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 contact Mr. Ramirez or Mr. Smith or Matthew.

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 Mr. Handysides 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