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Rifle Middle School

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Join us this semester:

Spring 2020 Course List:

Registration for Spring 2020 (February 3 - April 17) is open!

Courses will continue to be added to this list as they are confirmed.

Beginner Quilting

Come learn the skills needed to begin quilting!

Dates: February 3 - April 13

Day: Monday

Wilderness Survival

What would you do if you got lost in the woods? Come join Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers to find out! Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire, collect water, forage for food, navigate in the wilderness and more. Lots of hands-on lessons, videos, and outdoor exploration make this a great opportunity to have fund with your friends and learn the real world skills you could use in a back county or survival situation.

Students will learn entrepreneurial, philanthropic, collaboration and presentation skills. ​

Grades: 5-8

Dates: February 4 - April 14

Day: Wednesday

Creative Crafts

We will use a variety of materials to make a wide variety of craft projects such as robots, string art, wood burning, painting and many more. Come have some fun!!

Dates: February 3 - April 15

Days: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday

Cooking With Celebs! 

Participants will learn to cook celebrities favorite foods!

Dates: February 3 - April 13

Day: Monday

Club Ninja 

Self Confidence: learn about self, mind set and focus techniques to improve success.Dates: February 5 - April 15

Day: Wednesday 

Art Exploration

We will explore four major branches of art: performing art (dance, theater, and music), literary arts (poetry and drama), visual arts (painting, sculpting, and drawing), and multidisciplinary arts (comic books, sign language, designing, and crafts). We will explore each form in a fun, no judgement environment. Find your voice and express yourself, your love, and your passion with art! Come join the silliness; be entertained and inspired by THE ARTS!

Dates: February 3 - April 14

Days: Monday and Tuesday

Visual Arts & Crafts

Participants will learn different techniques with different medias of art! This includes acrylic and water color paint, drawing with pencils, colored pencils and oil pastels, origami and sculpting with modeling clay.

Dates: February 3 - April 13

Day: Monday

Origami Club

Participants will explore the calming art of origami. Kids will learn different folding techniques as well as how to make a few different animals and objects out of paper! We will be using YouTube and origami books as resources.

Dates: February 4 - April 15

Days: Tuesday or Wednesday

Board Game Club 

Learn how to play challenging board games. Try games that you’ve never been able to play before and compete against your friends and classmates.

Dates: February 3 - April 13

Day: Monday

Coloring and Conversation

Intricate coloring and friendly conversations. Come hang out and be creative!

Dates: February 3 - April 13

Day: Monday

Wood Crafts 

Learn basic measuring, sanding, painting, and finishing skills. We will make small book shelves, book ends, wood flowers, boxes, and whirligig using simple hand tools.

Dates: February 5 - April 15

Day: Wednesday

Minecraft 

Minecraft is an open-ended, creative and immersive game/activity that promotes teamwork, problem solving, and exposes students to collaborative and fun technology. Kids who use Minecraft are able to do things from team based competitions, to designing and building shelters and infrastructure, to art projects, to electrical circuits and automated systems based on computer logic.

Dates: October 7 - December 19

Day: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday

Board Game Creation 

Starting with playing board games to learn more about them and then leading into building a game or games.

Dates: February 3 - April 15

Day: Monday and Wednesday

Watercoloring 

Please come join us as we dive into our creativity. Exploring different ways to watercolor paint and create your own one-of-a-kind art!

Dates: February 3 - April 13

Day: Monday

Painting with Ms. Julia 

Come acrylic paint with Ms. Julia! We will be painting common household items such as terracotta pots, wooden planks, metal, fabric, glass and paper mache using different techniques for each medium!

Dates: February 3 - April 15

Day: Monday or Wednesday

Chess Club 

Chess Club is open to students at any ability level! Never played chess before? We'll teach you the very basics and get you comfortable playing against other beginners. Already know the rules? We'll teach you some basic strategies to help you improve your game. Are you a chess grandmaster? Well then, you'll have to prove it against Mr. Mahowald, who is undefeated against RMS students! Wherever you are in your chess knowledge, or whatever your reason for joining is, we would love to have you in RMS chess club!

Dates: February 5 - April 15

Day: Wednesday

Ocean Inspired Art

This course will incorporate lessons on caring for our oceans and will start with pencil drawing, line, contour, and perspective. We will then progressing into color, ending with paper mache crafts of ocean/plant creatures.

Dates: February 3 - April 13

Day: Monday

Bob Ross Painting

Have you ever heard of Bob Ross? He was a great artist who was very passionate about his artwork. He left an awesome legacy of videos that allow anyone to follow along with his art and become great artists just like him. Come and join Ms. Alondra and we will follow along with his videos to paint a new piece of art each week!

Dates: February 3 - April 13

Day: Monday

Beginner LEGO Fun 

Building with LEGOs beginner skill level beginner projects.

Dates: February 4 - April 15

Day: Tuesday and Wednesday

Urban Hiking

Explore our town on foot! We will be learning: how to be safe pedestrians, street identification, directional navigation, and time management skills. Please plan to wear warm clothes and sturdy walking shoes or boots on Wednesdays.

Dates: February 5 - April 15

Day: Wednesday

Dungeons & Dragons 

This course will use the framework of Dungeons and Dragons to engage participants in collaborative storytelling. Participants will have the opportunity to create characters as they play. Interested participants may also have the opportunity to write stories for their classmates to play through. Tabletop RPGs allow students to build face-to-face communication skills while engaging in exercises of teamwork and creativity.

Dates: February 3 - April 13

Day: Monday

Girls Basketball Skills Clinic

Calling all girls looking to hone your hoop skills! Join Ms. Valencia and Mr. Caro for this skill-building clinic held three days a week. We'll work on the fundamentals and will build skills through activities and games. 

Dates: February 24 - April 15 (note the late start date)

Day: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Access AfterSchool is proud to offer after school enrichment classes for students in

Rifle, Colorado. 

Classes are held at: 

Rifle Middle School

53 Railroad Ave.

Rifle, CO 81650

Classes are open to all middle school aged students.

For questions or class suggestions please email:  Hailey Bird at hailey@accessafterschool.org 

Access AfterSchool provides high-quality enrichment programming to

approximately 1,300 students annually throughout Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle Counties.

Call us:

(970) 281-KIDS (5437)

Mailing Address: 

PO Box 819 Carbondale, CO 81623