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 Tuesday 2:30-3:40
Location: Peabody Room 223
Faculty Advisor: Barbara Peskin & Elizabeth Stockwood

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. Sign-up is not required. All are welcome.

Meets every other Tuesday at Peabody until 3:40pm 

Art Club

Time: Every Thursday 2:40-3:30
Location: Sanborn Art Room 123
Faculty Advisor: Whitney Brooks

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.

First meeting 10/6 – Meets every Thursday in Sanborn room 123 until 3:30pm

Bike 5 Plus

Time: Mondays until 4.30pm
Location: Sanborn building by the bike racks (outside by the mods)
Faculty Advisor: Hiral Shah & Alex Doig

This is a relaxing, friendly and joyful ride enjoying nature along the beautiful rail trail in Concord. We head out to West Concord, hang out for some games, bikechat, water, and nature observation, then head back to Sanborn on the bike trail. The round trip is about 5 miles. There may be some short excursions right off the bike trail on some days. The last fall ride will be Monday, October 31st. The rides will start again in the spring. (We do have bikes and helmets to loan for students.)

Students are encouraged to sign up using the form below if they are interested:

First meeting: September 19, 2022

Board Game Club

Time: Tuesdays until 4:25
Location: Sanborn MOD 5
Faculty Advisor: Mme Belkadi

Come play your favorite board and strategy games and discover new ones. Students may attend every week or the weeks they choose. All games are provided, but the club does not play any games that require a computer.

Chamber Music Club

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

Chamber Music Club 

Students will play music that we choose together and that suits the ability of the players after school in small group(s). The club meets Mondays after school at Sanborn until 3:30.

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.

Chef’s Club 

Meets four (4) Thursdays in October (Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27) until 4:30pm in Sanborn FACS room. 




Coats for Kids

Time: Tuesdays until 3:30 - Meeting weekly until Mid January
Location: Sanborn FACS Room
Faculty Advisor: Maria McDermott

Join us in planning and organizing our annual Anton’s Cleaners Coats for Kids & Families coat drive. Help strategize ways to encourage participation by both the CMS community and the Concord & Boston communities at large. Be a part of making this our most successful collection yet!!

Cross Cultural Club

Time: Every Thursday until 3:30pm
Location: Sanborn Room 103
Faculty Advisor: Joe Meyer

Cross-Cultural Club will be a place to celebrate who we are! CCC will act as a safe, supportive, and affirming space that welcomes students of ALL cultures and ethnicities as we share and exchange aspects of our own culture and traditions—while also exploring cultures around the world! In short, come celebrate and share your culture, become worldly, and stretch the CMS community to becoming more culturally aware!


Doodle Club

Time: Every other Tuesday 2:40-3:40pm
Location: Sanborn library
Faculty Advisor: Mary Anderson

Are you a doodler? Do you like to draw? While taking notes or doing homework . . . do you draw pictures or shapes or designs or characters or letters or other little “thingies”? Does doodling help you relax? This year-round, drop-in CMS club will celebrate, promote, and share the art and zen of doodling. Come doodle freely! All doodlers welcome! Come to just sit and draw, doodle, socialize (or not!), and relax! Some supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring your own favorite markers, pencils, paper, etc.


Meets every other Tuesday until 3:40 in the Sanborn Library.

Fashion Club

Time: 4 Tuesdays. Ends at 4:30
Location: Sanborn FACS Room
Faculty Advisor: Maria McDermott

Students will learn the basic differences between natural & synthetic fibers/fabrics. Sewing machines will be used by students to learn basic sewing techniques. Students will practice basic sewing by making various fashion pillows. They will recycle old jeans into purses and bags. Other fashion items such as Tie Dyed t-shirts, jewelry and headbands etc. will also be created.

First meeting: April 2023

Flag Football

Time: Mondays (6th) 2:40- 4:30 & Tuesdays (7th & 8th) 2:40- 4:30
Location: Field behind the science wings (where 7th Graders are in the AM)
Faculty Advisor: Rakesh Bhol & Christopher Skinner

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.

Flag football will be a group activity where kids can interact with peers and enjoy the fresh air.

6th Graders will meet MONDAYS

7th/8th Graders will meet TUESDAYS

First meeting: Monday, September 12

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

Time: Every other Monday 2:45-3:30
Location: Sanborn Room 204
Faculty Advisor: Hannah Vincent

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance 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.

Honors Choir

Time: 2:30 - 3:40 Tuesdays
Location: Sanborn Auditorium 
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Rivenburgh

Honors Choir 

The CMS Honors Choir is an after school singing group. An audition is required to join, and it is a full-year commitment. The Honors Choir performs at all CMS Chorus concerts along with some field trips and competitions. More information can be found at MR. RIV’S MUSIC CLASSES

Meets every Tuesday until 3:40pm in the Sanborn auditorium. 





Interscholastic Athletics

Time: TBD
Location: TBD
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 Interscholastic Athletics

Intramural Basketball

Time: Mondays 2:45 -4pm & Tuesdays 2:45 -4pm
Location: Peabody Gym
Faculty Advisor: Rakesh Bhol

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.

