After School Activities

The BEST way to stay updated to these many clubs and activities is to frequently visit the CMS Daily Announcements Page.

Animals and Planet

Time: Every other Wednesday 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn Computer Lab
Faculty Advisor: Barbara Peskin and Kara Tranghese

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 we some of our projects included Animal of the Week flat screen info pages, a  Shelter Information and Fundraiser for Buddy Dog Humane Society and Medfield Animal Shelter, raising awareness about marine life and learning through visits from a vet, and a Skype session with the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee.

Sign-up is not required. All are welcome.

 

Art Club

Time: Wednesdays beginning March 4, 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 traditionally spend part of our sessions working on group-oriented puppets and headdresses for the Musketaquid Earth Day parade in April. Art Club starts in spring, 2020. Eight Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:30. Announcements will be made and sign up sheets will be posted in February.

 

Chef’s Club

Time: Four Thursdays a trimester, 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 afternoons and is limited to 20 students. All are welcome. Sign-up IS required. Sign up sheets will be posted near the offices at both Sanborn and Peabody. Students are randomly chosen from all three grades. (10 from Sanborn and 10 from Peabody)

CMS Honors Choir

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Faculty Advisor: Mr. Rivenburgh

The CMS Honors Choir is an after school singing group. An audition is required to join. The Honors Choir performs at all CMS Chorus concerts along with some field trips and competitions. More information can be found at mrriv.weebly.com

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, students may just show up. First meeting is Wednesday, September 26th

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. Students who are interested may just show up to the first or any meeting.

Dungeons & Dragons

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

Students get together and create different worlds together, going on adventures and developing characters.

Club meets Mondays, 2:30-4:30; To join students can either email at spozmanter@concordps.org or just show up to meetings.

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. (Capacity of 12 students.) 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)

Green Team

Time: Thursdays from 2:30-3:40 (every other week)
Location: Room 109 at Sanborn
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. This year a primary focus will be on the development of an outdoor classroom at both buildings. All are welcome. No sign up required, students may simply show up. Club meets Thursdays from 2:30-3:40 (every other week)

Homework Club

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

Homework Club is a Guidance Department recommended club for students to work on homework assignments and complete classwork. Students must be recommended by their counselor, commit to specific days, use time effectively, and maintain a positive attendance record. Parents who are interested should contact their student’s guidance staff.

Interscholastic Athletics

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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. CMS Sports website: https://cms.concordps.org/overview/

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 and Co-ed Flag Football.

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

Spring intramurals are Tennis and Softball.

Jazz Bands

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The Jazz Ensembles at Concord Middle School are co-curricular groups made up of a limited, sometimes auditioned, set of students who are interested in performing jazz (and related styles) and improvising. Our Jazz Ensembles perform several times throughout the school year, including the MAJE Junior Festival each spring for Jazz “A.” Jazz “A” (Advanced): Tuesdays, 1:30PM-3:00PM / Jazz “B” (Exploratory): Wednesdays, 2:30PM-3:30PM. Please email phalpainy@concordps.org for more information

Lego Robotics

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

The Lego Robotics Teams get to:

-Research challenges facing today’s scientists

-Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology

-Apply real-world math and science concepts

-Learn critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills

-Participate in tournaments and celebrations.

-Understand and practice Gracious Professionalism®

All are welcome. Sign-up not required.

There is open enrollment. However, for the final competition, each of our teams are limited to only 10 members each. This year we will have 4 teams.

LGBTQ+ and Allies

Time: Most Wednesdays after school until 3:30pm
Location: TBD
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Regis

The LGBTQ+ club is a place where students can gather to discuss issues related to the LGBTQ+ community. It is a fun and safe space to build community within the group and in the larger CMS school. Students only need to show up! It is a drop in club! All are welcome.

Makerspace Club

Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Faculty Advisor: Library Staff

Explore the world of Making! Students will use a variety of tools and materials including 3D pens, cardboard, recyclables and art supplies to make useful as well as fanciful objects such as lapdesks, lamps, furniture and table games. Students can join by emailing any of the library / Maker Space staff or by showing up for any club meeting.

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: Most Thursdays 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn 207
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Callahan

This is a competitive math team that meets Thursdays after school for grades 6-8. The team is apart of the IMLEM 72 school math league and is in a cluster with 3 other surrounding schools. Students travel as a team to these competitions which take place between September and April. When the team is not competing, students are practicing math challenges together to prepare for the next competition. Regular attendance is encouraged in order to compete, but can take hiatuses for sports! Meetings are most Thursdays after school. To join please email kcallahan@concordps.org or attend the third Thursday after school session.

