Volunteer Opportunities

Fall Fest logoFall Fest

When: Friday, October 7

Our PTA is seeking adult volunteers for setup and to serve as chaperones for a student dance held after school on Friday, October 7. If you can help, please use the SignUpGenius to confirm whether you will be helping set up or chaperone. Thank you!

 

A product image of a can of Pringles brand chips.Pringles Cans for Coding

When: ongoing throughout the year

Mr. Wooldridge is collecting empty Pringles cans of any size to use for a coding project with his Computer Applications classes, which is offered every trimester. If you have empty cans you would like to donate, they may be sent to the school office or with your student to his classroom.

 

 

An illustration of two bottles of bottled water.Bottled Water

When: ongoing throughout the year

The school has a limited amount of bottled water available for students that do not bring a refillable water bottle with them to use at school. Families and community members that would like to donate bottled water to the school may call the office at 303-982-3056 to make arrangements.

 

Illustration of a plant in a handWest Jeff Middle Garden

When: ongoing throughout the year

Are you interested in helping plan, construct, or fundraise for a school garden? We plan to start construction of a school garden on our campus. To help this project get underway, we need help with reaching out for donations of funds and materials (tools, soil, wood for raised beds, seed, plants, etc.), holding fundraisers, grant writing and community outreach.

The garden will serve as a place for teachers to incorporate outdoor lessons into their classes and provide a beautiful space for after school clubs to use. Our students will have opportunities to learn about growing food and crops in a high-altitude environment and the chance to work through the unique challenges of food and plant production in the arid mountains.

Denver Urban Gardens has committed to support us as an affiliate garden, which will provide us with expert help in planning and construction, as well as curriculum support for our faculty and students. If you are interested in any aspect of helping get our garden off the ground this spring, please contact Kate Broyles at [email protected].

 

School StoreSchool Store

When: last Friday of the month during lunches

The PTA seeks adult volunteers to help staff the school store sales during lunches on the last Friday each month. Please email [email protected] with questions or to volunteer.

 

Let's celebrate the graduate!8th Grade Continuation

When: ongoing during the year, event is [DAY OF WEEK], May [DD]

Our PTA plans and puts on an evening celebration just for 8th grade students on the day of the 8th grade Continuation ceremony. A PTA committee usually begins meeting mid-year to plan the event, then shares information on donation and volunteer needs in the weeks prior to the event.

 

DonorsChooseDonorsChoose

When: throughout the year

There are classroom projects posted by individual teachers from our school on DonorsChoose, a not-for-profit crowdfunding platform for schools.

 

Watch D.O.G.S.Watch D.O.G.S.

When: throughout the year

Be a positive male role model in our school for at least one day, all day. Interested? Sign up online, then stop by the school office one week before their first volunteer time to begin the background check process. For more information or to sign up at WJMS, email Bryan Broyles at [email protected].


Colorado TSAPre-Engineering Program

When: throughout the year

Opportunities for involvement include:

  • presenting to pre-engineering or robotics students;

  • mentoring students in pre-engineering classes or the Technology Student Association;

  • participating in twice-a-year meetings for the Conifer-area Career and Technology Education (CTE) advisory committee, which helps shape the future curriculum and direction of the pre-engineering/robotics classes.

If interested, please contact Mr. Peel. Scheduling is flexible.

 

A tree cookie name tagTree Cookies/Tree Discs

When: anytime during the year

Each year, our sixth grade team needs about 250 round pieces of wood that are about 5-6 inches in diameter and up to an inch thick. They are used as name tags during the week of Outdoor Lab, so they will need a small hole drilled near the edge. Please see the sample image for how they are used; please contact Mrs. Buffington if you can help or have additional questions.

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