Extracurricular Activities


Forensics Team (Speech and Drama) is an interscholastic group that meets from October to February. The CMJH Forensics Team focus is on developing oral communication, reasoning, and speaking skills. All students may participate. We will meet at least once a week after school and participate in meets on Saturdays. There is a fee. Students compete in oral interpretation events including humor, poetry, readers' theatre, and drama. Students compete in acting events including Duet Acting, Storytelling, Creative Storytelling, and Solo Acting. Students compete in public speaking events such as Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Impromptu Speaking. Contact Mrs. Jaynes for more information.



Science Olympiad is a hands-on science curricula with highly engaging and interactive activities and events. It allows students to compete in various events in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Criteria to join:
* 7th or 8th grader @ CMJH
* Maintain "C's" or higher in all classes
* Students MUST be available for 2-Saturday competitions:
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 @ CSU-Pueblo
Saturday, April 10, 2021 @ TBA

* DEADLINE to ENTER and become a TEAM MEMBER is Friday, October 23 by 3:15pm

Meeting times:
Science Olympiad practice is during access. Therefore, if you choose to become a team member, your access will change to Coach Ogg’s access class. Science Olympiad is scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during access (2:39-3:15pm) and students can optionally work on their events on Mondays and Fridays. On Wednesdays, students will have an opportunity, after access, to come in after school from 3:15-4:00pm for additional time to work on their events. Wednesday after school is optional.

Additional Information regarding Science Olympiad:
Cost: FREE $0
Space is limited to 20 students MAX
Students will be provided with a FREE shirt and/or sweatshirt for competition

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact Coach Ogg jonogg@cmsd12.org or call 719-475-6120 Ext. 122.



The book club reads one book a month.  We meet on Thursday or Friday (depending on your cohort color as you only attend on your assigned in-person day) during the lunch hour in the library.  We alternate discussing the book one week and then we play games the next week. 
There is no criteria to join other than being a CMJH student!

Please contact Mrs. Guthrie, our librarian, with any questions. She can be reached at guthrie@cmsd12.org



Students play Dungeons and Dragons in groups of 4-6 with one dungeon master.  NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED.  

The club meets Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:15-4:00 in Mrs. Soto's classroom, rm. 15 (students only attend on their in-person days).

To join please contact Mrs. Soto at jsoto@cmsd12.org



Team works together to compete in First Lego League Competition
~See Mrs. Koselak in room 206 for an application through November 6th
~The group meets Tuesday mornings from 7:00 - 7:55 am and Wednesday afternoons from 3:15-4:45 pm


Meets every Thursday in Mrs. Soto's classroom, room 15,  from 3:15-3:45 pm 
~ Students only attend on their in-person day
~Contact Mrs. Soto for more information jsoto@cmsd12.org


The National Junior Honor Society promotes and recognizes accomplishments in scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship. This club is open to 8th graders with a 7th grade fall GPA of 3.8 or higher or a total 7th grade GPA of 3.8 or higher, and members are expected to maintain academic excellence. Students must also demonstrate strength of character, strong leadership skills, and be committed to academic performance and community service. Students must show evidence of 20 hours of community service (10 hours must be in service to or through CMJH activities sponsored by staff which benefit the school community) performed after induction. The National Junior Honor Society meets at least once a month on Mondays after school. Applications are available HERE and are due by March 12. 2021.


This local environmental science club, part of Colorado River Watch Network, has been learning how to monitor Cheyenne Creek, which flows along the south side of Canon School. Although this creek is one of several small natural waterways located on the west side of Colorado Springs, it is the only one that flows year round, right past a school. Naturally, it made sense to incorporate it into some form of science studies.

What is River Watch, you ask? "Real People doing Real Science for a Real Purpose"- community based science, ecology and environmental education. River Watch works with voluntary community stewards to monitor water quality and other indicators of watershed health and utilize this high quality data to educate citizens and inform decision makers about the condition of Colorado's waters. This data is also used in the Clean Water Act decision-making process.

Creek Club is a 25 year tradition in our district, currently open by application to seventh and eighth graders from Cheyenne Mountain Jr. High. Students meet twice a month on alternate Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 after school to do creek water testing, flow tests, water quality testing, and study the habitat. Most meetings are held across the street at Canon, and club members are outdoors for the majority of each meeting.

Students who are interested in the water quality in rivers in our state, enjoy chemistry experiments, like working in the outdoors, and want to help our community and state, will enjoy being a member of this 25 year old environmental science club. 

Contact Mr. Eick in Room 202 for more details or got to https://sites.google.com/cmsd12.org/mreickcmjh/creek-club




To be eligible to participate in jazz band, musicians must be enrolled in the band program. The only exception would be for a guitar player. Instruments taken for jazz band are alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, and drumset/vibes.

~Jazz Band meets Tuesday through Friday morning from 7:20-7:50 in the band room.

The CMJH Jazz Ensemble has performed 6 times since 2002 as a featured ensemble at the Colorado Music Educators Association clinic/conference! The band travels every year to either the UNC/Greeley Jazz festival, the 18th and Vine Jazz Festival in Kansas City, and the Legends Jazz Festival in Parker CO. The band has also been featured at the Colorado Association of Superintendents conference in Colorado Springs.

Over a hundred members of the band have been deemed "outstanding jazz musicians" at the various jazz festivals they've been entered in over the past 20 years!


Student Council (STUCO) assists in school activities, school improvement, and community service. Yearly, our major fundraising activities benefit Care and Share during the Harvest of Love Food Drive and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients. School activities include planning and decorating for the five school dances. Another responsibility of STUCO is selecting themes and promoting school spirit days. Ideally, the Council acts as a liaison with administration and the Parent Teacher Organization whenever possible and appropriate. Student Council is an access class, and students meet daily during the school week. Seventh grade representatives are appointed by their respective elementary schools to serve during their seventh grade year. Elections for officer (two co-presidents and activities director) and representative positions for eighth grade are held each spring for terms to be served the following school year. To be eligible for Student Council, students must have a 3.0 grade point average.

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