Student Clubs

CMS Clubs

CMS Student Clubs Student Clubs

Jr. Optimist Club

The Junior Optimist Club is a service club where students are taught and encouraged to implement skills in their communities. As an extension of the Optimist Club of the City of Coronado students serve their school, their city and also the greater San Diego region. One of the most important annual events the club sponsors is Pasta for Pennies. For more information on this program please click here.  Meet Mondays at 3:10 pm in room 210. Contact Mrs. Landry for more information:

Book Club

CMS offers an opportunity for students to extend their love of reading by joining this after school club that meets regularly each month to read and discuss their latest chosen novel.  The reading club continues to build literacy skills by actively participating in reading and dialoguing with members of the club about essential literary concepts including plot development, character analysis, and the various genres associated with reading and literacy. Meet Tuesdays at lunch in room 203. Contact Mrs. Byington at for more information.

Chess Club

Chess Club meets on Tuesday after school in Granzer Hall. The club is under the supervision and instruction of an adult expert chess player. There is a small weekly fee to participate.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies fosters one to one friendships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students with IDD are often isolated and left out of social activities. Best Buddies helps to create an inclusive school climate for students early on in their educational development. Contact Ms. Katie Leontieff for more information at

Team Safe

Team SAFE meets once a month at lunch time. It is an on-campus enrichment club designed to build strong leaders in the community who pledge to make choices that are consistent with having good character and living a healthy, socially responsible lifestyle. Team SAFE consists of more than 60 members who meet more than a dozen times throughout the school year. TEAM SAFE participates in numerous community services activities, Coronado Recreation Department events, as well as volunteer, peer mentoring and leadership opportunities. Please contact 619 - 522-6884 for more information.

Meeting topics include:  Develop a positive self-image, Live a healthy lifestyle, Make responsible decisions, Understand media influences, Increase positive coping skills, Improve assertiveness, communication and conflict resolution skills

Monthly activities include beach cleanups, beautification projects, clothes drives, food drives, the Easter Egg-Stravaganza, the Holiday Parade, and the Halloween Carnival. 

Surf Club

The Surf Club is organized by parents and community members interested in promoting one of Southern California’s best-known sports. Often the club competes in local surf competitions. It meets independent of CMS both before and after school with all levels of surfers are encouraged to attend. Contact coach Stan Searfus - 510-326-7404

Robotics Club

CMS has partnered with PTO to provide an after-school Robotics Club for the for the past two years.  This voluntary, after-school club program has able to happen due to our incredible parent volunteers who are giving of their time in order to make after school programs occur for our students outside of the school day.  We are currently looking for a new team coach for the 16-17 school year.  Please contact the CMS principal, Karin Mellina, at if you're interested in working with super robotics team students. The structure of the program could allow for three groups of ten students to work together to build their own robot and learn to program.

 Here are some essential points about the program:

  • There may be three groups of ten students. Each group of ten will attend a different session. Two sessions will be in the first semester and one session will be in the second. Each session will be an approximate six weeks in length.
  • The club is intended for all grades. Incoming 8th graders that were a part of last year’s team and 7th graders are welcome to attend in a mentor capacity.
  • Team practices will take place after school on Wednesday’s from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Team members are also expected to maintain acceptable academics and citizenship in their classrooms in order to participate in the program