After School Activities

Animals & Planet

Time: Alternate Wed. 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn Computer Lab
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Peskin

Animals and Planet Club is part of the Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots network. We sponsor projects that make a positive change happen for animals, the environment and our communities. Club members choose and plan the projects each year. Last year some of our projects were Panda Nation and the Silent Auction and helped our community support shelters and organizations like Mustang Makeover, Buddy Dog, Phinney’s Friends, World Wildlife Fund, Greyhound rescue and more. All are welcome. Sign-up is not required.

First meeting is Wednesday, September 20.

Art Club

Time: Wednesdays beginning March 14, 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn Art Room # 126
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Shea

Participants in CMS Art Club have the opportunity to augment Art curriculum content, experiment with new media, work together on group projects, and integrate their work within the Concord community. Art Club is open to any CMS student who is interested in pursuing group or independent visual projects. It’s a cross-section of student artists from both buildings, and we spend part of our sessions working on group-oriented puppets and headdresses for the Musketaquid Earth Day parade in April.

Sign up is in late February, Sanborn and Peabody office bulletin boards.  Club capacity: 16 students.

8 Wednesdays beginning March 14, 2:30-3:40

 

Chef’s Club

Time: Thursdays 2:30-4:30
Location: Sanborn FACS room
Faculty Advisor: Ms. McDermott

Chef’s Club is an after school cooking class that meets four times each trimester. Students from all three grades work together in groups to prepare various recipes while learning food preparation techniques. The club will run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon and is limited to 20 students. All are welcome. Sign-up is required.

Sign up sheets are posted near the offices at both Sanborn and Peabody. Students are randomly chosen from all three grades. (10 from Sanborn and 10 from Peabody)

Capacity: 20

Coats for Kids

Time: Wednesdays 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn FACS room
Faculty Advisor: Ms. McDermott

Join us in planning and organizing our annual Anton’s Cleaners Coats for Kids coat drive. Help strategize ways to encourage participation by both the CMS community and the Concord community at large. Be a part of making this our most successful collection yet!  All are welcome. Sign-up not required.

First meeting is Wednesday, September 13th.

Creative Writing

Time: Mondays 2:30-3:30
Location: Sanborn Room 104
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Pfaffenbach

The Creative Writing Club provides students a safe place to create and share their creative writing. We begin by writing stories or working on existing work. We then refine our writing through exercises geared toward developing our understanding of characterization, conflict, plot, and setting.  All are Welcome. No sign up required.

Starting Monday September 25, runs 2:30 – 3:30.

Dungeons & Dragons

Time: Mondays 2:30-4:30
Location: Sanborn Room 102
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Pozmanter

Students may come play Dungeons & Dragons. Games will be student-led.  All are welcome. No sign up required. .

Club will start on Monday, September 25 in Sanborn room 102.

Fashion Club

Time: Thursdays 2:30 - 4:30
Location: Sanborn FACS room
Faculty Advisor: Ms. McDermott

Students will examine the basic elements of clothing design including line, texture and pattern. They will learn the basic differences between natural & synthetic fibers/fabrics. Sewing machines will be used by students to learn basic sewing techniques. We will make jewelry, recycle old jeans into purses/backpacks, create tie-dyed T-shirts, and use sewing machines to create fashion pillows.

Sign up is required. Sign-up sheets will be placed near the Sanborn and Peabody offices. Students will be randomly chosen from all grade levels. (6 from Sanborn, 6 from Peabody)

Capacity: 12

Girls Who Code

Time: Mondays, 2:30 - 4:30
Location: Sanborn Room 208
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Beattie

Girls Who Code is a nationally represented organization created to increase participation of women in technical fields. In the CMS club, girls work together to learn coding and will use their skills to develop a computer science impact project to help the community. The CMS club meets Mondays 2:30 – 4:30 every week beginning October 15 and ending in early May. For more information, visit https://girlswhocode.com or contact Ms. Beattie at lbeattie@concordps.org.

Sign up at the first session on Monday, October 23.

Green Team

Time: 2 Thursdays per month
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Faculty Advisor: Ms. Liu, Ms. Fernandez-Davila

The Green Team gives students a place to channel their energy and enthusiasm toward acting on environmental issues that interest them. Initiatives may be large or small, and can take form as school events and projects, fundraisers, community projects, or awareness activities.  All are welcome. No sign up required.

Start date is Thursday, September 28.

Homework Help

Time: M, W, Thurs. 2:30-3:30
Location: Peabody and Sanborn Library
Faculty Advisor: (P) Ms. Murphy-Baker, Ms. Peebles (S) Mr. Murphy, Ms. Caro

Students who are recommended by their teachers can complete their homework with a CMS tutor.  Students meet in the library of their respective buildings.