6th Graders will meet MONDAYS

7th/8th Grader will meet TUESDAYS

First Meeting: November 7th

Intramural Field Hockey

Time: Mondays and Thursdays until 4:30
Location: Sanborn 108
Faculty Advisor: Sharon Staggers-Moss

*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.*

Mondays and Thursdays until 4:30


Jam Session Club

Time: Every Monday, ending at 3:30 (two sessions, fall and spring)
Location: Sanborn Auditorium
Faculty Advisor: Daniel Rivenburgh

Jam Session club is a place for student musicians to create music on modern rock instruments. Some school instruments are available for use (1 Drum Set, 1 Electric Guitar, 1 Bass Guitar). Students are welcome to bring additional instruments and amplifiers. All band and orchestra instruments are also welcome! Email Mr Rivenburgh if you have any questions.

Jazz Band

Time: Thursdays until 4:30
Location: Sanborn Band Room
Faculty Advisor: Paul Halpainy & Jacob Eisenman

Jazz Band at Concord Middle School is an advanced co-curricular group made up of a dedicated set of students who are interested in performing jazz (and related styles) and improvising. Our Jazz Band performs several times throughout the school year, including the MAJE Junior Festival each spring: Thurdays, until 3:30PM or 4:30PM (based on a rotating sectional schedule). Please email for more information.

Lego Robotics

Time: Tuesdays and Fridays 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.

Marvel Club

Time: Every other Tuesday, ends at 3:40
Location: Sanborn Library
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Anderson

The CMS Marvel Club is dedicated to the love of Marvel comics and movies.  The club is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who has an interest in Marvel comics, shows, or movies.  We’ll talk about Marvel movies, watch and analyze movie clips and trailers, read comics, play Marvel-themed games, quiz each other on all things Marvel, discuss our favorite characters, and much more!   Bring your ideas!

First meeting is September 20th


Time: Thursdays 2:40 - 3:30
Location: Sanborn RM 122
Faculty Advisor: Greg Connnor

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.

Media AV Club

Time: Every other Thursday 2:40-3:30
Location: Sanborn Auditorium 
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Rivenburgh

The Media AV Club teaches students to use technology to share ideas and stories with their peers. In this club you will learn how to use video cameras and create videos about school activities. You will also get a chance to fly a video drone. We also learn about microphones and audio equipment. No Sign up required, students may just show up!

Mindfulness and Journaling Club

Time: Fridays from 2:40 until 3:40
Location: Sanborn 201B
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Murphy

Attention CMS Students! Do you like expressing yourself through reading and writing? Are you interested in doing so while developing your mental faculties? If so, you may be well suited for a club called Mindfulness and Journaling, taught by Mr. Murphy. Alongside listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities, students will create journals to track and develop their skills in mindfulness and self-discovery.

This unique course will meet weekly at Sanborn Middle School, in room 201b, as well as online via Google Classroom. In order to participate, students should complete this Google Form by Wednesday, 01/04/23 to express their interest.


*First meeting – January 6, 2023

Panther New Student Ambassador Club  

Time: Mondays until 3:30
Location: Room 110 Sanborn
Faculty Advisor: Anna Spitulnik

This club will brainstorm and implement plans and activities to help students support students who are new to our school community. We will come up with ways to make these students feel welcome and included at CMS.


Time: Every other Monday, ending at 3:30pm.
Location: Sanborn, Room 103
Faculty Advisor: Joe Meyer & Christopher Skinner

Welcome to RISE (Race. Identity. Society. Empowerment), a club where all CMS students are welcome to come to share experiences, work as equals, and actively push the cultural competency and awareness of CMS forward! RISE is a safe space where we will honor the experiences of all as we reflect, listen, and embrace the identities of one another. We welcome anyone and everyone who is interested in being a positive culturally competent agent of change. No sign up is required, and you can drop in regularly or from time to time free of commitment. RISE will meet every other Monday starting September 19th from 2:45-3:30 in Room 103.

Science Olympiad

Time: Monday and Thursday afterschool until 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.

Meetings are held on Monday and Thursday afterschool until 4:30

First meeting: ‘Thursday, October 27

Student Council

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

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

Ultimate Frisbee

Time: Mondays and Thursdays until 4:40
Location: Field on side of building near Sanborn
Faculty Advisor: Thomas McKnight

Looking for a new sport to try out? Looking for a place to test your frisbee skills? Come check out the Ultimate Frisbee club! Students do not need to try out for intramural sports. Students will compete against their classmates in a less competitive environment than interscholastic sports. All students are welcome!

Meets Mondays and Thursdays until 4:40

Wind Ensemble

Time: Wednesdays until 3 (full schedule at
Location: Sanborn Band Room
Faculty Advisor: Anna Anderson

The Wind Ensemble at Concord Middle School is an advanced, 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. Meets every Wednesday in the Sanborn band room until 3:00pm. Note: There is no late bus on Wednesdays.

Women in Leadership Club

Time: Every other Thursday until 3:30
Location: Sanborn - Room 125
Faculty Advisor: Michelle Cavalieri

The Women in Leadership Club discusses women’s issues and influential women, while empowering and encouraging girls at CMS to be leaders in their community. The club invites ALL 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to join! We meet every other Thursday in Ms. Cavalieri’s room (room 125) at Sanborn from 2:45 until 3:30.


Time: Mondays 2:40-3:30
Location: Sanborn Rm 105
Faculty Advisor: Meaghan Kacavich

Yearbook Club 

Yearbook Club will begin on Thursday, Dec. 1st. We will meet from 2:45-3:30 in S105 (Ms. Scalzi’s room). The first meeting will be an introduction to the roles of the Yearbook Committee, as well as an open forum for content ideas. This is an extended club, which will run during Spring trimester, as well. Weekly attendance is encouraged but is not mandatory. Students are invited to come after school to meet, get information, and share suggestions for this year’s CMS yearbook.