Media Audio Visual Club

Time: Meetings are Thursdays 2:30-3:30 beginning September 27th
Location: Sanborn Room 119
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Rivenburgh

The Media AV Club teaches students to use technology to share ideas and stories with their peers. We create slides and videos for the CMS TV monitors, organized seasonal photo booths, provided sound effects for the musicals, and make trips to CCHS to learn about Television recording. All are welcome, just come to a meeting! Google classroom code will be posted on the CMS Monitors. No Sign up required, students may just show up!

Meetings are Thursdays 2:30-3:30 beginning September 27th

Minecraft

Time: Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:40
Location: Sanborn
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Moran

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, mini-games, and design challenges. The club will meet every other week in the Sanborn computer lab. All are welcome, but the number of participants for each session will be no more than 20. Students: Use this code to sign up on Google Classroom: 6x4hxt. Depending on overall enrollment, there might be a sign-up for each session on the website. Maximum capacity is 20 students.

Model United Nations

Time: Wednesdays 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn room 203-204
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 Wednesday, from the end of September through the beginning of March. To join, students can show up on the first day to find out about the club and sign into our Google Classroom.

 

Musical (Spring)

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

Audition for and perform in the musical in the spring. All are welcome. Sign-up is required. Auditions will take place on December 4 and 6, 2017.

Pokemon Club

Time: Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:40
Location: Sanborn
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Moran

RISE Club

Time: Every other Wednesday 2:30-3:30.
Location: Sanborn, Ms. Oelkers' classroom mod
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Oelkers and Ms. Jemison

The RISE (Race, Identity, Society, Empowerment) club is a club open to all students interested in discussions about race and equity in our school community and the larger world. Students may simply show up any every other Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 to participate.

Rubiks Cube Club

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

Those who are beginners, expects, or anywhere in between are welcome at Rubik’s Cube Club! You will learn how to solve the cube, practice and share tips to increase speed, create mosaics, and participate in solo and team competitions. Students may join by simply coming to any meeting!

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.

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

Students will play music that we choose together and that suits the ability of the players after school in small group(s). The club will travel to play for the elementary schools in June. Other performance opportunities might be available, including performance at the May 29th orchestra concert at Sanborn.

Monday after school at Sanborn; to sign up, please email Anna Anderson at aanderson@concordps.org

Student Council

Time: 2:40 - 3:40
Location: Sanborn Library
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Anderson, Ms. Magee

The CMS Student Council is a group that is led by students with supervision and advice from the advisors and administration.  The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects.  In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and the greater community, the student council is the voice of the student body. Student council participants share ideas, interests and concerns with the school wide community. Student Council is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who is interested in leadership, event planning, and becoming more involved with CMS. Interested students are encouraged to participate in as many meetings as they are able to attend

 

Tenacity Club

Time: Every other Wednesday starting in Nov. 2:30-4:30, every other week.
Location: Sanborn, Ms. Oelkers' classroom mod
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Oelkers and Ms. Harmon

This is an academic enrichment club open to all 7th and 8th grade students who identify as African-American and/or Latinx. We prepare to compete in the state-wide tenacity challenge that takes place in Bedford in the spring. We prepare a literature project and a leadership project. We also prepare for a math quiz bowl. This club meets every other Wednesday starting in Nov. 2:30-4:30, every other week. To join, please email Ms. Oelkers or Ms. Harmon.

Wind Ensemble

Time: Mondays, 2:30-4:30 (full schedule at concordbands.org)
Location: Sanborn band room
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Noce

The Wind Ensemble at Concord Middle School is a co-curricular group made up of a limited, sometimes auditioned, set of students who are seeking a more rigorous Concert Band experience. Our Wind Ensemble performs several times throughout the school year, including the MICCA Concert Festival each spring. To join, please email Mr. Noce: cnoce@concordps.org

Yearbook

Time: M,Th. 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn Rm 105
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: November 2019

Yoga Club

Time: Monday late fall 2018
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Faculty Advisor: Ms. Bigay

Yoga club is for beginners or those who have practiced yoga before. Learn poses, relaxation, and some mindfulness. All you need is a mat, a water bottle, and a desire to stretch your body and your mind. Club will start meeting late fall 2018 on Mondays.