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Extracurricular Activities

Forensics

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.

National Junior Honor Society

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 for current 7th graders are due in mid March.  Students who are new to CMJH second semester who are interested in joining should contact Mr. Eick or Mrs. Jaynes..  Induction of new members, by current members, will be in mid April.  Applications are available on a google form at https://docs.google.com/a/cmsd12.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3oRCtvVb8EMIN95rn6TIJpw8WtJ3HvqjhEHvobzQ089oHNQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

Creek Club

This  environmental science club, part of Colorado River Watch Network, has been learning how to monitor Cheyenne Creek, which flows toward the east, on 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.

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 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 open each fall by application to seventh and eighth graders from Cheyenne Mountain Jr. High. Students meet twice a month on alternate Tuesdays after school to do creek water testing, flow tests, water quality testing, and study the habitat.    

Many members of the club and our teacher, Mr. Eick, take part in an intensive training retreat the last weekend of September.

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 club. Contact Mr. Eick in Room 202 for details.