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Game Club

Montezuma-Cortez Middle School’s Game Club provides a space for students to enjoy their passions and share experiences with their friends. This is not an academic club per se, but has the potential to grow into a competitive extracurricular if students so choose (for example, taking part in gaming championships, competing in chess tournaments, etc.).  There is no required attendance to be a part of game club and all sorts of games are welcome: board games, table-top games, video games, card games, etc.

MCMS Game Club
MCMS Game Board

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Knowledge Bowl

Montezuma-Cortez Middle School’s Knowledge Bowl provides a showcase for academic and everyday questions involving language arts, social studies, math, science, and current events. This year, we will be building our team up and preparing to participate against schools in our district and local region. There is a team for 6th grade as well as a team for 7/8th grade. Teams are made up of four students who all try to solve questions in both written and spoken answers. Alternates are also needed and can take part in meets, being substituted in if a member of the team is absent or ill. 

MCMS Knowledge Bowl activity
MCMS Knowledge Bowl photo

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MSTFP Fast Facts!

  • Mr. Matt Bristol is the MSTFP AmeriCorp garden master at MCMS.
  • Harvested over 1200 pounds of food in the fall. 
  • 90% of harvested food was donated to our local food bank. 
  • 10% of harvested food was cooked, prepared and consumed by science agriculture students. 
  • Vegetable harvest included potatoes, onions, carrots, peppers, kale, Brussels sprouts and baby bachoi. 
  • Fruit harvest included plums and peaches.
  • Over 300 pumpkins were picked and 30 were carved!
School to Farm Program
School to Farm Program

Joe Magie

6B Science Teacher/ Science Department Chair


Destination Imagination, or "DI", engages students in project-based challenges to develop creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills. Students work on a team of up to 7 in preparation for the regional tournament in March. Students participate in a main challenge, which they prepare for months in advance, as well as an instant challenge, which is presented to students on the spot. DI pulls in skills and knowledge from different disciplines, and students can work on challenges that focus on fine arts, science, technology, engineering, and more. I

n recent years, several teams from the middle school have qualified and participated in the state tournament in Denver. One team that began at the middle school competed in the global tournament when they were in high school! Due to the nature of DI, students are unable to join midyear.

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MCMS Yearbook

Yearbook Club helps promote, design, and create our school yearbook. The club helps develop and strengthen your skills in writing, design, and photography.

  • Yearbook club meets Mondays after school in the library until 5:15. All are welcome to join!
  • Yearbooks can be preordered in the front office for $18.

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Story Samurai is a new club to develop students' storytelling skills. This is sponsored by MCHS Drama and in partnership with the Narrative Ninjas program We believe all students have a story to tell, whether that takes the form of a novel, a play, a poem, a song, or something new and unique! Story Samurai will begin meeting Friday mornings from 7:40-8:40 in the library, starting on January 17.

Pick up more information in the library.


450 West 2nd Street 
Cortez, Colorado  81321
(970) 565-7824

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