After School Activities

Animals & Planet

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

Animals and Planet 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 we planned the CMS Pet Palooza that raised funds for the Grassroots Wildlife Foundation, Buddy Dog and NEADs our club website at

Art Club

Time: 6 Mondays in the Fall and 6 Mondays in the Spring
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Shea

Participants in the 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 emphasize individual/dual projects in the Fall and group-oriented puppets and headdresses for the Musketaquid Earth Day parade in the Spring.

Band Group Lessons

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Noce and Mr. Halpainy

Description: Sharpen band students skills in preparation for band performances.

Chef’s Club

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

An after school cooking class that four times each trimester in which students will prepare American and International cuisine. The club will run until 4:30 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon and is limited to 20 students.Students may sign up for one session.

Coats for Kids

Location: Peabody and Sanborn
Faculty Advisor: Ms.McDermott

Description: Join us in planning and organizing our annual Anton’s Cleaners Coats for Kids coat drive. Helpstrategize 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!!


Creative Writing

Time: Mondays 2:30-4:30
Location: Sanborn
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Pfaffenbach

Dungeons & Dragons

Time: Wednesdays 2:30-4:30
Location: Sanborn Room 103
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Egan

Fashion Club

Location: Sanborn
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 machineswill be used by students to learn basic sewing techniques. We will make jewelry, recycle old jeans into purses/backpacks and use sewing machines to create fashion pillows.


Future Cities

Location: Sanborn
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Shattuck

Analyze many of the challenges engineers face as they manage the change of a growing city using the SimCity software. Interested members of this club will participate in interscholastic competitions at differenttimes during the year.

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 through the year, ending in early May. For more information, visit or contact Ms. Beattie at

Green Team

Time: 2 Wednesdays per month
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Moran

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.

Homework Help

Time: M, W, Thurs. 2:30-4:30
Location: Peabody and Sanborn Library
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Murphy-Baker, Mr. Crowley

Students who are recommended by their teachers and parents complete homework at each building
with a CMS tutor.

Interscholastic Athletics

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 in interscholastic sports. Only seventh and
eighth grade students are eligible for interscholastic sports with the exception of Cross Country.

Intramural Sports

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. Intramural sports take place twotimes each week.

Jazz Ensembles

Time: Tuesdays 1:30-3:30
Location: Sanborn Band Room
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Halpainy and Mr. Noce

The Concord Middle School Jazz Ensembles consist of both an open (limited space for rhythm section musicians, however) and an auditioned honors ensemble for students (primarily saxophones, trumpets, trombones and percussion) wishing to perform in the jazz idiom within a traditional big band setting.  The ensembles are also open to any student at CMS that plays a rhythm section instrument (guitar, bass, etc.), however the number is limited. The ensembles will perform at school concerts as well as local contests and festivals (MAJE, etc.).  Please note that there are no late buses on Tuesday afternoon rehearsals.  Students must arrange for a ride home.


Lego Robotics

Time: Thursday and Friday 2:30 - 4:30 Sept.-Dec.
Location: Sanborn Room 110
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Moss

Description: This is an after school science/technology/engineering enrichment program in Robotics.
This club will run in conjunction with the CCHS Robotics Program and the Concord-Carlisle STEM Academy. CCHS
students involved in the Robotics program will serve as mentors and technical resources for the group. This
program will use LEGO Mind Storm equipment and the team will actively participate in the FIRST LEGO League
competition. Participants will also be invited to attend the FIRST Robotics competitions in the spring.

Magic the Gathering!

Time: Mondays from 2:30-3:30
Location: Room 102, Sanborn
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Mackenzie

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. If interested, come to the first club meeting on Monday December 5, from 2:30-3:30 in room 102, Sanborn.

Math Counts

Time: 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.

Math Team

Time: Thursdays 2:30-4:30
Location: Sanborn Room 101
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Baker

Participate in interscholastic problem-solving contests together throughout the school year.

Media Audio Visual Club

Time: Every other Thursday, from 2:30-3:30
Location: Sanborn’s Room 102
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Rivenburgh and Ms. Mackenzie

Media AV Club “Is a wrap” for this year will not meet for the rest of May or June. Thanks to all who participated this year, and we hope to see you and new members in the fall!

Model United Nations

Time: Thursdays 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn Room 204
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Robbins and Mr. Murphy

Participate in a club at the Concord Middle School which is open to students of all academic levels
at all three grade levels. The students learn about the United Nations, its purpose and its functions. The students
research and debate current world issues and use diplomacy and negotiation to resolve these global issues. The
club meets after school every two weeks and then attends the Bentley College Model UN conference in 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.

National Spanish/French Exams

Faculty Advisor: Ms. Sawicki, Ms. Sira and Ms Rodriguez-Digon

Students in eighth grade volunteer to work from December until March once each week from 7:30
-8:00 a.m. preparing for national exams in March. Teachers expect students to complete work at home as well.


Time: Mondays 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn FACS
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Cunningham


Location: Sanborn
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Roosenburg

Learn a variety of skills and ways to manipulate clay in order to develop individual pottery projects.

Rubiks Cube

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

Practice to master the Rubiks Cube, and compete against others doing the same!

Science Olympiad

Location: Sanborn
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Moss

Apply scientific understanding in competition against other schools.

Stage Band and Wind Ensemble

Time: Tuesdays 1:15-3:00
Location: Sanborn Band
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Noce and Mr. Halpainy

Students audition for and perform music in school concerts. The Stage Band will play music in a variety of styles.

Depending on Interest, additional ensembles may be offered to students.  These groups may be chamber ensembles or advanced concert bands

String Chamber Music

Time: Mondays
Location: Sanborn
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Anderson

Small (chamber) group for middle school string and piano players who have a solid grasp of skills on their instrument and would like to further develop their musicianship skills in a different setting. Students go on the elementary school tour at the end of the school year.

Student Leaders

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

Serve as a school leader, represent classmates, and advocate for improvements in the school.

Year book

Time: M,Th. 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn Rm 206
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Scalzi

Capture the year’s events in a yearbook. Serve as editor, writer, graphic designer or photographer.