Interscholastic Athletics

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Location:
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Oelkers

Students on interscholastic teams are selected during tryouts that precede the season. Students that make the team practice four times each week and compete against other schools. All
students must have a current physical on file in order to participate and sign up is necessary.  Sign-up sheets will be posted on the bulletin boards in each main office before the start of each season. Only seventh and eighth grade students are eligible for interscholastic sports with the exception of Cross Country.

Intramural Field Hockey

Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30-4:30
Location: Sanborn
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Cadigan

Intramural Field Hockey is open to all student who want to play. Students need to bring googles, mouthguard and shin guards. There is a wide variety of experience and skill levels who join us so there is room for all! We learn by playing, so a prior knowledge of rules and procedures isn’t necessary. Students are busy with many activities so they do not have to commit to every meeting. Join us whenever you can and bring a CMS friend! Sign-up not required.

It starts Wednesday, September 13 from 2:30 to 4:30 and meets on the baseball field at Sanborn. Some days may need to be adjusted as the season goes on.

Intramural Flag Football

Time: 2:30 - 4:30 Wednesdays for grade 6 / Fridays for grades 7 and 8
Location: Sanborn side field behind science classrooms
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Crowley

Flag football is open to all student who want to play. There is a wide variety of experience and skill levels who join us so there is room for all! We learn by playing, so a prior knowledge of rules and procedures isn’t necessary. Students are busy with many activities so they do not have to commit to every meeting. Join us whenever you can and bring a CMS friend!  Sign-up not required.

Flag football meets on Wednesday, September 13 for sixth graders and meets on Friday, September 15 for 7/8th graders.  Location is the side field that is behind the science rooms at Sanborn and runs 2:30 to 4:30. Some days may need to be adjusted as the season goes on.

Intramural Sports

Time: 2:30 - 4:30
Location: Peabody / Sanborn
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Oelkers

Students do not need to try out for intramural sports. They compete against their classmates in a less competitive environment than interscholastic sports.  All students are welcome.

Fall intramurals are Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee, Co-ed Field Hockey, Co-ed Flag Football  and Co-ed Floor Hockey (between fall and winter season).

Winter intramurals are girls basketball, boys basketball, Co-ed volleyball, and Co-ed dodgeball.

Spring intramurals are Tennis and Softball.

Intramural Ultimate Frisbee

Time: Thursdays and Fridays 2:30 - 4:30
Location: Sanborn side field
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Crowley

Ultimate is open to all student who want to play. There is a wide variety of experience and skill levels who join us so there is room for all! We learn by playing, so a prior knowledge of rules and procedures isn’t necessary. Students are busy with many activities so they do not have to commit to every meeting. Join us whenever you can and bring a CMS friend! Sign-up not required.

Ultimate starts September 14 and meets on Thursday and Fridays, from 2:30 to 4:30 at Sanborn. Some days may need to be adjusted as the season goes on.

Intramural Volleyball

Time: 2:30 - 4:30
Location: TBD
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Crowley

Volleyball is open to all student who want to play. There is a wide variety of experience and skill levels who join us so there is room for all! This activity meets around the time that students are in their Volleyball unit in gym so they can apply what they learned here. Students are busy with many activities, and so do not have to commit to every meeting. Join us whenever you can and bring a CMS friend!

At this time Volleyball is planned to start around Feb 14 and run until March 23, primarily on Thursdays and Fridays. It will meet twice per week from 2:30 to 4:30 at Sanborn. These days and dates are subject to change.

Lego Robotics

Time: Thursday and Friday 2:30 - 4:30
Location: Sanborn Room 108
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Moss

Guided by Ms. Moss, the Lego Robotics teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field. It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the First Lego League’s Program’s Core Values, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Teams participate in a competition that is usually scheduled around the first weekend of December.  All are welcome. Sign-up not required.

The first meeting will be on Friday September 8th from 2:30 – 3:30. This meeting is informational and allows students to decide whether Lego Robotics is something they want to do.

As we get closer to the competition, students are asked to commit to being a member of the team.  Lego Robotics runs from September until December.

Magic the Gathering!

Time: Thursdays from 2:30-3:30
Location: Sanborn Room 102
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Connor

Do you enjoy strategic games? Well this one is just for you! Come and learn how to play, or come with your own cards, trade and battle other players! Magic is a game of fantasy, were you and your opponents summon creatures which fight your opponent and his or her creatures. Crush your opponent with spells, and mighty creatures provided by the club. Not to be confused with magic tricks. All students are welcome. No Sign up required.

If interested, come to the first club meeting on Thursday, September 28, from 2:30-3:30 in room 102, Sanborn.

Math Counts

Time: Friday 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn Room 101
Faculty Advisor: Aram Boornazian

People who enjoy mathematics prepare for and participate in a regional math tournament solving problems as a team and as individuals. Success can lead to state and national tournaments.  All are welcome.  No sign-up required.  Start date: September 15.

