saturday, [MONTH] [DD]. Girls will meet on the track outside of the school. If weather or public health conditions make meeting in-person inadvisable, a secure Zoom meeting link will be sent to participants at least 24 hours before the scheduled practice. Please contact coach Cathie Nicholson at [email protected]hselevated.com or 303-946-2332 with any questions or to inquire about scholarship opportunities.

 

Gold Crown Foundation

Gold Crown FoundationCost: $190 for volleyball (fall 2022), $220 for girls' basketball (spring 2023), practices and games may be at other locations

Gold Crown Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers youth sports and education programs throughout Colorado and surrounding states.

For fall 2022, girls' volleyball tryouts are 6 - 8 pm on Friday, August 19 at Conifer High School and practices will be twice a week in Conifer with league games on Sundays at the Gold Crown Fieldhouse in Lakewood. League play begins at the end of September, and culminates with a tournament at the end of October. For more information about girls' volleyball, please contact Laurie Eddy at [email protected].

For spring 2023 girls' basketball (November through February), registration is open through September 15, 2022 and practices will be twice a week in Conifer with league games once a week (not Sundays) at the Gold Crown Fieldhouse in Lakewood. Please contact Katie Ogdon at [email protected] or 303-358-4583 for more information or to register.

 

Jeffco League Middle School Sports

Evergreen Park and Recreation DistrictCost: $135-150 per season (fall 2022), students need to be picked up after school on practice days and at away games around south Jeffco

The Middle School Sports Program is offered after school by the district in partnership with local park and recreation districts. Practices and/or games against other schools are twice a week. Programs include cross country (August-October), flag football (August-October), volleyball (October-December), basketball (January-March), and track and field (March-May).

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