Math Team, Divide and Concord

Time: Thursdays 2:30-3:40
Location: Peabody Room 217
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Helinski

Divide and Concord is a competing math team that has 5 competitions during the year. Students attend Thursday sessions to learn about competition questions and how to further apply their math sense more critically.  Please attend the first session September 28, to give Ms. Helinski contact information. Regularity is encouraged, especially for competing students.  All are welcome.  Sign-up is not required.

Media Audio Visual Club

Time: Every other Thursday, from 2:30-3:30
Location: Sanborn Room 119
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Rivenburgh and Ms. Mackenzie

The Media AV Club teaches students to use technology to share ideas and stories with their peers. Last year the Media Club created slides and videos for the new CMS TV monitors, organized a holiday photo booth, provided sound effects for “Seussical”, and made two trips to CCHS to learn about radio broadcasting and Television recording. All are welcome. Just come to a meeting! Google classroom code will be posted on the CMS Monitors.  No Sign up required.

Every other Thursday, starting October 5.

Minecraft

Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Fernandez-Davila

Minecraft is a club for those interested in group 3D gaming with Minecraft software. There will be several themes throughout the year and many challenges that could include treasure hunts, minigames, and design challenges.  The club will meet every other week in the Sanborn computer lab. The day of the week still needs to be confirmed.  All are welcome. Sign-up not required.

Check CMS announcements for the start date and room number.

Model United Nations

Time: Thursdays 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn Library
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Robbins and Mr. Murphy

Model United Nations is an extra-curricular club at the Concord Middle School which is open to students of all academic levels at all three grade levels. Students learn about the United Nations, its purpose and its functions. The students will research and debate current world issues and use diplomacy and negotiation in an attempt to resolve these global issues. The club meets after school every other week, between October and March. Students then attend the Bentley College Model UN conference in March.

Students can show up on the first day to find out about the club and sign into our Google Classroom. While it is preferable that students attend all MUN meetings it is not mandatory. Students are able to come and go as they are able (especially 7th and 8th graders who have MUN experience). Sign-up not required.

Every other Thursday, from September 28 through the beginning of March.

 

Musical (Spring)

Time: M,W,Thurs., Friday 2:30-4:30
Location: Sanborn Auditorium
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Shancady

Audition for and perform in the musical in the spring. All are welcome. Sign-up is required.

Pokemon

Time: Mondays 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn Room 206
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Funaki

Pokemon club will hold weekly meetings to unite the Pokemon community. We will play games, watch movies and strive to be the very best that no one ever was!  All are welcome.  No sign up required.

 

Rubiks Cube

Time: Mondays 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn Room 101
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Katsaris

Practice to master the Rubik’s Cube and compete against others doing the same! Weekly attendance is not required, but closer to the competition in January, students need to commit.All Beginners and experts welcome! Sign-up not required.

Starting September, 18 and runs until January.

Saturday Science

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Location: Sanborn
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Shattuck

Monthly field trips to attend MIT’s Saturday Science presentations. The trip is open to all CMS students, younger (6+) and older siblings as well as parents. Buses leave from Sanborn at 9AM and return around 1:30. Participants have the opportunity to purchase and enjoy lunch in the student center.  Sign-up is required and students can sign up in the Saturday Science Google Doc.

Field trips usually meet the first Saturday of the month. Check the CMS bulletin for exact dates.

Science Olympiad

Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:30
Location: Sanborn Room 108
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Moss

Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 7,800 teams in all 50 states. The vision of Science Olympiad is to increase K-12 student and teacher participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). CMS students work on the 20 different challenges and compete at the state tournament in March at Assumption College in Worcester.  All are welcome. Sign-up not required.

It will start in the middle of October and the first meeting is informational only, from 2:30 – 3:30.

Meetings are held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 2:30 – 4:30 in room 108 at Sanborn.

String Chamber Music

Time: Mondays, 2:30 - 3:40
Location: Sanborn Orchestra Room
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Anderson

A small group of students rehearsing various pieces of music with Ms. Anderson after school on Mondays. In the past we have traveled to elementary schools and competitions or just performed at the Orchestra concert at the end of the year. This is a year long program.

Starting Monday, October 2.

Student Leaders

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Location: Peabody and Sanborn Llibraries
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Stockwood and Ms. Cotter

For 8th graders only. Serve as a school leader, represent classmates, and advocate for improvements in the school. Generate activities to promote community building and community service.  Sign up to apply for the position is the spring of 7th grade.

Yearbook

Time: M,Th. 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn Rm 205
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Scalzi

For eighth graders only: Capture the year’s events in a yearbook. Serve as editor, writer, graphic designer or photographer. Yearbook takes place on Mondays and Thursdays, and some Wednesdays. Sign-up not required. Start date: Monday, November 6.